Our 2014 ISE Show Review Video is Out!

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Nearly 900 stands, over 51,000 attendees and some 1,300 videos later, last month’s ISE 2014 show was a huge hit — in fact, now the biggest AV trade show ever. Held annually in Amsterdam, the Integrated Systems Europe show is a combination of all the HomeAV, ProAV and digital signage gear in the market under […]

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Lectern Maker TECOM Enters Switcher Market

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Tecom launched its newly developed HD presentation switcher/scaler, also known as The “Translator,” at the Amsterdam RAI’s annual ISE 2014 show. Tecom Electronics’ new Translator (TSS-650) is an eight-input, two-output (not a matrix) switcher/scaler that has HDMI, PC (VGA), component and composite video inputs. It can switch and scale the signal to HDMI or VGA […]

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The ISE Show Floor as No One Else Saw It — At 2 AM!

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rAVe Editor Sara Abrons took to the ISE 2014 Show in Amsterdam after midnight on Day 1 of the three-day ProAV and HomeAV extravaganza opened and shot several dozen photos of what the Amsterdam-based show looks like when only ghosts attend. Not a single soul was around when she shot these photos and it’s a […]

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Lang Evaluates Laser/Phosphor and Laser Projectors

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By Matt Brennesholtz Display Central At ISE 2014 in Amsterdam, Lang AG (Lindlar, Germany) had both a booth and a private viewing room.  The viewing room focused on laser/phosphor and pure laser projectors and I got a tour of it hosted by Markus Ries, director of Lang Academy, and Peter Mathia, product manager for projectors. […]

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ISE Attracts Record Attendance and Looks Forward to Largest-Ever Show in 2015

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After attracting more than 50,000 registered attendees for the first time in its history from Feb. 4 – 6, 2014, Integrated Systems Europe has cemented its reputation as one of the world’s most popular event for professional AV and electronic systems integration. The final total attendance of 51,003 surpassed even the most optimistic expectations, with […]

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ISE Becomes World’s Largest AV Trade Show and Has Six Clear Tech Themes

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Before the doors closed on the 2014 edition of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) last week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, nearly every exhibitor already knew it was a record show. NEC reported to us on Day 2 of the show that they’d seen a 40 percent increase on leads on Day 1 over 2013’s totals. […]

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Home Again After ISE 2014

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I arrived home last night after a whirlwind day of post-show meetings and goodbyes in Amsterdam. Now, with a profound case of jet-lag, I am sitting down with all my notes and recordings to put this year’s show into some perspective. First, however, let me say something about the effort in which I was fortunate […]

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Mike Blackman — The Interview

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Integrated Systems Europe Managing Director Mike Blackman spoke with Gary Kayye today, the last day of ISE, soon after it was announced that the 2014 edition of ISE marked the biggest AV show ever as attendance topped 50,000. Mike was grinning while speaking to Gary as there wasn’t a disappointed exhibitor to be found. Mike […]

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NEC’s Stefanie Corinth Talks ISE, 2014 and an Applications-Focused Stand at ISE

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NEC’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Stefanie Corinth told rAVe’s Gary Kayye that Day of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) garnered 40 percent more leads than the company’s stand did in 2013. She attributed it to both higher attendance as well as their applications-focused booth. Designed like a shopping mall, there were no product […]

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BARCO Sees Vision for Social Media Command and Control Systems

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Command and control systems have traditionally been designed, built and marketed towards governments, utilities and security applications where 24/7/365 monitoring could mean the difference between life and death. But Barco’s Senior VP and GM Industrial & Government Jacques Bertrand explained that the future of command and control includes corporate social media marketing and monitoring as […]

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Peerless-AV, Prysm & Sennheiser Talk 2014 Market and Economy

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The 2014 Integrated Systems Europe show is set to be a world-record show with well over 50,000 attendees, more than 900 exhibitors and over 1,000 new product launches. As rAVe founder Gary Kayye walked the show floor Wednesday, he caught up with three people that represent different parts of the market — Peerless-AV for mounts, […]

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NEC’s 4K Makes World Debuted at ISE

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We headed over to the NEC Display stand here at Integrated Systems Europe to see two of its newest products and one turned out to be a debut — the first time it was shown anywhere. NEC’s 4K resolution 84” LED-lit LCD monitor, the X841UHD, was mounted vertically in the NEC booth and included a […]

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Gorilla Glass Goes Big

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Gorilla Glass is not just on iPhones anymore. At last year’s Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam, Corning’s Gorilla Glass division partnered with Christie Digital to bring the industry’s most rugged display. Well, the 2014 event brought two more partners and Corning’s Business Director of Large Format Corning Gorilla Glass, Dave Loeber, explained to rAVe’s […]

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Texas Instruments DLP – The Interview

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Gary Kayye caught up with Texas Instruments’ Dave Duncan, manager of front projection & DLP cinema and DLP products, today at the Integrated Systems Europe show and he filled us in on what’s going on now with DLP and how they see themselves in the market. Dave addressed some tough questions from Gary, including what […]

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Lutron Senior Vice President Talks 2014

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rAVe founder Gary Kayye caught up with Richard Angel, a Lutron Senior VP and 30-year industry veteran, at the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam today, where they talked about Lutron’s Sustainability objectives, reviewed the 2013 market and talked about what we can expect in 2014. The whole interview was video’d and you can watch […]

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NEC Europe’s Vukunet Chief Talks EMEA Digital Signage

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No one in Europe has done more for the digital signage market in Europe than Dirk Hülsermann. He founded and was president of the Out-of-Home Video Advertising Bureau Europe (OVAB Europe) and now serves as the Digital Media Executive at NEC Display Europe. Gary Kayye caught up with him at Integrated Systems Europe how this […]

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Crestron’s VP of International Talks EMEA 2014

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Crestron’s VP of International Robin Van Meeuwen spoke with rAVe founder Gary Kayye yesterday at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show about what he thinks of Crestron’s position in the AV market in the EMEA, as well as the company’s new 4K strategy. You can watch the entire video interview here:

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We Spotted a $200,000 Speaker at ISE in Amsterdam

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While walking the Integrated Systems Europe show floor today in Amsterdam, we spotted a name that nearly everyone is familiar with: Steinway — yes, the same one that makes pianos. In case you didn’t know, the company’s been making very high-end HomeAV audio products and, specifically, speakers. We spoke with Rob Sinden, sales for Steinway […]

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Lighthouse Shows LED-Wrapped Mini Cooper Car

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Here at ISE, we’ve spotted one of the most creative applications for flexible LED technology — wrapping a car (a Mini Cooper, in fact). Lighthouse has one of the largest line of outdoor LED signage systems in the world and now the company has introduced a set of flexible LEDs. And, flexible LEDs are finding […]

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Milestone’s Steve Durkee Talks to Gary Kayye About Chief, Da-Lite and Projecta

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It’s been a little over a year since Chief, Da-Lite and Projecta were brought together under the Milestone umbrella and started leveraging each other’s strengths through collaborative marketing, sales and R&D. And, obviously it’s working well as the three companies are flourishing and working together on everything from videoconferencing carts to an OEM with Epson […]

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Delta to Unveil Its Latest Display Technologies at ISE

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Delta’s WX series display made it’s EMEA debut at ISE this week. Using Delta’s unique Extreme Short Throw 1080p projectors and blending technology, the WX displays create what the company calls a “seamless digital canvas” with resolutions up to 7 megapixels for visualization applications. In addition it has one-button control over power, sources and calibration. […]

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Asian Values, the Internet of Things, Customer Retail Experiences Discussed at AOpen Forum Europe 2014

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By Meredith Bennett rAVe Staffer Opening Keynote What do an orange and Taiwan-based tech company AOPEN have in common? If you ask company founder Bernie Tsai, the two are very similar. The keynote speaker at this week’s AOPEN Forum Europe, Tsai shared his insights on the growth and direction of the company, explaining how important […]

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ihiji Debuts New Cloud-Based Remote IP Network Scan with Auto-Discovery and WAN Performance Monitoring

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At ISE in Amsterdam, ihiji debuted a cloud-based IP Network Scan with Auto-Discovery and Internet Speed Test features. The ihiji invision system now features these new enhancements, which enable ihiji’s cloud-based network management solution for systems integrators and IT managers by providing increased capability to remotely detect, diagnose and resolve network issues while saving the […]

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Expansion for InfoComm On Its 75th Birthday

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To mark its 75th year representing the commercial AV industry, InfoComm International announced plans to expand its global offerings, to create new workforce development initiatives, to foster relationships with allied industry groups and to develop programs to encourage industry quality. Speaking at ISE 2014, Terry Friesenborg, InfoComm’s senior vice president of international development, confirmed that […]

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A Merger Done Right: Barco and projectiondesign Celebrate First Birthday

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I was honored to be invited to be the MC for the first birthday celebration of the merger between Barco and projectiondesign this morning; but, problem was, I was nervous. After 20-some years of interviewing all sorts of industry experts, pundits, executives and spokespeople, I can’t remember having more butterflies than I had this morning […]

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Christie Adds Intuitive Touch and Affordable Commercial-Grade 1080p Panels

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Christie’s new 65-inch flat panel digital display debuted at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam today. The affordably priced, LED edge-lit Christie FHD651-T (with up to four simultaneous touches using infrared touch technology) and Christie FHD651-P both have a thin profile — just 2.7-inches deep for the touch (T) and 2.1-inches deep for […]

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