Read This First: How to Use the rAVe ISE 2014 MicroSite

The 2014 version of Integrated Systems Europe has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever here — on this ISE 2014 microsite! We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this ISE microsite that it can be overwhelming. So, please take moment to read this so we […]

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Our 2014 ISE Show Review Video is Out!

Nearly 900 stands, over 51,000 attendees and some 1,300 videos later, last month’s ISE 2014 show was a huge hit — in fact, now the biggest AV trade show ever. Held annually in Amsterdam, the Integrated Systems Europe show is a combination of all the HomeAV, ProAV and digital signage gear in the market under […]

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The ISE Show Floor as No One Else Saw It — At 2 AM!

rAVe Editor Sara Abrons took to the ISE 2014 Show in Amsterdam after midnight on Day 1 of the three-day ProAV and HomeAV extravaganza opened and shot several dozen photos of what the Amsterdam-based show looks like when only ghosts attend. Not a single soul was around when she shot these photos and it’s a […]

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ISE Becomes World’s Largest AV Trade Show and Has Six Clear Tech Themes

Before the doors closed on the 2014 edition of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) last week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, nearly every exhibitor already knew it was a record show. NEC reported to us on Day 2 of the show that they’d seen a 40 percent increase on leads on Day 1 over 2013’s totals. […]

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Home Again After ISE 2014

I arrived home last night after a whirlwind day of post-show meetings and goodbyes in Amsterdam. Now, with a profound case of jet-lag, I am sitting down with all my notes and recordings to put this year’s show into some perspective. First, however, let me say something about the effort in which I was fortunate […]

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Mike Blackman — The Interview

Integrated Systems Europe Managing Director Mike Blackman spoke with Gary Kayye today, the last day of ISE, soon after it was announced that the 2014 edition of ISE marked the biggest AV show ever as attendance topped 50,000. Mike was grinning while speaking to Gary as there wasn’t a disappointed exhibitor to be found. Mike […]

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NEC’s Stefanie Corinth Talks ISE, 2014 and an Applications-Focused Stand at ISE

NEC’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Stefanie Corinth told rAVe’s Gary Kayye that Day of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) garnered 40 percent more leads than the company’s stand did in 2013. She attributed it to both higher attendance as well as their applications-focused booth. Designed like a shopping mall, there were no product […]

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BARCO Sees Vision for Social Media Command and Control Systems

Command and control systems have traditionally been designed, built and marketed towards governments, utilities and security applications where 24/7/365 monitoring could mean the difference between life and death. But Barco’s Senior VP and GM Industrial & Government Jacques Bertrand explained that the future of command and control includes corporate social media marketing and monitoring as […]

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Peerless-AV, Prysm & Sennheiser Talk 2014 Market and Economy

The 2014 Integrated Systems Europe show is set to be a world-record show with well over 50,000 attendees, more than 900 exhibitors and over 1,000 new product launches. As rAVe founder Gary Kayye walked the show floor Wednesday, he caught up with three people that represent different parts of the market — Peerless-AV for mounts, […]

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NEC’s 4K Makes World Debuted at ISE

We headed over to the NEC Display stand here at Integrated Systems Europe to see two of its newest products and one turned out to be a debut — the first time it was shown anywhere. NEC’s 4K resolution 84” LED-lit LCD monitor, the X841UHD, was mounted vertically in the NEC booth and included a […]

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Gorilla Glass Goes Big

Gorilla Glass is not just on iPhones anymore. At last year’s Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam, Corning’s Gorilla Glass division partnered with Christie Digital to bring the industry’s most rugged display. Well, the 2014 event brought two more partners and Corning’s Business Director of Large Format Corning Gorilla Glass, Dave Loeber, explained to rAVe’s […]

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Texas Instruments DLP – The Interview

Gary Kayye caught up with Texas Instruments’ Dave Duncan, manager of front projection & DLP cinema and DLP products, today at the Integrated Systems Europe show and he filled us in on what’s going on now with DLP and how they see themselves in the market. Dave addressed some tough questions from Gary, including what […]

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Lutron Senior Vice President Talks 2014

rAVe founder Gary Kayye caught up with Richard Angel, a Lutron Senior VP and 30-year industry veteran, at the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam today, where they talked about Lutron’s Sustainability objectives, reviewed the 2013 market and talked about what we can expect in 2014. The whole interview was video’d and you can watch […]

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NEC Europe’s Vukunet Chief Talks EMEA Digital Signage

No one in Europe has done more for the digital signage market in Europe than Dirk Hülsermann. He founded and was president of the Out-of-Home Video Advertising Bureau Europe (OVAB Europe) and now serves as the Digital Media Executive at NEC Display Europe. Gary Kayye caught up with him at Integrated Systems Europe how this […]

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Crestron’s VP of International Talks EMEA 2014

Crestron’s VP of International Robin Van Meeuwen spoke with rAVe founder Gary Kayye yesterday at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show about what he thinks of Crestron’s position in the AV market in the EMEA, as well as the company’s new 4K strategy. You can watch the entire video interview here:

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We Spotted a $200,000 Speaker at ISE in Amsterdam

While walking the Integrated Systems Europe show floor today in Amsterdam, we spotted a name that nearly everyone is familiar with: Steinway — yes, the same one that makes pianos. In case you didn’t know, the company’s been making very high-end HomeAV audio products and, specifically, speakers. We spoke with Rob Sinden, sales for Steinway […]

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Check Out EKTA’s LED-Wrapped Stand at ISE

We caught up with Roman Patsyuk, projects and programs manager at EKTA built an incredibly cool stand as the walls are completely LED-wrapped. Yes, completely. It created a blindingly bright booth at the ISE Show in Amsterdam and this is interesting to see. This video interview explains the technology:

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Lighthouse Shows LED-Wrapped Mini Cooper Car

Here at ISE, we’ve spotted one of the most creative applications for flexible LED technology — wrapping a car (a Mini Cooper, in fact). Lighthouse has one of the largest line of outdoor LED signage systems in the world and now the company has introduced a set of flexible LEDs. And, flexible LEDs are finding […]

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Milestone’s Steve Durkee Talks to Gary Kayye About Chief, Da-Lite and Projecta

It’s been a little over a year since Chief, Da-Lite and Projecta were brought together under the Milestone umbrella and started leveraging each other’s strengths through collaborative marketing, sales and R&D. And, obviously it’s working well as the three companies are flourishing and working together on everything from videoconferencing carts to an OEM with Epson […]

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CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Competition Now Open

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association’s (CEDIA’s) annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards competition is officially open online here. Awards entrants have benefited from exposure in industry and consumer publications as well as in project features on the CEDIA Blog, the inspiration gallery on the cedia.org consumer site, and features on HGTVRemodels.com. WHO: The Electronic Lifestyles […]

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Philips Signage Solutions at ISE 2014

MMD, the technology company and brand license partner for Philips Signage Solutions, announced new and updated products that will be displayed at this year’s ISE. Utilizing Smart Technology and innovation, Philips Signage Solutions has developed and improved products in the many applications where clear imaging and signage are crucial. The SmartCollection, comprising smart innovations to […]

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Flipbox Intelligent Interactive Display

Polymedia is exhibiting its latest software solutions: Flipbox intelligent interactive display and Polywall data visualization management software. The Flipbox is an an all-in-one solution for a meeting room in that they hope replaces interactive display, computer, sound system, videoconferencing endpoint and a flipchart. Native Ultra HD 3840×2160 LED edge-lit LCD display Surface Light Wave interactive […]

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Barco Intros Lossless Encoding/Decoding

Barco’s new version of its TransForm N system is the NGS-D200 video-to-data (V2D) encoder/decoder that’s capable of streaming graphics of up to 4 megapixels across networks. Barco’s TransForm N networked visualization system is an information distribution system that can distribute content from an infinite number of sources to an infinite number of displays. Simply connect […]

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Crestron Shows End-to-End 4K Matrix

4K Ultra HD TV is here and Crestron says the DigitalMedia is ready for it. At ISE in Amsterdam, the company demonstrated its complete range of 4K DigitalMedia switching and video distribution devices. These include: The DMC-4K-HD input card enables 4K HDMI input to 8X8, 16X16, and 32X32 DM switchers, and the DMB-4K-I-HD input blade […]

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Delta to Unveil Its Latest Display Technologies at ISE

Delta’s WX series display made it’s EMEA debut at ISE this week. Using Delta’s unique Extreme Short Throw 1080p projectors and blending technology, the WX displays create what the company calls a “seamless digital canvas” with resolutions up to 7 megapixels for visualization applications. In addition it has one-button control over power, sources and calibration. […]

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Kramer Intros New ProScale Presentation Scaler/Switcher Line

Kramer’s new VP-773AMP has eight inputs, including four HDMI inputs, one DisplayPort (DP) input, one composite video input and two VGA inputs. The VP-773AMP scales the input signal, embeds the audio where applicable and outputs the video signal simultaneously to two HDMI outputs and one HDBaseT twisted pair output. The audio output is simultaneously available […]

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Asian Values, the Internet of Things, Customer Retail Experiences Discussed at AOpen Forum Europe 2014

By Meredith Bennett rAVe Staffer Opening Keynote What do an orange and Taiwan-based tech company AOPEN have in common? If you ask company founder Bernie Tsai, the two are very similar. The keynote speaker at this week’s AOPEN Forum Europe, Tsai shared his insights on the growth and direction of the company, explaining how important […]

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ihiji Debuts New Cloud-Based Remote IP Network Scan with Auto-Discovery and WAN Performance Monitoring

At ISE in Amsterdam, ihiji debuted a cloud-based IP Network Scan with Auto-Discovery and Internet Speed Test features. The ihiji invision system now features these new enhancements, which enable ihiji’s cloud-based network management solution for systems integrators and IT managers by providing increased capability to remotely detect, diagnose and resolve network issues while saving the […]

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Chief Introduces ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System

Chief says it set out to create the best video wall system on the market – so, they turned to installers and asked them what it’s doing right and what it’s doing wrong. The result is the ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System, available in mid-March. According to Chief, the four points that integrators said they […]

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Expansion for InfoComm On Its 75th Birthday

To mark its 75th year representing the commercial AV industry, InfoComm International announced plans to expand its global offerings, to create new workforce development initiatives, to foster relationships with allied industry groups and to develop programs to encourage industry quality. Speaking at ISE 2014, Terry Friesenborg, InfoComm’s senior vice president of international development, confirmed that […]

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Biamp Systems Announces New Paging Input Options and Adapters for VoIP and Analog Paging Systems

Biamp Systems today announced the launch of Vocia 1.6, a significant addition to the company’s networked public address and voice evacuation system. Vocia 1.6 provides three new hardware devices — the eight-channel Vocia Input (VI-8) for analog and digital paging inputs, the VoIP-1 telephone-paging adapter and the POTS-1 analog telephone-paging adaptor. A large number of […]

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Crestron Differentiates Itself in Panel Market with 20” and Adds Voice Command to TSW Line

Crestron TSW touch screens all just got upgraded. The new TSW-552, TSW-752 and TSW-1052 replace the TSW-550, TSW-750 and TSW-1050 models with support for voice command recognition and on-screen web browsing. TSW touch screens feature capacitive touch technology, H.264 streaming video, and edge-to-edge glass as well as single-wire PoE (Power over Ethernet) connectivity and standard […]

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