A New AV Experience 2022 – holographic humans, workshops and tech tours

After the successful inaugural AV experience showcase and networking event at Lord’s last September, Peerless-AV returned with an impressive portfolio of AV and digital signage brands.

Exhibitors: Absen, Barco, BenQ, BrightSign, CTOUCH, Datapath, DTEN, HYPERVSN, iiyama, Jabra, Kramer, Lenovo, LG, Lightware Engineering, Logitech, Matrox, Mersive, neat, Now Signage, Peerless-AV, Philips, Poly, Samsung, Sharp NEC, Shure, Signagelive, Sony, Tripleplay and Unilumin and UMA. Exertis Pro AV also sponsored the evening networking drinks reception.

The showcase welcomed end users, resellers, integrators and consultants offering new highlights, including a series of technical workshops were hosted by Neat, AVIXA and onemedia. Also new were expert guided ‘Behind the Screens’ Technology Tours hosted by Absen, and the AV User Group’s September members meeting was held at the venue.

Exhibitor news

DTEN

At the showcase, DTEN showcased its inclusive portfolio of plug-and-play touch screen solutions for businesses, schools, homes, and hybrid environments, including the brand new Onboard. The ONboard is an award-winning collaboration solution designed for new Zoom whiteboard, which easily integrates with any Zoom Rooms device and immediately introduces interactive touch.

HYPERVSN

HYPERVSN showcased its brand-new HYPERVSN SmartV platform at Lord’s. The exhibit featured various interactive holographic solutions. One of which is the HYPERVSN Holographic Human, which was used at the entrance of the showcase to meet and greet visitors. The showcase entrance hosted a Holographic Human showcasing the talented Peerless-AV senior staffers, including Keith Dutch, Beky Cann, Paul Dawes, where their holographic-twins greeted visitors to the event in a totally fun, modern and unique way.

Keith Dutch, Managing Director – EMEA, Peerless-AV, says “I’ve seen HYPERVSN in action at many of the industry events that Peerless-AV has attended throughout the years, and it’s been great to collaborate with them. I was a great addition to see myself and my colleagues in holographic form at the event. This is one of our most important events of the year, and we wanted to make a real impact on visitors, while providing them with key information about the showcase. This is why we joined forces with HYPERVSN, a brand which embodies creativity and innovation.”

Chris Smith, HYPERVSN UK Sales Director, adds “The team and I love A New AV Experience – it’s one of the most exciting and forward-thinking industry events in the calendar, and to be involved with Peerless-AV and have such a key position at the event was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. Not only did we have a chance to show brand new eyes our incredible and beautiful solutions, we had the chance to reunite with our peers and see the wonderful Peerless-AV team in all their holographic glory.”

Iiyama

iiyama showcased a wide range of professional display products covering UC, interactive and digital signage solutions alongside cutting-edge gaming displays. The large format displays and touchscreens help businesses get their message across to their partners and clients. New iiyama UC products, further bridge the divide between the physical and virtual, facilitating remote collaboration with a variety of webcams and speakerphones. And finally, the iiyama G-Master #monitors4gamers aids gamers to unlock their full potential.

Jabra

Jabra showed the PanaCast 50 Room System; a complete, certified room collaboration solution that includes the Jabra PanaCast 50 intelligent video bar and the Lenovo ThinkSmart Core and Controller, and ships preloaded with the customer’s choice of either Microsoft Teams Rooms or Zoom Rooms. This new product offering joins its existing video collaboration solutions as part of the PanaCast portfolio and will be available globally, with all included items packaged together and procured via a single SKU.

Matrox

Matrox Video presented its new ConvertIP family of encoder and decoder products for the first time in the UK. These solutions are the first to exploit IPMX, the emerging and open standard for interoperability of AVoverIP. Complementing the ConvertIP line is ConductIP, a Matrox routing platform exploiting the common API that IPMX delivers. On display was a combination showcase demonstrating the application of the AVoverIP standard using 1Gbps and 10Gbps networks.

NowSignage

NowSignage showcased a plethora of new features in alignment with their hardware agnostic approach. Positioned as the most ‘flexible’ CMS on the market, with all features included out-of-the-box at no additional fee, NowSignage demonstrated an entire suite of ‘new’ Content Trigger functionality, featuring demographic, environmental and sensor-based triggers in collaboration with providers such as Nexmosphere and Quividi. In line with ongoing international growth, NowSignage is keen to share insights into its global network, so that multinational channel operators can leverage our growing presence in over 40 countries.

Peerless-AV

This year on the Peerless-AV booth, visitors saw dvLED Video Wall Systems using SEAMLESS Bespoke and Kitted dvLED mounting solutions. The custom curved section, as seen at ISE in May, featured Absen PL Pro LED cabinets, demonstrating Peerless-AV’s precision engineering capability to create the most complex and challenging video walls in custom shapes and aggressive curves. The second section used Peerless-AV’s dedicated mounting solution for Samsung IER cabinets, featuring the highest level of x,y,z adjustment to overcome wall imperfections, ensure pixel alignment and ensure one flat plane, regardless of wall imperfections.

New on the stand was the Motorised Trolley (PR598-M) for large format displays up to 98in. This new addition is easy to install and use, offering a unique feature set in line with modern presentation requirements, including digital height control settings and a built-in pressure sensor for safe use in any education or corporate setting.

Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe

Sharp NEC announced its new NEC Dual-Collaboration Room System which combines two displays; an interactive one and an identically designed non-interactive one, into a comprehensive user-friendly system. It is ideally suited for meeting and collaboration environments, whether for fully present or hybrid team meetings. With a sleek and elegant design, the display solution seamlessly fits into modern office spaces.

Sharp NEC’s Dual-Collaboration Room System (Du-Co Room System) is the first solution on the market to combine a touch and non-touch display identical in design and mechanics into one set-up. When working with an interactive and a non-interactive display in a dual-screen scenario, users no longer need to compromise between design and functionality. With the NEC Du-Co Room System, users not only benefit from a visually pleasing solution but also an enhanced usability. Equipped with an InGlass touch display, the system offers a best-in-class pen-on-paper writing experience. Optimised for video conferencing (VC) room systems, the display solution facilitates creative processes in hybrid meetings, such as in Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Shure

Shure exhibited a variety of its systems innovations and conferencing solutions, including:

• Stem Ecosystem – for situations that require straightforward, deployable audio solutions for their daily conferencing needs. Smaller meeting rooms within the context of a larger AV project can enjoy a consistent and effective audio experience with Stem Ecosystem devices.

• IntelliMix Room Denoiser – part of the new IntelliMix Room DSP 3.1, this AI-powered feature reduces background noise while ensuring voice audio is preserved.

• A major new addition to the Microflex Ecosystem: the MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone. With Automatic Coverage technology, MXA920 provides pre-configured audio capture with minimal set up required.

Tripleplay

Tripleplay showcased the latest version of its leading digital signage, enterprise video and IPTV software platform, Caveman 3.2 which delivers significant reporting and platform support enhancements. Additionally, Tripleplay Cloud 1.4 will be showcased, which includes support for new Tripleplay IPTV and caching servers, combining to facilitate a hybrid infrastructure capability.

Lastly, further details on the latest evolution of the Reserva Room booking platform were available. Reserva RCM4.1, with a new responsive and user-friendly browser-based UI, will deliver enhanced flexibility and scalability for existing and new users.

UMA

UMA showcased its new digital visitor management solution at Lord’s. Scrap pen and paper. Welcome visitors – singly or in groups – smartly, efficiently, and safely. Spend less dead time waiting, creating admin tasks, and manually checking in and chasing up to see who’s actually left. From creating a visit to invite guests, to notifying hosts when visitors leave the building, and all stages between, UMA’s new solution means full visibility of who’s in, who’s left and who’s due in – and why – time-stamping visits. Options include touch or touchless sign ins, including from mobile devices, and kiosks can be company-branded.

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