As part of our ongoing AVT Thought Leaders Series, we asked Eric Farkas, Product Manager AV at Black Box to provide a rare insider's perspective into the company's philosophy and product roadmap heading into InfoComm 2022.
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AVT Question: Please share your company's philosophy, vision, and product roadmap heading into InfoComm 2022. [June 2022]
Exhibiting at InfoComm 2022, Black Box will showcase products that enable flexible AV everywhere with delivery and display of high-quality media, including our new MCX Gen 2 Series multimedia distribution and management system, iCompel digital signage platform with Reserva room scheduling platform, and ControlBridge multi-system and room control. Visitors to our booth will also be able to experience Radian Flex, our software-based video wall processing solution that features a highly flexible canvas for nearly instant source changes and reconfiguration for fast-paced, visually collaborative environments.
Our philosophy at Black Box continues to be providing high-quality, low-latency AV experiences for every venue. Our roadmap constantly evolves to address the demands of the market. A big part of the current focus is interoperability and unified control. This strategy allows customers a variety of application-specific solutions that not only work together but also can be controlled easily and without a significant learning curve. Control extends beyond our products to equipment in the room, providing an immersive, one-touch experience. AV-over-IT products reduce installation costs, increase flexibility, and allow for simplified control and administration.
Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology. Davis enjoys exploring the ethos of experiential spaces as well as diving deep into the complex topics that shape the AV/IT industry. In 2012, the TechDecisions brand of content sites she developed for EH Publishing was named one of “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 20 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. From 2000 to 2008, Davis was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Electronic House. From 2009 to present, as the principal of CustomMedia.Co, Davis developed content plans and delivered content for associations such as IEEE Standards Association and AVIXA, content marketing for Future Plc, and numerous AV/IT companies. Davis 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. 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.