21-23 Aug 2024
ICC, Sydney

Day 2 Blog: Future in Focus

Aug 23, 2018

Day two done and if today is anything to go by, the future of AV is bright - and we’re not just talking about all the LED walls, interactive installations and dazzling digital displays that will have you questioning whether your eye-sight is worthy of the high definition screens on show. Today also saw records fall, with the largest single day in the event’s 10 years history, a fitting tribute for a true industry event.

In today’s education program, Silicon Valley’s Rich Green took us on a journey beyond voice where simplicity is the new luxury and voice is just the beginning of the new assistant. Meanwhile, Cameron Douglas from Connected Vision shared a vision of the workplace of the future where team members are lured into an office environment that is a sanctuary from the stresses of daily life. In yet another standing room only session Gary Kaye from rAVe explained why new lighting technologies, like laser, repositioned the projector as the ultimate display technology. And if you thought you made had millennials sorted out, apparently their thinking and communicating in a non-linear way, so get your head around that.

The Today Show’s coverage sent attendees to the Seen Technology stand to experience the Hypervsn technology – an amazing solution for delivering “floating in mid-air” 3D visuals with a holographic effect. This technology is an ideal eye-catching marketing tool for retail and events.

A regular crowd of people stood under the dome projection demonstration at Panasonic and experience the ET-D3LEF70 fisheye lens designed for applications such as planetariums, theme-park attractions and theatres to give viewers an immersive experience. With an angle of view up to 183°, the fisheye lens makes it possible to cover a dome distortion-free using a single projector.

Meanwhile on the Logitech stand, we discovered that video conferences don’t need to be complicated with their Rally USB connected conference camera. With an Ultra-HD imaging system offering resolutions up to 4K, the Logitech Rally Camera delivers brilliantly sharp video, outstanding colour and exceptional optical accuracy. For the flexible workforce of the future, this camera is suitable for home and travel use.

But if we really want to talk about the future, it’s all about the people and today we welcomed the next generation of AV super stars to the event with the AVIXA Tech Crew Challenge. The program which was started at The Know School, saw over 100 secondary and tertiary AV students attend a kick off breakfast before hitting the show floor to discuss the latest tech and it’s applications for their own live events, school productions and ultimately, future careers.

As this is being written, the CEDIA awards are well underway, so expect all the details of winners and their award-winning programs tomorrow.

Don’t forget tomorrow is you last chance to experience the ultimate event for sight and sound for yourself. If you haven’t already done so, pre-register online skip the queue for an immersive AV experience like no other! See you onsite.

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