Installation is pleased to announce the winning entries in our ISE 2015 Best of Show Awards. Companies showing new products at ISE 2015 submitted their entries ahead of the event, and were visited at their stands by one of our judging team.
Here are our comments on each of the winning entries.
Analog Way Ascender 16
The price point of this multi-screen seamless switcher opens up the technology to a whole new market. The ability to be coupled with a second unit brings top-end functionality at a similar cost to larger models in the range (Ascender 32 and 48) and reduces risk to the end user in investing.
Apantac Universal Matrix
A sophisticated matrix system that can be custom designed for its specific application. Easy to use. What impressed us was that the company brings broadcast expertise to the audiovisual market in a simple, easy-to-deploy solution.
Apex Liviau R
This cost-effective AV control unit for single-display rooms, controls audio, lighting, blinds and more in a single unit – just add speakers and a display. Slickly designed, it also features a web interface and can store content.
This uncompressed 4K UHD COTS system caught our attention – one of the most innovative products seen in the judging process. We can see many advanced applications for this type of product and expect it to do well in the marketplace.
Barco NEXXIS NRC-2000 room compositor
The NEXXIS NRC-2000 extends the philosophy, and the ease of use, of Barco's ClickShare to sources that can't take a ClickShare button, such as legacy equipment, video files and external streaming sources.
Clear-Com FreeSpeak II
Scalable, able to operate dependably in challenging operating conditions and built to cope with harsh environments, the FreeSpeak II is a high-performing wireless intercom that is simple to operate and to manage. A notable reduction in latency is one of the secrets of the system's performance.
In a market currently awash with '4K innovations', this product has genuinely groundbreaking credentials as the first 4K/60 Hz scaler to be made available. The result is a product that affords users a great deal of up/downscale flexibility.
Green Hippo magpi solo
This compact, single-output version of Green Hippo's multi-feature media player caters to smaller venues while retaining all the power and flexibility of the company's magpi player.
Kramer VIA Collage
A powerful real-time collaboration solution that enables documents from up to 12 different devices – iOS, Windows or Android – to be displayed and worked on natively in real time, by all participants simultaneously.
The combination of AMD processing power and Matrox firmware enable these multi-display graphics cards to deliver a new level of functionality and flexibility to multi-screen installations.
Software-based, web-enabled remote management of AV and IT building services brings a new level of operational functionality to installations in distant locations.
Peerless-AV Twin Pole Modular
A versatile flatpanel mounting system that simplifies large-scale installations by making the installer experience as straightforward as possible – through both online configuration tools and product features to speed work on site.
SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2
Designed to deliver 3-way performance from a 2-way speaker, the AIM Series 2 offers wide, uniform coverage and a includes a number of features that improve the quality of the generated sound – including the radical idea of an adjustable tweeter array.
This remote management and control service for digital signage players offers dealers and integrators the opportunity to deliver value-added services to clients and reduce the risk and downtime of networked signage systems.
Functional and interoperable matrix switcher that's designed to work within any system. Great heritage in developing proprietary technology. Knowledgable staff and excellent product material support. Integrators will enjoy fantastic product support for their installations.
A special digital supplement detailing all the Best of Show entries and the winners is now available.