Now that the InfoComm show is over, we can look back and compare our favorite moments from the show. This list is a compilation of our team’s thoughts about the show.
- Sony’s video wall was gorgeous.
- Void Acoustics speakers had a fantastic design and sound.
- Crestron Mercury reminded me of Brancusi’s Bird in Space—damn the haters!
- Opening reception was a very cool event as it provided a chance to network with industry professionals.
- LG OLED screens were impressive as always.
- Panasonic’s LinkRay info beaming tool.
- The Evoko Groupie.
- Starin booth was one of the coolest “experience” booths because of the #AVSelfie AV Action Figure picture booth (really, not a biased answer).
- Optoma had a cool touch sensitive video wall with musical instruments you could “play” by touching the images.
- Global Cache showcased new modular control products.
- Dinners with associates where we could be entertained and talk without shouting. Parties are great events, but they are typically loud and require shouting to be heard.
- Crestron Swirl 17 party is one to remember and will be hard to top. The food was delicious and the band was KILLER!
- Utelogy Machete Club was a fun event.
- AV Magazine’s cocktail event was a great way to network with industry professionals.
New BFF from the #AVTweetUp
- Alesia Hendley (@thesmoothfactor). She is a brilliant, talented AV pro who does it all and is a great human being to boot. She IS the future of great AV.
- Why look for someone new when you can hang out with the AVNation (@AVNationTV) crew?
- Megan Dutta (@MeganADutta), Barbara Blaskowsky (@barbxG), Noble Crawford (@noblecrawford), and Alesia Hendley (@thesmoothfactor).
- The bartender (for obvious reasons).
Best Place to Get Food on the Show Floor
- Dumpling place at the back of the North hall; can’t remember its name, but they were delicious.
- Mints from the Crestron booth.
- The Press Room.
- The Park was a cool place to sit, rest, chat, and listen to soothing coffeehouse-ish music and get good food. Hope the Park is included in Vegas next year!
- The food trucks in the Park.
Most Disappointing Product/Booth/Event
- Beyond the interesting offerings of VR/AR from Epson and Freeman, there was a lack of innovative digital signage solutions.
- Beyond a few speaker systems, no one had anything designed with aesthetics in mind —everything looked like flat, industrial boxes.
- Missed encountering interesting attractions like the Starin photo booth.
- There was no leaps in innovation this year—just more of the same products with incremental changes and improvements.
We’d love to hear what your favorite things were from the show!