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InfoComm 2015

Polycom introduces RealPresence Web Suite-advanced content sharing with the simplicity of enterprise-ready WebRTC. Learn more about Polycom RealPresence here


Pexip enables videoconferencing for everyone

Read more about Pexip Infinity


 

Videxio Announces Full Interop with Microsoft Skype and Skype for Business on their Cloud Video Service

Oslo, Norway, 9th June, 2015 – Videxio, a leading cloud video service provider, today announced new features that extend the interoperability of their service and will especially benefit Microsoft Skype for Business users. The Skype for Business community represents the fastest growing group of users on the Videxio service. The new features will allow this group to enjoy two-way content sharing, as well as the ability to call from traditional Skype into Videxio hosted conferences. Through Videxio Labs, Videxio’s innovation incubator, Videxio has also enabled traditional Cisco and Polycom video systems hosted on the service to be able to place and receive calls directly from Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business.

“Enabling users to seamlessly join and collaborate in video meetings across various technologies and devices such as Skype for Business, standards-based videoconferencing systems, browser based video and audio has been the key to unlocking the accelerated growth we are realizing on the Videxio service,” commented Videxio CEO, Tom-Erik Lia.

The volume of Skype for Business users connecting with 3rd party video devices, browsers and voice participants in Videxio powered conferences has increased by a factor of 10 over the last year and now accounts for 27% of traffic. Videxio sees this significant growth as a clear validation of the importance of breaking down interoperability challenges. With full interoperability, Skype for Business users are able to communicate more effectively with contacts outside their own organization, allowing them to effectively leverage their existing investments and extend the lifetime of their chosen solutions. Read more

See the Videxio interview with rAVe


Acano introduces the addition of ‘dual home’ conferencing to its communications platform Learn more about Acano here


NEC introduced us to their updated 4K displays. Learn more about NEC Displays hereIMG_8214


We’ve kicked the afternoon off with a tour of the Crestron booth. Learn more about all the new Crestron productsIMG_6949

We’re really excited about the Turnkey Microsoft Surface Hub Meeting Room Packages from Crestron. Learn more about them here


This Barco video wall has motorized tiles for easy servicing. Learn more about Barco Video Walls here

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Speaking of service…have you checked out the options we offer for service? Learn more about VCA’s service options


Kicking off Day 2 of InfoComm15 with a tour of the QSC Booth. Learn more about QSC

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The Synnex party at Minus 5 Ice Bar was so cool! (Literally, you can only stay inside for a few minutes at a time because its so cold!)


Christe Digital introduces the Captiva Series-1 DLP 3500 lumens with a laser phosphor light source and short throw-ultra wide lens. Learn More about Christie Captiva

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See the rAVe interview with Christie


Our team got the full rundown on Mersive Solstice. Learn more about Mersive Solstice here

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These Primeview displays have HDBaseT embedded. Learn more about Primeview with embedded HDBaseT

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This Primeview display is 75″ full LED LCD High Bright display with 2500 NITS and is able to be viewed outside. Learn more about Primeview High Bright Displays here

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This is impressive! Primeview 65″ LED 4K display

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The team is taking it all in at the Cisco booth. Integrate everything with Spark. Learn more about Cisco Spark

Cisco’s Multistream capability allows you to manage video on both screens via the touchscreen (3rd image).


We’re looking forward to learning more about LG Commercial displays. We saw some cool stuff this morning, including a transparent digital signage display on a refrigerator with a proximity sensor. Learn more about LG Commercial Displays


Spinetix…Hardware digital signage, easy content creation to push to the appliance… Supports video walls, single displays, video streaming, interactivity , dashboard…We will be test driving this with a demo unit. Learn more about SpinetiX


Visual presentation with the Glass Slate from Optoma. Get the details: http://bit.ly/1ML4q4a

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The Cynap from Wolfvision is pretty cool! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1G3rRSo

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We enjoyed a wonderful executive briefing dinner with Cisco on Tuesday evening.


Our team began there InfoComm15 adventure on Tuesday by taking in the keynote address titled “The Internet of Things” moderated by New York Times Lead Technology writer/reporter, Nick Bilton.

Find out more about the Keynote panel discussion here: http://www.infocommshow.org/event-info/openingkeynote.php


Heading to InfoComm this year? Join VCA for a booth tour.

Are you attending InfoComm? Let VCA show you the way.
We would be happy to escort you on a guided booth tour of all the key manufacturers.
Contact us now to sync our calendars.

Not headed to the show? Its ok! VCA has you covered.
Walk the floor with us as we take you on a virtual tour of InfoComm15.
Follow along with our live blog: http://vcaglobal.com/infocomm/

We will have over a dozen VCA employees-from sales, engineering, project management, and executive management-at the show. We will be learning about all the latest technologies in 4K, UHD, video walls, projection, collaboration, you name it!

VCA has you covered and is excited to lead the way at InfoComm 2015!

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Crestron has a long track record anticipating and setting industry trends. This year is a pivotal year for our industry, and once again, we’re ahead of the curve. We have the new hardware, software, and programs you’ll need to thrive in the new IT age. You must visit our booth so you’re prepared for the future.

Nearly a decade ago we anticipated the Analog Sunset and introduced our ground-breaking solution: Crestron DigitalMedia™. Now that AV is digital, and more often going on the network, IT managers are taking responsibility for those systems. Today, DM® 3.0 is the new set of core, standard-setting technologies required for digital AV in the enterprise:

-Uncompressed bit-for-bit 4K/60 distribution and scaling
-Streaming AV – leverage the IT infrastructure to deliver content anywhere on the network
-Centralized enterprise-class monitoring and management
-End-to-end scalable solutions on a single, validated platform

Adhering to the DM 3.0 standard results in a Crestron Certified Design, the only single-platform, validated, and scalable solution that is completely managed and maintained on the network. Traditional multi-platform AV systems aren’t highly repeatable and scalable to hundreds or thousands of rooms across an organization. And without standardized implementation, a consistent user experience, and every device in every room connected to the managed network, you’re flying blind. Only Crestron Certified Designs provide full visibility to every AV device in every room.

Visit the Crestron booth #2801 to see all their latest enterprise-grade products and technologies that bring IT standards to AV systems.

Source: http://www.crestron.com/features/infocomm_2015_information_center/


Drones to Take Off at InfoComm 2015

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May 29, 2015 By D. Craig MacCormack

InfoComm‘s annual industry show is quickly approaching, and the show has a couple new things in store for attendees who make the trek to Orlando on June 17-19.

One area that’s likely to get a lot of attention is the recently added Drone Pavilion, a section that will feature as many as a dozen manufacturers showing off their latest innovations in the world of unmanned flying objects.

The area came out of a series of conversations between InfoComm officials and Stampede CEO Kevin Kelly, whose company is sponsoring the pavilion along with Unmanned Vehicle University.

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We’re gearing up for InfoComm 2015. As we put the finishing touches on our booth design, we’re offering you a sneak peek into what’s new at RGB Spectrum. Here’s a hint: it’s all 4K-compliant!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of a range of new products with full support for 4K input and output signals. Stop by booth #1843 to experience the power of our new MediaWall® V Display Processor, QuadView® UHD Multiviewer and the LinxTM 4K Matrix Switcher.

Whether used as standalone systems or incorporated into a comprehensive control room solution, our switchers, video walls and multiviewers allow users to capitalize on the benefits of 4K technology. When you visit the booth this year, you’ll be able to try them out for yourself as part of our 4K-capable control room management solutions.

Offering 4 times the resolution of standard HD (1920 x 1080), 4K UHD inputs and display devices offer stunning clarity and detail for the most graphically-demanding applications. To fully realize the benefits of 4K, you need to choose equipment purpose-built to handle ultra-high resolution signals. As you’ll see at our booth, our new 4K products combine all the benefits of 4K technology with intuitive control, 24/7 reliability and real-time processing capabilities. Delivering outstanding features and superb value, these new 4K UHD video processors are ideal for a wide range of applications.

We are seeing a significant acceleration in the deployment of 4K technology. RGB Spectrum started as a pioneer in the development of 4K video processing systems. Now we continue our industry leadership with the launch of these powerful and versatile new products. And even if you don’t need 4K resolution now, you’ll want to think about future-proofing all of your AV technology acquisitions.

Visit our InfoComm booth (#1843) this year and let us show you how our innovative solutions are changing the face of 4K video processing.

Source: http://www.rgb.com/news/infocomm-2015-it’s-all-about-4k?utm_source=LinkedIn&utm_medium=Social%20Media&utm_campaign=InfoComm%20almost%20here


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Introducing Mezzanine 3 for the 4K World

Oblong Industries announces a new generation of its ground breaking video collaboration solution to be unveiled June 17 at InfoComm 2015, with support for 4K displays, a refined experience for remote participants, and an expanded workspace spanning screens and walls.

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The Workplace of the Future is a reality right now! Visit Polycom Booth #2559 at InfoComm 2015

Every individual, team and organization has their own requirements for success. Polycom solutions help all of them achieve success through enhanced collaboration experiences that improve organizational productivity.

At InfoComm, Polycom will showcase demonstrations that unleash the power of human collaboration. With cutting-edge innovations in voice, video and content sharing, Polycom offers the broadest range of experiences for enhanced collaboration with perfect options for any location or workflow – no matter where you are in today’s dynamic workplace.

In booth #2559 learn more about unleashing the power of your team’s collaboration with innovative experiences only from Polycom:

-Put an end to frustrating background noise when people are speaking around you in open workspaces with Polycom Acoustic Fence

-Turn a regular video call into an engaging, collaborative session with technology built into Polycom EagleEye Producer that continually searches the room for people’s faces and accurately frames participants

-Hear more about our customized audio solutions that enhance your collaborative group experiences with Polycom Installed Audio systems

-Transform your huddle rooms and workspaces into collaboration hubs with the new new Polycom RealPresence Group Convene solution

-Bring the power of your tablet to your video collaboration with Polycom SmartPairing Technology

-Create, share and annotate content in real time with Polycom VisualBoard

-Integrate video collaboration into your business processes through API Suite Integration

-Learn more about robust analytics driving adoption to understand ROI with new Polycom RealAccess Service Delivery Platform, which can monitor, analyze, and optimize your video collaboration solution

-See first-hand how easy it is to create live streaming webcasts with rich content that is accessible from multiple devices – right from your own personal web portal

-Speak with our Microsoft experts about workflow scenarios for a variety of voice and video solutions including Polycom RealConnect

-Experience integrated video solutions for line of business vertical options and applications from Polycom and Technology partners

Polycom understands your collaboration challenges and is delivering innovations that matter. Join me and my colleagues at Polycom Booth #2559 to experience how we can help you collaborate more effectively in the Workplace of the Future – Today!

Source: http://community.polycom.com/t5/The-View/The-Workplace-of-the-Future-is-a-reality-right-now-Visit-Polycom/ba-p/73102


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Christie solutions at InfoComm 2015

See the exciting Christie Boxer 4K30 projector in action illuminating one of the most incredible projection mapping experiences we’ve ever put together. Revel in the brilliance of our expanded line-up of LED tiles, flat panels and other cutting-edge display technologies. Experience the powerful processing combination of Pandoras Box and Christie Spyder. Learn about these, and more, at the Christie InfoComm booth – it’s sure to be a showstopper!

-North American debut of Christie Boxer – discover why the undisputed performance of this lightweight, 30,000 lumen, 4K, 3DLP® projector is turning heads in the industry.

-Multidimensional projection mapping experience that combines rear- and front-projection displays to illuminate and enliven an impressive clock tower façade with jaw-dropping visuals.

-Christie Velvet LED – with pixel pitches ranging from 1.5mm to 4.0mm and producing the best image quality and fill factor in the industry, it’s easy to get your fill with our range of LED tiles.

-LCD flat panels – thin, elegant and affordable, our line-up of professional LCD flat panels enhance any environment with brilliant, high-definition visuals.

-Ultra short throw lenses – get close, even closer with our range of ultra short throw lenses.

-Control room video wall showcasing rear projection cubes and Christie®MicroTiles®.

-Collaboration and presentation space featuring Christie Brio on Christie LCD flat panels.

-Powerful processing – content on the Christie booth will be managed by a powerful combination of Pandoras Box and Christie Spyder processors.

Source: http://www.christiedigital.com/en-us/news-room/tradeshows-and-events/Pages/InfoComm2015.aspx


Videxio Announces Full Interop with Microsoft Skype and Skype for Business on their Cloud Video Service

Response to the rapid growth in traffic fuelled by these user communities. Full demo at Booth 1585, Infocomm 2015, June 17th – 19th 2015

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Primeview USA will Demo a Multitude of Industrial Displays with End-To-End Solutions in Content, Playback and Collaboration

Primeview USA, a worldwide leader in advanced display technology, invites you to Orlando, FL to see its immersive AV display technologies at infoComm, the largest professional pro AV show in the world. The show takes place on June 17th-19th at the Orange County Convention Center. Primeview USA executives and partners will be on hand at booth #2066.

Primeview USA will demo the company’s collection of industrial display technologies including, standard and mirror OLED, 4K Ultra HD, LED LCD video walls, LED tiles, high bright, interactive touch displays and more.


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Revolabs Executives Share Industry Insights at InfoComm 2015

Sessions to Discuss AV/IT Consolidation, State of the AV Industry, and AVB/TSN for Enterprise Audio

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 11, 2015 — Revolabs®, the premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications (UC), enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications, today announced that Revolabs’ Chief Executive Officer JP Carney, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of New Business Development Tim Root, and Executive Vice President of Global Sales Jim Fairweather will be panelists in sessions at InfoComm 2015 as part of the Solutions Summit: Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC).

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Barco: On the Road to InfoComm

Barco execs are saddling up for the long ride to InfoComm, sharing their insights on how we’re helping our customers connect their worlds in and beyond the enterprise. Join us On the Road to InfoComm as we explore hot topics and provide a glimpse of what’s to come at the show.

 

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