The audio-visual industry is absolutely thriving in Australia. With frequent advances in technology and access to the latest developments becoming increasingly easy to get your hands on, it’s a great time to be an audiophile. For experts and emerging professionals alike, the Integrate expo is the must-see event for the latest and greatest in audio-visual technology.
Complete with input from buyers, integrators and distributors, Integrate continues to raise the bar each year and in 2019, they’re certainly not holding back. While there truly is something for everyone at this exhibition, we’ve taken the liberty of hand-picking a few choice highlights that are not to be missed.
Looking at best practice for audio design and installation within large venues
Wednesday August 28, 1.30 – 2.30pm
Anyone who works in audio for large venues can confirm it’s no layman’s task. Every little nuance or mixing challenge is magnified and navigating this tricky territory takes some serious expertise. Luckily, Integrate has enlisted the help of avt’s Michael Guest and Luke Parkyn to smooth out what can be an overwhelming process. Given avt is one of our leading distributors of audio-visual technology, Guest and Parkyn are uniquely qualified to talk audiences through the finer points of audio design for larger venues, with topics ranging from the use of predictive modelling software to the best ways to avoid potential pitfalls when executing your design.
The cutting edge of audio technology
Thursday August 29, 12.30 – 1.30pm
Industry veteran Rafe Sholer is set to share his extensive experience with attendees at Integrate this year in a session focused on recent developments in audio technology. Sholer brings an impressive resume to the event, with credits as a producer, classically-trained bassist and even as a university lecturer. He’ll cover some of the most notable technologies that have emerged over the past year, including multi-capsule microphones, directional speaker systems, user-calibrated headphones, and spatial audio mapping for augmented reality. These discussions will culminate in the crucial question that is always present in the constantly evolving AV industry: what’s next for the future of audio technology?
CEDIA Training – Emerging Technologies Update 2019
Tuesday August 27, 9.00 – 10.30am
CEDIA, the global leading authority in the home technology industry, is hosting a series of essential training sessions at Integrate 2019 to ensure AV professionals are kept in the loop with industry certifications and can easily maintain their operational expertise. CEDIA’s David Meyer will take the microphone for this invaluable session on emerging technologies, bridging the gap between the working AV expert and the frequent changes to the industry that can be difficult to keep track of. Meyer will break down the popular trends taking over the industry and initiate discussions surrounding the implications of such technology on integrators and clients.
CEDIA Training – Completing a Project: The Last 5%
Tuesday August 27, 11.00 – 12.30pm
While this session is geared towards audiophiles, it promises to offer the kind of advice most of us could use in our everyday lives, let alone our chosen profession. Completing a Project: The Last 5% will see Entertaining Environment’s Rob Sanders tackle the issue of finalising your project and explain how to tie up those loose ends that always seem to trip you up when you least expect it. Sanders will teach attendees how to identify common problems at each stage of a project and offer helpful hints on how to conquer them before any issues have the chance to derail the task. These essential ingredients are crucial for anyone looking to achieve greater efficiency and increased profits.
Tech Girls are Superheroes
Wednesday August 28, 8.30 – 10.00am
In what is shaping up to be an unmissable highlight of the 2019 Integrate program, the AVIXA Women’s Council is hosting a breakfast dedicated to the talented women of the audio-visual industry. Tech Girls are Superheroes will hone in on the challenges women face in the AV industry, identify areas of support, and offer a space to exchange ideas. Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of the Tech Girl Movement, will host this special event, which continues to grow leaps and bounds since its Integrate debut in 2015.
Audio Demo Rooms
Tuesday August 27 – Thursday August 29
Attending an AV show without the opportunity to experience the products firsthand would be absurd. Thankfully, Integrate has you covered with multiple Audio Demo Rooms, a range of spaces dedicated to showcasing the best audio products on the market. Expect to hear the incredible capabilities of products such as L-Acoustics L-ISA and the ARCS family, the latest innovations from German audio manufacturer S.E Audiotechnik thanks to Midwich Australasia, and a host of AKG, BSS, Crown and JBL Professional gear from the folks at atv. With this much on offer, you’d be crazy to miss Integrate 2019.