By keeping an ear close to the ground we have put together a list of some of the announcements of new products and technologies that should be on show at ISE 2012. Arrnaged by theme and updated as soon as we receive new information, this should help you plan your time at the event.
ISE 2012 – event details
ISE 2012 will take place at the Amsterdam RAI, 31 January – 2 February 2012.
Integrated Systems Europe 2012
NL 1078 GZ Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 (20) 240 2420
Fax: +31 (20) 240 2425
Online pre-registration: 30 €
Onsite registration: 50 €
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
09:00 – 18:00 hrs
Wednesday, 01 February 2012
09:00 – 18:00 hrs
Thursday, 02 February 2012
09:00 – 17:00 hrs
ISE 2012 – pre-show highlights
Audio and audio conferencing
Genelec (Hall 1, K76) will be both showcasing its range of audio solutions for the commercial installation market, running free training sessions on their booth (open to all delegates). Products on display will include the full 4000 Series of active loudspeakers, including the new 4040A, as well as the 1238CF, a 3-way monitor designed for a wide range of professional applications. The training sessions will let integrators get hands-on with products and see demos of acoustic simulation software for the fixed installation market.
Revolabs (Hall 12, B92) will show, for the first time at ISE, its FLX Wireless Conference Phone. This is designed specifically for small and mid-sized conference rooms, executive offices, and SoHo environments. Based on the same Revolabs’ wireless audio technology for audio and video conferencing in large conference rooms and boardrooms, the FLX is said to offer similar performance at an affordable price. FLX combines wireless operation, high-quality wide-band audio, 128-bit encryption, integrated Bluetooth, support for analogue and IP and avoids the impending frequency reassignment issues confronting other technologies.
Barix (Hall 2, E70) will use ISE 2012 to unveil its Annuncicom PS1 paging station. The compact device gives commercial businesses, office buildings, educational institutions, medical facilities and others a simple, fully-integrated hardware solution for paging and intercom over IP. The PS1 features two backlit push-to-talk buttons, volume control and a built-in speaker and microphone, giving security guards, receptionists and other operators a simple way to make announcements to an entire facility. The device’s IP addressability enables a simple connection to the network, allowing systems integrators and end users to take advantage of existing infrastructure, reducing costs and equipment requirements. Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability further simplifies installation, requiring only a single cable to the device.
Control and connectivity
Crestron’s (Hall 1, F2) highlights will include the new DigitalMedia 6X6 distribution centre, which delivers high-definition audio and video signals to multiple rooms. The unit features next generation DigitalMedia 8G+ technologies and is able to distribute pure uncompressed digital and analogue audio/video content, plus Ethernet, control signals over long distances to up to six rooms, all over a single wire. CAPTURE-HD is a new high-definition lecture capture device designed for university campuses and corporate enterprises. CAPTURE-HD is said to provide staff and presenters with a simple one-button solution to schedule, record, publish online and view lectures, presentations, medical procedures and seminars. Also from Crestron, the DVPHD High-Definition Digital Video Processor is said to be the world’s only multi-window video processor that displays high-res computer and high-definition video signals with HDCP, a fully-customizable HD graphical environment and enables real-time annotation and touch panel control.
On the control system and interface front, Crestron’s new generation MC3, is the first 3-Series control system powered by Core 3 OS. The MC3 is said to combines the agility and speed of a computer operating system with the reliability of a network appliance, enabling real-time multitasking that runs up to 10 independent programmes simultaneously. The latest updates to Crestron Mobile and Crestron Mobile Pro control apps will also be on display. The company will be displaying a new line of high-power commercial amplifiers. The new FreeSpeech wireless microphone system enables speakers and lecturers to move about the theatre or classroom and be heard clearly from anywhere in the room. onCue is the latest addition to Crestron’s affordable line of easy-to-use AV presentation control systems for classrooms. Crestron will also be showing the Excite speakers which have recently been added to its range of multi-room audio delivery solutions. Finally, Crestron will show its Fusion EM software – a complete energy management solution for organisations of any size from schools and universities to corporate enterprises.
Magenta (Hall 4, U30) is using ISE 2012 to mark the official public debut of upgrades to the company’s MultiView line, used for the distribution of Pro-AV signals over UTP cable for more than 10 years. MultiView II’s enhancements are all designed to make it even easier to replicate 1080p resolution (and higher) video at distances to 610 metres. MultiView II products on display will include the MultiView II DVI, T4, STx and XRTx transmitters, plus MultiView II AK600 and AK1200 receivers. Magenta will also show the Voyager’s Compact Format (CF) line of products, including the CF-18 – a rack-mountable chassis designed to pack 18 Voyager CF transmitters into a space-saving 4U enclosure. Standalone Voyager CF products will be introduced at ISE, as well as a Voyager 4-port transmitter. When combined with the ability to daisy-chain Voyager receivers, the four-port transmitter greatly increases signal distribution options for the fibre-based Voyager line.
Analog Way (Hall 3, A112) will show Di-VentiX II – a multi-layer mixer scaler seamless switcher with universal analogue and digital input/output and full high resolution digital processing. It can display up to 7 layers: 4 live sources, 1 frame, 1 logo and 1 mask. Live layers can be customized. The company will also exhibit the Eikos multi-layer hi-resolution mixer, matrix scaler, seamless switcher with 4 scalers. In multi-layer mixer mode, Eikos can display up to 6 layers, 3 live sources, 1 frame and 2 logos. Two PIPs can be displayed on a live background, or three PIPs on a still background. Live layers can be customized by the user. New effects are also available and can be combined during transitions. Eikos offers a classic preview as well as a still mosaic full preview function. Other featured products include the Axion2 remote controller, specifically designed for live events and multi-screen venues, and the Orchestra remote controller designed to manage independently or simultaneously, a variety of Analog Way’s switchers.
AMX (Hall 2, C50) plans to put the emphasis on infrastructure in its ISE presentation.. At the heart of this approach will be the company’s Enova range, which combines all of the components needed to automate any environment. New additions to the Enova family include the Enova DGX 16 and 32 Digital Media Switchers – said to be the industry’s first modular digital media switchers with a built-in central controller. They manage and distribute analogue plus digital audio and video including HDMI with HDCP (HDMI/HDCP), control and Ethernet without any of the problems associated with HDCP authenticated content distribution and switching. Also on display will be the new Enova DVX-3150HD all-in-one controller, AV switcher, scaler, analogue to digital signal converter, twisted pair transmitter and amplifier with built-in audio processing.
AMX will be demonstrating the capabilities of the new Modero X Series family of frameless, panoramic and widescreen touch panels. This is said to give users a new ‘control surface’ on which to perform multiple activities, all at the same time. Visitors will also be able to find how the ICSLan Device Control Boxes enable the control of almost any device including AV, HVAC, lighting and blinds using IR, RS-232, I/O or relays. With embedded Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality, these units are said to both simplify installation and function as port expanders for a master controller. Also on display will be the flush-mountable 6-module, 9-module and 12-module units that are taking the HydraPort Connection Port series in a new direction. Finally, AMX will be demonstrating the latest evolution of its Resource Management Suite (RMS) software solution, RMS Enterprise. Delivering RMS Enterprise provides IT-like remote management capabilities for AV assets and building systems from a user-friendly dashboard.
Digital signage solutions
Camvine (Hall 10, S122) will be demonstrating new, customised versions of its CODA cloud-based digital signage platform. The new CODAcall and CODAchannel modules are designed to provide a wide variety of businesses, corporate and public sector organisations, and DOOH advertising agencies with powerful tools to communicate with their target audiences. CODAchannel enables DOOH advertising network owners to rapidly and efficiently control live and dynamic content across many displays. CODAcall enables messages to interrupt playlists to make visual and audio announcements. The messages are editable and can be triggered externally by either manual or automatic intervention. The module is used in waiting rooms and is targeted for any audience environment where interruptions and automated messaging are beneficial.
Haivision (Hall 1, G122) will show its CoolSign digital signage solution with two new encoders. The Makito encoder is said to be the first and only full-featured, high-performance compact encoder to combine H.264 video compression and full HD video quality in a very small form factor. Haivision will also display its newly acquired KulaByte software encoder, which allows KulaByte users to deliver live content to multiple sites. New to the range is the KulaByte live cloud transcoding solution, capable of transforming live video source streams into the many formats and data rates required to distribute live video via the internet. The KulaByte live cloud transcoder delivers live transcoded source video streams to every screen, regardless of device, player, screen size or bandwidth. Also on show from Haivision will be the Furnace IP video solution which includes recording and publishing features to enable clients to capture and distribute synchronised multi-stream video content. Finally the company will show the Torpedo DVB-to-IP Gateways. These allow enterprises to get digital broadcast transmission onto their IP networks without the need for re-encoding the video.
OneLan (Hall 10, P136) has commissioned a new stand, twice the size of its ISE 2011 booth. to accommodate a new video wall, and additional demonstration zones to show both new features for existing products and numerous new products. These will include a new generation of high, medium and low end Net-Top-Box (NTB) platforms, with HD capture capabilities for the high-end and mid-range options. Other new exhibits will include a low cost Retail Media Player (RMP) and a low cost Streaming Media Player (SMP).New NTB features include: Timeline – graphical input and display of Time Validity per media item; Channel view – view of Channel health and Channel reconfiguration via DSM; Fast output preview – fast screen snapshot; Detailed player health information; the ability to fade stills. OneLan will also be showing the Cyclone enterprise solution with multi-channel capability, auto playlists, media and site metadata.
TDMaverick (Hall 5, U98) is hoping to follow the success of Club Maverick’s launch at ISE 2011 on an even larger scale. This year more than 100 resellers from across Europe have been selected to attend ISE as VIP guests of Maverick, Europe’s largest AV distributor. If you didn’t get the call, you can still pre-register to experience Club Maverick hospitality at the show. By doing so, you can benefit from complimentary refreshments, internet access, smartphone charging facilities and a cloak room service. Pre-register by visiting: www.tdmaverick.eu/guestlist. We are assured that there is more to Club Maverick than free drinks. The line-up of brands represented by Maverick includes: Vision, Hotlamps, Promethean, Ergotron and Cables to Go.
Just Lamps (Hall 1, H100)will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the company’s formation at ISE2012. Since their humble beginnings in 2002, the company has grown into the world’s largest international trade-only distributor of projection lamps. Just Lamps supplies replacement lamps for projectors and RPTVs to partners in more than 72 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Products are supplied from one of five global warehouses, meaning lamps are delivered next day from stock to almost every corner of the world. Birthday cake and drinks are promised along with interactive competitions running every day with instant prizes.
Projectiondesign (Hall 1, M27) will use ISE to highlight how their innovations are integrated in today’s visual solutions for collaborative working. “Recognising the increased adoption of AV into IT systems, projectiondesign’s stand this year focuses on demonstrating several live and real-world demonstrations of product compatibility with leading 3D visualization and collaborative working examples that are already widely in use all over the world. We understand that today’s businesses see the value in faster, better, and more well informed decision making and these examples will allow visitors to see, feel and touch enhance their effectiveness” explained Anders Løkke, marketing director at Projectiondesign. The company will work with a number of partners at ISE 2012, including 7thSense Design Ltd., davit GmbH, Projecta and others. Product highlights include: the F35 wqxga projector, the F82 series 3-chip projector and the F35 AS3D active stereoscopic projector
Vutec (Hall 3, D112) will show its new reverse roll front deploy projection screen. Reverse roll is designed to deploy in front of a flat panel TV when a larger projected image is desired. Reverse roll is commonly used to clear obstructions near the screen mounting surface and allows the screen material to roll off the front of the roller drum. Reverse roll is available in two models, the Lectric I-RR (self supported surface) and the Lectric III-RR (tab-tensioned surface). Both models come standard with value-added features including Vutec’s EMS mounting system and FRS (fabric relief step) that eliminates horizontal lines in the fabric. Vutec will also show an expanded range of ArtScreen offerings, including a Slim-Line version.
Elite Screens (Hall, 1 P5) will introduce the new PowerMax electric roll-up projection screen at ISE 2012. It features a sleek aluminium casing with a 1.1gain matte white fibreglass-backed or tensioned material. It has a fast-acting 14 rpm tubular motor with a 4.4 foot pound lift capacity. The PowerMax has a standard power connection that comes complete with an in-line up/stop/down toggle switch for easy operation. A full IR/RF and 12-volt trigger control package is also available. Lastly, its sliding wall brackets allow installations to be perfectly centred. Available in 90”-165” diagonal sizes in either a 4:3 (NTSC) or 16:9 (HDTV) aspect ratio. Each comes with a standard 2-year warranty. Elite will also be introducing the Evanesce – a UL2043 Plenum compliant in-ceiling projection screen that disappears from view when not in use. Different variants come with either a fibreglass-backed (Evanesce) or tensioned (Evanesce Tensioned) 1.1 gain matte white material. The screen is moved by a strong, fast-acting tubular motor and comes with a full IR, RF and Ethernet control package. The UL 2043 Certificate confirms that the Evanesce meets the building standards for air-handling spaces of a structure above suspended ceilings or below floors. It is evaluated through the careful analysis of its heat levels and visible smoke release.
Large format displays
Sharp (Hall11, F78) will be unveiling the prototype of its new interactive whiteboard, with a diagonal screen size of more than two metres (80 inches).In the field of high brightness displays, the company will also be presenting its new PN-A601 series of outdoor monitors with a brightness of 2000 candelas. The new interactive Sharp whiteboard has a diagonal screen size of more than two metres (80 inches). With its intuitive user interface, the whiteboard is designed for efficient, convenient and creative collaboration. The new high-brightness PN-A601 monitor series has a semi-outdoor housing that allows it to be used in glaring lighting conditions. The display’s resistance to intense direct light and bright environmental conditions will be demonstrated at ISE by a video wall with eight models of the PN-V602 thin-bezel monitors, which have a brightness of 1500 candelas and can be cascaded to form walls of any size. Sharp’s indoor perimeter advertising system, consisting of the PN-V series of thin-bezel monitors, will also be on show at the Sharp stand. The pre-mounted system for hall events has already been successfully used at various sports events in 2011, including the finals of the European Handball Federation (EHF) Champions League in Cologne.
Panasonic (Hall 1, H56) says it will be showcasing various display applications including large format indoor digital signage, interactive displays for kiosks and points of information, and weatherproof displays for outdoor signage capable of resisting dust and rain, as well as extreme weather conditions. These displays are designed for specific environments such as shopping centres, factories, airports and other transport facilities including bus stops. Panasonic will also reinforce its commitment to producing eco friendly products and reducing carbon emissions through its Offset for Life initiative for customers who purchase projectors and display products.
Orion (Hall 4, R60) will be exhibiting with its partner PSCo Technical Distribution, with the central exhibit being an interactive Infinite Plasma videowall. The fully interactive 8.5 metre wide Infinite Plasma videowall will be on show for the very first time. The sixth generation OPM-4260 Infinite Plasma offers increased brightness and high contrast ratios, as well as internal scalers and anti-reflective coating. A tiny seam gap of 2.2mm allows the Infinite Plasma to be configured in any combination and size resulting in visually creative and striking installations, landscape or portrait. In addition to this, Orion will be demonstrating the brand new 117” MPDP E-board, 82” LCD E-board, 22” Transparent DID and 65” Multi Touch DID.
Video communication and IPTV
Cabletime (Hall 3, D106) is following the successful launch of its partner programme at last year’s ISE by reinforcing the opportunities for resellers in the broader IT and networking channels. In addition, the company is revealing new updates to the MediaStar Evolution range of MPEG encoders, LAN-casters, Digital Media Decoders and Media Manager software. The new family of MediaStar Evolution 780 models includes a number of enhancements, which will also be on show at ISE. With an eye on the 2012 London Olympics, Cabletime has announced a new feature that allows users to view HDTV from a terrestrial aerial across the network, providing access to high quality live action footage on a PC. Following the trend towards allowing remote control from a broader range of devices, Cabletime will show its new Smartphone Control Program. This delivers full control of the Evolution system through a smartphone or tablet device and will provide not just easy access to the TV and video delivery system, but even remote access from overseas, easing support and administration issues for users.
Panamax/Furman (Hall 1, N80) will be showcasing its full line of commercial and residential products, including the first power management solution for the EMEA market to be compatible with the company’s BlueBOLT hosted remote power and energy management platform: the CN-3600S E SmartSequencer. The CN-3600S E (220V-240V, 16A capacity) combines AC power distribution, protection, filtration, and sequential system power on/off in a 1-RU rack-mount unit. Featuring Furman’s SmartSequencing technology, it allows large and complex AV systems to be safely powered on and off with a simple press of a button or turn of a key, even by non-technical personnel.