Yes, over 1000 exhibitors for the first time at any InfoComm show. Where to begin?
Here are some suggestions:
Oblong (N2337) will unveil new capabilities of Mezzanine, the immersive visual collaboration solution for globally connected enterprises that is changing the way teams work at companies including IBM, Accenture, Fujitsu and Dentsu Aegis Network. Dubbed Mezz-In, this enhancement enables rich collaboration for remote participants by integrating videoconferencing into the Mezzanine web client and giving external meeting collaborators full visibility to the Mezzanine workspace, and the ability to upload content and control presentations, with easy screen-sharing capabilities via Chrome. Mezz-In is the perfect complement to Infopresence – the experience of being immersed as a group in vital content and data – when you can’t be in the room.
Biamp Systems (C9525), a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by prepping the stage for a big announcement through it’s teaser videos (Who is TLUX?) leading to the big reveal at its press conference scheduled for Wednesday morning at 9:30 am local time. See innovative products for any space: Tesira and TesiraFORTÉ provide smarter system modularity and breakthrough performance, Oreno mobile control software with a simple yet powerful UI for Tesira-equipped rooms, Vocia networked public address and voice evacuation system that provides unprecedented scalability, reliability, and flexibility, Devio collaboration tool for modern workplaces that brings Biamp’s full conference room audio into smaller workspaces.
Draper Inc. (C8725) Last year Draper redesigned their Access/Series E and V screens with a steel case, and also introduced a smaller case version called the Access FIT. This year they’ve expanded those improvements into larger Access XL screens. The XL now includes the same re-engineered Access bottom closure panel which is easier to attach, and has an improved overall engagement with the screen housing. An improved “T” bracket engagement allows the panel to hinge downward for service, eliminating the need to make extra trips up and down the ladder carrying the closure. The XL case also includes removable hoisting brackets to make it easier to use block and tackle or a winch to lift the screen out of the shipping carton and into the final mounting location. Many of those same improvements have also been carried over to the Ultimate Access/Series E and V. In addition, improvements to internal components enabled Draper to create the all-new, larger Ultimate Access XL, which is available up to 22 feet wide. The newly redesigned Ultimate Access and Ultimate Access XL retain a separately motorized trap door which opens up into the case, a unique feature among recessed screens.
QSC (C10507) is introducing a new AV-To- USB Bridging solution – its fully integrated within the Q-SYS™ AV Platform and will change the way you integrate soft-codec enabled and BYOD meeting rooms by leveraging AV/IT streaming technologies to simplify and give back design flexibility. The new solution includes Q-SYS PTZ-IP conference cameras, an IO-USB Bridging device, and expanded bridging capabilities for Q-SYS tabletop devices. QSC is also introducing two new models to the SPA Series amplifiers that increase the power and provide even greater flexibility for meeting room applications. You can experience first-hand how QSC is revolutionizing Corporate AV at their booth #C10507. Attendees can also take a listening tour through QSC’s newest installed loudspeakers, including the AcousticDesign™ pendant-mount and ceiling-mount loudspeakers at its Demo Room #N101.
FSR Inc. (C7730)
— FSR Inc. (@FSR_Inc) June 1, 2016
rp Visual Solutions (N521) If you missed RPV’s Mount Hall of Fame last year, they are resurrecting it in a BIG way again this year. Combined with a Behind the Mount booth tour, RPV will be offering a look at their Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Superbook project. This project collaboration with HB Communications and Christie features the highest resolution indoor LED video wall in the world. RPV will be offering tours alongside HB Communications, and Christie, of the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Superbook. The tours will be on June 8 at 11:00AM, and on June 9 at 11:00AM and 3:00PM during InfoComm. If you’d like to reserve a space for the tour contact Brandy Alvarado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nureva Inc. (N2847) announces the HDL300 audio conferencing system for small to mid-sized rooms. This integrated wall-mounted microphone and speaker system uses Nureva’s patent-pending audio processing technology to provide remote participants with a natural, near-in-room experience. Nureva’s unique processor is 15 times more powerful than conventional systems, which enables the HDL300 system to simultaneously create and process sound from more than 8,000 virtual microphones. Each virtual microphone picks up sound from a precise location in the room, focusing on the intended voices while retaining the natural ambient sounds. The result is that remote participants feel like they’re in the same location, so they’re more engaged and the overall meeting is more productive. Span 1.3 software will also be demonstrated at the show on their panoramic 20-foot and 30-foot immersive surround sound configurations of the Nureva Span System.
Prysm (N305) a visual and digital workplace innovator, announced that its founder and CTO, Dr. Roger Hajjar, has won the prestigious 2016 Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award.The Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award is given annually to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the science of audiovisual experiences. Dr. Hajjar was chosen for his Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology, a novel display platform that leverages single-wavelength lasers to excite a phosphor screen and create images. LPD overcomes the shortcomings of legacy large format, indoor, display technologies (LCD, DLP and LED) and unlocks new visualization, immersion and engagement opportunities for large displays. Prysm will also be hosting three thought leadership sessions in their booth Wednesday 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM and Thursday 11:00 AM.
Listen Technologies (C10519) a leading provider of assistive listening products for more than 17 years, is showcasing its full product line, including ListenWiFi and ListenIR, at InfoComm 2016. ListenWiFi is the next generation pro audio solution that is scalable to fit most multi-screen, video wall or multi-video image applications with no monthly fees or hidden contracts for streaming TV audio. The solution provides a personal listening/viewing experience by streaming audio content from any audio source directly to smartphones using a WiFi network. ListenIR offers exceptional and reliable infrared (IR) coverage and the most cost-effective and easy to install solution for assistive listening, language translation and other wireless audio applications. With RF-like sound, twice the power and massive coverage, ListenIR transmits clear, focused audio privately to the intended audience. It is ideal for classrooms, corporate boardrooms, courtrooms, adjacent room deployment and wherever private audio signal is needed.
Milestone AV (Chief/Da-Lite – C5408, Vaddio – N1337)
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— Legrand | AV (@LegrandAV) June 3, 2016
Panasonic (C6308) will showcase the latest professional visual systems and professional video technologies through engaging demonstrations, including a new flagship 4K+ SOLID SHINE Laser 3-Chip DLP™ projector, high-impact projection mapping solutions, an ultra-narrow video-wall display featuring virtually invisible bezels, along with other new professional display and professional video products. These technologies are part of the company’s Visual & Imaging solutions for virtually any industry, including retail, education, rental and staging, restaurants, corporate offices, government organizations, entertainment, broadcast and more.
Stewart Filmscreen (C7425) the only Academy Award® winning manufacturer of high-performance projection screens and projection screen material will demonstrate why its high-performance screen material and framing systems are used by the world’s most venerated companies and manufacturers, along with the most demanding commercial venues during InfoComm 2016. Stewart Filmscreen will show how selecting the right screen material and framing system for each project enables creativity and empowers the integration community to deliver the best image possible for any application imaginable. Product introductions at the show include: new Torrent Large Venue ElectriScreen, Stealth® XM which expands the Stealth Trapdoor series with larger sizes, FIDELEDY Vision 40 screen material and Stewart standard solutions.
AV Stumpfl (C6847) InfoComm 2016 will see a completely redesigned AV Stumpfl booth that will enable visitors to interact with real-life applications and productivity tools including large-format and mobile screens, high-resolution multimedia management and control! Additionally, the company will use InfoComm as the platform to make several new global product announcements. The multi-award winning super media server, Wings Engine Raw 8K will be shown in the Americas for the very first time and in the booth it will be integrated with four large-format projectors from Digital Projection International and a giant Fullwhite Curve screen showing uncompressed video content. Adding a bit of fun and interactivity, visitors to the booth will be able to manipulate and play with the “Avio Wall” which uses the new AV Stumpfl Avio Master controllers and newly introduced IObox Pro hardware device for control of lighting, sound and displays, integration of social media feeds, gesture control, drag & drop editing and LUA scripting.
Collaboration Squared (N2913) a global collaboration and video conferencing service provider and winner of the 2015 Infocomm Innovation showcase, recently announced the launch of its Cisco Spark offering, including a deep integration to their cloud Acano service Ubiety. Cisco Spark is the next generation cloud collaboration platform that unifies messaging, meeting and calling; optionally paired with best in class Cisco deskphones, video phones and meeting room video collaboration endpoints. Aside from providing the standalone Cisco Spark service, Collaboration Squared uses their knowledge of the Spark API platform to build integrations and bots on behalf of customers. This adds business process value to the platform and ensures employees get maximum benefit out of the Spark platform with automation. Collaboration Squared will announce the integration of Ubiety directly into Cisco Spark with a service called “Ubiety Advanced Meetings for Cisco Spark.”
— AVENVIEW (@Avenview) June 1, 2016
D-Tools Inc. (C8730) a leader in data-driven system integration software, recently announced Project Management features within the newest version of its award winning System Integrator™ (SI) software platform, SI 2016, are being broadly implemented by D-Tools users worldwide. Boasting a number of productivity enhancements for project creation, editing, and management, SI 2016 also delivers subtle UI improvements and workflow enhancements that provide tangible time saving for many routine, daily operations. Projects are the central area of the D-Tools SI 2016 workflow – users can create and assign locations and systems, and while adding products to the project from the catalog, they are essentially building a bill of materials or equipment list. Labor calculations are automatically assigned based on established labor rates and estimated time to install. As users add products and packages, SI is automatically calculating an estimated install price. The D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program ensures systems designers, specifiers, integrators, and installers have access to the most up-to-date and detailed product information available. For more information on this program go here.
Scalable Display (N2727) debuting at InfoComm, Scalable’s new Huddlewall with Anoto Digital Pen Integration delivers precise multi-pen technology across screen surfaces up to 24 feet for easy, intuitive brainstorming, and collaboration in educational facilities, corporate boardrooms, and more. Huddlewall collaboration systems feature an interactive surface powered by Anoto’s digital pen technology to enable a natural pen-on-screen collaboration experience. With Huddlewall, Windows desktop images can be seamlessly scaled to a 24-foot long interactive surface using multiple laser HD projectors with Scalable’s automatic edge blending software and a camera.
ZeeVee, Inc. ( N725 ) a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology, will be demonstrating its new video distribution solutions the ZvMXE, ZyPerMX and ZyPer4K™ CATx with KVM, at the show. The ZyPerMX HD IP video encoder uses industry standard H.264 (MPEG4) encoding technology, and provides a bridge between the current high definition iSeries and the 4K/UHD ZyPer4k products. The ZvMXE, debuting at the show, is a highly flexible and easy to set up IP decoder designed providing a full end-to-end IP solution when married to the ZyPerMx IP encoder, all from one manufacturer. The ZvMXE integrates seamlessly with the ZyPerMX, and allows for the distribution of video over standard IP network infrastructures. The new ZyPer4k CATx expands upon the ZyPer4K platform, the only solution today that switches and distributes uncompressed Ultra-HD (4K) video, audio and RS232/IR control signals, and KVM by leveraging off-the-shelf 10Gb Ethernet switching products, with support for CATx infrastructures.
Just some of the many exhibitors you can visit with at the show. You can look up all here.
(Much) more to come during the week.