Read This First: How to Use the rAVe ISE 2015 MicroSite

The 2015 version of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever here — on this ISE 2015 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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NEC Launches Laser Phosphor Line of Projectors

NEC Display Solutions’ new PX602UL and PX602WL projectors use Laser Light Source technology. Integrated with NEC’s NV1301 Scaler Chip and 4K picture processing, both projectors can be mounted to display images in either landscape or portrait mode. With capabilities for signal daisy chaining (HDMI out), edge blending and a tiling function without any additional device, […]

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Mike Blackman Wraps Up ISE 2015 with His Observations

ISE’s managing director, Mike Blackman, was the happiest person in Amsterdam as the show closed — he declared a show attendance record of over 59,000 attendees. The HomeAV and ProAV mega trade show had over 1,200 exhibitors — nearly 250 new ones — and over 400,000 square feet of exhibition space. This interview with Mike […]

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Sennheiser Introduces SpeechLine Digital Wireless

At ISE 2015, Sennheiser has unveiled SpeechLine Digital Wireless – a wireless digital microphone designed exclusively for speech applications. And, SpeechLine Digital Wireless has an Automatic Frequency Management feature that automatically searches for free frequencies on-site, thus eliminating the need for time-consuming frequency planning in advance. Integrated Audio Level Management automatically adapts the system to […]

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Barco Intros New Line of High Resolution Indoor LED Walls

Barco introduced a new range of high-resolution indoor LED video walls. With a pixel pitch of only 1.6 mm, 1.9 mm, and 2.7 mm, the X series couples the benefits of LED visualization with very high resolution. They are positioning these for emerging video wall markets and new markets, including control rooms and boardrooms. The […]

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ISE 2015: The Executive Tech Talk Show

The show is over and it looked to be a very successful venture for many of the manufacturers and solutions providers in the industry. Collaboration, digital signage, high end projection, interactive display technologies and more seemed to be the major focus and the largest draw looked to be Microsoft with their 84″ Surface Hub interactive […]

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LANG’s Christian Kuntze Talks 4K Everything at ISE

rAVe’s Joel Rollins interviewed LANG’s Christian Kuntze and it seems that nearly every client LANG has is at least interested in seeing their stuff in 4K resolution. In this video of their stand, you will see a real-time 4K resolution pinball machine that anyone can walk up to and start playing – it marries high-resolution […]

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Sharp Is Back in Europe

There were many rumors about Sharp’s demise in Europe, but they were wrong. Although the company did have a re-organization, its strong new interactive and 4K product portfolio will help boost it in 2015. Here, Sharp’s director of marketing in Europe, Michael Bailly, talks about the company’s new line and all that is going on […]

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Oblong’s Collaborative Meeting Room Systems Are Big at ISE

In a way, ISE 2015 was an official launch for Oblong Industries as, although they were at InfoComm last June, now they have a shipping product called Mezzanine. Oblong’s Global VP of Sales Mike Brown talked with Gary in this one-on-one interview about the company’s strategy.

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New Barix Audio Signage and SoundScape are a Hit

Barix invented a new category for the AV integration world called Audio Signage and SoundScape. Their new system allows you to add sound to anything, anywhere via a portable device — like a phone, etc. Gary interviewed Barix Managing Director Frank Frederiksen, who talked about what he thought of the ISE 2015 attendees and where […]

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Jupiter Talks ISE Debuts and Strategy

Jupiter Systems’ Devon Wright, manager professional services, took time to talk with me about their new CSR-4k wireless collaboration system that debuted here at ISE 2015 and will sell for $6,000. It’s sort of a high-end version of ClickShare but, instead only managing four sources simultaneously and putting up everything in a 2×2 wall configuration, […]

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Denon Adds Bluetooth Receiver to ProAV Lineup

Denon Professional has a new Bluetooth-enabled (DN-333XAB) rackmount mic/line mixer with integrated amplifier. Aimed at the education, fitness, restaurant and hospitality markets, the DN-333XAB forms the heart of a complete commercial audio system by mixing and amplifying wireless, microphone and line input sources. Designed for driving in-ceiling or wall-mounted speaker systems, the DN-333XAB features 120 […]

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Cory Schaeffer of Listen Intros New IR System to Gary

Listen Technologies Vice President of Business Development Cory Schaeffer is clearly excited in this video. Listen has a new, competitively priced ($500 U.S.) IR Transmitter that the company says can cover any receiver in a room, no matter where it is. Aiming it at Williams Sound and Sennheiser, Cory says the new IR Transmitter uses […]

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New Haivision Media Gateway Is for Live Video Contribution, Monitoring and Distribution over the Internet

Enterprises, broadcasters and houses of worship now have a low cost way to bridge remote video infrastructures. Launched at ISE 2015, the Haivision Media Gateway is a video streaming solution that gathers and distributes video streams to and from multiple locations, giving organizations a cost-effective alternative to satellite or MPLS networks for live video transport. […]

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Milestone Documents Its History with Gary Kayye

Milestone, the parent company for Chief, Da-Lite and Projecta, had a visual representation of their company’s history in AV and it dates all the way back to 1909. Chief Sr. Marketing & Product Manager EMEA Commercial Robert de Jong, talks with me about their history and future in this one-on-one video interview from ISE 2015.

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Medialon’s Alex Carru Talks Innovative Overture

Medialon’s founder, Alex Carru, is more excited about their new Overture network-based control system than anything they’ve ever done. There’s no question that Overture will have an impact on the control world as Medialon is now where the rest of the control system market wants to be. Here’s a one-on-one interview with Medialon’s Alex Carru.

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Gary Interviews Crestron’s Robin van Meeuwen

Crestron has one of the largest booths at ISE each year and according to Crestron EMEA President Robin van Meeuwen, the company used ISE 2015 to launch over 40 new products. Both 4K and the converging AV/IT fields were major themes during ISE 2015 and in this interview, Gary asks Robin both about how its […]

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JBL Professional Previews PD500 Series at ISE 2015

At ISE 2015, HARMAN JBL Pro showed its new PD500 Series loudspeakers. An extension of its PD Series loudspeakers, the PD500 Series will feature five new models and will offer the high power, excellent pattern control and smooth coverage that JBL says is found in all PD Series loudspeakers. The PD500 Series is a new […]

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Are you PISCR? You Need to Be!

There’s an InfoComm/ANSI standard known as PISCR that every integrator should be familiar with. Why? The PISCR standard provides metrics for measurement and requirements for minimum contrast ratios for rear and front projection audiovisual projected image systems — but, it’s application based; not projection device based. This standard applies to both permanent and temporary installations, […]

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NEC’s Stand at ISE Is Basically a City

One of the busiest stands at ISE 2014 was NEC — it had one of the top lead totals for the show. I caught up with NEC Display Solutions VP Simon Jackson, who told me how the company’s three focuses at ISE 2015 are LED, LCD and projection — specifically laser phosphor projectors. Check out […]

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Sennheiser’s ISE Debuts Include Mobile Connect and SpeechLine

I stopped by the Sennheiser booth today and spoke to Andy Niemann, director of business communication. His enthusiasm for Mobile Connect — the company’s new app makes live audio streaming, audio description and assistive listening possible everywhere: cinema, theater, signage, etc. via an app on your phone. Different audio content can be provided on four […]

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Vaddio Is All About Cat5

A year ago, Vaddio was pushing the simplicity of their USB-based products and technology. Here at ISE, it’s all about Cat5. Here’s an interview I did today at ISE 2015 with Vaddio’s National Sales Manager Tim Henry who explained what Vaddio is focused on now.

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Williams Sound’s Hearing Hotspot is Awesome

One of the coolest products I’ve seen so far is from Williams Sound — it’s called the Hearing Hotspot. You know when you go to a fitness center and they have those RF receivers so that, while you are exercising, you can listen to the TVs hanging around the gym? Well, imagine if those terrible […]

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Sony Talks Laser Phosphor and 4K at ISE in My Video Interview

Today, I had the chance to corner Sony’s Business Head Damien Weissenburger during the busiest trade show day of the year. Sony’s clearly most proud of its laser phosphor projectors and he even claimed close to a 60 percent market share — he’s probably right. As with most display manufacturers on the show floor, 4K […]

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Barco Claims World’s Quietest Laser Phosphor in the World With PGWX-62L

Producing less than 35 decibels, Barco says that when someone integrates its new laser phosphor projector, meeting participants will hardly hear that they’re there. Available in two models — WXGA or WUXGA resolution — these projectors are spec’d to have a 6,000 ANSI lumens and 20,000-hour lifetime. The 1-chip DLP Present-P series projectors use a […]

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rAVe RADIO Checks Out the Projection Mapping Demo on a Tesla Car in the Panasonic Stand

Panasonic has one of the best projection mapping demos here at ISE. It uses a Tesla that’s wrapped with gray material and projected on so that you can see the car driving in different environments as well as see the inside of the car without opening any doors or taking off any panels. This video […]

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rAVe’s Elyse Schaefer Gets DOOHapps Demo

While at ISE 2015, we had a chance to check out NEC Displays’ new DOOHapps interactive projection game builder. It’s something you will want to see!

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rAVe’s Joel Rollins Checks Out Dataton’s Tiny Image Mapping Demo

Dataton is known for some of the best real-time control applications on the planet. At ISE 2014, the company launched a 4K media server and the smallest mapping module I’ve ever seen.

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rAVe’s Elyse Schaefer Demos NEC’s Fish-Builder Demo

At the NEC stand here at ISE 2015, NEC Display has a great demo where you can design and build your own virtual fish-tank. It’s a great application demo that uses all sorts of AV technology and, of course, takes advantage of the NEC Displays. Here’s the video.

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BenQ’s New M7 Projector Is Entry-Level Priced

BenQ America today announced of a new 1-chip DLP projector series dubbed the M7. The MX723, MX726 and MW727 projectors all feature up to 4,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 13,000:1 contrast ratio, integrate BenQ’s SmartEco technology, include a mobile high-definition link (MHL) connector as well as dual HDMI support and have keystone correction. Designed […]

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Altinex Announces ShareTime Collaboration System

Altinex’s new ST100-001 ShareTime Collaboration System uses chunky adapters that look like over-sized flash drives but it connects to an HDMI cable to an HDMI display. Using CEC-based (Consumer Electronics Control) control signals, ShareTime enables users to turn the display on and select different inputs just by touching the top surface of the ShareTime adapter. […]

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Crestron Intros RL 2 Codec at ISE 2015

Crestron is using ISE to launch its new Crestron RL 2, the enhanced second-generation version of Crestron RL. The Crestron RL 2 is designed to for unified communications and group collaboration in a the conference room. It brings Crestron DigitalMedia and Microsoft Lync software into a single device that enables video, voice, interactive content sharing, […]

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