The Smartest One (In The Room)
You may not know it, but you’re in the midst of the WEEK OF STEVE. From AVWeek to ResiWeek and even his show A State of Control, you’re going to get a good helping of Control Concept’s Founder & CEO. But we also have Origin Acoustics’ Vice President of Business Development Joe Whitaker to discuss the latest news and stories for the residential side of the AV industry.
CE Pro asks a simple question: What is an integrator? To be fair, even the people who are in the AV industry only seem to fall into it rather than join up intentionally. WAC Lighting/AiSPiRE took the opportunity to make a concise video explaining what we do, and while it is a well-made piece we can’t necessarily bring it out every time someone is confused. How do we properly explain our role and what we can do for clients?
Dish Network has been found with infringing patents from ClearPlay and are expected to pay $469 million. While it’s not directly related to our field, we are no strangers to litigation friction and patent disputes. What could this verdict mean for our space moving forward?
Lastly, we look at an article from friend of the show Henry Clifford all about the buddy system. in other settings, pairing up serves to make sure there are fresh eyes and perspectives to see gaps that otherwise might go unnoticed. How can we utilize a similar system in our space to make sure projects are as good as they can be?