InfoComm13 in Orlando has just wrapped, and if you were among the 35,000+ attendees, I hope you enjoyed the hot Orlando sun with a few thunderstorms sprinkled in there! (Now I remember why I live in Portland.)

Product Manager Justin O'Connor presents Biamp Canvas at InfoComm13

Product Manager Justin O’Connor presents Biamp Canvas at InfoComm13

We enjoyed reconnecting with many familiar faces among our friends and colleagues. For us, InfoComm is one of the key opportunities the Biamp team has to renew old relationships, build new ones, and hear first hand what you’re working on, the challenges you face, and how we can help you do more, better.

We were also excited at how everyone embraced our new ceiling microphones and Biamp Canvas™–the Tesira® control software. By having control screens available for attendees to explore Biamp Canvas, and headphones that showcased the audio performance of the microphones in the conference room, the booth was humming and bustling with activity all week long.

Our sales team reported having some great discussions about exciting projects our customers are working on, and showing the possibilities across our product lines, and the many projects employing AVB.

AVnu Alliance Pavilion

AVnu Alliance Pavilion

At the AVnu pavilion, more than 150 people enjoyed appetizers and cocktails during a reception we co-sponsored with Extreme Networks. Our booth was powered with Extreme Network switches and it was also nice to see Audio Sciences’ Hono™ CobraNet Mini shown with Tesira.

The NCSU James B. Hunt Library, featuring Biamp products throughout, won the People’s Choice Awards at InfoComm13 for Education. We’re pleased to recognize Maurice York, IT Director for the library, who won AV Technology’s second annual Tech Manager Award for going above and beyond on this project.

Beyond the audio pavilion, there were virtually endless video walls and displays begging for rich content, such as the Christie® 4K 60Hz projector and the new Prysm Laser Phosphor Display. It was interesting to note that so few audio manufacturers had taken advantage of video technology in their displays.

Perhaps the oddest (or most innovative?) product we saw was the Beam remote presence system, which, controlled by a person in a remote location, can follow you around and “meet” in your office rather than a phone call or traditional videoconference. I wonder if the recipient of such a visit might just park the visitor in a corner or toss a towel over the top!

As we close another InfoComm, we’re already looking ahead to ISE 2014 in Amsterdam. It was great seeing you all at InfoComm, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. We truly appreciate the support and confidence you have in our products; there’s so much more to come.

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