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AVWeek 539: Distributed Mergers

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Blessed By The Omnissiah

If you’re feeling vulnerable, perhaps an update on the latest news from the commercial side of the AV industry will help you out. Joining us this week is Director of Commercial Product Marketing for Crestron Lauren Simmen, Vice President of Marketing & Corporate at AtlasIED Gina Sansivero and host of our own AVSocial Dawn Meade.

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DCC Technology, known on the market as Exertis, recently completed their acquisition of Almo Corporation this week. We at AVNation already sat down with Almo’s CEO and Exertis Managing Director to discuss what it means for both companies, and now we turn to our panel to discuss what this deal means for the entirety of the industry. We look at the effects on distributors as well as other manufacturers.

A new zero-day vulnerability in Java has been found by security researchers. Log4j 2 has the potential for attackers to execute unauthenticated remote code. The US Cybersecurty and Infrastructure Security Agency have raised awareness of this vulnerability and security providers are advising organizations to update as soon as possible. How do manufacturers with all kinds of software on their devices encourage the users and dealers to keep their devices up to date to prevent security issues like this? Does lean more towards the carrot or the stick when getting people to update their systems? Looking at vulnerabilities like this and what it means in an interconnected space like Pro AV systems.

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