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Weekend Wire 7/10/21: NJ To Build Atlantic City Esports Hub, AV In The Post-Pandemic Classroom

In this Weekend Wire: NJ invests $200K to build Atlantic City esports hub, how school districts are reimagining the post-pandemic classroom, DSE returns to Las Vegas, AVIXA offers a positive forecast for commercial AV growth and NAMM CEO Joe Lamond steps down.

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Klein Announces Retirement From Crestron
After more than 30 years with Crestron Electronics, President and CEO Randy Klein will be retiring this year.

Digital Signage Expo 2022 Show Dates & Location Announced by Questex
Questex has announced that Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2022 will take place March 21 to 23 in Las Vegas NV at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

PSNI Global Alliance Further Strengthens US Presence
PSNI Global Alliance expands its network with the addition of Camera Corner Connecting Point, Dobil Laboratories, and Midtown Video.

Haivision To Acquire CineMassive
Haivision has announced its acquisition of CineMassive Displays and future plans to offer a single-vendor solution for situational awareness.

After Decline, Five-Year Outlook Is Positive For Commercial AV Revenue
After global commercial AV industry revenue dropped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AVIXA forecasts revenue will reach $232 billion in 2021.

Kramer Acquires Wow Vision
Kramer Electronics has acquired Wow Vision Pte. through the purchase of the remaining 50 percent of the outstanding shares of the company.

Joe Lamond To Step Down As President And CEO Of NAMM
On June 28, at the annual NAMM Board of Directors meeting, Joe Lamond, NAMM’s President and CEO, shared his intention to step down.

ACT Entertainment Launches
ACT Lighting has announced the launch of ACT Entertainment, an entity formed by bringing together the brands of the ACT Lighting and RHC Holdings family of companies.

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NJ Money Aims To Make Atlantic City The National Esports Hub

New Jersey is investing $200,000 in a center to help Atlantic City and the state become a national hub for the billion-dollar competitive video game industry.
By Wayne Parry
Source: AP News


Reimagining Post-Pandemic Classrooms For Today’s Learners
School districts are designing modern learning environments with new technology and furniture to better support teaching and learning.
By Wylie Wong
Source: Ed Tech Magazine

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Conferencing & Collaboration Power Hour: The Importance Of Interoperability by AVIXA
With so many different platforms for collaboration, it has become increasingly important to ensure you are prepared for them all. This session will discuss the importance of interoperability and what you can do to help clients bridge platforms. Jul. 12, 1:00pm EDT.

Networked AV Power Hour: AV Over IP—What You Need To Know Before Implementing by AVIXA
Successful implementation of AV over IP systems requires careful planning and preparation. This session will examine how AV over IP can be used to provide an exceptional experience and the planning steps that should be considered to achieve a successful outcome. Jul. 13, 1:00pm EDT.

Content Distribution & Media Power Hour: IP Video For Enterprise Using NDI & SRT by AVIXA
Explore the end-to-end process of delivering high-quality remote production and the benefits of NDI/VoIP/SRT in the enterprise space. Jul. 14, 1:00pm EDT.

2021 Halftime Spotlight by Sound & Communications
Nearly 70 product and software debuts can be found in our 2021 Halftime Spotlight.

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