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SmartSource Constructs Massive 90-foot LED Wall for IAEE General Session at Expo! Expo! 2019
As the official audio-visual services contractor for Expo! Expo!, IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (SmartSource®) has constructed a one-of-a-kind, 90-foot-wide by 16-foot-tall LED wall to be featured during the General Sessions to be held December 3-5, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.
To take the Expo! Expo! 2019 General Sessions to the next level, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) turned to the experts at SmartSource to customize a solution using the latest technology. The result is a ground-supported LED wall comprised of a remarkable 486 tiles, which will display rich, life-like images due to a screen resolution of 10,368 pixels by 1,944 pixels and an aspect ratio of 5.33:1.
Powering the wow of the General Session wall, with the LED wall’s screen resolution so much higher than projection, required SmartSource to pair it with an image processor that could match its dynamic presentation capability. They found that a state-of-the-art presentation system called LivePremierTM Aquilon RS4 from Analog Way® fit the bill. Having recently debuted in the United States, this 4K/8K multi-screen presentation system and videowall processor was selected for its extraordinarily powerful delivery of uncompromising presentation experiences. Other technology supporting the General Sessions will include advanced LED lighting with stationary and moving fixtures, two cameras, and JBL Vertec Line Array.
“SmartSource is excited to help the IAEE bring its visions for Expo! Expo! 2019 to life,” remarked Robert Mink, Project Lead Manager for SmartSource, Powered by ABCOMRENTS. “It is our hope that in developing such a huge, high-resolution LED wall, we can help the General Session presenters create truly immersive experiences that captivate their audiences and create a lasting impression,” he added.
Attendees at Expo! Expo! 2019 will have a unique opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at the process of producing such a high-end event and get hands-on experience with some of most cutting-edge event technology. SmartSource’s John Cuthbertson will lead an interactive discussion entitled Maximizing Your AV Spend and Innovative Event Technology. This CEU-accredited workshop will give attendees rare insight into how an AV company navigates the entire process – from RFP to show site. This session will include an exclusive backstage tour and meeting with the technical staff, stage manager, design team, and product experts to see what it takes to prepare for a Keynote Session.
SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals, an ABCOM Technology Group company, is a trusted expert in technology solutions for businesses and events. The company serves the market from the industry’s largest national footprint encompassing 20 fully-staffed and equipped branch offices in major metropolitan markets. Drawing from its extensive inventory of IT, AV, and interactive technologies, SmartSource helps marketers as well as event and meeting planners effectively convey their brand messages, while driving greater engagement, new business opportunities, and increased revenues. Founded in 1984 as Rent-a-PC, SmartSource continues to be a powerful industry player widely recognized for its breadth and depth of offerings and unparalleled technical support. For more information, visit: www.smartsourcerentals.com or call: 800-888-8686.
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely, and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, a2z, Inc., BearCom, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Delta Airlines, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Orange County Convention Center, Streampoint Solutions and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit www.iaee.com for more information.
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