(In order of appearance – Part 1)
Chris Fitzsimmons – Product Manager at Biamp Systems
Lisa Kirtly – President & Co Founder at Total Channel
Lauren Simmen – Manager, Marketing at AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (SurgeX and ESP)
Aurangzeb Kahn – President & CEO at Altia Systems, Inc.
InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas – what can we say (really)? Another big show, true innovation, outstanding events, and the first time for AVIXA. The exhibitors – we have seven of the many on the evening show (we had eight on the daytime Episode 84).
Chris begins talking about a big award win at the show (literally), as well as discussing new Tesira products shown at ISE, and InfoComm. Brand new for Biamp (shown at InfoComm) is SageVue, and Chris details this software for tech and IT managers – along with a brand new product he’s working on. He also talks about Rashid Skaf, as it’s his first InfoComm as CEO at Biamp. Alan and Michelle add discussion here.
Next, Lisa talks about starting in the business on the broadcast and integration side, and then moving into manufacturing growing into what Total Channel is today – hardware and software-based digital signage. She details what Total Channel does in terms of product and support, including new features that they introduced at InfoComm (“signage on steroids” as she says). She also details their video wall processor line, showcased at InfoComm this year with a new 4K video wall processor, along with a new IP layer. Alan adds key discussion on digital signage here.
Chris and Lisa, before they have to go, answer the question about how they live the AV life. Lauren continues with talking about SurgeX large format UPS’s and new products brought to InfoComm. She also talks about a developers area at the booth, allowing them to bring more useful products to the integrators. Alan also adds here, talking about how SurgeX addresses power issues. Michelle adds to the discussion as well. Aurangzeb is next, talking about Altia Systems, the manufacturer of Panacast, and new technology they had built and showcased at InfoComm, to go along with the great level of interest they received at the show. All on the show are impressed as well, and Michelle had a bit of FOMO – you’ll hear about it…
Lauren and Aurangzeb answer ‘that question’ in Part 2 – coming up.
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