InfoComm FlashTracks: 29-31 August

Designed for AV professionals of all ages and experience levels, and offered free of charge directly on the show floor, these quick sessions focus on hot topics in the industry and include short excerpts from InfoComm International courses with practical, applicable ideas and skills.

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Tuesday 29 August 2017

The show floor can be overwhelming, especially for first timers. Join us for tips and tricks on how to make the best of your time at Integrate. A must for first-time attendees! Don’t miss out on any of the events, education or exhibitors that you came to see!


Security is paramount for today' s AV systems as hackers have been penetrating our market looking for new targets. There is a public search engine which crawls the Internet just looking for devices being exposed to the public. AV integrators sometimes don' t even know that their devices are publicly accessible, leaving the potential for their products to be hacked from anywhere in the world. Join this session to look at how hackers find a way into your AV systems.


Social media shouldn't be a separate marketing entity in your company -- it should be on par to your overall marketing strategy. Plus, Twitter isn't the only platform you should be on! This session will go over the five social media platforms and apps that should be part of every AV integrator or dealer's marketing plan.


As more Australian consumers are getting connected to the NBN, many are disappointed by their ‘NBN experience’, particularly in accessing AV content, typically blaming the carrier for poor throughput. But more often than not, it’s the infrastructure within the home, not outside that’s at fault. Consumers, and the AV industry that services them, need to be better informed on what makes that ‘last 10m’ actually work and facilitate quality AV transmission. This presentation aims to provide insight into how to make the connection between the ‘NBN box’ and consumer devices work, and what options are available for a better ‘NBN experience’.


This brief informative session will introduce you to the current suite of InfoComm International standards. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what standards exist, how to get your copy and how to use InfoComm International standards in your every day work.


Security Certificates are a required component of secure network connections including TLS and HTTPS. We will discuss how a certificate works, choosing the appropriate certificate type, and how to create or obtain a certificate.


This session will take away some of the 'mystery' out of properly setting up your gain stage. We will be discussing the unity method and how '0dBu' is the key.

Since 1973, when Xerox developed the Ethernet, people have been dreaming of transmitting audio and video simultaneously over the network at real time. Due to the restriction of non-real time characteristic of Ethernet, it has just recently become a reality when Audio Video Bridging (IEEE 802.1) was developed in 2005. Based on AVB/TSN protocol, we successfully solved the problem of bandwidth reservation, precision time synchronization, and traffic shaping. Discover how safely and efficiently transmitting audio and video on an integrated Ethernet network is now possible.


In this session we will discuss what is needed to properly specify a projector for the contrast ratio and brightness required of the environment.

Larger-than-life video walls are creating a technical challenge for today’s installers and content producers. The conventional technology limits the total resolution of the entire video wall to 4K. While it may be simple to put dozens of high resolutions screens into the lobby of a smart building, making the content appear pixel-perfect can be difficult to achieve. This session looks into a field deployment displaying content at 18K and incorporating real-time, augmented reality interactivity to leave an everlasting impression to the visitors.


When designing digital signage, how will we know that the text will be readable by our audience? In this session, we will discuss how plan for text height in a given audience area, and how we can use this calculation in 'space planning'.

Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), is an essential element of any successful two-way conference system, though its operating principles are often poorly understood. This session identifies when AEC is needed and what it does, and services as an introduction to our Understanding Acoustic Echo Cancellation session on Day 3.


With video cameras now able to get a decent exposure under starlight on an overcast night, you would think that the need for lighting in a video conference would be completely redundant. This session takes a quick look at the difference between lighting and illumination and covers how to make even a simple working group meeting a visually satisfying communication.


Wednesday 30 August 2017

The show floor can be overwhelming, especially for first timers. Join us for tips and tricks on how to make the best of your time at Integrate. A must for first-time attendees! Don’t miss out on any of the events, education or exhibitors that you came to see!


A container is a metafile; a file that contains that can store multiple types of data in a structured format. A video container holds all the different files and data the player requires to play the video. This may include one or more audio channels, one or more videos, graphics files, metadata, and data files. Metadata id “data about data” it is a data structure that organizes information the player may need, including, but not limited to, timing information, window size, what codec(s) is being used, titles, program information, bookmarks, and closed captioning. This presentation will explain the concept, function, and various types and uses of containers used in AV media streaming today. It will clear up the differences between container and codecs and help the student understand the underlying technology in delivering AV content.


The pro-AV industry is currently evolving how we relate to and deliver on IT’s needs and expectations around the network. Therefore, it’s important to define the term ‘converged network’ and understand what this really means and how it impacts the pro-AV industry; including what the effects are in how we design and implement networked AV solutions.


Yes, 4K means higher resolution images, but it also means you need to start spec'ing all-new AV switching and routing gear. Come learn which specs are real and which specs are hype. But, more importantly, come and see how you can make a ton of money selling 4K systems -- not just 4K products.


Curious? InfoComm is filling out our suite of industry standards. Spend less than half an hour to discover what standards are currently in development, why they are being developed, and how you can become a part of the process of moving the audiovisual communications industry forward.


Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), is an essential element of any successful two-way conference system, though its operating principles are often poorly understood. This session identifies when AEC is needed and what it does, and services as an introduction to our Understanding Acoustic Echo Cancellation session on Day 3.


On the commuter trains in Jakarta, Indonesia, the city that is required to transport its 10 million-plus residents daily, a new technology is greatly improving transit experience by delivering high quality video with real-time location information to passengers, all in the face of unstable, intermittent wireless connectivity problems on moving trains. By using a combination of wireless data delivery at the train depot and highly accurate time synchronization technologies, a system now runs one of the most advanced advertising networks for the city. This session looks into the innovative solution that exceeds expectations without compromises.


As more and more data from our AV systems traverse the network, the need for proper understanding of what, where, when and why this data flows through the network has increased. Packet analyzers have therefore shown their advantage for AV integrators to get insight in the backbone of the AV system. Join this session to get an intro into the packet Analyzer, Wireshark.


How do we use all of those 'numbers' to select the best piece of equipment for the job? What are the most important 'numbers' to consider when specifying equipment? The session will revolve around the application of equipment specifications sheets. It's not magic, it's maths!


With video cameras now able to get a decent exposure under starlight on an overcast night, you would think that the need for lighting in a video conference would be completely redundant. This session takes a quick look at the difference between lighting and illumination and covers how to make even a simple working group meeting a visually satisfying communication.


Thursday 31 August 2017

A container is a metafile; a file that contains that can store multiple types of data in a structured format. A video container holds all the different files and data the player requires to play the video. This may include one or more audio channels, one or more videos, graphics files, metadata, and data files. Metadata id “data about data” it is a data structure that organizes information the player may need, including, but not limited to, timing information, window size, what codec(s) is being used, titles, program information, bookmarks, and closed captioning. This presentation will explain the concept, function, and various types and uses of containers used in AV media streaming today. It will clear up the differences between container and codecs and help the student understand the underlying technology in delivering AV content.


The pro-AV industry is currently evolving how we relate to and deliver on IT’s needs and expectations around the network. Therefore, it’s important to define the term ‘converged network’ and understand what this really means and how it impacts the pro-AV industry; including what the effects are in how we design and implement networked AV solutions.


As more and more data from our AV systems traverse the network, the need for proper understanding of what, where, when and why this data flows through the network has increased. Packet analyzers have therefore shown their advantage for AV integrators to get insight in the backbone of the AV system. Join this session to get an intro into the packet Analyzer, Wireshark.


Yes, 4K means higher resolution images, but it also means you need to start spec'ing all-new AV switching and routing gear. Come learn which specs are real and which specs are hype. But, more importantly, come and see how you can make a ton of money selling 4K systems -- not just 4K products.


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