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AVWeek 538: Flyover Country

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Education, Education, Education

Wait, is this the first time we’ve had someone in the middle of a party? Well, whether you are at your company Decemberween bash or just sitting at home enjoying yourself, we’re here to check out the latest news coming out of the commercial side of the AV industry. Joining us for this week is Global Service Manager for Verrex Charmaine Torruella, Senior Marketing & Channel Manager at NSCA Max Johnson and Jetbuilt CEO Paul Dexter.

AVI-SPL has announced their formal agreement to acquire SKC Communications. SKC has experience in cloud voice services and UC as a service to bring two companies focused on making the hybrid work environment better for employees. AVI-SPL was already a larger company in the world of unified communications solutions, so what does this acquisition bring to the table that they otherwise didn’t have? Looking at what this means for both companies and the hybrid work space moving forward.

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Extron’s ShareLink Pro Systems now has an upgrade available for their new digital signage LinkLicense enhancement. With this, display can now operate both as collaboration presentation systems and digital signage systems with a plethora customizable options. There have been a number of software solutions going down the road of digital signage systems recently. Is the digital signage market robust enough for traditional AV manufacturers to get into the space?

Due to a record vacancy level within the AV industry, recruitment has required a new mindset to get fresh hires into the industry. While they are reporting more roles being filled, there are less candidates lining up for the spot. It’s a question we’ve asked many times throughout the show, but it bears asking again. How do we get more applicants within the AV space? What it takes to get our name out and bring some proverbial fresh blood into the space.

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Tim Albright
Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.