I'm off to Holland via the UK for ISE 2018 - The worlds largest AV Systems Integration Show. Looking forward to meeting our suppliers and finding some cool new home technology to bring to Thailand. I will be doing some blogging if I see anything really cool, Particularly interested in some of the bigger TV's that are coming out (OLED etc...) and the 4k Projectors as we have some going into home cinemas soon and I can't wait to get my hands on them.
Integrated Systems Europe is the world´s largest AV systems integration show. The annual four-day event, takes place at the RAI Amsterdam – The Netherlands, from 6-9 February.
As the European destination for the international AV and systems integration industry, ISE 2018 will showcase the latest cutting-edge technology, products and solutions being produced for both channel and end-user professionals. In addition, attendees can enjoy an expansive education and personal development programme produced by AVIXA and CEDIA. This will be complimented by a packed schedule of conferences, keynote speeches and exciting show-floor features
ISE showcases the most advanced integration technologies, which you can find in seven dedicated technology zones.
The ISE exhibition floor is sectioned into different technology zones, giving attendees a concentration of relevant exhibitors in designated areas. This makes navigating around the sizeable show floor, with almost 1,200 exhibitors, more straightforward.
The seven technology zones are: Audio & Live Event Technology, Digital Signage & DooH, Education Technology, Residential Solutions, Smart Building, Unified Communications and XR Technology.
AUDIO AND LIVE EVENT TECHNOLOGY
The audio chain, from microphones and headphones to loudspeaker systems and networking, is an ever-prominent force at the show. As, too, are the visual ingredients necessary for making live performances truly unforgettable. Shows are getting bigger and more extravagant as the focus shifts from recorded performances to live. At the same time, the show – particularly the Audio & Live Event Technology Zone at ISE – has firmly established itself as the key destination for professionals operating in this strand of the AV market.
DIGITAL SIGNAGE & DOOH
Digital signage has been the fastest growing market segment at ISE in recent years. It is, therefore, no surprise that the Digital Signage & DOOH Zone at ISE showcases how state-of-the-art digital signage is used extensively for advertising and information delivery. The retail, transportation, healthcare, corporate, education, leisure, and hospitality sectors are just some of the areas where digital signage plays a significant role. At ISE, see digital signage in action and understand how it can boost your business.
The Education Technology Zone at ISE tells the story of how AV technology is helping to drive innovative teaching practices. We are experiencing a revolutionary period in education; learning has never been this multi-dimensional before, nor has it been so well supported by the latest technologies. For educational institutions, businesses, private tutors and professional development specialists, ISE provides a shop window to the latest technology derived educational tools and solutions.
With the backing of joint-partner CEDIA, ISE is extremely well positioned as a leading voice in Residential Solutions and home automation. Residential Solutions and its associated technologies have always been a fundamental, core element of the show. The category’s development is particularly apparent in the Residential Solutions Zone at ISE, where attendees can discover the real-world benefits of home entertainment, building automation and energy management systems in a residential environment.
ISE really is a feast for smart building technologies, solutions and insight. Not only does the show host the annual Smart Building Conference, but the Smart Building Zone at ISE provides a category-specific area of the show floor for those interested in this segment of the AV and systems integration industry. Visitors to this zone will find manufacturers, suppliers and integrators, covering a range of technologies, including: air conditioning, lighting and shutter control, security systems, heating, ventilation, monitoring, alarming, water control, energy management, metering, audio and household appliances.
UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
In the Unified Communications Technology Zone at ISE, attendees will find the latest in UC products and solutions designed for this dynamic market sector. If you are looking to equip your multi-site businesses, boardroom or office with the latest in communications and collaboration technology, then ISE provides the perfect showcase. If you are a UC technology installer or integrator, the show gives you the perfect opportunity to see what’s available to your customers.
In response to the growing importance of augmented, virtual and mixed realities in AV, a brand-new 500sqm XR Technology Zone has been added to the show floor. It can be found in the Park Foyer, at the rear of Hall 8. The centrepiece of the XR Technology Zone will be provided by Holovis. Using a dedicated 30sqm rig, Holovis will highlight the latest in a wide range of B2B immersive technologies, highlighting the business opportunities they present for ISE attendees and exhibitors. An XR Theatre, hosting a range of XR workshops and presentations throughout the show, will be positioned at the rear of the Park Foyer.