The 11th S14 Solutions Day at COMM-TEC
On September 25th, 2019, the AV industry met in Uhingen for the eleventh S14 Solutions Day on the COMM-TEC GmbH premises. With over 50 exhibitors on around 1,200 square metres of exhibition space, this year's S14 Solutions Day was once again significantly larger than last year. In this year, numerous new COMM-TEC distribution partners presented themselves for the first time at the S14.
With its first event eleven years ago, COMM-TEC created an ideal platform for networking between manufacturers, specialist dealers, integrators, planners, end users, associations and the trade press of the AV industry at its location in Uhingen. In the meantime, the S14 Solutions Day has established itself as an important and annually recurring event for the entire AV industry. This year, over 50 exhibitors presented their new products and product developments on an exhibition area of around 1,200 square metres. Since the very first S14 Solutions Day in 2008, COMM-TEC has been focusing on a mix of a large trade exhibition, workshops on cutting-edge topics and, above all, personal exchange with short distances to manufacturers and experts according to the motto "companies don´t do business, people do".
“The S14 Solutions Day has finally established itself as a popular industry meeting place" says Rainer Sprinzl, Managing Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at COMM-TEC. "We would like to thank all visitors, manufacturers, sponsors, speakers, keynote speakers, press representatives, dealers and system integrators who have accompanied us over the years and brought the S14 Solutions Day to where it is now," Sprinzl continues.
This year's S14 Solutions Day focus was set on displays. COMM-TEC draw specific attention to this segment and presented the suitable large-screen solutions and transmission applications for various application areas.
At this year's S14 Solutions Day, the first synergies from COMM-TEC's affiliation to DCC Technology / Exertis could already be presented - for example, the trade exhibition featured an expanded range of racks & mounts as well as a broad range of cable Solutions.
Keynote-Speaker Sarah Joyce
Sarah Joyce, Chief Global Officer at AVIXA, presented the current developments in the AV market within the framework of the keynote speech and spoke from the point of view of the industry association about both challenges, and especially opportunities, that arise in the changing market. From the industry association's point of view, new solutions and growth in the segments of digital signage, monitoring, management and control with the underlying products represent opportunities for diversifying the business: From security to music, from signage to lighting, AV solutions are the key to the right experience for consumers in all industries.
HIGHLIGHTS and NEWS
Also in this year, the most important product innovations and highlights of this AV summer were presented. Among other things visitors could learn and inform themselves about:
Barco ClickShare – now with Miracast, wireless client function and standard Windows driver
Barco Projection – Barco laser projectors with highest image quality
Barco Unisee – Unlimited LCD video wall experience with the "Ideation Wall“
DEXON – Video Processing for control rooms
Gefen – the new EXT-SC-LAN controller for easy management of AV over IP
Legrand – new opportunities in the digital signage market: the Chief Impact Series. In addition, the C3 Credenza series from Middle Atlantic - new sideboard rack for wall mounting.
LG – Transparent OLED signage display as well as a self-adhesive, 73 percent transparent LED film, which also allows curved installations.
Lifesize – the new 4K Icon Series, a video conferencing solution for any meeting room that enables cloud video calls and content sharing in resolutions up to 4K.
RGBLink – Video Processing in fixed installations as well as for events and broadcast applications at a very good price/performance ratio.
Vestel – Digital Signage Display 68" at an attractive price/performance ratio
AOPEN – Digital Signage PCs and All-in-One Displays for different solutions in different scenarios. In addition to the focus on digital signage, the devices are also suitable for analysis, monitoring, vending, mechanical viewing and much more.
AOTO – LED display solutions of the highest quality. As one of the world's leading suppliers with a fully integrated portfolio, AOTO offers high-quality LED display products and solutions in cutting-edge technology.
DEXON – The Hungarian manufacturer DEXON has been developing and building high-quality video processors for video walls in control rooms, or for conference rooms for more than 20 years.
Easescreen – With the Digital Signage CMS, advertising messages and information can be communicated in an eye-catching, precise and effective way at several locations. The modular structure of the software enables the greatest possible flexibility and tailor-made solutions for all requirements and budgets. Easescreen offers user-friendly operation, simple scheduling and convenient distribution of multimedia content to any number of networked displays.
Lifesize – Video Conferencing Systems from Lifesize are characterized by a very good price-performance ratio and an intuitive operating concept. The portfolio includes single-user & room systems and a wide range of accessories for video conferencing solutions for almost every need.
RGBlink – Since its foundation in 2009, RGBlink has become the leading manufacturer of professional video processing equipment in Asia. The products are used in fixed installations as well as for events and broadcast applications.
Signagelive – with over 20 years of experience in providing digital signage solutions to more than 2,000 customers, primarily in the retail, education and hospitality sectors, Signagelive has extensive expertise in the development, implementation and management of digital signage projects.
Unitech Systems – mounting and lift systems as well as floor stand systems for flat screens, projectors, cameras, etc.
VESTEL – product lines include digital signage displays, video wall displays and LED wall displays. The devices include SoC content management systems, integrated connectivity, daisy chain, display control, pixel shifting and USB auto playback and are available in screen sizes from 24" to 98".
More than 12 WORKSHOPS and TECHNICAL TRAININGS
The participants received concrete practical tips in three time slots with a total of 12 workshops. In addition to pure technical training, sales strategies were part of the workshops. Thus, the following topics were discussed:
- Q-SYS Ecosystem: the all-round carefree package of the 21st century
- Real Time Benefits of Cloud Connected Digital Signage
- Evolution of the meeting culture
- New Workspace and more efficiency in the conference room
- All-In-One and PC solutions for professional digital signage applications
- 4K vs. Full HD - who wins the resolution battle?
- Recording and streaming for control rooms, training and meeting rooms and universities - the universal solution for all application scenarios
- WebOS & CMS - See, marvel, understand!
- Large Image Solutions: Big images, big challenges, big opportunities!
- The seven "deadly audio sins" in the conference room
- Future in AV - Next Generation in Connectivity
- Evo-CO: Evoko makes co-working possible!
New this year were additional on-site presentations in the trade exhibition directly at the application at Zygnage, VESTEL and Wyrestorm booth.
REVIEW AND IMPRESSIONS
A review and impressions of the S14 Solutions Day 2019 can be found at
- 2019-11-07 - New at COMM-TEC: individually configurable cable solutions
- 2019-09-19 - New at COMM-TEC: professional AV-Lift-Systems from Unitech Systems
- 2019-07-16 - COMM-TEC and Lifesize Partner to Deliver Communication and Collaboration Solutions in Europe
- 2019-03-25 - All-In-One RTI Collaboration & Video Conferencing System
- 2018-12-19 - COMM-TEC@ISE 2019 in Amsterdam
- 2018-10-15 - S14 Solutions Day at COMM-TEC for the 10th time
- 2018-01-30 - James Loudspeaker available at VIVATEQ
- 2018-01-25 - RTI Sonos® Driver Update