21-23 Aug 2024
ICC, Sydney

Integrate 2019 Day 1 Blog

Aug 27, 2019

Integrate 2019 had a huge first day with sold out education sessions, a buzzing show floor, two Australia-first product launches and the attention of Australia’s finest technology media.

The Integrate speaker program kicked off with a lively debate on how the Australian and New Zealand pro-AV industry stacks up against other international markets. This “State of the AV Industry’ presentation invited five global leaders to share their analysis of the key trends and five-year outlooks.

One surprising presentation on the use of AI in digital signage was made by global expert Jason Sosa from Admobilize. He showed the audience a system that uses facial recognition to not only identify the gender and approximate age of passers-by but also their emotional state.

Microsoft selected Integrate as the location to unveil the Surface Hub 2S – the much-anticipated all-in-one collaboration device. If you’re visiting the show tomorrow, you can find the Surface Hub 2S at both the ASI/ Microsoft stand and the Ingram stand.

Samsung launched the QLED 8K screen with resolution you need to see to believe. This next-generation television provides images with astonishing depth and detail on some of Samsung’s largest ever screens.

The K12 & Tafe AV Management Conference was a highlight of the day providing a unique is an opportunity for both IT & AV professionals from this education sector to learn and connect. Participants enjoyed topics covering the best use of flexible learning spaces to how to become proactive in changing over AV systems.

The AVIXA Education sessions today covered Retail, Hospitality and Dante certification, while CEDIA covered a wide range of topics from emerging technologies and lighting control to video projection and custom voice control.

The free Tech Talk sessions were extremely popular covering topics such as Cybersecurity and technology risks and designing home cinemas in minutes.

Key technology media representatives attended the show today including a live cross from Trevor Long at The Today Show, and a full-day visit from Chris Griffith, the Senior IT Journalist at The Australian.

Day Two promises to be just as exciting so make sure you plan your visit by checking the Speaker sessions and make sure you don’t miss out of the live demo rooms. If you haven’t already registered – click here.

Take a look back at some Day 1 highlights – View Gallery

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