InfoComm is the largest conference and exhibition for the professional audiovisual and information communications industry.
FAIRFAX, VA. April 28, 2005 The International Communications Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA®) announced today that Optoma Technology, Inc. will construct a home theater at InfoComm 05 as sponsor of the Show's first Residential Systems Pavilion. Optoma's screening room, complete with Optoma's high performance H79 digital projector, Stewart screen and Tempur -Pedic theater chairs, addresses the increasingly sophisticated residential market that is growing worldwide. InfoComm is the largest conference and exhibition for the professional audiovisual and information communications industry. It takes place in the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 4 -10, 2005.
"AV professionals in both North America and Europe are upbeat about the potential for significant growth in the residential market," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D, Executive Director of ICIA. "The new focus on residential systems at InfoComm 05 reflects this trend."
The Optoma H79 offers 4500:1 contrast ratio and native 720p resolution, providing a vivid and immersive digital video experience. According to Optoma's Product Engineering Manager Wing Chung, "Optoma's incredible level of digital performance dramatically escalates the video and cinematography detail, rivaling the experience in the best movie theaters. The H79 delivers a wider and smoother color palette with virtually no dithering in the lower end of the gray scale as well as providing a rich brightness to win over even the most discerning of home theater aficionados."
The debut of the Residential Systems Pavilion at InfoComm 05 reflects a strong demand for AV systems. According to ICIA's 2005 Market Forecast, nearly 25 percent of AV dealers in the U.S. currently serve the residential market, while 30 percent of AV dealers in Europe are involved in the residential market. The residential market consists of home theater systems, high -definition displays, residential audio, lighting, electronics and security systems, satellite equipment and home automation systems - all featured in the Residential Systems Pavilion.
In addition to new residential systems exhibit space, ICIA is offering for the first time with the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) a residential education program for professional audiovisual systems integrators, dealers, VARs and design consultants to learn about custom residential systems and applications. An added feature of InfoComm is the AVolution NextGen Home, a demonstration of the home of the future using cutting -edge technologies from advanced electronics to super -strong energy efficient building materials.
The International Communications Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA®) is the only trade association for the professional audiovisual communications industry worldwide. ICIA is the founder of InfoComm, the educational and interactive marketplace for the AV and information communications industries.
InfoComm is a total information communications tradeshow, offering attendees the opportunity to explore first -hand the many audio, video, display, projection, conferencing, streaming media, lighting, staging, digital signage, presentations, control, networked and wireless AV systems and applications for professional environments in one convenient location. Visitors include service providers such as systems integrators, dealers, design consultants and rental & staging, presentations and production professionals.
The Show also attracts the buyers, designers and users of AV technology, including IT professionals, architects, facilities managers, engineers, presentations designers, end users, sales and marketing staff and meeting planners. InfoComm caters to a broad spectrum of market sectors, including business, government, military, education, worship, healthcare, entertainment and conventions. InfoComm 05 is sponsored by leading audiovisual and information communications manufacturers:
Crestron, providing advanced control and automation systems of audio, video, lighting and HVAC for education, corporate, government and hospitality applications.
Extron Electronics, a leading manufacturer of professional AV system integration products including computer -video interfaces, switchers, matrix switchers, distribution amplifiers, video scalers, scan converters, signal processing devices, Ethernet control interfaces, and high resolution cable.
Polycom, Inc., a leading provider of converged voice, video, web, and data solutions for emerging broadband networks.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies, including digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT - LCDs.
Sony Electronics, a leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.
TANDBERG, a leading global provider of video communication technologies serving to connect people with everyone, everywhere, and any time.
More information is available at www.infocomm show.org.
Optoma Technology, Inc. is an award -winning developer of projection and digital display products for business and home. The company manufactures multimedia projectors for mobile users, fixed installations and home theaters, HDTVs and plasma displays. Optoma products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver images that are bright, crystal clear, and finely tuned for tone and color. Optoma's award -winning products are sold through the company's global network of pro AV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers, and Internet resellers. Optoma's worldwide headquarters is located in Milpitas, California. For more information about Optoma please call 888 -942 -2929 or visit http://www.optoma.com/.