It’s been more than five years that the AV industry has been talking about the convergence of AV and IT. Most of the worlds video – at this point – is transported over Ethernet and not video cable, so if you’re in the industry you know it’s here and it’s happening whether you like or not…

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Gary Kayye, over at rAVe Pubs who hosts the Rants and rAVes podcast to discuss just this and how our Solstice software has impacted the industry since we introduced it a year ago this month. I made the claim that when we talk about AV and IT convergence we are really talking more about which physical cables we use – we are talking about how software is transforming AV hardware. Not sure Gary agreed with me, but as we celebrate Solstice’s one year anniversary we can now officially say it is the “first collaborative product between IT and AV”. Gary said it, not us. Hear it for yourself.

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If you’re not familiar with Solstice, Gary sums it up pretty well. “Think Barco ClickShare via software (no hardware needed) but with compatibility with every OS, computer and mobile device. Solstice is virtual signal routing via software and as our industry moves closer and closer to being one with the IT world, this represents a bridge for any AV’er to do IT.”

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About Christopher Jaynes

Jaynes received his doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he worked on camera calibration and aerial image interpretation technologies now in use by the federal government. Jaynes received his BS degree with honors from the School of Computer Science at the University of Utah. In 2004, he founded Mersive and today serves as the company's Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Mersive, Jaynes founded the Metaverse Lab at the University of Kentucky, recognized as one of the leading laboratories for computer vision and interactive media and dedicated to research related to video surveillance, human-computer interaction, and display technologies.

1 Comment for this entry

  • Buckie
    August 26th, 2014

    I never thought I would find such an everyday topic so enhnlarlitg!

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