With over 750 exhibitors ISE 2012 in Amsterdam was the largest professional AV and systems integration trade show ever held in Europe, bringing together manufacturers, distributors, integrators, specifiers and technology managers from over 100 countries worldwide.

ISE 2012 (Integrated Systems Europe) Trade Show Report

Brandon Hetherington and Mark Anderson | AVSystemsMag

Here are some of the new products that were introduced or displayed at the show

Special Thanks to these great companies for sponsoring this feature and making it possible.


HAI - 220-240V Omni-Bus Lighting Control Network

Control lights, shades, fans, shutters, pumps, and much more with HAI Omni-Bus. Omni-Bus Products work stand-alone or with an HAI Home Control System, which provides enhanced abilities like remote access from an iPhone or Android. An HAI home control system has the ability to change your light settings by the time of day, time/day schedule, triggering of events (including motion), via a telephone call, Touchscreen, Smartphone, or by a computer connected to the Internet.

Remote Technologies Inc. – RTI Dock

The RTiDock features a host of benefits not found on other iPod® docks, such as rack-mount or desktop options, and the ability to sync with iTunes over the network using RTiSync technology. For simple, intuitive operation, the device offers a full on-screen GUI (Graphical User Interface) and video output for navigation through a video display device. A sliding tray provides easy access and discreet storage of the iPod for added reliability and a clean design.

Mitsubishi Electric - The HC7800D 3D projector

The new HC7800D 3D home theater projector delivers beautifully natural and textured projections using DLP technology.  As the first 3D home theater DLP projector from Mitsubishi, you can enjoy vibrant 3D imagery without breaking the bank.  The HC7800D also employs integrated 2D to 3D conversion technology to add dimension to even classic movies.  It also projects 2D very well and allows an incredibly high contrast ratio of up to 100,000:1.

ELAN Home Systems - S1616A Amplifier/Controller

ElAN Home Systems’ S1616A Amplifier/Controller is the company’s new 16-channel multi-zone amplifier/controller that combines the functionality of the ELAN D16 amplifier and S128P multi-zone controller into one new component that simplifies and lowers the total cost of a system installation for dealers and their clients. The new product is designed to integrate exclusively with the ELAN g! System, and has nearly unlimited configuration options.

The new ELAN S1616A is available in single- and dual-chassis versions, both of which include high-pass and low-pass crossovers, RCA inputs, speaker level and banana plug outputs, and feature level, bass and treble adjustment for each output channel.

Niles - GS Garden Speakers and GSS10 10” In-Ground Subwoofer

The GS Garden Speakers deliver a high performance sound quality and superior audio fidelity that makes for an ideal, long-lasting outdoor audio solution. The GS4 loudspeakers feature a 4” mineral-filled polypropylene woofer for long-lasting performance with rich, deep sound and a 1” Teteron® tweeter with ultra-wide dispersion to maximize the sound quality in outdoor environments.  With the included UV-resistant cables and waterproof wire-nuts, owners can enjoy trouble free, reliable connections.

The Niles GSS10 10” In-Ground Subwoofer is designed to bring deep, rich bass to the outdoors from a subwoofer that disappears into the landscaping.  Constructed from industrial strength PVC, the GSS10 will provide years of listening pleasure. The GSS10 features a 10” mineral-filled polypropylene woofer and can output frequencies from 25Hz to 110Hz at up to 110dB.  With a recommended burial depth of just 16”-18” and dimensions of 14” x 30”, installation is simple and installers can place the subwoofer almost anywhere.

Xantech - CIRP, CIRS, CIRV kits.

Developed with direct input from leading system integrators and residential contractors, Xantech’s new IR systems are specifically designed to address typical challenges facing installers today, including IR operation with plasma or LCD TV’s; interference from CFL (compact fluorescent lighting) and sunlight; and distance limitations, conference rooms, home theaters, houses of worship etc., and engineered for the utmost in reliability.


Furman proudly introduces the F1000-UPS: battery backup designed exclusively for audio/video professionals and home theater aficionados.  For decades, traditional audio/video components were simple analog devices designed to easily weather power outages of well over two seconds. Later, as computer and microprocessor based components gained in popularity, their extraordinary sensitivity to even a fraction of a second’s power loss was managed with traditional UPS (uninterruptible power supply) technology. Unfortunately, these units were solely designed for the I.T. professional. Though they included many technologies and features appropriate to that application, they fell short for premium audio/video components. Though many of these manufactures later recognized the ever emerging professional audio/video, broadcast, and home theater market, their lack of experience led merely to a re-tooled chassis. These hastily produced UPS devices lacked the technologies necessary to truly optimize protection, performance, and control for today’s audio video components. The Furman F1000-UPS more than fills this void, and offers your system unparalleled battery back-up technology, created from the ground up to meet the exacting demands of the world’s most sensitive audio, video and control systems!

MuxLab Inc. - HDMI Fiber Extender Kit (500460)

The HDMI Fiber Extender Kit (500460) allows HDMI equipment to be connected up to 1000 ft (305 m) @ 1080p Deep Color via one (1) 50/125 μm Multimode fiber cabls in a point-to-point configuration. The kit comes with one (1) Transmitter and one (1) Receiver as well as an IR Emitter (500998) and IR Sensor (500999) for remote control applications.  The product also supports RS232 control of the source or display device such as touchscreens.

Draper, Inc. - Tab Tensioned Motorized Projection Screens

Draper, Inc., has announced a significant improvement in the company’s tab tensioned motorized projection screens.  Every Draper tab tensioned screen surface (including the tabs) is now CNC cut as a single piece, and the tabs are then folded and RF welded. The result is a much stronger tab with no possibility of separation. “Making a tab tensioned surface in this manner eliminates the puckering that has characterized the edges of tab tensioned screens made by Draper and other manufacturers for years,” according to Draper, Inc. President John Pidgeon in a letter announcing the improvement to Draper dealers. “Prior to making this decision, we cycled a tab tensioned screen made in this manner over 30,000 times with no tab failure.” With the change comes an upgraded warranty. Draper now warrants all its tab tensioned screens against tab separation for five years from date of manufacture.

Crestron Electronics - Fusion EM™ Energy Management Software

Fusion EM™ Energy Management Software is part of the Crestron Fusion Global Enterprise Management platform revolutionizes the way organizations control every aspect of their day-to-day operations. The Fusion central server provides a foundation to run different software applications based on organizational needs. Organizations can choose Fusion EM™ to monitor and track environmental systems and energy usage. The Fusion Global Enterprise Management platform provides network access to any device or system throughout the global enterprise.

InFocus – MondoPad

  • Multi-touch high definition 55-inch display
  • High performance Intel i5 PC running the latest Windows 7 Pro
  • Full version of Microsoft Office
  • Digital whiteboard
  • High definition 720p camera with 4 integrated microphones
  • Voice-optimized sound bar for improved dialogue clarity

DynaScan Technology - DS0816 Indoor 360 Degree Video Display

Measuring over 9 feet tall and 39 inches in diameter, the DS0816 boasts a display area of more than 45 square feet, the equivalent of a 120-inch LCD, and a bright 750 cd/m² image. The new model has been designed for indoor applications such as shopping centers, airports, conventions centers, stadiums, and other public venues with high foot traffic. An optional light box base is available to provide greater visibility through the use of backlit posters.

Paradigm AV - Scalable Display Wall

The Paradigm Display Wall is a unified display product range based around Scalable Display Technologies’ products for automatic alignment, blending, warping and colour calibration of projected images. It comprises a large screen mega-pixel interactive display that sits on the network as a unique, powerful and interactive device. Delivering the mega pixels is achieved via soft-edge blending of standard ultra-short-throw (UST) projectors—typically two or three—to create a wide, ultra high resolution display. The Scalable software suite resides on a networkable server and has image capture cards to allow use of videoconferencing, plus connection of multiple computers and video devices. The server is completely configurable to each installation’s specific needs.

Cayin Technology - High-end Digital Signage Player – SMP-WEBDUO

SMP-WEBDUO features its capability to playback 1080p Full HD video and control two screens simultaneously. Compared to the old model, new SMP-WEBDUO goes smaller and lighter. It reduces the size by one quarter and sheds half of the weight as well to facilitate installation in different venues. The new player also adds an HDMI connector and the video-in function to increase your enjoyment.

FlatFrog Multitouch 3200

FlatFrog's patented Planar Scatter Detection (PSD) technology provides a unique level of performance compared to any other multi-touch solution on the market. It offers constant and very reliable touch output thanks to an unparalleled 400+ DPI accuracy and very low jitter. FlatFrog Multitouch 3200 is platform independent and supports both USB plug & play for Windows 7 and 8 as well as other operating systems (OSX, Linux and Android).


iKNix is an iOS app (in conjunction with KNiX Port) that connects to a cloud based service that includes all the rooms and objects in a KNX system. The app allows full control of like lights, HVAC and blinds. Many third party scripts are available to integrate media systems. An Android version will be available in 2 months

Christie JumpStart

Christie JumpStart is a straightforward and robust content management solution that works with digital displays requiring up to four video inputs. It is designed to automatically recognize Christie MicroTiles® and optimizes the resolution of display canvas no matter the shape. The user interface smartly plots an exact representation of the Christie MicroTiles canvas, showing the location of each tile so you can intuitively place content onto your display.

KEF Blade Speakers

When we gave our engineers free rein to create a fitting showcase for our technology leadership, they developed a revolutionary prototype that looked and performed like no other: Concept Blade, the world's first single apparent source loudspeaker. It’s phenomenal sonic capabilities met with such praise that we decided to produce an edition that serious audiophiles could actually own. After two years of painstaking refinement - and in time to mark 50 years of KEF innovation - Blade is the result. ($30K/pair)

Clarity Matrix 3D

Planar’s Clarity™ Matrix 3D LCD Video Wall is designed for professional 3D visualization environments seeking a large format, flicker-free, thin profile, stereoscopic display. The Clarity Matrix 3D adds a new dimension to the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall family utilizing its unique design with an ultra-shallow install depth of only 3.6”/93mm, integrated mounting system, and off-board electronics and power supplies to create exceptional 3D visualization.

Magic Mirror Touch Panel

The MAGIC MIRROR Control Panel is a combination of a Touch Display for Building Automation and a high-quality Mirror TV. While in Standby Mode the MAGIC MIRROR Control Panel looks like a conventional mirror. A touch on the “hidden” Access Point on the mirror will activate the Monitor System and once again serve as the Centerpiece of your building or home as a Building Controller, Media Center or your Information Point of your residence.

Lunette Curved Screen

Curved 2.35:1 aspect ratio fixed frame projection screen is the answer to providing an affordable high quality home theater screen.

  • Curvature enhances contrast levels with decreased incident light while creating a heightened sense of immersion
  • 40’ fixed radial curvature also eliminates the pincushion effect (Illustration)
  • Sliding wall mounts provide adjustable horizontal centering
  • 160° Viewing Angle for wide diffusion uniformity
  • Adjustable fix plates provide equal tension over the entire projection surface
  • Available in diagonal sizes 85" - 166" (2.35:1) and 84" - 150" (16:9)
  • Choice of 1.1 gain CineWhite (matte white) or 1.0 gain AcousticPro1080™ (acoustically transparent) screen material

Stretched TFT’s

New from AEG MIS is the capability to offer customized TFTs in special aspect ratios. These can be stretched or very wide TFTs which can be used in a wide range of applications where standard sizes are not suitable, generally where there is a height or width restriction. These TFTs can be used in stationary or mobile applications, indoor or outdoor.

Sharp High Brightness Display

Anyone who has struggled in vain to see something on a monitor in sunlight will know that good weather can also be something of a glaring problem. In particular, intense incident light can often make life difficult for operators of digital information systems. With the new high-brightness models PN-A601 and PN-V602, Sharp is now offering displays with a brightness of 2000 or 1500 candelas, able to render content in excellent picture quality and brilliant colours, even in extremely bright environments. The full-array LED backlighting of these displays guarantees optimal picture brightness. Additionally, the local dimming function ensures high contrast and particularly low power consumption.

Sharp Interactive Whiteboards

From training to brainstorming to business presentation – interactive working is today a proven method for obtaining the best possible results in a minimum of time. The new touch monitors from Sharp make it simple to exchange knowledge between several people: available in 60, 70 and 80-inch screen sizes with full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the PN-L monitor series faithfully delivers pictures that are clear and precise down to the finest detail. With its innovative detection software, any changes and comments can be immediately integrated in existing drafts on the monitor and then optionally saved or printed.

ViewSonic - LED Laser Hybrid projector

ViewSonic's latest Laser Hybrid LED projectors incorporate a state-of-the-art hybrid light engine which facilitates vivid color display and performance. The LEDs and lasers combine as a light source to create vibrant and rich display color, which generate a color spectrum exceeding that of normal mercury light projectors. Furthermore, this new technology delivers a longer light source life of up to 20,000 hours for greater energy and cost savings.

Aavara PB5000IR-R

Aavara unveils the new HDMI over IP-Multicasting PB5000IR-Receiver with easy IR Remote control which is a great HD video distribution solution for DOOH and Residential deploy. It delivers stunning Ultra High Quality 1080p HDMI Video broadcast over IP network, now adding the new feature of easy video channel switching by IR Remote Control.

NDiS 126 - Fanless Embedded Computer

Powered by Intel® Atom™ processor D2700, NDiS 126 has enhanced graphics capabilities to playback HD video with low power consumption. NDiS 126 provides various options of video and audio outputs, dual GbE Ethernet with optional wireless connectivity, SIM Card slot for 3.5G radio connectivity. Compact and fanless design makes the NDiS 126 an ideal choice for digital signage platforms adapted to almost any environment. NDiS 126 works perfectly for advertising, brand promotion and digital menu board application.

Mura MPX Series

Matrox Mura™ MPX Series makes no compromises as it redefines the future of collaborative video walls and wall matrix management. The unique single-slot board design includes both inputs and outputs on the same PCI Express x16 Gen2 board, leveraging 64 Gbit/sec duplex data transfer for flawless display of HD input captures with no sacrifice to frame rate, color or resolution. MPX Series output/input boards feature highly flexible, universal input channel support for both digital and analog video (HD, DVI, RGB/VGA, SDI, Component, S-Video, & Composite) and captures and displays these at full RGB888 image quality. MPX video capture cards work together with output/input boards to provide additional analog video inputs.

Aavara PE3D4K100A with 3D Video/HD Audio/Internet/Power/IR+Rs-232

Aavara® PE3D4K100A HDMI v1.4a Cat5e/6/7 Single-Cable Extender features the latest HDBase-T technology, which can support uncompressed 4Kx2K (4096x2160p, 4 times Full HD 1080p), 48bits Deep Colour, 7.1 channels audio, Ethernet Network Link, Power Over Cable transmission up to 100M (330ft) over ultra long distance by using SINGLE Cat5e/6/7 cable. It also fully supports HDMI v1.4, allowing smooth 3D video transmission from 3D Blu-ray players to 3DTVs, with CEC, 36 bit Deep Colour & fully HDCP compliance.  Built-in 3 x 100Mbps Fast Ethernet RJ-45 ports at both sender and receiver allow Internet connected TV, Video device and PC keep link with Internet. 

Description: The MS1-3D - the ultimate home entertainment serverMS1-3D MediaServer

The new Imerge MS1-3D is an entertainment revolution. It is the simplest way to collect, manage and enjoy your media, from CD to DVD, Blu-ray and 3D. The MS1-3D, coupled with the ultra-secure XiVASafe provides you with the most robust storage solution in the industry and allows you to clear the valuable space taken up by the original discs, which can be put into safe storage.


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