See the other entries in this series:
- Thoughts on the First Day at InfoComm 2015
- Making Sense of Unified Communications
- Putting a Bow on InfoComm 2015
My knees aren’t nearly as sore as they were yesterday. Maybe that’s because they got used to all the relentless walking. Maybe I just can’t feel them anymore. In any case, my second day at InfoComm 2015 was another fruitful one. It began pre-show with a look at Sennheiser’s wireless microphones, and continued with a tour of the Microsoft, Biamp, Tannoy, and Shure booths.
The visits to Biamp, Tannoy and Shure seemed particularly fruitful for the higher education IT manager taking our Guided Technology Tour. He engaged with the booth reps, asking them specific technology questions, and shared the AV challenges in his department.
The Microsoft stop gave me a first-hand look at the new Surface Hub, the digital whiteboard/remote collaboration device for which AVI-SPL is one of the few channel partners in the U.S. and U.K. See our Microsoft Surface Hub page to learn more about this valuable tool for education and corporations, and to place an order.
At 2 p.m., I attended a talk given by John Antanaitis, VP of product and solution marketing for Polycom. John gave a look at Polycom products like its RealPresence Web Suite and RealConnect. He also offered his thoughts on a topic covered yesterday in an InfoComm panel: the workplace of the future. During his discussion, Antanaitis gave offered his advice for organizations:
- Drive business transformation so that an organization can thrive in the workplace of the future
- Give the mobile worker as productive an experience as someone working onsite — a quality that Antanaitis called “equitable collaboration.”
While on the exhibition floor, I made sure to snap pics of some booths I thought were well designed or eye-catching. They included:
- Panasonic’s projection mapping across a Tesla model S
- Stampede’s Old West-themed booth
- The 1950s malt shop created by Yamaha