Altinex Announces ShareTime Collaboration System


Altinex’s new ST100-001 ShareTime Collaboration System uses chunky adapters that look like over-sized flash drives but it connects to an HDMI cable to an HDMI display. Using CEC-based (Consumer Electronics Control) control signals, ShareTime enables users to turn the display on and select different inputs just by touching the top surface of the ShareTime adapter. […]

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Crestron Intros RL 2 Codec at ISE 2015


Crestron is using ISE to launch its new Crestron RL 2, the enhanced second-generation version of Crestron RL. The Crestron RL 2 is designed to for unified communications and group collaboration in a the conference room. It brings Crestron DigitalMedia and Microsoft Lync software into a single device that enables video, voice, interactive content sharing, […]

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Here’s the Entire Origin Acoustics Press Conference at ISE 2015


We actually attended the ISE 2015 press conference for Origin Acoustics today, and here’s the entire thing via video we shot. It’s a good look at their philosophy to support the AV channel as well as the engineering behind the design of their unique in-wall and in-ceiling speaker line. Watch the whole thing here.

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Gary Interviews Director Product Marketing Andrew Stillman for Microsoft Surface Hub


Ever since we broke the story that Microsoft would launch the 84” Surface Hub in their booth at ISE, everyone in the AV market’s been talking about what Microsoft would do with it and what features it would have. Well, now you’ll know as Gary did a one-on-one interview with their Director of Product Marketing […]

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Crestron Claims Industry’s First, Ever Demo of 4K/60 Hz Scaling Technology at ISE 2015


According to Crestron, ISE attendees are witnessing a live demonstration of end-to-end 4K/60 Hz switching and scaling, including support for HDCP 2.2, powered by the industry-first 4K DigitalMedia Receiver & Room Controller with Scaler (DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C). The all-new DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C fulfills a core component of the DM 3.0 digital standard: uncompressed bit-for-bit 4K/60 distribution and scaling up […]

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Bryston Introduces the Model A Subwoofer


Bryston just introduced something they are calling the Model A subwoofer, the first sub in the Bryston lineup not anchored by multiple 8-inch bass drivers. The Model A subwoofer utilizes two opposing long-throw 10-inch woofers anchored to a décor-friendly compact enclosure, making it easy to position out of sight. The Model A subwoofer features a […]

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HARMAN’s BSS Audio Introduces BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge at ISE 2015


HARMAN’s BSS Audio today announced the introduction of its Soundweb London BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge, which allows one or more BLU link devices to be integrated with a Dante network. The BLU-DAN connects a Dante device to one or more BLU link devices via standard Cat 5e cabling. It is capable of simultaneously […]

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Crown Adds Two New Models to DCi Network Series Amplifier Lineup


HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced it has added two models to the DriveCore Install (DCi) Network Series amplifier lineup with the introduction of its DCi 4|2400N, DCi 2|2400N and DCi 2|1250N power amplifiers. The new amplifiers incorporate HARMAN’s new DriveCore technology that is spec’d to deliver high power output from a compact, energy-efficient form factor […]

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SMART CEO Neil Gaydon Hints at More New Product Categories in 2015


SMART kapp was a hit at InfoComm 2014 — not just because it was new, but because it invented a totally new product category for the industry. It has been 20-something years since SMART invented the entire category of what is now known SmartBoards — more broadly known as interactive whiteboards. Well, in 2014, SMART […]

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AMX Launches New Alero Web Conferencing Audio Mixer for Meeting Rooms


At Integrated Systems Europe, AMX announced its new Alero Web Conferencing Audio Mixer, the ALR-AEC-8, a dedicated microphone mixer, designed specifically for web conferencing applications in medium to large meeting rooms. PC-based web conferences, like Skype, are becoming increasingly popular because of their ease of use and low cost and AMX designed the Alero Mixer […]

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Kramer’s Ari Gorlin Talks to Gary Kayye


Kramer wants to be known as more than a glue company in the AV market. Started as a video and audio accessory company, the company has now ventured into control, BYOD wireless collaboration and HDBaseT signal distribution. I took the opportunity to speak with Ari Gorlin this morning at ISE about where Kramer is positioned […]

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AMX Intros New Enova DGX 100


At Integrated Systems Europe, AMX has launched its next generation in Enova DGX Digital Media Switchers, the 100 Series, adding 4K/Ultra-High Definition (UHD) support more audio support and what they are calling a simplified configuration and setup. The new 100 Series includes four models: the DGX 800 (8×8), DGX 1600 (16×16), DGX 3200 (32×32) and […]

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My Discussion With Analog Way’s CEO Adrien Corso


Analog Way is one of those companies that’s grown a tremendous amount over the past decade, primarily thanks to the live events and staging markets. Their forte has been switching, controlling, manipulating and scaling of video images. I caught up with Analog Way’s CEO Adrien Corso and he told me how they did in 2014, […]

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My Discussion with AMX’s Joe Andrulis and HARMAN’s Van Williamson About Merger


It’s been nearly a year since HARMAN announced the merger of AMX into its family of ProAV brands and, according to Joe Andrulis, VP of global marketing for AMX and Van Williamson, business development manager for HARMAN, the synergy of the two companies made the merger easy. In this video interview, they tell us the […]

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ISE’s Managing Director Mike Blackman Talks Record Breaking Show and Exciting 2015 Show


Following an exciting keynote by Lars Thomsen, I caught up with ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman and talked about the 2015 show. Not only is it assured to be a record-breaking year for the event — we’ve predicted 58,000, but the world’s largest mega-AV show has more than 1,050 exhibitors, including more than 200 brand […]

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ISE 2015: Keynote Speaker and Futurist Lars Thomsen Looks 200 Weeks Ahead


By Sara Carter rAVe Reporter “Look around in your home, your office, when you walk through the streets. You’ll be surrounded by stupidity and dumbness.” Lars Thomsen, chief futurist at Future Matters, a leading research and analysis consultancy in the management of business innovations and disruptive technologies, and Integrated Systems Europe 2015 keynote speaker, wasn’t […]

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Barco Intros HD Media Servers, Content Creation Software at ISE


Barco is launching new HD media servers at ISE — available in four models — that the company says will cover the entire workflow of video professionals, from design to operation. Thanks to the ‘Projection Study’ tool, the Barco media servers are ideally suited for rental and staging applications and 3D projection mappings, while they […]

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Gary Interviews AptoVision’s CEO, Kamran Ahmed, About Future of Video Over the Network


I have often written that what HDBaseT is doing now is merely a band-aid to the future of video signal routing and distribution. Why? Well, it’s not network-based. HDBaseT converts video, audio, network, control and power to a signal so that it can be carried over CATx cable over long distances. But, it’s not over […]

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SpinetiX Announces New Cloud-Based Remote Monitoring Service for Digital Signage Players


SpinetiX will use ISE to debut a cloud-based service called Cockpit. Cockpit enables dealers to set up, monitor and control customers’ digital signage players from anywhere, proactively performing maintenance and addressing problems before they reach critical status. According to SpinetiX, their market research has shown that the quality of on-site service and support is one […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Debuts Iten Variable Masking Screen Featuring Tela 80 Acoustically Transparent Woven Screen Material


Stewart Filmscreen is debuting a new screen masking system called Iten at Integrated Systems Europe 2015. Iten will be introduced alongside Tela 80, the company’s first acoustically transparent woven screen material. The Iten constant height, variable masking screen system features a native 2.40:1 image area that has vertical masking panels that simultaneously glide in from […]

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LG Intros Plethora of New Products at ISE Including 105″ 4K Display


LG Electronics (LG) is using ISE to launch new commercial digital signage and display lineup- including its 105-inch ULTRA HD Signage display, the webOS display solutions and a commercial transparent display cooler door. In addition, LG will also introduce customers to its latest Smart Platform Signage lineup and hotel TV information solution running webOS. And, […]

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Vivitek Picks ISE to Launch D3000 Line of Boardroom Projectors


Vivitek’s new D3000 Series of projectors include two models: the DX3351 and the DW3321. The DX3351 is a 6,000 ANSI lumen XGA (1024×768) native resolution DLP projector and the DW3321 has a 5,100 ANSI lumens and uses a WXGA (1280×768) native resolution DLP. Both models have a 1.7x zoom range and horizontal and vertical lens […]

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Barco Presents ‘Connecting Worlds’ Theme at ISE 2015


‘Connecting Worlds’ is the Barco theme for ISE 2015. Because in today’s networked world, data from all kinds of sources has to be transferred across the borders of meeting rooms, buildings, countries and even continents to connect people, events and places. Barco says it is ready to take attendees on an inspirational journey through its […]

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Showfloor Theatres Offer Exciting Learning Experience at ISE


ISE 2015 attendees will not only have the opportunity to visit over 1,000 exhibitor booths, but will also be able to enjoy listening to over 90 challenging and entertaining presentations direct from the showfloor. The 20-minute seminar sessions are being presented by leading technology and business experts during the three days of the exhibition. The […]

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Sharp Intros 70″ 4K Ultra HD With PN-H701


Sharp has launched its first pro-grade 70″ UHD resolution (3,840 x 2,160) display first professional grade LED-lit LCD. Using an ultra-slim aluminum bezel, it’s designed for 24/7 operation. Measuring just 9 millimeters (top/right/left), Sharp says it’s the narrowest, thinnest and lightest display in its class. It can be used in both portrait and landscape formats, […]

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AptoVision’s ISE Splash


AptoVision’s technology – carrying AV signals via the network – will be demo’d in multiple partner’s booths during the ISE tradeshow in Amsterdam (February 10th to February 12th, 2015). These include Aurora Multimedia (booth 4-T18), DVI-Gear (booth 1-F44), Grandbeing (booth 10-S122), IDK Corporation (booth 9-C111), Opticomm-EMCORE, (booth #10-K123), and ZeeVee (booth 10-N149). “As a young […]

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