Epic Games’ BK Johannessen Will Give Keynote on Content Creation at ISE2023

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In response to the growing relevance of content production and distribution technologies across the pro-AV and systems integration market, ISE 2023 will see a host of new features focused on this area, including a new dedicated area in Hall 6. The start of a long-term initiative, this new focus for ISE also highlights the more […]

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intoPIX Announced the new HFR Capabilities for its TicoXS Encoders, Decoders

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Today intoPIX announced the release of new HFR capabilities in its large range of available JPEG XS capable encoders and decoders, called TicoXS. The new capabilities allow using a lightweight TicoXS IP-core for high-speed encoding (and decoding). Depending on the selected IP-core, 4K can go up to 480fps, HD up to 1920fps — both in […]

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Snap One’s WattBox is Now Available to the APAC and EMEA Markets

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Snap One has announced the international launch of all IP-enabled WattBox SKUs into the APAC and EMEA markets for the first time since the brand’s inception. These new devices are available for immediate purchase in the EMEA region and APAC regions. International availability will enable Partners across the globe to utilize the power protection, surge […]

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Artful Immersion for EM Acoustics at Frameless

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Immersive arts experience, Frameless, opened its doors in Marble Arch in October. Housed in a magnificent 30,000 square foot space that was formerly a cinema, Frameless offers visitors an extraordinary way to engage with art; multisensory and multidimensional, visitors are plunged right into the heart of some of the world’s most iconic works of art, literally enveloped by […]

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Hypervsn Debuts SmartV Digital Avatar

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Hypervsn just debuted the SmartV Digital Avatar, a new solution that allows two-way interaction with a digitally rendered human avatar. From banking, healthcare, edutainment and more, Hypervsn says its SmartV Digital Avatar is a solution that will “totally revolutionize your physical customer experience.” The solution features a series of displays and a SmartV device — […]

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BK Johannessen of Epic Games Will Deliver Keynote at ISE 2023

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BK Johannessen, Unreal Engine business director for broadcast and live events at Epic Games, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the world-leading AV and systems integration show taking place at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2023. BK’s keynote, titled “All Paths Lead to Real-Time,” will take place at […]

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Part 2: What I Learned About the Industry by (Not Attending ISE or InfoComm, But) Watching 2,000 Product Videos

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Part 2: AV-Over-IP, Software-Based AV and AI This is part 2 of an article about all the things I noticed from ISE and InfoComm this year, two shows to which I didn’t go, but as the editor in charge of video titling for rAVe [PUBS] for both, I did watch pretty much every video the […]

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Part 1: What I Learned About the Industry by (Not Attending ISE or InfoComm, But) Watching 2,000 Product Videos

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Part 1: UCC and Display Technologies I didn’t go to ISE in Barcelona this year, or InfoComm in Las Vegas just a few weeks later, but as the editor in charge of video titling for rAVe [PUBS] for both, I did watch pretty much every video the team shot from both show floors, which was […]

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rePLAY ISE 2022 — That’s a Wrap

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rePLAY ISE 2022 has officially come to a close, but first, a quick recap of session two. This time, the session contained curated content aimed toward our viewers in the United States rather than Europe. Our hosts, Steph Beckett and Emily Dean, picked out some great content we gathered in Barcelona at ISE 2022 to […]

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rePLAY ISE 2022 — We’re Back

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rePLAY ISE 2022 was a success and we’ve got an exciting recap of session one for you! We had an awesome time gathering content in Barcelona for the live event, and we had even more fun showing it to you on the LAVNCH platform. One of the highlights from the trip was Emily Dean stepping […]

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PROLIGHTS Releases Astra Hybrid420 Moving Head

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PROLIGHTS has released the Astra Hybrid420, an all-in-one hybrid moving head that excels as a bright beam fixture, a flat field spotlight or a wide wash projection. The Astra Hybrid420 comes with a 420W long-life discharge lamp, enabling a bright light output, aided by the Italian-designed optical system that boasts a zoom range from 2.4º to 40º. The internal […]

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Bowers & Wilkins Announces New DSP Amplifiers, In-Wall Subwoofers

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At ISE, Bowers & Wilkins announced the launch of four new products; the CDA-2HD and CDA-4D DSP amplifiers, and the ISW-6 and ISW8 in-wall subwoofers. The CDA-2HD is a high-power distribution amplifier with embedded DSP that allows optimization of a wide range of products and dynamic EQ for Bowers & Wilkins subwoofers. It boasts two channels of 500 watts […]

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ISE Tops 43,600+ Attendees!

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After a ton of anticipation, ISE finally arrived at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía (10-13 May). With a total of 43,691 unique attendees from 151 countries, making 90,372 visits to the show floor. This was the first full ISE show since February 2020, when ISE said farewell to its previous home in Amsterdam and initial signs […]

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Magewell Intros Pro Convert AES67 Multiformat IP Audio Encoder, Decoder, Capture Device

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Magewell just launched its Pro Convert AES67 multiformat IP audio encoder, decoder and capture device. Supporting AES67, NDI and SRT, the device can convert between different IP media technologies while also offering a bridge between analog audio, software and IP networks. Magewell will showcase Pro Convert AES67 in booth N1833 at InfoComm 2022, taking place […]

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PPDS Intros Wave, a Cloud Platform for Control and Management of Its Displays

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PPDS (i.e., Philips) has announced the launch of Wave, a cloud platform for control and management of its displays. Philips said in its press release that Wave helps reduce installation and service times for multiple displays. Built to scale for fleets, both locally and globally, it can securely provision and monitor hundreds of thousands of […]

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McIntosh Launches New Digital-to-Analog Convertor

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McIntosh just launched the MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. While classified as a CD player, the MCD12000 serves as a reference level digital-to-analog convertor (DAC) that includes reference level SACD/CD playback capabilities. Music played through MCD12000’s digital inputs or compact discs is processed by professional-grade, eight-channel DACs. The MCD12000 offers both balanced and unbalanced fixed analog outputs […]

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Logitech Is Now Nearly a $5.5 Billion US Company

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Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full Fiscal Year 2022, ended March 31, 2022. The highlights include: Sales were Logitech’s highest ever at $5.48 billion, up 4% in U.S. dollars and 4% in constant currency compared to the prior year. This growth is on top of last year’s […]

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Crestron Announces Additions to DM NVX AV-Over-IP Platform

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Crestron today announces additions to the DM NVX AV-over-IP platform. The newest DM NVX features include: Faster refresh rates (up to 240 Hz at 1080p) for fast-motion video, and real-time control of peripherals, such as a mouse, joystick, or game controller. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoding optimizes network bandwidth consumption across a multitude of spaces. Custom hot-key shortcuts from your keyboard […]

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RGB Spectrum Ships Zio Media Server for Simultaneous Recording, Storage and Distribution of Real-Time Video

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Last year, RGB Spectrum expanded its line of multi-channel recording and streaming systems with the Zio Media Server; this week the company announced it’s now shipping. The Zio Media Server is a fully integrated system for simultaneously recording, storing and distributing streams of HD, real-time imagery using the H.264 compression standard. The Zio Media Server provides […]

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Barco Joins AIMS Alliance, Will Support IPMX AV-Over-IP Standard

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Barco announced today that it has become a member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). This is a giant boost for the proposed AV-over-IP standard. With AIMS’ new Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) set of open standards and specifications gaining traction, the Barco membership means you will likely see IPMX (the AIMS proposed […]

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HOLOPLOT Partners With Creative Technology to Enter UK Market

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HOLOPLOT today announced a partnership with Creative Technology, adding HOLOPLOT products to Creative Technology’s audio portfolio. This is aimed at helping HOLOPLOT enter the UK market. Consisting of Modul 96 and Modul 80-S, HOLOPLOT’s X1 product line is marketed as an entirely new category of sound systems, aimed specifically at solving challenging acoustic environments or adding more authenticity […]

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Sony Intros SLA-1A Power Line Array Speaker for Large-Format Installs

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Sony today announced the launch of its new powered line-array speaker the SLS-1A, which is purpose-built to create a new sound field when paired with large format displays in ProAV installs. One key feature of the modular bar-style speaker is its wide “sweet” spot, which creates a clearer sound field in larger spaces. The SLS-1A is equipped […]

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Audio-Technica Launches 3000 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitor System

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Audio-Technica just announced the launch of its new 3000 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitor System, designed for use by musicians, system integrators, HOW technical personnel and owners of live-performance venues. The company says that the durable in-ear monitor system is easy to use and delivers high-quality sound with dependable RF across more than three times the […]

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Sony Receives Crestron and Cisco Certification for BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays

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Sony has enhanced its interoperability and integrations with third party alliance partners, by receiving certification from Crestron and Cisco for its BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays. Crestron has developed a global certification program, Crestron Connected, that is turn-key at the engineering level, allowing certified manufacturing partners to natively connect, communicate, and monitor from one central location. With previous certification for […]

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Key Digital Features New Transmitter and Receiver Pairs

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The KD-X444LP HDMI CAT5e/6 extender set from Key Digital is a 4K 18G transmitter/receiver pair featuring Power over CAT (PoC) with bi-directional IR and RS232 control extension. The single CAT5e/6 UTP/STP extension, with fully automatic, cable-length-dependent equalization and amplification, has a range of more than 70 meters (230 feet). The KD-X444LP supports video resolutions up […]

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Samsung Showcases Future of Micro LED Technology at ISE 2022

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Samsung Electronics is showing what it calls the future of Micro LED technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022 in Barcelona, with three new models of The Wall. At ISE this year, Samsung introduced three new versions of The Wall (Model name: IWB) – a modular Micro LED display that will now be available in 0.63 […]

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Barco ClickShare Is Now Also a Digital Signage Player

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Barco has added new functionality to its popular UCC and presentation device, ClickShare, allowing it to now become a digital signage player. Meeting room displays that are connected to ClickShare can now be leveraged as corporate branding tools or to distribute digital signage messages. The first digital signage partners are Signagelive, Seenspire and Korbyt. Digital signage messages can […]

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LG Partners with Blackdove to Bring Digital Art to LG Displays

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LG Electronics (LG) has entered into a global partnership with the US-based Blackdove to deliver digital art experiences on LG’s advanced digital signage displays. Integrating software and curated art from Blackdove’s digital art gallery and NFT (non-fungible token) platform, LG’s display solutions will provide a convenient way to showcase digital art, which has emerged as a prominent medium in the global […]

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PPDS Intros Android-Based SoC Phillips E-Line Series of Touch Displays for Education at ISE 2022

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PPDS (also known as Philips Digital Signage), just announced a new lineup of interactive touch displays for education, launching the brand-new Android SoC Philips E-Line series. Unveiled at ISE 2022 in Barcelona (Philips Booth 3Q600), the Phillips E-Line is PPDS’ most complete SoC (system on a chip) education display range to date. It’s aimed at […]

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AV Is … Art? Refik Anadol’s Keynote at ISE 2022

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We talk about AV in many different contexts in this industry. However, we rarely think of it or refer to it as art. We tend to focus on technology first — the pieces and the parts that make the screen turn on, that make the display SHOW the art, but what if we were to […]

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Kramer Debuts a New Ecosystem of AV-Over-IP Solutions, Including KDS-7 Family

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At ISE, Kramer debuted a new ecosystem of AV-over-IP solutions including the KDS-7 family of encoders and decoders, which send 4K60 4:2:0 video at 1G across a network AV installation. In the booth’s UCC section, this is the first time people can see Kramer’s new collaboration devices including a speakerphones, video cameras and all-in-one collaboration […]

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