Archive | November, 2011
November 21, 2011

The Stars at Night … Deep in the Heart of Texas

The Stars at Night … Deep in the Heart of Texas

The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas!

The Rental & Staging Roadshow made its final stop for 2011 in the big city of Dallas on Wednesday, November 16!  The event was held at none other than the Dallas Market Center and was part of a two day event that included the first Rental Software Summit.  Both events welcomed new faces, new members, and new opportunities for individuals and businesses alike.

In addition to The Rental & Staging Roadshow, be sure to check out NewBay Media’s events throughout 2012 in a city, state or region near you!

November 18, 2011

InfoComm Goes Texan!

InfoComm Goes Texan!

The saying goes “everything is bigger in Texas” and at InfoComm we just finished up a super-sized week of activities in Dallas. We began the week on Tuesday with the Rental and Staging Roadshow where InfoComm staff was on hand to meet and mingle with members from Texas.

Concurrently, InfoComm hosted the third installment of our outreach event to meeting planners – the Power of AV for Meeting Planners. The third installment of this outreach event was the biggest and best yet. Meeting planners discovered everything they need to know about our industry ranging from audiovisual basics to the latest tips and tricks to make their meetings pop.

The week ended with a member-only Roundtable atop the 27th-floor of the Hilton Anatole. The day began with four Manufacturer’s Training sessions from Biamp, Williams Sound, Digital Projection and Community. There were some new faces and some familiar and the entire week was capped off with a rousing discussion on the issues facing our members in the audiovisual industry.

Adios from the Lone Star State!

November 10, 2011

InfoComm Leads Training in Colombia

InfoComm Leads Training in Colombia

Audiovisual industry professionals are finishing up at the conference and exhibition TecnoMultimedia-InfoComm 2011, being held at the Convention Center Plaza Mayor of Medellin, Colombia. This new two-day event has been important for the association, expanding our presence in Colombia and extending the training of industry professionals in Latin America.

Visitors to the tradeshow were struck by the large scale and innovative designs of the stands. The presence of companies such as Panasonic, Yamaki, Sony, BenQ, Epson, Samsung, Bosch and Williams Sound consolidated the event as the ideal place to present the latest technological advances and new trends in equipment. As for the academic component, assistants received training by InfoComm instructors on topics such as Integrated Intelligent Control Systems, Audiovisual Integration in the Classroom, Soundproofing and AV Design Fundamentals.

TecnoMultimedia-InfoComm 2011 has been a great collaboration with Latin Press.

– Rodrigo Casassus Coke

November 10, 2011

Greetings from Moscow and Integrated Systems Russia 2011

Greetings from Moscow and Integrated Systems Russia 2011

Integrated Systems Russia (ISR), the top show in Russia for pro-AV and systems integration, just wrapped up a very successful show here at the EXPOCENTRE, in Moscow, Russia. In terms of overall show experience, this is perhaps the best one I have attended since the start in 2007.

This show is the hub for the latest and greatest in professional AV and electronic systems technologies for the commercial, professional and residential integration industries. ISR also provides an international meeting place for professional integrators, consultants and other members of the AV industry. ISR was held along with Hi-Tech Building, a building automation tradeshow. With these two events running simultaneously and cross-pollinating attendees, the two events ran like one big, vibrant and buzzing tradeshow.

We’ll see you again next year for ISR 2012, October 30 – November 1, 2012 at the EXPOCENTRE.

November 2, 2011

Inaugural GovComm a Success!

Inaugural GovComm a Success!

The first ever GovComm show was a success, with 1,864 attendees visiting 102 exhibitors! Thanks to all who made the trek to Washington, D.C. to make it a success. We hope to see you at next year’s show, October 3-4, 2012.

In the meantime catch up with the event at www.govcommshow.org.

November 2, 2011

GovComm Debuts in Washington D.C.

GovComm Debuts in Washington D.C.

An impressive list of federal technology workers, contractors, and other D.C.-area AV professionals mingled with more than 100 exhibitors at this week’s inaugural GovComm tradeshow at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington. GovComm is put on by InfoComm International.

Polycom Global Public Sector CTO Sean Lessman kicked things off Tuesday with a look at the evolution of unified communications and the case for “interoperable” solutions instead of “standards-based” solutions.

Day one classes such as Sextant Group CEO Mark Valenti’s session on the future of AV and General Dynamics IT’s Edwin Morman’s course on secure AV were standing room-only (and worth valuable CTS renewal units (RUs) for those who filled the seats).

Day two brought education in such topics as AV and IT, using AV performance standards in projects and a very timely course on sustainability and smart buildings. The sustainability course, led by Valenti, InfoComm Sustainability Officer Allen Weidman and Waveguide Consulting’s Scott Walker, comes the same week that the STEP Foundation officially launched its website for educating the industry about the Sustainable Technology Environments Program, soliciting pilot projects and more.

But back to GovComm itself. Walking the floor, the exhibits were impressive and the focus on what AV integrators bring to the government market (secure unified communications, command and control systems, etc.) came through loud and clear. Thanks to all who sponsored, exhibited, attended and helped produce this first-time show. Great start!