Creating the Impact at InfoComm 2015: My Disruptive Top 10

Last year I went to InfoComm on a mission to find ten solutions I considered disruptive in the market, and it didn’t take long to find them at the show as many of them existed in the realm of unified communications and collaboration — a market well-known now for disruption in itself. This year however, […]

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Read This First: How to Get the Most from the rAVe InfoComm 2015 MicroSite

The 2015 version of InfoComm has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever here — on our InfoComm 2015 microsite! We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this InfoComm microsite that it can be overwhelming. So, please take moment to read this so we can familiarize […]

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An Interview with Richard Blackwell About InfoComm’s Innovation Pavilion

InfoComm 2015 is now over, with most of our coverage finished up. One unique new feature at the show this year was the Innovation Pavilion, a space for start-up companies exhibiting for the first time at InfoComm (first time for the company, not necessarily the founders, some of whom were actually industry vets). The pavilion […]

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On Privacy, Convenience and Pirate Scanners

Last week, I returned from InfoComm. It was the usual manic event, with the usual results. 39,000 people crowded the aisles to see products and services from over 400 suppliers. Many, many of us took the opportunity to rub elbows with our peers from around the world, increasing the sale of beer and soft drinks […]

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Some of my (#InfoComm15) Favorite Tweets

One thing I planned on doing at InfoComm 2015 was devoting some time to social media, especially Twitter. I personally tweeted out numerous times from the show — here are a few of them: On my way in to the show, day one: At the Sennheiser booth ready to do an interview, day one: At […]

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Wainhouse Research at InfoComm 2015 (4 of 4)

By Ira Weinstein Sr. Analyst, Consultant and Partner, Wainhouse Research Collaboration Displays, Video Walls and Interactive White Boards While at the show, we spent a few minutes at the Microsoft booth where the star of the show was Microsoft Surface Hub.  While it doesn’t appear that Microsoft announced any new Surface Hub features at InfoComm, […]

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Covering InfoComm 2015 – A UCC Discussion with Carol Zelkin, Executive Director, IMCCA

It all began for me about 15 years ago in my AV integration sales days (even though I had worked in the AV and IT markets since 1991) when Tandberg and Polycom were of course the main brands for integrated as well as stand-alone hardware-based videoconferencing systems. This continued on of course until 2010, when […]

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Wainhouse Research at InfoComm 2015 (3 of 4)

By Ira Weinstein Sr. Analyst, Consultant and Partner, Wainhouse Research Monitoring / Management / Control Systems As usual, AV control systems were all the rage at InfoComm. This year, we saw control system offerings from a large number of companies including anchor players AMX and Crestron, less known players like Arrive Systems, and control system […]

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rAVe’s InfoComm 2015 in Review Video

This year’s InfoComm Show was the largest to date with 39,105 registered attendees, more than 9,500 exhibitors and more special events than any other ProAV show in history. Here is our InfoComm 2015 review video with highlights from the show and some of the most important products from Orlando — take a look as you […]

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InfoComm 2015 Report: Workspaces For Tomorrow Session

By David Danto AV, Collaboration, Multimedia, Video and UC Technology Leader Change in business and culture is happening at the fastest pace ever. It is all around us, with new processes not just improving the old ones but completely replacing them. Digital downloads replaced record / CD stores, search engines replaced phone books, apps are […]

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Touring the Floor at InfoComm 2015 — The Interviews

I have been attending InfoComm since back in Dallas in ’95 where I “discovered” the AV industry (and first saw the famous projection shootout), however at InfoComm 2015 I did something I haven’t had the opportunity to do yet at any InfoComm, and that was to tour the floor with a rAVe mic in hand. […]

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AKG Aims New Mic for Staging

Introducing a vocal microphone designed specifically for intensive stage use, AKG by HARMAN is announcing the new D5 C dynamic directional microphone. The D5 C provides the dependability and sonic quality required for all live sound environments. Thanks to its cardioid polar pattern, the D5 C is the most sensitive to sound coming from the […]

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EIKI Debuts 14K Lumen Projector

EIKI has just launched its brightest projector yet, the 14K-lumen 3-chip DLP-based EIP-UJT100. The EIP-UJT100 is spec’d to have a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, is native WUXGA 1920×1200 resolution, has four digital video inputs including HDMI, DIsplayPort and HDBaseT as well as 3G HD-SDI and has a Dicom Simulation mode for viewing grayscale images such as […]

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AV Power Up at InfoComm: A Great Show (Times Two)

I am writing this blog to talk about our podcast show that took place at InfoComm, which was in the end nothing short of a grand slam as we had achieved exactly what we had all been looking forward to doing – a tremendous AV Power Up! show at InfoComm 2015, which I had called […]

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Soundcraft Intros New Affordable Si Impact Digital Console

Soundcraft has launched a new Si Impact digital mixing console that the company is marketing as affordable. The Si Impact is designed to be as simple as an analog mixer, but with radical workflow enhancements and DSP power that make it a perfect tool for the stage and the recording studio. The 40-input Soundcraft Si […]

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Audio-Technica Intros AT2020USBi Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

Audio-Technica just debuted its AT2020USBi Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone featuring iOS compatibility. Combining high-resolution audio with increased connectivity options, the AT2020USBi cardioid condenser microphone adds a new level of sound-quality and convenience to Audio-Technica’s USB microphone line. Modeled after the AT2020, this digital output mic features an A/D converter with a 24-bit/96 kHz sampling rate […]

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Extron Ships NetPA Compact Audio Power Amplifiers with Dante

Extron has announced the availability of the Extron NetPA 502 AT and NetPA 1001‑70V AT, half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifiers equipped with Dante digital audio networking. The NetPA 502 AT delivers two channels of 50 watts into 4 ohms, and the NetPA 1001‑70V AT provides a single channel of 100 watts at 70 […]

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AKG Intros DMM8 U and DMM14 U Reference Digital Microphone Mixers

AKG is introducing the DMM8 U and DMM14 U reference digital microphone mixers. Ideal for large meeting rooms and conferencing applications, these mixers offer advanced DSP functionality and multiple routing options. DMM8 U and DMM14 U feature built-in DSP to ensure precise mixing of up to 80 and 140 channels, respectively, by cascading up to […]

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Atlona Unveils Lineup of Switchers and Scalers With HDMI and VGA Transmission Over HDBaseT

Atlona introduced two new series of switchers and scalers, the HDVS-150 Series and HDVS-200 Series, with four new switchers. Designed to expand the input capabilities of the company’s UHD-CLSO-824 matrix switcher, the HDVS-150 series includes the AT-HDVS-150-TX, a three-input HDBaseT switcher and AT-HDVS-150-TX-WP, a two-input HDBaseT wall plate switcher, that extend cable runs of both […]

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Kramer Announces New VIA Releases

Kramer last week launched three new VIA products: VIA PAD, an instant-present USB touch device,VIA Site Management (an IT software solution for VIA administrators) and collaboration software enhancements for VIA Collage and VIA Connect PRO. VIA Collage is Kramer’s wireless BYOD meeting solution for any size meeting space. VIA Connect PRO offers wireless BYOD solutions […]

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BSS Audio Introduces BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge

BSS Audio has announced the introduction of its Soundweb London BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge, which allows one or more BLU link devices to be integrated with a Dante network. The BLU-DAN connects a Dante device to one or more BLU link devices via standard Cat 5e cabling. It is capable of simultaneously transmitting […]

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Lexicon Introduces QLI-32 Quantum Logic Immersion Processor for Cinema Surround Sound

Lexicon today introduced its QLI-32 Quantum Logic Immersion cinema processor, designed to deliver up to 32 channels of surround sound in professional cinema applications. The new QLI-32 interfaces with a theater’s media source and existing cinema processor to provide a multi-dimensional listening experience with left, center, right, surround, rear and height channels, all via HARMAN’s […]

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Audio-Technica Debuts 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System

Audio-Technica debuted its System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System, the latest addition to the growing range of A-T System 10 wireless solutions. Like all System 10 models, the System 10 PRO Rack-Mount operates in the 2.4 GHz range, keeping it free not only from TV interference but also from the uncertain regulatory future facing […]

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Martin Professional Showcases VDO Sceptron LED Video Solution For Dynamic Designs

HARMAN’s Martin Professional debuted its VDO Sceptron family of LED video solutions at InfoComm 2015. Martin’s LED video solutions are easily cross-rentable and integrators can create more dynamic lighting designs. The VDO Sceptron family features linear outdoor-rated LED video fixtures with 10, 20 or 40-millimeter pixel pitch and an extensive range of field-exchangeable optical accessories […]

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Wainhouse Research at InfoComm 2015 (2 of 4)

By Ira Weinstein Sr. Analyst, Consultant and Partner, Wainhouse Research The WR video conferencing / AV team took InfoComm 2015 by storm. For those of you keeping track, this is Ira’s 26th (yes — not a typo) InfoComm. As always, InfoComm provides access to a wealth of information about products, services, and companies… as well […]

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We Just Uploaded Over 3000 Photos from InfoComm

We had two professional photographers go around the show floor and they took over 3000 beautiful shots of booths, products, people, technology and, well, all that was InfoComm 2015! We’ve posted them all here and all you need to do is LIKE our Facebook Page and then click on PHOTOS and find the album you are […]

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InfoComm 2015 Sets Record in Orlando

InfoComm 2015, the annual conference and exhibition for professional audiovisual buyers and sellers worldwide, held June 13-19 in Orlando was visited by 39,105 professionals attending from more than 108 countries. This represents a 5.6 percent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2014. We sent over 30 reporters to the show and you can see all our […]

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Panasonic Debuts Remote Camera Production at InfoComm

Panasonic upgraded the company’s AW-HE40 integrated PTZ cameras with something called tap assist camera control — the industry’s first 4K pan/tilt/zoom camera, and a new 4K multi-purpose camera. Aimed for applications in corporate, government, staging, houses-of-worship, education, broadcasting and sports, the AW-HE40 Upgrade Adds HD IP-Streaming, In-Camera Recording and USB Video The AW-SFU01 upgrade for […]

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Wainhouse Research at InfoComm 2015 (1 of 4)

By Ira Weinstein Sr. Analyst, Consultant and Partner, Wainhouse Research Follow me on Twitter at @iweinstein. The Wainhouse Research (WR) video conferencing / AV team took InfoComm 2015 by storm.  For those of you keeping track, this is Ira’s 26th (yes — not a typo) InfoComm.  As always, InfoComm provides access to a wealth of […]

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Panasonic Debuts 4K Projector That’s Really 5K

Panasonic just introduced at InfoComm the PT-DZ21KU, the company’s first beyond 4K screen resolution projector. The PT-DZ21KU projector was shown performing image projection mapping onto a Tesla Model S (here’s the video we shot of it at InfoComm). The PT-DZ21KU 4K+ Projector With 4K+ screen resolution (5,120×3,200) and Quad Pixel Drive technology and they say […]

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dnp’s Douglas Brashear Helps Launch dnp Into the US market

Douglas Brashear, director of sales at dnp, spoke about the company’s ability to improve the front projection experience as the Denmark-based company makes its U.S. debut. Unlike diffusion screens, dnp’s technology can reject ambient light while controlling and maximizing projected light. Check out this video to hear about what dnp brings to the industry.  

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New Company EventCollab CEO Tommy Melancon Talks Product Launch

EventCollab officially launched their company and project management software this week at InfoComm 2015 – as part of the InfoComm Innovations Showcase. Their focus is on rental staging companies; however, this product has applications across the industry for project and event management. Check out this link for a demo video of the product: Watch this […]

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