InfoComm 2016: AV-over-IP steals the show"In terms of visitor numbers InfoComm 2016 fell slightly short of the 39,105 figure reported from the 2015 show. It’s hard to draw comparisons however when the yearly events alternate between locations on the East and West coasts of America and the 2016 figure of 38,833 represented a 4.8% increase in visitors compared to the last time the show was held in Las Vegas (2014).
And, whilst visitors were down, exhibitors, confidence and product launches were most certainly up. InfoComm now has to share the stage with ISE as a show where new technologies are unveiled. Whilst that fact is still evident, a number of manufacturers used the show to reveal key launches, which you can read about here.
Those launches were arguably dominated by AV-over-IP technologies. We’ve been aware that this is where the market has been heading for a number of years but the technologies to achieve that aim are growing in sophistication and in number. We’re also seeing vendors elbowing their way into a wider range of markets - whether through acquisition or product development – to offer products that would not have been considered within their competencies just months before this show.
AV-over-IP and the rise of the ‘one-stop-shop’ provider
InfoComm 2016 was the year of AV over IP. The show was dominated by a flurry of video-over-IP launches that also included some newcomers to the market.
Probably unsurprisingly the area that seemed to feature the biggest leaps in innovation was the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Pavilion. Everyone we spoke to there said business was improving year and year, and clever products were either being launched, or updated throughout the pavilion during the show."
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