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AVWeek 450: Out Like A Rocket

Normal Will Come Back

It’s time to round up some experts in the industry and talk about the latest news within the commercial side of AV. And yes, the world’s still turning even though we’re all locked in our respective bunkers.

AVIXA has made the decision to cancel InfoComm 2020. Not even postpone. What this means for the AV Industry, and where we can go from here.

Speaking of AVIXA, they report of the impact that COVID-19 is having on businesses in the AV industry. What happens when you can’t get on jobsites, and how companies can pivot to make it through the quarantine time.

Finally, a story that isn’t about COVID-19 or even adjacent! NEC and Sharp are combining the subsidiary NEC Display Solutions with Sharp for a joint venture. What could come out of this, and what’s going to happen in both companies moving forward.

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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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