Our Highlights from ISE2017

After a busy time back in the UK, we’re reflecting on ISE 2017 and its inspiration for innovations for collaborative workspaces, digital signage and auditoriums. Here are a few things that caught the eye of the Focus 21 team at the show:

One of the most impressive stands from a display point of view was LG. With their excellent OLED digital signage and B2B LCD solutions, LG’s displays were some of the most vibrant and attractive in the show from an architectural integration point of view, as well as functionality and content reproduction. LG’s 65-inch Dual-View Curved Tiling OLED signage was demonstrated to best effect and eight connected double-sided, flexible OLED panels in a ‘Twister’ formation. In case you didn’t catch it here’s the stand in full flow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRNUH7dynSk

Prysm’s Visual Workplace showed a powerful collaboration cloud for teams that work remotely. This immersive environment gives excellent data visualisation which is compatible with screens, video walls and devices, making each surface as easy to use as a tablet. This technology will be great for clients looking to visualise complicated data sets of high-resolution imagery and work on it simultaneously and is one of the best we’ve seen. http://www.prysm.com/solutions/prysm-visual-workplace/

As Crestron, partners we are always the party to their newest products and innovations. As a business, they never fail to be ahead of the curve for corporate solutions and the next generation DigitalMedia NVX Series was our favourite product from them in 2017. Taking network AV to the next level, DM NVX Series can transmit 4K60 4:4:4 HDR video with no latency, giving you an infinitely scalable software-defined matrix. http://www.crestron.com/microsites/digitalmedia-streaming-nvx/

Cabletime’s Mediastar 782 IPTV and Media Player and the Digital Media Decoder 780 are both now available with new remote controls, including wireless keyboards and mouse, which can be used as an interactive wand. The Media Player will also be working hand in hand with Cabletime’s brand new digital signage content creation software, Creator and the tools that enable it to deliver rich HTML support, live IPTV streams and video playout.

Panasonic’s new AF1 digital signage series won an Innovation Award for Digital Signage, and on visiting their stand, we could see why. These displays have a built-in media player which enables them to be controlled by its Android-based OpenPort platform, making them a simple and intuitive digital signage screens for roll out on a large scale.

On the first morning at the show, we won the AV News Integrator of The Year Award which was a great accolade, praised by the judges for our team’s Infocomm training levels and some great installations in 2016 on behalf of our clients. Read all about it here.