Nov 10

IAAPAly Ever After

IAPPA 2010 was a fun and productive event.  A bit smaller than I remember from last year, but the industry greats were still all there.  On the last day of the show, I had time to walk around, catch up with other exhibitors, and try out some of the latest things on the show floor.  Although I am not in the market to buy mass amounts of body glitter, semi-permanent tattoos, and hundreds of over-sized stuffed animals, it was certainly fun to participate in these theme park activities without waiting!


Nov 10

Sights from IAAPA

Steve's new book featured in the IAAPA store

Audio, video, lighting, show control, and chips on a stick!  That means one thing-it’s IAAPA time!  We are exhibiting at booth 465 near the TEA Booth, BRC, Electrosonic, Jack Rouse, and Roto Studios.  Every company has a great looking booth, including ours I might add.  So far people are thrilled with our Touch for iPad app (available in Dec).  We had several clients stop in their tracks when they saw our popular software on the iPad.  This offers another level of flexibility to our Pro Line of show controllers.  I actually had one client say “Really?  YAY!”   Nice job Ryan (our engineer on this project).  Our Digital Binloop HD is front and center and video seems to be the biggest generator of booth traffic so far.


Nov 10

IAAPA Preshow Preview

We are exhibiting at IAAPA again this year, and I must say, I am pretty excited the show is making a home in Orlando for the next ten years!  Not that I dislike Vegas, but as a Trade Show organizer, things just get a bit simplified when the shows are in our backyard.

ProTraXX coming soon!

So, what have we been up to since the last IAAPA?  We have upgraded and expanded our “TraXX” line.  The all new 8TraXX now has Ethernet for remote updating.  The ProTraXX provides high quality MP3 audio playback with added features such as a mic/aux input for zone paging.  We are also introducing TourTraXX, an all new product designed specifically for GPS applications.

…and iPhone/iPad apps?  Yes we developed those too!  Try our LightingPad app for DMX control and diagnostics, or Touch for iPad, the portable touchscreen interface for the V16Pro and V4Pro show controllers.

We will release more info on the new products and cut sheets after the show along with a refreshed website!  Hope to see you at IAAPA…

Touch for iPad! Available soon in the app store


Oct 09

Alcorn McBride is Everywhere

It’s the busiest time of the year here at Alcorn McBride. We have lots of new product releases, and five trade shows in six weeks! We were recently at the SBE Broadcast Technology Expo and last week we exhibited with Professional Products’s trade show and visited some of our favorite museum clients in the DC area.   What’s next?  ASTC, IAAPA, and LDI.

Why all the effort and expense in the “down economy?”  We’ve found that keeping in touch with our customers is the best way to keep our sales growing (plus we love the airline snacks). So if you’d like to see two new lighting control products and two new show control products and two new HD products, visit us at IAAPA or LDI. Or call us and let us know you’ll be there and we’ll save you some airline snacks.