As part of our ongoing AVT Thought Leaders Series, we asked Chris Wissinger, Roland Professional A/V Product Management and Marketing at Roland Americas to provide a rare insider's perspective into the company's philosophy and product roadmap heading into InfoComm 2022.
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AVT Question: Please share your company's philosophy, vision, and product roadmap heading into InfoComm 2022. [June 2022]
The Roland Professional A/V team returns to InfoComm in person to share products designed to enhance livestreaming quality, single-operator productions, hybrid event workflows, content creation, sports/esports productions, and video-to-lighting conversion.
The new SR-20HD direct streaming AV mixer, a powerful and portable audio/video switcher, makes it easy for enterprises to master direct livestreaming with little training. Roland simplified livestreaming and reduced pain points by combining a video switcher, audio mixer, preview screen, recorder/player, and streaming encoder in one.
The V-600UHD 4K HDR multi-format video switcher with automatic ROI and VR-4HD AV mixer enhance single-operator productions. You don’t need multiple cameras for multiple shots with the V-600UHD. It covers wide, medium, and close-ups with built-in region of interest (ROI). The VR-4HD—a complete, portable HD studio—replaces many pieces of complex gear.
Enhancehybrid event workflow with our V-160HD streaming video switcher and V-8HD video switcher. A new standard for hybrid events, the V-160HD offers full HD with comprehensive SDI and HDMI I/O while simultaneously streaming via USB-C. The V-8HD brings many creative options to live switching with all-in-one hardware, eliminating setup and software hassles, and a professional HDMI toolset that streamlines production.
Roland makes content creation simple and affordable with the AeroCaster livestreaming system, allowing anyone to create wireless multi-camera streaming setups using mobile devices. The compact UVC-02 web presentation dock desktop control hub connects an HDMI camera, pro mic, and other audio sources to look and sound your best in video meetings. The V-02HD MK II streaming video mixer mixes audio and switches two HDMI cameras, sending it all directly to streaming platforms.
Roland provides many solutions to enhance sports/esports productions. The P-20HD video instant replayer offers pro replay capabilities simply and affordably. The VC-100UHD 4K video scaler integrates high-frame-rate gaming machines into HD 59.94/50 Hz workflows.
The VC-1-DMX video lighting converter generates control commands for DMX lighting setups based on input from video/audio/MIDI sources.
Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology. Davis enjoys exploring the ethos of experiential spaces as well as diving deep into the complex topics that shape the AV/IT industry. In 2012, the TechDecisions brand of content sites she developed for EH Publishing was named one of “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 20 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. From 2000 to 2008, Davis was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Electronic House. From 2009 to present, as the principal of CustomMedia.Co, Davis developed content plans and delivered content for associations such as IEEE Standards Association and AVIXA, content marketing for Future Plc, and numerous AV/IT companies. Davis was a critical member of the AVT editorial team when the title won the “Best Media Brand” laurel in the 2018 SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards. A lifelong New Englander, Davis makes time for coastal hikes with her husband, Gary, and their Vizsla rescue, Dixie, sailing on one of Gloucester’s great schooners, and sampling local IPAs.