By Corey Moss

In May, Amar Bakshi – Founder and Creative Director at Shared_Studios joined us on The AV Life Episode 77: We bring to you Live Events, Emerging Tech, and InfoComm ’18 Center Stage where we focused on Center Stage, and the live events world. On this show, Amar appeared with Will Curran – Founder, Chief Einstein at Endless Events LLC  (who did his Center Stage discussion with Alesia Hendley) and Wallace Johnson – Managing Director at WLJ Consulting, LLC. Amar highlighted his discussion for Center Stage, and talked about the Shared_Studios Portals around the world. To call it an engaging conversation for us was actually an understatement, and I’d say, in speaking for my co-hosts as well – it was pretty mind-blowing.

He also talked about having an inflatable Portal at the show that attendees would be able to experience – and here in this story you’ll read about it, Biamp’s Devio being chosen as the audio solution for Shared_Studio Portals, along with partnering with Amar and Shared_Studios for TIDE.

While this has already taken place at InfoComm 2018 (on 6/5), I felt that it was a great way for readers get to know more about Shared_Studios, along with their collaboration with Biamp.

(Note: I will have more reporting with Amar and Shared_Studios soon). 


May 17, 2018

Biamp’s Devio® Powers Shared_Studios’ Portal During Co-located TIDE Conference at InfoComm 2018

Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced that Portals will be featured at the 2018 TIDE (Technology | Innovation | Design | Experience) Conference as a component of its global partnership with Shared_Studios. Portals — in the form of gold shipping containers or inflatable rooms — are equipped with immersive audiovisual technology that allow visitors to connect with people in other Portals around the world in a live, life-sized collaboration experience. Biamp’s Devio® is the chosen audio solution to power the more than 35 permanent Portals in operation around the world. Attendees at TIDE — held in conjunction with the 2018 InfoComm show — will be able to participate in a Portal experience at the event on June 5 at Park MGM in Las Vegas.

“At Biamp, we celebrate connecting people through extraordinary audiovisual experiences. Our partnership with Shared_Studios embodies this concept with their work to facilitate global communication between people every day,” said Joe Andrulis, executive vice president of corporate development for Biamp. “Devio’s patented Beamtracking technology and easy installation make it the ideal solution to provide life-like conversations that enable people to connect. We’re honored to be working alongside Amar Bakshi and the team, and to be part of such an amazing experience.”

Amar Bakshi, founder and creative director of Shared_Studios, will be a highlighted speaker at the 2018 TIDE Conference. Attendees of TIDE will have the opportunity to experience a Portal_Inflatable and speak to people in Portals in different global locales during the breakout sessions. Connections will range from a public park in Mexico City, Mexico to a community center in Herat, Afghanistan.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Biamp and bringing a Portal_Inflatable to TIDE this year,” said Bakshi. “The ability to connect people from different communities around the world through immersive audio and video technology is critical to Portals’ success. We look forward to sharing how important AV technology is to our work and how it can be used in creative ways.”

Additionally, members of Shared_Studios leadership team will be speaking on InfoComm’s Center Stage on Wednesday, June 6 at 1 p.m. Their session, “Using Videoconferencing to Connect Learning Communities,” will discuss Shared_Studios’ mission to use audiovisual technology to connect the world, with a focus on students and educators.

Through its partnership with Biamp, Shared_Studios elevates the quality of audio so participants can experience conversations as they unfold naturally, providing a real-time, real-life experience across the Portals network. The partnership also includes like-minded companies like Zoom, Community Pro, and NEC. These technologies and partnerships enable Shared_Studios to more seamlessly connect people around the world for communication, collaboration and play, as if they’re in the same room together.

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With over 20 years in audio visual integration and IT/computer sales and consulting, Corey Moss is the owner of Convergent AV. Corey writes for the publication and hosts/produces podcasts – The AV Life, Convergent Tech Talk and Convergent Week. He has written for numerous industry publications about AV, IT, unified communications and collaboration (UCC), cloud and software, IoT, cybersecurity and more. He has also conducted interviews with AV and IT executives and global influencers. Find him talking about a whole lot of things, tech and otherwise. On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/mosscorey/.