The 2014 InfoComm show, in Las Vegas from June 14-20, is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for audiovisual communications technologies in the U.S. Since the products and sessions at the InfoComm show sync well with the goals of government video operations, it’s a popular destination for public employees.
Housed in Las Vegas’ massive Convention Center, more than 35,000 attendees are expected. In addition to an exhibition floor that sprawls over two large halls, there will be a wide range of sessions, classes and informational presentations.
The exhibition floor opens on Wednesday, June 18 and runs through June 20. Prior to that, there are numerous sessions and training presentation on all aspects of audiovisual and presentation technology.
Training sessions start on Saturday, June 14, and are offered every day until the curtain comes down on InfoComm 2014 on June 20.
Some of the educational opportunities include three-day sessions on audio, lighting design, AV technology and building infrastructure. Shorter presentations cover a similarly wide range of topics, such as the merger of IT and AV, the future of desktop and mobile devices, understanding B2B video and choosing an integrator for digital signage, as well as manufacturer-specific training from companies such as Biamp, Crestron, Da-Lite, Kramer, Matrox, Polycom, RGB Spectrum and Vaddio.
New for 2014, InfoComm will introduce two Solutions Summits focused on digital signage and unified communications and collaboration. These programs kick off on June 17 and continue through June 20 with keynotes, case studies and panel discussions on the use of these technologies and integrating them into an organization.
Audio is a major part of the InfoComm show, and the 2014 version promises more than 250 exhibitors of all facets of audio technology solutions for both live events and fixed installations. The Audio Pavilion has traditionally been one of the most popular areas on the show floor.
Digital signage will be a significant focus this year, with a Digital Signage Pavilion. This pavilion is aimed at attendees seeking content creation, distribution and management solutions, and includes an exhibit area, the Digital Signage Presentation Stage and a Content Creation Zone for short educational presentations held throughout the three days of the exhibition.
Several hundred exhibitors are expected for InfoComm 2014, including many of the best-known names in the industry. Since the exhibition covers everything audio and visual, exhibitor run the gamut from screen manufacturers to control systems vendors to video specialists to audio experts. That’s a lot of ground to cover.
Rose Electronics Orion XC-1000 KVM switch
Rose Electronics will be at the show with its line of KVM switchers and extenders, such as the company’s Orion X-series of KVM matrix switchers. Orion X can switch KVM signals for up to 288 devices, with display resolutions up to 1,920 x 1,200 pixels.
Panasonic will have a wide range of products in its booth, including projectors, surveillance cameras, video camcorders and monitors. One featured product will be the company’s PT-DZ16K three-DLP projector, which has 1080p resolution.
With a booth that houses products from printers to cameras, Canon will have much to display. Featured products include the VB-S800D fixed micro-dome HD network surveillance camera, the XF205 professional camcorder and the imageProGraf iPF8400SE 44-inch poster printer.
Vaddio will be on hand to highlight its conferencing and camera products, including the model 999-8214-000 conference bridge and the BaseStation Premier System for Group Collaboration System in small-sized meeting spaces. The company will also show its CoverView line of camera wall enclosures for conferencing spaces.
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With products from audio amplifiers to video projectors, Christie Digital will have a lot to show. At InfoComm 2014, the company will highlight its FHD651-T 65-inch touch-panel display, as well as its new DHD951-Q DLP projector.
DVIGear will show its signal extenders and processors, including the DVI-MXP-TPS-IB and DVI-MXP-TPS-OB pair used to extend HDMI over twisted-pair cables. The company will also showcase its Super High Resolution cables for use in mission-critical applications.
InfoComm 2014 looks to be targeted right at the roles of many government video operations, with a healthy focus on imaging, video, audiovisual and audio. Between the sessions and exhibition floor, it promises to be a fascinating show.