ISE to Add Another Hall, More People in 2016

AV Nation crew impressed after first day of show with 4K displays, projection mapping.

Integrated Systems Europe is bigger than ever this year—and expected to grow next year with a new hall added to RAI before the 2016 show—and that means opportunities for manufacturers to work together on some cool projects for the people walking the halls.

Penny Sitler, advertising manager at Draper Inc., says her company has partnered with Christie for the past three or four years to have Christie project content onto Draper screens from across Hall 1, Sitler’s preferred location for the industry’s largest show.

“Sometimes you get to work with your neighbors,” she said on AV Nation‘s ISE Day 1 recap show. Sitler says Christie and Draper also work together on various road shows throughout the year.

As for ISE itself, AV Nation founder Tim Albright says he learned from InfoComm International staffers that the 2016 ISE will likely be even bigger.

“This thing is really big but it’s growing and that’s very exciting,” says Albright.

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George Tucker of World Stage says he’s seen many products and companies that work regularly in North America, but also “a lot of things you won’t see in the U.S.,” largely because of compatibility issues that foreign manufacturers don’t want to change.

Chris Neto of AV Helpdesk is excited to put even more faces to the names behind their Twitter handles and expects that to become even more pronounced with more than 100 RSVPs to the AVtweetup in the HDBaseT booth after show hours end on Wednesday.

“To physically get in there and get in the mix, there’s something to be said for that,” says Neto. “It’s great to see people, talk to them and see their personalities come out.”

From his social media dealings, Neto says those who aren’t at the show are most interested in seeing what’s new in projection mapping. Tucker says Christie, Barco and Panasonic are among the companies with strong projection mapping offerings.

Here’s AV Nation’s full ISE Day 1 recap: