Is there a future for the AV integrator in digital signage, or will most if not all digital signage deployments eventually become IT projects? Why or why not?”
While IT and AV are integrating, many businesses still rely on integrators to fulfill large installations. This built-in reliance won’t go away. Depending on the business, internal IT departments may not want to be involved in the scoping, purchasing and installation of video walls, matrix units and cabling. As IT roles take on more, they won’t be able to scale and accommodate large projects. Now, and in the future, AV integrators will have IT clients and stakeholders, and likewise for IT groups.