As part of our ongoing AVT Thought Leaders Series, we asked Megan Knedler, Senior Director, Marketing at Legrand | AV 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]
As the AVIXA data has shown for years, corporate is the largest sector that we serve in AV. That core market is in the midst of a serious seismic shift. So, for perhaps the first time, almost all manufacturers, integrators, and educators are going to be centered around the same challenge—enabling this new hybrid workforce reality.
At Legrand | AV, design thinking and empathy-based research have been core philosophies to all that we do—from sales to customer care to product innovation. It means we resist the urge to jump right in and solve. Rather, we spend a lot of time listening and studying the problem.
In the booth, you will see tons of exciting new products, as well as awesome solutions for what we know today about hybrid demand. This includes solutions for creating meeting equity,like Vaddio’s IntelliSHOT ePTZ, which will auto frame the speaker for remote participants as opposed to showing a teeny tiny table surrounded by human-like shapes.
Other solutions help companies quickly deploy updates across massive campuses, with products like Chief’s Tempo designed to store gear, hide cables, and support displays without ripping open walls.
And finally, Legrand | AV solutions enable our integrators to deliver unmatched reliability, like Middle Atlantic’s RackLink—now on the all-new NEXSYS platform, and providing remote management via our latest UPS line.
We look forward to sharing our vision of the hybrid workplace and how the AV industry is uniquely positioned to make a huge impact on making that experience amazing. All that said, this challenge of hybrid work is still unfolding. So we’re perhaps most excited to connect with our customers and learn more about how we can partner and innovate around the challenges tomorrow has in store. See you in Vegas!
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.