Video technologies such as Cisco's telepresence will be a main conference focus.

Video technologies such as Cisco's telepresence will be a main conference focus.

InfoComm 2010 will showcase integrated display, projection, audio, conferencing, lighting and staging, digital signage, and communications system solutions, June 9-11, 2010, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Marthin De Beer, senior vice president of Cisco’s Emerging Technologies Business Group, will deliver the first InfoComm keynote address on June 8 at the Las Vegas Hilton.  De Beer’s address will cover how leveraging video as the means to collaborate and share information on any device, any place, anywhere, anytime gives businesses competitive and cost-saving advantages.

InfoComm 2010 will feature more than 10,000 new audiovisual products. It also will showcase new 3D Technology Theaters with 3D Comm, an accompanying 3D conference from Insight Media, and a Test & Measurement Showcase, where manufacturers will showcase test and measurement hardware and software tools, focusing on their uses with performance standards.  Attendees can try out various manufacturers’ video production cameras for rental, staging, and corporate video applications in the new Production Camera Showcase sponsored by VER and Sony

Each year InfoComm expands its educational offerings, and this year is no exception, with 70 percent of all classes at the show being offered for the first time.  Special first time offerings include two conferences from InfoComm Academy: Digital Signage 2010 and EdTech Summit @ InfoComm.

Digital Signage 2010, sponsored by BrightSign, Christie Digital, and Harris, features two half-day workshops for those contemplating entering the digital signage market or deploying a system.

The EdTech Summit @ InfoComm, sponsored by Tandberg, is designed to help education technology managers and their CIOs develop additional return on campus technology investments.  Mark Taylor of Columbia University will discuss the impending crisis in higher education and the role of technology, Donald Norris of Strategic Initiatives will challenge participants to re-imagine higher education, and Mark Valenti of the Sextant Group will inform attendees about the future of learning spaces.

A host of other new educational sessions, including several addressing InfoComm’s existing and proposed standards, CTS-D Prep, captioning and simultaneous translation, are being offered.

“InfoComm is visited by some of the most innovative people in the world and they attend the Show to see the newest audiovisual technology and to receive world-class education,” said Randal A. Lemke, executive director and CEO of InfoComm International.

With more than 900 exhibitors, InfoComm 2010 will be visited by more than 32,000 commercial AV professionals, technology managers, chief information officers and procurement personnel from 90 countries.  More than 300 education sessions will offer the essential training that AV professionals rely on to stay current with a constantly changing industry.