Why is Guitar Center Moving in on Pro AV? And More on Episode 4 of AV+, The New AV Podcast

Episode #

On this episode of AV+, the new pro AV podcast from Commercial IntegratorGuitar Center acquired AVDG late last year…Now we learn why.

We cover the three big acronyms that made big AV news in February. Adam describes the most impressive system integration project he’s ever seen. Don’t miss episode 4 of AV+ !

On the 4th Episode of AV+…

  • Hear from the VP of business solutions at Guitar Center who used to work at AVI-SPL about his time in commercial integration and why the industry presents promise for the retail music giant.
  • In another installment of Editor’s Desk, editor-at-large Craig MacCormack details his upcoming March issue profile story on Lone Star Communications.
  • The CI Monthly News Spotlight features Craig, Adam and editor in chief Tom LeBlanc discussing the three big acronyms that defined pro AV news in February 2018: ISE, PSNI, and BLC.
  • Finally, Adam describes the technologically-rich Netherlands Open Air Museum and their latest interactive exhibit, the Canon of the Netherlands, in CI’s Project of the Month.

Stories Mentioned in This Episode

The Commercial Integrator Podcast

The phrase “AV” doesn’t do justice to all of the integration crowd, so we at Commercial Integrator wanted to create an AV podcast that speaks to all of those areas (and more!) under the umbrella of commercial tech integration.

The host, 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+ Podcast Release Schedule

We plan to release a shorter, single-topic episode once every week or two. But at the end of each month, we’ll also drop a longer, in-depth episode with features like Editor’s Desk, CI Monthly News Spotlight, CI’s Project of the Month, and more — just like this one.

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

Prefer mobile? Find us on iTunes!




AV+ Podcast: CTI on Its Acquisition of Vistacom

CTI acquiring Vistacom — news that broke Feb. 13 — is arguably the biggest pro AV merger and acquisition news in months. That's why Commercial Integrator brought together John Laughlin, CEO and president of CTI, as well as Angela Nolan, formerly the CEO of Vistacom, to give AV+ the inside scoop. Here, they touch on how the deal came together and, more importantly, why each company chose the other. In this candid discussion, Laughlin and Nolan go into detail on the timeline for the acquisition, why this was the right time for Vistacom to become part of a larger organization, how the move affects existing Vistacom team members, what it means for the future of the command-and-control segment, and how existing Vistacom customers will benefit from leveraging CTI's infrastructure.


SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodbean
B2B Marketing Exchange
B2B Marketing Exchange East