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June 20, 2018

InfoComm 2018 Recap

Shared by Ed Kleiss, NBS VP of Operations and Audiovisual Solutions


InfoComm is the largest professional audiovisual trade show in the United States, with thousands of products for audio, collaboration, video and web conferencing, video displays, control systems, digital signage, security and various other audiovisual related technologies.

This year we saw a focus on video conferencing and huddle room solutions surrounded by the use of soft codec conferencing applications like Skype for Business and Zoom. The days of dedicated hardware for video conferencing are dwindling and companies like Zoom, who partnered with Logitech and Crestron, are changing the game with a soft codec conferencing experience. Logitech provides multiple USB camera/audio solutions to deliver clear audio and video conferencing via a PC across multiple company locations.

Samsung showcased their Fl!p chart, a digital white board device that provides interactive collaboration within huddle rooms, boardrooms and conference rooms. After users put their information on the board, content can be emailed directly to meeting attendees instead of taking a picture of the board. Another nice feature is the ability for the Fl!p to be used in landscape or portrait format.

AV over IP (Internet Protocol) was everywhere at the show and it’s not just talked about anymore, it is HERE and practically unavoidable. It is critical to the future of video and audio integration these days. Routing video and audio across a company’s network is increasingly being integrated now that the required bandwidth and cost both have come down, making these solutions more attractive and easier to implement.

LG showed some awesome OLED transparent displays which will be widely used for marketing, advertising, and digital signage. These are super thin, incredibly eye-catching displays that you can see through.

For more information on any of these new AV technologies contact your NBS representative!