Newsletter: Industry Buzz

June, 2023

Here is a sampling of AV Industry stories that caught our eye:

Commercial Integrator
A Sneak Peek at InfoComm 2023

May 15, 2023

To give attendees an idea of what to expect from the show, Commercial Integrator sits down with Rochelle Richardson, senior vice president of expositions and event services for AVIXA, the association that produces InfoComm. Along with expanding on her expectations for InfoComm 2023, Richardson dives into the various education opportunities, trade-show experiences and DEI initiatives that will be presented during the packed, three-day event. Link to the entire story.


rAVe Pubs
Finding the Best People

May 17, 2023 

Ever since their businesses emerged from the challenges COVID inflicted on them, one common challenge that all of my dealer partners still face is staffing issues.

Almost everyone I know is still running their company short-handed, while actively searching for qualified people. At the same time, many of them have complained that the available talent pool is shallow, so to speak. It’s hardly a universal answer, but it shouldn’t be surprising that generally speaking, qualified people who are doing a good job are happy where they are and aren’t looking to change jobs. That means that some proportion of the available labor pool looking for work isn’t going to have everything that companies are looking for. Link to the entire story.

Sound & Video Contractor
Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning marks 500th film released in Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos

May 31, 2023

Nine years after the first Dolby Cinema launch, the upcoming film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One marks the 500th theatrical film in Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. Less than a decade after the first Dolby Cinema was opened in 2014, there are now 290 across 14 countries, according to Dolby. Dolby Cinemas feature both Dolby Atmos sound as well as Dolby Vision, a proprietary technology that enhances the base HDR10 format for a better visual experience. Link to the entire story.