Planning for the 2022 NAB Show is ramping up, and Radio World is asking exhibitors about their expectations for what will be the first in-person spring show in three years.
Ben Palmer is president of Arrakis Systems.
Radio World: What do you anticipate will be the most significant technology trend that radio professionals should be watching for at the show?
Ben Palmer: I think that there will be a great emphasis on flexibility and accessibility with technology. As we learned with the pandemic, it is important for your studio to be available to you at any moment.
RW: What will be your most important news or exhibit theme?
Palmer: We are excited to show off the new changes we have implemented with our APEX automation system, as well as updates to our analog and AoIP consoles. Specifically with APEX, we have added new cloud features that make it more robust and easier to manage remotely.
RW: How is it different from what’s available on the market?
Palmer: The cloud technology services that we are adding to APEX utilizes the latest in security protocols. I believe that this goes a step beyond what has been used by many other systems on the market.
RW: How has the lack of physical trade shows affected your clients or your own business?
Palmer: Sales have done well in spite of the lack of shows. While it has always been wonderful to meet face to face, we have still been able to maintain our relationships with our customers.
Arrakis Booth: N2338