Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM,
By Jeff Sauer
Display industry growing by leaps and resolutions.
InfoComm's image display menu has grown quite a bit since the heady days of the great Projection Shoot-Out. Sure, there's still the Large Venue Gallery, but as InfoComm 2006 illustrated, the show has moved far beyond just projection. Today, digital signage, videoconferencing, video over IP, and flat panels are all vying to be headliners in a maturing industry, along with good, old, reliable projector news.
Much like NAB earlier this year, a lot of the video-related buzz at InfoComm 2006 had to do with supporting high-definition video, even in the videoconferencing category. Sony's Ipela, also shown at NAB, offers excellent, broadcast-quality picture quality, but also demands a fairly high bandwidth commitment. LifeSize's now-shipping version of LifeSize Room, meanwhile, uses long GOP H.264 compression to achieve full-resolution 1280