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Hack The Planet
We are… No longer live from the balmy region of Las Vegas. It’s time to return to what we do best, looking at the latest news from the commercial side of the AV industry along with some experts in the field. Joining us this week is Digital Workplace Consultant for Accenture Sharath Abraham, Applications Engineer for Shure Joel Norris and host of AVSocial Dawn Meade.
If you didn’t hear about it, There was this little show in Vegas called InfoComm just a few weeks ago. That last line is sarcasm, because we covered a whole host of manufacturers in the AV industry from the show floor and our own studio. We even managed to get two episodes of AVWeek just from talking to attendees. The final numbers are up, and AVIXA is reporting that the show welcomed 19,681 verified attendees from over a hundred countries. There were over five hundred exhibitors showing off the latest technology for the AV space. The interesting wording that we will dive into is that ‘verified attendees’ business. What does that mean? And more importantly, do these numbers indicate a successful show? Are we back to business when it comes to physical trade shows?
The Meeting Owl 360-degree videoconferencing device has been discovered to have some security vulnerabilities. Swiss security Modzero AG found these and made a Security Disclosure Report, pointing out that attackers could find out the registered devices, data and owners across the world. With videoconferencing solutions being so prevalent in the modern world, it is staggering how often these kinds of stories pop up. Will it take the AV industry’s action to take device security seriously? Will it be up to the manufacturers? What does this mean for that convergence of IT and AV that always likes to pop up in these discussions?
- AVNetwork – InfoComm 2022 reports nearly 20,000 verified attendees
- AV Magazine – Vulnerabilities found on Meeting Owl conferencing solution