NEC Display Solutions Europe Presented a World of Display Innovation

Welcoming around 1500 visitors over the two day event, the 2017 NEC Solutions Showcase held at Victoria House, Holborn has enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees and participants. “We are thrilled by the commitment shown by our partners and I am delighted that this has been rewarded by attracting a very high quality attendance to Showcase, resulting in genuine sales leads and valuable connections”, says Neil Hartigan, general manager of NEC Display Solutions.

The enduring success of the Showcase is grounded in NEC’s collaboration with its partners. The event saw 36 partners, best of breed in their specialisms, cooperate to demonstrate real-life solutions, in live working environments. This year saw an increased emphasis on live collaboration, cloud-based working and live data feeds with live VC links not only across the Show but also to other locations helping to bring a realistic working environment to life.

Rather than hiding the back-end operation, participating partners were able to demonstrate the ‘black box’ elements of their solution, helping visitors to gain an understanding of what makes it work. “Keeping equipment racks visible and not simply showing a screen, adds a level of complexity which offers real tangible value for visitors,” says Craig McQueen, solutions sales manager at NEC Display Solutions. “A sector specific hands-on experience of end to end solutions is particularly appealing to our end user visitors who can visualise how the solution could be recreated within their own environment.”

NEC’s Open Modular Intelligence platform featured throughout Showcase delivering powerful scalable computing performance. Three partners, Intevi, Futuresoftware and Tripleplay presented their Digital Signage and IPTV solutions based on Raspberry Pi with Cabletime and Exterity expressing interest in the open architecture which offers unlimited software development potential.

Helping to set the scene for realistic work spaces, Dalen provided an extensive range of business furniture aiding collaborative working scenarios perfectly complementing NEC’s InfinityBoard solution in the Corporate and Education Zones.

Introducing NEC’s new C Series of large format displays and new filter-free LCD laser projector, plus LED modules; at the Showcase NEC’s entire product range was displayed in a technology shootout scenario, allowing visitors to directly compare display options in the knowledge that only NEC can provide a perfect-fit technology solution for any application.

Keep an eye on the Showcase website for images and video content from the event.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at