5 Cool AV Products to Use at Trade Shows This Fall

August 28, 2019

Aria AV, a national full-service audiovisual company, launched a new Las Vegas warehouse earlier this month. Located at 4460 West Reno, the facility is near many of the city’s major event venues. In addition to its full range of AV equipment—including products like Be Matrix LED tiles, Samsung monitors and touchscreens, and Apple technology—Aria has debuted new items like quick-set kiosks, counters and chairs for events.

“For the last eight years, we have been traveling frequently to Las Vegas for events. Our enhanced production facilities in Vegas will allow us to further our goal [of having] the best customer service in the rental industry, bar none,” said Niraj Jain, CEO of Aria AV.

The Las Vegas facility will operate utilizing Flex Rental Solutions ERP, as it does at its Chicago headquarters, with mirrored inventory as well. Take a look at five of the hottest products in AV rentals right now, according to Jain, that are all available through Aria AV.

Corner tileLED Tiles

Fast facts:

  • 2.6 MM pixels
  • Configurable up to 100 feet long
  • Cubes designs also available
  • Run true 4K content

LED video walls have grown in popularity over the last five years. As display sizes grow, exhibitors are looking for new ways to stand out from their competitors on the showfloor. This year has seen some innovative designs at conventions nationally. Corner tiles and cubes offer companies a unique display while maximizing your booth space. They are a great way to increase messaging square footage without renting additional floor space.

Touch tableInteractive Touch Tables

Fast facts:

  • 55-inch 4K touchscreens
  • Ideal for wayfinding
  • I7 mini PC concealed in casing
  • Sleek Design for Events

With a sleek design, interactive touch tables are becoming popular as way finders at events. Allowing dynamic content to be overlaid over local user-specific content, touch tables are an upgrade from traditional poster boards or static digital signage. Integrated PCS offer easy Internet access for dual-purpose solutions and custom APPS. Tables are now readily used in both flat and angled configurations.


Wi-FiTurnkey Wi-Fi 

Fast facts:

  • Available for up to 1,000 users
  • Reduce your venue Internet access by thousands
  • Fast, reliable connectivity
  • Custom splash pages available
  • Back-end monitoring system

Attendees expect fast, reliable Internet. Aria’s Wi-Fi technology is quick, portable, reliable and cost effective, and comes with a user-friendly uptime management tool. Recently, clients have added splash pages for giveaways, messaging, reminders and tracking.  


Surface Studio28” Surface Studio 

Fast facts:

  • Touchscreen
  • Fast i7 processor with 32GB Ram
  • Windows 10 Pro OS
  • This is an upgrade from your standard all-in-one computer. Its sleek design and thin body are a perfect fit for planners looking for a modern look at their event. The flexibility of the base and wide swivel angles also make the Surface Studios ideal for registration and event check-in desks.


KiosksCustom Kiosks

Fast facts:

  • Easy setup
  • Available in bulk
  • Packed with LED screens
  • Customizable

Quick-set kiosks save exhibitors labor and setup time on-site. The Aria custom kiosks have an average setup up time of 20 minutes. By coupling 43- to 55-inch LEDs with the kiosk, you can save considerable drayage costs. All units have header space for custom branding and graphics. In addition, pre-made cabinet space is designed for laptops or mini computers.


What new AV equipment are you incorporating in your trade shows? Share with us on Twitter, @tsnn_com_US.



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Less than six months ago, Lisa Messina joined the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) as the first-ever chief sales officer after leading the sales team at Caesars Entertainment. A 12-year Las Vegas resident, Messina is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and serves on MPI International’s board of directors. TSNN had a chance to catch up with this dynamic leader and talk to her about her vision for the new role, current shifts in the trade show industry, creating more diversity and equity within the organization, and advice to future female leaders. Lisa Messina, Chief Sales Officer, LVCVA With Las Vegas becoming The Greatest Arena on EarthTM, what are some of the things you’re most excited about in your role? Our team was at The Big Game’s handoff ceremony earlier this month, and I couldn’t help but think, “We’re going to crush it next year!”  These high-profile events and venues not only drive excitement, but also provide unmatched opportunities for event planners. Allegiant Stadium hosts events from 10 to 65,000 people and offers on-field experiences. Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in Las Vegas in November, after the year-one F1 race, the four-story paddock building will be available for buyouts and will also offer daily ride-along experiences that will be available for groups. And, of course, the MSG Sphere officially announced that it will open in September, ahead of schedule, with a U2 residency. It’s going to be the most technologically advanced venue as far as lighting, sound, feel, and even scent, and it will be available for buyouts and next-level sponsorships inside and outside. There’s no ceiling to what you can do when you’re doing events in Las Vegas.  Allegiant Stadium As the trade show and convention business returns to the pre-pandemic levels, what shifts are you noticing and how do you think they will impact the industry going forward? Our trade show organizers are very focused on driving customer experience. Most of our organizers are reporting stronger exhibitor numbers and increased numbers of new exhibitors, with trade shows proving to be almost or above 2019 levels. Now our organizers are really doubling down on driving attendance and focusing on the data to provide that individualized, customized experience to help attendees meet their goals and get the best value. Some companies continue to be cautiously optimistic with their organizational spend when it comes to sending attendees, but I think it will continue to improve. As the U.S. Travel Association makes more progress on the U.S. visa situation, we also expect a growing influx of international attendees. What are some innovative ways the LVCVA helps trade show and convention organizers deliver the most value for their events? We focus on customer experience in the same way that trade show organizers are thinking about it. We got rave reviews with the West Hall Expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), so over the next two years, we will be renovating the North and the Central halls, which will include not just the same look and feel, but also the digital experiences that can be leveraged for branding and sponsorship opportunities.  Vegas Loop, the underground transportation system designed by The Boring Company, is also a way we have enhanced the customer experience. Vegas Loop at the LVCC has transported more than 900,000 convention attendees across the campus since its 2021 launch. Last summer, Resorts World and The Boring Company opened the first resort stop at the Resorts World Las Vegas , with plans to expand throughout the resort corridor, including downtown Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium and Harry Reid International Airport. The LVCVA also purchased the Las Vegas Monorail in 2020, the 3.9-mile-long elevated transportation system that connects eight resorts directly to the convention center campus. This is the only rail system in the world that integrates fares directly into show badges and registration. For trade show organizers, these transportation options mean saving time, money and effort when it comes to moving groups from the hotels to LVCC and around the city. Also, the more we can focus on building the infrastructure around the convention center, the more it supports the customer experience and ultimately supports our trade show organizers. Scheduled to debut in Q4, Fontainebleau Las Vegas will offer 3,700 hotel rooms and 550,000 square feet of meeting and convention space next to LVCC.  What are some of the plans for advancing DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) within your organization? We’re currently partnering with instead of working with a leading consulting firm, to lay the foundation and create a solid DEI plan and be the leader when it comes to DEI initiatives. The heart of that journey with the consulting firm is also talking to our customers about their strategic approaches to DEI and driving innovation in this space.  What are your favorite ways to recharge? My husband and I have an RV and we’re outdoorsy people. So, while we have over 150,000 world-class hotel rooms and renowned restaurants right outside our doorstep, one of my favorite things to do is get out to Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire, and Lake Mead. Five of the top national parks are within a three-hour drive from Las Vegas, so there’s a lot you can do. We love balancing the energy of Las Vegas with nature, and we’re noticing that a lot of attendees add activities off the Strip when they come here.  Valley of Fire What advice would you give to women following leadership paths in destination marketing? I think it’s about being laser-focused on what you want to accomplish; building a team around you that lifts you and helps you achieve your goals; and being humble and realizing that you do it as a group. No one gets this done alone. Thankfully, there are a lot of women in leadership in this organization, in our customers’ organizations, and in this city that we can be really proud of. We’re a formidable force that is making things happen.   This interview has been edited and condensed. This article is exclusively sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority. For more information, visit HERE.