Don’t come to my class at InfoComm 2019

Right now, a part of each of my day has been dedicated to developing my class for InfoComm19.  I am giving a talk on “Using AV Technology to Trigger Customers’ Biological Responses” or as I refer to it “Triggered!” Any time that you are giving a presentation, it’s extremely important to consider the audience to […]

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Center Stage Returns to InfoComm 2019 to Spotlight Pro-AV’s Role in Experience Design

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Center Stage returns to the InfoComm 2019 trade show floor June 12-14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Leading thinkers and practitioners from the fields of retail, entertainment, hospitality, events and beyond will take the stage to explore how proAV technology contributes to better experiences. The free Center Stage (Booth 3161) sessions […]

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AVIXA Names Rochelle Richardson Senior Vice President of Expositions and Events

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AVIXA has named Rochelle Richardson, CEM, as the association’s senior vice president of expositions and events. Richardson will lead the strategy and operations for the annual North American InfoComm show, in addition to all conferences and events in North America. Richardson is a strategic leader in exhibition and events management, with more than 20 years […]

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ALMA to Move AISE2019 Show to Co-Locate with InfoComm 2019

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ALMA International (Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing and Acoustics), owner of AISE (ALMA International Symposium & Expo), has entered into a co-location agreement with AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), owner of InfoComm. The two organizations offer content for the audio industry, but in complimentary ways that will benefit participants who take advantage of the […]

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Tony’s Faves from InfoComm 2018

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  InfoComm is the largest, most exciting event in North America focused on the pro-AV industry, with 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 44,000 attendees from 110 countries. I had the pleasure of attending this year, and it was a blast! The following is a list (not in any particular order) of my favorite booths, […]

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Just Add Power Adds More Installation Flexibility to the 3G Ultra HD Over IP Platform at InfoComm 2018

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Just Add Power (J+P) announced that it will debut the new 725POE 2GΩ/3G+ SDI Power over Ethernet (PoE) transmitter alongside the new rackmount 3G Ultra HD over IP PoE transmitter and award-winning 3G+4+ Tiling Transmitter at InfoComm 2018, June 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in booth N464. The company will also host Luxul, […]

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Nureva Enhances Flexibility and User Control of HDL300 Audio Conferencing Systems

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Nureva has updated its Microphone Mist technology, which is available to all HDL300 audio conferencing system customers. This update includes new customizable audio settings, new auxiliary audio modes for interoperability with third-party systems and refinements to audio performance. HDL300 customers enable these enhancements by downloading the updated version of Nureva Room Manager software, which provides […]

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AudioControl to Unveil Lineup of 70-Volt Amplifiers at InfoComm 2018

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AudioControl has announced the introduction of three 70-volt amplifiers with both DSP control and signal matrixing capabilities. DSP capabilities include onboard speaker profiles for loudspeaker manufacturers such as Dynaudio, Graysound, James Loudspeaker, Monitor Audio, Nuvo, Origin Acoustics, Stealth Acoustics and Triad Speakers. In addition, they also offer graphic and parametric equalization along with onboard crossovers. […]

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New Chief Outdoor Mount Options Coming to InfoComm

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Chief is expanding its outdoor mounts to include solutions for ceiling and pedestal display installations. The new mounts are built to withstand rain, humidity and ocean air, sun exposure and high winds. An included wind deflector provides an additional layer of defense to protect technology that may not be designed for wind exposure. Tilt range […]

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SDVoE to Offer Limited Seating for In-booth Education Sessions at InfoComm 2018

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At InfoComm 2018 the SDVoE Alliance will feature industry experts presenting 20-minute, in-booth education sessions on a variety of topics essential for system integrators, designers, consultants, installers and manufacturers who want to understand the new AV-over-IP paradigm — Software Defined Video over Ethernet. Presentations will start on the hour and half hour throughout all three […]

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AVIXA Names Hamlet Ambarsoom Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association has announced Hamlet Ambarsoom as the organization’s new vice president of sales and marketing. Ambarsoom will manage AVIXA’s strategy for sales and marketing activities, ensuring growth in product and service areas. Ambarsoom has extensive experience in marketing and sales, including market development, corporate/brand strategy and product and sales […]

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InfoComm Comes (or Goes) Home

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AVIXA is going out of its way to say that its new Integrated Life @ InfoComm isn’t competitive to the industry’s defacto HomeAV show, CEDIA. But, I call bulls*t. First, look at this. That’s basically the what’s new at InfoComm page — letting everyone know what all the new things AVIXA added to the industry’s top […]

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Allen & Heath Presents Distributed Audio and Hardware Control Training at InfoComm 2018

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Today’s AV system professionals face a unique set of challenges posed by integrated audio, video and lighting systems combined with an expanding range of networking protocols and rapid advances in both hardware and software. To help designers and installers meet these challenges, Allen & Heath veteran audio installation expert Martijn Verkerk will present a special training […]

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InfoComm 2018’s Center Stage Speaker Lineup Is Published

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InfoComm 2018 will bring back Center Stage to the trade show floor, June 6-8 in Las Vegas. The Center Stage sessions will explore how to increase audience engagement through personalized and immersive experiences by way of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), wearable technology, human-centered user interfaces and more. Leading thinkers and practitioners from the fields of […]

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Award-Winning Drunk Unkles Play Vegas, Again, at InfoComm

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The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce the Drunk Unkles’ first 2018 fundraiser, scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Now in their 13th year of supporting the NSCA Education Foundation, the Drunk Unkles have generated more than $1 million for the industry through this annual event. In February, the Drunk Unkles received […]

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The 2018 rAVe Readers’ Choice Award Nominations Are Now OPEN!

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It’s that time of year again! Our Readers’ Choice Awards are open for nominations now and we need you (our readers) to tell us who you think the best of the best is in the AV industry. In case you haven’t heard every year at InfoComm we give out our annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards […]

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Neuroscientist Dr. Beau Lotto and Creative Technologist Rana June to Headline TIDE Conference at InfoComm 2018

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Neuroscientist Dr. Beau Lotto and pioneering creative technologist Rana June will headline AVIXA’s TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience) conference at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. On June 5 at the Park MGM Las Vegas, the day before the InfoComm floor opens, Lotto and June will join a lineup of innovative minds to explore the creative forces shaping the AV industry. The conference will […]

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ISE: If You Sell to Education, You Should Go

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Integrated Systems Europe will take place this year from Feb. 6-9, in Amsterdam. Many of us in the United States view this show as “Europe’s InfoComm.” While the show takes place in Europe, it’s a viable show for people throughout the world. If you sell to education in any way, or work in education, you […]

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AVIXA Partners With Parks Associates to Bring the Integrated Life Program to InfoComm 2018

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AVIXA has partnered with Parks Associates, an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services, to support the inaugural Integrated Life program at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. Parks Associates hosts CONNECTIONS Summits in the U.S. and Europe, as well as Connected Health and Smart Energy Summits, attracting thousands of executives interested […]

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20 Square Feet of Raw Power!

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Working for a manufacturer in commercial AV, it can seem like the whole year revolves around two trade shows, ISE and InfoComm. Considering the scale of these two events and the amount of new product introductions, it’s not surprising that it feels that way. Over the last few years however, I have started to appreciate […]

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A Roadshow By Any Other Name

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Well, as you have probably heard, our international trade association has changed its name. I have heard a lot of opinions about it this week (or at least been sent a lot of emoticons about it). Those of you who have been around a while may know that this is not the first time we […]

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AVIXA and the Dawning of the AV “X” Men (and Women, Of Course)

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Well if you’re in commercial AV and you haven’t heard the news about InfoComm International’s name change to AVIXA yet, please stop reading this and go back under your rock. The association is now AVIXA, while the trade show is still InfoComm. The news is on every trade publication website and all over LinkedIn, Twitter […]

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InfoComm International Changes Name to AVIXA

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In a surprise announcement today, InfoComm International (the organization) changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). For now, InfoComm the trade show will keep its name (both the trade show in the U.S. every June, as well as the international versions such as InfoComm China). They will just be operated by […]

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Marketing AV

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Just about every week I do a Selling AV podcast, (shameless plug) but I thought I’d turn my attention to Marketing AV for a moment. It’s no secret that there has been a large amount of evolution in the AV industry over the last several years. Of course, as with any industry steeped in technology, […]

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InfoComm Announces 2017 Oceania Regional Awards Winners

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InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, has announced the 2017 recipients of its Oceania Regional Awards. The winners of five categories were named and celebrated during the awards ceremony held on the first show day at Integrate expo in Melbourne. InfoComm recognises outstanding AV professionals for their achievements and commitments […]

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InfoComm Releases AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis for the Americas

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InfoComm International has released its 2017 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) report for the Americas, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, featuring fresh market insights and sales forecasts through 2022 for AV products, services and solutions.  The new study, conducted by London-based IHS Markit on behalf of InfoComm, is the third of three regional reports, including Europe and […]

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The Overlooked Attendees of InfoComm – Church Tech Leaders

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In the sweltering humidity of Orlando in June, InfoComm hosts tens of thousands of attendees, each traversing the exhibit hall floor to find technological inspiration and an air-conditioned respite from the sticky Florida air. Among these roaming masses are the nondescript technical directors, front-of-house engineers, video production staff and volunteers sent by their church leaders […]

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