Countdown to InfoComm 2014: Ben Bausher on BYOD and Laser Projection -

Countdown to InfoComm 2014: Ben Bausher on BYOD and Laser Projection

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I think the big topic that everyone is going to be showing something for is BYOD. The task is going to be sifting out the good ones from the not-so-good ones. I’m going to be looking for some of this, but will be keeping a very critical eye on the whole system — usability of apps, platform support, back-end server requirements, etc.

I’m also going to be looking at large LED wall display management technology, since I have a number of projects that are using these systems.

The biggest thing that I will be looking at is the widespread release of laser projection.

The companies I’m specifically going to be looking at (that I know as “ones to watch” in advance) are Mersive, Alcons Audio, and laser projection technology from Barco, NEC, and Christie.

Ben Bausher, Senior Consultant, Audio & Video Systems Group, JaffeHolden


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Countdown to InfoComm - Video Projection

As my regular readers know I grew up in the day of the “high brightness” 7”, 8”, 9” and even 10” CRT projector and their whopping 130 to 150 lumens of light output. We actually thought this was pretty spectacular back then and for real brightness, stacking was the word of the day unless you could afford a GE Talaria or Eidaphor from Europe that in those days produced 1k to 2K lumens each at nearly $400K a piece. Today we can buy 2K of lumen light output in a projector the size of a lunch box at considerably less than a thousand dollars. This begs the question– what will be the next stages of evolution of projection? Here is a hint– it’s not just about just increasing light output.

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