Here’s what I learned: Smart buildings may be the next big opportunity for the A/V industry. A survey of the attendees showed that many have had exposure to or have already been involved in smart building projects; many look to be the lead consultant on a smart building project; and a significant number look to manufacturers to provide education on smart buildings and operations.
Here are 10 “smart” takeaways from the InfoComm100:
Smart buildings and smarter systems are intriguing for the whole A/V industry. They call for increased focus on and demand for software solutions that collect, process, and present data. This data is the basis for controls that allow customers’ objectives to be met; smart operators to take action; and buildings to operate more efficiently.
For technology managers, integrators or consultants, partnering with a software developer gives them the power to achieve a solution that meets client needs in a changing and expanding environment and creates new avenues for business.