Swing For The Fences
It’s time for the weekly look at the latest news coming out the commercial side of the AV industry, and talk about it with some experts in the field. Experts like Charmaine Torruella, fresh into her new role at QSC as Business Development Manager, Owner of Control Concepts & host of A State of Control Steve Greenblatt and Senior Regional Sales Manager of Integrated Systems for Shure Cassie Berger.
We start off with a story from our very own Taylor Moore about the New York Mets’ Citi Stadium experience for the 2022-23 baseball season. A big part of the announcements made was a multi-year partnership with Samsung to drastically enhance the technological aspects of the ballpark. This means a vast number of dvLED displays through the stadium, 5 levels of LED ribbon boards, a new immersive IPTV system and much more. As many live event spaces are trying to bring back their attendees to the physical space, what does it mean to have all-digital experiences like this? Are there any drawbacks? Discussing the future of live events as we come back to the real world.
It was formally announced last week that Hall Technologies was acquired by Gun Lake Investements. This company is the non-gaming economic development part of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe. CEO of GLI Monica King is now currently serving as a chairperson on Hall Technologies’s board. According to the interview iwth CEO Jason Schwartz, Hall Technologies is still continuing their team and product roadmap, heavily based on the orllout of their HIVE Cloud Control platform and other collaboration solutions. We discuss what this acquisition means for the companies moving forward.
Finally we look at the first of a three-part series on Commercial Integrator talking about recognizing the achievements of women within the AV industry. Amala Reddie talks with three women in AV (two of which we have had on AVWeek) to discuss what it would take to create opportunities for women in the AV space. We discuss the value of mentorship and who we hope to bring into the industry to create a more diverse and inclusive space.
- AV Nation – Citi Field enhances “all-digital” fan experience
- AV Network – Hall Technologies acquired by Gun Lake Investments
- Commercial Integrator – Looking at the women leaders in AV