READ THIS FIRST: How to Use the rAVe ISE 2020 MicroSite

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The 2020 version of the ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) Show has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever here — on this rAVe [NOW] InfoComm 2020 Microsite! We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this ISE 2020 microsite that it can be overwhelming. So, please take moment […]

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Some Personal Observations of ISE 2020, Professional Observations to Follow Later

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While the coronavirus certainly decimated attendance at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 — coming in right at around 52,000 attendees — exhibitors were thrilled with those who showed. NOT ONE exhibitor complained to me. Quantity was down, but the quality was up. Way up. This actually could have been the best thing ever to happen to […]

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Leyard Planar Enters microLED Market With 0.6-mm 8K Display

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At ISE 2020, Leyard Planar has introduced an ultra-fine pitch LED display with a 0.6-millimeter video wall featuring microLED, which was previously previewed at CES 2020. The display measures 216 inches and features 8K resolution.In addition to the 0.6-millimeter technology demonstration, Leyard Planar showed other fine pitch LED innovations, including the next-generation DirectLight X LED […]

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rAVe Scoop: Biamp to Acquire Wireless Sharing Company HRT

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Oregon-based Biamp will announce at ISE 2020 here in Amsterdam, that it has purchased Huddle Room Technology (HRT). In case you haven’t heard of HRT, it makes a wireless sharing and collaboration product (think Barco ClickShare) but its version includes wireless USB, as well (think Barco ClickShare Conference). However, the HRT HuddleHub has one wireless sharing […]

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ISE Opening Keynote: Learning How to “Embed Innovation” in the Workplace at ISE 2020

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Since its first show in 2004, ISE has fostered a culture of innovation in the products its exhibitors bring to the show floor. At ISE 2020, the opening keynote speaker, Duncan Wardle, had a lot to say about how we (in B2B, B2C or what have you) can promote this culture in our own places […]

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The Industry’s First Official Open AV-Over-IP Standard Is Launched, IPMX, Based on SMPTE 2110

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At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam in stand 15-B250, the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) ProAV Working Group introduced Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX), a set of open standards and specifications designed to enable carriage of compressed and uncompressed video, audio and data over IP networks. IPMX addresses the ProAV industry’s need for a single […]

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Midwich Buys Starin for About $50 Million

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In a deal that is incredibly strategic for Midwich, the UK-based company announced this week that it’s purchased ProAV distributor Starin, headquartered in Chesterton, Indiana. Starin had revenue of about $200 million in 2019. Although the official announcement didn’t say how much Midwich paid for Starin, rAVe has learned the deal is worth under $50 million. […]

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AVIXA, CEDIA and the ISE 2020 Show Responds to Coronavirus Fears

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Below is a statement directly from ISE: In the light of the recent international publicity surrounding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Integrated Systems Europe today issues the following statement regarding the upcoming exhibition on 11-14 February at the RAI Amsterdam. For the past 16 years the show’s co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA have been committed to delivering […]

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UC Workspace Just Launched the Best New Product for UCC Since Zoom

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UC Workspace’s new UCC product is called WEAV; more information is near the bottom of this product announcement but read this first to understand its positioning. UC Workspace jumped on the scene a few years ago with a universal UX for all collaboration boards. Called Quicklaunch, it’s the maiden product of UC Workspace that allows […]

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Are You Managing Your ISE Expectations?

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By Futuresource Consulting As the ProAV sector gears up for ISE 2020, opening its doors in just a few short weeks, Futuresource Consulting identifies the key trends and technologies likely to emerge from the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration professionals. Brought to you by the professional AV team at Futuresource, this pre-show […]

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Updated: ISE Makes Right Call: Show to Go on as Expected, Will Follow WHO/ECDC Guidelines on Coronavirus

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Update: On January 30th, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and issued new recommendations. However, the recommendations say that, “The Committee does not recommend any travel or trade restriction based on the current information available.” Here is the risk assessment from January 31st from the European Centre […]

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peTE CoMAN Joins rAVe [PUBS] to Cover CES, ISE, InfoComm and Other Shows

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Pete Coman, commonly known as TEC MAN, joins rAVe [PUBS] to expand rAVe’s presence at CES (and a dozen other AV shows in 2020) with up-to-the-minute, live, onsite news and videos. Pete’s passion for innovation first brought him to CES five years ago. He still recalls the mind-blowing experience as he walked every aisle with […]

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Whatever Happened to Polycom? And Is Adobe the Next Zoom?

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Remember when Polycom and Cisco were always mentioned in the same sentence? Seems like a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, huh? Do you remember when we were all saying, “Why don’t Polycom and Cisco just make their stuff interoperable?” Well, that was what led to their ultimate demise — in […]

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Barco Announces Critical Security Update to ClickShare, Addressing Vulnerability Discovered by “Ethical Hackers”

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Barco announced this week that a security vulnerability was discovered within its ClickShare product, which is fixed with an update available immediately, ClickShare update 1.9.1. This vulnerability was discovered by security consultants F-Secure through a process known as “ethical hacking.” “In October of this year, consultants from reached out and shared that they had managed […]

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Here’s a List of All the Keynotes, Conferences and Workshops at ISE 2020

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Integrated Systems Europe 2020’s professional development program will feature over 200 leading experts (from a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas) across five days of keynotes, conferences, masterclasses, workshops and presentations. Presented under the slogan, “Learn. Discover. Be Inspired,” the program has been produced by Integrated Systems Events working in close co-operation with AV […]

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Making Deeper Connections at ISE 2020

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EVENTS By Anastasia Burdeeva Public Relations Executive, ISE ISE returns to Amsterdam next February with a programme that will attract AV end-user and channel professionals alike.  Tuesday, 11 February 2020 sees Integrated Systems Europe – the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration – return to the […]

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ISE 2020 Registration Now Open: We Have Your Free Entry Pass

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ISE 2020 registration opens this week. Show organizers say ISE 2020 is set to be the most compelling and undoubtedly the largest, Integrated Systems Europe show ever. Taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 11-14 February, ISE 2020 is a leading event for the professional systems integration channel and end-users of AV technologies and solutions. […]

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