When we look out at the landscape of the AV industry, we first and foremost see the manufacturers, integrators and consultants that comprise the space. When we talk about #AVTweeps, as there’s been so much discussion about in the last month especially, we are of course talking about what many of us like to refer to […]
Before each and every major trade show, we publish a top ten most watched video list from the previous year’s event. So, here are the top ten most watched videos from ISE 2015: 1- Planar Details 55″ Transparent OLED Display 2- Vivitek Exhibits the Qumi Q7 Plus and Qumi Q5 LED Projectors 3- Bang & […]
With the first four-day Integrated Systems Europe exhibition now open for attendee registration attendees can look forward to the biggest and busiest show so far. With four months to go before the show opens over 43,000 square metres have been sold to exhibitors — an increase of 11 percent on the 2015 edition. ISE 2016 […]
Atlona has announced that three of its new products unveiled last month at ISE in Amsterdam, the AT-UHD-M2C-BAL converter, AT-UHD-SW-52 switcher, and AT-UHD-SW-51 switcher, are already shipping. The AT-UHD-M2C-BAL is a 4K-compatible converter which extracts and down-mixes Dolby and DTS audio tracks and provides balanced analog audio output in stereo or mono. It uses a […]
We shot over 1,350 videos at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show of new products and technology. Yes, over 1,350! Now that it’s been 45 days since the show closed, we thought we’d bring you the top-10 most viewed videos from his year’s show. If you haven’t seen these, this represents some of the most […]
It’s here! Check out our ISE 2015 Review Video that includes highlights of everything we saw, everything we did and everything you may have missed at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam next month. It’s only three minutes long and includes a fun look at everything that was the Integrated Systems Europe Show!
It has been almost one month since Integrated Systems Europe closed the doors on its 2015 show. This year’s show was the largest to date with 59,350 registered attendees, more than 1,000 exhibitors and over 40,000 square meters of event space. As we have for other industry shows such as InfoComm and CEDIA, we have chosen the […]
Last summer one of the biggest stories (non-stories) was the large, vacant booth from Microsoft at InfoComm. It was almost as if they planned to release a product, but it was not ready. By the time that ISE rolled around this winter, we had already heard of the Surface Hub, but this show was their […]
Last month, we talked about the idea that the big voice in marketing and product success is now the small voice, the collective voice, and largely as established by social media. I gave many readers to think that I was in favor of the voice of the masses being the loudest voice. Not necessarily. A […]
ISE’s managing director, Mike Blackman, was the happiest person in Amsterdam as the show closed — he declared a show attendance record of over 59,000 attendees. The HomeAV and ProAV mega trade show had over 1,200 exhibitors — nearly 250 new ones — and over 400,000 square feet of exhibition space. This interview with Mike […]
At ISE 2015, Sennheiser has unveiled SpeechLine Digital Wireless – a wireless digital microphone designed exclusively for speech applications. And, SpeechLine Digital Wireless has an Automatic Frequency Management feature that automatically searches for free frequencies on-site, thus eliminating the need for time-consuming frequency planning in advance. Integrated Audio Level Management automatically adapts the system to […]
Barco introduced a new range of high-resolution indoor LED video walls. With a pixel pitch of only 1.6 mm, 1.9 mm, and 2.7 mm, the X series couples the benefits of LED visualization with very high resolution. They are positioning these for emerging video wall markets and new markets, including control rooms and boardrooms. The […]
The show is over and it looked to be a very successful venture for many of the manufacturers and solutions providers in the industry. Collaboration, digital signage, high end projection, interactive display technologies and more seemed to be the major focus and the largest draw looked to be Microsoft with their 84″ Surface Hub interactive […]
rAVe’s Joel Rollins interviewed LANG’s Christian Kuntze and it seems that nearly every client LANG has is at least interested in seeing their stuff in 4K resolution. In this video of their stand, you will see a real-time 4K resolution pinball machine that anyone can walk up to and start playing – it marries high-resolution […]
There were many rumors about Sharp’s demise in Europe, but they were wrong. Although the company did have a re-organization, its strong new interactive and 4K product portfolio will help boost it in 2015. Here, Sharp’s director of marketing in Europe, Michael Bailly, talks about the company’s new line and all that is going on […]
In a way, ISE 2015 was an official launch for Oblong Industries as, although they were at InfoComm last June, now they have a shipping product called Mezzanine. Oblong’s Global VP of Sales Mike Brown talked with Gary in this one-on-one interview about the company’s strategy.
Barix invented a new category for the AV integration world called Audio Signage and SoundScape. Their new system allows you to add sound to anything, anywhere via a portable device — like a phone, etc. Gary interviewed Barix Managing Director Frank Frederiksen, who talked about what he thought of the ISE 2015 attendees and where […]
Jupiter Systems’ Devon Wright, manager professional services, took time to talk with me about their new CSR-4k wireless collaboration system that debuted here at ISE 2015 and will sell for $6,000. It’s sort of a high-end version of ClickShare but, instead only managing four sources simultaneously and putting up everything in a 2×2 wall configuration, […]
Listen Technologies Vice President of Business Development Cory Schaeffer is clearly excited in this video. Listen has a new, competitively priced ($500 U.S.) IR Transmitter that the company says can cover any receiver in a room, no matter where it is. Aiming it at Williams Sound and Sennheiser, Cory says the new IR Transmitter uses […]
New Haivision Media Gateway Is for Live Video Contribution, Monitoring and Distribution over the Internet
Enterprises, broadcasters and houses of worship now have a low cost way to bridge remote video infrastructures. Launched at ISE 2015, the Haivision Media Gateway is a video streaming solution that gathers and distributes video streams to and from multiple locations, giving organizations a cost-effective alternative to satellite or MPLS networks for live video transport. […]
Milestone, the parent company for Chief, Da-Lite and Projecta, had a visual representation of their company’s history in AV and it dates all the way back to 1909. Chief Sr. Marketing & Product Manager EMEA Commercial Robert de Jong, talks with me about their history and future in this one-on-one video interview from ISE 2015.
Medialon’s founder, Alex Carru, is more excited about their new Overture network-based control system than anything they’ve ever done. There’s no question that Overture will have an impact on the control world as Medialon is now where the rest of the control system market wants to be. Here’s a one-on-one interview with Medialon’s Alex Carru.
Crestron has one of the largest booths at ISE each year and according to Crestron EMEA President Robin van Meeuwen, the company used ISE 2015 to launch over 40 new products. Both 4K and the converging AV/IT fields were major themes during ISE 2015 and in this interview, Gary asks Robin both about how its […]
At ISE 2015, HARMAN JBL Pro showed its new PD500 Series loudspeakers. An extension of its PD Series loudspeakers, the PD500 Series will feature five new models and will offer the high power, excellent pattern control and smooth coverage that JBL says is found in all PD Series loudspeakers. The PD500 Series is a new […]
There’s an InfoComm/ANSI standard known as PISCR that every integrator should be familiar with. Why? The PISCR standard provides metrics for measurement and requirements for minimum contrast ratios for rear and front projection audiovisual projected image systems — but, it’s application based; not projection device based. This standard applies to both permanent and temporary installations, […]
One of the busiest stands at ISE 2014 was NEC — it had one of the top lead totals for the show. I caught up with NEC Display Solutions VP Simon Jackson, who told me how the company’s three focuses at ISE 2015 are LED, LCD and projection — specifically laser phosphor projectors. Check out […]
I stopped by the Sennheiser booth today and spoke to Andy Niemann, director of business communication. His enthusiasm for Mobile Connect — the company’s new app makes live audio streaming, audio description and assistive listening possible everywhere: cinema, theater, signage, etc. via an app on your phone. Different audio content can be provided on four […]
A year ago, Vaddio was pushing the simplicity of their USB-based products and technology. Here at ISE, it’s all about Cat5. Here’s an interview I did today at ISE 2015 with Vaddio’s National Sales Manager Tim Henry who explained what Vaddio is focused on now.
One of the coolest products I’ve seen so far is from Williams Sound — it’s called the Hearing Hotspot. You know when you go to a fitness center and they have those RF receivers so that, while you are exercising, you can listen to the TVs hanging around the gym? Well, imagine if those terrible […]
Today, I had the chance to corner Sony’s Business Head Damien Weissenburger during the busiest trade show day of the year. Sony’s clearly most proud of its laser phosphor projectors and he even claimed close to a 60 percent market share — he’s probably right. As with most display manufacturers on the show floor, 4K […]
Producing less than 35 decibels, Barco says that when someone integrates its new laser phosphor projector, meeting participants will hardly hear that they’re there. Available in two models — WXGA or WUXGA resolution — these projectors are spec’d to have a 6,000 ANSI lumens and 20,000-hour lifetime. The 1-chip DLP Present-P series projectors use a […]
Panasonic has one of the best projection mapping demos here at ISE. It uses a Tesla that’s wrapped with gray material and projected on so that you can see the car driving in different environments as well as see the inside of the car without opening any doors or taking off any panels. This video […]