This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Even if it’s obligation chocolate, we’ll take what we can get. And in return, we will share with you the latest news coming out of the commercial side of the AV industry. This week we are joined by AV & Collaboration Manager for Henderson Engineers Erica Williams, AV industry expert Rachael Harris and newly minted Vice President of Sales for North America at Epiphan Video Tobi Tungl.
It was announced that Peloton CEO John Foley would be stepping down from his position. In addition, the company is laying off 2800 employees globally. You might be wondering what this has to do with AV, and the simple answer is quite a lot. Not just the technology present within the equipment, but the service model that Peloton initially thrived upon. Is this a parable in the making for hardware as a service and other service model strategies? Is the industry ready for models like it? Looking at where the service model fits within the AV industry, if at all.
Zoom used to be a niche product, but after the pandemic is has become a household name ubiquitous with remote conferencing. So why is AV Magazine if there’s still room for Zoom? Sure, it might not have won our very own AVNation Reader’s Choice Awards for Best UCC in lieu of Microsoft Teams, but it is still a powerhouse of a company. Even so, we’ll ask the question around our panel and see what the space holds for Zoom.
L-Acoustics has launched their own Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force to seize and destroy fake loudspeakers. The company worked with the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China to dismantle fake ARCS II loudspeakers. What can integrators and manufacturers do to ensure that counterfeits like these don’t end up on a jobsite?
- Wall Street Journal – Peloton CEO steps down, company lays off 2800 workers
- AV Magazine – Is there room for Zoom?
- Commercial Integrator – L-Acoustics works with China to dismantle counterfeit AV products