2017 TECHNOLOGY EXPO
Date: Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm
Location: Roanoke College
287 High Street
Salem, VA 24153
Registration: See below - admission is free with registration
Vendors: Almo Pro AV, Attern Tech, Audio-Technica, Barco, Bose Professional, Chief, Christie Digital, Clear Touch Interactive, Clockaudio North America, Community Professional Loudspeakers, Crestron, Da-Lite, DAS Audio, Digital Projection, Draper Inc., Epson, Extron Electronics, FSR, HamiltonBuhl, Harman, HoverCam, Intevi, Inc., Kramer Electronics, Lienau AV, Lumens Integration Inc., MakerBot Industries LLC, Mersive, Middle Atlantic Products/Legrand AV, NewComm Technologies, Olympus America Inc, Panasonic, Planar Systems, Polycom, PreSonus, QSC, Renkus Heinz, Sennheiser Elect. Corp., Sharp, Shure, SP Controls Inc., Spectrum Industries Inc., Stewart Audio, SurgeX, Symetrix, Visix, West Penn Wire, Vaddio, Williams Sound, WolfVision
Thank you to our 2017 Expo Sponsors:
*The schedule is subject to change.*
Registration & Breakfast
||Welcome Address & Introduction of Speakers
Room 360: Joseph Cornwall: "USB for AV Applications" (AIA/CTS RU Credits - 1)
If it says "interactive" you can bet that USB is being leveraged. From interactive white boards to touch-surface flat panel displays and interactive projectors, they all feature USB connectivity as a core technology. Learn to specify, integrate and troubleshoot USB technology, including a deep understanding of how these systems work and why they might fail. This class will include analysis of USB installation performance from the perspective of connectivity "tiers" and power "quanta." We will focus on USB 1.1 and 2.0 technology, but a full introduction to USB 3.1gen1 solutions will be included. If you are involved in the integration of interactive devices in to A/V design, you need to attend this presentation. Your future success depends on it.
Room 361: Tom Kehr: "Assessing Network Readiness for AV Systems" (CTS RU Credits - 1)
More and more audiovisual systems rely on network infrastructure. What does that infrastructure look like and how is it different? What testing is expected? This session will explore those differences. Objectives:
- -Contrast IT and AV design
- -Examine physical IT topology
- -Identify acceptable IT terminations
- -Examine testing methods
Room 240: Tony Strong: "ADA Compliance for Public Venues: Who Needs It and Why?" (CTS RU Credits - 1)
Facility access is more than just wheelchair ramps and brail signage: It includes equal access to facilities, technology and equal access to information. Hearing Assistance is also part of the way we access information and access technology for facilities management with regard to the ADA. This course will cover:
-ADA compliance for Assisted Listening: Who needs it, why it’s important, and what happens if we get caught without it?
-What about those Hearing Aids?: Changing technology for Induction Loops systems… Who needs them, why to have them, and how to know the difference
-What about Wi-Fi for public spaces?: Where it works and where it doesn't
||Break - Exhibit Hall
Room 360: Joseph Cornwall: "HDBaseT Deep Dive Technology Exploration" (AIA/CTS RU Credits - 1)
This class will discuss uncompressed digital video extension technologies with an in-depth look into the newest IEEE standard, HDBaseT. We will look very carefully at the operating parameters of HDBT technology including a review of PAM16, eye patterns and the digital payload. We will explore RFI and EMI in the installation environment and present solutions that help mitigate the challenges of noisy commercial environments. This presentation will look at HDBaseT 5-Play features and will carefully review HDBaseT Lite, HDBaseT, and Valens Colligo™ HDBaseT optical solutions. If you need to come up to speed on all things HDBaseT to make a good design, installation or purchase decision, this is the presentation you've been waiting for.
Room 361: Max Kopsho: "Dispelling the Top 10 Networked AV Myths" (CTS RU Credits - 1)
This course sets out to demystify the top ten misconceptions in Networked AV integration. We will discuss topics that apply specifically to AV, IT and converged AV and IT. The session will end with a discussion on the number one misconception about network “plug and play” and how this impacts integration, design and the sales process in Networked AV. Join us to help dispel these myths and get to the truths in Networked AV. This course will help reduce your installation and support costs for your Networked AV systems and increase your profits.
Room 240: Melissa Sopata: "STEAM in the 21st Century Classroom"
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century! This hands on work shop will allow you to do hands on with products such as robotics, animation, virtual reality and augmented reality.
||Break - Exhibit Hall
Room 360: Joseph Cornwall: "BYOD Signals and Connectivity - Integrating Mobile Devices with Fixed AV Systems" (AIA/CTS RU Credits - 1)
Integrating portable technology such as smartphones, tablets, phablets, and convertible devices into fixed AV systems is a daunting task, but one that is central to success in spaces as diverse as huddle rooms, classrooms, meeting rooms and university lecture halls. Recent studies demonstrate that a large and growing percentage of workers and students are using their own technology at work and in school. Managing consumer crossover tech is a top priority for IT leaders and A/V designers. You need answers. Which connectivity solutions really work? What emerging technologies must be considered for new designs and updates? Where will this revolution take us? You'll find answers to these questions and more in this exciting presentation.
Room 361: Tom Kehr: "Basic Acoustics and Quantifying Background Noise" (CTS RU Credits - 1)
"How does the room sound?" "What did they say?" Discover and identify basic concepts in room acoustics as well as how to quantify background noise levels in relation to intelligibility. You will differentiate different wavelengths at different frequencies, examine how reflections relate to intelligibility, describe how sound energy interacts with boundaries. You will also assess room modes, describe and compare different ways to quantify background noise levels, and specify an appropriate background noise level criteria appropriate for a room's usage.
Room 240: Tony Strong: "Wi-Fi Solutions for Public Spaces: The Revolution of the Smart Phone for Assistive Listening and Language Interpretation" (CTS RU Credits - 1)
How can the BYOD trend work for you in your application? College campus, classrooms, lecture hall can benefit from this new technology that allows students to use a cell phone or tablet to access live program audio, language channels, or PDF files.
- -BYOD. Can I use my own device? …. Live demonstration
-Is Wifi and ADA compliant solution for Assisted Listening and ADA compliance? Learn more about what you need to know.
-The Smart Phone and the Evolution of Assistive Listening Systems for the classroom…. Point to Point wireless broadcast can solve difficult education challenges. But its not as easy as it may seem for complicated IT infrastructures.
Break - Exhibit Hall
Room 360: Camil Touimi: "Preparing for the Jobs of the Future Using MakerBot 3D Printing Today"
This session will cover the basics of 3D printing including:
- -History of 3D printing
- -Available products and services
- -Why 3D printing is important
- -How 3D printing is used in education and for professionals
- -3D printing resources
- -Post processing techniques
- -The future of 3D printing
Room 361: Max Kopsho: "Collaboration and Presentations in Media Rich BYOD Environments" (CTS RU Credits - 1)
This course helps businesses and technologists to clearly define the biggest problems related to productivity and revenue loss in their organization. The approach is to help the customer understand and realize the benefits of EASE OF USE in collaborative audiovisual environments. When implemented correctly collaborative and communications technologies yield increased productivity in measurable and exponential ways. With the right environment users start to spontaneously collaborate enterprise-wide and on a global basis with contractors, consultants and customers. The productivity spreads like wildfire and the business is much more creative and efficient. Why It Matters: This session explains why audiovisual technology that leverages the IT infrastructure is the next frontier in business communication solutions and why it needs to be part of every business. During this session we delve into the #1 business problem and we will show that (along with many other examples) in the Fortune 500 alone an estimated $75 million is lost in the unproductive time in meetings annually. We will explain how Networked AV can help to address this problem.
Room 240: Megan Riddle "Designing Media Walls: Imagery, Video and Information on Digital Canvases" (AIA/CTS Ru Credits - 1)
Designing Media Walls provides a primer on video wall technology and offers
key considerations for specifying a video wall. It begins with the origins of video
walls and reviews various modular video display technologies. It outlines 16
technical specifications and offers four categories of questions to ask before
choosing a media wall solution. The course then profiles a set of media wall
applications and case studies. It concludes with a summary of industry trends
followed by key considerations for assembling a complete solution. Upon course
completion, participants should feel prepared to assemble the necessary
components to specify a media wall into their project.
||Closing Remarks & Door Prizes
Technology Evangelist, Legrand N.A.
Recognized industry educator, author, and presenter Joseph Cornwall has held management and technical positions in commercial, residential and broadcast market sectors in his 30-plus year career. Cornwall is a 2016 InfoComm faculty member, 2014 InfoComm Educator of the Year award recipient, and frequent presenter at BICSI, AIA, NSCA, InfoComm and industry events across North America and around the world. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Cornwall holds CTS-D, CTS-I, LEED GA, ISF-C, FOI and DSCE certifications. Cornwall is A/V Technology Evangelist for Legrand N. A., where he is responsible for predicting the future and making it happen.
Senior Staff Instructor, InfoComm International
Tom Kehr, CTS-D, CTS-I, Network+, ISF-C, LEED Green Associate, is an InfoComm International Senior Staff Instructor. Since 1986, Tom has been involved in either designing, installing, operating or purchasing audiovisual systems. Tom has also been heavily involved in church audio, leading ministry teams and training volunteers in both permanent and portable venues. In addition, he owned a regional sound reinforcement company for over 16 years. Prior to joining InfoComm, Tom was a senior designer for a large Washington, D.C. area firm. He is a member of SynAudCon and AES and is a licensed amateur radio operator.
Director - Training and Strategic Business Development, WolfVision
CTS-D/I, PMP, CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Wireless, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Max has 28 years of in-depth experience with A/V systems, computers, computer networks, network security, telecom, videoconferencing and collaborative systems. He holds advanced certifications in project management, networking, network security, operational excellence, QA/QC and audiovisual design and installation. Max has achieved a great deal of success in network security, technology channel sales and channel/market development. He has been a senior academy faculty member for InfoComm University for over a decade and was awarded the 2010 Educator of the Year. Max has developed and executed comprehensive global training programs for industry associations, channel partners and for technology manufacturers. His experience in Unified Communications includes videoconference and collaborative environment design for global enterprises, development, training and implementation. Max served in the U.S. Army for 10 years where he gained his initial experience in computer/electronics technology and worked with complex computer networks, advanced radar systems and specialized electronics and thermal and night vision imaging devices.
Sales Manager, Planar
Megan Riddle joined the Planar team in January 2017 as a Sales Manager for the MD/DC/VA region. She comes with ten years of Business Development and Account Management experience, including audio visual, advertising, and content creation. Megan has worked across a variety of different industries in the audio visual space, including the US Government, federal contractors, hospitality, headquarter companies, and higher education, to name a few.
Sales Manager, HamiltonBuhl
Melissa Sopata is an industry veteran with almost 20 years at HamiltonBuhl, a leader since 1933 of technology accessories and audio products focusing on the K-12 Educational market. As part of the HamiltonBuhl Sales Management Team Melissa, is responsible for dealer sales management, support, and acquisition in the United States. As part of her experience she offers extensive training on the integration of the proper accessories for the growing demands of new technologies in the modern day classroom. She also is HamiltonBuhl’s leading presenter on the new STEAM /STEM products in education today.
National Sales Manager, Williams Sound
Tony W. Strong is the National Sales Manager for Williams Sound, a global designer and manufacturer of wireless communication technology serving personal and professional listening needs worldwide since 1976. Tony is a hands on presenter who has worked in the Pro Audio industry for many years as an integrator, sound engineer, and sales management professional. He offers extensive experience speaking about the benefits of differing technologies for hearing assistance, ADA compliance and simultaneous interpretation in a multitude of applications.
VAR Territory Manager, MakerBot
Camil is an up and coming industry specialist. At work, Camil helps teach MakerBot's partners how to operate and sell MakerBot products. His first 2 years at MakerBot were spent spearheading initiatives to help educators and professionals integrate desktop 3D printing into their work. At home, he enjoys using his 3D printer for projects around the house, making gifts, and developing product prototypes.
Hotel Information: We have booked blocks of rooms at the following hotels:
Hampton Inn - Salem East
Reservations must be booked by Monday, October 2nd
Room rate: $109 + applicable taxes
Group Code: LHS
1886 Electric Rd
Salem, VA 24153
Parking: We will be holding the Expo during fall break at Roanoke College so parking passes are not required and guests are welcome to park in any lot.
Questions: Please contact Jessica Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-366-3493 ext. 1123. Individuals needing special assistance (ADA, allergies, etc.) should notify Jessica Leonard.