Cutting-edge Technology Abundant at InfoComm

Jun 25, 2015

The MTG Team was very busy at the InfoComm AV trade show this past week as cutting-edge technologies were abundant.

Improving the collaboration experience and meeting room utilization were dominant themes. We were excited to meet with our current customers and prospects and introduce them to these new and innovative products and solutions.

Improving the Collaboration Experience

Collaboration-based technology was showcased by several of our manufacturer partners at the show. ClearOne, Biamp and Phoenix Audio were some of the innovators. 

The performance capability, versatility, and scalability of The Spider conference phone from Phoenix Audio was especially impressive. The Spider is ideal for boardrooms, conference rooms, and executive offices.

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Key Features of The Spider conference phone 

SIP telephony and USB soft codec connectivity for audio or video conferencing. The Spider also supports a three-way call bridge between both interfaces to provide maximum flexibility. 

Unparalleled daisy-chaining capabilities – up to 14 Quattro units – to cover any size conference room. 

Intuitive and interactive user interface with discreetly placed LED lights. The Spider comes to life when it is in action and displays only the needed functions, depending on the specific scenario. 

PC (Windows and Linux) and Macintosh (MAC OS) compatible. 

Meeting Room Utilization 

Among the most promising technologies were room-scheduling solutions from Visix. Their digital room signage lets you schedule space from any location at any time and keep your entire workforce in sync. You can simply show room schedules or deploy a more robust office hoteling and digital signage solution. 

The calendar is consistent and up-to-date everywhere, no matter who changes it or from where. Since all of their room signs can be controlled by a single scheduling application, space booking is the same whether people are in a home office, on the road, or within an office hoteling environment.  

Visix has solutions that fit a variety of needs and budgets – everything from wireless electronic paper signs (EPS7) to fully integrated media player schedulers (Connect and Touch Series). 

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MeetingMinder™ meeting room signs display your schedules and other digital signage content outside conference rooms or shared workspaces, letting employees and visitors see their space options instantly while staying up-to-date with daily announcements.  

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The Visix RoomBoard System is a customizable room-scheduling interface for your facility. Users can get information about conference rooms, schedules, maps, directions and event information. 

  • Show schedules for one or more rooms 
  • View room availability in real time 
  • Reserve rooms right at the room sign 
  • Show content full-screen, within scheduling frame or via RSS 
  • Display greetings and announcements 
  • Provide wayfinding information and interactive maps 
  • Keep everyone informed with news, weather and RSS feeds 
  • Present live, streaming content from your network 
  • Playback videos and other animated content 
  • Deliver critical alert notifications 
  • Use Power over Ethernet or battery-powered signs to save cabling 


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