Lainé Mickael

Expert, SAS A4L

AVNation™ started in 2011 as a small community of friends having fun and wanting to share their knowledge and experiences working with audio visual technology and the av industry in general. Since our first show AVWeek™ we’ve grown considerably over the years, we’re still a community where everyone is welcome to share ideas, make new friends, and celebrate the AV industry. Most importantly, we’re still having fun.

Tim Albright created AVNation for the purpose of bringing high-quality broadcasts (or netcasts) to the AV community. Tim has envisioned building a network of industry professionals who are passionately engaged in furthering the AV industry through education and knowledge. One of the premiere functions of AVNation is to see industry professional provide first-hand knowledge to other professionals across North America and the World. Many of the hosts and people involved with AVNation are industry leaders in various ways.

The first AVNation podcast was the initial episode of AVWeek – “The Pilot,” recorded July 29th, 2011. Ever since that first recording, AVNation has continued to grow its show offerings encompassing all aspects of the AV industry through weekly AVWeek episodes, as well as many additional periodic shows. We continue to have a wide variety of guests including industry professionals who work in or own integration firms and corporate industry leaders.

Conference Technologies, Inc.® is a complete solutions provider for audio visual, video, and information technology integration that delivers systems design, engineering, installation, technical support, video conferencing, event solutions and production services.  Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with twenty offices operating nationwide, we serve clients in the corporate, education, healthcare, and government markets, since 1988.  

Conference Technologies, Inc.® is proud to hold a General Services Administration (GSA) contract.
Contract GS-03F-0124Y
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Specialties
Audio Visual Consulting, System Design and Engineering, Acoustic Design and Analysis, Control Systems Programming, Installation and Integration, Engineering, Video Conferencing, Event Management, Webcasting, Audio Visual Rental, Unified Communications, Telephony, Event Production, Content Creation, Digital Signage, and Projector Mapping

At Actis, we’re trying to re-imagine possibilities for work, learning and living spaces of the 21st century. We empower people and businesses in the transition to a whole new way of work and life that is more productive, entertaining and sustainable. Actis designs and builds Smart Building Infrastructure... We are an Audio Visual integration company creating video collaboration infrastructure, enhanced experience zones and smart building solutions for modern work, learning and leisure spaces. Founded in 1971, Actis has been pioneering progress and innovation in India’s audio visual industry for the last five decades (more about our journey).  OUR SOLUTIONS Meeting & Presentation: We build in-person, hybrid and remote meeting spaces which enhance clarity, simplify sharing and provide presenters with intuitive controls to manage their room environment while delivering impactful presentations Video Collaboration & UC: We help organisations upgrade to high-quality, high-reliability video collaboration infrastructure by combining elements like AV, lighting, controls and cloud technologies so interactions approach the experience of in-person meetings Specialised AV Solutions: In cases where business applications require specialised environments — to inform, demonstrate, monitor, broadcast etc — Actis helps build customised, spaces for retail, hospitality and enterprise applications Environment Control & Automation: Managing increasingly complex environments is challenging, for users and for facilities teams. We design smarter systems that assist in optimising building performance and management with automation and control technologies Residential & Hospitality: As life gets increasingly complex, we expect more from our leisure environments too. Actis help create “smart” and more entertaining spaces which soothe and relax, using a variety of technologies to enhance the comfort of their inhabitants  Headquartered in Mumbai, Actis has branch offices in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur and Pune and provides sales and support through dealers in 60 cities across India. Learn more at www.actis.co.in Our e-commerce division — www.ooberpad.com — helps consumers discover and buy the best home theater, professional audio, AV equipment, smart home and office productivity products in India. AREAS OF SPECIALISATION Corporate Solutions, Residential Solutions, Government Solutions, Hospitality Solutions, Education Solutions and Other Specialised Applications

Barco is a global technology leader that develops networked visualization solutions for the entertainment, enterprise and healthcare markets. Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare.

Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents. Barco has been listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange since 1985. (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB)

Specialties
Displays, Projectors, LED displays, Monitors, Video walls, Custom imaging, Display monitors, Projectors, Multi projector displays, Video walls, LED solutions, Image processing, Collaborative learning, ClickShare wireless presentation, AV control, 3D sound, Laser projection, Virtual reality, and Medical displays

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We are the community for the creative professionals who use technology to create integrated experiences.

AVIXA is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry.

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What Is the AV Industry?

AV is the intersection of content, technology, and space. The AV industry is the community of manufacturers and myriad professionals that provide the tools and expertise necessary to convey ideas and enhance communication in virtually every human arena. Audiovisual systems and technologies are the building blocks that create memorable experiences and connect us to our world in every way imaginable. It’s the tremendous sound you hear at a concert, the amazing digital displays you see at a museum, the video conferencing system you use at your office, the projected images you see at your corporate gatherings, the cool stuff in the huddle space that connects your devices to the big display, the technical wizardry that’s used in theme parks to amaze and delight you. That is all part of the AV industry. Are you getting the picture?

We’re Part Association, Part Society

We’re part association, part society; a mix of professionals from all over the globe who create those cool experiences you have in meetings, classes, and events in offices, airports, museums, sports arenas, theatres, concerts…

We’re the Hub for All People and Things AV

AVIXA has more than 11,400 members – both companies and professionals. Find out why you belong in this community. Explore membership. [Membership | AVIXA]

The Industry Leader for Professional Collaboration, Information, and Community

We’re the industry leader when it comes to professional collaboration, information, and community, leading the world with all the necessary resources: AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership.

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