These are the official ISE 2016 Award Winners!

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You can’t enter a product in them. You can’t ask us to nominate you. And, you can’t get an award by advertising or sponsoring us. We literally sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2016 and we select the TOP products in every possible product category for our 2016 Best of ISE Awards. No other publication, […]

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AMX Debuts New NMX-WP-N3510 Windowing Processor

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AMX’s new SVSI NMX-WP-N3510 is an H.264 multi-channel windowing processor that works with the N3000 Series family of video over IP encoders and decoders. This rack-mount appliance accepts up to nine video streams as inputs from SVSI N3000 Series H.264 Encoders (or other third-party main- or high-profile H.264 streams) and outputs one windowed HD video […]

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Community Sound Debuts I Series Outdoor Speakers

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Community has expanded its flagship I SERIES Engineered Loudspeaker Systems with Weather-Resistant models of its I SERIES 800-Level and 600-Level loudspeakers. In contrast to fiberglass-covered wood enclosures which entail long manufacturing lead times, I SERIES weather-resistant loudspeakers feature enclosures made with Community’s breakthrough PolyGlas technology. These Mil Spec 810G-tested PolyGlas cabinets reduce lead times considerably […]

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Our Exclusive Interview with Barco CEO Eric Van Zele

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Just a day after announcing their 2015 financial results and earnings,  Barco CEO Eric Van Zele sat down with me in an exclusive video interview at ISE 2016 in Amsterdam. In addition to discussing the earnings report, he’s very frank about what they plan invest in with the over €250 Million in cash Barco is […]

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NEC Intros Two HDMI and HDBaseT Switchers at ISE

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NEC Display today announced a new HDBaseT switcher, the NEC NP01SW1, that handles analog and digital video, audio, power, LAN and control over a single Ethernet cable.  Using a push-button interface, it allows 3 HDMI sources, a microphone, LAN and USB A/B. Control features include on/off of the NEC projector or LCD and volume control […]

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Joel Rollins’ Afternoon Observations of Day Three of ISE 2016

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This afternoon, Annabelle and I had the opportunity (a rare one) to stop Amanda Beckner, vice president of learning at InfoComm, to talk about the direction being taken by InfoComm’s education department. Amanda is a person of rare energy and enthusiasm. I have at times in the past been critical of InfoComm’s educational department and […]

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Worried About Security with Control Systems? We Asked Crestron’s Security Expert What to Do

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Crestron’s Toine Leerentveld is the control system security expert. I caught up with him at ISE and asked him about the industry’s current concerns with the security of control systems and what Crestron is doing to address it. He also tells me about a security guide that Crestron has to help integrators deal with this […]

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Mitsubishi Electric Announces Two New VideoWalls at ISE

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Mitsubishi Electric has announced at ISE 2016 two WUXGA models in 62″ and 72″, and two 1080p versions in 60″ and 70″, each offering a minimum 100,000 hour lifespan — over 11 years of 24/7 operation — irrespective of the brightness mode employed. This represents a significant improvement over the 80,000 hours of earlier models […]

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JBL Redesigns Control Speaker Series

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JBL has all-new Control 23-1, Control 25-1 and Control 28-1 loudspeakers. The update to the series brings an array of new features, styling and more competitive pricing. The latest versions of the Control Contractor series feature a more contemporary look, a flatter and wider frequency response for a more natural and full sound, greater bass […]

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HARMAN Pro Claims Lossless 4K Ultra HD Video Over Standard Ethernet at ISE 2016

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HARMAN Pro is using ISE 2016 in Amsterdam to launch the NMX-ENC-N2151 4K Encoder and NMX-DEC-N2251 4K Decoder that AMX says provides the same scalable solution as the rest of the AMX SVSI N2000 series but at resolutions up to 4096×2160. AMX says that JPEG 2000 compression allows Ultra HD media to be switched and […]

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Audio Everywhere ExXtractor System Allows for Streaming Audio from TVs to Smart Phones

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Audio Everywhere released its next generation product for streaming audio from TVs and other audio sources to smart phones and tablets over Wi-Fi. The heart of the Audio Everywhere system, the ExXtractor, connects each participating venue’s audio sources, such as a DirecTV receivers, to the internal local area network (LAN). Each audio signal is then […]

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dnp Debuts LaserPanel and LaserPanel Touch All-in-One Box Packaged Systems

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dnp is packaging an optical 100” screen and a short-throw laser-phosphor 1-chip DLP projector in a packaged system called LaserPanel. LaserPanel is a prepackaged system that dnp is marketing towards AV integrators looking for a box-systems approach to selling against flat-panel systems in meeting rooms and schools. A 100″ Interactive LCD would cost well over […]

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Medialon Wows ISE 2016 with Overture Freebies and Templates

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Medialon first exhibited at ISE 2015 to launch into the EMEA market. Medialon Overture is a cloud-based control system that allows you to control from one to hundreds of rooms, see real-time data from devices, and serve dynamically generated HTML interfaces (GUIs that are user-specific). The convergence of AV and IT is no longer just […]

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Newline Interactive Demos TRUTOUCH X7

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Newline launched its 70” TRUTOUCH X7 last year at ISE and this year they’re debuting their X5 Interactive display with integrated videoconferencing, touch, wireless content transmission and whiteboarding. Newline Chief Marketing Officer Betty Lu demo’d both their new 50” X5 with their built-in interactive software as well as its X7 with third-party interactive touch software […]

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Community’s R SERIES Expands with Three New Models at ISE 2016

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Community’s R SERIES loudspeakers are designed for extreme weather conditions. Now, two new full-range R-MAX models and a high-output R-MAX bass horn offer higher output levels than previous versions. These new loudspeakers offer consistent coverage patterns, smooth frequency response, and very high output levels making them ideally suited for sporting venues, race tracks, outdoor theaters, […]

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Martin Audio Introduces CDD Weatherized Speakers at ISE

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Martin Audio has extended its award-winning CDD install series with the introduction of weatherized variants (CDD-WR). Announced at ISE 2016, the line extension will start to ship from early April. The CDD Series features patent pending Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology which delivers improved coverage and consistency, with often the need for fewer speakers than those […]

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