Biamp Systems recently announced that Portals will be featured at the 2018 TIDE Conference (Technology | Innovation | Design | Experience) as a component of its global partnership with Shared_Studios.
Portals — in the form of gold shipping containers or inflatable rooms — are equipped with immersive audiovisual technology “that allow visitors to connect with people in other Portals around the world in a live, life-sized collaboration experience,” according to the joint announcement.
Biamp Devio powers the more than 35 permanent Portals in operation around the world.
Attendees at TIDE — held in conjunction with InfoComm 2018 — will be able to participate in a Portal experience at the event on June 5 at Park MGM in Las Vegas.
“At Biamp, we celebrate connecting people through extraordinary audiovisual experiences,” said Joe Andrulis, executive vice president of corporate development for Biamp in the combined press release.
“Our partnership with Shared_Studios embodies this concept with their work to facilitate global communication between people every day.
“Devio’s patented Beamtracking technology and easy installation make it the ideal solution to provide life-like conversations that enable people to connect. We’re honored to be working alongside Amar Bakshi and the team, and to be part of such an amazing experience,” he said.
Amar Bakshi, founder and creative director of Shared_Studios, will be a highlighted speaker at the 2018 TIDE Conference.
Speak With People Across the World
TIDE attendees will have the opportunity to experience a Portal_Inflatable and speak to people in Portals in different global locales during the breakout sessions. Connections will range from a public park in Mexico City to a community center in Herat, Afghanistan.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Biamp and bringing a Portal_Inflatable to TIDE this year,” said Bakshi in the announcement.
“The ability to connect people from different communities around the world through immersive audio and video technology is critical to Portals’ success. We look forward to sharing how important AV technology is to our work and how it can be used in creative ways.”
Additionally, members of Shared_Studios leadership team will be speaking on InfoComm 2018’s Center Stage on Wednesday, June 6 at 1 p.m.
Their session, “Using Videoconferencing to Connect Learning Communities,” will discuss Shared_Studios’ mission to use audiovisual technology to connect the world, with a focus on students and educators.
Through its partnership with Biamp, Shared_Studios “elevates the quality of audio so participants can experience conversations as they unfold naturally, providing a real-time, real-life experience across the Portals network,” according to the announcement.
The partnership also includes Zoom, Community Pro, NEC and other “like-minded” companies.
Click here for more information and to register for the TIDE Conference. Use Biamp’s sponsor code (BMPT300) to save $300.