InfoComm 2018 Highlights

By Andrew Quinones on Jun 13, 2018
Posted in Events, InfoComm


Las Vegas, NV- InfoComm returned to Las Vegas this year so I headed to the Las Vegas Convention Center to see all the new products making their debut at the show. InfoComm's focus is the pro-AV industry and with 4Wall now involved in the video equipment market, checking out the new projectors and LED panels was completely justified. I made my way to the Event Production area as well, where a handful of lighting manufacturers were set up.

This year's show set an InfoComm attendance record with 42,811 attendees, shy of the overall InfoComm attendance record set at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando with 44,077.

Below are highlights from the show for those unable to attend. I hope you enjoy my list and look forward to next year's show in Florida.

The ROE Visual Sapphire made its debut at InfoComm and is the first Narrow Pixel Pitch (NPP) LED panel platform. The unique concept of separating the frames from the LED panels saves valuable production time as you can see in the demo video below. The Sapphire also Sapphire offers seamless assembly through its system of intersecting layers, an improvement over traditional rows and columns, removing vertical break lines creating a single solid assembly that uses less hardware and applies less force to the individual panels.

 

Chauvet Professional debuted their all-new IP65 rated Maverick Storm 1 Wash. They wanted to show you this fixture was capable of withstanding the harshest elements so they showered it with water for the entire show, literally (See below video). With an output of over 6,000 lumens, its customized optics are well-suited for audience and aerial washing even at large venues. 

Epson debuted new laser projectors, the Pro L1200Q, Pro L20000U, and LightScene. Check out photos and descriptions for each below.

Epson Pro L12000Q

The Pro L12000Q is the world's first 12,000 lumen native 4K 3LCD laser projector.

These large venue laser projectors are ideal for rental and staging events, lecture halls, churches, and digital signage installations.

Epson Pro L20000U

The Epson Pro L20000U boasts 20,000 lumens of color and white brightness2 and WUXGA resolution. Featuring support for HDR, 360-degree installation flexibility, backward lens compatibility, swappable interface boards, tile assist, and a sealed optical and laser engine to protect from dust and smoke. 

LightScene

The Epson LightScene is designed to simultaneously illuminate and project dynamic content on virtually any surface or material to engage audiences and provide an immersive experience for commercial signage applications in markets such as retail, hospitality, showrooms, and museums. 

With two models available in a spotlight form factor—LightScene EV-100 in white and LightScene EV-105 in black—the laser projectors are designed to blend discreetly with surroundings and offer an array of configuration, mounting, and programming options.

Chroma-Q recently released their new Studio Force II LED batten so I stopped by their booth to check it out. The Studio Force II is specifically designed for TV Broadcast and film applications but also performs particularly well in other situations demanding high quality tuneable white light such as touring key lights, exhibitions, corporate events and theatre lighting. 

Digital Projection launched a total of 4 new projectors across three ranges at InfoComm 2018: TITAN Laser 37000, M-Vision Laser 21000, E-Vision 13000, and E-Vision Laser 11000 4K-UHD.

I stopped by Elation's booth to check out the Artiste Picasso. The theatrical-grade Artiste Picasso is one of the brightest (22,000 lumens) and LED lighting fixtures on the market. Features include zoom, framing, CMY, CTO, gobo wheels, animation, prisms, frost and more. It also houses a 600W Cool White LED engine.

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