A record-breaking 34,000+ attendees flocked to this year’s Infocomm show and the Califone booth, held in Las Vegas.
Wireless and mobile were two key phrases at this year’s conference and making its debut at #Infocomm12 was the first Apple-approved docking station built into a wireless PA – the Califone PA419. With two wireless mic receivers for multiple wireless presenters, the 30W PA419 enables streaming music from the internet (on Pandora forinstance) for broadcasting to an audience through a connected iPhone or iPod. The Califone PA419 also plays CDs and DVDs for karaoke and includes connections for computers and other speakers. The ability to link systems for greater coverage enables separate PAs to be used independently for smaller functions or merged for larger events. Shown at #Infocomm12 will be the PowerProSDPA (PA919SD), the first portable PA system to broadcast to an unlimited number of wireless powered support speakers (including the PA419) within its 300′ range.
In addition to PA systems, the advent of mobile learning is reshaping learning inside and out of classrooms. Offering a preview of what will be introduced at the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference later in June, the To Go™ headsets are the first educationally-specific headsets to connect with mobile devices, including iOS and Android-based smartphones and tablets.
In addition to attendees from private and government sectors visiting the booth, the show afforded the opportunity for Califone to meet with many of its key domestic resellers.
Dealers who visited Califone included; Adwar Video, Aves Audio Visual Systems, Camcor, Colortone Audio Visual, J.P. Lilley & Son, Kansas City Audio Visual, Mercom, Midwest Computer Products, Nicholas P. Pipino Associates, School Outfitters, Smiley’s Audio Visual, Troxell Communications. Califone resellers from out of the country who also came to the booth included L.R. Brown, Sono Video, Sound & Vision Pro and New Zealand distributor Sitech.