Here’s the Entire Origin Acoustics Press Conference at ISE 2015


We actually attended the ISE 2015 press conference for Origin Acoustics today, and here’s the entire thing via video we shot. It’s a good look at their philosophy to support the AV channel as well as the engineering behind the design of their unique in-wall and in-ceiling speaker line. Watch the whole thing here.

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JBL Adds to EN54-Certified Line-up with JBL Control 10C-VA Series and CSS-15C-VA Ceiling Loudspeakers


HARMAN’s JBL Pro has introduced the EN54-compliant solutions with the introduction of new ceiling loudspeakers at ISE 2015. The JBL Control 10C-VA Series features three new models that are EN54-certified versions of the JBL Control 10 Series, while the CSS-15C-VA is ideal for voice announce applications. The JBL Control 10C-VA Series ceiling loudspeakers are designed […]

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Here’s a Video of the Surface Hub Press Conference: Unlock the Power of Big Data Via Microsoft


We actually shot video of the entire Microsoft press conference conference today so you can see the way they’re promoting the Surface Hub 84” multi-touch tablet/flat panel display to the ProAV market. It’s an interesting pitch as it’s big-data focused rather than application focused. I suspect that the Microsoft folks didn’t necessarily consider they audience […]

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HARMAN’s JBL Professional Intros Control HST Wide-Coverage Indoor/Outdoor Speaker


Marking the introduction of an new loudspeaker design, HARMAN’s JBL Professional today announced the debut of its Control HST wide-coverage loudspeaker featuring patent-pending HST Hemispherical Soundfield Technology. The indoor/outdoor Control HST claims extremely wide horizontal coverage approaching 180° and uses the wall it’s mounted on to its advantage. The JBL Control HST is designed for […]

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Gary Interviews Director Product Marketing Andrew Stillman for Microsoft Surface Hub


Ever since we broke the story that Microsoft would launch the 84” Surface Hub in their booth at ISE, everyone in the AV market’s been talking about what Microsoft would do with it and what features it would have. Well, now you’ll know as Gary did a one-on-one interview with their Director of Product Marketing […]

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Crestron Claims Industry’s First, Ever Demo of 4K/60 Hz Scaling Technology at ISE 2015


According to Crestron, ISE attendees are witnessing a live demonstration of end-to-end 4K/60 Hz switching and scaling, including support for HDCP 2.2, powered by the industry-first 4K DigitalMedia Receiver & Room Controller with Scaler (DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C). The all-new DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C fulfills a core component of the DM 3.0 digital standard: uncompressed bit-for-bit 4K/60 distribution and scaling up […]

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Bryston Introduces the Model A Subwoofer


Bryston just introduced something they are calling the Model A subwoofer, the first sub in the Bryston lineup not anchored by multiple 8-inch bass drivers. The Model A subwoofer utilizes two opposing long-throw 10-inch woofers anchored to a décor-friendly compact enclosure, making it easy to position out of sight. The Model A subwoofer features a […]

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HARMAN’s BSS Audio Introduces BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge at ISE 2015


HARMAN’s BSS Audio today announced the introduction of its Soundweb London BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge, which allows one or more BLU link devices to be integrated with a Dante network. The BLU-DAN connects a Dante device to one or more BLU link devices via standard Cat 5e cabling. It is capable of simultaneously […]

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Crown Adds Two New Models to DCi Network Series Amplifier Lineup


HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced it has added two models to the DriveCore Install (DCi) Network Series amplifier lineup with the introduction of its DCi 4|2400N, DCi 2|2400N and DCi 2|1250N power amplifiers. The new amplifiers incorporate HARMAN’s new DriveCore technology that is spec’d to deliver high power output from a compact, energy-efficient form factor […]

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SMART CEO Neil Gaydon Hints at More New Product Categories in 2015


SMART kapp was a hit at InfoComm 2014 — not just because it was new, but because it invented a totally new product category for the industry. It has been 20-something years since SMART invented the entire category of what is now known SmartBoards — more broadly known as interactive whiteboards. Well, in 2014, SMART […]

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AMX Launches New Alero Web Conferencing Audio Mixer for Meeting Rooms


At Integrated Systems Europe, AMX announced its new Alero Web Conferencing Audio Mixer, the ALR-AEC-8, a dedicated microphone mixer, designed specifically for web conferencing applications in medium to large meeting rooms. PC-based web conferences, like Skype, are becoming increasingly popular because of their ease of use and low cost and AMX designed the Alero Mixer […]

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Kramer’s Ari Gorlin Talks to Gary Kayye


Kramer wants to be known as more than a glue company in the AV market. Started as a video and audio accessory company, the company has now ventured into control, BYOD wireless collaboration and HDBaseT signal distribution. I took the opportunity to speak with Ari Gorlin this morning at ISE about where Kramer is positioned […]

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AMX Intros New Enova DGX 100


At Integrated Systems Europe, AMX has launched its next generation in Enova DGX Digital Media Switchers, the 100 Series, adding 4K/Ultra-High Definition (UHD) support more audio support and what they are calling a simplified configuration and setup. The new 100 Series includes four models: the DGX 800 (8×8), DGX 1600 (16×16), DGX 3200 (32×32) and […]

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Crestron Ships PinPoint Proximity Detection Beacon


Crestron is aiming to make smart homes even smarter and personalized with the PinPoint proximity detection beacon. The small PinPoint beacon plugs into a USB charging outlet and communicates with nearby mobile devices. With PinPoint, the Crestron App solves the room default problem associated with mobile devices. PinPoint knows what room a person is in […]

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My Discussion With Analog Way’s CEO Adrien Corso


Analog Way is one of those companies that’s grown a tremendous amount over the past decade, primarily thanks to the live events and staging markets. Their forte has been switching, controlling, manipulating and scaling of video images. I caught up with Analog Way’s CEO Adrien Corso and he told me how they did in 2014, […]

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Adamson Provides Power, Processing And Networking With New E-Rack


Adamson Systems Engineering has released a new so-called unified rack solution that interfaces with and powers the full range of Adamson loudspeaker products. The E-Rack will debut at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam, this week. The E-Rack incorporates processing and amplification, combined with I/O and industry standard power connections.  By utilizing Lab.gruppen’s new PLM+ line of […]

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My Discussion with AMX’s Joe Andrulis and HARMAN’s Van Williamson About Merger


It’s been nearly a year since HARMAN announced the merger of AMX into its family of ProAV brands and, according to Joe Andrulis, VP of global marketing for AMX and Van Williamson, business development manager for HARMAN, the synergy of the two companies made the merger easy. In this video interview, they tell us the […]

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ISE’s Managing Director Mike Blackman Talks Record Breaking Show and Exciting 2015 Show


Following an exciting keynote by Lars Thomsen, I caught up with ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman and talked about the 2015 show. Not only is it assured to be a record-breaking year for the event — we’ve predicted 58,000, but the world’s largest mega-AV show has more than 1,050 exhibitors, including more than 200 brand […]

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ISE 2015: Keynote Speaker and Futurist Lars Thomsen Looks 200 Weeks Ahead


By Sara Carter rAVe Reporter “Look around in your home, your office, when you walk through the streets. You’ll be surrounded by stupidity and dumbness.” Lars Thomsen, chief futurist at Future Matters, a leading research and analysis consultancy in the management of business innovations and disruptive technologies, and Integrated Systems Europe 2015 keynote speaker, wasn’t […]

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Barco Intros HD Media Servers, Content Creation Software at ISE


Barco is launching new HD media servers at ISE — available in four models — that the company says will cover the entire workflow of video professionals, from design to operation. Thanks to the ‘Projection Study’ tool, the Barco media servers are ideally suited for rental and staging applications and 3D projection mappings, while they […]

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Gary Interviews AptoVision’s CEO, Kamran Ahmed, About Future of Video Over the Network


I have often written that what HDBaseT is doing now is merely a band-aid to the future of video signal routing and distribution. Why? Well, it’s not network-based. HDBaseT converts video, audio, network, control and power to a signal so that it can be carried over CATx cable over long distances. But, it’s not over […]

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SpinetiX Announces New Cloud-Based Remote Monitoring Service for Digital Signage Players


SpinetiX will use ISE to debut a cloud-based service called Cockpit. Cockpit enables dealers to set up, monitor and control customers’ digital signage players from anywhere, proactively performing maintenance and addressing problems before they reach critical status. According to SpinetiX, their market research has shown that the quality of on-site service and support is one […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Debuts Iten Variable Masking Screen Featuring Tela 80 Acoustically Transparent Woven Screen Material


Stewart Filmscreen is debuting a new screen masking system called Iten at Integrated Systems Europe 2015. Iten will be introduced alongside Tela 80, the company’s first acoustically transparent woven screen material. The Iten constant height, variable masking screen system features a native 2.40:1 image area that has vertical masking panels that simultaneously glide in from […]

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LG Intros Plethora of New Products at ISE Including 105″ 4K Display


LG Electronics (LG) is using ISE to launch new commercial digital signage and display lineup- including its 105-inch ULTRA HD Signage display, the webOS display solutions and a commercial transparent display cooler door. In addition, LG will also introduce customers to its latest Smart Platform Signage lineup and hotel TV information solution running webOS. And, […]

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Vivitek Picks ISE to Launch D3000 Line of Boardroom Projectors


Vivitek’s new D3000 Series of projectors include two models: the DX3351 and the DW3321. The DX3351 is a 6,000 ANSI lumen XGA (1024×768) native resolution DLP projector and the DW3321 has a 5,100 ANSI lumens and uses a WXGA (1280×768) native resolution DLP. Both models have a 1.7x zoom range and horizontal and vertical lens […]

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Kramer Releases New Matrix Switcher/Multi-Scaler at ISE 2015


At ISE, Kramer Electronics will launch a new seamless VSM-4x4HFS matrix switcher/scaler designed for use in video wall applications where multi-window video is required. Kramer says the VSM-4x4HFS is designed for presentation environments as well as video wall (2×2), dual display (PIP/P&P) and quad display modes. Video wall mode comes with Bezel correction options and […]

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Barco Presents ‘Connecting Worlds’ Theme at ISE 2015


‘Connecting Worlds’ is the Barco theme for ISE 2015. Because in today’s networked world, data from all kinds of sources has to be transferred across the borders of meeting rooms, buildings, countries and even continents to connect people, events and places. Barco says it is ready to take attendees on an inspirational journey through its […]

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Showfloor Theatres Offer Exciting Learning Experience at ISE


ISE 2015 attendees will not only have the opportunity to visit over 1,000 exhibitor booths, but will also be able to enjoy listening to over 90 challenging and entertaining presentations direct from the showfloor. The 20-minute seminar sessions are being presented by leading technology and business experts during the three days of the exhibition. The […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Debuts Total Close CineCurve Front Projection Screen System at ISE


Stewart Filmscreen has announce the Total Close CineCurve front projection screen system, premiering at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 this week. According to Stewart, this constant-height/variable-width masking system provides displays content at various aspect ratios on a super-wide curved screen. Finished in Stewart’s luxurious VeLux black appliqué finish, the screen absorbs over-scan and increases perceived contrast. […]

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