While there is still much debate about what defines a smart building, you can appreciate the term describes a moving target, an industry that is constantly adapting to new technology as the old silos of building management fall and converge onto shared networks.
A lot has been said about what’s missing now that we rarely meet in person. But what might be underplayed is the simple idea of creating a real moment of actual focus in a scenario that takes us out of our daily routine.
The recent Congreso AVIXA has left many lessons learned, not only for those who have witnessed its conference program but also for the team of organizers of this virtual event aimed at professionals from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking AV industry.
This month the Higher Ed AV digital magazine tackles the theme, “Lessons Learned.” Back in March, higher ed tech managers were all speculating on the fate of the pandemic and how long it would last.
While networking remains relegated to mostly remote and virtual means these days, our on-screen personas matter even more. And as professional colleagues get a glimpse of each other’s personal lives in video meetings, it might be the perfect time to think about working on your branding.
At its core, the AV industry is all about adaptability. The pandemic has definitely brought challenges to many in our industry, and there will be a lot of continued challenges ahead. But here we hope to inspire with a few stories of how new business and opportunities can emerge from a complete shutdown through to gradual reopening.
Sophelle recently surveyed 1,000 retailers and retail solution providers on when business will return to a "new normal."
Pro AV is our village, but wire (and fiber) is our church. We focus on the foundation of dependable connectivity. It almost sounds prophetical. Co-instructors Joseph Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, FOI, of Legrand, and Jose Mozota, CTS-I, HDBaseT Authorized Trainer, SDVoE Design Partner, of Freeman Solutions, Inc. aren’t claiming to be oracles, but they do have something they want to share with the Pro AV industry.
The AVIXA Work Remote series, composed of short, shareable videos, answers the basic questions you’ve been getting recently on how to improve audio, video, lighting, and network performance. These days, we’re all going virtual so feel free to share these AV tips with your clients, friends, and even that random Facebook connection that you can’t remember ever meeting in real life.
Even in the best of times it’s a good idea to increase your knowledge and learn new skills. And in today’s difficult economic climate, it’s imperative. Today’s workforce needs to be agile so that they can remain competitive. Management needs to mentor staff and provide a positive climate and strategy for training. Companies need to adapt quickly to rapidly changing conditions.
As moderators of the live roundtable titled Designing Stores That Delight Shoppers With Technology, Joé Lloyd of AVIXA and Beth Warren of CRI had the chance to dive in with an engaged group of retail executives from across the globe, to discuss some of the innovative technologies and strategies that are keeping customers coming inside.
TIDE Generator Host Kirsten Nelson discusses how music and sound are reframing this moment in hospitality with guests Pablo Henderson, Vice President of Marketing for Equinox Hotels and Anida Gurlit, Creative Director of Music Design for Mood Media.
Getting everyone back to work safely and effectively is top of mind for most employers these days. One of the biggest challenges facing every employer is no official COVID-19 safety training (or certification) currently exists.
Creating a sense of comfort is core to hospitality, and in these times, much of that comfort comes with a sense that health and safety are top considerations throughout all hotel operations. In addition to the more clinical requirements, guests can be put more at ease through careful cultivation of the atmospheric elements of a space, including music, lighting, decor, and aroma.
With the effects of the pandemic, both physical and psychological, the guest experience has changed.
In the meetings and conferences sector of hospitality, virtual meetings are reaching a new phase of development, with platforms designed to help in the transition back to in-person events.
Mastering communication, standardization, documentation, lessons learned, and especially maintaining relationships with all the people involved in a project are some of the main reasons it is worth applying project management methodologies in digital signage.
Many arts projects are on hold at the moment and important conversations are bringing a long-needed realignment on diversity and the changes necessary on every level to create a more inclusive and equitable society.
When music starts playing wherever a crowd is gathered, suddenly the experience becomes unified. People are moved together, as a group, and in individual ways as songs provoke different memories and emotions for each individual.
The live events industry has been hard hit by the pandemic as more and more events have been cancelled or postponed. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel as things start to slowly come back in person. We spoke with Tom Stimson of the Stimson Group about how businesses can rethink how they manage their operations to become more sustainable and optimize their profits in this new world.