Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Getting Techy

Nearly 40,000 professional audiovisual buyers and sellers from more than 100 countries gathered at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida, June 13 to 19th, for InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for the industry. The focus of the event is the show floor, where 950 exhibitors demonstrated the latest products in lighting, audio, staging, signage, security, and more. As an event professional, being familiar with new technology and trends is super important. Here are five ideas you should be ready to embrace this year!

1. Ricoh
Ricoh demonstrated its new Interactive Learning Table for meetings, which is currently available in Europe and will soon be coming to the U.S. As many as eight people at a time can gather around the touch panel display to look at documents, videos, and other information. The table can also be connected to an interactive whiteboard to provide additional display options.


2. EventCollab
EventCollab is a new Web-based project management system that debuted at InfoComm. The system is designed for planning and producing conferences, trade shows, meetups, and other events. Users can collaborate in real time to update files, graphics, and correspondence. The system is integrated with Google apps such as Calendar, Drive, and Contacts.


3. Techdryer
Looking for a unique gift for your attendees? Techdryer can revive cell phones, earbuds, watches, cameras, and other small electronics when they have come in contact with water. The resealable bag is filled with dessicant particles that absorb 80 percent of the moisture within 24 hours. In addition to emergency use, Techdryer can also be used for daily storage to protect devices from humidity. We need one of these!


4. GWS Technology
GWS Technology showed its newest transparent LED displays. The lightweight, see-through panels can be used alone or combined for large displays. Each unit has power and data ports built in.

GWS Technology

5. Cisco
Cisco demonstrated its newest immersive collaboration system, TelePresence IX 5000. The product uses three 70-inch screens that have three high-definition cameras, 18 speakers, and integrated lighting to create a lifelike meeting experience. Users can also plug their computers into the tabletop to see content on their personal devices. This looks amazing and takes teleconferencing to a whole new level!


Get techy with these awesome audiovisual products and make your events even more memorable! Maybe even attend InfoComm and devour the details of event technology for years to come.

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