Virtual Reality Becomes a Commercial Reality for ProAV Dealers at InfoComm 2016

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ProAV resellers and integrators can experience virtual reality in ProAV settings as they learn how to make it a commercial reality for their business.

Experience virtual reality with Stampede at InfoComm 2016

Leading manufacturers of traditional ProAV products are also present showcasing their latest solutions.

Demonstrating again how new technology can complement and expand the sales of traditional ProAV components, Stampede, North America’s largest distributor of UAV solutions, today announced it was turning its InfoComm 2016 booth into a complete Virtual Reality experience for ProAV resellers — one that combines demonstrations, product information, and first-hand interactions into one completely commercial experience.

“Our breakthrough distribution agreement with VRstudios marks a new milestone for the ProAV industry at InfoComm 2016,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today. “Thanks to VRstudio’s revolutionary platform, it is possible for ProAV integrators to offer their customers a Virtual Reality solution designed for specific vertical markets and integrated into traditional ProAV product categories. Once again, Stampede is demonstrating how the development of new technology redefines and expands sales opportunities for traditional component suppliers.”

According to Kelly, Stampede has designed its entire InfoComm 2016 booth around the Virtual Reality experience. “That’s how big this opportunity is,” Kelly stressed. VRstudios is the industry’s premier global VR company offering unique VR content, experiences and solutions to the entertainment and commercial enterprise industries, through its unprecedented patent-pending platform and turn-key systems. VRstudios is the only VR company that offers a wireless head-mounted display and a collection of capabilities that includes full motion, simultaneous multiple users in the same physical and virtual space and 1:1 tracking – all to provide a fully immersive and interactive virtual reality experience.

Turning to the more established list of manufacturers joining Stampede on its InfoComm 2016 exhibit, Kelly emphasized that every major product category is being represented —including recently acquired Just Lamps. “More than ever, Stampede is the global ProAV industry’s one stop source for everything they need to custom design and install an end-to-end, state-of-the-art system that includes everything needed to make the system operate seamlessly for customers,” he said. This year’s manufacturer highlights include:

Atlona: Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants and installers worldwide to simplify installation, minimize maintenance and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions.

Casio: LampFree® projectors incorporate Casio’s unique Laser & LED Technology to produce images of impressive brightness and color purity that outlast conventional mercury lamp projectors with an amazing lifespan of up to 20,000 hours. Save money year after year with reduced electricity consumption and no lamps or filters to replace.

Cenique: The C610 is Cenique’s most powerful Android-based media player. The C610 features a Quad Core processor, and is the ideal solution for high bandwidth digital signage applications from 4K videos to the smooth presentation of HTML5 content. The C610 also features an external antenna for enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity and LAN for wired Internet.

Christie: For this year’s InfoComm, Christie has designed a booth experience that showcases the full-breadth of its capabilities as a manufacturer of advanced display and processing technologies and its renowned expertise and knowledge as a solutions provider. The result is the Christie Center – a fully integrated visual spectacular that seamlessly integrates products into an end-to-end solution.

DisplayTen: DisplayTen develops technologies that make the workplace meeting experience simple. Now, professionals can run short and powerful sessions to optimize meeting time, drive effective human interaction, and ensure zero data breach from a powerful 84″, 70″ or 55″ display.

Hitachi: The leader in projector technology is showing HDBaseT built in projectors, built in Edge Blending, single unit registration, with high margin protection.

HiSense: Hisense has multiple TV offerings: FHD feature TV’s, Smart TV’s with Roku and UHD TV’s with HDR processing and screen sizes today range from 32” – 65” with plans for larger screen sizes in the near future.

iFace: Imagine a moving image suddenly appearing on the surface of the mirror and then vanishing – without letting the user understand how it got there.

Ken-A-Vision: Is launching two new products: EduCam Access, now ANY USB Camera or Scope and share to ANY device! The X2000 Micro Projector, perfect for Higher Ed, plug in the HDMI and set the objectives at 30X to 300X to view at 5000x the original size.

Luidia: Luidia creates devices (eBeam Edge+ and Equil Smartmarker) that make any flat writeable surface interactive from whiteboard to LED displays. Use its Luidia software and apps to stream everything you write on your whiteboard or LED display in real time to anyone in the world. Its eBeam Edge+ and Equil Smartmarker devices are super portable and adapt to each unique environment.

NEC: The leading designer and provider of innovative display solutions is showcasing its technology leadership at Infocomm and demonstrating how integrated display solutions can engage, inform and delight customers in personal and professional environments.

Optoma: The Optoma EH515 is a Full HD professional Installation projector, ideal for corporate environments, house of worship and Pro-AV installs. Features include four-corner correction for image stacking or uneven walls, horizontal and vertical lens shift, and a variety of inputs including HDMI built in MHL technology. In addition, the environmentally friendly EH515 has energy saving features including Eco+ lamp power management.

Phoenix Audio: This innovator of audio communication solutions is showcasing its Condor Beamforming Microphone Array that was designed to create a clutter-free collaboration space. Phoenix is also showing its Spider Conference Phone line; key features such as unlimited daisy chaining and dual connectivity allow Spiders to address all audio and video conference needs for any size room.

Premier: The LMVS Press & Release™ Pop Out Slim Mount allows accessibility anywhere on a video wall and features a depression clasp that automatically latches closed and then springs open with a gentle push on the display. The LMVS has won multiple awards and accolades based on its innovative design and problem solving operation. The AM50-B is an innovative dual arm swing-out mount for small displays up to 50lbs/23kgs. Allowing up to 90° of swivel, 15° of tilt and extending 3.2 in. to 16.9 in.

Revolabs: The Revolabs FLX UC 1000 VoIP and USB conference phones is ideal for small to medium conference rooms, while the FLX UC 1500 with its directional extension microphones can accommodate larger conference rooms and boardrooms. As two devices in one, the FLX UC series products provide a cost-effective, compact solution that’s easy to learn and manage and saves space on the table.

Samsung: Several great products from Samsung are on display, including solutions for digital signage, hospitality television and E-boards.

Smartmedia World: The interactive company that specializes in multi-touch monitors, tables, digital signage kiosks, and interactive whiteboards is also showing software that can be used with all of its interactive products, such as SmartMedia Pro, a classroom or conference room collaboration tool, SmartMedia IWB, and SmartSignage, a cloud based, digital signage management software.

VDO360: Partnering with the leading camera tracking chassis company, Jigabot (Jigabot.com), VDO360 is able to embed cinema/broadcast quality tracking into the small form factor that is The Navigator. This 4” x 4” footprint unit is not only a tracking camera particularly suited to lecture/presentation capture, but also a full Intel® vPro™ Core™ i5 processor powered computer designed from the ground up as a Unite™ collaboration hub.

Vidyo: Vidyo provides the highest quality cloud-based or on premises based multi-point video conferencing experience over mobile or desktop devices. The VidyoWorks platform and APIs allow custom collaboration and integration into new applications and form factors like drones, kiosks, smart glasses and other IoT solutions.

WePresent: wePresent is showing a new peripheral to the wePresent platform: PresentSense, the proximity-based Bluetooth gateway that allows users to connect to nearby wePresent units even quicker.
WHOOSH!: The leader in tech hygiene will be demonstrating how WHOOSH! Screen Shine keeps any screen surface in any environment looking its very best.

“Epson, Lumens, LG, Hypersound, and Sonic Foundry are also on our exhibit this year with their newest solutions for ProAV integrators,” Kelly concluded. “In every respect, Stampede’s InfoComm 2016 ProAV exhibit is the number one stop for any ProAV reseller looking to expand their business during the second half of this year!”