56 AV/IT Company Roadmaps 2022

Roadmaps 2022
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If 2020 didn’t teach us to plan for the unexpected, then the latter half of 2021 underscored that being able to adapt to a changing environment is key to success and maintaining one’s sanity. January 2022 began with new masks mandates. Thankfully as we head into April mandates are being lifted and companies are bringing more people into the office. The Big Return has begun.

The links to each of the 56 [plus 1] company road map articles is at the end of this article. 

As part of our ongoing AVT Thought Leaders Series, we asked AV/IT companies to provide a rare insider's perspective into their roadmap for 2022. Below are a few snapshots. 

Paul Krizan, product manager at Atlona cited 2022 as “the year where the AV industry makes very noticeable progress for the IT managers we increasingly serve.” Robin Hamerlinck, senior vice president, CIO at Shure warned that large IT initiatives and projects, however, will be more challenging. “At times in an IT project, progress is more effective when people can meet face to face,” she added. “My teams are missing whiteboards, group testing, and more—not just within IT, but also with our customers, when building solutions.”

Literally everyone in the world has been affected by supply chain issues in one form or another, and the AV industry hasn’t been immune. However, being part of a larger company with diverse brands and product offerings has its benefits. “As part of the Legrand|AV family, Chief can quickly overcome global fulfillment issues, providing integrators with complete AV solutions,” said Kathryn Gaskell, director of product management at Chief. “We are investing in our service delivery to mitigate challenges created by supply chain issues,” added Steve Durkee, director of Product Management at Chief.

Datapath’s CEO, Bjorn Krylander likened the pandemic period to the financial crisis of 2008. “The last two years of turmoil from the pandemic and the supply chain crisis have provided the opportunity to invest in new product development, new processes, and our staff—all to strengthen our customer relationships and thus our market position.”

Zoom punctuated the need for easy-to-use systems. “Post pandemic, collaboration solutions need to make the return to the office more comfortable and streamlined,” said Meghan Kennelly, director of global marketing and communication at Yamaha Unified Communications.

Forward-thinking companies have developed products for the new reality of hybrid. “The virtual studio will also be a focus of the Absen roadmap,” said Feifan Lu, product manager, at Absen. “This will not just be a display, but also a smart device built into your conference ecosystem.”

In the end, businesses only succeed if they listen to the needs of their customers and work at building relationships. “Sony’s B2B organization is working very closely with all of our customers and partners, with a strong emphasis on solving their pain points,” said Rich Ventura, vice president of B2B, Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division at Sony Electronics

The pandemic has catapulted the development of collaboration products and solutions that might have taken several more years to come to market. For many companies, a product roadmap drawn up at the end of 2019 has taken some unexpected turns.

56 AV/IT Company Roadmaps 2022 

>> 22Miles Roadmap 2022

>> Absen Roadmap 2022

>> AMX Roadmap 2022 

>> ATEN Technologies Roadmap 2022

>> AtlasIED Roadmap 2022

>> Atlona Roadmap 2022

>> Auton Motorized Systems Roadmap 2022

>> Avnu Alliance Roadmap 2022

>> Barix Roadmap 2022 

>> Barco Roadmap 2022 

>> BenQ America Roadmap 2022

>> Biamp Roadmap 2022 

>> Black Box Roadmap 2022 

>> BlueJeans by Verizon Roadmap 2022

>> BrightSign Roadmap 2022

>> C2G Roadmap 2022

>> Chief Roadmap 2022

>> ClearOne Roadmap 2022

>> Crestron Roadmap 2022 

>> Daktronics Roadmap 2022

>> Datapath Roadmap 2022

>> EPOS Audio Roadmap 2022 

>> Hall Technologies Roadmap 2022

>> IHSE USA Roadmap 2022 

>> Intel Roadmap 2022 

>> Just Add Power Roadmap 2022

>> Kramer Roadmap 2022

>> Legrand|AV Roadmap 2022 

>> Listen Technologies Roadmap 2022

>> Logitech Roadmap 2022

>> LynTec Roadmap 2022

>> Macnica Roadmap 2022

>> Matrox Roadmap 2022 

>> Meyer Sound Roadmap 2022

>> NETGEAR Roadmap 2022

>> Nureva Roadmap 2022

>> Optoma Roadmap 2022 

>> Planar Roadmap 2022

>> Poly Roadmap 2022

>> Prysm Systems Roadmap 2022 

>> PTZOptics Roadmap 2022

>> QSC Roadmap 2022

>> Red Dot Digital Media Roadmap 2022

>> RTI Roadmap 2022

>> Samsung Roadmap 2022 

>> SAVI Controls Roadmap 2022 

>> Sennheiser Roadmap 2022

>> Shure Roadmap 2022

>> Sonic Foundry Roadmap 2022

>> Sony Roadmap 2022

>> Utelogy Roadmap 2022

>> Vanco International Roadmap 2022

>> ViewSonic Roadmap 2022

>> VuWall Roadmap 2022

>> Xilica Roadmap 2022

>> Yamaha Unified Communications Roadmap 2022

>> Zoom Roadmap 2022

Cindy Davis
Brand and content director of AV Technology

Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology (AVT). She was a critical member of the AVT editorial team when the title won the “Best Media Brand” laurel in the 2018 SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards. Davis moderates several monthly AV/IT roundtables and enjoys facilitating and engaging in deeper conversations about the complex topics shaping the ever-evolving AV/IT industry. She explores the ethos of collaboration, hybrid workplaces, experiential spaces, and artificial intelligence to share with readers. Previously, she developed the TechDecisions brand of content sites for EH Publishing, named one of the “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 25 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. A lifelong New Englander, Davis makes time for coastal hikes with her husband, Gary, and their Vizsla rescue, Dixie, sailing on one of Gloucester’s great schooners and sampling local IPAs. Connect with her on LinkedIn