The move is said to reflect the growing role of technology in buildings, reports David Davies. The 2010 editions of the Realcomm and InfoComm shows will take place in parallel at the Las Vegas Hilton and Las Vegas Convention Center, respectively, this June.
The decision to co-locate the shows acknowledges the fact that many people attend both shows in an era when the role of AV technology in buildings is becoming increasingly sophisticated. This was neatly illustrated at last year's InfoComm, which paid host to what was said to have been the world's first live transatlantic interactive 3D hologram public broadcast (pictured).
"InfoComm strives to provide our attendees with access to a wide spectrum of groundbreaking technologies and educational opportunities," said Randal A Lemke, executive director of InfoComm International. "By having Realcomm co-locate with us, InfoComm attendees can, as always, experience the latest in conferencing, digital signage, audio, lighting and more, while gaining additional value by connecting with leading vendors in building automation."
"The strategic significance of this co-location should not be overlooked," added Jim Young, CEO and co-founder of Realcomm Conference Group. "The bottom line is that all systems will inevitably be run over 'one' standard IP network. The faster we get our property, facility, energy, audiovisual, data and phone networks onto one network, the faster we will be able to achieve the efficiency and innovation that the 21st century will require of buildings."
Realcomm registrants will receive complimentary access to the InfoComm 2010 Show floor, while organisers say that the close proximity will make it easier for attendees to participate in valuable education sessions offered at both events.
Registration for Realcomm is already open, with InfoComm registration set to commence in early February.