Emerging Trends Day to explore pro AV
‘Emerging Trends Day’ takes place on 11 June at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida.
Hosted as part of the InfoComm 2019 exhibition, the one-day conference features a line-up of analysts, integrators, end users and technologists, who will discuss new developments in the area of pro AV, including topics such as internet protocol, disruptive audio and video, and unified communications and collaboration (UCC).
AVIXA director of program design Rachel Bradshaw says the conference speakers had seen firsthand how new technology was playing out in the real world and could outline the changes, challenges and possibilities it unlocked.
“This event arms attendees with the informed questions they need to ask on the InfoComm show floor,” she says.
The event will be hosted by Sean Wargo, AVIXA’s senior director for market intelligence.
“What is so beneficial about the format is that people can hear from both a subject-matter expert, who can offer context, and from users, who can help them understand the real-world implications of emerging technologies, including the challenges they face implementing them,” he says.
The day will begin with a session called ‘IP as the Universal Language of AV’, delivered by Anthony Brennan of Futuresource. He will share how IP as a universal communication protocol is affecting AV technology, business and customer behavior.
Tim Albright of AVNation will chair a related panel exploring how this change is taking shape, from the shift to cloud-based systems architecture, to the rise of AI-assisted AV system design, use and function.
Next, Paul Erickson of HIS Markit Research will discuss how IP has facilitated the development of fine control to achieve more ‘immersive audio’, while Janice Brown of RLab, the first city-funded virtual and augmented reality lab in the country, will lead a panel examining what immersive audio means in different contexts.
Display technology will be the focus of the first session of the second half of the day, with Pete Putman of ROAM Consulting discussing the developments which have lead to seemingly limitless display system possibilities, and the related execution challenges.
Sanju Kahtri of HIS Markit Research will then head a panel exploring how this explosion of capabilities is affecting the deployment of display systems across markets, in both fixed and live installations.
The day will conclude with a discussion of UCC. Ira Weinstein of Recon Research will consider how UCC has become more about workflow than technology, and how demand has increased for more flexible systems.
Following that, Owen Ellis of the AV User Group will lead a panel examining what it takes to deliver on the promise of a UCC system that supports workflow.
InfoComm 2019 will be held from 8 to 14 June at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando.