InfoComm 2011, one of the biggest information technology conventions in the world, has just announced the primary focus of this year’s event. The main focus of the 2011 InfoComm will be computer tech and everything that goes along with it.
Set to take place June 11th through the 17th at the Orange County Convention Center, InfoComm 2011, which also incorporates the Systems Integration Expo, is expected to bring in over 32,000 attendees as well as over 950 exhibitors according to event organizers. This year’s theme, as I already mentioned, is “The Center of IT All”. In a statement from InfoComm’s Senior Vice President of Expositions Jason McGraw, “IT is rapidly becoming central to audiovisual systems. As well, institutional buyers are now embedding AV purchases into their budgets.”
Just because InfoComm will be focusing on IT does not mean that the show has stepped back from AV technology. Instead, this new focus highlights just how well AV integrates with IT on the component and system levels. “An example of this integration,” McGraw stated, “is telepresence, which promises to be a hot item at this year’s convention. Digital signage is also well represented at InfoComm 2011, as are 2D and 3D HDTV products and applications.”
In trying to stay true to the focus of IT, the opening keynote of InfoComm 2011 will be delivered by none other than Rob Scott, Vice President and General Manager of HP Visual Collaboration. Scott will discuss “Extending the Power of Personal Connections” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14.
Scott’s speech will look at how high-definition video is being used by businesses “to extend natural visual experiences across the enterprise.” Simplified, this means that companies are spending money on HDTV-based videoconferencing in order to cut travel expenses while bringing staff in different locations together on a single product.
Other big events at this year’s show include the InfoComm Opening Reception on the evening of June 14th; Rental and Staging Forum and Reception on June 15th; PAMA Manufacturers’ Forum Panel on the Future of Audio Networking on June 16th and Best Practices Plenary Session on June 18th.
The 2011 InfoComm will be taking place from Saturday, June 11th until Friday, June 17th, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orange County, California.
Source: TV Technology – InfoComm 2011 Focuses On IT