By: Kristen Hamilton, Marketing Manager, Megatech Integrated Services Ltd. | June 28, 2012 – From June 13-15, InfoComm 2012 was held in Las Vegas – with a total of 34,268 attendees showing up to see the future of audiovisual technology and services featured by 933 exhibitors and occupying more than 487,000 square feet at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“InfoComm continues to be the one trade show where most professional AV service providers make their important buying decisions for the year,” says Randal Lemke, executive director and CEO of InfoComm International. “The AV marketplace has enthusiastically embraced InfoComm as the place to make their purchasing choices, network with product and service providers, and enhance skills through our robust educational program.”
Megatech was there to meet partners and to check out the newest and best in the audio visual industry.
projectiondesign: Why not show off impressive projector technology along with a rock show?
We started off with the projectiondesign booth. To our amazement, the exterior of the booth was shaped like a projector; it was genius! The Norwegian manufacturer of high-performance projectors featured a total of 38 projectors, ranging from the multi-channel F22 and F35, to the 2nd-generation solid state (lamp-less) FL35, to the 3-chip, colour calibratable F82. Click here to view projectiondesign's lineup of high-performance projectors.
On Day 2, projectiondesign did something that no one at InfoComm has ever done before. They hosted a party featuring Norwegian superstar Åge Sten Nilsen rocking out with four sets of classic tunes, including his "The Show Must Go On" Queen tribute. Click here to view the 'one part that ruled them all'.
Some of the key technological highlights:
- A stunning interactive 16-channel multichannel collaboration and visualization wall using F22 projectors, producing an ever-so stunning image.
- An Immersive Active stereo 3D dome display combining 6-channels, 220 x 90 degree field of view, and using F35 AS3D projectors. Put the 3D glasses on, and you feel like you are a part of the virtual world!
- An interactive decision-based table using F35 wqxga projectors: This cutting-edge technology allows the end user to navigate 3D designs very intuitively.
EIKI International showcases its lineup of standard and high-definition DLP and LCD projectors
EIKI showcased many of their high-end projectors, featuring the brand new 16,000 lumen XT6 theater projector – their work horse slated for release in December 2012, alongside other such heavy hitters as the 7,000 lumen HDT700 and 2K resolution HDT2000. The Japanese projector manufacturer features a lineup of both DLP and LCD projectors ranging in application for education, religious, entertainment and business use. Click here to view EIKI's full lineup of projectors.
EIKI International gives a descriptive tour of their booth: Click here to view John Schipper, Service Manager of EIKI International as he describes the high-end products EIKI featured at InfoComm 2012.
NEC Display Solutions takes InfoComm 2012 Top Honours
NEC Display Solutions showcased a number of new audio visual and display products. The selection of display products seen included the budget-friendly 23-inch MultiSync P232W-BK and P232W-BK-SV professional-series monitors, as well as the 46-inch high-bright X462HB commercial LCD. NEC also featured several of their higher-end projectors catering to small theatres – the newest model is the NC900C. Click here to view NEC's wide lineup of display and audiovisual solutions.
Moreover, NEC was awarded the Best of InfoComm 2012 award (by Visix, a digital signage solutions provider): a $10,000 award which NEC donated to The Hirsch Academy for Children with Learning Differences.
Epson introduces bright, powerful, and ultra-portable PowerLite 1700 series
The Epson booth showcased their newest PowerLite 1700 series projectors weighing less than 4 pounds and delivering strong performance and added features. “The PowerLite 1751, 1761W, 1771W, and 1776W deliver high colour brightness and new features including HDMI connectivity on all models and advanced wireless capabilities.” Click here to view more details on Epson's PowerLite 1700 lineup of projectors.
PLUS remains ahead of the class with the latest in electronic whiteboards
PLUS, which once was heavily involved with DLP projectors, now largely focuses on the key niche of electronic whiteboards. At InfoComm 2012, they showcased their new electronic whiteboards: the N-20 and M-17 copyboards. “The PLUS N-20's industry-first network function, which is also compatible with Smartphone’s, allows users to connect the copyboard to a network via an Ethernet cable. Meeting notes written on the board can be saved as image files to the N-20's internal memory or to an FTP server. Users can then access the meeting notes conveniently through their network-connected computer. Files saved to the N-20's internal memory are accessible even when the copyboard is in standby mode." Click here to learn more about PLUS electronic copyboards.
Overall the show was not only amazing because we were able to preview some of the incredible audiovisual technologies debuting on the market, but also because we got an opportunity to visit with our partners and see their newest products up close and personal. I hope everyone is just as excited to see these new products hit the market this year.
We cannot wait to see what InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, Florida, has to offer next year. Hope to see you all there!