Media and Marketing News Headlines Update on August 26, 2020

Arista Forms Projection-Mapping Partnership With Fallout Zones. Arista Corporation and Fallout Zones, LLC of Las Vegas NV have formed a partnership through which they will address the challenges and misconceptions common in the area of projection-mapping technology.

Clair Global Acquires Eighth Day Sound Systems. Clair Global announced the acquisition of Eighth Day Sound Systems. Before the industry slowdown caused by the novel coronavirus, Tom Arko, President of Eighth Day, and Troy Clair, Owner of Clair Global, discussed how this union could further improve and strengthen future tour support.

AVIXA’s Latest Pro AV Business Index Shows Signs Of Growth. AVIXA has published its Pro AV Business Index for July, which now incorporates questions from the organization’s weekly COVID-19 Impact Survey that ran from March until the end of June. This month’s report shows commercial AV sales are growing for the first time since February.

NAB Show New York Presents 10-Day Virtual Experience For 2020. This year’s NAB Show New York will take place as a 10-day virtual event from October 19 to 29. Registration will open in early September.

Midwich Group, Poly Partner On Hardware-as-a-Service Program. Midwich Group and Poly have introduced a Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) program. The offering coincides with the announcement of a worldwide distribution partnership with Plantronics, Inc.

Extron And Poly Partner To Deliver Scalable Meeting Experiences. Extron and Poly are partnering to develop scalable integration options for Extron control systems and audio devices, as well as signal switching for Poly Room Solutions.

NAMM Cancels In-Person NAMM Show, Replaces With ‘Believe In Music’ Initiative. NAMM has decided to cancel the 2021 NAMM Show, which had been scheduled for January 21 through 24 at the Anaheim Convention Center. In its place, “Believe in Music,” will feature a mix of programming, education and a marketplace to connect buyers and sellers.

CEDIA Achieves ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer Designation. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved CEDIA as an Accredited Standards Developer (ASD). The designation exemplifies CEDIA’s organizational commitment to take a key role as thought leaders in the development of industry standards.

Electrosonic Appoints Ewan Smith As President. Smith will be joining Electrosonic from AVI-SPL, where he was Executive VP and General Manager for the past five months after the merger with Whitlock, where he was National VP.

AES Announces Results Of 2020 Elections. The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the incoming Officers and Governors following the 2020 Board of Directors and Board of Governors elections.

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