THE ISE 2017 Awards Are Announced

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 or paying for it. We literally sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2017 and we selected the TOP products in every possible product category for our 2017 Best of […]

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Is SiliconCore About to Kick Everyone’s Ass in LED?

  At ISE, I had a chance to get a behind-the-scenes, top-secret look at the new SiliconCore LISA technology. LISA is basically an LED video-wall material (modular, like all the others) where the electronics and board drivers use Chip On Board (COB) manufacturing technology. So, on one side of the PCB is the LED array and on the other are […]

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ISE 2017… The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The good was the ISE show itself; the bad was going through security at the airport with a carry-on bag filled with small electronic devices and the ugly? Well — read on. Miravue was new to ISE this year so we decided to exhibit in the Discovery Zone (a one-time option for new exhibitors that […]

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On Biamp and Baseball: Second Thoughts on the TesiraFORTÉ DAN

Last week, I wrote about Biamp and the announcement that Dante will now be an option in their smaller TesiraFORTÉ DSP units. While it is an interesting story and the TesiraFORTÉ DAN units do fill a niche, it might not be as important as it appeared to me at first reading. I’ll tell you why […]

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The Numbers Are In: ISE Was HUGE!

By the time the show closed its doors last Friday, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) had proven unequivocally why it is the international destination of choice for AV and systems integration professionals. ISE 2017 saw 1,192 of the world’s leading AV equipment vendors and service suppliers showcase the latest  technology for the digital signage, unified communications, […]

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Why Should You Attend InfoComm 2017?

While at ISE, I caught up with InfoComm Sr. Vice President of Expositions Jason McGraw, and he filled me in on a bunch of new things going on at this year’s annual show in Orlando in June. This year’s event has more education than any show, ever, in the ProAV world. But, one special Tuesday […]

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NEC’s Simon Jackson Helps Launch the InfinityBoard at ISE

NEC Display Europe went to ISE with a new collaboration board where they partnered with Huddly (for the camera), Sennheiser (for the audio) and FlatFrog (for the touch) and built a Windows 10 interactive board with wireless collaboration integrated all-in-one. It was one of three big attractions in their stand at ISE this year and […]

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Thank God No One Is Using the Stupid, Hackneyed Term IoT at ISE

In 2016 some industry self-appointed pundits in the AV-industry were overusing the trite term known as the “Internet of Things” (aka IoT) way, way too much last year. I keep seeing content marketing and blogs using the term — as if we are really part of it. We aren’t. Thank God we are in 2017 […]

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Are HDMI, LLC and MPEG LA, LLC Part of the Digital Mafia?

I was talking to one of my oldest industry friends at ISE this week here in Amsterdam and he told me how he’d be “shaken-down” by the MPEG LA (the licensing people for DisplayPort). Basically, some two years after he’d been selling products with DisplayPort ports, he was called, out of the blue, by the MPEG LA […]

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At ISE, Crestron Goes Big (and Small), and Biamp Steps Towards Dante

Editor’s Note: Leonard Suskin has additional thoughts on Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ DAN, which you can read here. ISE has never been quite as big to me as InfoComm, though not for any particular reason. Perhaps it’s that time-zone differential is even worse heading East across the ocean than West to Las Vegas [or due South to […]

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Barco Intends to Protect Their ClickShare Intellectual Property, No Matter What

One of the big stories from Day 1 of ISE here in Amsterdam was certainly the fact that a court officer from Belgium traveled down to the Amsterdam RAI convention center, entered the KanexPro booth and removed all of their MyTurn Collaboration Systems that were being launched into the market. It was the result of a judge’s order that […]

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The Crazy, Cautious and Amazing Future of Collaboration Boards — My Virtual Visit to ISE 2017

I am in Amsterdam. Or, at least I believe I am at this point. As many of you know, I am in the middle of a very large project and was unable to travel to Amsterdam for ISE this year. This is a pilgrimage I’ve made every year for quite a long time, in fact […]

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Barco Legally Seizes KanexPro’s New MyTurn Products at ISE, Plans to Sue KanexPro for Patent Infringement

Like a scene form a legal drama on TV, a Dutch judge has granted Barco’s petition to seize all wireless presentation systems of the US-based company KanexPro (marketed as the MyTurn Presentation System), at Integrated Systems Expo in Amsterdam, today, the opening day of ISE. But, that’s not the big story here. What happened next is: A bailiff approached the KanexPro booth […]

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Watch Cisco Debut Their Spark Board on a LIVE VIDEO STREAM here; Tuesday at 11am EST (17:00 hrs CET time)

rAVe has been given exclusive access to LIVE STREAM the launch of the Cisco Spark Board – their biggest product launch in years – and we will post it on our Facebook Page. Just save this page and come back to it at 11AM EST Tuesday, 8am PST and 17:00hrs CET (central European time). We are […]

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It’s Official: Bose Enters Audioconferencing Market with ControlSpace EX

Bose Professional just launched themselves into a new market with the new ControlSpace EX audio conferencing system. The system includes the new ControlSpace EX-1280C conferencing signal processor and three new Dante-based ControlSpace under-table endpoints (EX-4ML, EX-8ML and EX-UH). Bose says it was designed with input from integrators and thus, the system features connectivity for various […]

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ISE 2017 Keynote: Architect Ole Scheeren Talks About Human Interactivity With Buildings

By Jacob Blount Ole Scheeren served as the keynote speaker at #ISE2017’s Opening Address. His address shared the vision of contemporary architectural and urban development and explored how technology and architectural design combine to influence the creativity of one another. In sharing some of his recent projects, he analyzed the connectivity of humans and building-inhabitants […]

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Vivitek Launches NovoEnterprise and LauncherPlus Additions to Wireless Collaboration System

Clearly taking aim at Barco’s ClickShare, Vivitek has announced two new additions to its NovoConnect Solution, a wireless collaboration system. Building on the NovoConnect, is the new LauncherPlus and NovoEnterprise, both aimed at more business applications. The plug-and-play LauncherPlus ensures that meeting participants’ laptop computers wirelessly connect within seconds to the NovoEnterprise main unit. The […]

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BREAKING NEWS! New Voice Control Product to Debut at ISE 2017

AMSTERDAM and RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CALIF., FEBRUARY 2, 2017 — With the emergence of voice control as the hottest new trend in AV, AVPhenom will be introducing a new voice control product at ISE 2017. “Ever since Alexa’s debut at CEDIA, I have been obsessed with voice control as the future of the user interface […]

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Sony Takes Aim at Barco WeConnect With New Vision Exchange – But Sony’s Adds Streaming Video

Sony is attempting to take marketshare from Barco’s WeConnect. Their new Vision Exchange is marketed using all the same buzzwords that every BYOD, collaborative systems does in coding all the wireless jargon. For example, this: “Vision Exchange brings together students, lecturers and presenters in a dynamic workgroup-based environment that encourages creative discussion and knowledge exchange.” […]

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Cisco Debuts Spark Board and Spark Meetings

Cisco just launched two all-in-one, cloud-based products in Cisco Spark Board and Cisco Spark Meeting. Cisco says it invented Spark Board to clean up the conference-room chaos and connect physical rooms to virtual spaces. The Cisco Spark Board will be available in both 55” and 70” sizes. It’s basically a few products in one, including: A […]

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Barco Launches New ClickShare in 4K Capable CSE-800

Barco is about to one-up the ante in the wireless video/collaboration market with a totally new ClickShare model — finally one that’s actually 4K. The new CSE-800 is a is basically a 4K ClickShare with two 4K DCI (4096×2160) outputs (on HDMI) — but, it’s not as if they just took the functionality of the […]

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Nureva to Showcase Mobile Span System at ISE 2017

Nureva has announced the first European showing of the Nureva Span MC306i visual collaboration system, a full-HD mobile cart, at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam, February 7 to 10, 2017. The mobile Span system integrates a full-HD 1080p solid-state, interactive projector and a customer-supplied PC to transform almost any wall into a 6’2″ (1.88 […]

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NEC Intros InfinityBoard for Collaborative Meetings

NEC Display Solutions Europe has announced the InfinityBoard, an all-in-one display solution, available in 65” and 84” sizes, aimed at BYOD, collaboration in interactive workspaces and huddle rooms. Designed for video conferencing, creative brainstorming, presenting, reviewing and collaborating, the InfinityBoard provides a modular platform. Based on ultra-high definition (UHD) 65” and 84” large format displays […]

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QSC Will Demo a Glimpse Into the Future of Audio, Video and Control Processing at ISE

QSC announced a technology demo that will run existing fourth-generation Q-SYS software on a standard Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 server. This is designed to provide a glimpse into the future of a market where larger installations use centralized data center processing, nearly hardware-free. QSC will demonstrate this for attendees at the Integrated Systems Conference (ISE) […]

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Immersive Technology Zone Powered by Holovis Announced for ISE 2017

Integrated Systems Europe has announced that a new Immersive Technology Zone will be premiered at ISE 2017. The new feature will be produced and managed by Holovis, a world leader in sensory experience design in the entertainment, industrial and retail sectors. The ISE Immersive Technology Zone will take the form of a dedicated area within […]

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Kramer Buys iRule and ON Controls

Kramer has announced this week the acquisition of iRule, a cloud-based control and automation software for commercial and residential markets. In 2014, Kramer announced a partnership with iRule to deliver “the ultimate control and automation technology” — Kramer Control. The Kramer Control platform enables integrators to deliver control of lighting, HVAC, communications, A/V and more […]

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Audinate Does AV Networking World at ISE Again

Audinate’s Dante AV Networking World training event at ISE will have a new format this year. They will feature in-depth training with two separate tracks: one for attendees that are new to Dante and another for more experienced Dante users. Audinate will also offer Dante Certification training at the event. Dante AV Networking World will […]

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BREAKFAST Offers Old-School Flip-Disc Display System

For companies looking for an inexpensive alternative to covering a wall in LED screens, the so-called Flip-Disc Display System from BREAKFAST is an interesting product. The Flip-Disc Display System is a kinetic screen that’s been built to be fast and easy, not requiring a team of engineers and developers to get up and running. Basically […]

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Cirque du Soleil President Daniel Lamarre Announced as ISE 2017 Closing Keynote

Integrated Systems Europe has confirmed that Daniel Lamarre, the president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, will present the show’s Closing Keynote speech on Fri., Feb. 2017. For over 30 years, Cirque du Soleil has been at the cutting edge of live entertainment creation and production with shows such as Varekai, Amaluna, TORUK — The […]

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ISE 2017 Will See Over 130 New Companies Exhibiting

With over three months to go before it opens its doors Integrated Systems Europe 2017 has been confirmed as the biggest exhibition in the event’s 14-year history following an increase in show-floor space, exhibitors and halls. A true indication of the event’s international pulling power is the fact that ISE 2017 will see 135 first […]

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