InfoComm 2016 Kicks Off With Impressive, Unexpected Products

Sony, Optoma, Lumens, Canon and Powersoft among manufacturers with standout products on day one of conference in Las Vegas.

InfoComm 2016 Kicks Off With Impressive, Unexpected Products
The Deva, a new offering from Powersoft, is a speaker that runs off of batteries, and is recharged by way of solar. In addition, the speakers include internal amplification, along with an onboard paging service and surveillance camera capabilities, all in a package of 17 inches tall and 11 inches wide and nine inches deep.
InfoComm 2016 Kicks Off With Impressive, Unexpected Products
The Deva, a new offering from Powersoft, is a speaker that runs off of batteries, and is recharged by way of solar. In addition, the speakers include internal amplification, along with an onboard paging service and surveillance camera capabilities, all in a package of 17 inches tall and 11 inches wide and nine inches deep.

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Prior to the opening of the exhibit floor on Wednesday morning in Las Vegas for InfoComm 2016, Sony held a press conference to highlight its roll out of a handful of new products at the conference.

With a little extra drama created with the help of a black curtain hinged to the convention center ceiling, those on hand were given a first-hand look at CLEDIS, or Crystal LED Integrated Structure, nicknamed “Canvas,” as the new technology was unveiled by Sony with its use of newly designed Ultrafine LEDs. The 32 foot-by-9 foot screen featured LEDs that measure about half the thickness of a human hair, while also offering an outlandish 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

As impressive as the overall display was, learning that the wall could be created in any custom size, based on the fact that it was constructed using LED wall blocks with imperceptible seams was a worthwhile feature.

The 32 foot-by-9 foot screen by Sony featured LEDs that measure about half the thickness of a human hair.

Following the unveiling throughout the day, many InfoComm attendees took on the challenge from Mark Bonifacio, Sony’s Director of Sales and Marketing, to step right up to the screen to see if one could make out the actual pixels, or any such seams. Based on the long times spent by attendees staring at the wall, it seemed as though they were equally impressed and unable to spot any obvious pixelization or gaps in the screen.

Once the exhibit floor did open shortly thereafter, a number of other InfoComm exhibits stood out on their own right.

Among those was after taking a close look at the wide variety of projector options offered by Optoma. Back in March, Worship Tech Director took a closer look at the EH505, a WUXGA lamp offering by Optoma. While Optoma still had the lamp projector among their display, knowing how laser projectors offer an incredible lifespan of 20,000 hours, versus the typical lifespan of about 2,000 hours for a lamp projector, for churches with projectors mounted to high ceilings, the cost and maintenance benefits behind a laser projector would make such a transition a worthwhile one.

Aside from improved lifespan, the Optoma laser projector on display also offered 4K resolution. But beyond lifespan and clarity, Optoma had on display a couple of configurations that could be applicable to the house of worship market, ranging from running three projectors to display imagery seamlessly into a domed ceiling, or two projectors imaging onto a curved archway.


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