ISE is Round the Corner

Absen LED panels at ISEAbsen will be present on the largest stand it has ever taken at a European trade show. One of the standout products will be a real-time outdoor monitoring display called the L3. It is an IP65/54-compliant model with a 3.9mm pixel pitch; it has an integrated design and is aimed at advertisers.

In addition to the L3, Absen will show its N Series. This includes the N2 (2.4mm) and N4 (4mm), which are 54mm thick and weigh 7.5kg per cabinet. Other products will include the A1.2, Absen’s lowest pixel pitch product (1.2mm), and the X5, which was launched at ISE 2015. Finally, the company will show a 10mm, IP65 product called the A97.

2016 will mark the first ISE show for Asus as an exhibitor. The company will demonstrate multiple media players and mini PCs, as well as signage displays. These will include sizes from 21.5″ to 65″ (SP6540-T). They will be part of SD (standard), SE (24/7 operation) and SV (with OPS slot) ranges.

Two new models have been added to Barco‘s (11.F100) ClickShare portfolio. The CS-100 and CSE-200 have been developed for specific use cases. The CS-100 is the first ClickShare designed for small meeting and huddle rooms; it is a stand-alone model with an HDMI output, which can connect up to eight users.

Barco’s CSE-200 is designed for enterprise rollouts requiring advanced security features and connectivity. The unit supports Apple’s AirPlay and two users can share content to the main display simultaneously. It can also be integrated into the company network for remote management.

DVIGear DVI 3580a scaler switcherUS-based DVIGear (1.N30) will show its DisplayNett AV-over-10GbE distribution platform, as well as a range of end-to-end UltraHD video distribution products.

DisplayNet uses 10GbE ethernet technology to switch, extend and distribute uncompressed AV signals in real-time. Resolutions up to UltraHD are supported (30fps 4:4:4 or 60fps 4:2:0). DVIGear says that there is no latency, no compression and no artefacts. At ISE, the platform will be shown with the DN-100 Series transmitter, which accepts multiple signals (video, audio, control etc) and transmits them over ethernet up to 100m, using CAT-6a or CAT-7. Signals can be routed independently.

New DisplayNet products will be displayed. These will be the DN-110 and -120 Series. As well as the full features of the DN-100 series, these products include support for USB 2.0 and signal extension over fibre optic media. They will begin to be shipped in May. Future DisplayNet technology will also be showwn, including support for HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.

Two new distribution products will also be featured. The first is the DVI-3580a 4k Multiviewer Switcher/Scaler. The unit features DisplayPort (x2), HDMI (x4) and VGA inputs as well as HDMI and (optional) HDBaseT outputs. It will cost $2,100.

DVIGear’s other new product is be DVI-7340 4k MultiPort Fibre Optic Extender, which supports HDMI/DVI (with or without HDCP), RS232, bi-directional IR, ethernet and balanced/unbalanced audio over a single multi- or single-mode fibre connection. Resolutions up to UltraHD at 30fps can be extended to 300m. The product will be shipped in April, for $1,350.

High-brightness display specialist Dynascan (11.H55) will show six new LCD screens, which includes two new sizes for the company. The DS321LT4 is a 42″ professional unit, with an IPS panel and 3,000 cd/m²; it also features local dimming. It will be joined by two 49″ displays (DS491LT4 and DS491LT6), also with IPS panels. These models will have 3,500 cd/m² and 5,500 cd/m², respectively, as well as local dimming. The DS491LT4 has a fanless design.

In addition to the above, Dynascan will show refreshed 55″ (now with 3,500 cd/m² and 5,500 cd/m² options) and 65″ (now up to 4,000 cd/m²) displays.

Matrox (11.F48) announced the C900 graphics card shortly before the show, and will demonstrate it in Amsterdam. The device is a nine-output card that supports up to nine 1920 x 1080 displays at 60Hz. It is designed for 3×3 and 9×1 video walls, with a single-slot form factor and low (75W) power consumption.

Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software is included with the card, which will be available in Q2.

New Philips monitors will be presented by MMD (10.K136); a highlight will be the 27″ 275P4VYKEB 5k display (MMD Has Philips’ First 5k Monitor). The company will also showcase the 23.8″ 241P6VPJKEB (MMD Completes Ultraclear Series), 24″ 241P6EPJEB (Philips Brings SoftBlue to Home and Office) and the 21.5″ 221S6QUMB and 23″ 231P4QUPES USB monitors (Philips’ Monitor Carries Four Signals Through USB and Product Roundup Vol 21 Issue 47).

Murideo has developed a system for colour-deficient (colour-blind) people, to increase their colour perception when watching full colour films and sports on the TV. The technology is contained in the new Prisma Sight video processor.

The Prisma Sight mathematically compensates for the three most common types of colour vision deficiencies: protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia (green, red and blue deficiency). Correction is based in the hardware, so all HDMI video sources can be altered – and all display technologies are compatible, including LCD, plasma and OLED displays or projectors. A button selects the compensation mode.

Although correction is hardware-based, Murideo says that the key components of existing Prisma devices do not require modification; only the firmware needs to be changed. New 3D LUT files are available on Murideo’s website. The company is also selling units with the firmware pre-installed.

There will be many new products from Optoma (1.M80), including an UltraHD projector uses Philips’ high lumen density (HLD) technology – a world first, according to the firm. The stand will be split into five zones: 4k; HLD; corporate and education; ProScene solutions; and home.

The ProScene zone will feature a 24,000-lumen projection, using two of Optoma’s new WU1500 projections and GB-200 image processor. The WU1500 reaches 12,000 lumens, with 1920 x 1200 resolution. It is capable of 24/7 operation. Nearby, the ProScene ZU650 laser phosphor projector will be used in a projection mapping demonstration by the Dynamic Projection Institute, using its Mirror Head product. Projection Artworks will also be a partner on the stand, once again, showcasing its own daylight-visible window displays.

Optoma’s home zone will feature live demonstrations of the GT550 short-throw projector, as well as the HD28DSE (we heard about this model at IFA, and it was released shortly afterwards. See Darbee Enhances Optoma Imagery). Meanwhile, the corporate and education area will be used to introduce a new UST projector range, the ZH300UW. This laser-phosphor model produces a wide image that can display two 4:3 images side-by-side. It reaches 3,000 lumens.

Peerless AV (11.E70) will show its new Universal Modular LED Wall Mounting System. This features a pop-out mechanism, which can be adapted to support various brands and LED panel sizes. The system will be shown with a 5×4 Absen video wall.

Key features of the new system include a close-to-wall (190mm) design, and the pop-out mechanism, which extends the mount to 775mm from the wall for maintenance.

New Coriomaster and Coriomaster Mini UltraHD input and output modules, and an UltraHD streaming media input module, will be shown by TVOne (1.M60).

The Coriomaster video processors can accept dual IP streams up to 1920 x 1080, offer UltraHD file playback via USB 3.0 and can showw UltraHD static images. The company will also demonstrate its Coriographer v2 control software for video walls, which was released in December.