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In our second preview of ISE 2013, we run through more of the showfloor exhibits – and ask some noteworthy names for their thoughts about the show’s amazing growth over the past decade

VIDEO Showcasing what it calls the Digi- tal Retail Experience is A


which is creating a Digital Com- munications Store on its stand. The concept store shows, says the company, how to create a dynamic digital retail environment, inte- grating a variety of technological advancements including solutions for digital signage, mobile market- ing and digital wayfinding. One of the products being

shown is the In-Store Multitouch Presenter from SolutiOn. Based on AOpen’s Digital Engine tech- nology, the complete digital sig- nage hardware system includes a 22in touchscreen and is billed as ideal for easy integration and installation. AOpen is also demonstrating the DS² concept which is said to show the advantages of combin- ing digital signage and digital sur- veillance, with a combined solution able to lower total cost of ownership and increase return on investment. Arthur Holm will be present- ing its BOOK and AH Net solu- tions. The new BOOK monitors are designed to be used in existing meeting, conference and board- room tables, auditoriums and public information counters. They can be manually folded and can stand flat on the table. Installation does not require any structural changes to the desk. Book moni- tors are available in 15in, 17in and 19in; DVI and VGA inputs are standard – DVI HDCP-compati- bility is also available. The latest version of AH Net Software allows users to simulta-

More pixels The MegaPixel Summit, which starts on the eve of the exhibition, highlights the fact that very high-resolution images are becoming increasingly prevalent, and are supported by a broad and diverse ecosystem of providers – many of which will be displaying their wares on the showfloor.

Smart buildings Building automation and AV interfacing with building services is a potentially massive growth area for our industry. Find out more at the

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SHOW HOURS Mitsubishi’s MDT701S will make its European debut

neously control up to 900 moni- tors without programming and ensures easy installation by only using Cat5 cable to daisy chain between the screens. The AH Net solution is operated through RS422 or RS485; the ERT interface (router) connects the monitors directly to a PC or can be used via a local network, a tablet or iPad, or by any standard control system. Arthur Holm’s Dynamic 3

monitors, which include a key- board and mouse, will also be in Amsterdam. Visitors to the B


Smart Building Conference on Monday 28 January or visit the Smart Building area within the ISE 2013 exhibition.

AVB The AVnu Alliance will give an interoperability demonstration featuring a dozen or more manufacturers’ equipment. Think you’ve seen that before? Not this one!

Keynote address At 18.00 on Monday 28 January, virtual magician Marco Tempest will address the subject of illusion as a creative tool. Prepare to be amazed!

ISE’s 10th birthday party Once you’ve marvelled at Marco Tempest, you need walk just a few yards to ISE’s 10th birthday party – free of charge for all ISE attendees.

Even more touch Windows 8 has given a boost to manufacturers of touch technology. ISE 2013 will see more touching, swiping and gesture control than ever before.

Clear displays We saw them for the first time at last year’s event, but we can expect to see more, and

larger, clear displays at ISE 2013.

Hall 8 For the first time, ISE 2013 occupies all 12 halls at the RAI. Perhaps more significantly, though, the opening up of Hall 8 enables attendees to follow a circular route through the show and reduce the crowding on the escalators.

Education programme The biggest ever education programme at Integrated Systems Europe features an extensive array of InfoComm

University and CEDIA courses, plus free training sessions from manufacturers including Crestron, d&b audiotechnik, Kramer Electronics, RTI and others. Plus, the 3D Theatre returns once more, with free sessions on numerous applications of the technology.


ISE’s official daily show newspaper will once again be distributed each morning of ISE 2013 – at hotels, on shuttle buses and at the entrances to the show. Be sure to pick up your copy.

will see a num- ber of solutions

on display, including one-click meeting room tool ClickShare, which aims to make meetings more efficient, collaborative and satisfying to all participants. Available in a variety of screen

sizes and formats, Barco’s LED videowalls for control rooms will also be demonstrated, alongside the company’s LED and digital sig- nage technology. On show for the first time in

Europe, Barco’s new rental projec- tors offer light outputs between

10,000 and 40,000 lumens. The HDX-W18, HDF-W26 and HDQ-2K40 offer ‘light on demand’ and image processing tools, allowing users to tune the projector’s light output to each event. BrightSign and Y

YCD Multime-

dia are launching an integrated digital merchandising solution in Amsterdam. The YCD RAMP/ BrightSign solution allows retailers to easily, quickly and cost-effec- tively implement new promo- tional campaigns that enhance

Tuesday 29 January 09.00–18.00 Wednesday 30 January 09:00–18.00 Thursday 31 January 09:00–17.00

The Smart Building Conference and the InfoComm Future Trends Summit are one-day events on Monday 28 January. The MegaPixel Summit runs a day and a half, from 10.00 on Monday 28 to 13.00 on Tuesday 29 January.

customer experience, promote a user’s brand and deliver useful information. It supports the man- agement of pre-designed graphic

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