Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm have announced that they have signed an Indefeasible Right to Use (IRU) Agreement, under which Bharti will provide Reliance Jio data capacity on its i2i submarine cable as well as direct access and ultra-fast connectivity to major hubs across Asia-Pacific.
Reliance Jio will utilize a dedicated fibre pair on Bharti Airtel’s i2i submarine cable that connects India and Singapore. It will connect Reliance Jio directly to the world’s major business hubs and ISPs, thereby helping the operator to meet the bandwidth demand and provide ultra-fast data experience to its customers.
This alliance with Bharti Airtel will let Reliance Jio’s continued efforts to rapidly grow and expand both its international and domestic network and infrastructure by building an ecosystem with multiple carriers and service providers.
This partnership will continue to build on the strategic framework and consider other mutual areas of cooperation and development to leverage their respective assets towards offering their customers……See More
InfoComm 2013 will feature Innovative Conference and Educational Programming at the annual show taking place in Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. InfoComm’s audiovisual show will feature a revised InfoComm Opening Reception, Tech Zone Pavilions and InfoComm University sessions.
David Labuskes, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm said, “In the evolving audiovisual (AV) industry, new possibilities for creative interaction and innovation are constant. All year long, InfoComm strives to keep abreast of those evolutions and offer a nurturing environment for ideas, growth and innovation. This makes our annual show the place for the entire industry to collaborate, communicate and connect.”
InfoComm 2013 will feature expanded programming from InfoComm University highlighting few topics such as Women in Technology Symposium; Digital Image Content in Live Event Production; Integrating AV Services in an IT Dominated World; Business Leadership Workshop. The show will also include four new digital signage sessions…..See More
InfoComm has announced its future rotation plans for its annual InfoComm exposition and conference.
InfoComm 2013 will be held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Centre’s West Building, from June 12 to 14. InfoComm 2014 will be held at Las Vegas Convention Center’s North and Central Halls, from June 18 to 20. The show will rotate between the two cities in the same halls in mid-June thereafter through 2019. InfoComm has signed lease agreements with both facilities.
“InfoComm exhibitors and attendees have been well accommodated in both Orlando and Las Vegas, and we are pleased to continue our rotation between these great convention cities. Our show has experienced phenomenal growth over the past several years based in large part to the well-run convention centres, large hotel selection and premium entertainment options offered by both of these destinations,” said Jason McGraw, CTS, CAE, Senior Vice-President, Expositions, InfoComm International.
The InfoComm University, in association with InfoComm International, has announced education programme at Integrate. Held over three days and broken into four segments, the programme includes InfoComm Super Tuesday: Net-Centric AV,Government Industry Conference, The Future of Business Communications Conference and a keynote presentation.
A range of speakers from technical heads of some of the industry’s leading manufacturers, integration and systems experts to end users will cover a wide scope of topics ranging from making audio work well in business applications, updates to the Australian Wireless Audio Group Wireless Spectrum, systems connectivity between HDBaseT, Fibre, Coax or Cat6 and best AV practice.
The keynote will be presented by Scott Wills, CTS-D, CTS-I, Director of International Education and Member Services, who will present the latest facts and lessons learned about the Asia-Pacific region from the newly released 2012 InfoComm Global Market Definition and Strategy Study (MDSS).
“InfoComm International is the leading nonprofit association serving the professional AV communications industry worldwide. Its InfoComm University programme offers New Zealand and Australian professionals a unique opportunity to get hands-on education from leading experts and brings them up to speed on the latest in technology, trends and development, all under a single roof at Integrate,” said Scott Wills, CTS-D, CTS-I, Director of International Education and Member Services, InfoComm International.
At InfoComm 2012, ViewSonic has announced a new family of large format, touch-enabled commercial displays, in addition to previewing the latest in cutting-edge signage offerings, including a slim ePoster digital signboard and transparent display technologies.
Gene Ornstead, Director, DTV and Business Development, ViewSonic, said, “This is an exciting time for the digital signage industry. It is not enough anymore for businesses to simply have a display on the wall. They must have well-executed solutions that engage with customers and draw them into their retail environments. Our new interactive large format displays are redefining the possibilities of signage, in a variety of sizes, configurations, and price points, to meet every advertising need.”
The future development of the UK audiovisual industry will be at the top of the agenda for InfoComm’s new UK Task Force. Appointed for a year’s term by the InfoComm International Board of Directors, the UK Task Force will develop, investigate, formally research and address issues affecting the UK audiovisual industry.
Greg Jeffreys, President, InfoComm International, said, “The formation of the UK Task Force is a sign that the UK has got to a certain point, maturity and critical mass and we have appointed some key figures to manage and drive that growth locally.”
The UK Task Force comprises a diverse mix of industry professionals, including integrators, distributors, manufacturers, end-users and consultants. Chairing the UK Task Force is Frank Sheehan, Director of Technology at independent media and technology consultancy, Visual Acuity.
The UK Task Force participants will deliver a webinar on 23rd May highlighting the task force mission, initiatives to promote involvement in a UK survey, and to answer any questions that arise.
“I am delighted to be chairing the UK Task Force which specifically will look at how InfoComm defines its membership and how we can add value locally, in addition to the services already offered by InfoComm International which are designed to excite and benefit the industry as well as to widen its appeal to younger and new audiences,” said Sheehan.
InfoComm has announced that its latest UK Roundtable was the largest ever held in London. In all, some 40 invited guests attended the event, held at the Manton Studio, Tate Britain on Thursday 26 April.
Attendees came from all links in the AV buying chain, and included systems integrators, product distributors, manufacturers, live-events professionals, content creators and end-customers. The event followed a successful Cardiff Roundtable held at the Hilton Cardiff on Thursday, 19 April.
The panel addressed a number of issues, including key technology and business trends and whether the whole notion of ‘AV’ was still relevant to today’s (and tomorrow’s) market. The discussion was moderated by Dan Goldstein, Director of Marketing & Communications at Integrated Systems Europe, co-owned by InfoComm and CEDIA. After the discussion, visitors divided into four tables with one consultant joining each of the tables to debate the issues further and come up with conclusions.
Andy Bonehill, CTS-D, Technical Director, Systems Integrator, PAI Group said, “I attended both Cardiff and London roundtable events. I’d like to say what worthwhile and stimulating events regional InfoComm events are and to encourage other members to attend in future as they give a unique insight into industry developments and an unrivalled opportunity to discuss relevant topics with one’s peers!! Certainly I came away from both events with pages of thought provoking notes.”