Infocomm 2014 Recap

Happy July and Happy (almost) Independence Day!

As many of you may know, the annual Infocomm extravaganza happened last month and there were a record number of attendees – over 37,000! This year’s show marked the 75th anniversary of Infocomm and its growth over the years was certainly reflected in the amount the foot traffic and interest we received and perceived at the event. At the show, held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, we showcased a number of new products as well as some classics that we’d like to share with you, in case you were unable to attend or visit our booth.

Take a gander below:

Front of our booth.

In the first photo, you can see our new Tapered Classic Style lectern in the foreground and our Classic Style lectern behind it. To the left of the lectern, we have a simple Rectangular Collaboration table set up – it was built in Hawaiian Koa and had cable pass through the legs.

The second photo showcases our ADA lectern. This piece combats the issue of knee space that is integral to ADA guidelines. The work surface unlocks through a hand pull on the presenter’s side and pulls forward on slides, generating a temporary knee space and bringing all components on the surface toward the seated user. The lectern is also on a hydraulic lift and its interior has enough space for rack.

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Behind the Koa Collaboration Table is another collaboration set-up: a custom Walnut Rectangular Conference Table paired with a custom Collaboration Wall with integration ready cut outs to accept monitors, touch panels, etc. for video conferencing.

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Here’s a closer look:

The table has metal inlays and cable cubbies for cable pass to the legs, which are hollow and have touch-latch access doors for easy servicing. The custom Collaboration Wall can be made to any size and will include cut outs/mounts so integrators can easily mount the necessary equipment.

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Furthermore, you’ll see in the two pictures below, the wall is actually hinged, not fixed – resolving issues of wire management and equipment servicing. Rather than mounting a monitor or touch panel directly to a room wall, our hinged Collaboration Wall is a less permanent but easier to access solution for all parties.

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Next to our wall set-up, we included yet another take on collaboration and information-sharing. We showcased an example of our Round Collaboration Workstation coupled with a framed monitor. On the workstation, we included two Crestron Connect It Presentation Interfaces. These allow users to plug-in laptops or other electronic media and display content on a connected monitor. This workstation had interior fixed rack and a pullout keyboard shelf. The monitor frame front locked onto the back via plunge locks for security and inside the frame were two exhaust fans to pull out hot air.

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Back view of our booth.

On the other side of our makeshift wall we had a slew of products: a cost-effective Collaboration Table and corresponding video wall, a Quick Ship ADA Desk, our new ELCO T-32 Lectern, an ELCO-25, a Touch Table, and a Stage Confidence Monitor Cabinet. Off to the side you’ll see our dedication piece to Infocomm’s 75th anniversary – a lectern with angled top and flat bottom held together by a seven and a five, painted gold and integrated with old AV products donated to us by various parties.

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Here’s a close up of the cost-effective collaboration set up. We included it in our booth as a contrast to the custom Collaboration Table/Wall set up I mentioned earlier that was on the other side of this makeshift wall. For this piece, we have a simple D-Shaped Table in white melamine and a shallow storage unit with ventilation and removable panels for access. The storage piece has an overhanging panel atop for video camera set up. During the show, we had live video conferencing with an employee of Viju, the dealer who provided us with the equipment to give this set-up life.

Pictured to the left of the Collaboration Table is our Plasma Lift Cabinet. This piece had exhaust vents to push out hot air and a whisper quiet monitor lift to raise and lower a 46″ monitor.

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These are just a few pictures of the many pieces included in our booth. Please check out our website at www.marshallfurniture.com to view more photographs and detailed explanations of all pieces included at this year’s show.

Thanks again to all those that stopped by out booth! Let us know how we can help with any of your custom furniture needs. From the photos above, you can see that we’re capable of accommodating a wide variety of project needs and can work to develop a piece that envelops all the components necessary to bring any room to the next level.

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