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Let’s Talk About AV as a Service

— AVaaS, or AV as a Service, is the future of the audio visual industry. However, the conversation around this shift has been an awkward one, and it’s time to call out the elephant in the room. The industry has largely excluded the end user and buyer communities from this conversation, but it’s important […]

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Let’s Talk About AV as a Service

— AVaaS, or AV as a Service, is the future of the audio visual industry. However, the conversation around this shift has been an awkward one, and it’s time to call out the elephant in the room. The industry has largely excluded the end user and buyer communities from this conversation, but it’s important […]

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Professional AV
Ensuring Installer and Crew Safety Through Industrial Technology

Watch the episode above as Ben Thomas and Meghan Kennely break down some of the ways that the AV industry is leveraging assisted lifting devices and industrial technology to ensure safety and compliance. —   Summary: As an installer, roadie, or crew member in the AV industry, it is essential to leverage technology and […]

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The Intersection of Hardware, Aesthetics and Technology in Residential Design

Watch above as Pro AV Today‘s Ben Thomas and Martin Heckmann of Masonite discuss the intersection of technology and design in the residential installation space. — The intersection of technology and design has been a growing trend in the residential installation industry. As technology advances, it is becoming an increasingly important factor in the […]

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Professional AV
Why Are Some Concerts so Expensive?

Concerts can be quite expensive and many people outside the industry often wonder why the prices are so high. One of the main reasons why concert tickets are so expensive is due to the production costs involved. These costs include the staging, lighting, pyrotechnics and other special effects used to create an immersive and […]

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Best Practices for Enterprise File Storage and Transfers

Watch below as Pro AV Today host Ben Thomas and Mark Noland of Kingston break down the latest tech and best practices for enterprise file storage and transfer.   *transcript is auto-generated BT: Hey, everybody. Welcome back to pro av today I’m your host Ben Thomas. Fun conversation today really centering around data storage. And […]

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Best Practices for Enterprise File Storage and Transfers

Watch below as Pro AV Today host Ben Thomas and Mark Noland of Kingston break down the latest tech and best practices for enterprise file storage and transfer.   *transcript is auto-generated BT: Hey, everybody. Welcome back to pro av today I’m your host Ben Thomas. Fun conversation today really centering around data storage. And […]

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US Inflation Expectations Extend Retreat, Buoy Consumers’ Mood
January 30, 2023

(Bloomberg) — US short- and long-term inflation expectations improved at the end of January, helping to once again boost consumer sentiment. Respondents said they expect prices to advance 3.9% over the next year, the lowest since April 2021, the University of Michigan’s final survey reading showed Friday. The sentiment index climbed to 64.9 from earlier […]

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How Companies Can Benefit from Working with Volta Insight
January 30, 2023

Driving Technology Solutions for a more sustainable future doesn’t happen in a bubble. Commercial HVAC Service providers like Service Logic rely on close relationships to improve what they do and vice versa. One partnership Service Logic values is the one they have with Volta Energy.  Volta Knowledge host Tyler Kern wanted to learn more […]

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Here Come the Little Electric Pickup Trucks
January 29, 2023

(Bloomberg) —Having zipped from six-figure sedans to Costco-crushing SUVs, electrification is finally zeroing in on the auto industry’s most esoteric form: the tiny pickup truck. At least two major carmakers are considering adding small, battery-powered pickups to their growing parade of EVs.At General Motors Co., spokesman Stuart Fowle says a pint-sized pickup is one of several […]

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SCN’s Top Systems Integrators 2022: What Does the List Tell Us About the Market?
December 28, 2022

SCN’s Top Systems Integrators 2022 has published its latest edition. The ProAV industry had to rapidly adjust throughout the covid-19 pandemic and for some, it’s starting to pay off. In Systems Contractor News’ recently published Top 50 list, a new company took the top as a reshuffling occurred across the menu. Some brands posted strong […]

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“Avatar: The Way of Water” Makes a Sequel out of AV Technology Innovation on the Screen & in the Theater

“Avatar:  The Way of Water” is out to international commercial success and much analysis surrounding its AV technology innovations. In 2009, Director James Cameron introduced audiences to a new world with the record-breaking smash, “Avatar.” And it wasn’t just Pandora that was new for cinemagoers; it was revolutionary 3D visual effects that kept audiences coming […]

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Can Pro AV Industry Sales Maintain Record Numbers as U.S. Economy Slows Down?

Not every industry has been blessed with a recovery in 2022. For the Pro AV industry, though, it seems it’s won good favor with the larger trends shaping the market and B2B sales this year. According to a recent Pro AV Index report from AVIXA, Pro AV industry sales from October 2022 were averaging out […]

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Hubspot Blog’s 2023 Report: What Should Pro AV Marketers Take Away?

The year 2022 was tough on company budgets and therefore, their marketing strategies. HubSpot recently released, HubSpot Blog’s 2023 Marketing Strategy and Trends Report, highlighting what trends to look for in the New Year. The main trends to look out for according to Hubspot Blog’s 2023 Report, are short-form content, influencer marketing, branded social media […]

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Hubspot Blog’s 2023 Report: What Should Pro AV Marketers Take Away?
December 7, 2022

The year 2022 was tough on company budgets and therefore, their marketing strategies. HubSpot recently released, HubSpot Blog’s 2023 Marketing Strategy and Trends Report, highlighting what trends to look for in the New Year. The main trends to look out for according to Hubspot Blog’s 2023 Report, are short-form content, influencer marketing, branded social media […]

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Report: The Las Vegas MSG Sphere Has Picked Its Opening Act for 2023 and It’s a Match Made in Heaven

This article was amended to reflect the rumored nature of U2’s performance at the Las Vegas MSG Sphere. While several outlets have reported the news as more or less confirmed, U2 has not confirmed the news themselves. The Las Vegas MSG Sphere has reportedly picked its opening act for 2023 to inaugurate the grand opening […]

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Pro Audio Industry Growth Predicted to Continue Through 2030

The global Pro Audio industry growth is here to stay with the expectation that its growth will last until 2030 as predicted by the Pro Audio Equipment Market by Player, Region, Type, Application and Sales Channel, Forecast 2022-2030. The Pro Audio industry has made a comeback post-pandemic and with technology advances and more people working […]

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Zoom’s Addition To PSNI Global Alliance Spells Opportunity For Pro AV

The PSNI Global Alliance, a global collective of Pro AV suppliers and solution providers, has named Zoom Video Communications Inc. as a Global Preferred Vendor Partner (PVP), marking one of the most explicit entrances for Zoom into the halls of Pro AV trade organizations. For both its efficiency and quality in corporate communications, Zoom is […]

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Zoom’s Addition To PSNI Global Alliance Spells Opportunity For Pro AV
November 23, 2022

The PSNI Global Alliance, a global collective of Pro AV suppliers and solution providers, has named Zoom Video Communications Inc. as a Global Preferred Vendor Partner (PVP), marking one of the most explicit entrances for Zoom into the halls of Pro AV trade organizations. For both its efficiency and quality in corporate communications, Zoom is […]

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Survey: Most Business Leaders Believe the Metaverse Is the Future of Work

Regus recently surveyed 2,258 UK-based office workers and company leaders to determine their views on the metaverse and its impact on the future of the workplace. The results of Regus’ study indicate that more than two-thirds of company leaders believe that the metaverse will be the future of work. A similar proportion expects their organization […]

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Three Ways Network Security Can Protect AV Systems

Any device visible on the network is at risk of cyberattack, including audio/visual technology, which is why certified audio/visual integrators should be consulted. An AV system manufactured by a reputable brand and installed by an experienced integrator will offer a degree of security against intrusion, but there is still room for improvement. An experienced AV […]

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AVIXA Announces 2023 Board of Directors, Leadership Search Committee Members

AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is pleased to announce the election results for the 2023 AVIXA Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee. Jatan Shah, President and Chief Operating Officer, QSC, has been elected as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board by AVIXA membership. AVIXA members also elected to the Board Nyere Hollingsworth, Senior […]

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Pressures Arising from the Shift to Hybrid
November 17, 2022

The pandemic has since changed the way employees work with more remote and hybrid positions available. This has provided a segue for more audiovisual support.   In this episode of Simplifying Remote Collaboration Addressing the IT Challenges in Hybrid Spaces by Nureva, host Tyler Kern spoke with Dan Gundry, Vice president and Managing Director […]

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The Growing Scope of IT Managers

The scope of IT managers’ roles is growing from a security and device management standpoint. Brian Kenyon, Founding Team Member & Chief Strategy Officer at Island, joined Tyler Kern to talk about the need for collaboration, technology, and software to handle the challenges of today’s IT manager. Island is a cybersecurity company focused on […]

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The Plan Behind the RXT Interface

Just a decade ago, the first customizable eight-button controller was introduced to the market with interactive technology. Flash-forward to today, controllers are becoming more accessible within corporate and educational settings, and more.   “You either see either of the two extremes. You’ll either see your standard button panel or a seven-inch touch screen on the wall […]

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Designing Aurora’s Newest Products with PoE in Mind

The Pro AV world is shaking it up. Speaking on the importance of AV from a manufacturer, factory, and distribution level, host Bobby Brill chatted with Production Manager of Aurora Multimedia Nick Reiser about the importance of AV implementing PoE capabilities.   AV work is about more than just setting up a screen – almost everything […]

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Designing Aurora’s Newest Products with PoE in Mind
September 9, 2022

The Pro AV world is shaking it up. Speaking on the importance of AV from a manufacturer, factory, and distribution level, host Bobby Brill chatted with Production Manager of Aurora Multimedia Nick Reiser about the importance of AV implementing PoE capabilities.   AV work is about more than just setting up a screen – almost everything […]

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Rentex Ready! How Does the New Rentex RFID Inventory Benefit You, the Customer?

Rentex has been around since 1980. It’s one of the business’s biggest and most trusted audio, visual, and computer rentals. The business is transforming for the better after implementing a technologically advanced inventory system. The RFID system means quicker turnarounds, better quality control, more accuracy, and a thorough return process. Imagine a 3-day, multi-room convention […]

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Vistacom: Leading the AV industry

In Vistacom’s debut episode of the new podcast “Tech Unraveled,” hosts Lianna Russell and Joshua Herring kicked it off with the company’s CEO, Angela Nolan, and President, Jim Ferlino, discussing the past and current history of Vistacom.   The five-decade-old Pennsylvania-based AV company is also family-run and is currently a woman-owned company as of last […]

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Finding Talent Anywhere Around the Globe with Lach de Crespigny

One of the emerging trends in AV and across all technology over the past few years is the shift to cloud and web-based workflows. But with these trends come the challenges. As AV and tech companies find themselves ill-equipped to accommodate these shifts, companies are outsourcing remote labor to handle these challenges at a previously unseen rate. […]

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Finding Talent Anywhere Around the Globe with Lach de Crespigny
May 19, 2022

One of the emerging trends in AV and across all technology over the past few years is the shift to cloud and web-based workflows. But with these trends come the challenges. As AV and tech companies find themselves ill-equipped to accommodate these shifts, companies are outsourcing remote labor to handle these challenges at a previously unseen rate. […]

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Digging into the Exertis Almo Merger and What it Means for the Future of AV

The Pro AV industry has experienced exponential growth as venues and public spaces reopened due to the waning threat of COVID within the United States. With technology driving innovative advances within the industry, companies are working to find ways to meet customer needs while tackling business challenges and turning visions into reality. Pro AV Today […]

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Contemporary Research: The META for AV in E-Sports

The esports industry has experienced tremendous growth over the years and, according to Statista, it’s anticipated that there will be 286M esports enthusiasts in 2024. That’s up from the 197M accounted for in 2019. Contemporary Research’s podcast host Gabrielle Bejarano spoke with Mike Rufail, Founder and CGO at Envy Gaming about how the Pro AV […]

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Diversity Blooms into Creativity in the AV Industry

During women’s history month, Pro AV Today podcast host Ben Thomas welcomed Kelly Perkins, Marketing Director at Kinly, to discuss the lack of diversity in the AV industry and investigate ways in which the industry can expand its reach. One significant challenge the industry faces is the lack of awareness within the general population. This […]

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Professional AV
Ensuring Installer and Crew Safety Through Industrial Technology
January 27, 2023

Watch the episode above as Ben Thomas and Meghan Kennely break down some of the ways that the AV industry is leveraging assisted lifting devices and industrial technology to ensure safety and compliance. —   Summary: As an installer, roadie, or crew member in the AV industry, it is essential to leverage technology and […]

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The Intersection of Hardware, Aesthetics and Technology in Residential Design

Watch above as Pro AV Today‘s Ben Thomas and Martin Heckmann of Masonite discuss the intersection of technology and design in the residential installation space. — The intersection of technology and design has been a growing trend in the residential installation industry. As technology advances, it is becoming an increasingly important factor in the […]

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Why Are Some Concerts so Expensive?

Concerts can be quite expensive and many people outside the industry often wonder why the prices are so high. One of the main reasons why concert tickets are so expensive is due to the production costs involved. These costs include the staging, lighting, pyrotechnics and other special effects used to create an immersive and […]

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Best Practices for Enterprise File Storage and Transfers

Watch below as Pro AV Today host Ben Thomas and Mark Noland of Kingston break down the latest tech and best practices for enterprise file storage and transfer.   *transcript is auto-generated BT: Hey, everybody. Welcome back to pro av today I’m your host Ben Thomas. Fun conversation today really centering around data storage. And […]

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Best Practices for Enterprise File Storage and Transfers
January 23, 2023

Watch below as Pro AV Today host Ben Thomas and Mark Noland of Kingston break down the latest tech and best practices for enterprise file storage and transfer.   *transcript is auto-generated BT: Hey, everybody. Welcome back to pro av today I’m your host Ben Thomas. Fun conversation today really centering around data storage. And […]

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Acoustics and Aesthetics 101: Designing Enterprise Office Spaces

Integrators and interior designers are at war! (not really) But can we all just agree that both sides could benefit from listening to each other more? Especially when designing office spaces and huddle rooms. One of the biggest pain points of office/enterprise design is how to balance the acoustic design of the space with its […]

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Vegas Goes Country with Miranda Lambert and the National Finals Rodeo

The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is a ten-day event that takes place in Las Vegas every December, drawing in thousands of visitors from around the world. The NFR is the championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), featuring the top rodeo contestants in the world competing in events such as bull riding, […]

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ChatGPT: A 90 Second Review

@90secreviews My 90 Second Review of #ChatGPT. #AI #contentcreator #textgenerator #generativeai #aiart ♬ original sound 90 Second Reviews   So, what’s ChatGPT? It’s an AI based text generative tool created by OpenAI. It helps generate content like blog posts, social media posts, ideas for birthday parties, and even outlines for speeches. ChatGPT has been […]

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ChatGPT: A 90 Second Review
January 10, 2023

@90secreviews My 90 Second Review of #ChatGPT. #AI #contentcreator #textgenerator #generativeai #aiart ♬ original sound 90 Second Reviews   So, what’s ChatGPT? It’s an AI based text generative tool created by OpenAI. It helps generate content like blog posts, social media posts, ideas for birthday parties, and even outlines for speeches. ChatGPT has been […]

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3 Pro AV Trends to Watch for at CES 2023

@90secreviews CES 2023 in 90 Seconds(ish) #ces #tech #displays #homeautomation #incarentertainment ♬ original sound – 90 Second Reviews   As the Pro AV industry is always evolving and improving, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) offers an opportunity to stay up to date on the newest advancements that will impact our industry. Whether you’re a […]

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CES 2023 // Are Cars Ready for Scalable Entertainment Options?

Watch below as Pro AV Today host Ben Thomas and Tomacz Dzikocwski from 3SS break down the latest in “in-car” entertainment.   In-car entertainment has come a long way in recent years, and that’s never been more apparent than at this year’s CES show in Vegas. Gone are the days of basic AM/FM radio and […]

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Aurora Hires the “Dream Team” of Education

At some point, you have likely tried to “do it yourself” without an expert, whether building furniture from instructions, installing equipment in your house, or fixing your car. But wouldn’t it have been nice to speak to an expert ahead of time so they could guide you through the processes and use of the tools […]

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Let’s Talk About AV as a Service
January 27, 2023

— AVaaS, or AV as a Service, is the future of the audio visual industry. However, the conversation around this shift has been an awkward one, and it’s time to call out the elephant in the room. The industry has largely excluded the end user and buyer communities from this conversation, but it’s important […]

Read More
Ensuring Installer and Crew Safety Through Industrial Technology
January 27, 2023

Watch the episode above as Ben Thomas and Meghan Kennely break down some of the ways that the AV industry is leveraging assisted lifting devices and industrial technology to ensure safety and compliance. —   Summary: As an installer, roadie, or crew member in the AV industry, it is essential to leverage technology and […]

Read More
The Intersection of Hardware, Aesthetics and Technology in Residential Design
January 26, 2023

Watch above as Pro AV Today‘s Ben Thomas and Martin Heckmann of Masonite discuss the intersection of technology and design in the residential installation space. — The intersection of technology and design has been a growing trend in the residential installation industry. As technology advances, it is becoming an increasingly important factor in the […]

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Why Are Some Concerts so Expensive?
January 24, 2023

Concerts can be quite expensive and many people outside the industry often wonder why the prices are so high. One of the main reasons why concert tickets are so expensive is due to the production costs involved. These costs include the staging, lighting, pyrotechnics and other special effects used to create an immersive and […]

Read More
Best Practices for Enterprise File Storage and Transfers
January 23, 2023

Watch below as Pro AV Today host Ben Thomas and Mark Noland of Kingston break down the latest tech and best practices for enterprise file storage and transfer.   *transcript is auto-generated BT: Hey, everybody. Welcome back to pro av today I’m your host Ben Thomas. Fun conversation today really centering around data storage. And […]

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Best Practices for Enterprise File Storage and Transfers
January 23, 2023

Watch below as Pro AV Today host Ben Thomas and Mark Noland of Kingston break down the latest tech and best practices for enterprise file storage and transfer.   *transcript is auto-generated BT: Hey, everybody. Welcome back to pro av today I’m your host Ben Thomas. Fun conversation today really centering around data storage. And […]

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Acoustics and Aesthetics 101: Designing Enterprise Office Spaces
January 17, 2023

Integrators and interior designers are at war! (not really) But can we all just agree that both sides could benefit from listening to each other more? Especially when designing office spaces and huddle rooms. One of the biggest pain points of office/enterprise design is how to balance the acoustic design of the space with its […]

Read More
Vegas Goes Country with Miranda Lambert and the National Finals Rodeo
January 12, 2023

The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is a ten-day event that takes place in Las Vegas every December, drawing in thousands of visitors from around the world. The NFR is the championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), featuring the top rodeo contestants in the world competing in events such as bull riding, […]

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ChatGPT: A 90 Second Review
January 10, 2023

@90secreviews My 90 Second Review of #ChatGPT. #AI #contentcreator #textgenerator #generativeai #aiart ♬ original sound 90 Second Reviews   So, what’s ChatGPT? It’s an AI based text generative tool created by OpenAI. It helps generate content like blog posts, social media posts, ideas for birthday parties, and even outlines for speeches. ChatGPT has been […]

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