Seen on the Scene at InfoComm 2014, Part 1

InfoComm 2014 was one of the biggest pro audio events of the year, and we were on the ground to see what there was to see and find out about the gear unveiled at the show. Here's just some of what we came across on the exhibit floor in Las Vegas!
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InfoComm 2014 was one of the biggest pro audio events of the year, and we were on the ground to see what there was to see and find out about the gear unveiled at the show. Here's just some of what we came across on the exhibit floor in Las Vegas!

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AUDIO-TECHNICA—Audio-Technica is showing its new ATND971 Cardioid Condenser Boundary Network Microphone that transmits audio and control data together over the Dante network protocol. Shown L-R during Tuesday's load-in: Chris Nighman, Product Manager, Ben Cochran, Engineer.

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BOSE PROFESSIONAL SYSTEMS—Bose has unveiled its ControlSpace processors and PowerMatch amplifiers which connect using Dante digital audio networking. Version 4.1 of Bose ControlSpace Designer software adds new capabilities that allow users to discover, route and control Dante channels all from within the application. Shown L-R during Tuesday’s load-in: Rob Grubb, North American Manager; Paxson Laird, CTS-D, Sales Engineer; Diane Koziel, Manager Channel Marketing; and David M. Prince, CTS-D, Manager Field Engineering.

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CLEAR-COM—Bob Boster, Clear-Com president, talks ProGrid, its new fiber-based audio, intercom, video and control data transport & distribution system created in conjunction with Optocore. While it was first shown at PL&S in Frankfurt earlier this year, Boster feels it is being shown now to the company's most important market. For a demonstration, they linked audio and video from DiGiCo's booth on the InfoComm show floor.

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DIGICO—On the other side of that connection with Clear-Com was the DiGiCo booth.

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COMMUNITY PROFESSIONAL LOUDSPEAKERS—In addition to introducing its I Series high-power/high-output modular systems, Community’s exhibit also includes a sampling of its other speaker lines. In the photo here, Community’s Steve Johnson (left) and company founder Bruce Howze strike a nonchalant pose, the better to draw attention to the (from lower left, clockwise) C58, D58 and V2-3294 loudspeakers overhead.

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ELECTRO-VOICE—Forward thinking line-array design is the order of the day at Electro-Voice. Shown here during Tuesday’s load-in is EV’s Bill Gelow, humbling himself before the company’s next-generation X-Line Model X1 compact 12-inch vertical line array loudspeaker system.

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HARMAN PROFESSIONAL—Scott Robbins, EVP of Sales for Harman International, explained the extensive strategy and synergies behind the company's recent acquisition of AMX.

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LISTEN TECHNOLOGIES—Listen Technologies is showcasing its Wi-Fi Personal Listening products; iDSP products for RF (Intelligent Digital Signal Processing); ListenPoint 2.0, its latest iteration of classroom sound; and G3, the third generation of Confidea Wireless Conferencing. Shown is Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Business Development.

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MARTIN AUDIO—Martin Audio is introducing its DD12 loudspeaker system at InfoComm 2014. The multi-purpose DD12 combines onboard networking, DSP and Class D amplification and more. Shown here with the DD12 are Michael Colon (left) and Sam Spennacchio.

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PRESONUS AUDIO ELECTRONICS—PreSonus is spotlighting its StudioLive AI PA loudspeakers, which are now Dante compatible. Also at the PreSonus booth: line arrays from WorxAudio, the newest member of the PreSonus family.

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WAVES AUDIO—Waves Audio offers DiGiGrid, a collaboration between Waves and DiGiCo. Following implementation of Waves SoundGrid for the DiGiCo SD consoles, DiGiCo and Waves created SoundGrid-based studio hardware, including a full line of I/Os with world-class converters, award winning preamps, headphone amplification, built-in DSP Servers and network switches. Shown is Luke Smith, North American Sales Manager.