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Where To Find Top AV Industry Trends (Plus 2 New Trends To Follow)


Where To Find Top AV Industry Trends (Plus 2 New Trends To Follow)

The trendiest of trends are the ones that you hear about before they’re even trendy — and that type of intel in the audio visual (AV) industry can be hard to find unless you know where to look.


In our opinion, these are some of the best sources for AV industry professionals to follow for insights into the best upcoming technologies and where to find the latest and greatest technologies. Plus, we’ll reveal two new trends to keep top of mind this year.


Top Sources For Trends In The Commercial AV Industry


Our sources for AV trends include a top-tier AV blog, the industry leader in AV certifications and trade shows, and one manufacturer whose products are ahead of the game.


Commercial Integrator


Commercial Integrator is the leading AV blog for technology professionals. They publish regular content that addresses the needs of professional integrators aimed at serving the small to medium-sized business market.


The blog covers a wide range of topics, like how to provide correct estimates, tips for bidding on projects (and actually winning them), market forecasts, and more. Plus, they provide valuable advice for those looking to work in a variety of spaces: bars and restaurants, corporate, education, entertainment, hospitality, retail, and houses of worship.


Some recent articles that we love include this case study from Cisco on the future of remote work, this report on how the pandemic has shifted AV budgets, and this round-up of the AV industry’s 40 under 40.


The experts at Aspen Custom Electronics are always on top of the latest trends in the AV industry. Check out our blog for some of the latest insights from the team, or contact us for ideas on how to implement them.


AVIXA


AVIXA is the industry leader when it comes to thought leadership, audio video industry trends, and community-building. AVIXA is first and foremost a community of AV professionals totaling over 11,400 members, but beyond membership opportunities, they also offer training and certifications, publish regular AV industry-related content, and host the industry’s largest events.

AVIXA’s topics hub is an absolute goldmine of industry trends from a variety of different sources, and their trade shows are the best place to see and learn about new and upcoming products.


BONUS: EvertzAV


EvertzAV is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of professional audio and video infrastructure equipment and particularly well-known for their broadcasting equipment. In recent years, they’ve taken their in-depth knowledge of broadcast technology and applied it to create some of the best AV industry-leading technologies on the market today. In our opinion, they’re the industry’s hottest trendsetter to follow.


2 New AV Industry Trends To Follow


We’d be remiss to send you off without a couple of the hottest trends our team has been seeing take shape as we move into the new post-pandemic normal. These are two emerging AV industry trends that we think every AV industry professional should keep their eye on.


  1. Information Technology (IT) and AV will continue to overlap. These days, IT departments are managing the purchase and maintenance of a lot more AV equipment, and vice versa. This is happening as AV products are becoming networked for remote management so that no matter what type of operation you’re running — a school, a church, a corporate office — you can manage the equipment without being in the room.

  2. There’s a rising need for remote and touchless solutions. For operations of all types, we’re seeing a more frequent need for cameras or video that allow people to work, learn, attend church services, or see a show remotely. This transition has resulted in an increase in demand for livestream or broadcast products. For those times when it’s critical to be in person, the need for automation and touchless technology is on the rise.


For a deep dive into some of the hottest trends to watch this year, check out our list of five top AV industry trends to follow in 2022.


Stay on top of AV industry trends to get the most out of your next installation.


Staying in the know when it comes to the latest and greatest industry trends means that your spaces are up-to-date, functional, and outfitted so you can make the most meaningful connections between people.


Follow these top sources for AV industry trends, and you’ll be equipped to transform your space into either an in-person or virtual event where people can’t wait to connect.


If you’re looking for ways to implement some of these new trends into your space, we can help. Contact us to get connected with one of our AV industry experts today.