As someone who has been working in the audio visual industry for twenty years, I sometimes get a little weary of the same old question, “What is hot in AV, Tim?” Sometimes I struggle with this one but today I am pretty thrilled to share a couple of items I feel are in fact, pretty hot.
Every year I see more and more manufacturers enter the audio visual marketplace with their version of touch technology. Although this technology has long had a place with interactive whiteboards in the kindergarten to grade twelve setting, 2011 is the break out year for touch in the business meeting space. Most impressively is the SMART 8070i-MP. This elegant
Outside of the meeting space, your organization and advertisers are trying all kinds of unique ways to grab your attention and captivate you with their message. I recently came across a product that really caught my eye. The Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) by Prysm is a unique 20” x 15” tile screen that is powered by a patented laser engine and a phosphor panel to create stunning images and at 30W per tile using 75% less power than traditional technologies. Each tile provides brilliant images a 320 x 240 pixels and can be configured into any shape you can imagine. Whether it is a large 13 x 9 tile wall with 4160 x 2160 pixels, the Prysm Digital Mannequin and Kiosk or creating a your own spellbinding inukshuk inspired freeform video display, the Prysm Laser Phosphor Display is sure to captivate.
I hope these new products peak your interest as much as they do mine, we now use the SMART 8070i in almost every one of our meetings and cannot wait to see the Prysm product being used across the country.
Tim St. Louis is the VP Sales and Marketing at Sharp’s Audio Visual, a national audio visual design integrator and rentals and event staging business. Tim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through their web site at sharpsav.com.