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EDTech 77: AV As A Service Is Evolving

August 23, 2019

I Plead The Fifth

The main trio returns to the show to discuss the latest news and stories affecting the higher education side of AV.

The AV User Group and The Association for Quality in Audiovisual have announced a partnership to assist AVUG members with training and certification. How standards and certification affects what goes into designing and putting solutions into a classroom.

We discuss the process of building synergy between the AV and IT departments of campuses. What it takes to start the conversation, and making things easier for everyone.

Finally, our very own Scott Tiner writes about his new stance on AV as a service models. Discussing what makes a strong service model and


  • Scott Tiner – Scott on Twitter

  • Ernie Bailey – Ernie on LinkedIn

  • Rob Rasberry – Drexel

Links to sources:

  • Inavate on the Net – AVUG and AQ-AV form partnership

  • AV Network – Merging Campus AV and IT

  • Rave Pubs – Looking at AV as a Service

Bill O’Donnell hosts one of the longest running AVNation podcasts, EDTech. This podcast is for audiovisual tech managers, by higher education tech managers. The monthly podcast gathers education audiovisual veterans to discuss the news that impacts them, their campuses, and the commercial integrators that serve them and their institutions. Each month our panel of guests provides their perspective on new products and the news in the audiovisual industry and how those stories concern technology in education.

O’Donnell has been in the audiovisual industry for over 15 years. His experience has taken him from his New Jersey home to the middle east and back again. He has worked for global AV dealers, multi-national defense contractors, and higher education institutions. Bill leads a band of tech managers who have made the transition analog to digital over the last thirty years. He is also heavily involved in the comic book industry volunteering at comic shows across the United States and the globe. O’Donnell is an amateur glass blower.

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