Benjamin Watkins, Constant Technologies’ Vice President of Technical Engineering, was featured as an expert in a recent Systems Contractor News article “AV From Anywhere: Critical Remote Infrastructure Considerations for Pro AV.”
The article touches on the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives–and work — of millions of people, particularly when it comes to the use of technology for remote learning, working, and more. Much of this has been made possible by remote pro AV infrastructure.
Watkins is quoted as saying: “Remote infrastructure is the key to continuing operations while keeping operators and the general public safe. Our solutions are providing these clients with tools they need to access remote systems and work remotely themselves.”
With increased remote technology comes an increased need for security. “This can take many forms,” says Watkins, “including strong encryption, segregated networks, access control lists, and an ongoing plan for patch management of devices. As well, security should be properly implemented and up-to-date on any endpoint devices like encoders, decoders, and servers, especially anything that touches the client’s actual infrastructure. A layered security model will also implement appropriate access controls and firewalls at various points in the client’s network.”
The repercussions of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders have posed many challenges for the pro-AV market, but it’s paved the way for some opportunities as well.
“This is an opportunity to work with our manufacturers on the technologies they’re supplying and to give them feedback about how their products need to change or are being used to meet the changing needs of our clients,” says Watkins. Now is the time to ensure clients have the best possible remote AV with reliable and secure solutions.
To read more on the world of remote AV in the era of COVID-19,take a look at the full article. If you are interested in learning how Constant can help you set up a secure AV system for your mission critical operations, contact us today.
Constant Technologies, Inc. provides AV integration for 24/7 video walls and custom operation center furniture. With 30+years experience we can work with sensitive environments in the public and private sectors. Constant designs, installs and services projects of all scopes and sizes around the world. We create solutions with the highest levels of security, aesthetics and functionality in mind.