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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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Good News: There’s Something You Can Do to Stay Afloat: Episode 97 of AV+

We’re not going to lie, this is a serious time for many AV integration firms — but there are things they can do to stay afloat in this economy.

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Selling A Sports Bar on Not 5, Not 10, But 22 Screens: Episode 96 of AV+

A project of this scale, for such a small space, required smart distribution… and then selling the client on IP over a matrix. On Episode 96 of AV+… The story behind this sports bar with 22 screens and counting is a fascinating example of good salesmanship, openness with the customer, and wisely futureproofing a system […]

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The Business Leadership Lessons Pro AV Needs to Learn: Episode 95 of AV+

These are some NSCA Business and Leadership Conference 2020 lessons Pro AV leaders can bring to their own integration firms.

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The Future of Work: Episode 94 of AV+

One of the most important talks at NSCA BLC 2020 centered around the future of work and why humans – not tech – are at the center of it.

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Pro Audio Visual Marketing Tips: Get Your Customer’s Attention with a Little Help from Episode 93 of AV+

On episode 93 of AV+, we run through some tips integrators can reach more potential clients through a better marketing approach.

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ISE 2020 Tech Trends in Ten Minutes: Episode 92 of AV+

We scoured the ISE 2020 show floors. Here are the trends in technology we’re taking away from the show this year on episode 92 of AV+.

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This Was the Biggest Week Ever for Pro AV Acquisitions & Mergers: Hear the Story of How it all Happened

On ep. 91 of AV+, industry journalist Craig MacCormack tells us about how the biggest merger deals in pro AV history happened within 24 hours of each other.

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Your ISE 2020 Guide in Audio Form: What to See On & Off the Show Floor; Where to Eat; Pro Tips

What are some must-sees on the ISE 2020 show floor? Where should you eat? What Amsterdam attractions should you visit? All this & more on AV+.

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This Integrator Was One of the Last Contractors Let Into the Building… And They Still Killed It: Episode 89 of AV+

On ep. 89 of AV+, we chat with an installer who was able to tackle two of the most common challenges an integrator faces: timing and scope creep.

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Worried About the Security of Facial Recognition? Try Facial Detection: Episode 88 of AV+

Facial detection can strike the right balance between security and data collection, and we think it’s about time integrators considered it.

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