Sometimes it’s the little things at a trade show, that stand out.
In the case of Belden 2221 microphone cable, it truly is the little
things that matter sometimes. Stephen Lampen, CBRE, RCDD, the
Multimedia Technology Manager at Belden, tells me that their premiere
1800F line now has a mini version. Soon there will also be a stereo
version, 2222. This series is made for the smaller connectors found in
the marketplace. Also in the Belden booth is the new 1694WB outdoor,
direct burial, underwater, water-blocking RG-6/U coax video cable for
transmission of HD-SDI signals underwater.
Mike Edelman with
Belden also showed me the new Telecast Copperhead 3400 camera adapter
and base station allowing total communication and control to/from the
production camera over fiber-optic up to 1000’. It warmed the heart of
this old production guy.
As an aside, Stephen was also just named the NSCA Educator of the Year. Congratulations to him!
I ran into Jay Kirtley, National Sales Manager for Tightrope (I know
their products are top-rate already), he said, “Follow me.” We walked
me over to the Digital View booth (part of the Digital Signage area) to
see their really nice looking digital signage displays with no bezel!
Check them out.
Then I ran into Gary Fuller from Christie, not in
the Christie booth, but in the Infitec Global Sales booth way at the
end of the hall in booth 6169. Here were two of Christie’s projectors
making gorgeous 3D images. Gary says that they are going to make a new
push for higher-end 3D using technology like Infitec’s.
was Jonathan Brawn talking about the new joint venture between Brawn
Consulting, Insight Media and New Bay Media to bring training “to the
masses” through the newly formed Insight Media University. Check out
the offerings at www.IMUniversity.com
If you have not heard about
the new sustainability initiative from InfoComm you should check out
STEP on the InfoComm website. Scott Walker, Principal at Waveguide
Consulting has led the efforts to create this program to provide “a
tool for owners and technology providers to plan for and implement
sustainable practices in their technology projects.” A foundation to
support these efforts has been formed by InfoComm and CompTIA.
also shared a few of his favorite things from the show floor. He likes
the improvements to the Prysm LPD system, the broad array of products
in the Haivision booth, and the new integrated systems approach being
shown in the Arrive Systems booth. He says the new offerings from AMX
will be good for the competitive nature of the industry. He was
intrigued by the Wolfvision 3D Visualizer. It makes sense – place the
object on the base and show it on the classroom’s 3D projector.
Cape from Technitect, LLC tells me that we should all check out the new
touchscreen offerings at Universal Remote Control (URC). This leader
in universal remotes has produced some possible winners in a new arena
I had lots to see on the last day of the InfoComm show…