InfoComm is the largest event for professional AV in the world with over 980 exhibitors and more than 38000 attendees from more than 100 countries. Held once each year at varying locations, it offers attendees the opportunity to see the latest audiovisual technology, learn skills to advance their careers, and grow their professional network. Audio, digital signage, unified communications and collaboration (UCC) and security are just some of the types of technology attendees can expect to see at the show.
Corporate TechDecisions travelled to Orland to attend InfoComm 2015 and bring you news from the show floor. With so much happening at the show, it’s easy to lose track of some of the announcements and information coming out of InfoComm. We’ve compiled a quick list of some of the announcements that you should be paying attention to:
Ricoh Unveils New Secured Interactive Whiteboard
The new RICOH Interactive Whiteboard D5510 is ideal for a wide range of presentation and collaboration activities, including all-inclusive corporate strategy sessions, architectural reviews, education, interactive training sessions, legal team case development and much more. Presenters can create drawings, review designs, edit documents and share meeting notes on a 55-inch-diagonal HD screen, incorporating interactive content from their PCs or thumb drives. No software downloads, calibration or training is required. Presenters can invite up to 168 participants to view images and information via a virtual private network connecting up to eight RICOH D5510s. Annotations made on one RICOH D5510 appear instantaneously on the other seven and throughout the audience connected to them.
Audinate ‘Connects Everything’
Audinate showcased its much anticipated Dante Via software. Dante Via is a revolutionary new software application that extends audio networking to include USB, FireWire and Thunderbolt-enabled audio devices, as well as any audio application. This software transforms computer audio interfaces and soundcards into networked devices that can connect with each other and with over 400 Dante-enabled products.
Bogen Introduces Slew of New Products
Bogen Communications Inc. introduced several new products at InfoComm 2015. The new CC4062MBT provides 7 inputs (3 MIC/Line, 1 AUX, 1 TEL, a built-in Media Player with EQ, as well as Bluetooth source-pairing capability) and an MOH output. Bogen has added a 500-watt amplifier to its popular Gold Seal Series. This new addition, Model GS500, provides the same features as the other five models in the series but with double the power of the previous heavy-hitter, the 250-watt GS250. Bogen’s ALA-1 loudspeaker system is an easy to use system that takes the difficulty out of designing and installing with line arrays. The Apogee Model DLX24, with a 2-input by 4-output digital engine, offers the most advanced technology available with intuitive graphic user interface to provide the key elements that ensure optimal loudspeaker performance and management in a variety of live sound and fixed installations.
Marshall Electronics Demonstrates New Seamless Switcher
Marshall Electronics, manufacturer of LCD monitors and miniature POV cameras, announced its new VSW-2200 Seamless Switcher with four inputs. Marshall’s Seamless Switcher allows smooth transitions between camera views, allowing it to be used in live broadcasts, teleconferences, or live streamed events. The switcher has four inputs and supports auto-switching between 3G/HD/SD-SDI formats. The VSW-2200 is controllable via RS-232 or IR remote control. It supports re-clocking and equalization. The VSW-2200 has an SDI out and its firmware is upgradable via the RS-232 port.