Videoconferencing Hangs Tough in a Volatile Market

  • Videoconferencing has been holding steady in a tough economic market. Manufacturers braved such conditions to display the latest in conferencing technology at InfoComm. From the Conferencing Pavilion to the Telepresence Showcase, there’s no doubt the manufacturers proved that videoconferencing is here to stay.
  • InfoComm International and the Interactive Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA) put the Unified Collaborative Conferencing Pavilion together. The Pavilion showcases companies offering solutions in video-, audio-, data, and webconferencing technologies. Exhibitors include AGT, GlowPoint, LifeSize, Polycom, Radvision, TANDBERG, Tata, Teliris and York Telecom, among many others.
  • The HD Conferencing & Telepresence Showcase (Booth 3179) features the most indemand technology in this sector. One of the most popular areas on the Show floor, attendees can discover the latest conferencing and collaboration systems in action—and then decide which ones made the most sense for their business. A Sony PS3 will also be raffled off at this showcase.
  • “AVI-SPL has supported the videoconferencing pavilion for years,” says Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director of Info- Comm International. “It’s a growing area, and if you look at new technologies as they get introduced, people come and try to gain market share and acceptance and see how things will develop. So they’ll come to shows like ours in a way that’s independent of the economy, because they’ve got a product that they’ve developed. It’s growth area where engineers are going to spend some time to develop it, while a more mature technology might be phased by the economy.”