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InfoComm 2013: What to Expect

By Chuck Ansbacher. InfoComm, the annual trade show covering the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution and more, makes a triumphant return to the east coast today, as this year’s edition will open this morning once again at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
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The Sennheiser audio demo room at InfoComm 2013. Orlando, FL (June 12, 2013)—InfoComm, the annual trade show covering the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution and more, makes a triumphant return to the east coast today, as this year’s edition will open this morning once again at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

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Organizers are expecting the show’s largest attendance ever on the east coast, and are welcoming a host of new exhibitors and product categories to the ever-expanding AV family. With pre-registration numbers pointing to a very exciting showing, organizers are sure that this year’s show will be one for the ages.

Around the convention center, it is impossible to miss the theme of this year’s show: Collaborate. Communicate. Connect. According to InfoComm’s new Executive Director and CEO David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, these three words embody everything that both the industry and InfoComm show have to offer.

“Although technology continues to grow in leaps and bounds, and allows us to collaborate and communicate virtually more and more effectively,” he explains, “there is still an element of being in the same room with your colleagues from the industry. What is exciting about this show is that it really is the undisputed place to go if you're in the AV industry and you want to be with others that are of like mind and have like means.”

While attendees flock to see the latest technologies in action, it is that human connection that continues to make a show like InfoComm a must for the AV industry. “Personal interaction happens here,” continues Labuskes. “That gets taken for granted, but it shouldn’t be.”

A number of exhibitors have brought completely new booths to the show this year, a measure of the continued commitment and investment in the show by the manufacturers, and the recognition that they are going to connect to a significant portion of their customer base, adds Labuskes.

Also premiering this year are three new technology pavilions: the Security Pavilion, the Content Creation Zone, and the Education Technology Pavilion. These are the tangential industries that are part of the InfoComm community, but may not be part of the AV industry.