AV/IT Summit Talks The Future of AV

The Future of AV Panel at the April 2019 AV/IT Summit.

What’s next for the future of AV? That was the question asked by Matt Pruznick, content director for AV Technology Magazine, at the AV/IT Summit today to a panel of AV thought leaders.

“Our industry and all of things we’re going to do is going to continue to grow. Between UCC and native integration, I think there’s a whole new world that’s going to open up.”

—Joshua Curlett, CEO, Sound Productions

“Technology is getting so much more intuitive. When you combine that with the amount of functionality you can get for the money, that ratio has really made it possible for a lot more customers to take advantage of things AV manufacturers are bringing to market.”

—Greg Avera, Regional Business Manager, ViewSonic

“I’m excited about the advances in video-over-IP that are out there today, the reality is that manufacturers have stepped up their game in terms of latency and delivering video quality over a small pipe. We don’t have to rewire buildings to get 4K video anywhere.”

—Marc Harrison, Technical Director, Crestron

“I’m excited about collaboration, but outside of the traditional AV space with IoT. IoT is driving a lot of design and philosophy—it’s impacting what we’re doing. Who would have thought five or ten years ago that somebody today would ask you to integrate their drone?”

—Scott Grimm, Enterprise Sales Executive, Barco

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Megan A. Dutta

Megan A. Dutta is a pro AV industry journalist, and the former content director for Systems Contractor News (SCN) and Digital Signage Magazine, both Future U.S. publications. Dutta previously served as the marketing communications manager at Peerless-AV, where she led the company’s marketing and communications department. Dutta is the recipient of AVIXA's 2017 Young AV Professional Award and Women in Consumer Technology's 2018 Woman to Watch Award. Dutta is co-founder of Women of Digital Signage, an organization designed to provide a pathway to promote networking, mentoring, and personal growth.