Crestron RL conference room solution demonstration

Collaboration

Conference room technology is an area of increasing interest to businesses and Crestron’s new group collaboration solution for the conference room, Crestron RL, was unveiled and demonstrated. Crestron RL is based on Microsoft Lync 2013, a powerful server-based application that many companies already use on a daily basis. Lync enables video, voice, interactive content sharing, presence and chat from a personal device, such as a tablet or laptop. The company also introduced AirMedia, its all-new wireless HD presentation solution for small meeting rooms.

Polycom, Inc., who specialise in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), announced that Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite, a software solution that extends secure, enterprise-grade video collaboration to anyone with a Web browser, has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite has undergone detailed test procedures and is supported on VMware vSphere 5.0 for production environments. “Businesses around the world are using video collaboration as a mission-critical application to increase productivity, and are looking to further scale this collaboration technology,” said A.E. Natarajan, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom.”

In other areas Optocore, provider of scalable, high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber-optic networks for the transmission of audio, video and data, demoed its new generic X6R-FX-INTERCOM-IC44 and V3R-FX-INTERCOM-IC444 interfaces at the Clear-Com booth. Clear-Com showed the latest features to its Tempest Digital Wireless Intercoms. Included among the offerings is the new Tempest900 BeltStation, which is equipped with Planar Inverted-F Antenna (PIFA) to increase its range and wireless coverage.

For dealers and systems integrators The RapcoHorizon Company’s unveiling of DesignVision Version 2.0 (DV2) at InfoComm 2013 will have been of particular interest.

Sound
Allen & Heath introduced the GLD-112 mixer, a larger version of the GLD-80 mixer, with an extra bank comprising 8 control strips, increasing the channel count to 28 fader strips in 4 layers. A&H also announced three new additions to the MixWizard range.

Always looking to push forward, Lab.gruppen stepped into new sonic territory with the launch of a new install-dedicated amplifier series. The 2-channel LUCIA (Localized Utility Compact Intelligent Amplification) is a compact and versatile Energy Star compliant Class D amplifier platform.

Aviom, meanwhile, showcased the D800-Dante A-Net Distributor, a product designed in collaboration with Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems. The new D800-Dante A-Net Distributor offers Dante connectivity for seamless integration of Aviom Personal Mixing Systems with Yamaha CL Series consoles and Rio Series I/O racks.

DPA Microphones, reknowned for live sound and recording microphones, announced that it has turned its attention to the installation market with the launch of two new Podium Microphones.

The overall show was a resounding success and thoroughly interesting and, with further advancements in AV tech promised for the upcoming months, you can expect InfoComm 2014 to be even busier and more spectacular.

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