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For the latest show news and updates follow #ISE2014 Slate rejects 65% of light SCREEN INNOVATIONS


HISTORICALLY, home theatre using projection was a lights-off, curtains-drawn affair. So seven years ago, Screen Innovations developed Black Diamond – a projection screen material that rejects 85% of ambient light. According to the company’s


president, Ryan Gustafson, Black Diamond is accepted as the best ambient light screen money can buy – although he acknowledges that it doesn’t come cheap. His company has therefore spent the last two years developing a screen that comes close to the light rejection capabilities of Black Diamond, but at a significantly lower price point. The result is the Slate, which makes its European debut at ISE 2014. According to Screen Innovations, the Slate rejects 65% of ambient light – compared with the 10-20% rejected by a typical white or grey screen. “Slate replaces the need to settle for a substandard screen in a family room setting,” says Gustafson. “We are very excited


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OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Dr Dirk Schlesinger of Cisco on ‘Kick-Starting the Market for Building Automation’ Page 15


SMART BUILDING CONFERENCE The conference returns to the ISE show following a successful edition in London Page 16


INVESTOR SHOWCASE Helping manufacturers to find financial backers


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AUDIOFORUM@ISE A new one-day audio conference


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FLOORPLANS Find your way around the 12 halls on the show floor Page 27


The ‘Slate’ is designed to make high performance screens affordable


to give all people the best screen technology regardless of your home theatre budget.” Also new from Screen


Innovations are Black Diamond Tiles. These have the properties of the Black Diamond screen material, but are delivered in tile


format, giving them a versatility that means that screens of any size or shape can be created and making them “a complete game- changer in large scale projection display,” according to the company. Claimed to deliver up to 900% more contrast, Black


Diamond Tiles are completely customisable as well as scalable. Neodymium magnets affix the tiles to a custom rigid frame, and each panel can be arranged in either landscape or portrait orientation. Stand: 1-N53


New HDMI extenders support 4K CRESTRON


A NEW family of HDMI over HDBaseT extenders, which transmit and receive 4K content using standard CAT5e/UTP cables, will be revealed by Crestron at ISE 2014. In addition, the company has announced that Crestron DigitalMedia matrix


switchers, ranging from the 8X8 model to the newest 128X128 edition, are ready for 4K support. The HD-EXT3-C and HD-EXT4- C support 4K resolution content and can transmit HDMI long distance via HDBaseT using standard CAT5e/UTP cable. Both the HD-EXT3-C and HD-EXT4-C support 4K signals and extend


uncompressed, HDCP-protected HDMI content up to 100m via HDBaseT without signal degradation. Transmitters, available with black or white faceplates, can either be mounted in a single gang wall box or can be rack-mounted. “From the content side, 4K is quickly taking a foothold in the


consumer market. However, up until now, video distribution technology was not available to transmit 4K content throughout the home, to multiple rooms or over long distances,” commented Robin Van Meeuwen, vice- principal of Crestron International. Stand: 2-C24, 2-E24, 2-E36


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Using signage to connect exhibitors with distributors Page 36


SPORT FACILITY INTEGRATION SUMMIT A new conference presenting the latest sports facility technology and trends Page 38


ISE THEATRES Two show floor theatres feature exciting new designs Page 41


RAI HOTEL & TRAVEL SERVICE Exclusive hotel room discounts are available to ISE 2014 attendees


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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Full listing of CEDIA and InfoComm education sessions Page 44


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