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Quality Over Quantity
Whether we’re in the new normal or the new weirdness, the one constant you can take solace in is our commitment to the latest stories surrounding the commercial side of the AV industry. Joining us this week is Integrated Systems Design Partner for Kirkegaard Bren Walker, Epiphan Video Customer Support George Herbert and Product Manager at PTZ Optics Matt Davis.
The final numbers for Integrated Systems Europe are in, totaling at over 40,000 attendees. These unique guests are all across the globe from 151 different countries, against 834 exhibitors throughout the show floor. Considering that it’s the first physical show for ISE since 2020, those are some good signs of growth for our industry. What does that mean for other physical shows that are coming back? And for those who might look at the numbers and find them lacking, is there a sunny side to the interaction? Looking at a quality-versus-quantity situation for trade shows in the near future.
Considering how we are still in peak trade show season, we immediately have to shift gears and go right into InfoComm 2022 coming up June 8-10. The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is going to be hosting the first live interoperability demo during the show. Standards, especially in the AV over IP space is always moving. So what does this mean for manufacturers and integrators leveraging AV over IP solutions?
During ISE, we talked to Jupiter about their high-end video displays for the office space. What is an interesting wrinkle in this addition is the use of 21:9 ultrawide aspect ratio screens. Ultrawide has been fairly successful in the residential and more so gaming space, but is it time for integrators to be looking at this in the Pro AV space? Will this be the next jump like 4:3 to 16:9?