Rants & rAVes — Episode 1147: Mike Blackman and ISE Are One and the Same


>Gary caught up with ISE’s Mike Blackman at the InfoComm 2022 show to talk about the 2022 ISE event as well as what he expects for 2023. This was literally an impromptu interview of Mike as he walked through the show floor in early June. Enjoy a happy Mike!  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1121: Here’s Everything Barco Showed and Debuted at ISE 2022


In case you missed ISE, Barco was one of the busiest booths at the show. The company launched a totally new concept in LED, dubbed TruePix, Barco showed new features integrated into the ClickShare Conference (including the ability to make it a digital signage player), it demo’d weConnect — a true HyFlex solution for education — and the company had two of the coolest projection […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1115: PTZOptics and HuddleCamHD Will Use ISE 2022 to Debut New Products and Announce Distribution Strategy


Gary was joined on this pre-ISE videocast by William Golde, director of channel marketing for both PTZOptics and HuddleCamHD to talk about some new products they will launch at ISE 2022 (in stand 5S200) as well as a new distribution partnership with Midwich. They’re focused on solving a lot of problems in using cameras for live events and for UCC applications and […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1114: Sharp NEC Display Will Focus on 5 Application Areas at ISE 2022


Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe will make its global debut (of sorts) at ISE 2022 — it will be the first time both companies will display together at a global trade event. In fact, they will bring together the entire range of their visual display solutions. Sharp NEC’s SVP of marketing & product management EMEA, Ian Barnard, and its […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1113: Jupiter Will Be at ISE 2022 With the Only 21:9 Display in the World


When Jupiter introduced the 21:9 aspect ratio display some years ago everyone was like, “what?” But now, following Microsoft Teams Front Row launch specifying at least a 21:9 ratio, Jupiter is sitting pretty — and alone. The company will be at ISE 2022 on stand 3E250 showing the display along with its video processors for media, signage and video […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1112: Equipson Has Something for Everyone at ISE 2022: It’s Three Companies in One!


Gary was joined with Equipson COO (and 2021’s AVIXA Harold Thiel award winner), Juan José Vila, to talk about BikeFest — oh, and ISE too. BikeFest was a fundraiser he headed up that benefited the live events market — raising over 6000 euros. At ISE 2022, he’ll be recognized for this but, more importantly, he will be in the Equipson stand (7K600) showing both install […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1111: DTEN Will Debut ONboard Dedicated-Zoom Collaboration Board at ISE 2022


DTEN will be on stand 2C400 at ISE 2022 with a brand-new product, the ONboard. ONboard, unlike other Zoom-based collaboration boards, gives remote and in-office participants equal access to its digital canvas. In addition, DTEN will show the ME, ME Pro, the DTEN Mate and the D7 Series of collaboration products. In the meantime, here’s an inside […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1109: SpinetiX Will Focus on Hospitality at ISE 2022


SpinetiX’s CEO, Francesco Ziliani, spoke to Gary today about his ISE 2022 show plans. SpinetiX will be on stand 3R100 in Barcelona and will also exhibit in the Intel booth. And this year’s theme will be all about hospitality — like hotels and restaurants — but the company will also focus on another kind of hospitality. Listen and watch for […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1107: Vivitek’s ISE 2022 Plans: A Discussion With Holger Graff


Vivitek will return to ISE for the 2022 show in Barcelona with new projectors, new NovoConnect products and a 220” 4K all-in-one LED! Gary catches up with Vivitek’s General Manager EMEA, Holger Graff, to review its ISE 2022 plans and give us an update on both entry-level and high-end projection along with an expanded wireless […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1106: ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman Joins Gary To Talk Expectations of Barcelona Event


ISE 2022 will mark the first large-scale AV event in over 26 months. According to Integrated Systems Events Managing Director Mike Blackman, the show will include over 800 exhibitors in its Barcelona debut. Yes, 800. 800. That means this show will be bigger than most of the AVtweeps thought. Therefore, there are plenty of reasons […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1104: WyreStorm Will Show Its NHD, Synergy and Apollo product Lines at ISE 2022


In today’s pre-ISE-2022 videocast, WyreStorm’s Alex Martin joined Gary Kayye to detail the company’s ISE stand (3J700) plans in Barcelona. WyreStorm is one of those “glue” manufacturers that carries all flavors of AV-over-IP including 1G and even 10G SDVoE. In addition to showing its entire AV-over-IP lineup — dubbed the NHD Series — WyreStorm will also show its Apollo […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1103: Christie Will Use ISE 2022 to Feature Its Entire New Product Lineup


Christie’s heritage in AV is projection; at ISE the company will show everything from its entry-level 1-chip DLP line, the Inspire Series, to its Griffyn 4K32-RGB pure laser projectors. Of course, you’ll see its MicroTiles LED and an awesome projection-mapping demo, but you’ll also get a chance to see Version 8 of its acclaimed Pandoras Box player/server connected via SDVoE and even NDI (and […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1101: Don’t Miss X2O Media’s Turnkey HyFlex Solution, OneRoom, at ISE 2022!


X2O Media has the industry’s only totally turnkey answer to HyFlex meetings with its OneRoom solution. Order a OneRoom from X2O media, and the company will do the rest: spec it, design it, deliver it and help install it. What does HyFlex mean, what is OneRoom and how does the X2O Media system get around the limitations of hybrid participants and live participants […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1100: Matrox Will Use ISE 2022 to Show Its ConvertIP AV-over-IP Ecosystem


Matrox took the lead in embracing the SMPTE 2110 standard (what’s currently used in broadcast video) for ProAV AV-over-IP and helped form the AIMS Alliance. AIMS, in turn, created the IPMX proposed standard for sending AV-over-IP that hopes to be ratified in late 2022, becoming the first and only AV-over-IP standard for ProAV installs. However, Matrox’s ConvertIP does more than that — it […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1099: Nureva XT, CV30, Console and HDLs Will Be Available to See (and Hear) at ISE 2022


Gary’s series of pre-ISE-2022 videocasts includes this one with Nureva’s VP of products, Rob Abbott. ISE 2022, in Barcelona next month, will be the place most people will see both the Nureva XT Educational Bundle and Nureva’s first USB-based camera, the CV30 (and Console, its room insights software package). (By the way, all these were launched in just the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1098: Logitech Will Be at ISE 2022 — Having Tripled in Size Since 2019 — With a Family of New UCC Products


Few companies experienced the growth that Logitech did in 2020 and 2021; this is primarily due to its UC portfolio. With a perfectly positioned product set for small, medium and large rooms in the form of the Rally Bar Mini, the Rally Bar and the Rally Bar Plus, respectively, Logitech is well-positioned to have another record year in 2022. […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1095: ISE Will Be the First Time Most People in the World Will See the New Da-Lite/Projecta SightLine


  Legrand’s SightLine screen may simultaneously be the simplest and most creative launch from a screen company in years. It’s a simple concept: Get rid of the black fabric drop above every electric screen, ever. When the screen is projected on, it appears to “float” in the air — therefore freeing up that space for speakers, mics […]

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