Some 34,000 audiovisual professionals are expected to attend InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas June 9–15. Attendees will have access to 925 exhibiters and can sharpen their knowledge of AV at numerous sessions on AV technologies.
Areas in which InfoComm 2012 has scheduled sessions:
InfoComm 2011 attendees pack the exhibit floor.
The ability to create immersive environments with blended projectors and multi-flat panel solutions— all working in 3D—is driving the creation of new and lower-priced solutions. 3D technology in which glasses are not required is maturing and major players are embracing it as large installations are starting to roll the technology out.
Today’s digital signage goes beyond displays to incorporate interactive technologies that not only “catch the client’s eye” but engage the user. InfoComm 2012’s DisplaySearch Digital Signage Conference is set for June 12. Questions facing producers of digital signage, as well as anyone who works with those technologies, include: Where are the areas of growth expected within digital signage? Where are those displays being deployed, and what are the hot markets? The conference also will cover new technologies such as transparent displays and OLED for commercial applications.
On June 11 and 12, InfoComm 2012 holds the Projection Summit, at which attendees can learn about the technology and forces that are shaping the projector market. The summit covers projection as well as flat-panel and display supply chain components; it promises information that can help attendees make strategic decisions regarding technology investment, product development, go-tomarket options and competitive positioning.
SYNAUDCON DIGITAL SEMINAR
From June 9 through June 12, the SynAudCon Digital Seminar is scheduled offering sound system professionals with information on methods and topologies that have emerged within digital audio. The seminar is designed to provide an introduction to digital audio, digital signal processing and digital audio networks. Organizers say it can shorten the learning curve for understanding everything from data formats to networked audio systems.
IMMCA, an industry association focused on the conferencing and communications markets, has scheduled events on collaborative conferencing and telepresence at InfoComm 2012. On June 13 the IMMCA will hold its State of the Industry Lunch & Learn, during which issues related to conferencing, collaboration and unified communications will be on the menu. On June 14 is the organization’s Telepresence Day, at which issues to be addressed include whether video available anywhere has taken over from telepresence as the hottest trend.
Of course InfoComm 2012 is not all work. On June 12 there is an Opening Night Reception, and on June 13 there is the 14th Annual Rental & Staging Forum, Awards and Reception, followed by an International Reception that evening. Organizers say those, and other privately sponsored functions, will provide plenty of opportunity to renew old friendships as well as network among peers and potential clients.