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AV+ May 7, 2021:
With a large percentage of tech-related projects drying up in the past year or so because of the continued spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the U.S. and around the world, integrators have finally come around to an idea we’ve been trying to teach them about for years: service comes first.
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried announced on Monday the company would no longer allow employees to discuss politics or cultural issues at work, among other policy updates that eliminate committees and streamline the review process.
What started with a phone call in October wrapped up about six months later with Trox acquiring St. Paul, Minn.-based Tierney as the final piece of its ed tech puzzle across North America.
Diversified and Martin Audio were two of the 205 organizations to receive a 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Diversified, the 2016 CI Integrator of the Year and first pro AV integrator to crack the $1 billion revenue level in 2020, was recognized for “excellence in International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales over three years.”
The economy has rebounded so sharply that it’s almost back to where it was prior to the beginning of the pandemic’s impacts in the U.S., but there are now several other factors to consider, according to Chris Kuehl, NSCA’s chief economist.
Poly announced a new offering that will allow Poly customers to easily set up Alexa for Business in Poly Zoom Rooms and ask Alexa to join meetings and book rooms without having to spend money on additional Alexa-enabled devices.
According to industry experts, a global shortage of semiconductors and other components is causing shipping delays and price increases for displays of all kinds.
Crestron Masters virtual occurred last week and Craig MacCormack joined the virtual show and wrote an article detailing the many thoughts and announcements revealed during the two-day event.
Our Distance Learning Deep Dive is now available for download. The whitepaper features not only an in-depth article into the future of distance learning, but a breakdown from an audience survey that details how integrators have handled distance learning in the past year.
Commercial Integrator and Intel are holding a webinar on May 19th at 2:00 PM ET. This webinar will discuss how collaboration and communication have changed as a result of COVID, and will detail the Intel Unite platform. Head to commercialintegrator.com to register.
Today’s guest is Ed Gibbons of Almo on to discuss the recent implementation of solar panels in Almo’s Wisconsin warehouse. The project is part of an ongoing evolution to more sustainability from the company. Ed discusses the difficulties of solar projects, the return on investment that offsets the initial cost, and the company’s plans for the future in terms of sustainability.