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AV+, Commercial Integrator's Pro AV Podcast

AV+ Commercial Integrator

The Commercial Integrator podcast we call AV+ has a very purposeful title. See, we don't really believe that the term "AV" does justice to everyone in the systems integration industry. And, what, did you think we were going to call it the "Systems Integrator Podcast?"

No, we wouldn't. This is a pro AV podcast about all areas under that incredibly broad umbrella: Control, IT, Security, Digital Signage, and Live Sound are all fair game.

Why? Because AV pros aren't merely focused on audio visual technology these days. Now, they're expected to have IT skills. Rarely is it acceptable anymore to be a one trick pony.

What You'll Hear on AV+

The new pro AV podcast from Commercial Integrator features interviews with some of the most prominent figures in the AV industry today. We also go to all the most distinguished events like InfoComm, Integrated Systems Europe, and the NSCA Business and Leadership Conference.

Additionally, you'll hear interactive segments like CI Monthly News Spotlight -- which highlights each month's pro AV news -- and Editor's Desk -- which previews the next month's print issue cover story.

AV+ host, CI web editor Adam Forziati, has a background in radio and is looking forward to providing listeners with an entertaining, informative audio forum for all topics affecting the AV industry.

AV+ Release Schedule

We drop weekly (occasionally bi-weekly) episodes regularly; but, once a month, we release a longer, more in-depth show featuring some of the above segments.

We hope you’ll share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #AVPlusPod!

Prefer mobile? Find us on iTunes!



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More on the ISE & InfoComm Announcements: Episode 121 of AV+

Our editors come together to learn more about the ISE schedule changes and what we’d all like to see from trade shows this year.

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Creatively Solving the Cell Service Problem: Episode 120 of AV+

We hear from Scott Lucas of Wilson Electronics about how several large organizations saved their face by investing in cell signal boosters.

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An AV Industry Check-Up: Episode 119 of AV+

AVIXA Pro-AV Business Index for July shows both sales and employment are in growth mode across the landscape—and that’s a good first step toward recovery.

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Don’t Ignore Power for AV Projects: Episode 118 of AV+

Power management: it’s not the most exciting topic in pro AV. At best, it’s treated as an add-on. But that needs to change.

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How We Make Our 40 Under 40 List & What’s Unique About it This Year: Episode 117 of AV+

What’s unique about this year’s 40 AVTweeps Under 40 list? Find out on this episode of AV+.

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What You Should Learn from Zoom Taking a Little Market Share: Episode 116 of AV+

Yes, Zoom might be taking some of integrators’ share in UCC with their new HaaS offering. But is that really a bad thing?

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The State of Pro AV Hiring: Episode 115 of AV+

What is the state of Pro AV hiring right now? We sit down with HireSparks to learn more about what kinds of brands should consider hiring a “go.” 

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The Endowment That Gets to the Underrated Roots of Pro AV Tech: Episode 114 of AV+

Craig speaks with Bradford Benn about why he decided to create a 5-figure endowment to a museum that honors achievements that made many AV technologies possible. 

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Your Outdoor AV Guide: Episode 113 of AV+

On episode 113 of AV+, we examine some trends and product highlights in the increasingly important world of outdoor audio visual equipment.

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How Sound Masking Works & Selling Better Systems: Episode 112 of AV+

Sound masking systems are technically complex, but it doesn’t have to be a scary system to sell & install. We break it down on ep. 112 of AV+.

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