AV News for Friday August 5

Crazy week in the world of AV. AVIXA has a new report, new AV podcast, and new hires. In case you missed all the news that’s fit to post, here’s the five most popular stories on AVNation this week.


Live sports and entertainment shots get a boost

Supershooter 6 Mobile Units fleet, has hit the road with twelve frames of Cobalt Digital’s signal processing, conversion, and distribution gear onboard. 

Highlights of the elaborate system include over 100 Cobalt openGear Distribution Amplifiers from several of the Company’s card families,

SurgeX has a new Director of Residential Sales

Chad Russel, an  industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, Russell will oversee all residential sales for SurgeX and guide the sales team toward achieving new milestones.

Throughout his nearly three-decade career, Russell has served as Regional Sales Manager for both Kaleidescape and Crestron Electronics, the Territory Sales Manager for VUDU, Vice President of Sales for ICE Cable Systems, and most recently, the Director of Sales for Josh.ai. 


Commercial AV Revenue looks to break new records

According to AVIXA, 2022 is set up to hit a new high-water mark for pro AV, reaching $263 billion globally, according to AVIXA’s 2022 Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA). Growth moderates in the coming years to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from 2022 to 2027.

The fastest growing markets for pro AV include many that are recession resistant. While pandemic recovery drives high growth in venues, media, and hospitality, others are benefitting from more stable investment

New Podcast from AV Integrator Vistacom

Vistacom Inc announced today the release of its debut episode of the new podcast “Tech Unraveled,” seeking to broaden the conversation and go beyond the buzzwords in the professional AV industry. It’s hosted by Lianna Russell and Joshua Herring.

RoseWater adds EMI to Rep Stable

RoseWater Energy Group has brought Electric Materials Inc. on board as the manufacturer’s representatives to cover Michigan. As the Lutron rep for over 40 years, EMI is one of the top producers nationwide. Its sales philosophy is to impact the electrical, AV, and lighting industries with long-term workable plans for profit and market penetration that ensures maximum visibility for its manufacturers and prospects.

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