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TIG announces ‘roadmap of the future’
Technological Innovations Group (TIG) welcomed over 80 of its integrators and partners to its London showroom. The event was an opportunity for them to network and for TIG’s CEO and
Oslo, Brussels, Milan, Madrid, Paris, Moscow, Johannesburg and Dubai, which are already in place, will constantly be updat- ed,” explained van Meeuwen. The company also announced
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Record Plug-In attendance
Exertis has announced that its third Plug In To Exertis channel event attracted a record 1,250 visitors. Held at Silverstone Circuit, the event featured 116 vendors with four dedicated areas focused on business, AV, enterprise and consumer solu- tions. A record number of 740 resellers and retailers attended. Christian Horner OBE, Team Principal at Red Bull Racing Formula One Team, was the guest speaker.
“This proved to be a great event for our customers with the opportunity to see the diverse range of technologies that we
ics and our purpose-built Smart Home demonstrated why we are leaders in this area,” said Paul Bryan, Exertis UK&I, managing director.”
Customer feedback included comments from Matthew Warner of Lenovo: “There’s been plenty of partners coming around visit- ing the stand, bringing plenty of opportunities. It’s been an ide- al day for us today.”; and Chris Smith of LG Electronics: “Nor- mally the customers are so used to seeing these products online, so to give them the ability to ac- tually come, touch, feel, see how thin OLED is and see how slim
InfoComm 2019 attracted 44,129 registered attendees, of which 37 percent were attending for the first time and 18 percent travelled to the show from 117 countries outside the U.S. It was also discovered that 40 percent of registered attendees were under the age of 40. The at- tendance continued to draw the next generation of audio- visual professionals, as well as a broad cross-section of engaged AV customers from higher education, hospitality, retail, and other markets. Whether
attracted by in- Partners gather to hear TIG announce plans for the future.
President Robin van Meeuwen to outline the company’s vision and to explain next steps for the business. “We have been very lucky to work with extremely dedicated dealers throughout the EMEA for the past 25 years and are committed to maintaining these relationships. With this in mind, we will be further investing into our business, and we are re-lo- cating
our London showroom to a brand-new location in the heart of the city later this year. The new space will incorporate all of our partners i.e. Crestron, Mezzanine by Oblong Indus- tries and the most recently an- nounced YachtCloud. The space will be available for our dealers to use as their own demonstra- tion facility, showcasing the lat- est in AV and UC technology in a working environment.” “This new location will be one of two flagship locations, the other will be in Frankfurt, Ger- many and will also open later in the year. Our smaller facilities in
an expanded Business Develop- ment team throughout Europe. The recently appointed Strate- gic Partner Alliance team, head- ed up by Charlie James, Direc- tor of Strategic Alliances EMEA, will strengthen TIG’s relation- ships with major corporations such as Microsoft as the team will speak directly to customers and will educate them on the benefits of installing Crestron’s simple, scalable and consistent Crestron Flex UC solution.
SiliconCore Technology has an- nounced it will be entering into li- censing agreements with a select number of LED display manufac- turers, granting the rights to use its patented Common Cathode technology.
sightful new content, includ- ing Tuesday’s TIDE Confer- ence and rich session tracks exploring AV experiences in hospitality and retail, created by content partners Blooloop,
InfoComm sets new records Hotel Management, Invidis
Consulting, PSFK, and VMSD magazine, or by the nearly 950 exhibitors, attendees infused InfoComm 2019 with their en- ergy. “It’s been a truly remarkable week,” said AVIXA Senior Vice President of Exhibitions Ro- chelle Richardson. “The feed- back from exhibitors has been outstanding. Many told us they had exceeded past records for booth visitors by early on the second day, an indication of very engaged attendees. And the sheer number of people absorbing our content — every- thing from the packed room for Tuesday’s Emerging Trends Day to the crowds at Center Stage — is some of the best valida- tion we can receive of Info- Comm’s value to the industry.”
The direct channel to the industry
The third Plug-In to Exertis event attracted a record number of visitors to the Silverstone circuit.
offer and hear about our Exertis services that add great value to our resellers and retailers. Our seminar programme was partic- ularly strong and well attended with a variety of interesting top-
the video wall bezel is, it’s great for us. We’ve had some new cus- tomers, some good leads and some possible projects to work on straight away which is always great for an event.”
SiliconCore announces licensing agreements range of LED displays to offer
Patenting the technology in 2011, SiliconCore developed its Common Cathode process after the company realised the benefits it had on direct view LED. This led to the development of the first
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ultra-high resolution, while main- taining the lowest power con- sumption, highest brightness and lowest operating temperatures in the industry. SiliconCore’s CEO Eric Li ex- plains; “The team at SiliconCore recognized almost a decade ago the opportunity to innovate with- in the LED display industry and produce higher resolution, better performing displays. We focused
InfoComm 2019 attracted 44,129 registered attendees, of which 37 percent were attending for the first time
our research and development on inefficiencies in designs of LED displays, and Common Cath- ode technology was the result. "The Common Cathode technolo- gy provides the perfect answer for overcoming this challenge. This puts us in the perfect position to license our technology for wider use.”
First Awards sponsors announced
Nominations for the next AV News Awards open next month, on the 1st August, closing on the 1st December 2019 – links to the JotForm database for entries will be published on the 1st August. As the 2020 Awards will be last to be presented at the RAI Amsterdam, it comes as no surprise that the initial
response to the “Thank you to Amsterdam” has been over- whelming, AV News extends its thanks to Acquire, CTouch, Ex- ertis, NEC, Promethean, PSCo, Sahara, ViewSonic and Vivitek who will all make this year’s Awards even more special.
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