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All Roads Lead to Atlanta and InfoComm

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More than 20,000 attendees from more than 50 countries will converge on the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia for InfoComm 2004. Conference dates are June 5-11, 2004. Exhibition dates are June 9-11, 2004.

With over 500 exhibitors filling 280,000 sq. ft. of exhibit and special event space, there will be plenty of visual and audio technologies at InfoComm to bring attendees the latest in AV, digital signage, IT/AV convergence, MPEG video routing/streaming, videoconferencing, and much more.

Super Tuesday (June 6) at InfoComm will culminate in the first ever AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet. The evening will begin with the Manufacturers Forum (open to all, the leaders in the AV industry talked about the trends they are seeing for 2004 and beyond); followed by the Opening Welcome Reception; and then the Awards banquet (a ticketed Awards dinner), where the industry will reward those who have worked to raise the level of quality for products and services.

The Rental & Staging Systems Awards will recognize and reward excellence in the design and production of AV in staged events, and for innovative new products. Together with the Systems Contractor News Product Awards, they are a recognition of the strides this industry has made in raising the bar for excellence.

Registration for InfoComm, and the AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet, is open at:


All Roads Lead West

As we head again to Las Vegas—this time for NAB—it’s exciting to think about everything on the industry agenda this spring and summer. NAB itself has an impressive slate of exhibits and seminars in store—from digital cinema to large venue staging to content management. Even as the broadcast world has retrenched, NAB has grown other facets of the show to address broadcast/staging and content/software crossover that is breeding interesting new products and services.

Rental & Staging Heats Up Atlanta

The Rental and Staging Council, under the leadership of president Don Guzauckas, has a variety of activities planned for InfoComm 2004 in Atlanta, Ga. The ICIA is offering a "Super Tuesday" event especially for the rental market. Hosted by Joel Rollins, CTS-R, it will include technology and business discussions and a lively, interactive panel discussion. This intensive 6-hour course will cover:

Precise Opens Atlanta Office, Adds Inventory

Precise Corporate Staging has opened a new satellite office in Atlanta, Georgia, in order to service East Coast clients and East Coast staging events. The new office opened on April 10th and carries a full complement of audio, video and lighting gear. Fredy Izquierdo has accepted the position of managing the Atlanta office and comes to Precise Corporate Staging with 20 years of experience in the AV market. Precise Corporate Stagings main office is located in Tempe, Arizona. The companys new office is located at 1061 Triad Court, Suite 1 in Marietta, Georgia, and its phone number is 678.303.3104.

Furman Hits the Road With The All-American Rejects

The All-American Rejects are using Furman Power Factor Pro conditioners and SPB-8C pedal boards for sound on tour. To combat contaminated AC power and its effects during live performances, the All-American Rejects have chosen Furman Power Factor Pro conditioners.

Mark the date for InfoComm 03!

InfoComm 03, the #1 professional AV marketplace in the world, will be held the week of June 3-5, 2003 (Conference dates May 31-June 6; Exhibition dates June 3-5). The Show will take place at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.