We will be heading to Sydney, Australia, next week to cover the entire Integrate Show — ANZ’s largest AV show. We have already set-up a show microsite here: rAVePubs.com/Integrate2018 and it’s populated with new product news and will, eventually, host the 500+ videos we will shoot on the show floor. Integrate is not a show to be overlooked as, for example, LG picked Integrate to launch OLED in 2016 and Transparent LED in 2017. So, expect some new products you’ve never seen before to come out of the 2018 show.
While we’re there, rAVe Founder Gary Kayye will be leading a panel discussion on AV-over-IP and teaching two courses:
The Panel – Wednesday, 22 August – AV-over-IP is experiencing a coming of age. And, one could argue it started in Australia as the first large-scale instal was there. Many believe that it will have a quick adoption as a replacement for matrix switch based distribution including SDI in the broadcast and post-production space, and HDBaseT or native HDMI in commercial and residential. But there’s many approaches, all of which balance of image quality, compression and network speed. In this panel we’ll discuss the pros and cons, use cases and technology roadmap for AV over IP.
The Future of Projection – Thursday, 23 August – Rumors of the demise of the projector has been greatly exaggerated. For almost a decade, industry pundits have been predicting the death of the projector – yet, sales keep growing. And, in the biggest irony of all, the projector has invaded the the one- and-only market deemed as a display-only segment: digital signage. That’s right, projectors are now being used to make giant signs, too – at a fraction of the cost of LED walls and at sizes only LCD panels dream of. The future of projection is bright – literally! Not only have new lighting technologies, like laser, repositioned the projector as the ultimate display technology but we now are approaching perfect colorimetry. And this matters. The projector, once relegated to only being hung from the ceiling in the middle of a room, can now be placed anywhere – at any angle – in any room and used for any application. And, per inch, projection is, literally, 1/4th the cost of nearly every other display technology. AV Futurist and Technologist, Gary Kayye of rAVe Publications, will explain exactly how, why and where, projection will continue to dominate future display applications.
An Unbiased Explanation of AV-over-IP – Friday, 24 August – Nearly everyone out there is misleading you about AV-over-IP. It’s not easy, it’s not lossless compression and it’s not going to happen overnight. But, it IS the future of AV signal distribution.There is no standard that everyone has adopted for sending AV signals (video, audio, control and power) over the network — there are multiple ways of doing it and none of the different options are interoperable. So, buyer and adopter beware.Gary’s Kayye’s latest keynote will help guide the future of AV-over-IP as not only is he a respected AV technologist, but he’s help set the standards in signal routing before. So, both the manufacturers and the integrators will be listening to his opinions on this and which AV-over-IP “standard” he likes best.This keynote will take you on a journey through the plethora of signal routing options via an IP network and explain how each one works, what’s good about it, what’s bad about it and, most of all, how likely it is to experience industry-wide adoption. You will leave understanding each and every option out there, what works and what’s pure hype and how you evaluate the trade-offs for each option.It’s time to take Professional display technology one step further. As 2018 begins, it’s time to make some digital signage resolutions. There is an overabundance of marketing information and technology hype surrounding displays today. More and more groundbreaking products and solutions are making waves. And, it’s difficult to decipher the true impact of useful technology vs. marketing hype.
Again, all our Integrate coverage is here.