Read This First: We Just Covered the Biggest AV Show in History — And We Shot 1,300+ Videos You Can Watch for Free!

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The 2018 version of ISE has come to a close, but our coverage will live forever — on our dedicated Integrated Systems Europe 2018 MicroSite! We shot 1,300+ new product videos, took 2,000+ photos on the show floor, recorded 50+ podcasts and wrote up 300 or so news stories covering the show. Check it all out on our ISE 2018 Microsite […]

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THE ISE 2018 Awards Are Announced

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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. And, there are NO Awards entry fees! We sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2018 and we selected the TOP products in every possible product category […]

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ISE Sets All-New Records – rAVe’s Coverage Is More Than All Other Publications Combined

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The largest and busiest Integrated Systems Europe in its 15-year history drew record numbers of exhibitors and attendees from around the world for four days of business, education and networking at the RAI Amsterdam between 6-9 February. And the rAVe ISE Microsite covered it all — we have videos from every exhibitor here. Throughout 15 halls, visitors experienced a […]

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The Highly-Anticipated ISE In-Review Video Drops!

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Each year, we try and produce a fun (and different) way to see the shows we attend and cover with out rAVe NOW live show coverage team. We were at ISE in Amsterdam last week and we put together a video that we think you’ll not only love as much as we do, but it’ll […]

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Kindermann Still Debuted Klick & Show Wireless Presentation System @ ISE 2018 in Amsterdam – Regardless of What Barco Wanted

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The Kindermann Klick & Show wireless presentation solution was originally launched into the market in October 2017. During the course of the ISE 2018 the product was presented to a larger AV community for the first time and immediately turned out to be a tremendous success — even though Barco issued a press release claiming to ask Kindermann to […]

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A Day(s) In the Life of ISE 2018

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We took to Instagram – and their STORIES feature in fact – to ‘storify’ what it’s like to attend the world’s largest AV trade show, the Integrated Systems Europe expo in Amsterdam. But, most of our readers don’t have Instagram accounts [if you don’t, follow-us NOW, here: @rAVePubs or at instagram.com/rAVePubs], yet, so we’ve created another way for you […]

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Barco Launches AVaaS Service Aimed at Education and Meeting Room Control Markets

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Barco has become the first manufacturer to launch a AVaaS (AV as a service) model for integrators that involves real hardware that the client never has to purchase. Here at ISE today, Barco announced the launch of what it’s calling, in the press announcement, a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offering — something I predicted back last fall. Powered by […]

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Updated: Barco Again Instructs Bailiffs to Remove Product from ISE Show Floor for Patent Infringement, This Time from Kindermann

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Update: The Klick & Show was shown at ISE 2018 on Kindermann’s stand. A new story is here. Today, on the opening day of ISE, Barco instructed bailiffs to approach the booth of Kindermann and collect evidence of its Klick & Show wireless presentation system present at the show. Barco will now use this evidence […]

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Crestron Unveils Cloud-Based Deployment, Provisioning and Management Platform

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Crestron just launched XiO Cloud, its cloud-based provisioning platform, in Hall-2, Stand 2-C20 at ISE 2018 today. XiO Cloud enables centralized enterprise-wide configuration, monitoring, management and control of Crestron products including Crestron Mercury, 3-Series Control Systems, DigitalMedia products (including DMPSs) and TSW touch screens. XiO Cloud provides IT managers with a centralized tool that enables them to deploy and manage thousands […]

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Christie Boxer Is First Projector with Integrated SDVoE 10G AV-over-IP Port

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The Christie Boxer 3DLP projector is the first, ever, projector with a direct interface for up to 4K content and control over 10G Ethernet using the SDVoE standard. The Christie Terra SDVoE input board for Boxer allows for video, audio and control onto a single system using a single cable. As an SDVoE Alliance founder, Christie is leading the transition of AV systems from bandwidth-limited, scale-limited, circuit-switched signal infrastructures onto […]

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Crestron Rumored to Be Starting an AV-over-IP Alliance with Microsoft and Intel

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Update: I spoke to Robin van Meeuwen, president and CEO of Crestron EMEA, at ISE 2018, where he confirmed this story to be true. I think it’s possible that Crestron is, behind the scenes, forming an “alliance” of sorts of AV-over-IP companies that focus exclusively (for now) on the 1Gig method of sending AV signals over an IT […]

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ISE 2018 Will Be the Biggest and Best AV Trade Show in History

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If you’re not headed to Amsterdam next week for ISE, you should be. So, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make reservations to go next year. ISE has quietly and quickly become the most important AV trade show on this planet. I don’t know which show AV people on Mars go to, but on Earth, nearly all of them are […]

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Vivitek’s NovoConnect With LauncherPlus Poised to Catch Barco’s ClickShare

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In the five or so years since Barco debuted the ClickShare, no company has had anything significant, as a stand-alone packaged product, which comes close to the simplicity and compatibility of their BYOD solution. The ClickShare likely has a more than 70 percent market share of this segment even though there have been a half-dozen or so […]

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Absen LED to Launch Its ‘NXTGEN’ Technologies for Rental Market at ISE 2018

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Absen Inc just announced the launch of its ‘NXTGEN’ technologies which will take place at the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) conference in Amsterdam, February 6-9, 2018. The reveal will involve a multitude of new and innovative LED solutions covering a range of fine-pixel pitches for today’s rental applications. Attendees stopping by Absen’s booth 12C50 will see its latest LED technologies […]

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What Keeps an AV Professional Awake at Night

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I still remember my first concerns about user engagement with the technology we provide. It was over a decade ago; we were fitting out four conference rooms per floor over about a dozen floors. Video teleconferencing in two, local presentation in the other. Pack up, head for the elevator, repeat. It was one of my […]

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SDVoE to Do Side-By-Side Demos vs 1G Infrastructure

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At ISE 2018 (Amsterdam, February 6-9, stand 3-B150), the SDVoE Alliance will feature a series of interactive, head-to-head demonstrations that highlight the pitfalls of trying to use a single 1G network to combine AV and IT. “The big dream of AV/IT integration is to simplify your infrastructure to a single, flexible network, and the benefits are huge,” said Justin […]

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Top Five Reasons AV Professionals Will Flock to the AVIXA Stand at ISE 2018

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will welcome thousands of visitors to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 in Amsterdam, Feb. 6-9. It will be the first ISE since AVIXA changed its name from InfoComm International, in a move that reflects the association’s broadening mission to be an industry hub and a catalyst for market growth. AVIXA […]

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ISE: If You Sell to Education, You Should Go

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Integrated Systems Europe will take place this year from Feb. 6-9, in Amsterdam. Many of us in the United States view this show as “Europe’s InfoComm.” While the show takes place in Europe, it’s a viable show for people throughout the world. If you sell to education in any way, or work in education, you […]

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Nortek and Core Brands Merge, Duh

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Nortek Security & Control and Core Brands today announced a merger (something that they should have done YEARS ago) that combines the two companies. It’s a logical merger as the smart home and security markets have been merged into one for almost eight years now. The combined company, operating as Nortek Security & Control (NSC), […]

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Could Harman’s Distribution Shift in the APAC Region Foreshadow the Company’s Future?

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Harman Professional has long been either a direct-to-dealer set of brands or has distributed each of its 14 lines through market appropriate distributors — pro audio through pro audio distributors, pro video through high-end video distributors, and so on. But, last week, in the APAC (Asia-Pacific) region, Harman seemed to consolidate distribution from nearly a dozen […]

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NEC to Create Endless Impressions at ISE 2018

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NEC Display Solutions Europe will showcase its latest display technologies at ISE 2018, with a special focus on solutions for retail signage, large venues and corporate conferencing. The ISE show runs between 6-9 February at RAI Amsterdam, where NEC will unveil its new campaign theme “Create Endless Impressions,” which highlights how its range of display […]

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CEDIA Breaks Ground on New Global Headquarters

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Today CEDIA broke ground on its new global headquarters in Fishers Indiana. CEDIA staff and leadership were joined by Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness and representatives of architecture firm American Structurepoint and Mayer Najem construction for the ceremony. “We are incredibly excited about this next chapter for CEDIA,” said Dennis Erskine, CEDIA Chairman. “The new global […]

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AVIXA Announces ISE 2018 Professional Development Program

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At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, Feb. 6-9 at the RAI Amsterdam, AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will present a comprehensive professional development program, featuring a variety of education sessions, partner conferences and free FlashTrack sessions. ISE is a joint venture between AVIXA and CEDIA, the two leading industry associations for the global audiovisual industry. In 2017, the fast-growing […]

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Google Enters the Videoconferencing Market With Hardware Kit

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Google has had Hangouts — a software-based SORT-OF videoconferencing suite for years. But hardly anyone uses it. But now the company’s launched a hardware kit hardware including an ASUS Chromebox, USB camera (10.1” diagonal, IPS, 16:10, 1280×800 resolution), controller, speaker and mic set, known as the Speakermic. The Speakermic, custom designed and built by Google, […]

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Carlo Ratti to Present Opening Address at ISE in Amsterdam

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Integrated Systems Europe has announced that Carlo Ratti, a leading architect, engineer, inventor and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will present the ISE Opening Address on 5 Feb. 2018. Ratti said, “I am delighted to be giving the Opening Address at ISE 2018. Social and technological developments in the evolution of smart cities and smart buildings […]

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