Four years ago Microsoft almost exhibited at InfoComm 2014 with their original Surface Hub. Now, two weeks before InfoComm 2018 the technology giant announces the second generation of interactive displays; the Surface Hub 2. There are several reports that claim you can hack voice assistants. What will this do to the developing ProAV voice control market? Using audiovisual technology in creative retail spaces.
Getting help expanding into new markets
Data on Fire
AVWeek 345: With the revelations about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, our panelists tackle an article written by Dan Newman. There are laws and expectations when you, as an audiovisual integrator, handle someone’s data. You need to protect your customer’s data and yourself.
If you touch the data, you are responsible
Dan Newman writes in Commercial Integrator this week about how the Facebook data issue is a cautionary tale for audiovisual integrators. Working with your manufacturer partners to expand globally. Samsung’s new cinema display and what it says about the cinema market and their Harman acquisition.
Holograms in AV
AVWeek 339: With a number of live staging events using a version of holograms our panel dives into using the display technology for other applications. There may be uses for holograms in other audiovisual spaces and AV pros will need to know how to successfully deploy them.
NEC picked up a direct view LED manufacturer. A production company has standardized on Epson for their hologram creations. Where holograms can be helpful in both permanent installed audiovisual as well as live staging and events. Where we are with the state of AV education.
AVWeek 332: From our 2018 preview episode, we look ahead to what we think will be the biggest stories of the coming year. For the last 6 years, host Tim Albright has predicted Cisco will buy a control company. Listen to why he says this year they don’t need to.
Part two of our year in review/year in preview show. Our all-star panelists look ahead and give their thoughts on what the next year will hold for the audiovisual industry. The further implementation of IoT and voice control. Where will IT and AV security take us? And Tim Albright finally predicts Cisco will not purchase a control company (after being wrong for six years). Find out why.