One of the coolest, and ultimately most niche, products I saw while wandering the InfoComm 2019 show looking for the ultimate UCC products that make up this issue is a table (yes, table) from Dupont — technically, a division of Dupont called Dupont Smart Materials
. This may have been the best-kept UCC secret at InfoComm and, I am quite sure that after you watch this video
you’ll tell someone else to watch it, too! OK, if you didn’t click on that link and watch the YouTube video we shot, do it! Seriously. Yes, that’s a Dupont Corian-based table surface with the mics, speakers, power, phone charger AND lighting integrated into the table surface itself — as in, integrated into the Corian material that makes up the table surface. VERY COOL, huh?
But there was more. This was an amazing opportunity to see some killer UCC gear. Some has been out a while, like the Panacast 3 180-degree camera
(now part of Jabra), the Logitech Tap
touch-screen system, the Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array
(which I LOVE), the Quicklaunch UX
software for Collaboration Boards, the Microsoft Surface Hub 2
S (yes, that’s finally a thing again) and, of course, the Intel Unite platform
dominated the UCC wireless sharing conversation from a software standpoint. But, discovering new products was even more fun! I’ve included some of the coolest new things I saw, below, but you might also enjoy perusing all the videos we shot at InfoComm of just UCC products – I actually sorted them by the UCC category here — there are 233 of them
. BUT, a few of the newbies I would look at, if I were you, include the new Sharp WCD (Windows Collaboration Display)
as they are one of only two WCD-certified companies, the T1V ThinkHub Connect
— this was one of the most exciting things I saw at InfoComm, the QuirkLogic Quilla E-Ink Display
and the SilexPro PTE
— this is really unique as it’s four-way, in-table solution that runs ALL the soft-codec VTC platforms but each person has their own personal display rather than looking up at a screen at the front of the room.
Finally, yes, I realize this is a giant issue. But, InfoComm 2019 was a giant show for the UCC market — and the proAV market as a whole. So, if you can’t get through this in one sitting, save it and come back to it as your next issue isn’t for another month! And, if you happen to be interested in more than just UCC gear, all our InfoComm 2019 coverage — including 1,638 videos, 91 podcasts, 2002 photos, 354 product articles and a dozen or show blogs from the show are all here