InfoComm claims increase in visitors as it closes 2014 event
InfoComm claimed a 5.5% increase over its Orlando show last year as it released visitor figures of 37,048 for the show held in Las Vegas, June 14 to 20.
Visitors travelled from 114 countries and 5,700 people attended InfoComm University sessions that included CTS Prep and Designing Classrooms.
In recent years it has appeared that many manufacturers were starting to release more products at ISE than InfoComm. This year, whilst ISE certainly showed launches weren’t being saved for InfoComm, there was a definite increase in new product at the Las Vegas show, marking a departure from that trend.
Perhaps in reaction to increased competition, vendors also seem to be showing products earlier - either in private display areas or on stand with unannounced shipping dates.
The AV/IT convergence theme is still being hammered home, evident by systems on show from a wide spectrum of manufacturers and initially underlined by the addition of Microsoft as a platinum sponsor. However, with no products or systems demonstrated on the stand, it wasn’t clear what the IT giant hoped to gain from the show.
InAVate will release a full report shortly. In the meantime you can keep up to date with new product launches from the show via our Products page and InAVate.TV