A/V Industry Newsletter 2015-09-04


The Future of Integration

In this article, Ruth writes about AV/IT convergence, and how jobs have been replaced by textile machines among others. With Crestron’s Pyng and other self programming systems making the market more saturated, should programmers worry? Yes and no, according to Ruth.

Whatever it is you’re selling, you’re ultimately selling how you feel about it. Sell yourself, and how this product makes you feel and think.

Ruth believes that if we get automated out of our jobs, the rest of the world will be automated out too.


What is This Twitter Thing?

Blevins has written a very basic guide to what twitter is, and how you can sign up and use it.


Crestron Introduces Copper Input Blade and HDMI Output Blade

Crestron has created two new blades designed to enable Crestron DM-MD64X64 or DM-MD128X128 switchers to deliver 4K and Ultra HD video. Each blade has eight inputs or outputs and adds support for HDCP 2.2.

The 8-Channel 4K HDMI Input Blade for DM switchers (DMB-4K-I-C) provides eight DM inputs. The DMB-4K-I-C input blade and the 8-Channel HDBaseT 4K DigitalMedia Output Blade (DMB-4K-O-C) are compatible with the PoDM (Power over DM) redundant power supply (DM-PSU-3X8-RPS).

The DMB-4K-O-HD output blade provides eight independent HDMI outputs and it’s designed for 4K/60 scaling and audio extracting capabilities. 



TSN and IoT 

 The Time Sensitivity Network (TSN) in 2012 by the The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). TSN was created to study and address pro AV streaming. According to Harrison, TSN provides “time sensitive data protocol” to IoT, and could possibly become “the foundation of any network-based system, satisfying any media format”. Cisco and General Electric already have TSN and there isn’t a licensing fee. TSN now needs switches and smaller endpoints in adopters.


Commercial Integrator’s 40 Under 40

Do you know anybody that made the list?

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