AVIXA, creator of InfoComm 2023, announced the show will put the spotlight on emerging technologies, from augmented and virtual reality to AI and virtual production. Here, experts will dive into these topics in the vast education program while solution providers will showcase the technology in action on the trade show floor. InfoComm 2023 takes place from June 10 through June 16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Virtual Production in Action
Per a statement, InfoComm attendees will get a first-hand look at how virtual production works at The Unreal Ride, a virtual production experience presented by Vū, Unilumin, and MRMC (booth 6081). The teams have collaborated to debut an entirely new Unreal Ride. The experience features a Jeep where two participants can ride through newly created virtual worlds specifically designed for InfoComm 2023. Attendees will also experience a blend of the physical and virtual worlds through a combination of the latest innovations in virtual production technology. These include advanced LED panels, a motion-controlled camera, camera tracking and virtual environments created with Unreal Engine and lighting optimized for virtual production.
“We’re really looking forward to this virtual production experience Vū, Unilumin and MRMC are bringing to InfoComm 2023,” says Rochelle Richardson, CEM, senior vice president of expositions and events, AVIXA, producer of InfoComm. “The InfoComm audience is not only going to see the magic of virtual production — they’re also going to get to participate!”
Deep Dive into Emerging Trends
On Tuesday, June 13, InfoComm will present “Emerging Trends,” an annual review of the industry’s latest technology advancements. The half-day program, led by Pete Coman of PTS Consulting, will allow attendees to discover how technologies such as AR, VR, NDI, Dante AV, wireless collaboration solutions and other emerging tech will revolutionize the way we connect and collaborate.
The day begins with the session “Beyond Reality: Exploring the Future of Work with Virtual and Augmented Reality” led by Linda Gedemer of AlphaTech. Next, Oliver Van Camp from Barco and Christopher Jaynes of Q-SYS will present “Unleashing the Power of Connectivity and Collaboration: A Glimpse into the Future.”
Paul Harris from Aurora Multimedia will also discuss “Revolutionizing the Workplace: The Future of Audio Visual & Control Technology.” The program concludes with the session “NDI and Dante AV: Which one is the real AV superhero?” with Paul Richards of PTZ Optics and Will Waters from Audinate.
“The education program at InfoComm 2023 will show you the endless possibilities of pro AV technology,” adds Annette Sandler, director, live content, U.S./Canada, AVIXA. “Attendees can take classes on specific technologies they need to learn more about and different applications and case studies for projects that they’re working on. Our Emerging Trends program is a must-attend for anyone wanting to know “what’s next” in the ever-evolving world of pro AV.”
All About AI
InfoComm 2023 will also host more than 100 hours of education on critical pro AV topics, including emerging technologies like AI.
On Wednesday, June 14, Diversified’s Stephen Jenkins and Blaine Brown will present the session “The Impact of AI: How AI Will Enhance and Transform the Industry” at the Technology Innovation Stage (booth 2260). They’ll explore AI-powered collaboration solutions and revolutionary cloud services. These include OpenAI and Microsoft Copilot. They’ll also discuss the imminent shift from “preventative” to “predictive” maintenance through AI-enabled analytics, leading to self-healing capabilities.
Brad Sousa of AVI Systems will also present “Integrating Tools to Make the Workplace More Useful: AI and Smart Technologies” on Thursday, June 15. In this session, Sousa will discuss how AI and smart technologies can enhance meeting workspaces and concierge services for individual employees as well as security tools — all using sensors, IoT, occupancy and access control to correlate data.
Another version of this article originally appeared on our sister-site Commercial Integrator on June 2, 2023. It has since been updated for My TechDecisions’ audience.
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