A mix of presentations and events will greet about 35,000 government audiovisual professionals from 90 countries who are expected at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., June 8–14 for InfoComm 2013.
Topics range from digital signage and presentations on sound solutions for audio professionals, to overseeing the AV at live events and integrating security solutions.
Some 925 exhibitors will occupy several pavilions and showcase advances in AV technology. Among the pavilions government AV professionals might find interesting are the Audio Pavilion, where a vast number of sound and acoustic solutions are expected, and several others, including:
• The Unified Collaborative Conferencing Pavilion, which will feature products for video conferencing and telepresence, to advances in mobile devices that enable users to hold electronic meetings with several people simultaneously and just about anywhere.
• The Digital Signage Pavilion, covering displays, content playback and management software and network infrastructure, in one designated area of the show floor.
• The Lighting & Staging Pavilion, designed to serve staging professionals who have specific interests, including rigging equipment, LEDs and projection systems, large-venue audio arrays and lighting fixtures and controllers.
In addition, InfoComm 2013 will feature new areas, the Tech Zone Pavilions and the Crestron Services Provider Pavilion.
• The Tech Zone Pavilions are smaller exhibit areas, also called micro pavilions, designed to introduce attendees to new products and services in the emerging categories of security, education technology and digital signage content creation.
About 35,000 audiovisual professionals are expected to attend InfoComm 2013.• The Crestron Services Provider Pavilion (formerly the Touch Screen Design Gallery) will provide insight into the increasingly complex world of system design and integration for smart buildings, while enabling end users to navigate the system from a single intuitive interface.
Training is important to the AV professional, so InfoComm University will be present at InfoComm 2013, including Pre-Show Education, June 8–10, during which “total immersion” courses will be held; Super Tuesday (June 11), featuring full-day sessions; Daybreak Sessions, designed to enable attendees to acquire some knowledge and still spend time on the floor; and ongoing seminars and workshops.
While education and technology demonstrations are integral parts of InfoComm 2013, so is the First- Timers’ Orientation, which is scheduled for June 11 at 2 p.m.; the Opening Keynote address, this year by Jeremy Gutsche—an innovation expert—who is scheduled to speak on June 11 at 4 p.m.; and the Opening Reception, planned for 5:30 p.m. following the keynote address, at which AV professionals can network.