We are pleased to announce that the following products received Best of Show Awards for ISE 2016 from Installation last week. Certificates were presented at the winners' stands on Friday 12 February.
AptoVision – BlueRiver NT+
Visually lossless, delay-free transmission of 4K 60Hz in 4:4:4 colour space using standard 10Gb network switches solves the problem of limited network bandwidth for large AV installation requiring superior quality video.
A beautifully designed product that is a delight to operate. We particularly appreciate the mechanism that straightens the gooseneck microphone to ensure that it fits neatly into the housing.
Dante VIA enables more devices to be added easily and cost-effectively to a Dante network, without a massive increase in cabling infrastructure.
Barco – E2 4K screen management system
An impressive live event solution that supports native 4K input and output, and can handle 4K projector blending at 60Hz. With full show control capabilities, it’s versatile, expandable – and durable.
Bosch – PAVIRO public address and voice evacuation system
This ticks all the boxes: professional sound quality, excellent speech intelligibility, modular, easy to program in Basic mode yet almost unlimited design flexibility in Expert mode – and certified EN54-compliant.
Chief– SYSAUW suspended ceiling projector system
A very useful system that saves time for installers (up to a third) with straightforward installation and tool-free design. Added adjustability and compatibility allows for placement above or below tile.
Cleerline – SSF fibre optic connectors
This clever solution saves precious time on site terminating cables, doesn’t require special tooling, and produces a superior result.
D-Tools– Systems Integrator software
The complete integrator’s tool, System Integrator software ties together the entire integration process for the generation of faster proposals and system designs. Now includes mobile app to update system remotely and enable even greater streamlining.
Draper – Optically seamless TecVision screen
The seamless, high grain screen fabric with its high contrast characteristic makes this screen a unique and outstanding solution in prestigious AV installations.
DVIGear – DisplayNet-1208
A true award winner. This is cost effective, functional AV distribution that resides on the IT network. providing great control and scalability.
Edbak – VWPOP65 pop-out universal video wall mount
Amazing construction and well-engineered design.
ic audio – TH-100-EN54
The first EN54-certified tunnel horn for public address applications in difficult environments. Environmental protection, high SPL and balanced frequencies allow it to achieve an impressive 50m range.
IDK – MSD-402
Instant, out-of-the-box success is the key for this presentation switcher. Tech managers will appreciate the built-in scan converter.
Kramer – Kramer Network
Source, manage, control and distribute any type of AV content - whether local, IP-delivered or cloud-based – to any destination in an enterprise-level solution.
Listen Technologies– Listen WiFi
This free smartphone app, which primarily targets gyms, caught the eye due to its combination of ease of use and performance with users able to listen to 24 channels through simple plug and play operability.
Loxit – Slimline MultiPosition Fixed Height Mount
A lot of thought about making life easier for installers has gone into this. Suitable for displays up to around 130kg, it solves the problem of mounting onto plasterboard by ensuring you can always find a stud. Cost-effective too.
Matrox– Mura IPX4K capture and IP encoder/decoder cards
Not only is this an innovative product, but it’s fantastic that it works with existing Matrox cards and graphics cards and so can be integrated into existing systems.
Oblong– Mezzanine 3
The Mezzanine update impressed with its new features including enhanced screen configurations across multiple surfaces and new remote participation capabilities allowing users to connect from any location.
Peerless– Universal Modular LED wall mounting system
A well-designed product that meets a real need - and also a worthy attempt to create a standardised product for an area of the market that’s currently without standards.
Prysm– Prysm Enterprise
An outstanding system for bringing disparate teams together no matter where they are located. The ability to integrate and share all forms of video, image and text delivers the ultimate in efficiency and team effectiveness.
Sennheiser– TeamConnect Ceiling
Ideal for meeting spaces where an alternative to a traditional table-mounted conference system is desired. Virtually invisible when installed and, with beamforming technology that follows the speaker around the room, it genuinely is an innovative design.
Sharp – LV-85001 85in 8K monitor
Sharp is entering the market for 8K viewing. This panel was the biggest we saw at ISE, and bodes well for this area of the market.
The Microflex ceiling array and table array offer sleek design but, more importantly, impressive speech intelligibility. Voices are clearer and background noise is minimised thanks to the new toroid pattern.
SiliconCore– 0.95mm LED display
The usual SiliconCore benefits - low energy consumption, low heat dissipation, and great picture quality – but packing a full HD image into an 82in diagonal display opens up many new markets.
Speakercraft– Dolby Atmos-enabled Speaker Series
The engineers have clearly thought of the architect in creating this product. It’s perfect for discreet installations.
An interesting move for tvONE, offering universal mounting for any brand. Incredibly flexible, speeds up installation, offers easy servicing, looks professional looking and solves a problem for integrators.
VuWall– VuWall TRx
An innovative product that guides technicians through all stages of deploying an IP-based videowall.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Details of all the products entered for Installation's ISE 2016 Best of Show Awards will be published in a special digital supplement, which will be available soon.