AV at the Center of IT at InfoComm 2011
Mar 1, 2011 2:24 PM
Corporations, government agencies, and educational, healthcare, and religious institutions around the world are coming to see the newest AV technology at InfoComm 2011. The conference will feature integrated display, projection, audio, conferencing, lighting and staging, digital signage, and communications system solutions, June 15-17, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
For nearly a century the AV industry has been helping people communicate. Information Communications Technology is no longer optional—businesses around the world rely on the $68 billion global professional AV industry to communicate. Each year AV professionals, chief information officers, and institutional buyers attend InfoComm because it provides the largest mix of audiovisual products, along with industry and manufacturers’ training all in one place. With today’s AV technology being net-centric, IT professionals are taking increased notice of conferencing, control systems, digital signage, and other technologies that can be seen at InfoComm 2011.
With more than 950 exhibitors, InfoComm 2011 will be visited by more than 32,000 commercial AV professionals, technology managers, CIOs, and procurement personnel from 90 countries. More than 300 education sessions will offer the essential training that AV professionals rely on to stay current with a constantly changing industry. InfoComm 2011’s conference will be held June 11-17.
“Attending InfoComm’s tradeshow is a valuable investment in both time and money,” says Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director and CEO, InfoComm International. “In just a few days you can visit the most comprehensive array of professional audio, digital signage, display, conferencing and telepresence, lighting, control system, and signal distribution technology manufacturers available in one location, all while receiving world-class education and training from leading experts and manufacturers.”
Although InfoComm 2011 is large, it is easy to navigate, thanks to pavilions that bring together similar technologies. 3D, Audio, Digital Signage, Lighting & Staging, and Unified Collaborative Conferencing are just a few of the pavilions featuring integrated solutions from innovative manufacturers.
InfoComm 2011 will also feature special exhibits addressing sustainability, 3D technology, and production cameras for live events. A new special exhibit will feature Invisible AV Technologies, while audio demo rooms, rigging and staging demonstrations, the Digital Signage Application Showcase, the Systems Programming and GUI Design Gallery, and the Technologies for Worship Pavilion are all returning to the show.
InfoComm 2011 is supported by platinum sponsors Christie Digital, Cisco, Crestron, and Extron, and gold sponsor Polycom.
Visit the InfoComm 2011 Blog
InfoComm International has launched the InfoComm 2011 Show Blog at blog.infocommshowblog.org. It’s a great place to catch up on announcements, updates and other information relating directly to the upcoming show in Orlando, Fla.
PSAV Chooses InfoComm for Meetings and Events Training
InfoComm International has been selected to provide meeting and events training for PSAV Presentation Services. InfoComm was chosen because of its dedication to developing well-researched curricula that are practical and up-to-date.
The new agreement allows PSAV to train employees online in InfoComm classes including Essentials of the AV Industry, Event Set Up for AV Techs, and AV Math.
“PSAV is committed to providing our employees the right training tools to expand their knowledge and execute the best possible client experiences,” says Sudi Korba, vice president, human resources. “To accomplish this goal, we are excited to partner with InfoComm and utilize components of their exceptional training material. By leveraging InfoComm along with our internal training, PSAV will continue to lead the AV industry to new standards.”
“The key to further growth in the live events industry is access to an educated workforce,” says Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director and CEO, InfoComm International. “PSAV’s investment in training represents an investment in their customers and employees, and is bound to pay dividends for many years to come.”
Installation Courses Coming Soon
In the AV industry, talented installers are golden. Develop your team and your company’s bottom line with hands-on training. Save the date for two courses at InfoComm Academy in Fairfax, Va.
INS212 Installation Technician - April 16-18 INS311 Lead Installation Technician - April 19-21 Visit www.infocomm.org for additional information. InfoComm Mourns the Death of Kevin Collins
“It is with great sadness and regret that InfoComm International notes the untimely passing of Kevin Collins, vice president of sales and marketing for HB Communications,” says Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director and CEO InfoComm International. “Kevin’s vibrant personality made him a valued friend and partner to so many of us in the audiovisual industry. He had the ability to light up a room like no other. As a past president of InfoComm, Kevin helped build a solid foundation that has allowed the association to grow into what it is today. He lived life to its fullest and we will miss him greatly.
“We express our sincere condolences to his wife, Elizabeth, and his children. We also pay tribute to his family at HB Communications, where Kevin has worked for most of his career—nearly 25 years. Thank you for sharing Kevin with us. We will miss his stories and his zest for life.”
Read HB Communications’ official statement at www.hbcommunications.com.