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They're calling it "The One Show," and this year, this is pretty accurate. There's no denying that InfoComm has grown tremendously over the last decade - it's the show for AV professionals. Now that InfoComm is incorporating the NSCA Expo, the event is truly embracing the entire low-voltage electronic communication systems industry. Most of us have always attended both events anyway, so this is welcome relief for the travel weary.

This year, for the first time, InfoComm 08 is co-locating with NXTcomm, the show jointly owned by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and U.S. Telecom. NXTcomm precedes InfoComm by a day; it opens on Tuesday and the InfoComm exhibition opens on Wednesday. If you're coming to Las Vegas early - and you should or you'll miss important learning opportunities - you must spend some time in the South Halls at NXTcomm. Or, if you're coming to town for NXTcomm, you must spend some time in the North and Central Halls to visit InfoComm. This is a convergence opportunity that's just too good to pass up.

Like many trade events, there are at least three key reasons to join your colleagues at gatherings like these. Most of us are in this business because we're gadget geeks, and what brings us to events like this is the opportunity to see new products. InfoComm 08 boasts over 950 exhibiting companies ready to show us their new stuff. You can't keep up with all of these new products, technologies, and the business opportunities they represent without continuous education, and there's plenty of that, too. You can choose from over 350 educational courses and sessions that run the gamut of everything that touches our world. Finally, we come to event like these to network among our peers, renew friendships, and build new ones. The One Show offers plenty of time to do that, too.

To make it a little easier for the visiting AV/IT technology manager, we've compiled some of the SEE, LEARN, and NETWORK highlights that you shouldn't miss. We agree with show officials that InfoComm 08 really is "one show" you must attend.

Now, if we could just get BICSI, NAB, AES, Digital Signage Expo, CeBIT, and CEDIA to join the fun, we'd really have "one show"!

NETWORK

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

  • Industry Charity Golf Tournament
  • Manufacturers Forum
  • InfoComm Opening Reception
  • NSCA's ExpoJam!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

  • NSCA Member Breakfast and Indsutry Forum
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony -
    Opening of InfoComm 08 Exhibition
  • AV Tech Tour: Cirque du Soleil "O" Tour
  • Tech Tour: University of Nevada Las Vegas,
  • Int'l Gaming Institute & Thomas and Mack Moot Court
  • Rental & Staging Reception
  • InfoComm's International Reception

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

  • AV Tech Tour: Las Vegas Digital Signage Walking Tour
  • InfoComm Non-Member Reception
  • AV Tech Tour: Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

  • AV Tech Tour: House of Blues
  • AV Tech Tour: Cirque du Soleil "Love" Tour


SEE

Over 950 exhibitors will be showing their newest products and technologies at InfoComm 08. Here is just a sampling of some of the products you'll find - and where to see them.

PEERLESS MOUNT
1.PEERLESS INDUSTRIES announces its ultra-thin SlimLine universal mounting solutions. Claimed to be "the world's thinnest mount" at only 0.4 inches, these mounts bring a screen closer to the wall than any other product in the industry, according to the company. Its universal design enables the Slimline mount to accommodate any new ultra-slim TV. With up to 150 pounds UL-tested load capacity, the Slimline mounts can handle the weights of standard flat panel LCD and plasma TVs on the market today. The mounts include three universal sizes for TVs up to 60 inches. Prices range from $129 to $199. Visit InfoComm booth N5115, or www.peerlessindustries.com.

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POWER MANAGEMENT
2.PANAMAX
is displaying the performance-enhancing PM family of power management products: the M4300-PM, M5100-PM, M5300-PM, and M5400-PM. All components in the PM family are specifically designed for high-definition systems. For increased protection against AC noise, the M5100-PM power management system (shown) offers Level 3 power cleaning and Linear Filtration Technology (LiFT) for a 60 percent increase in noise-eliminating efficiency over Level 2. The M5100-PM also features three isolated outlet banks, including two high-current outlets, and offers sequential startup/shutdown, which prevents internally generated voltage transients that occur when home theater components are powered on or off at the same time. A 12-volt trigger input allows source equipment to activate or deactivate the M5100-PM's switched outlets. For the protection and longevity of home theater components, the M5100-PM features Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM), a patent-pending technology that monitors the incoming power as displayed on the digital voltmeter. A USB charger, gaming convenience outlet, and gaming LAN port on the front allow portable devices to be conveniently connected to and disconnected from the unit. The MSRP is $399.95. Visit InfoComm booth C3483, or www.panamax.com.

AV LECTERN
3.TECOM ELECTRONICS will launch its TechPod Presenter, a compact AV lectern. Its standard features include a high-end computer; DVD; 19- to 21-inch interactive screen, which allows for annotation directly on screen; microphone; audio system controls; laptop docking port; USB connections; and an optional wooden cover. The TechPod Presenter is fully ADA compliant; it comes equipped with electronically controlled hydraulic lifts for height adjustment. Interfacing easily with any projector or projection system, its compact design easily accommodates conference centers, lecture halls, and boardrooms. Visit InfoComm booth C2734, or www.techpod.com.

HDMI OVER CAT5
4.SP CONTROLS introduces its CatLinc HDMI, an inexpensive device that allows transmission of HDMI signals over CAT5e cable. The device permits users to extend an HDTV display up to 150 feet away from an HDTV source, using two CAT5e cables, thus eliminating the need to purchase expensive HDMI cables when placing a display away from the source. The CatLinc HDMI is capable of supporting DVI equipment when used with an HDMI DVI adapter. The product includes one transmitter, one receiver, two HDMI cables, and one power supply. The device handles signal rates up to 2.25 Gbits, supporting a 1080p display. Suggested list price of the CatLinc HDMI is $245. Visit InfoComm booth N5031, or www.spcontrols.com.

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DIGITAL SIGNAGE DISPLAYS
5.VISIX announces the release of its new room sign line, making it the digital signage industry's most comprehensive solution of its kind. Visix's new room sign solutions include a variety of display sizes, ranging from 6 to 15 inches, an optional interactivity feature with touchscreen capabilities, event scheduling support for Dean Evans & Associates EMS software, and support for multiple operating systems. Visix room signs deliver current room and event schedules, integrate with numerous, popular scheduling applications, and provide flexibility to display a wide range of visual communications, including text, graphics, media files, PowerPoint slides, data feeds, and tickers. Visix's browserbased interface allows users to create and manage content from any PC or browser-compliant device on the network or via the web. Visit InfoComm booth C2101, or www.visix.com.

CEILING LOUDSPEAKER
6.SOUNDTUBE ENTERTAINMENT introduces the CMEZ-82s loudspeaker, a new addition to the company's in-ceiling-mount product line. Available in an 8-inch size, the CMEZ-82s offers rapid, easy installation with a 3.5-inch depth short can mount, accommodating installations in tight spaces. Mounting material thicknesses ranging from 0.25 to 1.75 inches may be accommodated by SoundTube's proprietary fixed-wing constant- tension mounting system, which also provides for rapid installation. A sealed can enclosure extends loudspeaker frequency range while delivering high-quality sound and higher efficiency. The loudspeaker features a pressure fit grille with a tap switch located under the grille for easy access to power settings; power settings include 25, 70.7, 100-volt, and 16-ohm; UL 1480 and 2043 approvals are pending. U.S. list price for the CM82-EZs is $121. Visit InfoComm booth #N5851, or www.soundtube.com.

AV DEVICE CONTROLLER
7.SP CONTROLS will show its new Pixie DCM+, an advanced version of the company's popular Pixie AV device controller. The Pixie DCM+ increases user options with features such as RS232 control, automatic device shut down after a period of inactivity, and an optional realtime clock module that enables shutdown at a specific time of day. The device also provides for a security code, comprised of a sequence of button presses on the Pixie panel, that prevent unauthorized use of the AV system. Pixie controllers are inexpensive, intuitive control systems that mount into a single-gang wall box with a Decora form factor. Control of projectors, DVD players, and other devices is made simple for users and eliminates the need for remotes. Suggested list price for the Pixie DCM+ is $245. Visit InfoComm booth N5031, or www.spcontrols.com.

VIDEO BINLOOP
8.ALCORN MCBRIDE's Video Binloop is ideal for environments where a large number of repeating video feeds are required but rack space is limited. The Video Binloop provides up to 16 tracks of high bitrate MPEG-2 video in a 3 RU enclosure. Video clips, encoded at up to 15 Mbps, are stored digitally so there are no moving parts to wear out. It features composite, component, and optional SDI (SMPTE 259M) video outputs. The product locks to NTSC or PAL video sync, and reads or generates linear timecode at many different SMPTE and EBU rates. It can be controlled using contact closures, RS-232, MIDI, or Ethernet. Reproducer cards or entire Binloops can be grouped to respond to the same command, allowing a single event to control hundreds of tracks. Each video track may be multiplexed with stereo or Dolby AC3 audio. The Video Binloop in its basic 4-channel form carries a suggested retail price of $3,995. Visit InfoComm booth C3055, or www.alcorn.com.

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MOBILE PROJECTOR
9.Weighing 4.8 pounds, TOSHIBA's TDP-SP1U mobile projector offers a bright 2200 ANSI lumen display, SVGA 800 x 600 native resolution, 2000:1 contrast ratio, and advanced connectivity options, in a portable form factor. The TDP-SP1U provides excellent performance at a competitive price and features impressive color fidelity and digital keystone correction. It also features DLP BrilliantColor technology, DLP filter free technology, and a lamp life of up to 4,000 hours in Eco-Mode. This DLP filter free technology keeps damaging dust particles from collecting on imaging elements and therefore may reduce the total cost of ownership by requiring one less part to replace, less maintenance, and by extending the projector's lamp life. The TDP-SP1U is available for $719 MSRP. Visit InfoComm Room N246, or www.toshibadirect.com.

VIDEO OVER IP
10.OPTICOMM, an Emcore company, introduces the Optiva Composite Video over IP Ethernet Transport medium, an alternative to fiber optic video transport for applications that do not require the benefits of optical cables. With low power consumption and heat dissipation, this system is recommended for installations with tight space constraints. The Optiva Composite Video over IP solution is also recommended for security monitoring systems and internet-based video teleconferencing. Additionally, the system can utilize existing private or public IP networks with minimal required configuration. Optiva Composite Video over IP systems start at $2,500. Visit InfoComm booth C3519, or www.opticomm.com.

POWER AMPLIFIERS
11.CREST AUDIO is boosting the power of its successful CC Series amplifiers with the new flagship CC 5200. Based on proven Crest Audio Pro 200 Series technology and utilizing a linear power supply, the CC 5200 delivers 5,200 watts of clean power for main systems, monitors and subwoofers. All CC Series amplifiers are built with tunnel-cooled heat sinks, variable-speed DC fans, and extensive protection circuitry for efficiency into difficult loads and power conditions. The CC 5200 has a switched-rail class H output stage and triple-compound design to provide low distortion and excellent thermal stability. Visit InfoComm booth C3727, www.crestaudio.com.

CEILING LOUDSPEAKERS
12.ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS by Peavey introduces the new PHR Series loudspeakers, designed specifically for compact, in-ceiling operation in permanent installations. The Architectural Acoustics PHR Series ceiling-mount enclosures are recommended for high-intelligibility voice, program music, and versatile signal reproduction in commercial, industrial, and institutional applications. A Tap Selector switch allows for easy system tuning and configuration for 70-volt or 100-volt distributed systems, and a full selection of taps up to 60 watts (model dependent) and an 8-ohm transformer bypass setting are included for maximum system versatility. Visit InfoComm booth C3727, or www.aa.peavey.com.

OPTICAL TRANSPORT
13.OPTICOMM, an Emcore company, presents the new Optiva Dual-Link DVI. This single fiber, single wavelength solution can be used for any professional audiovisual application such as remote digital theaters, videoconferencing, concerts, and other similar applications such as electronic billboards and sports arena screens. In addition to DVI and VGA, stereo audio is also supported on the same fiber. Optiva Dual Link DVI systems start at $3,000. Visit InfoComm booth C3519, or www.opticomm.com.

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RACKMOUNT MIXERS
14.CREST AUDIO introduces the new X Series rackmount mixers, the successor to the X-Rack Series. X Series mixers feature the same sonic accuracy, quiet operation, and core features as their predecessors, plus an updated circuit design and four new models: the X18R and X20R for mains and the X18RM and X20RM configured for monitors. Crest Audio X Series models are available with up to 14 mono and up to four stereo inputs, long-throw faders, versatile 4-band semi-parametric EQ, channel inserts, and high-quality, lownoise microphone preamplifiers. Visit InfoComm booth C3727, or www.crestaudio.com.

LCD MONITORS
15.SHARP expands its Professional LCD Monitor line with the new TL Professional LCD Monitors series, offering full 1920x1080 HD resolution for use in a wide range of settings, including teleconferencing, CAD/simulation, digital signage, corporate, educational, training, hospitality, sports arenas, entertainment, and house of worship. High image quality and color accuracy is achieved through the combination of Sharp Advanced Super View LCD components and signal processing technology. Both models incorporate a full complement of computer and video inputs and outputs, and offer an optional stereo speaker system, which attaches across the bottom of the display. The TL-M5200 (shown) has a manufacturer's suggested list price (MSLP) of $4,995. The TL-M4600 will be available in June for an MSLP of $3,995. Visit InfoComm booth N5803, or www.sharpusa.com.

DIGITAL AMPLIFIER
16.The newest addition to POWERSOFT's flagship Digam K Series power amps, the ultra-compact new K3 measures only 1 RU by 14 inches deep and weighs only 17.6 lbs - yet produces 2,800 watts per channel at 2 ohms. As its predecessors, the K3 also features Power Factor Correction (PFC) for exceptionally low power consumption and wide mains operating range. Advanced switch-mode worldwide operating power supply enables seamless worldwide use. The K3 has a comprehensive, user-friendly front panel display menu with an LCD matrix interactive display. Displays include load impedance, output power and mains voltage measurements for each channel. Other precision functions include a digital gain-attenuator control and user-selectable maximum output power for each channel, along with maximum mains current draw. Visit InfoComm booth C4769, or www.powersoft-audio.com.

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THERMAL PROTECTION
17.ACTIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT (ATM) announces its new Cool-Line linear ventilation products. In response to the need for cooling products to fit into ever narrowing spaces, such as above or below flat-panel displays, ATM designed and manufactured its new Cool-Line series, which are available in metal and various types of unfinished wood. There are also matching grilles, without fans, available in metal and wood to further trim the intake openings. Cool-Line products measure 4 inches or less in width; lengths vary with models from the 15-inch (single fan) Cool-Line I to the 30-inch (twin fan) Cool-Line II, with other sizes available by special order. Each fan moves 20 CFM in free air. U.S. retail pricing for Cool-Line products ranges from $330 to $595, depending upon size and grille material. Visit InfoComm booth C4302, or www.activethermal.com.

DIGITAL SIGNAGE SOFTWARE
19.Xpresenter Suite V2.1, X2O MEDIA's latest release of the powerful Xpresenter digital signage platform, makes it easy for systems integrators to provide a comprehensive package to their clients for content authoring, scheduling, distribution, and remote management. It features the patented Xpresenter Template Maker, an easy to-use application that allows Microsoft PowerPoint users to produce broadcast- quality graphics that incorporate animations, clip art galleries, video clips, and real-time data sources - all without ever leaving the PowerPoint interface. Xpresenter includes a gallery of graphics templates, video clip previewing, and tools for quickly resizing presentations to fit the varying dimensions of output displays and broadcast monitors. Pricing for Xpresenter starts at $5,999. Visit InfoComm booth N7213, or www.x2omedia.com

AUTOMIXER
20.SYMETRIX introduces the third product in the Integrator Series - the Automix Matrix 780, a 12-channel automixer with eight sub-mixes and comprehensive DSP that provides a complete set of the tools required for consistently clear audio in courtrooms, government chambers, corporate boardrooms, and houses of worship. Eight mic/line inputs feature equalization, compression, and feedback elimination into gating or gain-sharing auto mixing with full control over NOM (number of open microphone) counts and priorities. The four line inputs include equalization with automatic gain control (AGC) for devices such as CD and DVD players, TV audio, or an additional mixer. Sub-group or mix-minus mixes may be dedicated to specific tasks such as recording, archiving, or broadcast, and may be routed to up to eight unique locations, each with EQ and limiting. MSRP for is $2,399. Visit InfoComm booth C3885, or www.symetrixaudio.com.

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POWER PROTECTION
21a. FURMAN offers the AC-215, a compact power purification and protection unit that is ideal for mounting on the back of a flat-screen television, next to a projector, or in any application where discreetly located, remote power purification and protection are needed. This small and easy-to-install 15A capacity unit includes two outlets and features all the protection and purification features of Furman's SMP for virtually maintenance-free AC surge protection, Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT) to assure audio/video clarity, and EVS to protect equipment from dangerous overvoltage situations. Visit InfoComm booth C3483, or www.furmansound.com.

WALL PANEL ACCESSORIES
21b. The SYMETRIX ARC-2i Integrator Series adaptive remote control wall panel is a more cost-effective version of the versatile ARC-2, featuring a white plastic faceplate in place of the ARC-2's sculpted aluminum. It includes an eight-character backlit display that supports up to 31 scrolling characters, providing instant user feedback for control assignments, default settings, and actions. Three buttons help users navigate menus, raise or lower values, and enable or disable the remote control. Twenty-four menus with up to 16 enumerations each can be used to address multiple basic functions or initiate complex logic-based control events, such as gain, preset triggering, source selection, room combining, and more in Symetrix and SymNet systems. All control assignments, including item labeling, parameter limits, and firmware version upgrades, are handled within by software included with Symetrix DSP hardware. Power, control, and a single channel of ARC Audio, passed over CAT5 cable, are connected via RJ-45 inputs or screw-type barrier strips. The ARC-2i mounts into a single gang electrical box and is powered by its host device. MSRP for the ACR-2i is $249. Visit InfoComm booth C3885, or www.symetrixaudio.com.

INTERPRETATION SYSTEM
22.MEDIA VISION USA announces the Taiden HCS-5100, a fully digital infrared (IR) language distribution system. The Taiden HCS-5100 brings the latest in digital IR technologies to simultaneous interpretation. It consists of the digital IR control unit, digital IR radiator, and digital IR receiver. The digital IR receiver can display the name of language so that delegates can quickly locate the language of their choice. On the LCD screen, the volume adjustment, battery lifetime, and signal strength are also displayed. This system is immune to interference from HF-driven lighting and is compatible with any other IR system that is compliant to IEC 61603-7. It also features 270-degree super wide reception angle and transmitter combination mode. Visit InfoComm booth C4118, or www.mediavision-usa.com.

ANALOG MIXERS
23.YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS shows the new IM8 Series analog mixers at InfoComm 2008. These easy to use, high-quality analog mixers are an ideal alternative for small installations, specifically houses of worship, corporate AV, or anywhere analog control for live or permanent installation is required. The Yamaha IM8 Series mixers are available in 24, 32, or 40 channels (shown), all with four additional stereo inputs. The mixers feature TRS insert points, balanced direct outs, 8 groups, 8 aux, one stereo and mono output. With an 11x4 matrix, the IM8 Series feature four mute groups and 100mm faders, and come equipped with an external power supply as well as a power redundancy option. The IM8 Series will be available in July 2008 at MSRP price points of $4,799 (IM8-24), $5,799 (IM8-32), and $6,499 (IM8-40). Visit InfoComm booths C3969 and C4069, or www.yamahaca.com.

CANTILEVER MOUNT
24. OMNIMOUNT debuts its new motorized cantilever mount, the Motion40, developed in partnership with
Samsung. The Motion40 is a motorized wall mount that allows you to tilt, pan, and swivel your flat panel with the touch of a button. The Motion40 features universal rails for compatibility with all flat panel brands ranging in size from 23 to 40 inches and is remote controllable via IR (2 memory) and RS232 (3 memory) with two programmable memory positions. This motorized solution is equipped with a safety mechanism smart enough to stop motion when movement is obstructed. The Motion40 comes with all the features expected in an OmniMount product, including a cable management system, Lift n' Lock for easy installation, an installation template, and level for easy setup. The Motion40 retails for $349.95. Visit InfoComm booth C4149, or www.omnimountpro.com.

PORTABLE ELECTRIC SCREEN
25.ELITE SCREENS announces the Kestrel projection screen. It's a premium grade mobile electric floor-rising screen designed for executive presentations, formal functions, or residential home theater rooms that require a flexible alternative to fixed wall or ceiling-mounted installations. Elite's Kestrel measures 84 or 100 inches diagonally in either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio, and has a stylish piano gloss finish that combines its aesthetic appeal with the functional portability of its plug-and-play design. It's available with Elite's MaxWhite FG fiberglass-backed material to provide a flat and easily visible surface in 1.1 Gain. Elite Screens' Kestrel is priced at $2,199. Visit InfoComm booth C4349, or www.elitescreens.com.

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PROJECTOR
26.The SHARP XG-P560W WXGA 3-chip DLP projector offers a price performance breakthrough, providing high color accuracy, image quality, and reliability for front projection. Designed for integrated systems, including conference rooms, boardrooms, lecture halls, houses of worship, control rooms, rental and staging, and other large-venue installations, the XGP560W 3-chip DLP projector features 5000 ANSI lumens, WXGA resolution, and 1800:1 contrast ratio for a bright picture in almost any lighting setting. It also offers compatibility with standard RGB and video sources, as well as 720p HDTV and "pixel perfect" 1280 x 800 resolution from the newest PCs. Manufacturer's suggested list price (MSLP) is $16,995. Visit InfoComm booth N5803, or www.sharpusa.com.

IP-BASED AUDIO AMPLIFIER
27.NETSTREAMS, provider of networked audio/video distribution systems based on IP standards, introduces a new line of commercial-market audio products claimed to give installers the flexibility of utilizing traditional commercial audio distribution technologies, creating a hybrid system using both traditional and IP-based distribution, or installing a fully IP-based audio distribution network. Five products make up the new line: an intelligent room controller with built-in amplifier, an IP encoder for legacy audio sources, an IPto- RS-232 integration product to tie in third party systems such as lighting and HVAC, a 600W audio amplifier, and a single-channel constant voltage transformer. The NetStreams SpeakerLinX SL9250-CS (shown) is a 2 x 50W IP-based controller/amplifier that offers distribution and network control with a U.S. list price of $998. All IP-based products are compatible with NetStreams DigiLinX and will auto-discover on any DigiLinX network. The new commercial line is also designed to compliment NetStreams IP-based video distribution and control solutions. Visit InfoComm booth N5012, or www.netstreams.com.

SEQUENCER
28.SURGEX has redesigned its flagship sequencer and power conditioner, the SEQ, to provide even greater control for today's AC power platforms. The SEQ incorporates all the latest SurgeX technologies, including Advanced Series Mode surge elimination, Impedance Tolerant EMI/RFI filtering, SurgeX ICE Inrush current elimination, and COUVS Catastrophic Over/Under Voltage Shutdown. The latest generation SEQ features a sharper, easier to read, display and enhanced software. New features include a 12-volt DC output that can be programmed to control an additional remote system, and the ability to program additional always-on outlets. The list price for the new SEQ is $989. Visit InfoComm booth C3325, or www.surgex.com.

LEARN



InfoComm 08 offers more 350 educational courses over seven days. AV/IT professionals and technology managers will be especially interested in these sessions.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 14

  • Institute for Professional development Some sessions of particular interest for AV/IT professionals:
  • AV Essentials for IT Professionals
  • AV/IT Integration for Technology Professionals
  • Basic Networking
  • Videoconference: Applications, Trends & Technology
  • Syn-Aud-Con: Sound Reinforcement for Operators

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

  • Institute for Professional development (cont.'d 3-day courses)
  • Syn-Aud-Con: Sound Reinforcement for Operators

MONDAY, JUNE 16

  • Institute for Professional development (cont.'d 3-day courses)
  • Syn-Aud-Con: Sound Reinforcement for Technicians
  • Projection Summit 2008
  • Digital Signage Technology Summit 2008
  • ISF Commercial Calibration & Certification Course

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

  • Super Tuesday Pre-Show Workshops
  • Syn-Aud-Con: Sound Reinforcement for Technicians
  • Projection Summit 2008
  • Technologies for Worship Conference
  • ISF Commercial Calibration & Certification Course
  • CABA's Intelligent Buildings Leadership Forum
  • Digital Signage Technology Summit 2008

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

  • CTS and CTS-I Testing
  • EduComm's Conference at InfoComm
  • Concurrent InfoComm Academy & NSCA University Seminars & Workshops

Some sessions of particular interest for AV/IT professionals:

  • AV Issues for IT
  • Fitting Video Streaming into Your Collaboration Strategy
  • Installation Issues for Converged AV/IT Systems
  • Networking 101 Basics: TCP/IP Devices and Rules
  • The Value of High Definition & Telepresence
  • Implementing Fiber Optic Technology for AV in IT Environments
  • Designing a Digital Audio Network with CobraNet
  • Digital Video 101
  • VoIP: Applications and Technologies
  • Webconferencing Versus Videoconferencing

Videoconferencing

  • IMCCA Sessions
  • Technologies for Worship Conference
  • IMCCA's Lunch and Learn
  • Rental & Staging Forum

Manufacturers' Training Sessions

  • Active Thermal Management: Cooling AV Installations for Fun and Profit!
  • Blonder Tongue: Surviving and Prospering During the Digital Transition
  • Crestron: Crestron's Building Management Solutions - Integrated Lighting and Environmental Control, and Remote Systems Management
  • Crestron: Crestron's DigitalMedia Technology- HDMI Systems Solution
  • Crestron: New Technology Showcase
  • Crestron: Solutions for Today's AV Environment Using QM and the MPS Series
  • Da-Lite: Projection Screen Technology Basics
  • Gefen: Implementing HDTV Solutions the Gefen Way
  • Middle Atlantic: Protecting Critical Assets & Minimizing System Downtime with IP-based RackLink
  • Peerless Mounts: Mounting to Non-Traditional Surfaces
  • Polycom: In-Depth Technical Training on Polycom SoundStructure Installed Voice Products
  • Polycom: Polycom Integrator Conferencing Solutions
  • RDL: RDL in the Wall: Panels & Controls for System Design-Wire Types and Customization
  • Sennheiser: Designing & Programming SDC8200 Conferencing System
  • VBrick: Empowering AV with Live Streaming

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

  • CTS and CTS-I Testing
  • EduComm Conference at InfoComm
  • Concurrent InfoComm Academy & NSCA University Seminars & Workshops

Some sessions of particular interest for AV/IT professionals:

  • Leveraging Networked Devices
  • The AV/IT Generation: Tomorrow's Workforce Today
  • Videoconferencing for Technology Managers and IT Professionals
  • Collaborative Conferencing and AV for the IT Professional
  • An Overview of Integrating IP Into Today's AV Systems
  • AV System Integration Issues for Owners/Facilities Managers
  • Enterprise Systems Management
  • Netcentric AV Facility Design and Management

Management

  • NSCA EST-L2 Testing
  • Telepresence@InfoComm (IMCCA)
  • Technologies for Worship Conference
  • IMCCA Sessions
  • ESPA C-EST Testing

Manufacturers' Training Sessions

  • Chief Manufacturing: Building Innovative Ceiling Installations
  • Crestron: Crestron's Building Management Solutions - Integrated Lighting and Environmental Control, and Remote Systems Management
  • Crestron: Crestron's DigitalMedia Technology- HDMI Systems Solution
  • Crestron: New Technology Showcase
  • Crestron: Solutions for Today's AV Environment Using QM and the MPS series
  • Da-Lite: Projection Screen Technology Basics
  • Digigram: EtherSound and IP Audio Networking
  • Middle Atlantic: Protecting Critical Assets & Minimizing System Downtime
  • Polycom: In-Depth Technical Training on Polycom HDX Codecs
  • RDL: RDL in the Rack: Designing Systems with RDL Modules RGB Spectrum: DVI Video Switchers
  • Sennheiser: Wireless and Antenna Design for Large Venues
  • Tandberg: Upgrading an existing facility to High Definition Video Conferencing

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

  • CTS and CTS-I Testing
  • Concurrent InfoComm Academy & NSCA University Seminars & Workshops

Some sessions of particular interest for AV/IT professionals:

  • Transporting High Resolution Images over Networks
  • Bandwidth Issues for HD
  • Basic Networking and Wi-Fi for Events
  • Ethernet and IP: The Basics of Today's Most Popular Networking Technology
  • Broadband Basics
  • Embracing the IT Industry
  • How to Configure a Wireless Network
  • Producing the Wireless Transmission Site Survey Report
  • EduComm Conference at InfoComm
  • Technologies for Worship Conference
  • IMCCA Collaborative Conferencing Session

Manufacturers' Training Sessions

  • BidMagic AV: BidMagic AV Professional Proposal Software Community Professional
  • Loudspeakers: Designing Outdoor Sound Systems
  • Contemporary Research: Exploring the GHz Highway
  • Crestron: Asset Management, Meeting and Event Scheduling, and Real-Time Control
  • Crestron: SystemBuilder Overview
  • NetStreams: Digital Signage with DigiLinX IP Video
  • NetStreams: Digital Signage with DigiLinX IP Video
  • NetStreams: IP Video Products & Key Venues
  • Sennheiser: Infrared Technology and System Design

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One noteworthy trend in the commercial AV industry over the past decade is the steady migration of traffic from dedicated AV networks to LANs and other IP networks that the customer already owns.