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ISE 2018 preview: displays and processors

We’ve scoured the latest launches for one final preview before the show kicks off. In the first part we present the displays and collaboration products and processors and controllers.

Digital Projection is introducing two new products at ISE 2018, where the company will also celebrate 10 years at the show.

The manufacturer will preview the INSIGHT Dual Laser 8K, the world’s first 8K laser projector. The company will also expand its display solutions with the launch of the Radiance LED videowalls.

The INSIGHT Dual Laser 8K projector is set to be the world’s first commercially available DLP laser 8K projector. Providing 8K resolution (7680 x 4320) with 33 million pixels through 25,000 ANSI lumens of solid-state laser-phosphor illumination, the new flagship projector is suited to usage in the most elaborate medical, scientific and immersive visualisation and large venue applications.

The company will also launch Radiance LED, a new range of 120Hz and 3D capable narrow pixel pitch (NPP) LED panels, ranging from 1.26mm to 2.53mm.

Sharp will launch the 70in 4K BIG PAD (PN-70TH5) – its first BIG PAD interactive display with a 4K LCD touchpanel.

Sharp’s newest BIG PAD makes it easy to view large amounts of detailed information, such as technical drawings, maps or spreadsheets. Special features support working with content at UHD resolution: 4K reading is supported by UV2A screen technology for high contrast and image clarity, and 4K writing is supported by a range of features including palm rejection, and a modified pen with a 2mm tip for precision.

ISE 2018 will also see Mitsubishi Electric return with an array of new and updated control room display products. The focal point of the company’s presence will be a full-size control room simulation featuring its newly released NPP direct view LED screen.

The NPP control room display at ISE 2018 will be over 11m in width and provide an impressive demonstration of the capabilities of the newest technology to be added to Mitsubishi’s portfolio of professional control room displays. The VS-15NP160 is the company’s first direct view LED display to be designed specifically for the command and control market.

Another major launch for ISE 2018 is a new suite of visualisation and management software. Designed for native IP network-based command and control display architectures, the S-SF software suite enables network-based display systems to operate more efficiently and with greater scalability.

Ctouch is showing its new Leddura 2Share, and Leddura 2Meet meeting collaboration solutions. Both are designed to make presentations and sharing of content as easy as possible.

Leddura 2Share was specially designed to share digital content wirelessly and securely in meeting rooms. It also brings easy access to a digital whiteboard and annotation functionality.

The Leddura 2Meet is a complete meeting room solution that enables the user to create a more collaborative and accessible experience for every meeting room. Designed for lean and agile teams, it was specially designed to help all teams that focus on efficiency as a top priority.

ClearOne will exhibit the newly launched COLLABORATE Share 300. It allows up to four presenters to simultaneously share content wirelessly from their laptops, tablets or smartphones on room displays and to collaborate with a built-in interactive whiteboard and annotation drawing tools. Participants can draw over the whiteboard or presentation to share their thoughts directly on the touch display.

Users can capture and record their presentations and whiteboarding for future on-demand access and also to stream content live to remote viewers as well.

Following its acquisition of Picturall, Analog Way will unveil its own range of premium media servers and showcase its high-end video processing solutions at ISE 2018.

Also on show will be several models from the Picturall, LiveCore and Midra series as well as Analog Way’s premium multi-format converter (VIO 4K) and event controllers (Vertige, Control Box², AW VideoCompositor).

The Picturall series of media servers has been designed to provide a robust, heavy-duty platform and deliver optimised uptimes and durability. This new range is based on the Picturall Linux software engine. With resolutions up to 8K, uncompressed playback performance and the ability to drive a large number of 4K@60 projectors or LED processors from a single server unit, the new Analog Way media servers are suited to drive corporate events, live shows, high-end theatre productions or large-scale digital signage projects.

tvONE is introducing its CORIOview multi-window processor as well as new 4K multi-format AV matrix routers and a HDMI four-port output module for CORIOmaster.

CORIOview is said to be the fastest, most intuitive 4K multi-window processor, and includes up to eight sources.

The new CORIOmatrix (4RU) and CORIOmatrix mini (1RU), are flexible, modular, multi-format AV matrix routers with 4K capability. Designed for applications with mixed audio and video formats, the CORIO technology is ideal for integrating mixed AV, broadcast, IP and legacy sources at very low latency, allowing any source to be connected to any display with complete flexibility.

Also on the stand will be the new HDMI four-port output module, which supports 1080p60 on each port, providing the 4RU CORIOmaster videowall processor with up to 56 outputs.

A new range of multitouch controllers from Zytronic is to be unveiled, enabling touchscreens to have ultra-narrow inactive borders, enhancing videowall designs, and also facilitating the improved integration of contactless peripheral systems such as NFC payment.

In response to the growing demand for all-glass fronted narrow touchscreen borders, especially in videowalls, the new touch controllers allow touch sensors to be designed with substantially reduced non-active borders, namely under 10mm on a 55in screen, less than half of the current industry norm.

The new Zytronic controllers are based around a proprietary ASIC and feature a higher noise immunity, allowing technologies such as RFID, NFC and Qi wireless battery charging to be implemented adjacent to or even within the active area without impairing the normal performance of the touchscreen.

The Terra line-up of AV over IP products from Christie comprises an expanding series of transmitters, receivers, control hardware and software that enables the design and integration of SDVoE-compliant systems in a flexible and scalable package.

Built on standardised SDVoE technology, Christie Terra solutions support video formats up to 4K at 60Hz and provide performance capabilities transporting and processing of uncompressed, zero frame latency, artefact-free video over 10G Ethernet components.

RTI will debut a range of signal processing and collaboration products including video distribution solutions, presentation switchers, audio mixer amplifiers and interactive displays.

The company’s VHD-4 and VHD-8 video matrix switchers are designed for reliable video distribution in conference rooms, classrooms and restaurants. Utilising HDBaseT technology, RTI’s VHD-4 and VHD-8 video matrix switchers extend HDMI, IR, and RS-232 signals up to 70m over a single Cat 5e/6 cable.

To meet the video requirements in today’s corporate, education or retail environments, RTI will also introduce the VMX-8 and VMX-16 modular matrix switchers.

Its compact VSS-51 presentation scaler/switcher comes with five inputs and accepts a variety of input formats, including a microphone for meeting rooms, classrooms and lecture halls.

In addition, XP-6s and XP-8v control processors have been upgraded with new i.MX53 chips and more memory, for increased processing power.

WyreStorm will exhibit the new H2XC Series of HDBaseT 4K HDR and integrated audio matrix switchers at the show, along with a selection of customisable transmission cards.

The switchers, an evolution of the H2X Series, have been engineered to offer more options for the distribution of multi-source 4K UHD with HDR and legacy video formats, as well as multi-source audio matrix switching to multiple zones, including SmartTV functions and audio-on-demand products.

The modular H2XC features a choice of a 10- or 16-way H2X chassis populated by a custom selection of six multi-format transmission cards in any quality or combination. The H2XC features an integrated audio matrix with powerful DSP capable of routing up to three separate audio signals per transmission card (depending on card model), including ARC, HDMI de-embed from video and separate line-level audio only sources.