IT Meets AV at TECHXNY

The TECHXNY show will feature, for the first time, a technology demonstration pavilion dedicated to audiovisual (AV) products and solutions used for corporate meetings, events, training and other applications.

Fairfax, Va., September 14, 2004 - As 25,000 technology professionals and consumers converge at TECHXNY in the Javits Center, October 5 - 7, 2004, they will see how the worlds of AV and IT are converging as well. The TECHXNY show will feature, for the first time, a technology demonstration pavilion dedicated to audiovisual (AV) products and solutions used for corporate meetings, events, training and other applications. The World of AVolution pavilion (Aisles 3600 - 3900) is sponsored by InfoComm/International Communications Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA®) and New York area member companies.


Special attractions in The World of AVolution pavilion include:

Integrator Alley - Videoconferencing, remote monitoring, data collaboration, and wireless presentations are the focus of this showcase, offered by six leading AV systems integrators.

Resources Road - Finding the best presentations, display, audio and control products for the environment can be a challenge; here, attendees can access the AV industry's definitive online database of AV products, as well as information on AV training, education and certification programs.

Boardroom Place - A fully functional boardroom will feature the newest conferencing technologies. There will be demonstrations of Advanced Media Design's turnkey multi -conferencing solution, MediaPOINTE, and visitors can catch a presentation of "Five Things IT Professionals Need to Know about AV" which will be repeated throughout the show.

Theatre Row - A projection theatre will showcase Barco's award winning iQ series of products that are suited to any venue, from brightly lit boardrooms to larger conference centers. Features include high brightness (up to 5,000 ANSI lumens), advanced picture -in -picture capability, and Barco's dual -lamp system which guarantees the light will never go out during a presentation.

Sponsors include Advanced Media Design, Newbury Park, Cal. www.amdsys.com, which will set up the turnkey boardroom and a neighboring technology area, both powered by MediaPOINTE. MediaPOINTE combines the power of videoconferencing with an array of audio -video and presentation technology, allowing any media source, or combination of sources to be displayed by an operator on a full screen, in multiple windows on the screen, or on multiple screens. The media can be annotated using a wireless mouse, archived, recorded, captured as high -resolution graphics, dropped to video tape or printed out.

Other sponsors who will provide products, demos and/or experts in the pavilion are:

Audio Technica U.S., Inc., Stow, Ohio, www.audio -technica.com

ACE Communications, New York, N.Y., www.aceav.com

Audio Visual Associates, Denville, N.J., www.avaonline.com

Audio Visual Resources, Inc., Williston Park, N.Y., www.avres.com

BARCO Visual Solutions LLC, Kennesaw, Ga., www.barco.com

Chief Manufacturing, Inc., Savage, Minn., www.chiefmfg.com

Da -Lite Screen Company, Inc., Warsaw, Ind., www.da -lite.com

Emanuel Audiovisual Consultants, Ft. Lee, N.J., www.AudioVisualConsultant.com

Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, Cal., www.hp.com

Kramer Electronics USA, Hampton, NJ, www.kramerelectronics.com

NEC Solutions America, Inc., Itasca, Ill., www.nec.com

Philips Consumer Electronics Co., Atlanta, Ga., www.philipsusa.com

Sharp Electronics Corporation, Mahwah, N.J., www.sharplcd.com

SPL Integrated Solutions, Columbia, Md., www.splis.com

Toshiba TechnoRainbow, Tokyo, Japan, www.technorainbow.com

VideoSonic, New York, N.Y., www.videosonic.com

"As more and more projectors, display and sound systems become network -enabled, IT professionals are challenged with supporting AV systems," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director of InfoComm/ICIA. "Our debut at TECHXNY is part of a concerted effort by our industry to collaborate with IT professionals as AV and IT infrastructures converge to support videoconferencing, digital signage and many other exciting applications of presentation technologies."

Today's AV Industry

The AV industry in North America alone generated $18.9 billion in revenues in 2003 and is projected to grow 9.6 percent annually over the next five years, according to InfoComm's Market Definition and Strategy Study. Driving growth is the acceleration of AV technologies that rely on network connectivity that support newer applications such as streaming media, webcasting, wireless technology, remote monitoring, data collaboration, security and asset management. The dominant sectors - business, government and education - will continue to increase their reliance on AV technologies.

About TECHXNY

TECHXNY - New York's Technology Week, (formerly PC EXPO) in its 22nd year, is the largest and most successful IT business event serving the ever -changing technology industry in North America. In 2003, TECHXNY attracted over 20,500* qualified business attendees (*independently audited by Exhibit Surveys). TECHXNY combines focused events to help the industry's top buyers access the latest developments and cost -effective technology solutions. Targeted events include CETEX (Consumer Electronics Trade Expo), BPO Connections and OutsourceWorld as well as a series of top -level conference sessions and forums which will all run concurrently at the Javits Center from October 5 -7, 2004 - creating the premier platform for IT professionals in North America.

About InfoComm/ICIA

InfoComm/International Communications Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA®) is the premier trade association for the professional audiovisual communications industry. InfoComm International® is the world's largest professional AV exhibition and conference. InfoComm 04 attracted 23,000 attendees, including buyers and users of AV technologies. InfoComm serves its worldwide membership as the pre -eminent provider of education, training and certification and is the source for information services, AV news, Market Intelligence and the AVolution industry awareness campaign. For more information, visit www.infocomm.org and www.AVolution.info.

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