Keeping with the East coast to West coast rotation, this year InfoComm is back in the land of oppressive air temperatures and bright lights. In lovely Las Vegas, Nevada, thousands upon thousands of AV Professionals have once again flocked to the Las Vegas Convention Centre to see the latest and greatest technology to be announced at the show.
The first thing I noticed this year was an excitement I haven’t seen in a while. I’m not sure if it was partly the jubilance of finally making it to the registration desk and on to the floor. Which was a nice accomplishment, because it was the longest registration line I’ve ever seen at InfoComm and reminded me of the lines one normally associates with NAB or CES. What a great vote of confidence for the show in the midst of the perennial talk of the shift toward virtual experiences. As I walked the floor there were quite a few aisles where I had to wade my way through throngs of people. A wide variety of booths were so packed full of people that conversations were spilling into the aforementioned aisles and just adding to the congestion. It might have been slightly annoying to traverse, but I’ll take that anyway over dead show floor with a noticeable lack of energy.