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A special guide to all the nominated and winning products, as featured at ISE 2015


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Welcome to the digital guide to NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards for ISE 2015. This guide features every nominee from the awards programme, and highlights the winning entries. The Best of Show Awards are distributed across NewBay Media’s titles, with winners selected by an independent judging panel for each publication: AV Technology, Digital Signage, Installation, PSNEurope, Residential Systems and Tech&Learning UK. This guide reproduces the nomination text and images submitted by show exhibitors, allowing them to explain in their own words why their nominated products should be considered for a Best of Show Award at ISE 2015.

NOMINEES AptoVision BlueRiver NT.................................................................15 Albiral Display Solutions Arthur Holm Dynamic1H Talk............................ 16

Welcome to the ISE 2015 Best of Show Awards Albiral Display Solutions p4-26

Arthur Holm DynamicX2 ......................................................................4

Aurora Multimedia IPBaseT IPX-TC1 ............................................................5

Blue Jeans Primetime.........................................................................6

Draper Access Fit ..........................................................................7

Draper TecVision ..........................................................................8

Jupiter Systems Canvas CRS-4K ..............................................................9

Listen Technologies LT-84 ListenIR Transmitter-Radiator ............. 10

Matrox Matrox C-Series ...........................................................11

Control HST...................................................................28

Milestone AV Technologies LVS1U ..............................................................................29

SpinetiX

Arthur Holm DynamicNameTag .........................17

Cockpit Cloud-Based Remote Monitoring Service for Digital Signage Players .................30

BlackBox Network Services

VuWall Technology Inc.

MediaCento IPX HDMI over-IP System ........... 18

Winners

JBL Pro

Canon XEED WUX6000 ........................................................ 19

Crestron DM-MD-8x1-4K-C ......................................................20

Metra Home Theater Group 4K-Ready HDMI (Helios by Audio Solutions).......21

SiliconCore Magnolia 1.50mm Curved Display .................... 22

VuWall2 Digital Signage .........................................31

NOMINEES Matrox Matrox C-Series Multi-Display Graphics Cards............................................................. 32

Userful Corporation Userful Network Video Wall ............................... 33

p34-71

SMART Technologies SMART kapp ................................................................. 23

Vaddio RoboSHOT 12 HD PTZ Camera ...........................24

Williams Sound Hearing HotSpot ........................................................ 25

ZeeVee ZeeVee HDbridge 2920..........................................26

p27-33

Winners Analog Way Ascender 16 .................................................................34

Apantac Universal Matrix – UNI-MATRIX ....................... 35

Apex Liviau R ...........................................................................36

Pexip

AptoVision

Pexip Infinity ................................................................12

BlueRiver NT................................................................ 37

Prysm Cascade Collaboration Solution...........................13

Winners

Barco Nexxis NRC-2000 .....................................................38

Vaddio

Four Winds Interactive

Clear-Com

AV Bridge Matrix PRO ............................................. 14

Software 5.0 ................................................................ 27

FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom System.........39

Best of Show ISE 2015


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Crestron

Jupiter Systems

DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C ..........................................40

Canvas CRS-4K ...........................................................59

Green Hippo

Morel

magpi solo ..................................................................... 41

SoundWallTM Surface Series .................................60

Kramer Electronics (UK)

Murraypro Electronics

Kramer VIA Collage ..................................................42

Test Chest 3G ............................................................... 61

Matrox

Panasonic

Matrox C-Series ..........................................................43

PT-DZ21K Evo .............................................................62

Medialon

Panasonic

Medialon Overture....................................................44

PT-RQ13K ......................................................................63

Peerless-AV

Powersoft

Twin Pole Modular Series .....................................45

Powersoft X4 ..............................................................64

SpeakerCraft

Screen Innovations

AIM Series 2 .................................................................46

Zero Edge Flex Projection Screen .....................65

SpinetiX

SiliconCore Technology

Cockpit.............................................................................47

LED Display Anti-Moir辿 Filter .............................66

ZeeVee

SpeakerCraft

ZeeVee ZyPer4K ........................................................48

SpeakerCraft MRA-664 .........................................67

NOMINEES Albiral Display Solutions Arthur Holm Dynamic1H Talk............................49 Albiral Display Solutions Arthur Holm DynamicNameTag ........................50 Albiral Display Solutions Arthur Holm DynamicX2 .......................................51 Crestron DM-MD-8x1-4K-C ...................................................... 52 Dataton AB Dataton WATCHOUT version 6 ........................... 53 Draper Access Fit .......................................................................54 Draper TecVision ....................................................................... 55 ELAN Home Systems ELAN g1..........................................................................56 ELAN Home Systems UltraMatrix ................................................................... 57 Four Winds Interactive Interactive Boarding Pass Scanner ..................58

Stewart Filmscreen Stewart Filmscreen速 Iten速 Variable Masking Screen Featuring Tela 80速 Acoustically Transparent Woven Screen Material .....................68

Symetrix Symetrix SymNet Composer 3.0 .......................69

Toshiba TD-E series....................................................................70

ZeeVee ZeeVee HDbridge 2920...........................................71

p72-73

Winner JBL Professional

p74-78

Winners Crestron Crestron Pyng .............................................................74

Draper TecVision ....................................................................... 75

iRoom iBezel ...............................................................................76

Remote Technologies (RTI) KX10..................................................................................77

Stewart Filmscreen LuminEsse ....................................................................78

p79-83

Winners iBoardTouch Limited iBoardTouch DigiClass ............................................79

SMART Technologies SMART kapp .................................................................80

NOMINEES Crestron DM-MD-8x1-4K-C ...................................................... 81 Draper TecVision .......................................................................82 Kramer Electronics (UK) Kramer VIA Collage ..................................................83

JBL Control HST .......................................................... 72

NOMINEE Clear-Com FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom System......... 73 Best of Show ISE 2015


4 AV TECHNOLOGY

WINNER

Arthur Holm

DynamicX2 A

rthur Holm presented its new DynamicX2 at ISE 2015. The product line has been redesigned with a new-ultra thin housing

and integrating new functionalities in terms of control and signal distribution. DynamicX2 series are silent, fast, reliable, individually addressable and remotely diagnosable monitors. They are HDCP compliant and provide a safety system which stops the mechanism in case of resistance.

INTERNATIONALLY PATENTED TILTING SYSTEM The company says that the DynamicX2 are the only monitors on the market which provide automatic tilting by using only one engine; a system which is protected by an international patent. This means less components, higher reliability (five years warranty), less noise and no maintenance. Its passive cover plate prevents dirt and any kind of object from falling inside the mechanism and the lift system has different

speed and auto calibration of the system of the

individual, group or overall control. It allows the

speed levels depending on the screen position,

monitor.

creation of different memories to help to setup

having as a result a harmonic drive and eluding abrupt movements.

All monitors are HDCP compliant, assuring

the arrangement of the room to respond to

high bandwidth digital content protection

different work scenes. These are stored in the

compatibility. The new DynamicX2 also adds,

memory and can be retrieved by a single click.

NEW FUNCTIONALITIES

as an option, signal daisy chain distribution by

The Auto check function allows test files to be

The new DynamicX2 adds exclusive features

Cat5e/6 cable.

loaded and the program can be configured

in terms of control and factory service and

to send an alarm by e-mail, reporting if a unit is failing and the cause of the malfunction.

Setup Display, which allows individual addressing

NEW VERSION OF THE AHnet SOFTWARE

(30 monitors can be individually controlled

The AHnet monitor control software facilitates the

before an event and the receiving of feedback

through one port), and shows on the LCD screen

installation, control and administration of ARTHUR

for each monitor, allowing on site or remotely

the command which has been received and

HOLM motorized products. It has been designed

located staff to get information for up to 900

helps to optimize installation time and costs.

to control and diagnose any installation of

screens simultaneously. Q

A secondary menu allows the adjustment the

ARTHUR HOLM Dynamic products. It allows

www.arthurholm.com

signal distribution. They integrate an Interactive

Best of Show ISE 2015

It permits remote checking of the screens


AV TECHNOLOGY 5

WINNER

Aurora Multimedia

IPBaseT IPX-TC1 A

urora’s IPX-TC1

ultimate AV-IP product on

provides one of the

the market today.

most advanced IP

streaming solutions on the

Key features:

market utilizing Aurora’s

O

IPBaseT technology, which

Transmitter (Encoder) or

Configure as

synergizes various IP/AV

Receiver (Decoder)

standards to work together

O

4K2K Over 10G Fibre

as one. Aurora says that

O

Zero Compression and

this is the industry’s first

Zero Latency

4K2K transceiver with zero

O

compression and latency.

with HDCP, Larger for

128x128 Capable

Using a transmitter (encoder)

Non-Encrypted Sources

and receiver (decoder),

O

Videowall Capability

respectively, used to be the standard – until now.

presentation. Regardless of how the IPX-TC1

with Zero Latency

The IPX-TC1 can be set up as either one,

is set up, the audio can be de-embedded at

O Seamless & Break-away Switching

to make installation, inventory and

any location, break away, and/or be sent to

O SFP+ for Multi/Single Mode Fibre

troubleshooting easier.

or received from a Dante enabled device. The

O 1G LAN PoE

USB 2.0 option is also flexible, working as a KVM

O 2 HDMI Inputs, 1 HDMI Output

is the option slot to add other IP capabilities,

and/or a high-speed data transfer (480Mbps)

O Line In/Out Stereo & S/PDIF Audio

like USB 2.0 over IP or Dante audio, for a more

for memory sticks. Each IPX-TC1 USB feature can

O RS-232 Serial Port & IR (Bidirectional)

complete, distributed system. Audio, video, data,

also be set as a host or a device. To keep the

O User Configurable OSD

and control can be sent securely to one or many

system user-friendly, a customizable OSD and

O Integrated Web Server for Custom

units using off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switches.

web server are available to be programmed

Control Pages

When the IPX-TC1 is set up to be a transmitter,

as required. For RJ-45 LAN devices, the 1G

O USB 2.0 480Mbps Option (Host or

the 2 HDMI inputs become a source switch and

Ethernet port allows full bandwidth end-to-end

Device Configurable)

the HDMI output becomes a potential loop out.

over the IPX-TC1 10G fibre port.

O Dante IP Audio Option

The company says that another industry first

When set up as a receiver, a user can select

Choice is important. That’s why the

O Front Keypad & IR Remote

the local HDMI inputs or an IP source. Seamless

IPX-TC1 has an SFP+ port that can use single

O Rack & Under Table Mounting „

switching of the sources further enhances the

or multi-mode fibre – making the IPX-TC1 the

www.auroramultimedia.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


6 AV TECHNOLOGY

WINNER

Blue Jeans

Primetime their global community to meet face-to-face in large groups like never before. Additionally, they will be integrating it into their official knowledge sharing initiatives, which kick off in 2015. For TEDx, online video is the perfect way for them to connect, and with Blue Jeans Primetime’s interactivity, it is making it possible for them to do this in large groups. Several new and unique capabilities make the Blue Jeans Primetime service ideally suited to support large-scale, interactive events: O Role Switching: Attendees enter the event in

view-only mode, and can virtually raise their hand and be “promoted” to actively engage with the presenters, ask questions, or become part of a panel and contribute to the conversation. O Present or View from Any Device: Presenters

and attendees can join from a full range of lue Jeans Primetime was launched in

broadcast events to a worldwide audience, plus

December 2014 for general availability

the ability for the moderator to switch participant

computers, and mobile devices.

in Q1 2015. It is a new interactive online

roles between active participant and passive

O Self-Service: Blue Jeans Primetime makes

events service that connects thousands of

observer, making it possible for speakers and their

large-scale events easy and intuitive, without

participants through large-scale broadcasting

audiences to interact.

the need for a technician or hardware delivery.

B

and video collaboration. Blue Jeans says that

Blue Jeans Primetime has been in trials since

video or audio devices, including room systems,

Organizers, moderators and attendees can easily

Primetime is the only large event platform

early September with more than 20 customers,

schedule, join and view events, with the ability

that gives multiple presenters the power

including RedHat and Wikia.

to raise their hand, share video/content, and

to engage with thousands of viewers, and

In 2015, TEDx will be using Blue Jeans

interact with other participants.

promote any of these viewers to active

Primetime to connect organizers around the

O Robust Moderator Controls and Options:

participants in real time.

world. With over 3,000 yearly events spread

Event hosts have moderator controls that allow

across 165 countries, there are TEDx organizers

them to mute participants, pin presenters,

Blue Jeans cloud-based video collaboration

in every corner of the globe. As a result they

promote attendees, and record the meetings. „

service, with new streaming capabilities to

needed a solution that would make it possible for

www.bluejeans.com

Blue Jeans Primetime augments the flagship

Best of Show ISE 2015


AV TECHNOLOGY 7

WINNER

Draper

Access Fit T

he Draper Access Fit electric projection

You can install the case during the “dirty”

screen is a new addition to Draper's

phase of the construction process and keep the

original "Case now, screen later" Access

screen safe until you install the projector. The

concept. The Fit features a much smaller case

screen (motor-in-roller and attached viewing

cross section for above-ceiling motorized screen

surface) installs in seconds with preset latching

applications. Access Fit is ideal for small to

roller brackets and electrical pin connectors.

medium size boardroom, classroom or training

This eliminates job site damage. Screens may

room integration, offering the same quality

be installed in cases up to 20in wider than the

components engineered into a smaller profile to

standard case lengths.

fit into tight spaces above the ceiling.

An Access case can be ordered and installed

Meanwhile, the company has re-engineered

prior to final selection of size, type and format. If

the Access bottom closure panel to make it

ordering a case in advance of the screen, the price

easier to attach and improve the panel’s overall

of the case will be deducted when the screen is

engagement with the screen housing. An

ordered. Specify case length at time of order.

improved “T” bracket engagement allows the panel to hinge downward for service, eliminating the need to make extra trips up and down the ladder carrying the closure. Improvements to internal components also enable Draper to offer sizes up to 488cm in total

Some optional controls, including LVC-IV, width, without increasing the case profile size.

may be built into the case. If you want built-

Finally, new removable hoisting brackets

in Low Voltage Motor, Quiet Motor or control

make it easier to use block and tackle or a winch

options you must specify when ordering to assure

to lift the screen out of the shipping carton and

compatibility with your screen. „

the final into mounting location.

www.draperinc.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


8 AV TECHNOLOGY

WINNER

Draper

TecVision U

tilizing technologically

a higher on-axis gain of 1.8.

advanced manufacturing

XT1800X White performs

methods and proprietary

best where ambient light

scientific formulations, TecVision

is controlled but projector

viewing surfaces meet the rigorous

brightness is significantly lower

demands of today’s projectors

than desired. XT1800X White is

and the environments in which

perfectly suited for active 3D

screens are and will be used.

or colour combining passive 3D

Rather than using “mass-

systems.

production” methods in order to

Following the introduction of

minimize costs, TecVision screens

these first five surfaces, Draper

are individually produced,

introduced a sixth TecVision

individually formulated and

product, XT1000X White.

programmed, and manufactured

This newest surface offers a

with multiple checks for quality,

top line option for purists who

consistency and uniformity from

want a 1.0 white screen, and

start to finish. TecVision is available in six exclusive

its very low gloss means it is uniformity and are 4K ready. They are all ISF

excellent for edge blending applications. XT1000X

formulations, featuring white surfaces with gains

certified, as well. Here are some specifics:

White has an extra wide viewing cone and

ranging from 1.3 to 1.9 over remarkably wide

O XH900X Grey features an extra wide viewing

typical contrast. This surface is a prime example

viewing cones, and grey surfaces with excellent

cone, high contrast, and on-axis gain of 0.9.

of TecVision’s possibilities, and shows one of the

performance under ambient light. TecVision

XH900X Grey performs very well in situations

ways the line stands head and shoulders above

surfaces are available on several Draper electric

where moderate ambient light is present.

other screen surfaces. It was developed for a

screen models.

O MS1000X Grey has a moderate viewing

specific customer need. The customer wanted

cone, superior contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.0.

the TecVision XT1300X White, but with a 1.0 gain

it is easier than ever to “fine-tune” a screen to

MS1000X Grey performs very well in situations

and a much lower gloss level for edge blending.

your room. In the past, a close fit was as good

where moderate to high ambient light is present.

Draper’s chemists got to work and engineered

as a screen manufacturer could get, and often

O XT1300X White’s extra wide viewing cone,

a new screen to this spec, which was then also

represented simply choosing the lesser of two

typical contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.3 help

added to our standard TecVision offerings.

evils. But with Draper’s TecVision, a screen can

it perform best where ambient light is

be tailored to meet exact specifications for a

controlled but projector brightness is slightly

technology, it is easy to get lost in the numbers

certain type of room/situation. Thus, a screen

lower than desired.

and descriptive terms. The proof, as they say, is

that combines the best of different surface

O XT1600X White has an extra wide viewing

in the pudding. What do dealers, installers, and

attributes can be formulated, allowing the

cone, typical contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.6.

end users think about TecVision? Here are just a

ultimate in fine-tuning.

It also performs best where ambient light is

few of the initial reactions Draper has received:

TecVision represents a real advance because

When discussing projection screen

controlled but projector brightness is moderately

“I am blown away.”

contrast, precise resolution, colour accuracy and

lower than desired.

“How did you do this?”

the broadest possible viewing cone. All TecVision

O XT1800X White also features an extra wide

surfaces offer superior quality, consistency,

viewing cone and typical contrast, but with

All TecVision surfaces are engineered for high

Best of Show ISE 2015

“You obviously know what you’re doing.” „ www.draperinc.com


AV TECHNOLOGY 9

WINNER

Jupiter Systems

Canvas CRS-4K C

anvas CRS-4K extends the power of Canvas’ collaborative visualization solution to teams working in conference

rooms and huddle rooms. The CRS-4K is a small, quiet box that can be located anywhere in the room. What it enables is enormous. With the CRS-4K, teams in huddle rooms can collaborate with remote colleagues running Canvas on almost any device, sharing live video, real-time data, application screens, web windows, documents and presentations. Users can annotate onscreen, coordinate using voice and text chat, share whiteboards, and jointly edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Using Canvas SimpleShare, any user can walk into the conference room and present their

The CRS-4K

laptop screen to both local and remote Canvas

supports up to four

participants. No software to download, no

1080p HD displays or a

cables to connect, no dongles.

single 4K Ultra HD display.

Other features include Microsoft Lync

The CRS-4K’s high performance

integration and support for calls to and from third-

graphics system is ideal for use in Engineering

party SIP-based systems to share video and audio.

and Design (CAD/CAE/ AEC), Geographical

Information Systems (GIS) & Visualization, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Digital Content Creation (DCC) & Digital Media, and other demanding applications. „ www.jupiter.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


10 AV TECHNOLOGY

WINNER

Listen Technologies

LT-84 ListenIR Transmitter-Radiator T

he new LT-84 ListenIR Transmitter-

purchase additional equipment, which is

Radiator is ideal for assistive listening in

necessary with similar products.

smaller spaces. One unit provides up to

The LT-84 was designed with architects

7,500 sqft (696.77sqm) of IR coverage, which

and interior designers in mind, so that it

is twice the amount of other, similar products.

blends into any environment or space

Coverage can be expanded with up to four

without disrupting room design. It is easy

LA-141 ListenIR Expansion-Radiators, which

to install and simple to use and maintain.

when paired together, create the only IR system

cable. It is also the only two-channel Transmitter-

with delay compensation – there are no signal

Radiator with up to four frequencies: 2.3MHz,

legislative compliance kit. „

cancellation dropouts, no matter the length of the

2.8MHz, 3.3MHz, or 3.8MHz, so there’s no need to

www.listentech.com

Best of Show ISE 2015

It also comes with mounting hardware and a


AV TECHNOLOGY 11

WINNER

Matrox

Matrox C-Series M

atrox C-Series quad and six-output PCI Express graphics cards are new options for AV/IT departments

rolling out multi-display workstations and video walls. Engineered for high quality graphics and smooth video performance, stability/reliability and ease of deployment, Matrox C-Series cards deliver advanced multimonitor capabilities and outstanding performance for a wide range of environments including enterprise, industrial, pro A/V, digital signage, security, process control, control rooms and more. Matrox says that the C420 is the world’s fastest, fanless, low-profile quad card. Its low-profile design and low power consumption make it the perfect fit for small-form-factor PCs, small digital signage player PCs and

synchronization across an expansive twelve-

bezel management, edge overlap, and any

embedded systems, all the while providing

monitor setup.

combination of portrait and landscape displays.

professional-grade performance and reliability.

Both C-Series boards feature secure Mini

Meanwhile, Advanced PowerDesk features

Combine two C420 cards to drive eight displays

DisplayPort connectivity to prevent loose

such as unattended install simplify multi-display

from a single system.

cabling, while 2GB of on-board memory and

configuration management and shorten set-up

DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 1.2

times for single and multi-system deployments.

Matrox C680 is a six-output board featuring higher resolutions, higher performance,

support ensure smooth video playback and

and higher display density for demanding

graphics performance.

commercial and critical applications. System

The cards also come bundled with Matrox

The C-Series feature set, combined with Matrox’s renowned industry expertise, premium technical assistance and long product life cycles,

integrators and professional users can

PowerDesk for Windows desktop management

allow technology managers to maximize the ROI

power up to six 4K/Ultra HD displays or

software: a comprehensive set of tools to control

of their multi-display installations – something their

projectors, or take advantage of the C680’s

a variety of multi-display configurations including

CFO will no doubt be happy about as well. „

board-to-board framelock feature to ensure

stretched or independent desktops, clone mode,

www.matrox.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


12 AV TECHNOLOGY

WINNER

Pexip

Pexip Infinity It is easy to provide each customer with their own branded environments, and it is easy to scale resources up or down as needed. For a service provider, these unique possibilities present simple ways of giving the customer what he needs when he needs it – without having to plan for and schedule capacity changes. Pexip Infinity’s distributed architecture is one-of-a-kind and completely unique. Being able to deploy conferencing nodes (virtual machines) – each working as a local MCU and gateway – in any number of locations, greatly reduces network load and infrastructure requirements. This saves network and bandwidth costs for enterprises while omitting any capacity challenges. Pexip’s distributed architecture also ensures that everybody sees the same conferencing nfinity enables organizations and enterprises

software MCU, gateway and transcoding engine

experience, no matter how large the conference

to equip all of their members and employees

in one. Pexip Infinity simply deploys on VMware or

or where participants are based. There is no

with video, audio, and web conferencing and

Microsoft servers, and can be installed in an on-

cascading, in addition to greatly reduced system

visual communications, regardless of size, existing

premise data centre, in a private or public cloud,

latency, diminished bandwidth usage and

solutions, or device requirements.

or in any combination. Scaling up simply means

lowered network strain.

I

Pexip Infinity simply enables equipping every

spinning up another Virtual Machine, and does

Still, one of the most important aspects of

member of the organization with his or her

not involve acquiring more licenses, or potentially

Pexip Infinity is its ease of use and simplistic

personal Virtual Meeting Room (VMR), just like

hardware. Infinity runs on industry standard servers

approach. A technology can be complex and

they have a phone number and email address.

that every company already has.

comprehensive, but abundance of features

The personal VMR can be used for scheduled or

Pexip Infinity solves the fundamental

ad-hoc meetings (huddles), and is as easy to use

challenges in enterprise communications,

that users feel comfortable with what is being

as visiting a web site, writing an email or dialling

such as complexity of use, deployment and

offered, and it is important that users like what

a number.

management, cost of ownership and use,

they are presented. Pexip Infinity’s reach and

interoperability between systems, devices,

customer success in large and small companies

meeting platform. It deploys like any other

software and hardware, and does so from a

proves that it is the right choice for most. Allowing

enterprise software, to any number of locations

simple management system that uses industry-

people to work the way they are used to, and

and data centres – from a single administrator, and

standard tools that are known to everyone in IT.

continue with their existing workflows, rather

from a single point. Infinity seamlessly connects any

For VaaS and UCaaS providers, Pexip Infinity

Pexip Infinity is a virtualized, distributed scalable

does not drive adoption rates. It is important

than trying to force a culture change, is perhaps

existing communications protocol and codec into

provides unique provisioning, management and

Infinity’s greatest feature. „

a single uniform conferencing experience, and is a

branding possibilities.

www.pexip.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


AV TECHNOLOGY 13

WINNER

Prysm

Cascade Collaboration Solution share content and ideas. Live and streaming video, web apps, documents, presentations, images and inputs from PCs and mobile devices can be displayed, resized, positioned and annotated on screen. The cloud-based program facilitates seamless switching between content and the sharing of data. Incorporating real-time data collaboration and capture, the system is set apart from others by its absolute usability, allowing participants to not only share a single document but to share a whole suite. Documents can be edited in real time for those in the room, either together on screen or individually via BYOD connectivity, as well as accessed by people remotely to enhance collaborative working. Configurable workspaces allow teams to save their work between sessions and pick up where they left off at their next meeting. As simple to use as a tablet, Cascade solutions put powerful collaboration capabilities at your fingertips. Every product in the Cascade family delivers he Cascade 85 and 65 (85in and 65in

increase productivity and make faster, better

the same collaboration experience, allowing

diagonal) join Prysm’s Cascade 190

decisions. With the addition of the Cascade

customers to standardize on a unified solution for

and 117 to provide a complete line of

85 and 65, our customers can now deploy

any size of room from boardrooms to two-person

collaboration solutions ideal for every meeting

groundbreaking collaboration capabilities across

breakout rooms. At ISE 2015, the company

space from the boardroom to the two-person

their entire enterprise.

demonstrated the mirroring of content between

T

huddle room. Prysm’s Cascade collaboration solutions will

The Cascade 85 and 65 are powered by Synthesis, Prysm’s highly intuitive and easy-to-use

the Cascade 85 and 190, a capability which allows teams in different rooms, cities or countries

be transformational for businesses. They enable

collaboration system. The Cascade collaboration

to seamlessly collaborate. „

our customers to solve complex problems, greatly

solution allows users to capture, contribute and

www.prysm.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


14 AV TECHNOLOGY

WINNER

Vaddio

AV Bridge Matrix PRO V

addio’s AV Bridge Matrix PRO is a complete professional AV solution designed to reduce the complexity of

designing USB systems for meeting and lecture capture rooms that support multiple cameras and microphones. Based on Vaddio’s awardwinning AV Bridge technology, the MATRIX PRO adds audio and video mixing functionality directly into the box. The MATRIX PRO replaces a rack full of

switcher, three Quick-Connect Interfaces for

built-in AEC, and a web server for configuration

gear by combining a variety of capabilities:

Vaddio cameras, an 8 x 4 cross-point audio

programming, control and

an AV encoder with simultaneous IP and USB

matrix mixer/switcher with AEC, four audio

remote management. „

2.0 streaming, a four-input seamless HD video

ports for Vaddio EasyUSB microphones with

www.vaddio.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


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AptoVision

BlueRiver NT A

game-changing technology for AV

With these capabilities, AptoVision says that

O Multi-view application – Ability to show a

signal distribution, the BlueRiver NT

the BlueRiver NT ushers in a new paradigm in

enables the simultaneous extension,

AV signal distribution systems by enabling a

grid composed of multiple video sources on a single display;

switching, and compositing of real-time,

single system capable of addressing multiple

O Video-wall application – Ability to scale

uncompressed Ultra-HD signals with zero-frame

applications including:

a single video source across a wall of multiple displays.

latency over off-the-shelf (OTS) 10GbE switches.

While there are numerous use-cases where

It delivers a long awaited alternative to HDBaseT technology, which forces equipment

all three applications are required in the same

manufacturers to design and manufacture

installation, never before has there been a single

expensive “custom” matrix switches and

technology capable of delivering on all three

which also requires the installation of

application requirements in a single platform. Several companies previously standardized

a second proprietary network in a

on HDBaseT technology were quick to

facility. In addition, unlike HDBaseT,

recognize the power, competitiveness,

the BlueRiver NT delivers an all-in-one

and disruptive nature of this technology

solution for video-wall, multi-view and

and are already demonstrating

matrix switching, as opposed to just point-

products based on this technology.

to-point CatX or fibre extension.

“Aurora Multimedia needed

Using a high-bandwidth, synchronous,

an uncompressed IP-based AV

packet-based architecture for pixel transmission,

transmission technology with no latency as

the BlueRiver NT is capable of: O Extending uncompressed Ultra-HD (4K) HDMI-

the foundation for its new IPBaseT technology,”

video, 32 channels of audio, Gigabit Ethernet

said Paul Harris, CEO of Aurora Multimedia.

and useful control signals over 30km of fibre or

“Not only is AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT chipset

100m of CatX cabling;

the only technology to meet this requirement, it also delivers on our vision of the future in which

O Switching these signals through standard

IP based systems will transform the AV signal

10GbE switches and;

O AV matrix switching application – Ability to

O Compositing multiple video signals onto one

extend and switch any video source to any

distribution market.” „

or more displays.

display(s) through generic 10G switches;

www.aptovision.com

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16 AV TECHNOLOGY

Albiral Display Solutions

Arthur Holm Dynamic1H Talk ynamic1H Talk is a motorized multi-

D

touch 12in monitor integrating an independently controllable retractable

microphone system, electronic voting and simultaneous interpretation system. Dynamic1H is an elegant aluminium built monitor which provides a horizontal motorized movement which can be stopped at any position from 0 to 80 degrees. A smart memory system allows an easy setup and recall of the desired tilt angle. DynamicTalk has been added to the product, making the microphone disappear within the desk surface and appear when needed. A light ring will indicate the microphone working mode by changing colour from red to green. Compatible with conference systems, this solution can be customized with simultaneous interpretation and electronic voting. The Dynamic1H Talk is compact, easy to integrate and keeps all the elements ush on the table when not needed, optimizing the space and allowing access to the technology when needed. The movements of the different components can be locally or remotely controlled and remotely diagnosed. „ www.arthurholm.com

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Albiral Display Solutions

Arthur Holm DynamicNameTag A

rthur Holm DynamicNameTag is a digital labelling solution for auditoriums, institutions and public communication

spaces in general. The product consists of a vertically retractable double-sided stretched screen, and Linux-based software which allows the easy display of a picture and name, or any digital content. Two screens are placed back to back in a compact anodized aluminium frame, allowing the display of different content on each of them. Thus, the side facing the audience will show the picture and name of the conference participant, while the other side can display necessary information for the viewer. The screens are only visible when needed, disappearing within the table desk at the push of a button or via remote control. They feature an extremely fast and silent retractable system and a safety system, and require no maintenance. The Linux-based software allows the easy display of picture and text, ideal for name tagging applications. „ www.arthurholm.com

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18 AV TECHNOLOGY

BlackBox Network Services

MediaCento IPX HDMI over-IP System istribute digital signage

MediaCento IPX units transmit

content or other HD video

broadcast-quality video and

and audio to any number

support Full 1080p resolution.

D

of screens across an Ethernet

The PoE-powered extender

network with MediaCento IPX by

transmits up to 100m over CatX,

BlackBox.

but goes even farther when

This IP streaming solution can

additional network switches are

be conďŹ gured for point-to-point

added to the mix. The optional

video extension (unicast),

controller appliance turns the

point-to-multipoint video

MediaCento IPX system into an

distribution (multicast) or video

IP-based matrix switch, allowing

wall applications. Featuring

you to switch from any source to

visually lossless compression

any display. „

and ultra-low latency, the

www.blackbox.com

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AV TECHNOLOGY 19

Canon

XEED WUX6000 anon says that its flagship installation

C

improving energy savings. In

multimedia projector, the XEED

addition, advanced features

WUX6000, achieves this unique blend

such as hardware edge-

of capabilities: offering advanced image

blending allow system integrators

quality, connectivity, durability and energy

to seamlessly blend images from

saving for projections in a range of environments

multiple projectors to create

including offices, classrooms, and digital signage

impressive multi-displays.

projections.

Increased flexibility Technical capabilities

To ensure increased flexibility for

The Canon XEED WUX6000 offers vivid, detailed

system integrators, the WUX6000

images from both computer and video-based

is compatible with five different

sources thanks to its native WUXGA resolution,

projection lenses – short fixed,

high brightness, and top quality optics. Canon’s

wide zoom, standard zoom, long

AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical

zoom and ultra-long zoom lenses – and with twin

and thanks to the WUX6000’s enhanced

engine produces 6000 lumens brightness and

digital DVI and HDMI inputs, it offers maximum

energy-saving capabilities, power consumption

a 2000:1 contrast ratio to deliver clear images,

flexibility for a wide variety of installations.

is limited to just 0.076W per lumen, while

even in high-ambient light levels.

This makes the WUX6000 the ideal projector

still projecting more vivid images than

for applications like video conferencing that

ever before.

Canon’s revolutionary LCOS (Liquid Crystal On Silicon) panels work in combination with its

demand picture-by-picture imaging, which can

AISYS optical system to produce true colours

be achieved from either two digital sources, or

energy-saving capabilities, the WUX6000 is the

with outstandingly smooth images free from the

from one digital and one analogue source.

ideal projector for system integrators in large

unwanted 'lattice' and 'rainbow' effects that are

Due to its image quality, flexibility and

or small businesses, as well as imaging

often seen with other panel technologies. The

Energy saving capabilities

professionals who require crisp, high-impact

addition of new LCOS panels also enhances the

The industry is currently seeing a fresh focus

projection with the ability to cater for numerous

appearance of projected images by offering

on power efficiency and durability. Lens design

projection requirements. „

increased luminance and reflectivity while

is one of the key enablers for achieving this

www.canon.co.uk

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20 AV TECHNOLOGY

Crestron

DM-MD-8x1-4K-C he new DM-MD-8x1-4K-C DigitalMedia

T

their cables, select sources and displays from a

all-in-one presentation systems provides

scrolling list on a touchscreen, iPad, or laptop,

an ideal solution for simple huddle spaces,

and the system is up and running without custom

capability can be added by connecting a

meeting rooms and classrooms that require

programming. Crestron has prepared videos

Crestron AirMedia™ (AM-100) to the HDMI port.

8x1 4K switching and scaling, but don’t require

that demonstrate how .AV Framework makes it

.AV Framework also provides communication

custom programming. The DM-MD8X1-4K-C

easy to set up systems in conference rooms and

with Crestron Fusion® enterprise management

features a dedicated mic input, and HDMI® and

huddle spaces.

software, right out of the box, for centralised

HDBaseT® outputs – at a breakthrough price.

B-DMPS3_PAK). Likewise, wireless BYOD presentation

monitoring and control.

More control options .AV Framework™ technology eliminates need for custom programming

O Framework now also provides three powerful

Learn more

plug-and-play control options:

The new DM 8x1 also fulfills two core components

O up to four Crestron Connect It™ (TT-100)

of the DM® 3.0 digital standard: a validated

Because the DM 8x1 is built on the new Crestron

cable caddies.

solution for every room type, and an enterprise

.AV Framework technology, it’s ready to go

O the Crestron MP-B10 keypad

appliance that lives up to IT standards. „

right out of the box. Integrators simply connect

O a pre-loaded touchscreen (model TSW-752-

www.crestron.com

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Metra Home Theater Group

4K-Ready HDMI (Helios by Audio Solutions) etra Home Theater Group is debuting

compatibility with legacy HDMI systems. With the

a new line of 4K-ready HDMI cables to

introduction of HDMI 2.0 technology, older cables

deliver a verified 18Gb/s HD signal for

may limit the audio and video performance of

M

higher resolutions, frame rates and colours over HD digital interconnects. Guaranteeing the high bandwidth support

new technology and multimedia content. “Metra Home Theater Group is bringing the best new HDMI technology to consumers, many

necessary for the future of 4K content in home

of whom remain unaware that ultra-high definition

theatres and beyond, Metra’s cables support

content these days is compressed down to 8-bit

Ultra HD/4K signals at 60Hz and 48-bit Deep

colour at 60 Hz and 10.2 gigabytes per second

Color. The technology has also been designed

of data,” said Jessy Crabb, general manager for

and engineered to support up to 32 audio

Metra Home Theater Group. “People ask ‘Why

channels and dual video streams, which enables

compress it? I thought I was getting the best

the delivery of multiple-viewer or multiple-source

there was?’ The reason it is compressed is that

content on the same screen.

most cables aren't built to handle uncompressed

Available in 3ft and 6ft models in the Helios

high-resolution content, and run-of-the-mill cables

by Audio Solutions™ product line, the new HDMI

experience additional signal loss. Our new HDMI

cables support an Audio Return Channel for the

cables are built to handle the best and latest, so it

convenient delivery of HD audio content. Also

enables audio and video enthusiasts to be ready

included are the standard connected home

for the future of content.” „

features of Ethernet signals and backwards

www.metrahometheatergroup.com

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22 AV TECHNOLOGY

SiliconCore

Magnolia 1.50mm Curved Display viewing experience, even at close proximity. The seamless screen boasts a 3.7° curve, running at a full 60p, easily achieving 2,000 nits brightness with unbeatable uniformity. Immersing visitors in crisp, clear visuals, the 6m x 1.5m (approximately) presentation wall demonstrated the full capabilities of Common Cathode technology at the trade exhibition. Its ultra-wide viewing angles enable a stunning off-axis performance without colour shift, ensuring the screen can perform in a wide range of environments. Being LEDbased, all these elements are in addition to it performing excellently, even in high ambient light, with vibrant colour reproduction. This is complemented by high power efficiency, excellent uniformity and low heat generation, enabling silent, fan-less operation. The features of the Magnolia has made large-scale immersive LED displays accessible to verticals not previously penetrable for this type t ISE 2015, SiliconCore displayed a

thus negating the need for a resistor and

of screen due to the resolution requirements

curved 1.5mm pixel pitch LED solution,

reducing the achievable pixel pitch. This also

and minimal viewing distances. The specialized

which delivered stunning visualisation

gives the curved Magnolia display the lowest

circuitry of the display eliminates ghosting by

and an impressive close-proximity viewing

power dissipation in the industry, resulting in

forcing the LED to discharge before the next

experience.

the greenest LED technology ever invented,

signal. The design of the driver chip completely

according to the company.

removes reverse bias so that noise from the

A

The display makes use of the award-winning Magnolia 1.5mm scalable solution which, unlike

With revolutionary low power consumption

signal is abolished and true blacks are achieved

other LED screens, is driven by SiliconCore's

and a phenomenal 444,900 pixels per square

Common Cathode technology rather than the

metre, the curved Magnolia solution is bringing

traditional Common Anode method. Opening

the benefits of its patented LED technology to the

running and more efficient design contribute to

up a variety of new markets to LED applications,

visualisation market. Offering a tight pixel pitch

a lifespan of over 10 years, ensuring a market-

Common Cathode technology offers a much

and a refresh rate of over 2,000 Hz, it is one of

leading lower total cost of ownership for the

more efficient design whereby the Red, Green

the most advanced and high-quality resolution

curved Magnolia 1.5mm LED display. „

and Blue diodes have separate power supplies,

LED displays available, delivering an incredible

www.silicon-core.com

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AV TECHNOLOGY 23

SMART Technologies

SMART kapp MART kapp is a Bluetooth-enabled dry-

S

Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. Snapshots are easily

erase board, marker, and eraser that

shared and viewable as high-quality PDF or

allows content to be captured digitally

JPEG files.

connect to a SMART kapp board via Bluetooth,

kapp digital capture board, you can also use

users download the free SMART kapp app

the app to stream contents live via the cloud

(Android and iOS) and scan the QR code or tap

to remote participants using any web browser-

the NFC tag located on the board.

enabled device.

and shared to any browser-enabled device. To

When connected via Bluetooth to a SMART

SMART kapp makes it easy to capture, save, and share notes and ideas written on a SMART

Features & Benefits

kapp digital capture board without the hassle

SMART kapp is a modern, sleek replacement for

of manually capturing the content (e.g. taking

the traditional dry-erase board that offers a leap

a photo of the board and/or transcribing the

in functionality. Its top three benefits are:

content into a digital format). It displays the

O Instantly capture dry-erase content to a

board’s content in real time on the connected

mobile device;

device. To save content, simply tap the capture

O Never again take frantic notes or blurry

button on the board, in the app, or in a browser. Saved content can be reviewed and

photos of a dry-erase board; O Invite remote participants to see what’s on

shared by email or by using any number of

the board, as it unfolds. „

cloud services such as Evernote, Google Drive,

www.smartkapp.com

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Vaddio

RoboSHOT 12 HD PTZ Camera T

he RoboSHOT 12 HD PTZ Camera is a

which finally allows for smooth and manageable

professional quality PTZ camera with

on-air camera movements.

high quality imaging, fine detail and

wide horizontal field-of-view, the RoboSHOT 12

features of the RoboSHOT cameras are Tri-

has an Ethernet port and a built-in web server,

Synchronous Motion, the silent direct drive pan/

which allows the user to control the camera

tilt motors, advanced Exmor image sensor,

functions on a web page with any browser

multi-element lens and ISP (image signal

from anywhere in the world over the IP network.

processor) combination.

Telnet, IR Remote and RS-232 control for the

The Tri-Synchronous Motion algorithm in the RoboSHOT cameras is capable of moving all three (pan, tilt and zoom) axes simultaneously.

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In addition to a 12x optical zoom and 73°

exceptional colour reproduction. The key

camera are available to satisfy almost any, if not all, system control requirements. The RoboSHOT cameras were designed for

The algorithm calculates the position and

the times and represent a new era in specifying

velocity of the smooth, direct-drive motor

and integrating professional quality cameras into

movements between the presets so pan, tilt, and

A/V and conferencing system configurations. „

zoom arrive at the preset subject simultaneously,

www.vaddio.com


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Williams Sound

Hearing HotSpot T

he Hearing HotSpot is an innovative new

consisting of hardware components and a

listening technology that allows almost any

proprietary software licence. Once a system

venue to stream audio via Wi-Fi from TVs,

is installed in a venue, the software licence

music sources or live programmes directly to an

is activated by Williams Sound based on the

individual’s personal smartphone or tablet. To

number of channels (up to 56) at that venue.

listen, an individual simply connects to the local

Williams Sound remotely monitors the status of

Wi-Fi, downloads the free Hearing Hotspot app

each system and can deliver system upgrades

from the Google Play or Apple App Store, and

directly to the venue without going on-site. „

selects the audio channel they want to hear.

www.williamssound.com/catalog/

Each Hearing HotSpot system is customized,

hearing-hotspot

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26 AV TECHNOLOGY

ZeeVee

ZeeVee HDbridge 2920 eeVee, Inc., a leading

Z

streams over the same

global manufacturer

coaxial wire.

commercial-grade video

equipped with front to rear

distribution products, is

cooling for effective thermal

announcing shipments of the

control in demanding

HDbridge 2920, an encoder

applications. To help installers

and modulator capable of

stay running continuously, all

of award-winning,

The HDbridge 2920 is

delivering 1080 resolution

ZeeVee HDbridge products

video from high-definition serial digital interface

said Bob Michaels, CEO of ZeeVee. “We want

utilise a common under-stressed, high-reliability

(HD-SDI) sources to an unlimited number of HD

commercial installers to have the flexibility to

power system.

displays over existing coaxial cable infrastructure.

add more channels and a wider gamut of input

The HDbridge 2920 provides a combination

The HDbridge 2920, like all of ZeeVee’s

options for video encoding with our HDbridge

HDbridge products, features simple on-site setup

of superior video quality, Dolby Digital Audio

2000-series solutions. Our new 2920 model is made

and status monitoring utilising a colour front-panel

compatibility and mission-critical reliability for

in America and is the latest in a series of solutions

display. Compatible with other popular ZeeVee

video distribution in broadcast studios, security

working towards our vision of accessible and

technology, the new product also supports an

rooms and large venue applications. Offering a

affordable video distribution.”

Emergency Alert System (EAS) channel, closed-

full MPEG-2 implementation and low latency, the

The ease of configuration and management

captioning support, as well as an information

new solution is backed by an extensive support

is possible from a single point thanks to ZeeVee’s

department and an industry-leading five-year

acclaimed Maestro browser-based software

warranty. Adding to the reliability for commercial

interface, which automatically recognises

distribution today. For sales information in North

applications, it shares a unified architecture with

all ZeeVee products in the head-end. The

America contact +1.347.851.7364 or email sales@

other HDbridge 2000-series products to remain

new product utilises Maestro to configure the

zeevee.com, or in the EMEA contact +44 1494

easy and affordable to deploy.

encoding and modulation of the HD-SDI sources

956677 or email EMEAsales@zeevee.com. To learn

“Broadcast-quality HD-SDI video can now be deployed faster over coaxial infrastructure,”

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channel for use with small video loops. The HDbridge 2920 is available through

along with all other ZeeVee generated video

more about ZeeVee, please visit the website. „

sources to distribute the full continuum of data

www.zeevee.com


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WINNER

Four Winds Interactive

Software 5.0 F

WI has recently released Software 5.0, a continuation of our current visual communications platform. Software

5.0 improves how clients build, deploy and manage their enterprise visual communications network. The release is accompanied by an industry-leading app store, coined FWI Store, containing hundreds of images, videos, apps, templates and much more that can be used to quickly design and populate visual displays – whether one screen at a time, or enterprise-wide. Additionally, Software 5.0 brings near-parity between FWI’s Content Manager Desktop and Content Manager Web. Clients can now manage their visual communications network from any browser on any device. This makes it easier for users to manage, configure, preview, deploy and monitor applications on their entire network in real-time.

4. Content Approval Workflow

engaged. Users now have the power of FWI’s

tools and features to create our latest release

The newly added workflow functionality provides

best practice applications, content and more at

including:

an integrated approval process for content.

their fingertips. FWI store allows clients to:

Automated email notifications are sent when

z

1. FWI Store

new content is added and managers can view

instantly add different kinds of content to their

The FWI Store contains pre-built templates,

a real-time task list to see and approve requests

visual communications network, the first of its kind

applications, content and plug-ins on a

waiting in their queue.

in the industry.

FWI developed a number of proprietary

Browse, view and download applications to

z Use a one-stop shop that includes pre-built

subscription basis that can be used to quickly customise display designs with the most up-

5. Network Monitoring

to-date and dynamic content. The FWI Store

Network monitoring has been integrated into

and more.

is conveniently accessible from the Content

Content Manager Desktop, enabling clients to

z Easily access the FWI Store from one

Manager platform.

monitor the health and status of their network in

centralised location making it intuitive and

real-time with customisable dashboards.

convenient to create content.

2. Sharable Applications

FWI Store is one of the most exciting features

templates, applications, content, plug-ins

Similar to how the iOS, Android, MAC OSX and

FWI’s software now enables users to create,

in Software 5.0 because it caters to one of the

Windows 8 platforms have adopted applications

publish and share custom applications, or

biggest challenges digital signage users face –

and the subsequent app stores as a delivery

leverage content from the FWI Store.

keeping their content fresh. With the FWI Store,

mechanism, FWI is joining their ranks with their

users have a one-stop-shop for pre-built content

industry-leading FWI store, the first of its kind in

3. Remote Web Management

to save them time and money on developing

the digital signage industry. This functionality not

The Content Manager Web platform now lets

it from scratch. The applications allow the user

only makes FWI’s software more user-friendly, but

users manage their network anytime, anywhere,

to easily download, configure and deploy

industry-leading as well. „

from any web-enabled device.

content to keep their audience informed and

www.fourwindsinteractive.com

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WINNER

JBL Pro

Control HST J

BL’s Control HST represents a new

frequency response (at frequencies where the

concept in compact on-wall speakers.

reflected sound is either in-phase or out-of-

Incorporating patent-pending HST

phase with the original). Plus the frequencies

Hemispherical Soundfield Technology, this

of the peaks and dips change as you move

speaker covers an extremely wide 180 degrees

around the room, so you can EQ them away.

(a hemisphere of coverage), reducing the

Eliminating this primary wall reflection results

number of speakers needed to cover a space

in a flatter frequency response, and very

and thus reducing overall installation and

consistent sound character from location to

system cost. In addition, HST vastly reduces the

location within the listening area, providing

primary wall reflection that has been afflicting

high fidelity sound throughout the space. „

on-wall speakers for years. Reflections of most

jblpro.com

on-wall speakers add peaks and dips in the

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WINNER

Milestone AV Technologies

LVS1U he ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System

T

Tilt adjustment at a single pivot point protects

was designed to solve common problems

the display from twisting. The RapidDraw Display

faced by installers when mounting video walls

Release cord system allows for gentle, remote

– speed of install, ease of alignment, access for

release of screens from any side of the mount. This

serviceability and rigidity to maintain adjustments.

protects the displays by not requiring an aggressive

The system hangs from strut channel, which allows

push to pop out the mount and only releases

the ability to level an entire row once. A generous

screens on demand. Once released, displays can

amount of depth adjustment allows installers to set

be extended 34cm for service with a kickstand

the mount between 10 and 19cm from the wall

for an extra 20 degrees of bottom tilt release. The

for recessed applications and to accommodate

rigid frame keeps displays where set, even after

imperfections in the wall. The PowerZone

extending for service. Can be ordered with rails for

adjustment zone keeps all the adjustment points

individual screen applications. „

at one location on the mount for easier access.

www.milestone.com

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30 DIGITAL SIGNAGE

WINNER

SpinetiX Cockpit Cloud-Based Remote Monitoring Service for Digital Signage Players M arket research has shown that the

answer to service opportunities such as

z Screen issues (Indication of screen problems)

quality of on-site service and support

monitoring and support. The new Cockpit

z Environmental causes (Gathering of

is one of the top three challenges for

service allows dealers to prevent issues – till now

environmental factors such as temperature,

digital signage projects. Up to 30% of the budget

unpredictable – and promptly react to incidents,

power drops etc)

is reserved for integration and support services,

maximising the up-time of the end customer’s

z Potential content issues (Detection of content

in particular when digital signage networks are

digital signage network. This unique added value

rendering issues and prevention of potential

mission critical to end-customers. Yet, providing

service will improve the quality of maintenance

publishing issues)

quality maintenance and on-site support can

and on-site support and will keep end customers

z Firmware conflicts (Prevention of incoherent

be a challenge for dealers. Without professional

loyal.

installations)

remote monitoring tools, these missions can be

Dealers can now offer services and support

unpredictable, risky and expensive, with labour

with minimum risks and costs. They can react

costs adding up quickly.

promptly and prevent players reaching critical

Why SpinetiX Cockpit has been nominated

status. They are enabled to keep end customers’

Not many dealers today are offering services

players under control from anywhere.

because of the potential costs and risks. SpinetiX’s

The SpinetiX brand has always been a promise for its unique product reliability and industry leading support. Digital signage networks

cloud-based monitoring service, Cockpit, is the

however not only involve media players but also

Cockpit at the dealers service

ideal tool to maximise the reliability of the solution

content, displays, network devices, environmental

Cockpit benefits from the reliability and

by controlling all aspects of the digital signage

factors and services. The combination of ultra-

advanced technology of the SpinetiX players

network. In addition, Cockpit licenses can only be

reliable products together with an existing need

and will watch all elements of the digital signage

sold through SpinetiX’s indirect sales channels, thus

for continuous services result in very lucrative

network to detect potential issues such as:

protecting the dealer. Cockpit promises real and

opportunities to dealers.

z Lost connections (Indication of network issues

immediate benefits to dealers. „

or malfunctioning players)

www.spinetix.com

With Cockpit, dealers can now effortlessly

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WINNER

VuWall Technology Inc.

VuWall2 Digital Signage uWall Technology, specialising in video

V

wall control software, will showcase VuWall2 DS at ISE 2015.

VuWall2 DS is designed to easily control

video walls for digital signage and dynamic display applications without sacrificing power and flexibility. With VuWall2™’s Transition Designer, creating dynamic and appealing video wall content can be done simply and effectively. Transparency, translation, marquees, rotation and alpha blending are seamlessly integrated allowing for spectacular effects between views on any size video wall. VuWall2 DS even makes displaying 4K content on non-rectangular arrays effortless! Additional key features include layout

and AMX), sub-region management and

visualisation projects into impressive views that

management (design and control), scripting,

task scheduling.

exceed expectations. „

Network API (for integration with Crestron

Truly state-of-the-art, VuWall2 DS transforms

www.vuwall.com

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32 DIGITAL SIGNAGE

Matrox

Matrox C-Series Multi-Display Graphics Cards atrox C-Series quad and six-output PCI

C420 cards to drive eight displays from a

Windows desktop management software: a

Express graphics cards are excellent

single system.

comprehensive set of tools to control a variety of

M

new options for AV/IT departments

Matrox C680 is a six-output board featuring

multi-display configurations including stretched

rolling out multi-display workstations and video

higher resolutions, higher performance, and

or independent desktops, clone mode, bezel

walls. Engineered for high-quality graphics and

higher display density for demanding commercial

management, edge overlap, and any combination

smooth video performance, stability/reliability,

and critical applications. System integrators and

of portrait and landscape displays. Advanced

and ease of deployment, Matrox C-Series cards

professional users can power up to six 4K/Ultra

PowerDesk features such as unattended install

deliver advanced multi-monitor capabilities and

HD displays or projectors, or take advantage of

meanwhile, simplifies multi-display configuration

outstanding performance for a wide range of

the C680’s board-to-board framelock feature

management and shortens set-up times for single

digital signage applications.

to ensure synchronisation across an expansive

and multi-system deployments.

Matrox C420 is the world’s fastest, fanless, low-profile quad card. Its low-profile design

twelve-monitor setup. Both C-Series boards feature secure Mini

The C-Series feature set, combined with Matrox’s renowned industry expertise, premium

and low-power consumption make it the

DisplayPort connectivity to prevent loose cabling,

technical assistance and long product life

perfect fit for small-form-factor PCs, small digital

while 2GB of on-board memory and DirectX 11.2,

cycles, allow digital signage professionals and

signage player PCs and embedded systems,

OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL1.2 support ensure smooth

technology managers to maximise the ROI of

all the while providing professional-grade

video playback and graphics performance. The

their multi-display installations.„

performance and reliability. Combine two

cards also come bundled with Matrox PowerDeskfor

www.matrox.com/graphics

Best of Show ISE 2015


DIGITAL SIGNAGE 33

Userful Corporation

Userful Network Video Wall ideo wall deployments are enjoying

V

time-synched over the network. This is labour-

ensuring even a hardware failure in the video

record growth, yet many of the solutions

intensive and also rules out live, real-time content

wall server results in minimal downtime.

on the market today are complicated,

(Twitter, weather, RSS, interactivity).

video walls continues to rise, so does a need

approach that results in unparalleled performance

using a web browser, or mobile device. It’s

for a digital signage product that solves these

and scalability. The PC or server that runs the

never been simpler to create eye-catching,

challenges.

video wall splits, crops and rotates content in real

artistic video walls. It can even support a mix

time. This enables a Userful video wall to deliver 4K

of heterogeneous displays, including monitors,

display at ISE with Userful’s partner ViewSonic,

content over the network from a single core i7 PC

projectors and cubes. Userful gives complete

offers three very exciting industry firsts. It is the

to up to 25 displays, each of which can be placed

creative freedom and flexibility to create truly

first video wall solution to deliver 4K and higher

anywhere on the video wall canvas and rotated to

stunning designs. Userful’s patent-pending

content in real time over the network. It’s the

any angle. It can display 4K video, 6K HTML5, static

interactive setup tool enables pixel-perfect

first to support multiple, independent video

images up to 16K.

alignment, bezel and colour correction with

costly and inflexible. As demand for high-impact

Userful Network Video Wall, which was on

walls throughout a building from a single PC. It

Userful Network Video Wall takes a different

Eliminating the need for proprietary servers

Individual displays can be rotated to any angle and placed anywhere within the canvas

drag ‘n’ drop ease. A demo version of the

is also the first to enable any angle rotation and

and cable extenders, a single core i7 PC

configuration web-interface is available here:

placement of individual displays from a browser

can serve one, two or even three video walls

http://demo.userful.com/ucc/

with real-time interactivity.

simultaneously anywhere within the LAN. In fact,

Previous approaches to network video walls

In addition to playlists, HTML5 and Flash

it can support two video walls simultaneously

support, the solution comes pre-integrated

have either:

playing different 4K content. Each display has

with a free, cloud-based CMS (Rise Vision),

1) Delivered the entire source image to all 25

an industry standard zero client device, which is

can also integrate with other CMS’s, or can

displays, saturating the network and limiting

basically a network-addressable video card with

display live content via HDMI capture card or

source-resolution to 1080p or lower, or

no moving parts, consuming just 3 Watts of power

network streaming protocols. It also supports user

2) Required painstaking pre-splitting of the video

and an expected 7-10 year life span. Multiple

interaction via external USB input devices. „

file into 25 separate files with playback being

servers can be set to failover to each other,

www.userful.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


34 INSTALLATION

WINNER

Analog Way

Ascender 16 A

nalog Way‘s new Ascender 16 (Ref.

can be added to another output, resulting

ASC1602) is a powerful Multi-Screen

in up to 8 layers per output.

Seamless Switcher based on the

Thanks to the link mode, users can link

LiveCore™ platform. As a LiveCore™ based

two units, with inputs and outputs shared

system, Ascender 16 offers ruggedized

and added. Units will then function as

design, versatile connectivity, and state-

one impressive 24x8+2 Scaled Seamless

of-the-art processing to fit with the most

Matrix system with 2 live Mosaic Previews,

demanding applications.

84 input plugs, 100 frames, 100 logos and

Ascender 16 offers 12 inputs with 42

96 scalers available. Or to double the

source plugs: 6xHDMI, 9xDVI-I, 3xDisplayPort,

output capabilities, the LiveCore™ Output

12x3G/HD/SD-SDI and 12xUniversal Analog.

Expander (Ref. LOE16) can be linked to the

It can handle any source from composite

Ascender 16 resulting in a 12x8+2 scaled

video, up to 2560x1600, and outputs a variety

seamless matrix system.

of formats, including HD-TV and Computer

Ascender 16 can be controlled via

formats up to 2560x1600 and 4K.

the Web RCS, an intuitive web-based

Ascender 16 is available with full 4K resolution as an optional feature. The device

Remote Control Software specifically In addition to a native background layer,

designed for the LiveCore™ series. For more

can then support 3840x2160 (UHD) and

Ascender 16 can display up to 8 PIP mixers per

demanding applications, Ascender 16 can be

4096x2160 resolutions (native resolution for

output. Up to 100 slots are available to store

controlled through the Vertige™, a powerful

DCI-compliant 4K).

frames and logos in the device’s memory bank.

Remote Console.

Ascender 16 includes an independent Dual-

Layers, including frames and logos, can be

To facilitate the ease of integration, Ascender

Link output for monitoring purposes, with a Live

controlled individually in time and transition,

16 can also be easily controlled through AMX

Source Mosaic layout. The product delivers

and can be fully resized. The advanced layer

and Crestron 2 or 3-Series systems thanks to a full

varied display configurations: Mixer, Hybrid, Hard

management feature ensures higher flexibility

package of drivers available on the website. „

Edge and Soft Edge configurations.

and safety: when one output is disabled, its layers

www.analogway.com/en/

Best of Show ISE 2015


INSTALLATION 35

WINNER

Apantac

Universal Matrix – UNI-MATRIX he modular concept of the Universal Matrix

T

allows users to populate the chassis with various I/O boards up to a maximum 16x16

configuration. It is universal in nature in that it supports a mix of inputs and outputs including HDMI/DVI, remote HDMI/DVI over HDBaseT, SDI, as well as remote HDMI/SDI over fiber. Key features include: O MODULAR: I/O boards design to populate

Universal Matrix chassis with up to a maximum 16x16 configuration O VERSATILE INPUTS & OUTPUTS: Supports mix

Switch HDBaseT output (seamless/glitch free

of HDMI/DVI, remote HDMI/DVI over Cat5

switching)

Apantac also has future plans to offer a quad-split input module that accepts 4x DVI,

(HDBaseT), SDI, remote HDMI/SDI over Fibre

O HDCP, AUDIO, CONTROL: HDCP compliant,

HDMI, VGA, YPbPr and/or Composite sources. „

O CLEAN SWITCHING: I/O module with 1x Clean

audio support, InfraRed and RS232 control

www.apantac.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


36 INSTALLATION

WINNER

Apex

Liviau R information. Meetings can also be recorded and archived for later consultation. Another major feature of Liviau R is its high definition audio capabilities. The device offers a built-in audio mixer that incorporates a powerful DSP processor with multiple EQ and limiting facilities and an integrated 2-channel 50W amplifier. Simply connect the system to loudspeakers and whatever source is required for crystal clear vocal and music reproduction. Phones, MP3 players and wireless headphones may connected via Bluetooth and the internal music player or internet radio offer background music. pex is proud to unveil its brand new,

A

Furthermore, the touch interface can be

all-in-one conference room control

remotely mirrored to an external device allowing

control of audio and lighting levels at all times

system, Liviau R, which debuted at ISE

control from anywhere in the room.

via two faders situated at the left and right

R offers instant access to content and full control

your preferred laptop, tablet or smartphone.

features allow for events such as closing blinds or

over your presentation as well as complete room

No extra hardware or apps are required in

retracting screens to be triggered on demand.

control including lighting, video, audio and other

order for your device to connect to Liviau R – it

Conventional room lights are easily controlled

automated services, all fully integrated and

all happens via your device’s built-in AirPlay,

and you can even select the colour of LED

managed from the same platform.

Chromecast or Miracast technology. From

lighting using a colourwheel.

2015. Featuring a sleek, yet robust design, Liviau

Liviau’s designers have focused on simplicity

Liviau also enables wireless presentations with

there it is a simple step to connect to the room’s

In terms of control, Liviau R offers simple

of the touchscreen. Extensive automation

Housed in a robust yet streamlined, modern

in addition to powerful functionality. The

display or projector for instant presentation of

aluminium casing, Liviau R may be desk- or

10.1in touch interface is purposely limited to

your material.

wall-mounted. Perhaps one of its best features is

the information you require during meetings

Regularly used content may be stored in

the price – retailing at under 3000 euro, which is

and presentations for as uncluttered a look

Liviau R’s internal memory for instant accessibility

just a fraction of competing offerings, Liviau R is

as possible. The guided menu takes you

when required. A built-in web browser allows

currently the most cost-effective AV conference

easily through your meeting/presentation

instant access to information stored on other

control solution on the market today. „

offering everything you need at your fingertips.

servers, or for quick searches and sharing of

www.apex-liviau.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


INSTALLATION 37

WINNER

AptoVision

BlueRiver NT ptoVision’s BlueRiver NT for AV switching,

O Multi-view application: Ability to show a

of its introduction. This is what some of these

video-wall and multi-view applications.

grid composed of multiple video sources on a

companies have to say about BlueRiver NT:

A

A true game changing technology

single display

“Aurora Multimedia needed an

for AV signal distribution, the BlueRiver NT is the

O Video-wall application: Ability to scale a single

uncompressed IP-based AV transmission

world’s first and only technology to enable

video source across a wall of multiple displays

technology with no latency as the foundation

the simultaneous extension, switching and compositing of real-time, uncompressed Ultra-HD

While there are numerous use-cases where all three applications are required in the same

for its new IPBaseT technology,” said Paul Harris, CEO of Aurora Multimedia. “Not only

signals with zero-frame latency over off-the-shelf

is AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT chipset the only

(OTS) 10GbE switches. It delivers a long awaited

technology to meet this requirement, it also

alternative to HDBaseT technology which

delivers on our vision of the future in which

forces equipment manufacturers to design and

IP based systems will transform the AV signal

manufacture expensive “custom” matrix switches

distribution market.”

and which also requires the installation of

“We are excited to demonstrate new

a second proprietary network in a facility.

products at ISE using AptoVision’s BlueRiver

In addition, unlike HDBaseT, the BlueRiver NT

NT technology,” said Steven Barlow, President

delivers an all-in-one solution for video-wall,

and CEO of DVIGear, Inc. “We believe this technology will completely transform the way

multi-view and matrix switching, as opposed to

complex AV systems are designed and will

just point-to-point CatX or fibre extension.

provide users with unprecedented flexibility

Using a high-bandwidth, synchronous,

and scalability.”

packet-based architecture for pixel transmission,

“At ZeeVee, our goal was to enter the

the BlueRiver NT is capable of: O Extending uncompressed Ultra-HD (4K) HDMI-

uncompressed AV signal distribution market

video, 32 channels of audio, Gigabit Ethernet

with a product line which embraces forward looking technologies and architectures instead

and useful control signals over 30-KM of fiber or 100m of CatX cabling

installation, never before has there been a single

of recycling older concepts,” said Bob Michaels,

O Switching these signals through standard

technology capable of delivering on all three

CEO of ZeeVee. “Our partnership with AptoVision

10GbE switches, and

application requirements in a single platform.

on the incorporation of their BlueRiver NT

O Compositing multiple video signals onto one

Every individual who has witnessed the demo

technology into our new platform, allows us to

or more displays

of this technology has been blown away by

deliver on this vision and to usher in a new era for

its performance, feature-set, flexibility and

AV signal distribution.”

With these capabilities, the BlueRiver NT ushers in a new paradigm in AV signal distribution

scalability. In fact, several companies previously

systems by enabling a single system capable of

standardized on HDBaseT technology were

applications of BlueRiver NT at its booth during

AptoVision demonstrated the various

addressing multiple applications including:

quick to recognize the power, competitiveness

ISE 2015. Several partners exhibited branded

O AV matrix switching application: Ability to

and disruptive nature of this technology and

equipment based on the technology at

extend and switch any video source to any

have already demonstrated products based

their booths. „

display(s) through generic 10G switches

on this technology at ISE – within six months

www.aptovision.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


38 INSTALLATION

WINNER

Barco

Nexxis NRC-2000 S

imple and Smart Connectivity. No exception. The NEXXIS NRC200 is a versatile and easy to integrate room

compositor. Its elegant design, small form factor and silent operation, make it the perfect appliance for many applications including classrooms, corporate meeting rooms and training rooms. The versatile NRC200 allows users to fully focus on the training or meeting, and gives full control to the teacher, moderator or head of the meeting. With a simple click, sources will be displayed on multiple output devices like LCD displays, projectors, or any other screen. The system also automatically arranges multiple sources on the displays.

Key features

adjustments. Switching from one source to another

Extend Clickshare capabilities to all devices

O Engaging multimedia experience: The NRC200

is fluent and does not require any resync. The

extends Barco’s ClickShare CSC1 experience

NRC200 will automatically upscale and downscale

Stop wasting valuable time trying to hook up

with high quality visualization of any media

to match the preferred display settings, and shows

a device to the central display. No need to

source in your room. The appliance supports

all sources in the correct aspect ratio. Furthermore,

call in a technician: the NRC200 sits next to the

all wired and wireless sources in the room:

audio sources are automatically mixed.

Barco ClickShare CSC1 to facilitate multiple

ClickShare sources, MirrorOp, AirPlay, H.264

O Reliable: The compositor builds on decades of

users to easily connect their devices to the

streams and Barco V2D sources.

experience in 24/7 mission-critical environments.

system. Room PCs, visualizers, laptops, tablets

O Moderation: In classrooms and some

The NRC200 replaces complex setups with AV

and phones can now be connected and shown

meetings you just need to be in control. The

matrix switchers, scalers and compositors, with

without any effect or upfront knowledge or

intuitive moderation function gives an overview

one simple appliance.

training. The NRC200, together with ClickShare

and preview of all content before committing

O Performance: The NRC200 comes standard

CSC1, visualizes multiple sources onto one or

to a display. The user interface runs on Microsoft

with two discrete compositor engines, each

two displays. What’s more, the in-room and

Windows PCs and tablets.

capable of driving a 4k display with independent

networked media sources are automatically

O No Adjustment Needed: With automatic EDID

composition of sources. Eight different sources

detected and integrated with a simple

management and scaling, the best in-room

can be combined over all compositor engines. „

configurator tool.

experience is guaranteed without requiring display

www.barco.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


INSTALLATION 39

WINNER

Clear-Com

FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom System FreeSpeak II™’s ground-breaking design and

The beltpack’s rugged exterior housing is also

be installed to create an exceptionally wide

technology makes it the highest performing

constructed with polycarbonate plastic and

coverage zone for beltpack users to roam.

wireless intercom option. It can be tailored for

thermoplastic elastomer overmould, making it

applications of any magnitude and complexity,

highly durable.

and within varying environments. The intercom

In addition, FreeSpeak II is scalable for

Users are also able to take advantage of FreeSpeak II’s high quality audio, ease-of-use and advanced features. The system delivers superior

solution also delivers unmatched quality audio,

applications of different sizes and sophistication.

digital ‘Clear-Com Sound’ for clear intelligibility

innovative features and beneficial capabilities

With FreeSpeak II, people can easily add

and ultimate audio comfort. The intuitive design of

that increase productivity. Production teams

more beltpack users as their team grows. They

the beltpack makes it simple for users to navigate

across the world, including those at the

can also extend communication across large

the interface and customize settings. Beltpacks

Commonwealth Games, War of the Worlds and

work spaces. As a standalone base station,

offer five intercom channels to enable efficient

Muziektheater, have benefitted from FreeSpeak II.

the system can support 20 full-duplex wireless

management of workflows. And innovations

FreeSpeak II enables users to collaborate

beltpacks. This is the preferred option for smaller

such as “Listen Again” message replay as well

effectively despite challenging work conditions,

applications requiring a few mobile users. It can

as battery health, RF status and antenna link

such as RF interference and poor weather. In

also be scaled for mid-to-large installations. By

monitoring add convenience. By providing

spaces saturated with 2.4 GHz consumer devices,

implementing it as an integrated wireless solution

flexibility, simplicity and high performance,

many wireless intercoms suffer from audio fading

within Eclipse HX matrices, known as FreeSpeak

FreeSpeak II offers users the most remarkable

and connection loss since they are competing

II Integra, up to 50 full-duplex wireless beltpack

wireless communication experience. „

for the same frequency spectrum. FreeSpeak

can be used simultaneously.

www.clearcom.com

II operates in multiple licence-free DECT bands

Moreover, the system’s wireless coverage

from 1.897-1.933GHz. Thus, it enables continuous,

can be expanded with locally-powered active

clear communication in RF hostile settings and

antennas. Antennas can be positioned up to

eliminates the need for frequency coordination.

3,200ft away, or 800ft away when centrally

FreeSpeak II’s new active antennas and wireless beltpacks are built with state-of-the-

powered from the base station. Five-way antenna splitters and up to 10 antennas can

art technology that enhances reliable wireless connections. Active antennas utilize separate data and audio channels in DECT6 to create a dependable link between beltpacks and the base station or Eclipse HX matrices. Beltpacks possess cellular auto-roaming technology, allowing them to constantly scan and automatically select the optimal wireless signal. The system can also withstand frequent usage in harsh environments. The beltpack is IP65 rated, which means that it is water and dust resistant for demanding outdoor and indoor use.

Best of Show ISE 2015


40 INSTALLATION

WINNER

Crestron

DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C content to 1080p60 or 4K/60Hz. DM-RMC-4KSCALER-C is the only scaler on the market that can do this O Create video walls, even spreading a 4K

source across 1080p displays while maintaining full resolution

Room solution in a box The DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C provides an advanced one-box interface solution for a single display device as part of a complete DM system. It functions as a DM receiver, 4K/60Hz video scaler, and control interface, providing a single HDMI output along with Ethernet, RS-232, IR, and relay control ports. V professionals looking for a 4K/60

A

uncompressed bit-for-bit 4K/60Hz distribution

Hz scaler need not look further than

and scaling, with brilliant razor-sharp images and

High-quality video, wall to wall

Crestron. ISE 2015 visitors witnessed a live

smooth motion.

The DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C delivers high-quality

and scaling, including support for HDCP 2.2,

Scaling goes upscale

on its output to display just a portion of the

powered by the industry-first 4K DigitalMedia™

The DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C is an engineering marvel.

source image, it can support up to 64 individual

Receiver and Room Controller with Scaler (DM-

It converts any resolution and frame rate to any

displays, for example, an 8 x 8 video wall.

RMC-4K-SCALER-C).

resolution and frame rate, up to 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz.

demonstration of end-to-end 4K/60Hz switching

This is the first and only 4K/60Hz scaler on the

video wall processing. Using the zoom capability

With the DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C you can:

Keeps a low profile

market. What makes this cutting-edge product

O Upscale 1080p and higher resolutions of the

At just over an inch deep, the DM-RMC-4K-

unique is its exclusive scaler chip. We did the

latest laptops and mobile devices to display on

SCALER-C fits easily and discreetly behind a

R&D ourselves at the Crestron Research Center.

the latest 4K displays at their full 60Hz frame rate

flat panel display or above a ceiling-mounted

As a result, the technology can’t be found

O Downscale 4K sources to properly display

projector. All connections are located on its sides

anywhere else.

on 1080p displays

to provide easy access and visibility for a clean,

O Intelligently convert frame rates for 24p

easily serviceable installation. „

and PAL sources, as well as convert 4K/30Hz

www.crestron.eu

The all-new DM-RMC-4K-SCALER-C fulfils a core component of the DM 3.0 digital standard:

Best of Show ISE 2015


INSTALLATION 41

WINNER

Green Hippo

magpi solo agpi solo takes compact media

time. All changes can be stored within the timeline

devices. It’s all on-board. Furthermore, it’s fully

playback to a new level for installation

controller with the option to trigger playback and

remote controllable from any PC using magpi‘s own

professionals.

adjust parameters via external protocols such as

proprietary control software. With a robust compact

SMPTE timecode, MIDI and much more.

chassis supporting rack-mount options, magpi solo

M

magpi solo not only provides real-time playback

control, but uniquely delivers control for parameters

magpi solo sports an extensive toolbox of

can be installed just about anywhere and configured

such as speed, in and out points, and geometry

output mapping utilities, removing the need for

and controlled remotely from any distance. „

along with colour and contrast correction in real

additional video wall controllers or processing

www.aviary-videotools.com/products/

Best of Show ISE 2015


42 INSTALLATION

WINNER

Kramer Electronics (UK)

Kramer VIA Collage C

ollaboration. A word that is widely

Regardless of where the application resides or

bandied about the AV industry these

what format it is, multiple users can work on the

days. But what does it actually mean?

same file in real time. This is true collaboration.

What is ‘real’ collaboration? Here at Kramer we take a very different view

with the ability to capture and share the annotated image. A unique feature of VIA Collage is the

VIA Collage does far more than just display

ability to send the main screen image directly

multiple images on screen. It allows participants

to all participant devices. This means that all

to others on collaboration and with the VIA

to take control of the presenter’s computer,

participants, including those with no clear view

Collage we have launched what we believe to

to modify documents, to share files and work

of the main screen, can see the presented

be a ‘real’ collaboration solution.

together fast quicker and faster than previously

image straight in front of them. Full user

possible. No more sending documents or files for

‘mirroring’ was introduced at ISE 2015 and

Based around a simple, free to download app, this cloud based technology allows

applications such as Lync and Go To

multiple users to work simultaneous on

Meeting can be loaded onto the VIA

multiple documents displayed on the

Collage units’ internal hard drive.

main screen, for the image displayed

To connect to VIA Collage you

on the main screen to be sent back to

simply launch the app on your

the participants’ devices and to display

smartphone, PC or tablet, enter the

full motion 1080p 60Hz video. Up to six

room number, password and your

different devices can be displayed in a

unique ID and start presenting,

single screen environment or 12 different

sharing and collaborating. A virtual

devices in dual screen mode, be they

client facility is as available enabling

IOS, Windows or Android. Third party

those with ‘locked down’ devices to

software such as Microsoft Office Suite

use VIA.

can be directly loaded onto the VIA Collage

review to multiple users and asking for feedback

and these programs can be launched

– make the changes in real time as participants

message fellow participants in private and

remotely by any participant. All documents

interact and work together.

with ‘enable control’ a presenter can give a

on screen can be collaborated upon by all participants simultaneously. The Kramer VIA Collage provides the ability

With video playing an ever more important part in meetings, VIA Collage allows full screen or multiple windows playback of 1080p 60Hz full

An in-built chat function allows you to

participant control over their Windows or Mac screen. Smartphone, PC, tablet or Mac, no other

to work in a new way with multiple users. No

motion video. VIA Collage features an HDMI

‘collaboration’ tool offers all the facilities that are

more searching for a connecting cable, an end

input and both HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

available on VIA Collage.

to asking the presenter to forward the material

This ensures maximum integration with existing

later via email, and forget about working on an

AV/VC facilities and the HDMI input can be

old fashioned whiteboard when VIA Collage

defined as one of the sources for display on the

allows multiple users to annotate a document

main screen.

or presentation on-screen simultaneously and without cables.

Best of Show ISE 2015

Full annotation is available on the VIA Collage, allowing ‘dynamic whiteboarding’

VIA Collage: a true, interactive, ‘real collaboration’ solution from Kramer Electronics. A short video introducing the VIA Collage can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=LYygNsmGbp0 „ www.kramerelectronics.co.uk


INSTALLATION 43

WINNER

Matrox

Matrox C-Series Matrox C-Series™ quad and six-output PCI Express® graphics cards are excellent new options for AV/IT departments rolling out multi-display workstations and video walls. Engineered for high quality graphics and smooth video performance, stability/reliability, and ease of deployment, Matrox C-Series cards deliver advanced multi-monitor capabilities and outstanding performance for a wide range of environments including enterprise, industrial, pro A/V, digital signage, security, process control, control rooms and more. Matrox C420 is the world’s fastest, fanless, low-profile quad card. Its low-profile design and low power consumption make it the perfect fit for small-form-factor PCs, small digital signage player PCs and embedded systems, all the while

across an expansive twelve-monitor setup. Both C-Series boards feature secure Mini

any combination of portrait and landscape displays. Meanwhile advanced PowerDesk

providing professional-grade performance and

DisplayPort connectivity to prevent loose

features such as unattended install simplify

reliability. Combine two C420 cards to drive

cabling, while 2GB of on-board memory and

multi-display configuration management

eight displays from a single system.

DirectX® 11.2, OpenGL® 4.4 and OpenCL™

and shorten set-up times for single and

1.2 support ensure smooth video playback

multi-system deployments.

Matrox C680 is a six-output board featuring higher resolutions, higher performance,

and graphics performance. The cards also

and higher display density for demanding

come bundled with Matrox PowerDesk™ for

Matrox’s renowned industry expertise, premium

commercial and critical applications. System

Windows® desktop management software:

technical assistance and long product life

integrators and professional users can power

a comprehensive set of tools to control a

cycles, allow system integrators, consultants and

up to six 4K/Ultra HD displays or projectors, or

variety of multi-display configurations including

architects to maximize the ROI of their multi-

take advantage of the C680’s board-to-board

stretched or independent desktops, clone

display installations. „

framelock feature to ensure synchronization

mode, bezel management, edge overlap, and

www.matrox.com/graphics

The C-Series feature set, combined with

Best of Show ISE 2015


44 INSTALLATION

WINNER

Medialon

Medialon Overture M

edialon Overture is enterprise-wide AV

who need it, in whatever format is useful

management software that controls,

to them.

monitors, and automates thousands of

Overture is built to run on virtual machines in

AV devices in multiple locations, integrates with IT

a virtualization cluster such as VMWare vSphere,

services and building management systems, and

which provides high availability, fault tolerance

delivers highly interactive user interfaces.

and hardware redundancy.

Overture eliminates the cost and burden of

The convergence of A/V and IT is no longer

hardware boxes by controlling all AV devices

just a talking point – it is a reality for many IT

via TCP/IP. It is ‘company wide’ centralized and

departments. Conventional AV control solutions

connected to Microsoft Exchange for room

are overwhelmingly hardware based, distributed,

booking, Microsoft Active Directory for credential

and use proprietary programming languages. In

management, SNMP for logging, and Building

stark contrast, Medialon Overture is a centralized

Management systems for environment control

AV management software solution that uses web

and energy savings.

browser-based configuration tools and common

Overture uses standard IT technologies

JavaScript for automation programming. Overture

both for user interfaces, allowing the use of

interface lays out system controls and status

smartphones and tablets as user interfaces, and

feedback information in a geographically

for configuration, allowing users to set up and

oriented design. Help desk operators can

Software as a Service

edit an Overture system themselves.

select different floors, zoom around the maps

Overture can manage AV equipment in multiple

of the buildings to view statuses, see room

buildings or installations and collect the real time

configuration for most of its functionalities,

booking information for upcoming events,

system information into one help desk system.

eliminating heavy programming. User interfaces

and even control the equipment in each

are dynamically generated from information

room remotely.

Overture is database-driven and relies on

in the database, user credentials and room

Each help desk operator can build their

is designed by A/V veterans for the IT department.

System integrators can choose to include the help desk as part of the solution handed over to their customers, license help desk access on an

booking information. User interfaces are

own dashboard for monitoring and comparing

annual basis, or sell managed help desk services,

based on context-aware templates that use

status information from various data points

using one licence of Overture to manage

the database and user access credentials to

in the system using dynamically updating

devices in multiple client installations. Clients who

dynamically generate the appropriate interface

graphing widgets such as pie charts, bar

wish to own and manage their own servers and

for each room.

charts, and trend charts. Operators with

staff their own help desks can use one Overture

different specialties need different tools;

User Experience server to manage up to 5,000 AV

monitoring solution allow operators to remotely

user-customized dashboard widgets give the

devices in dozens of buildings. „

assist users anywhere in the world. A map-based

power of real-time information to the people

www.medialon.com

Overture’s comprehensive help desk and

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INSTALLATION 45

WINNER

Peerless-AV

Twin Pole Modular Series With a minimum number of SKUs, and a user-friendly, intuitive method of selecting the required parts, the installer experience could not be simpler. Via the new 'Modular Configurator' tool on the Peerless-AV website, installers are guided through a series of simple stages to create a bespoke solution for their application. They can select a single column or video wall, choose mounting type (landscape or portrait orientation), pick required component options and accessories (fixing plates, column length etc), and then submit their configuration for a quote. The Twin Pole design ensures a sturdy and secure mounting foundation with each system able to accommodate up to 192kg. Components are powder coated in black with an anodised chrome finish to provide a durable finish resistant to rust, chips and scratches. For installer peace of mind, all Twin Pole Modular Series products are tested to the highest UL mounting safety standards eerless-AV's Twin Pole Modular Series is the

P

Designed to fit around twin 50mm standard

and include security attachment hardware to

most versatile and adaptable flat panel

columns, the components can be combined to

ensure the stability and security required for use

screen mount system on the market today,

fulfil multiple install requirements, from a single

in public areas. They also include a number of

addressing the widest range of vertical sectors

ceiling mounted display to an unlimited floor-to-

innovative features and benefits, such as tilt

and applications. Launched in June 2014, the

ceiling video wall array.

adjustment (from +20˚ to -5˚ with specific settings

Twin Pole Modular Series was showcased to a European audience for the first time at ISE 2015.

The Series offers two configuration designs

at 5˚ increments) for a perfect and consistent

– a single Twin Pole Unit and a Twin Pole Video

viewing angle and back-to-back screen options,

This innovative Series helps installers and integrators

Wall Unit. The single unit is available in ceiling,

making them the most adaptable and easy-to-

to embrace the challenges and complexities of large

floor to ceiling, floor to wall and free standing

install products available.

scale AV installations, and deliver projects that are

mount options. The video wall unit is available

productive and profitable. The Series also adds

in floor to ceiling, floor to wall and free standing

means they are ideal for creating eye-catching visual

value by helping to increase end client ROI, drive

mounting options. The poles can be shortened

displays in retail, secure signage in transportation

additional engagement and enable larger displays

or extended and multiple displays from 46in up

applications, seamless control room screen arrays

or bigger arrays to be utilised in locations that were

to 90in can be positioned anywhere along the

and stylish digital posters in leisure settings. „

previously not considered possible.

column length.

www.peerless-av.com

The versatility of the Twin Pole Modular Series

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46 INSTALLATION

WINNER

SpeakerCraft

AIM Series 2 S

peakerCraft’s AIM Series 2 is the first

Tweeter Array™ which delivers maximum sound

increases stability and relocated binding posts for

architectural speaker series to deliver the

coverage and dispersion. In addition, the

easier installation. The series’ sound quality also

performance of a 3-way design from a

speakers offer improved pivoting design to direct

receives an upgrade, benefitting from a new

sound, as well as upgraded materials and design

symmetrical and asymmetrical 2nd-3rd order

to suit a wider range of installations.

Linkwitz-Riley crossover design.

2-way speaker. With several models available in 5in, 7in and 8in sizes, the AIM Series 2 offers

A new transducer and motor design

integrators a speaker for every

using a curvilinear cone improves

application that delivers a wider and

high frequency response while an

more uniform high-frequency coverage

updated surround design reduces

area for increased vertical directivity

high frequency breakup. The inclusion

and reduced floor and ceiling bounce.

of non-conductive Kapton formers,

By utilizing SpeakerCraft’s new

copper caps and extended poles

adjustable pivoting Arc Tweeter Array™

allows for an increased linear operating

360˚ arc coverage, the speakers ensure

envelope and reduced distortion.

that every seat in the house enjoys

Thanks to the increased power handling

the same volume and sound quality

and sensitivity the speakers exhibit

while producing a minimum of 3dB

improved thermal dispersion in addition

more than a single tweeter design and

to cleaner, louder sound.

reducing distortion.

By decoupling the speaker housing

The totally redesigned AIM series

from the surrounding materials, what

leverages three new technology

SpeakerCraft calls Acoustic Isolation

enhancements to give the speaker line improved fidelity, audio direction and sound

Technology™, the series provides superior SpeakerCraft’s engineers refined every

audio immersion and installation consistency.

isolation. Acoustic Isolation Technologies™

element of the series’ industrial design including

This technology, combined with a New Wave

reduce mechanical energy and the next

back-mounted magnets that dramatically

Plane™ design and Acoustic Vortex Eliminators™,

generation Waveplane™ design broadens the

improve aesthetics, strain reliefs to secure

acoustically moves the speaker close to the front

power response over a wider listening area.

speaker wire, a fail-safe attachment for added

plane, reducing sound turbulence. „

But the most visible design change is the new

security, a redesigned rear flat housing that

www.speakercraft.com

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INSTALLATION 47

WINNER

SpinetiX

Cockpit ockpit is a new cloud-based remote

C

industry leading support. Digital signage

monitoring service for digital

networks however not only involve media

support with minimum risks and costs. They

Dealers can now offer services and

signage players.

players but also content, displays, network

can react promptly and prevent players

devices, environmental factors and services. The

reaching critical status. They are enabled to

The opportunity of offering services

combination of ultra-reliable products together

keep end customers’ players under control

with an existing need for continuous services

from anywhere.

Market research has shown that the quality of

result in very lucrative opportunities to dealers.

Cockpit at the dealer’s service

on-site service and support is one of the top three

Cockpit benefits from the reliability and

30% of the budget is reserved for integration and

Cockpit – The new cloud-based service for dealers

support services, in particular when digital signage

With Cockpit, dealers can now effortlessly answer

and will watch all elements of the digital signage

networks are mission critical to end-customers.

service opportunities such as monitoring and

network to detect potential issues such as:

Yet, providing quality maintenance and on-

support. The new Cockpit service allows dealers

O Lost connections (Indication of network issues

site support can be a challenge for dealers.

to prevent issues – till now unpredictable – and

or malfunctioning players)

Without professional remote monitoring tools,

promptly react to incidents, maximizing the

O Screen issues (Indication of screen problems)

these missions can be unpredictable, risky and

up-time of the end customer’s digital signage

O Environmental causes (Gathering of

expensive, with labour costs adding up quickly.

network. This unique added value service will

environmental factors such as temperature,

challenges for digital signage projects. Up to

The SpinetiX brand has always been a promise for its unique product reliability and

advanced technology of the SpinetiX players

improve the quality of maintenance and on-site

power drops etc.)

support and will keep end customers loyal.

O Potential content issues (Detection of content

rendering issues and prevention of potential publishing issues) O Firmware conflicts (Prevention of incoherent

installations)

Why SpinetiX Cockpit has been nominated Not many dealers today are offering services because of the potential costs and risks. SpinetiX’s cloud-based monitoring service, Cockpit, is the ideal tool to maximize the reliability of the solution by controlling all aspects of the digital signage network. In addition, Cockpit licences can only be sold through SpinetiX’s indirect sales channels, thus protecting the dealer. Cockpit promises real and immediate benefits to dealers. „ www.spinetix.com

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48 INSTALLATION

WINNER

ZeeVee

ZeeVee ZyPer4K makers. ZyPer4K boasts easy setup by instantly auto-recognizing sources and displays for simple distribution through a centralized user interface. Additionally, the high bandwidth capabilities allow for an almost infinitely scalable combination of sources and displays. ZyPer4K provides all of the plug and play, management and security capabilities expected eeVee, Inc, a leading global manufacturer

“ZyPer4K is for anyone who is familiar with the

in today’s converged AV/IT world. The product

of award-winning, commercial-grade video

Z

cost and time prohibitive process of designing,

allows for AES128 level signal encryption for

distribution products, today announces the

installing and expanding a video distribution

highly secure applications. Short or long haul

debut of ZyPer4K, and in doing so challenges

system,” said Bob Michaels, CEO of ZeeVee.

transmission is achieved using modular fibre

the conventional wisdom of proprietary matrix

“Our product engineering team is focused on

optic or copper components, offering maximum

switching systems.

giving installers a way to deploy systems faster

flexibility for installers.

ZyPer4K switches and distributes

and avoid the limitations common to fixed

ZyPer4K also includes features typically

uncompressed Ultra-HD (4K) video, audio and

chassis sizes (8x8, 32x32, 128x128). Since the

offered as expensive add-ons by other

RS232/IR control signals, but unlike conventional

inception of video matrix switching, customers

manufacturers. By providing seamless switching

systems, it leverages industry standard, widely

have been forced into seeking extensive

and built in video wall capabilities, ZyPer4K offers

available and extremely cost effective off-the-

certifications to deploy costly proprietary

unmatched display flexibility.

shelf Ethernet switching products. Launched at ISE

switchers with limited interoperability. ZyPer4K

2015, ZyPer4K delivers virtually unlimited scalability

reinvents signal distribution.”

by avoiding the input/output restrictions and fixed

ZeeVee’s new solution leverages the

ZeeVee’s ZyPer4K will be available Q2-2015. For sales information in North America contact +1.347.851.7364 or email sales@zeevee.com,

matrix architecture of conventional switching

investment in Ethernet backbones, using

solutions, making it a more versatile and a far

virtually any 10Gb (Gigabit) switch, which is

EMEAsales@zeevee.com. „

more cost-effective installation choice.

currently deployed every day by IT decision

www.zeevee.com

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or in EMEA contact +44 1494 956677 or email


INSTALLATION 49

Albiral Display Solutions

Arthur Holm Dynamic1H Talk ynamic1H Talk is a motorised multi-touch

D

12” monitor integrating an independently controllable retractable microphone

system, electronic voting and simultaneous interpretation system. Dynamic1H is an elegant aluminium built monitor which provides a horizontal motorised movement which can be stopped at any position from 0 to 80˚. A smart memory system allows an easy setup and recall of the desired tilt angle. DynamicTalk has been added to the product, making the microphone disappear within the desk surface and appear when needed. A light ring will indicate the microphone working mode by changing colour from red to green. Compatible with conference systems, this solution can be customised with simultaneous

elements flush on the table when not needed,

interpretation and electronic voting. It is

optimising the space and allowing access to

remotely controlled and remotely diagnosed. „

compact, easy to integrate and keeps all the

the technology when needed. The movements

www.arthurholm.com

of the different components can be locally or

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50 INSTALLATION

Albiral Display Solutions

Arthur Holm DynamicNameTag rthur Holm DynamicNameTag is a

A

digital labeling solution for auditorium, institutions and public communication

spaces in general. The product consists in a vertically retractable double-sided stretched screen and a Linux-based software which allows an easy display of a picture and name or any digital content. Two screens are placed back to back in a compact, anodised aluminium frame, allowing the display of different content on each of them. Thus, the side facing the audience will show the picture and name of the conference participant, while the other side can display necessary information for the viewer. The screens are only visible when needed disappearing within the table desk through

retractable system, a safety system and require

the push of a button or remotely controlled.

no maintenance. The solution comprises a

tagging applications. „

They provide an extremely fast and silent

Linux-based software which allows an easy

www.arthurholm.com

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display of picture and text, ideal for name


INSTALLATION 51

Albiral Display Solutions

Arthur Holm DynamicX2 rther Holmwill be presenting its new

A

an international patent. This means fewer

through one port), shows on the LCD screen

DynamicX2 at ISE 2015. This product line

components, higher reliability (5 years

the command which has been received and

has been redesigned with a new-ultra

warranty), less noise and no maintenance.

helps to optimise installation time and costs.

thin housing and integrating new functionalities

Its passive cover plate prevents dirt and

A secondary menu allows the adjustment the

in terms of control and signal distribution.

any kind of object from falling inside the

speed and auto calibration of the system of

mechanism and the lift system has different

the monitor. All monitors are HDCP compliant,

individually addressable and remotely

speed levels depending on the screen position,

assuring high bandwidth digital content

diagnosable monitors. They are HDCP compliant

having as a result a harmonic drive and

protection compatibility.

and provide a safety system which stops the

eluding abrupt movements.

DynamicX2 series are silent, fast, reliable,

mechanism in case of resistance.

The new DynamicX2 also adds as an option, the signal daisy chain distribution by

New functionalities

CAT5e/6 cable.

Internationally patented tiling system:

The new DynamicX2 adds exclusive features in terms of control and factory service and signal

New version of the AHnet software

These are the only monitors on the market

distribution. They integrate an Interactive Setup

The AHnet monitor control software facilitates

which provide automatic tilting by using only

Display, which allows individual addressing

the installation, control and administration

one engine; a system which is protected by

(30 monitors can be individually controlled

of the Arthur Holm motorised products. It has been designed to control and diagnose any installation of Arthur Holm Dynamic products. It allows individual, group or overall control. It allows the creation of different memories to help to setup the arrangement of the room to respond to different work scenes. These are stored in the memory and can be retrieved by a single click. The Auto check function allows to load test ďŹ les and the program can be conďŹ gured to send an alarm by email, reporting if a unit is failing and the cause of the malfunction. It permits to remotely check the screens before an event and receive feedback of each monitor, allowing on site or remotely located staff to get information of up to 900 screens simultaneously. „ www.arthurholm.com

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52 INSTALLATION

Crestron

DM-MD-8x1-4K-C he new DM-MD-8x1-4K-C DigitalMedia

T

their cables, select sources and displays from a

all-in-one presentation systems provides

scrolling list on a touchscreen, iPad, or laptop,

an ideal solution for simple huddle spaces,

and the system is up and running without custom

capability can be added by connecting a

meeting rooms and classrooms that require

programming. Crestron has prepared videos

Crestron AirMedia™ (AM-100) to the HDMI port.

8x1 4K switching and scaling, but don’t require

that demonstrate how .AV Framework makes it

.AV Framework also provides communication

custom programming. The DM-MD8X1-4K-C

easy to set up systems in conference rooms and

with Crestron Fusion® enterprise management

features a dedicated mic input, and HDMI® and

huddle spaces.

software, right out of the box, for centralised

HDBaseT® outputs – at a breakthrough price.

B-DMPS3_PAK). Likewise, wireless BYOD presentation

monitoring and control.

More control options .AV Framework™ technology eliminates need for custom programming

O Framework now also provides three powerful

Learn more

plug-and-play control options:

The new DM 8x1 also fulfills two core components

O up to four Crestron Connect It™ (TT-100)

of the DM® 3.0 digital standard: a validated

Because the DM 8x1 is built on the new Crestron

cable caddies.

solution for every room type, and an enterprise

.AV Framework technology, it’s ready to go

O the Crestron MP-B10 keypad

appliance that lives up to IT standards. „

right out of the box. Integrators simply connect

O a pre-loaded touchscreen (model TSW-752-

www.crestron.com

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INSTALLATION 53

Dataton AB

Dataton WATCHOUT version 6 ataton showed a new version of its highly

then repositioned and corrected to create the

to outstanding projection mapping: import a

acclaimed WATCHOUT multi-display

perfect projection setup. Taking the process a

3D model of a real-world object, map it with

software at ISE 2015. New WATCHOUT

step further, WATCHOUT 6 features new marker-

content, then use the new 3D Projector and

version 6 adds an unrivaled feature-set for

based calibration to match the on-screen setup

marker-based calibration features to get pixel-

advanced projection mapping, multiple-source

with the real-world object. WATCHOUT calculates

accurate image mapping.

video playback, 3D media and modeling, pre-

all the parameters automatically, aligning the

visualisation – all fronted by a radically revamped

virtual 3D Projector to the exact location for total

you use 3D models as props to create a

user interface.

control over the final projection.

realistic simulation of the entire presentation

D

WATCHOUT 6 offers pre-visualisation, letting

environment. Teamed with the new 3D Projector feature, you can get a multi-camera view of your stage from different perspectives. Before you arrive on-site, you'll already know how your stage looks from different audience angles; you'll already have made any necessary adjustments, and you'll already have saved valuable setup time. For every video technician who has ever battled with different video formats from different clients, WATCHOUT 6 now supports high-end uncompressed formats such as V210 and Apple ProRes, and the popular, low-compression, highperformance HAP codecs. This open-ended approach is aimed at streamlining the showmaking process, removing the headaches often associated with incoming assets. WATCHOUT 6 also plays uncompressed image sequences at Scheduled for release in the spring, this version

WATCHOUT 6 vastly improves workflow for 3D

full resolution and frame-rate from a fast hard-

offers powerful new features for show creators

productions. Three-dimensional models can be

drive, removing the need for time-consuming

including smoother workflow for 3D projection

dragged straight into a WATCHOUT show – version

encoding of 3D or After Effects renderings.

and complicated mapping. Show producers will

6 reads common 3D file formats such as 3DS, OBJ

appreciate the new 3D Projector feature which

and Collada. In WATCHOUT, you can then texture

on the outside, too. New-look WATCHOUT is easier

makes it easier than ever to accurately program

3D mesh areas independently with video, images

on your eyes in a darkened show environment,

and line-up complex 3D geometry projections.

or compositions for maximum creative effect.

presenting a clear and uncluttered user interface

In WATCHOUT 6, any number of virtual projectors can be placed around a 3D object on screen,

The combination of new features in WATCHOUT 6 puts producers on a fast track

WATCHOUT 6 has undergone a major facelift

in the best Scandinavian design tradition. „ www.dataton.com

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54 INSTALLATION

Draper

Access Fit T

he Access Fit is a new addition to

engagement with the screen housing. An

Draper's original "Case now screen later"

improved “T” bracket engagement allows

Access concept. The Fit features a much

the panel to hinge downwards for service,

smaller case cross section for above-ceiling

eliminating the need to make extra trips up and

motorised screen applications. Access Fit is

down the ladder carrying the closure.

ideal for small to medium-sized boardroom,

enable us to offer sizes up to 488cm in total

offering the same quality components

width, without increasing the case profile size.

engineered into a smaller profile to fit into tight spaces above the ceiling. Meanwhile, we have re-engineered the

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Improvements to internal components also

classroom or training room integration,

Finally, new removable hoisting brackets make it easier to use block and tackle or a winch to lift the screen out of the shipping carton and

Access bottom closure panel to make it easier

the final into mounting location. „

to attach and improve the panel’s overall

www.draperinc.com


INSTALLATION 55

Draper

TecVision ecVision Engineered Surface

T

viewing cone and typical contrast,

Technology offers a departure

but with a higher on-axis gain of

from typical projection screen

1.8. XT1800X White performs best

production. Utilising technologically

where ambient light is controlled

advanced manufacturing

but projector brightness is

methods and proprietary scientific

significantly lower than desired.

formulations, TecVision viewing

XT1800X White is perfectly suited

surfaces meet the rigorous

for active 3D or colour combining

demands of today’s projectors and

passive 3D systems.

the environments in which screens

Following the introduction of

are and will be used. Rather than

these first five surfaces, Draper

using “mass-production” methods

introduced a sixth TecVision

in order to minimise costs, TecVision

product, XT1000X White. This newest

screens are individually produced

surface offers a top line option

individually formulated and

for purists who want a 1.0 white

programmed, and manufactured

screen, and its very low gloss means

with multiple checks for quality, consistency and uniformity from start to finish. TecVision is available in six exclusive

it is excellent for edge blending surfaces offer superior quality, consistency,

applications. XT1000X White has an extra wide

uniformity and are 4K ready. They are all ISF

viewing cone and typical contrast. This surface is

formulations, featuring white surfaces with gains

certified, as well. Here are some specifics:

a prime example of TecVision’s possibilities, and

ranging from 1.3 to 1.9 over remarkably wide

O XH900X Grey features an extra wide viewing

shows one of the ways the line stands head and

viewing cones, and grey surfaces with excellent

cone, high contrast, and on-axis gain of 0.9.

shoulders above other screen surfaces. It was

performance under ambient light. TecVision

XH900X Grey performs very well in situations

developed for a specific customer need. The

surfaces are available on several Draper electric

where moderate ambient light is present.

customer wanted the TecVision XT1300X White,

screen models.

O MS1000X Grey has a moderate viewing

but with a 1.0 gain and a much lower gloss level

cone, superior contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.0.

for edge blending. Draper’s chemists got to

it is easier than ever to “fine-tune” a screen to

MS1000X Grey performs very well in situations

work and engineered a new screen to this spec,

your room. In the past, a close fit was as good

where moderate to high ambient light is present.

which was then also added to our standard

as a screen manufacturer could get, and often

O XT1300X White’s extra wide viewing cone,

TecVision offerings.

represented simply choosing the lesser of two

typical contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.3 helps

evils. But with Draper’s TecVision, a screen can

it perform best where ambient light is

technology, it is easy to get lost in the numbers

be tailored to meet exact specifications for a

controlled but projector brightness is slightly

and descriptive terms. The proof, as they say, is in

certain type of room/situation. Thus, a screen

lower than desired.

the pudding. What do dealers, installers, and end

that combines the best of different surface

O XT1600X White has an extra wide viewing

users think about TecVision? Here are just a few

attributes can be formulated, allowing the

cone, typical contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.6.

of the initial reactions Draper has received:

ultimate in fine-tuning.

It also performs best where ambient light is

“I am blown away.”

controlled but projector brightness is moderately

“How did you do this?”

TecVision represents a real advance because

All TecVision surfaces are engineered for high contrast, precise resolution, colour accuracy and

lower than desired.

the broadest possible viewing cone. All TecVision

O XT1800X White also features an extra wide

When discussing projection screen

“You obviously know what you’re doing.” „ www.draperinc.com

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56 INSTALLATION

ELAN Home Systems

ELAN g1 T

he ELAN g1 Series features the g1 System Controller, a breakthrough versatile lower-point-of-entry controller and OSD

extender for CI integrators and their customers. This Ethernet/PoE-compatible controller uses dramatically less energy than conventional controllers (5W or less) and is robustly configured with 3 IR outputs, 1 IR input, 1 bidirectional RS-232 input, 1 sensor, 1 HDMI output (720p/1080p) and 1 MP3 audio stream. In terms of versatility, the new ELAN g1 Series is robust enough for just about any task. It features up to 16 zones (1 partition) of security; 2 Z-Wave motorised locks; media that that can control 1 AVR, 32 displays, and an unlimited number of ELAN zones; as well as controls for lighting (24

unlimited number of ELAN attachments.

“best” options. The starting configuration features

devices and up to 24 custom g! keypads), climate

The new ELAN g1 Series is being introduced

(3 stats), video (3 IP cameras), irrigation (16 groups

in three configurations to provide dealers and

device control. „

and 256 zones) – plus the ability to add on an

their customers with “good,” “better,” and

www.elanhomesystems.com

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the g1 Controller, HR100 Remote and mobile


INSTALLATION 57

ELAN Home Systems

UltraMatrix ith three models that

W

and 16 HDMI/HDBaseT output switcher

collectively accommodate

in a single chassis. It offers 72 audio

any size project, the new

input paths and 64 audio output paths

UltraMatrix series marks an ambitious

while allowing for a single HDBaseT

re-entry into integrated audio and video

wire to carry HDMI, Ethernet, serial

switching for ELAN.

and IR signals to each display.

The UltraMatrix is designed to cut

It’s easy to see how the HDBaseT

installation time and wiring runs, reduce

integration and single chassis design

costs and provide a single audio and

can drastically cut down on wiring

video switching chassis to handle even

interconnects and increase profit by

the largest projects. It will also be the most

reducing labour costs.

flexible HDMI switcher on the market today.

The midsize model is the gMV88,

Each model provides analogue, digital,

which offers 8x8 HDMI switching with

HDMI and HDBaseT audio return inputs,

HDBaseT/HDMI mirrored outputs, 56

along with analogue, digital and HDMI

audio input paths and 40 audio output

outputs. Using integrated audio routing,

paths. It provides all the functionality

installers can route audio from analogue,

of the flagship model and is ideal for

optical SPDIF, coaxial SPDIF and HDMI

medium-sized multi-zone installations.

inputs to analogue, coaxial SPDIF or HDMI/HDBaseT

conference rooms using soundbars like the Niles

For smaller jobs the gMV64 offers 6x4 HDMI

outputs. Uniquely they introduce the ability to

Cynema Soundfield.

switching with HDBaseT output, 34 audio input

designate HDMI displays as audio zones, making it perfect for media rooms or

The series flagship gMV1616 combines extensive audio switching with a 16 HDMI input

paths and 20 audio output paths. „ www.elanhomesystems.com

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58 INSTALLATION

Four Winds Interactive

Interactive Boarding Pass Scanner B

oston Logan International Airport (BOS) sees 28 million passengers annually, who fly on 40 airlines to more than 100

domestic and international destinations out of 94 gates throughout 4 passenger terminals. Having no shortage of important information that needed to be communicated to travellers, BOS increasingly faced visual clutter throughout its facility, decreasing their current communication’s effectiveness. In 2012, BOS enlisted Four Winds Interactive and Art of Context to design, implement and manage an enterprise visual communications solution. This included static and interactive wayfinding, static and digital advertising, live TV, audio and visual paging, FIDS, BIDS, GIDS and Curb Nextbus. Based on the overwhelming success of this first installation, BOS turned to FWI to implement an interactive boarding pass scanner in 2014 to better inform passenger decisions, ease traveler anxiety and improve the overall passenger experience. This new product relies on an integration of interactivity and wayfinding to customise and

scanned correctly based on the standard-issue

and shops as a passenger can conveniently see

enhance the passenger experience. In short,

tickets used by all 40 airlines that operate at BOS.

what is on their route to their gate. Informing

a passenger scans their boarding pass and

BOS’ new interactive boarding pass scanner

passengers of these concessions increases

immediately receives information about their

has created a fun and engaging experience in

their visibility and thus, foot traffic and actual

flight, directions to their gate, dining and

an environment that is often stressful and tense.

passenger spend at these locations.

shops along their path and weather at their

With a simple scan of their ticket, passengers see

final destination.

step-by-step directions on how to get to their

is at its beginning stages of implementation, it has

FWI built new technology to integrate all

Though the interactive boarding pass scanner

gate, easing the stress often found in attempting

been a success for Boston Logan Airport. Early

of these data points into BOS’ new interactive

to navigate a sprawling terminal. Not only do

results indicate not only an achievement of their

boarding pass scanner. They needed to ensure

passengers easily get these directions, but they

overall goal of a better passenger experience,

correct and relevant information was pulled into

also receive supplemental information that

but an increase in concession revenue and an

the interactive screen in real-time based only

makes their time spent at BOS more enjoyable.

overall enhancement of customer satisfaction

on the passenger’s ticket. Additionally, FWI had to make sure the passenger’s ticket could be

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Additionally, BOS’ interactive boarding pass

and experience at the airport. „

scanner increases revenue at restaurants, bars

www.fourwindsinteractive.com


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Jupiter Systems

Canvas CRS-4K C

anvas CRS-4K™ extends the power of Canvas’ award-winning collaborative visualisation solution to teams working in

conference rooms and huddle rooms. The CRS-4K is a small, quiet box that can be located anywhere in the room. What it enables is enormous. With the CRS-4K, teams in huddle rooms can collaborate with remote colleagues running Canvas on almost any device, sharing live video, real-time data, application screens, web windows, documents and presentations. Users can annotate onscreen, co-ordinate using voice and text chat, share whiteboards, and jointly edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Using Canvas SimpleShare™, any user can walk into the conference room and present their laptop screen to both local and remote Canvas

party SIPbased systems to share video and audio. The CRS-4K supports up to

participants. No software to download, no

four 1080p HD displays or a single

cables to connect, no dongles.

4K Ultra HD display.

Other features include Microsoft Lync® integration and support for calls to and from third

The CRS-4K’s high-performance graphics system is ideal for use in Engineering and Design

(CAD/CAE/ AEC), Geographical Information Systems (GIS) & Visualisation, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Digital Content Creation (DCC) & Digital Media, and other demanding applications. „ www.jupiter.com

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60 INSTALLATION

Morel TM

SoundWall Surface Series many. Morel’s new revolutionary

sturdy install by gripping the edges of the

Soundwall™ Surface provides a

wall with fixed-clamps while using the forces

unique solution to this problem.

of gravity and pressure to hold the speaker in place.

The total integration The Soundwall™ Surface brings

Soundwall™ Surface models:

any ordinary wall to life with

The Semi-Hidden is super easy to install and has a

music. The technology mix of

narrow contoured frame that rests on the edges

direct-drive motor system with

of the wall cutout with a very thin rim (less than

a gigantic 2.1” voice coil and

2mm), effortlessly blending into the wall’s finish,

innovative material composition,

for a smooth grille-free look that can be painted

results in a dynamic, rich and

or textured over.

balanced musical performance

The Fully-Hidden is a traditional invisible

that seamlessly integrates in any

speaker that disappears into the wall for a totally

living space.

flush with wall installation. It requires a little more work to fill in the gap between the speaker panel

The installation ease Engineering an invisible speaker peaker design has evolved to address

and the wall. The Surface 17ST integrates a high-quality

that performs well was only

tweeter, making the surface a true two-way

half of the solution. Morel’s

system with a unique “flush with the wall”

the need for lifestyle products that can

S

40 years of engineering ingenuity led to the

appearance. This innovative design extends the

be immersed seamlessly into our living

most innovative installation mechanism

dynamic range of the speaker to reproduce a

space. The dilemma of how to do this in the

available in the market to-date. With installers

sweet and engaging sound fidelity audiophiles

most effective, hassle-free way while offering

in mind, the newly developed patent pending

are sure to love. „

sound fidelity, has been a true challenge for

“easy-grip” installation system enables a

www.morelhifi.com

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Murraypro Electronics

Test Chest 3G T

phase monitoring features too, and a pair of

of the screen, occurs in about 1 second. Yes, it’s

est Chest 3G really is the World's FASTEST

indicators are provided for channels 1-4 of the

that fast!

portable A+V Tester! There are NO boot

selected audio group.

modes are available immediately following

required, providing broadcast-grade interface for

utility. Fast radar-like pulses are launched into

switch on. In many cases quick ‘loop’ or ‘gain

balanced audio and AES XLR. It also includes a

suspect cables, facilitating instant determination

check’ tests with Test Chest can be completed

110/75-ohm AES matching transformer with BNC.

of cable length and circuit impedance issues.

delays with our multi-function Test Chest, so ALL

before competitive products have even finished

The ‘Audio-Pod’ latches to Test Chest when

Murraypro’s unique "Which-Wire?" feature

Installation and maintenance staff are always mightily impressed with Test Chest’s unique TDR

Even quite modest impedance anomalies, such

their ‘boot-up’ process. The Unit is highly portable

provides an extremely fast, and completely

as inputs with dubious return loss or small cable

too, and the internal Li-Po battery can provide

automatic, identification of multiple unknown

‘Stubs’ are readily detectable on cable runs of

well in excess of four hours of endurance.

BNC sources, and is an absolute dream to use.

up to 180M, making the TDR feature especially

As soon as a ‘live’ BNC is plugged in, Test Chest

valuable when faultfinding installations. Test Chest

to use as a Multimeter as it is controlled through

detects presence of signal and powers up,

even incorporates a utility LED torch, a feature

an intuitive menu and touchscreen, which

magically identifying whether that source is SDI,

that has proven to be particularly valuable when

eliminates tedious soft-key sequences. Whether

CVBS, Tri-level/Comp Sync, or AES/SPDIF Audio.

chasing cable looms in poor light!

Test Chest proves to be as quick and easy

it’s Monitoring, Measurement or Analysis, the highresolution LCD and stereo speakers present the results of your investigation clearly and distinctly, and a HigherFi headphone jack is provided for privacy too. A neat design feature ensures that the Test Chest’s signal generators are completely independent of all input signal processing, so the unit will happily work on two different video standards and audio formats simultaneously. Versatility with speed are the watchwords here! Test Chest generates 10-bit precision SDI video signals from SD up to 3G, and outputs a parallel CVBS video too when generating SD standards. Audio monitoring capability covers Embedded, AES, SPDIF and Balanced Audio, while its Generation capability includes simultaneous parallel feeds of Embedded, AES and Balanced stereo audio. Audio level measurements are simultaneously

It preselects the LCD display mode too for TV

There are NO post purchase ‘option’ shocks

monitoring, WFM or audio histogram metering as

with Test Chest either, since ALL the software,

presented as both a numeric display ideal

appropriate. Amazingly all of this, including the

charger, carrying case, and even the Audio-Pod

for steady state tone, and as histograms for

initial automatic power-up sequence following

are supplied. With Test Chest, literally everything is

Programme level checking, with either VU or PPM

input source detection, through to the detected

included in the price, as standard. „

ballistics and with a choice of scaling. Stereo

standard being declared on a banner at the top

www.murraypro.com

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62 INSTALLATION

Panasonic

PT-DZ21K Evo P

anasonic has announced a major

maintains the key features of the

upgrade to its flagship large-venue

original, such as 20,000 lumen

projector, with the release

brightness, 10,000:1 contrast,

of the new quad-lamp, 3-chip

and up to WUXGA resolution.

DLP™ PT-DZ21K Evo Series.

“The PT-DZ21K has been

The PT-DZ21K Evo is an

incredibly popular and has

update to Europe’s leading

set the bar for high brightness

high brightness projector,

projection. We feel we have

developed for the London

significantly enhanced the

Olympic Games Opening

product, without losing any of

Ceremony in 2012 and used

the appeal of the original, and

extensively across the rental

importantly we’ve maintained

and staging industry.

the same compact body weighing

Together with a powerful new

just 43kg.”

DMD chip to enable 120Hz driving

Installation flexibility is also a highlight

speed, Panasonic has refined the Evo series’

recommended lamp replacement from

with powered horizontal/vertical lens shift,

optical engine to enhance focus performance,

2,000 hours to 3,000 hours. The new series is

multi-screen support (comprising edge blending,

resulting in improved image clarity, resolution

significantly more efficient, thanks to its reusable

colour matching, and a multi-screen processor),

and contrast.

long-life eco filter and a reduction in power

multi-unit brightness control, geometric

consumption from 2,300W to 2,150W through the

adjustment for projection onto curved surfaces,

use of lower-wattage lamps.

and extensive connectivity.

Other upgrades include a DIGITAL LINK™ single LAN cable connection, two 3G-SDI inputs (DZ21K Evo and DS20K Evo only), and a newly

Furthermore, a hermetic liquid cooling system

The DZ21K Evo Series comprises the PT-DZ21K

developed picture enhancement system

with pressure sensor has lowered noise from 49dB

Evo (20,000 lm, WUXGA), PT-DS20K Evo (20,000

(Detail Clarity Processor) for accurately

to 46dB, which represents a 50 percent drop in

lm, SXGA+), PT-DW17K Evo (17,000 lm, WXGA),

reproducing images.

perceived noise.

and PT-DZ16K Evo (16,000 lm, Full HD) and is

Panasonic has also redesigned the lamp modulation system and extended

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Hartmut Kulessa, European Product Marketing Manager at Panasonic, said: “The projector

scheduled for release in July 2015. „ http://business.panasonic.co.uk/


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Panasonic

PT-RQ13K P

anasonic has unveiled production versions

Manager at Panasonic, said: “The

of its pixel quadrupling 10,000 lumen

RQ13K and RZ12K series eclipse the

4K laser projector series at ISE 2015

competition with a contrast ratio

in Amsterdam.

of 20,000:1 that, together with

First introduced at ISE 2014, the

high-resolution performance, makes

PT-RQ13K is the most compact

them ideal for large exhibition

and lightweight projector of its

venues, virtual reality theatres and

kind in the world. It employs quad

corporate applications.

pixel drive technology to deliver

“The PT-RQ13K’s cabinet is about

extremely detailed, film-like, 4K

half the size of some competitor 4K

image quality.

resolution products which, alongside 360˚

To achieve this, the optical

orientation, is sure to appeal to rental and

axis of the projector is shifted both

staging professionals.”

horizontally and vertically at a high

The projectors include a fail-safe

frame rate of 240Hz, to create four

dual-drive laser optical engine which ensures

different pixels from a single pixel –

20,000 hours maintenance free laser lighting.

effectively quadrupling the pixel density of the image. A new generation of detail clarity processor analyses the required pixel information

A new liquid-cooling system reduces operating 3-Chip DLP™ laser projectors. The PT-RZ12K and PT-RS11K

noise and maximises the laser light source performance.

for extra pixels, and optimises for fluid, detailed,

projectors boast 120Hz frame replacement

high-contrast images.

technology and 12,000 lumens of brightness

2015, while the PT-RZ12K and PT- RS11K will be

at WUXGA and SXGA+ respectively.

available from summer 2015. „

Alongside this, Panasonic also launched the 12,000 lumens PT-RZ12K and PT-RS11K, both

Hartmut Kulessa, European Product Marketing

The PT-RQ13K is set for release in autumn

http://business.panasonic.co.uk/

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64 INSTALLATION

Powersoft

Powersoft X4 owersoft presents the X4. Much more than

as the seminal K Series did back in 1995 when

Power Factor Correction as well as Powersoft’s

a simple amplifier, the Powersoft X4 provides

technologies such as Power Factor Correction

patented Smart Rails Management technology,

unmatched levels of versatility, flexibility and

(PFC) and switch-mode amplification were

ensuring that the X Series runs as cool and

power without compromising on size, efficiency

introduced for the first time into the professional

efficiently as is currently possible.

and audio quality in an elegant 1U rack.

audio industry.

P

The Powersoft X4 integrates a large amount

Suitable for both low and high impedance

The renowned reliability of Powersoft’s power supplies and the fully protected circuit

of functionality, generally only found in separate

applications, the Powersoft X4 is equally suitable

design guarantee high sustained power to any

outboard units: a new three phase power supply

for professional fixed installations and concert

and all of the output channels of Powersoft

with worldwide AC acceptance, an innovative

touring. The modular construction permits the rear

X Series amplifiers.

system of channel routing and a revolutionary

input/output connections to feature either XLR/

fully-featured DSP. X4 natively supports AES3, two

speakON or Phoenix connectors, depending on

X8 becomes extremely easy thanks to the

redundant Dante by Audinate digital streams

the requirement of the specific application.

integrated revolutionary low latency DSP

and analogue inputs, providing up to four

The philosophy behind the X Series is to permit

Managing power with Powersoft X4 and

providing outstanding quality in signal processing

selectable input sources per channel. Powersoft

the audio system to operate independently

as well as a complete routing and mixing of the

X4 condenses four channels into 1RU and delivers

from the power mains available at the venue

input/output channels. Signal management

up to 5,000W @ 2 ohms per channel.

and to allow even smaller racks to be brought

and processing architecture on the Powersoft

to run the show. It brings the industry even

X Series is composed of six separate sections:

professional power amplifier in the market to

closer to complete integration and provides an

Input source selection; Input processing;

date, and has been designed with sights firmly

unmatched level of control over the behaviour

Matrix; Pre-output processing; Speaker routing;

fixed on the future: Powersoft R&D looked at

of both the audio and power source.

Output processing.

The X4 is quite simply the most powerful

what they believe amplifiers will require for the

The truly universal power supply has worldwide

The set-up parameters of the Powersoft

next 10 years and made a platform capable

AC acceptance and allows direct connection

X Series are fully integrated into Armonía Pro

of meeting these needs as well as building in a

to any regional power line configuration: it is

Audio Suite™ which offers an intuitive interface

certain level of ‘future proof’ expandability.

suitable for Single Phase, Bi-Phase or Three Phase

for parameter adjustment, a comprehensive

operation from 85V AC up to 440V AC without

control over the digital audio processing and

comprises the X8, which boasts eight channels

the need for manual selection. True Three Phase

complete real-time monitoring of the system

in a 2U chassis. Both models share the same

load balancing is directly achievable by the

performance. An integrated WiFi connection

power density, being capable of delivering up to

unit without any complex load assignment in

permits the Powersoft X Series to be accessed

5,000W @ 2 ohms per channel.

the power distribution system design. Neutral

and managed via any smartphone or tablet

connection is not necessary given the capability

through a user interface specifically developed

show in Frankfurt in 2014, it marked a real

of the unit to work in delta connection on Three

for local monitoring. „

evolution in pro-audio amplification, much

Phase Systems. The power supply also features full

www.powersoft-audio.com

The X4 is part of the X Series, which also

When the X4 was unveiled at Prolight+Sound

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INSTALLATION 65

Screen Innovations

Zero Edge Flex Projection Screen Z

ero Edge™ FLEX simplifies your life. This

changed the two-piece projection industry.

Slate™, acoustically transparent Maestro Weave

amazing, new flexible projection screen,

This new FLEXIBLE version of Zero Edge™ is

(coming soon), and traditional Pure™ White

created by Screen Innovations, builds

available in sizes up to 250" diagonal, with

and Pure™ Gray.

on the Zero Edge™ look, which dramatically

screen materials such as ambient-light rejecting

Because of the small shipping dimensions made possible by its flexible form factor, Zero Edge™ FLEX ends accessibility nightmares and easily assembles on-site, making it incredibly simple to ship across the pond to the 9,000th floor of a building. The new design will dramatically cut down on freight damage, and make international shipping hassle free. Screen Innovations developed Zero Edge™ FLEX based on critical feedback from its worldwide base of dealers, who wanted huge screens and easy shipping and receiving. Thanks to its proprietary flexible material and small shipping dimensions, Zero Edge™ FLEX eliminates accessibility concerns when planning your installation. With Zero Edge™ FLEX, onsite assembly is a breeze, suitable for any environment. Check out the video here: www.screeninnovations.com/residential-zeroedge-flex/5-series-zero-edge-flex-residential/ „

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66 INSTALLATION

SiliconCore Technology

LED Display Anti-Moiré Filter n 2014, SiliconCore Technology completed

I

the installation of the world’s first highresolution LED video wall with an anti-moiré

filter. The groundbreaking anti-moiré technology was developed over a period of 12 months of extensive testing and benchmarks and made its debut to the wider AV industry at ISE 2015. Moiré patterns are a well known and common problem when using LED displays within a broadcast environment, causing flickering and false colours to appear on the screen during video footage, which can be distracting for the viewer. The effect occurs when the camera’s pixels do not line up with the fine pattern of the LEDs, providing a challenge for broadcasters which is usually combated by fixed camera angles and shots. SiliconCore’s unique solution removes moiré interference on high-resolution LED video walls providing full flexibility in the studio, something that has never before been accomplished. The patented filter can be used with any of SiliconCore’s Common Cathode-driven LED displays, meaning the new solution not only

wasted as heat, reducing power consumption

discharge before the next signal. The design of

and increasing the lifespan of the display.

the driver chip completely removes reverse bias

SiliconCore’s range of LED solutions all boast

so that noise from the signal is abolished and true

provides any broadcast studio with new levels

ultra-wide viewing angles enabling a stunning

of freedom and creativity, but also enhances

off-axis performance without colour shift and

contrast and black level in the picture.

ensuring the screen can perform in a wide range

solution for removing moiré opens a new set

Having revolutionised the LED display industry

blacks are achieved without background noise. This innovative, groundbreaking and flexible

of studio environments. This is complemented by

of possibilities for the broadcasting industry

with its Common Cathode technology, replacing

high power efficiency, excellent uniformity and

worldwide. Combining the cutting-edge

the traditional Common Anode approach,

low heat generation, enabling completely silent,

features of Common Cathode technology with

SiliconCore is applying its technology to creating

fan-less operation and positioning a SiliconCore

a specialist anti-moiré filter makes for a striking

the next generation of television studio. The

anti-moiré broadcast solution well above other

back drop and live correspondence screen

Common Cathode design is much more efficient

displays in its class.

which benefits from a market leading total cost

at generating a given brightness for a given

The specialised circuitry of the display

amount of power, ensuring that less power is

eliminates ghosting by forcing the LED to

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of ownership. „ www.silicon-core.com


INSTALLATION 67

SpeakerCraft

SpeakerCraft MRA-664 T

he new MRA-664 whole home audio controller delivers up to six unique music sources for amazing sound in every room

of the house. This MRA is the first to integrate multi-room audio with networked and streamed sources and home theatre control in a way that is simple to set up and superb to experience. The MRA chassis brings any SpeakerCraft installation to life controlling six audio sources and

locally stored music, it incorporates streaming

controlled independently from anywhere

six zones, with four amplified zones for 240 Watts of

sources and content including Spotify,

in the home. Other control options are also

total power. For larger homes, two MRA-664s can

Deezer, Pandora and TuneIn Radio, all from

available, including wired and wireless keypads,

be paired to create a six-source, 12-zone system.

within the SpeakerCraft App. In addition,

touchscreens and remote-controls to complete

The SpeakerCraft MRA-664 offers iPhone, iPad, Android and PC control. In addition to

existing cable and satellite receivers, or CD,

the system. „

DVD/Blu-ray players can all be added and

www.speakercraft.com

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68 INSTALLATION

Stewart Filmscreen Stewart Filmscreen® Iten® Variable Masking Screen Featuring Tela 80® Acoustically Transparent Woven Screen Material D ebuted at ISE 2015, Iten® is the newest

addition to Stewart Filmscreen’s variable

masking screen system lineup. Iten features

a native 2.40:1 image area that delivers a more immersive, widescreen experience. Motorised vertical masking panels simultaneously glide in

from the left and right sides to properly mask any content, including 2.40:1, 1.85:1, 1.78:1 and 1.33:1 aspect ratios. This gives the audience the ultimate flexibility in a fixed frame screen system while eliminating unsightly black bars – all while letting sound from speakers hidden behind the screen reach the audience without obstacle. The Iten screen system will be initially configured with Tela 80®, Stewart’s first acoustically transparent woven screen material. An optically advanced woven fabric screen surface that delivers impressive visual and audio integrity, Tela 80 is a direct result of consistent customer feedback that confirmed the

backing to eliminate any light originating from

with home automation and control systems and

market’s critical need for an alternative woven

behind the screen – whether it is a light source

can be programmed to automatically adjust to the

acoustically transparent screen material.

or LED equipment lights. Black velvet VeLux™

appropriate aspect ratio for the chosen content.

While ideal for enthusiasts and audiophiles

appliqued masking panels provide a sophisticated

All said, Iten merges high performance

who put top priority on acoustical performance,

look and feel while delivering the added benefit

acoustic transparency with impressive

Iten is held to the same high performance

of absorbing possible projector overscan and

functionality for the ultimate home cinema

image fidelity standards as all Stewart’s precision

boosting perceived contrast. Last but not least,

viewing and listening experience. „

projection surfaces. It includes opaque black

Iten’s motorised side masking panels easily integrate

www.stewartfilmscreen.com

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Symetrix

Symetrix SymNet Composer 3.0 ymetrix has launched SymNet Composer

S

DSP processors, and we think they pair nicely with

the consultant and simplifying the on-site wiring

3.0, an update to the manufacturer’s

our Microflex™ Wireless microphone system which

for the installer. The signal routing and control

award-winning open architecture design

excels in that application environment. The audio

signals can be designed, tested and implemented

software. Version 3.0 has built upon the native

and control interoperability of these two products

virtually. Ultimately, the AV designer can be more

support of Audinate’s Dante media networking

gives our integrators a powerful tool to easily

creative in controlling how the end-user interacts

technology for select third-party devices in earlier

design flexible, feature-rich audio systems.”

with the system.”

releases, and extends support of market-leading products thanks to new partnerships with Shure Inc. and Audio-Technica. Now, integrators can streamline their set-up procedures and achieve network discovery, Dante signal routing, and audio set-up of supported third-party devices from the two new manufacturers alongside Attero Tech and Stewart Audio with a single piece of software. “The previous version of Composer was genuinely groundbreaking because it meant less software to keep up-to-date and less jumping between different items of software,” says Trent Wagner, Senior Product Manager at Symetrix. “Since launch, integrators have consistently told

SymNet Composer 3.0 also adds native Dante

The new version of SymNet Composer also

us that it is saving them both time and money.

configuration for two leading products from

includes a number of Window Management

Now, with SymNet Composer 3.0, we are delighted

another prominent microphone manufacturer,

(Composer UI) Framework improvements, giving

to be able to extend this ease of configuration

Audio-Technica. The two supported items are

the user greater freedom to move pallets to

to several other market-leading products and

the ATND971 Dante-enabled cardioid condenser

any side of the screen they desire, resize them

make it possible for a Dante-based system to

boundary microphone and the ATND8677 Dante-

in place and nest them into tabbed pallets. It

be configured quickly and easily from input to

enabled microphone desk stand, which can be

is also possible to create specific menu bars for

amplifier through a single software program.”

used with any gooseneck microphone sporting a

frequently accessed commands and customise

three-pin XLRM-type output connector.

toolbars to keep preferred shortcuts at hand.

For Shure users, SymNet Composer 3.0 brings the MXWAPT4 and MXWAPT8 access point

Gary Dixon, Sales Engineer, Installed Sound at

Symetrix founder and CEO Dane Butcher

transceivers from Shure's Microflex™ Wireless

Audio-Technica US, remarks: “With the integration

comments: “Our overriding objective at Symetrix is

range into the SymNet fold.

of Audio-Technica and Symetrix technologies,

to make integrators’ lives easier, and it is clear that

the microphone becomes the ‘user interface’

requirement will gain significance as we move into

Systems, Global Product Management at Shure

for the AV system. It is able to capture audio,

the world of comprehensive A/V networking. With

Incorporated, emphasises the benefits of the

transmit a user button press and provide visual

SymNet Composer 3.0, I believe that we have

integration for one specific market segment:

feedback for the end-user “all over category

taken our support of integrators to a new and

“Symetrix provides a great conference room

cable utilising standard networking protocols.

higher level.” „

solution with its SymNet Radius and Edge line of

This means reducing the equipment specified by

www.symetrix.com

Chad Wiggins, Director of Networked Audio

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70 INSTALLATION

Toshiba

TD-E series sleek matt black finish, which encases a Full HD 1080p resolution screen and 178º viewing angle, making it an ideal tool for crisp and clear communications which can be viewed from almost any angle in the surrounding area. This is supported by LED backlighting and high screen brightness to provide even greater vibrancy and clarity. The product is also equipped with a host of connectivity options, providing flexible and easy-to-use management tools which are ideal for an array of commercial and corporate environments. For example, an RS-232 port allows the user to control the display’s power and input settings from a central location, allowing them to optimise multiple displays for the greatest possible impact on customers. An Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) slot also makes the TD-E Series better connected than many of its industry equivalents, allowing for greater flexibility from a signage perspective, while negating the need for leads or external equipment. It’s also more intelligent and secure, enabling other recommended OPS units to slot directly into the back of the display. oshiba’s TD-E series is a new and innovative

T

provides an impactful display for businesses,

digital signage solution which combines

catching the eye of passers-by even in busy areas

priced in its market, offering an affordable

high-quality and vibrant imagery with a

such as a shopping or conference centre. It also

solution for businesses which don’t necessarily

robust yet stylish design, ensuring customers in

features a slim yet strong design, so is suitably

need an always-on service, but rely on a quality

commercial environments are engaged with the

compact and robust for industrial installation.

display experience throughout the working day.

latest products and services from the company

On top of this, users have the added flexibility of

throughout the working day – be it the latest

mounting the device in either portrait or landscape

currently available at 102cm (40”) (TD-E401) and

clothing range or special offer.

mode, meaning images can be displayed in the

127cm (50”) (TD-E501) in Europe. The range is also

optimal way for the space and location.

set to expand to a 65” model, which is due to

Built to run non-stop for 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, the durable and reliable experience the

Housed in a robust metal cabinet, the TD-E

TD-E series provides really sets it apart. The device

series features a narrow bezel, slim profile and

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The TD-E series is also extremely competitively

Launched in late-2014, the TD-E series is

become available later this year. „ www.toshiba.eu


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ZeeVee

ZeeVee HDbridge 2920 eeVee, Inc., a leading

Z

streams over the same

global manufacturer

coaxial wire.

commercial-grade video

equipped with front to rear

distribution products, is

cooling for effective thermal

announcing shipments of the

control in demanding

HDbridge 2920, an encoder

applications. To help installers

and modulator capable of

stay running continuously,

of award-winning,

The HDbridge 2920 is

delivering 1080 resolution

all ZeeVee HDbridge

video from high-definition serial digital interface

said Bob Michaels, CEO of ZeeVee. “We want

products utilise a common under-stressed, high-

(HD-SDI) sources to an unlimited number of HD

commercial installers to have the flexibility to

reliability power system.

displays over existing coaxial cable infrastructure.

add more channels and a wider gamut of input

The HDbridge 2920 provides a combination

The HDbridge 2920, like all of ZeeVee’s

options for video encoding with our HDbridge

HDbridge products, features simple on-site setup

of superior video quality, Dolby Digital Audio

2000-series solutions. Our new 2920 model is made

and status monitoring utilising a colour front-panel

compatibility and mission-critical reliability for

in America and is the latest in a series of solutions

display. Compatible with other popular ZeeVee

video distribution in broadcast studios, security

working towards our vision of accessible and

technology, the new product also supports an

rooms and large venue applications. Offering a

affordable video distribution.”

Emergency Alert System (EAS) channel, closed-

full MPEG-2 implementation and low latency, the

The ease of configuration and management

captioning support, as well as an information

new solution is backed by an extensive support

is possible from a single point thanks to ZeeVee's

department and an industry-leading five-year

acclaimed Maestro browser-based software

warranty. Adding to the reliability for commercial

interface, which automatically recognises

distribution today. For sales information in North

applications, it shares a unified architecture with

all ZeeVee products in the head-end. The

America contact +1.347.851.7364 or email sales@

other HDbridge 2000-series products to remain

new product utilises Maestro to configure the

zeevee.com, or in the EMEA contact +44 1494

easy and affordable to deploy.

encoding and modulation of the HD-SDI sources

956677 or email EMEAsales@zeevee.com. To learn

“Broadcast-quality HD-SDI video can now be deployed faster over coaxial infrastructure,”

channel for use with small video loops. The HDbridge 2920 is available through

along with all other ZeeVee generated video

more about ZeeVee, please visit the website. „

sources to distribute the full continuum of data

www.zeevee.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


72 PSNEUROPE

WINNER

JBL Professional

JBL Control HST J

BL’s Control HST represents a new

peaks and dips in the frequency response

concept in compact on-wall speakers.

(at frequencies where the reflected sound is

Incorporating patent-pending HST

either in-phase or out-of-phase with the original).

Hemispherical Soundfield Technology™, this

Plus the frequencies of the peaks and dips

speaker covers an extremely wide 180 degrees

change as you move around the room, so you

(a hemisphere of coverage), reducing the

can ‘EQ them away’. Eliminating this primary

number of speakers needed to cover a space

wall reflection results in a flatter frequency

and thus reducing overall installation and

response, and very consistent sound character

system cost.

from location to location within the listening

In addition, HST vastly reduces the primary wall

area, providing high fidelity sound throughout

reflection that has been afflicting on-wall speakers

the space. „

for years. Reflections of most on-wall speakers add

www.jblpro.com

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Clear-Com

FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom System reeSpeak II™’s ground-breaking design

also constructed with polycarbonate plastic and

and technology makes it the highest

thermoplastic elastomer overmold, making it

FreeSpeak II’s high-quality audio, ease-of-use

performing wireless intercom option. It can

highly durable.

and advanced features. The system delivers

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be tailored for applications of any magnitude

In addition, FreeSpeak II is scalable for

and complexity, and within varying environments.

applications of different sizes and sophistication.

The intercom solution also delivers unmatched

With FreeSpeak II, people can easily add

quality audio, innovative features and beneficial

more beltpack users as their team grows. They

capabilities that increase productivity. Production

can also extend communication across large

teams across the world, including those at the

work spaces. As a standalone base station,

Commonwealth Games, War of the Worlds and

the system can support 20 full-duplex wireless

Muziektheater, have benefited from FreeSpeak II.

beltpacks. This is the preferred option for smaller

FreeSpeak II enables users to collaborate

applications requiring a few mobile users. It can

Users are also able to take advantage of

superior digital ‘Clear-Com Sound’ for clear

effectively despite challenging work conditions, such as RF interference and poor weather. In spaces saturated with 2.4GHz consumer devices, many wireless intercoms suffer from audio fading and connection loss since they are competing for the same frequency spectrum. FreeSpeak II operates in multiple license-free DECT bands from 1.897-1.933GHz. Thus, it enables continuous, clear communication in RF hostile settings and eliminates the need for frequency co-ordination. FreeSpeak II’s new active antennas and wireless beltpacks are built with state-of-theart technology that enhances reliable wireless

also be scaled for mid-to-large installations. By

intelligibility and ultimate audio comfort.

connections. Active antennas utilise separate

implementing it as an integrated wireless solution

The intuitive design of the beltpack makes it

data and audio channels in DECT6 to create a

within Eclipse HX matrices, known as FreeSpeak

simple for users to navigate the interface and

dependable link between beltpacks and the

II Integra, up to 50 full-duplex wireless beltpacks

customise settings. Beltpacks offer five intercom

base station or Eclipse HX matrices. Beltpacks

can be used simultaneously.

channels to enable efficient management

possess cellular auto-roaming technology,

Moreover, the system’s wireless coverage

of workflows. And innovations such as “Listen

allowing them to constantly scan and

can be expanded with locally-powered active

Again” message replay as well as battery

automatically select the optimal wireless signal.

antennas. Antennas can be positioned up to

health, RF status and antenna link monitoring

3,200ft away, or 800ft away when centrally

add convenience. By providing flexibility,

usage in harsh environments. The beltpack is

powered from the base station. Five-way

simplicity and high performance, FreeSpeak

IP-65 rated, which means that it is water and

antenna splitters and up to 10 antennas can

II offers users the most remarkable wireless

dust resistant for demanding outdoor and indoor

be installed to create an exceptionally wide

communication experience. „

use. The beltpack’s rugged exterior housing is

coverage zone for beltpack users to roam.

www.clearcom.com

The system can also withstand frequent

Best of Show ISE 2015


74 RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS

WINNER

Crestron

Crestron Pyng Hub Connection A compact hub connects accessories with the app, runs scenes and events even without the presence of an iPad, and continuously backs up all home settings to the cloud – so making changes is easy and secure. Adding a new iPhone or iPad is effortless. Simply open the app while connected to the home WiFi network and the controls appear instantly in any of the multiple languages supported.

Whole Home Audio Integrators now have unparalleled flexibility for offering music in every room of the house. Pyng supports a full range of Crestron audio distribution systems, including the C2N-AMP-4X100, C2NAMP-6X100, and Sonnex. The Network Stream Player (CEN-NSP-1) provides multiple easy ways to share music from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Select Crestron Connected audio components may also be paired with Pyng, such as the Autonomic Mirage media servers (MMS- 5A and MMS-2A).

restron Pyng is a home automation

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touchscreens; as well as select shading solutions.

system app that enables complete

Unlike home automation apps that control one

setup and control from the iPad. The

device, or offer limited, “DIY-level” performance,

Cloud Power

Pyng app allows technology integrators to create

Crestron Pyng controls the same award-winning

With Pyng, Crestron puts the power of the cloud

lifestyle scenes for each room, schedule events,

Crestron professional products found in the world’s

to work for dealers for the first time. Pyng systems

and more, without having to open a laptop.

most prestigious homes.

integrate seamlessly with the myCrestron cloud,

Additionally, homeowners are able to make

Any Crestron technology can be easily

providing dealers with a powerful platform to

changes to scenes and settings from the app with

added to a Crestron Pyng system, including

drive recurring monthly revenue (RMR) streams,

no risk of impairing system performance.

DigitalMedia 4K distribution with custom AV

optimise team resources, and strengthen customer

control. Compatibility with the rest of the

relationships. The new MyCrestron Residential

pairing Crestron Pyng accessories with the app.

Crestron product line enables Pyng to listen for

Monitoring Service enables central monitoring and

Accessories include Crestron wireless lighting

commands from any touchscreen or remote to

management of Pyng systems, allowing dealers to

controls, thermostats, occupancy sensors, keypads,

recall scenes. Likewise, Pyng triggers events in the

identify and resolve potential issues faster and keep

audio amplifiers, streaming audio sources and TSW

AV system.

customers happier than ever. Q

Setting up a new home is streamlined by

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WINNER

Draper

TecVision ecVision engineered surface technology

O XT1600X White has an extra wide viewing

XT1000X White has an extra wide viewing cone

offers a departure from typical projection

cone, typical contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.6.

and typical contrast. This surface is a prime

screen production. Utilising technologically

O XT1800X White has an extra wide viewing

example of TecVision’s possibilities, and shows

cone, typical contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.8.

one of the ways the line stands head and

T

advanced manufacturing methods and

shoulders above other screen surfaces. It was

proprietary scientific formulations, TecVision viewing surfaces meet the rigorous demands

Newer Offerings

developed for a specific customer need. The

of today’s projectors and the environments

Following the introduction of these first five

customer wanted the TecVision XT1300X White,

in which screens are and will be used.

surfaces, Draper introduced a sixth TecVision

but with a 1.0 gain and a much lower gloss level

TecVision screens are individually produced,

product, XT1000X White. This newest surface

for edge blending. Draper’s chemists got to

individually formulated and programmed, and

offers a top-line option for purists who want a

work and engineered a new screen to this spec,

manufactured with multiple checks for quality,

1.0 white screen, and its very low gloss means

which was then also added to our standard

consistency, and uniformity from start to finish.

it is excellent for edge-blending applications.

TecVision offerings. „

TecVision is available in six exclusive formulations, featuring white surfaces with gains ranging from 1.3 to 1.9 over remarkably wide viewing cones, and grey surfaces with excellent performance under ambient light. TecVision surfaces are available on several Draper electric screen models.

Fine Tuning TecVision screens can be tailored to meet the exact specifications for a variety of rooms and situations. A screen that combines the best of different surface attributes can be formulated, allowing for the ultimate in fine-tuning.

Some specifics on the TecVision models O XH900X Grey features an extra wide viewing

cone, high contrast, and on-axis gain of 0.9. O MS1000X Grey has a moderate viewing cone,

superior contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.0. O XT1300X White has an extra wide viewing

cone, typical contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.3.

Best of Show ISE 2015


76 RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS

WINNER

iRoom

iBezel I

Bezel is a next-generation iPad docking station that allows customisability in setting of access points to home controls. With iBezel, users

decide where immediate access to favorite controls is needed. Users select their desired functions and set quick access buttons on their iDock. Through intuitive programming and integration of the major home control systems, the new iBezel grants quick access to users’ favourite functions at any time. Lighting, audio, video, home security, and HVAC can be controlled with the touch of a button. „

Best of Show ISE 2015


RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS 77

WINNER

Remote Technologies (RTI)

KX10 T

he new KX10 in-wall touchpanel is part of RTI’s

seamless integration of intercom and security

environment. Thanks to Ethernet and USB

next generation of automation interfaces.

systems in addition to providing access to web

programming, integrators are able to set

Loaded with forward-thinking features,

content, music libraries and video playback. The

up systems easily in addition to convenient

unit supports video viewing through an HDBaseT

power options such as Power-over-Ethernet

the 10.1-inch widescreen 1280x800 (WXGA) resolution touchpanel is specifically

(POE) or direct power supply for

designed to bring comprehensive

more traditional designs.

onscreen management to any entertainment or environmental

Easy Use:

system, both in residential and

Ideal for users from all levels of

commercial installations.

technical expertise, the KX10 allows any colleague, family

The panel allows users to control devices directly via RS-232 or IR,

member, or educator to take

enabling control without the need for

full command of a building’s

a separate control processor, enabling

electronic components, lighting

more cost-effective setups. The

installations, HVAC equipment,

touchpanel also features full two-way

and security cameras.

control and feedback capabilities

Programmable using RTI’s

when used in tandem with a complete

Integration Designer programming

RTI control system composed of

software, integrators can

the company’s award-winning XP

easily configure the large KX10

processors and accessories.

interface using professionally designed graphics and drag-

The capacitive touch LCD colour

and-drop simplicity. Lowering

display provides a large screen surface for convenient swiping through control

HDMI video port, as well as a composite video

overall installation costs for integrators, the

activities, while optimising the placement of

port to view sources such as security cameras.

efficient design process enables the creation of amazingly simple navigation and control

interface design elements to deliver a highly

Convenient Options:

processes for users, delivering a beautifully

A proximity sensor brings the unit to life

designed interface that transforms complex

Full Integration:

whenever a user approaches it, while an

control into intuitive automation experiences

Equipped with a camera, microphone and

ambient light sensor automatically adjusts

that are as easy as swiping a screen or pushing

speaker, RTI’s KX10 touchpanel facilitates the

screen brightness to any surrounding

a button. „

intuitive system control experience.

Best of Show ISE 2015


78 RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS

WINNER

Stewart Filmscreen

LuminEsse enables LuminEsse to provide far more flexibility when it comes to specifying the right gain for the given application, delivering the added benefit of impeccable and impressive image quality that is synonymous with Stewart Filmscreen.

Meeting Demands: As integrators are faced with clientele that demands a more immersive entertainment experience than ever before, LuminEsse delivers that and more. Providing considerable aesthetic appeal, LuminEsse fulfills modern expectations for larger screen sizes with less visible framing, facilitating a sleek design and décor-friendly appearance. This flat panel-like projection screen system features an optional LED backlighting kit that provides a viewing experience that is both very impressive and more comfortable. From a scientific perspective, LED backlighting acts as bias lighting, relaxing the iris of the eye and causing less strain during extended viewing.

Lots of Options: Available in sizes up to 120 inches in HD formats tewart Filmscreen’s LuminEsse is a new

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and an edgeless art piece effect when it is not.

rigid front-projection wall screen system. This new screen system features a 3/8-inch

Highly versatile, LuminEsse can be configured

and in sizes up to 128 inches in Cinemascope configurations, the LuminEsse rigid front

with any of Stewart Filmscreen’s 4K+ rated front

projection screen system utilises Stewart’s

“edgeless” bezel design, delivers a “floating

projection materials, including FireHawk G4,

wall mount system, making screen installation

image” experience when the screen is in use,

GrayHawk RS G4, StudioTek 130 and more. This

inexpensive, simple and fast. „

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WINNER

iBoardTouch Limited

iBoardTouch DigiClass D

igiClass from iBoardTouch is software that

With DigiClass, everything on the interactive

also turns any device with a built-in camera into

wirelessly connects up to 40 personal

touchscreen is displayed on all classroom

a visualiser. You simply hover your device over

devices, from Android tablets and iPads

devices – that connection is two-way, students

a document or object and send the image

to Windows laptops, to the classroom interactive

can be given control by the teacher so that the

wirelessly to the touchscreen.

touch screen – transforming the classroom,

contents of their device’s screen are displayed

creating a digital classroom ready for interactive

on the large screen.

real-time collaboration. We believe DigiClass is worthy of a Best of ISE award, and here’s why: It’s clear that schools and colleges want

Any content can be displayed, annotated,

A built-in voting panel enables questions to be set to the class to gauge levels of understanding, to start discussions and to

shared with the classroom devices, from

measure changes in understanding between

whiteboarding session to webpage, from

the start and end of a lesson.

Office document to cloud-based content and

DigiClass gives schools, teachers and their

to embrace new ways of teaching and

from PowerPoint lessons to native Smart or

students freedom and flexibility; freedom to

learning that engage learners using the touch

Promethean files, when IBT’s IWB Pro software

choose any type of device and any platform

technology they respond to. Large-format

is installed. IBT’s IWB Pro software is the only

from Android tablet, to iPad, Chromebook or any

touchscreens are the preferred piece of tech

software globally that has the ability to open

Windows device, and, the flexibility to have a mix

in the UK’s classrooms and learning spaces,

smart and promethean files natively on

of all the above.

alongside tablets and ipads and increasingly the

iBoardTouch screens.

need and desire exists to join all tech devices

DigiClass can be used to set tasks for students,

With this comes future proofing, because it leaves schools free to provide personal devices for

for full interactive capability and effortless

so they can work individually or in small groups

students, or enable students and teachers to bring

collaboration. DigiClass enhances teaching

on their devices or using traditional methods

their own device or a combination of the two.

and learning by enabling all these devices to

like pen and paper, and to share their work and

connect simply and elegantly; students and

ideas with the class.

teachers can interact with the classroom

DigiClass also negates the need for separate

To sum up, DigiClass deserves a Best of Show award because it makes interactive collaboration simple and easy in the classroom,

touchscreen, empowering active participation

voting systems and visualisers, reducing costs for

even from quiet students or those reluctant to

the school, keeping classroom uncluttered and

on what they do best. „

speak up in class

minimising the devices to be managed. DigiClass

www.iboardtouch.co.uk

so teachers can forget the technology and focus

Best of Show ISE 2015


80 TECH&LEARNING UK

WINNER

SMART Technologies

SMART kapp MART kapp is a Bluetooth-enabled dry-

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cloud services such as Evernote, Google Drive,

erase board, marker and eraser that

Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. Snapshots are easily

allows content to be captured digitally

shared and viewable as high-quality PDF or jpeg

and shared to any browser-enabled device. To

files. When connected via Bluetooth to a SMART

connect to a SMART kapp board via Bluetooth,

kapp digital capture board, you can also use

users download the free SMART kapp app

the app to stream contents live via the cloud

(Android and iOS) and scan the QR code or tap

to remote participants using any web browser-

the NFC tag located on the board.

enabled device.

SMART kapp makes it easy to capture, save and share notes and ideas written on a SMART

Top three benefits

kapp digital capture board without the hassle of

SMART kapp is a modern, sleek replacement for

manually capturing the content (for example,

the traditional dry-erase board that offers a leap

taking a photo of the board and/or transcribing

in functionality. Its top three benefits are:

the content into a digital format).

O

It displays the board’s content in real time on

Instantly capture dry-erase content to a

mobile device Never again take frantic notes or blurry

the connected device. To save content, simply

O

tap the capture button on the board, in the app,

photos of a dry-erase board

or in a browser.

O

Saved content can be reviewed and shared by email or by using any number of

Best of Show ISE 2015

Invite remote participants to see what’s on

the board, as it unfolds. „ www.smarttech.com


TECH&LEARNING UK 81

Crestron

DM-MD-8x1-4K-C he new DM-MD-8x1-4K-C DigitalMedia

their cables, select sources and displays from a

all-in-one presentation system provides an

scrolling list on a touchscreen, iPad, or laptop,

ideal solution for simple huddle spaces,

and the system is up and running without custom

capability can be added by connecting a

meeting rooms, and classrooms that require

programming. Crestron has prepared videos

Crestron AirMedia™ (AM-100) to the HDMI port.

8x1 4K switching and scaling, but don’t require

that demonstrate how .AV Framework makes it

.AV Framework also provides communication

custom programming. The DM-MD8X1-4K-C

easy to set up systems in conference rooms and

with Crestron Fusion® enterprise management

features a dedicated mic input, and HDMI® and

huddle spaces.

software, right out of the box, for centralised

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TSW-752-B-DMPS3_PAK). Likewise, wireless BYOD presentation

monitoring and control.

HDBaseT® outputs – at a breakthrough price.

More control options .AV Framework™ technology eliminates the need for custom programming

.AV Framework now also provides three powerful

Learn more

plug-and-play control options:

The new DM 8x1 also fulfills two core components

O up to four Crestron Connect It™ (TT-100)

of the DM® 3.0 digital standard: a validated

Because the DM 8x1 is built on the new Crestron

cable caddies.

solution for every room type, and an enterprise

.AV Framework technology, it’s ready to go

O the Crestron MP-B10 keypad

appliance that lives up to IT standards. „

right out of the box. Integrators simply connect

O a pre-loaded touchscreen (model

www.crestron.com

Best of Show ISE 2015


82 TECH&LEARNING UK

Draper

TecVision T

ecVision Engineered Surface Technology offers a departure from typical projection screen production. Utilising technologically

advanced manufacturing methods and proprietary scientific formulations, TecVision viewing surfaces meet the rigorous demands of today’s projectors and the environments in which screens are and will be used. Rather than using “mass-production” methods in order to minimise costs, TecVision screens are individually produced individually formulated and programmed, and manufactured with multiple checks for quality, consistency and uniformity from start to finish. TecVision is available in six exclusive formulations, featuring white surfaces with gains ranging from 1.3 to 1.9 over remarkably wide

where moderate ambient light is present.

offers a top line option for purists who want a

viewing cones, and grey surfaces with excellent

O MS1000X Grey has a moderate viewing

1.0 white screen, and its very low gloss means

performance under ambient light. TecVision

cone, superior contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.0.

it is excellent for edge-blending applications.

surfaces are available on several Draper electric

MS1000X Grey performs very well in situations

XT1000X White has an extra wide viewing cone

screen models.

where moderate to high ambient light is present.

and typical contrast. This surface is a prime

O XT1300X White’s extra wide viewing cone,

example of TecVision’s possibilities, and shows

it is easier than ever to “fine-tune” a screen to

typical contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.3 helps

one of the ways the line stands head and

your room. In the past, a close fit was as good

it perform best where ambient light is

shoulders above other screen surfaces. It was

as a screen manufacturer could get, and often

controlled but projector brightness is slightly

developed for a specific customer need. The

represented simply choosing the lesser of two

lower than desired.

customer wanted the TecVision XT1300X White,

evils. But with Draper’s TecVision, a screen can

O XT1600X White has an extra wide viewing

but with a 1.0 gain and a much lower gloss level

be tailored to meet exact specifications for a

cone, typical contrast, and on-axis gain of 1.6.

for edge blending. Draper’s chemists got to

certain type of room/situation. Thus, a screen

It also performs best where ambient light is

work and engineered a new screen to this spec,

that combines the best of different surface

controlled but projector brightness is moderately

which was then also added to our standard

attributes can be formulated, allowing the

lower than desired.

TecVision offerings.

ultimate in fine-tuning.

O XT1800X White also features an extra wide

TecVision represents a real advance because

When discussing projection screen

viewing cone and typical contrast, but with

technology, it is easy to get lost in the numbers

contrast, precise resolution, colour accuracy and

a higher on-axis gain of 1.8. XT1800X White

and descriptive terms. The proof, as they say, is in

the broadest possible viewing cone. All TecVision

performs best where ambient light is controlled

the pudding. What do dealers, installers and end

surfaces offer superior quality, consistency,

but projector brightness is significantly lower than

users think about TecVision? Here are just a few

uniformity and are 4K ready. They are all ISF

desired. XT1800X White is perfectly suited for

of the initial reactions Draper has received:

certified, as well. Here are some specifics:

active 3D or colour combining passive 3D systems.

All TecVision surfaces are engineered for high

O XH900X Grey features an extra wide viewing

Following the introduction of these first five

cone, high contrast and on-axis gain of 0.9.

surfaces, Draper introduced a sixth TecVision

XH900X Grey performs very well in situations

product, XT1000X White. This newest surface

Best of Show ISE 2015

“I am blown away.” “How did you do this?” “You obviously know what you’re doing.” „ www.draperinc.com


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Kramer Electronics (UK)

Kramer VIA Collage ollaboration. A

Full annotation is

word that is widely

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available on the VIA Collage

banded about the

allowing ‘dynamic white

AV industry these days. But

boarding’ with the ability

what does it actually mean?

to capture and share the

What is ‘real’ collaboration?

annotated image.

Here at Kramer we take a

A unique feature of VIA

very different view to others

Collage is the ability to send

on collaboration and with

the main screen image directly

the VIA Collage we have

to all participant devices. This

launched what we believe

means that all participants,

to be a ‘real’ collaboration

including those with no clear

solution.

view of the main screen can

Based around a simple,

see the presented image

free to download app, this

straight in front of them. Full

cloud-based technology allows multiple users

or presentation on-screen simultaneously and

user mirroring was introduced at ISE and applications

to work simultaneous on multiple documents

without cables.

such as Lync and Go To Meeting can be loaded

displayed on the main screen, for the image

Regardless of where the application resides or

onto the VIA Collage units’ internal hard drive.

displayed on the main screen to be sent back to

what format it is, multiple users can work on the

the participants devices and to display full motion

same file in real time. This is true collaboration – VIA

the app on your smartphone, PC or tablet, enter

1080P 60Hz video. Up to 6 different devices can

Collage does far more than just display multiple

the room number, password and your unique ID

be displayed in a single screen environment or 12

images on screen. It allows participants to take

and start presenting, sharing and collaborating.

different devices in dual screen mode, be they

control of the presenter’s computer, to modify

A virtual client facility is as available enabling

IOS, Windows or Android. Third-party software

documents, to share files and work together

those with ‘locked down’ devices to use VIA.

such as Microsoft Office

faster than previously possible. No more sending

Suite can be directly loaded onto the VIA Collage

documents or files for review to multiple users and

fellow participants in private and with ‘enable

and these programmes can be launched

asking for feedback – make the changes in real

control’ a presenter can give a participant control

remotely by any participant. All documents

time as participants interact and work together.

over their Windows or Mac screen.

on screen can be collaborated upon by all

With video playing an ever-more important

participants simultaneously. The Kramer VIA Collage provides the ability

To connect to VIA Collage you simply launch

An in-built chat function allows you to message

Smartphone, PC, tablet or Mac, no other

part in meetings, VIA Collage allows full screen

‘collaboration’ tool offers all the facilities that are

or multiple windows playback of 1080P 60Hz full

available on VIA Collage.

to work in a new way with multiple users. No

motion video. VIA Collage features an HDMI

more searching for a connecting cable, an end

input and both HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

to asking the presenter to forward the material

This ensures maximum integration with existing

later via email and forget about working on an

AV/VC facilities and the HDMI input can be

old fashioned whiteboard when VIA Collage

defined as one of the sources for display on

watch?v=LYygNsmGbp0 „

allows multiple users to annotate a document

the main screen.

www.kramerelectronics.co.uk

VIA Collage, a true, interactive, ‘real collaboration’ solution from Kramer Electronics. A short video introducing the VIA Collage can be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/

Best of Show ISE 2015

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ISE 2015 Best of Show digital edition  

A special guide to all the nominated and winning products, as featured at ISE 2015

ISE 2015 Best of Show digital edition  

A special guide to all the nominated and winning products, as featured at ISE 2015

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