On The Road – Integrated Systems Europe
In this first blog entry, I would like to give a brief report from the Integrated Systems Europe show where TANDBERG was an exhibitor. From the 2nd to 4th of February at Amsterdam’s prestigious RAI exhibition centre, over 28,000 audiovisual experts from across the region converged to network and trade at what is Europe’s largest dedicated audiovisual show.
The show is affiliated with the internationally renowned infocomm show which takes place in North America every year. Even though the weather was bitterly cold and Amsterdam was unusually blanketed in snow, business was extremely brisk at the show.
For me one of the most impressive things about the show was the size and quality of video displays that are coming onto the market. We had 65 inch screens on our booth and they looked woefully inadequate in comparison with the legions of 100″+ displays. 3-D displays were also in abundance with many vendors showing the latest and greatest active goggle 3D technology. One company which really amazed me was the projector manufacturer Christie which had some absolutely mind blowing projection displays on show.
Christie were also demonstrating ultrahigh resolution 3-D technology with a couple of demonstration clips of the international blockbuster Avatar. It’s not often I see technology that really blows me backwards but these projectors quite literally have to be seen to be believed. It left me thinking how much I would like to see our Telepresence technology connected up to these bad boys…
More to come in my next post, where I’ll be interviewing our Telepresence Solutions R&D team to get their thoughts on what the next few years will bring to the industry.