AVWeek 429: Master of None

Let’s Talk Trash

It’s time to round up the latest news happening in the commercial side of AV, and discuss with some experts in the field.

Meyer Sound upgrades their Meyer Sound Compass control software to 4.6. Discussing the growing importance of the software engineer and software in general in the world of AV solutions.

Manufacturer Belden is looking to separate itself from broadcasting equipment manufacturer Grass Valley through divestment. Are they stretching their company too far? Is it time for a little bit of company branch cutting?

Do we really need so much packaging? Talking about excessive waste in AV products and what companies are doing to fight back.

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  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.

AVWeek started in late July 2011. It is hosted by Tim Albright. Albright started his professional life as a broadcaster in St. Louis. In the audiovisual industry, Tim has worked as a technology manager for Lewis and Clark Community College, control programmer, design consultant, and design engineer. The first episode of AVWeek, episode 0000, was recorded via Skype with two AV pros Albright met via Twitter and a long-time friend. Since that first episode in July 2011, AVWeek has produced a weekly program missing only one week in the first year.

Albright also taught radio and audio production for over 14 years, including introducing podcast production to his students in 2006. He resides on the Illinois side of the St. Louis, Missouri area where he and his wife raise their two children. AVWeek is based, in part, on the TWiT (This Week in Tech) model of podcasts where the host reads a news story and panelists provide their insight, analysis, and opinion on the subject matter. If you would like to be a panelist on AVWeek, email Tim at tim@avnation.tv

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