This year, I was able to attend two of the three show days and really explore much of what Infocomm had to offer. Lots of new products were on display and more importantly, new concepts for future products were there for everyone to see.
The hottest items this year were 4K and 8K displays for multiple applications. And everywhere you turned, vendors were showing off their new LED displays. This year, the show floor was organized into three areas, lighting/stage, displays, and audio. I spent most of my time in the display and audio areas, as the lighting/stage area was quite small. However, the entire show floor is massive and took me the full two days to explore so I could see what new products were being released this year and in the near future. One thing I saw less of than expected were VR and AR systems. There was only one company showing the technology and it was just a student project by a local school, there were no actual products for sale (yet). So here are some of the most interesting booths and vendors I saw this year.
Breakfast NY showed off their latest flip disc display system, which is aimed to be the first modular, ready-to-use kinetic display.
It was a very unique way to display an image or video and it really turned heads at Infocomm this year. I found it surprising how quiet the entire system was, you might expect the disc flipping to make a bit more noise, but that was not the case as you can see in the video. The system is sold in panels that clip together to form a video wall, each project is custom-built so prices will vary.
Danley Sound Labs, founded by the famous Tom Danley put on quite the show this year. I love hearing their speakers as always, but they had a neat little toy on display that showcased Acoustic Levitation. Here is a cool video of it in action.
I tried to get into one of their listening sessions but didn’t have the time unfortunately because they are one of my favorite speaker companies. Their demos really pack a punch. If you haven’t seen their business cards, they have a very cool holographic design I’ve never seen before. Danley Sound Labs really knows how to bring people into their booth at tradeshows.
Shenzhen Aoto Displays showcased their massive 500” 8K LED display which looked fantastic! It was in my opinion, one of the best looking modular LED displays on the show floor this year.
According to the rep I talked to, pricing for the 500” starts at $500,000 but for a more reasonable $250,000 they can do a 250” 8K screen if you need a large display poolside or in a media room. It was very bright and one major plus was I couldn’t see any lines between the panels making up the screen. It was very impressive to see such a large screen with no lines interfering with the picture.
Void Acoustics had what I thought had to the coolest looking commerical speakers I’ve seen to date.
My first thought was if Lamborghini designed a jet engine with speakers inside, this is what they would come up with. Even the names of these speakers are awesome. The pictured products are part of their Nexus and Incubus line. I wished I had gotten a chance to hear them, I am sure they would have sounded just as good as they looked.
Infocomm Center Stage had a number of industry leaders speak about current trends, awards and the future of the industry.
Tascam showed of many of their products this year and one of the coolest ones was this very affordable Mini Studio.
Infocomm 2017 was an amazing show to attend this year and I hope that if you haven’t attended it already you will get a chance in the future to do so. Don’t forget to check out our Instagram for more show photos and coverage!