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ISE 2015 preview – video products

We preview some of the latest video products on show at ISE 2015.

3M’s 55in Projected Capacitive multitouch system, with up to 80 simultaneous touches, is making its European debut at ISE 2015. The stand is also shared by systems integrators and software vendors with whom 3M is working across Europe, to showcase the applications being developed by 3M’s MultiTouch Developers Network.

Arthur Holm’s new DynamicX2, which has been re-designed to become the slimmest aluminium built retractable monitor on the market, will take centrestage at ISE 2015. The Dynamic3 series has also been redesigned, with a new mechanical system to provide smoother movements.

B-Tech Audio Video Mounts is unveiling a number of new products that have been under development over the past few months. The BT8370 freestanding videowall mount is described by the company as the first of a new generation of products, which features B-Tech’s dynamic new mounting system. Made from extruded aluminium, this system is said to be lightweight, strong and capable of being assembled quickly. Other solutions on display include the BT8310 pop-out videowall mount and the BT8350, which can now be used to assemble videowalls in a curve.

Blackmagic Design will be highlighting MultiView 16, the world’s first multi-viewer that operates natively in Ultra HD, meaning it is possible to use an Ultra HD TV or monitor and see all views in twice the resolution of normal HD multi view. MultiView 16 supports any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI inputs because it includes 16 6G-SDI inputs with each input including a re-sync and loop output. Also, any input can be routed to any view, and users can route from the front panel or via the external Ethernet connection.

The importance of lens technology is the focus for Canon Europe’s eighth appearance at ISE, with the company demonstrating how its research is delivering improvements in colour, refraction and brightness that have led to major advances in projection quality and capabilities.

Reflection and brightness are being demonstrated with Canon’s Aspectual Illumination System (AIS) and LCOS technology, developed, according to the company, to enable exceptional contrast and brightness, and provide faithful colour realism and seamless images.

Casio is launching The Core, a new projector model for 2015 designed to make its laser and LED hybrid light source technology accessible for projects of any scale. The lamp-free device boasts a brightness of 2,700lm and a 20,000-hour lifespan, ensuring that presentations are bright and vivid with virtually no drop-off in brightness over the lifetime of the projector.

Receiving its first public European showing, the Insight 4K LED projector from Digital Projection is said to be the world’s first full 4K 3-chip DLP LED projector. Measuring 32.5cm x 70cm x 93.5cm, the projector is claimed to be 40% of the size and weight of existing 4K projector solutions. The unit has full 4K 3D capability and utilises DisplayPort 1.2 to deliver up to 60fps 4K sequential input via single cable, or Dual Pipe input capability with two DisplayPort 1.2 cables.

Matrox will be showing its new C-Series multi-display graphics cards. The cards feature 2GB of on-board memory and secure mini DisplayPort connectivity. Matrox C680 supports up to six 4K/UHD displays – more displays can be supported by inserting two C680 cards into a system. The board-to-board framelock feature ensures synchronisation of all displays to reduce tearing on digital signage and videowalls.

Panasonic will demonstrate its strengthened line-up of high-brightness, maintenance-free laser projectors, with the company’s first 4K unit set to be introduced in Amsterdam. “4K is the new flagship in our projection line-up,” said Jan Markus Jahn, director of visual system solutions at Panasonic. “We are introducing a large-venue projector which features newly engineered, industry first, pixel quadrupling technology.”

Peerless-AV’s Xtreme fully sealed outdoor display will prove its ability to function in severe conditions at the RAI, where a Triple Outdoor Menu Board configuration will be positioned outside, at the Holland entrance by Hall 11. The display will be packed with features to overcome outdoor digital signage challenges.

Sharp is unveiling the PN-H701 70in 4K monitor. The PN-H701 is slim and offers retailers crisp, vivid pictures for store displays and digital signage.

TriplePlay’s hardware-agnostic TripleSign Digital Signage platform now features 4K compatibility thanks to technology from media player specialist Shuttle, using its DS81 4K product, which will enable its users to add 4K to digital signage deployments.

“While 4K is not yet a mainstream requirement, it is widely acknowledged that many businesses will demand the improved quality it can provide for large-format display deployments. We have taken our time to weigh up options, ensuring that when we go to market we have a genuine 4K solution that can be deployed in a cost-effective, low bandwidth impact manner,” said Tripleplay CEO Steve Rickless.

Vaddio’s AV Bridge Matrix PRO, a complete professional AV solution designed to reduce the complexity of designing USB systems for meeting and lecture capture rooms that support multiple cameras and microphones, will be in Amsterdam. Based on Vaddio’s AV Bridge technology, the Matrix PRO adds audio and video mixing functionality directly into one box reducing the complexity of AV system design and implementation, while delivering the features and capabilities most sought after by today’s end user.

Claimed to be the world’s first Full HD ultra-short throw projector with interactive finger touch control, the DH758USTIR is being showcased by Vivitek. It is designed for installation in classrooms and other environments where space may be limited. The projector can be extended with the optional Interactive Finger Touch module, which transforms the whiteboard into an interactive screen that can simultaneously sense up to four touch points on the screen. Two stylus pens are included for those who prefer them. The projector can project a 100in image from an ultra-short distance, avoiding casting users’ shadows on the screen.