• Type: Whitepaper
  • Topics: Security; Smart Buildings; Networked Av Systems; Control Systems;
  • Date: April 2016


The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most talked-about technologies influencing organizations today. But the pro AV industry has a special relationship with the IoT, dating back decades to when network ports started appearing on AV devices and enabling a new paradigm of management, control and insight. Pro AV and the Internet of Things acknowledges the AV industry’s roots in the evolution of the IoT and offers a primer for AV professionals seeking to capitalize on new IoT opportunities going forward.


View Executive Summary

What is the IoT?

Technologies Behind the IoT

  • New IP Standard
  • Wireless
  • Supporting Network Essentials
  • Big Data
  • Mandatory Security

What Does the IoT Mean for Pro AV?

  • Smart Buildings
  • Digital Signage
  • Managed Services
  • Smart Conference Rooms
  • Mobile AV

Challenges Incorporating the IoT in Pro AV

  • Privacy
  • Distributed Control
  • Security
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Power



  • Richard Blackwell, President, Linked2
  • Michael Colburn, CTS®-D, Associate, CallisonRTKL
  • Gary Hall, CTS-D, CTS-I, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Defense, Cisco Systems
  • Daniel Jackson, Manager, Research and Development, Crestron Electronics
  • Shane Long, CTS-D, PMP, Principal, Waveguide Consulting

Download the White Paper

The AVIXA white paper, Pro AV and the Internet of Things, is free to download in PDF format.
Download the PDF

What's Inside

Executive Summary

Related Standard

Pro AV and the Internet of Things

Networked AV in Depth: AV on the WLAN

Redefining AV as a Science