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AVWeek 632: 400 Billion AV

All Hail USB-C

*Editor’s Note*
During the conversation about the AVIXA IOTA report, we indicated we had reached out to AVIXA to get pricing for the IOTA report and had not gotten a response as of the time of the recording. AVIXA did provide a quote after the recording was complete. From Sean Wargo, “There are a couple of ways to buy in. Our MI bundle is priced at $4999 and offers a sampling from across our research, including a summary from IOTA. From there, a year’s subscription to the IOTA dashboard and associated reports are available for $12499. The member discount varies by level and so is best for those interested to contact us. “. 

It’s time to look at the biggest stories surrounding the commercial side of the AV industry. Joining us to discuss the news is AV veteran Willie Franklin, AV Experience Manager for Iowa State University Mike Pedersen, and President of Southtown AV Heather Sidorowicz.

The British Educational Training & Technology Show (Bett) is under fire due to its entry fees for the upcoming 2024 Bett show. Integrator Strive AV intends to drop the show from their schedule and stated that the new fees would cost them about £15,000 to attend the show. In the technology space, there are many “pay-to-play” situations when it comes to trade shows and education. When is that cost too much?

AVIXA’s latest Industry Outlook & Trends Analysis report believes that the APAC region is the next spot for growth in the AV industry. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow the largest, ahead of both the EMEA and Americas. When should we expect the market to stabilize to pre-pandemic numbers? Looking at the report and what this means for the industry moving forward.

Extron has announced a new collaboration and presentation switcher for the UC space. The UCS 303 supports USB, HDMI and DisplayPort, and implements USB-C to allow users to push their devices through to UC software like Teams or Zoom. Is USB-C the next serious “standard” for AV? Where the demand for 4K collaboration? Meeting equity gone haywire? We look at the UC space and meeting demands for different clients.

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