NEC Display Solutions’ fifth annual Showcase, which took place on Thursday 16 May at Tobacco Dock in East London, was the largest ever, drawing more than 1,000 people. This makes it one of the largest pro AV events in the UK.
Fifty-two partners presented their technologies, alongside NEC display technology, in integrated solutions in themed zones covering healthcare, innovations, media, corporate communications, transport, education, retail, DOOH and leisure.
Manufacturer partners included AMX, Cabletime, Crestron, Chief, ComQi, LifeSize, Onelan, Peerless, Scala, SMART Technologies, Unicol and U-Touch. Many of the featured solutions contained equipment from multiple partners: for instance, the live streaming with annotation solution in the education zone featured kit from DisplayLite, Exterity, Extron, Humanscale, LifeSize and SMS.
Highlights of the event included a full 4K workflow, courtesy of Jaegerfilm: a dance troupe was filmed on a 5K Red Epic camera, edited and then rendered to 4K for playback on a 4K videowall and NEC’s new 4K laser projector.
Other attractions were live demonstrations of different NEC technologies, live tours of the solution zones and the DailyDOOH Thought Leadership Summit.
Simon Jackson, vice president of NEC Display Solutions told Installation that one option under consideration is to extend the event to two days next year.