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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Special ISE 2019 AV+ Episode: Crestron Pixel Perfect Processing; Almo and Ecler Audio Products

In this special edition of AV+ podcast, we’re sharing audio from some of our interviews leading up to Integrated Systems Europe because we think it might influence how you decide to take in the trade show — whether you’re in Amsterdam while the RAI Amsterdam show floor is open from February 5-8 or you’re digging […]

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ISE Guide for Beginners; Responding to Anti-Diversity Comments; AV News from January: Episode 45 of AV+

On this monthly feature episode of AV+, an ISE guide for beginners; a response to anti-diversity comments; monthly news roundup and editor’s desk.

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What Dana Innovations and Michael Bridwell Have Been Doing: Episode 44 of AV+

Where did Michael Bridwell go, and why is he keeping quiet now? These answers – plus a look into Dana Innovations’ dip into commercial – on AV+ episode 44.

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IT Decision Makers are Your New (Old) Overlords: Episode 43 of AV+

It’s no secret that IT decision makers are the new “big bosses” of pro AV — but do you know just how much they’re involved as of 2019?

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Maybe the Most Disappointing Fact About the AV Industry in 2019: Episode 42 of AV+

The biggest disappointment in the pro AV industry this year? The continued lack of diversity and young people coming in. Tune in to ep. 42 of AV+

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Episode 41 of AV+ Explains AV Industry Profit Problems and How To Solve Them

The AV industry may take a hit to bottom lines in 2019 due to lack of renewable profitability. How to avoid that on episode 41 of AV+.

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The Biggest Challenges for Integrators in 2019 – Episode 40 of AV+

We run through some of the key challenges integrators can expect to experience in 2019 with episode 40 of pro AV podcast, AV+.

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Inside Our 2019 State of the AV Industry Report: Episode 39 of AV+

On episode 39 of AV+, CI editors Tom, Craig and Adam talk about the construction of our annual laundry list for the AV integration industry: the State of the Industry 2019.

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What to Tell Your Sales Reps to Get More AV as a Service Contracts: Episode 38 of AV+

AV as a service contracts begin with your sales reps! What to tell them to have better crucial conversations on episode 38 of pro AV podcast, AV+.

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The Big Picture of Access Control & Where It’s Going: Episode 37 of AV+

Episode 37 of AV+ features Jeff Perri of ProdataKey giving his two cents on what integrators can expect from clould-based access control going forward.