June 19, 2008

InfoComm 2008

STEWART FILMSCREENS continues to expand their flagship StarGlas line. Shown below is a huge 214" diagonal 1/2 inch thick StarGlas 60. Steward also showed StarGlas 100 with beveled edges, an interactive touchscreen, and the Walkabout floor mounted high gain unit.

TEMPEST LIGHTING showed their outdoor enclosures for lighting and projectors.
Tempest products now protect Barco R12 or Christie Roadster projectors, as well as moving lights from Martin, High End/Barco, Robe, Clay Paky, SGM, and many others. They have a fully climate contoller system that cycles air and monitors the environment.

DATATON introduced their new Pickup Audio Guide, a sleek little device for audio tours. It is both an MP3 player and an FM receiver with sound reproduced through headphones or the built-in loudspeaker. It's very intuitive, with up to 100 hours of audio easilly downloaded during charging on the dock (shown).

OPTOMA'S handheld projector uses a DLP Pico chipset, and is due out in 2009.

Other exhibits......

June 18, 2008

InfoComm 2008 - Pre-opening exhibit floor report

The exhibits open Wednesday morning. My pre- opening reconnaissance of the show floor Tuesday evening (dodging fork lifts and crates) yielded the following info: (sorry... no photos. Some of us still do follow rules)
- Panasonic has fully productized their 103" display as a giant digital signage solution (configured in portrait format). They have three in a side-by-side array, again in portrait mode.

- Tomorrow Evans and Sutherland will be showing what they tout as " the highest resolution video projector". They will have a press release in the morning "detailing E&S’s latest advancement in projection, The E&S Laser Projector (ESLP™), featuring NanoPixel™ technology. The new ESLP with NanoPixel™ technology is the world’s highest resolution video projector, offering a resolution 16 times higher than HD television. "