ISE 2017: Touchscreens, Presentation Devices and More

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is one of the biggest events on our calendar; product launches, innovations, the big trends … it’s got it all.

The industry show took place in February, so now the excitement has settled down a bit, we’re looking back at the takeaways from 2017’s ISE.

Read on for the lowdown.

Touchscreen Innovation

Touchscreens are in demand. Businesses and education establishments around the world are realising their potential and technology companies are delivering with consistently evolving better products. ISE 2017 saw many new touchscreens announced, here’s our pick of the bunch.

NEC

NEC’s latest addition to its range is the NEC InfinityBoard – an all-in-one solution to bring any boardroom bang up to date.

Available in 65 or 84 inches, this multifunctional monitor is designed for conferencing, presenting and collaborating; it’s the ultimate interactive whiteboard.

The ‘pixel-free’ ultra-high definition 4K screen offers real clarity and NEC’s MultiPresenter systems means users can connect with up to 12 different input devices – from any operating system – to enable collaboration.

Transfer data securely, install apps to suit your needs, and enjoy one of the best touchscreens on the market.

NEC claimed that at ISE that the InfinityBoard would transform workstyle and productivity … and we reckon it just might.

InFocus

The big news from InFocus was the debut of the Mondopad Ultra and it was well worth the wait. This touch-enabled screen offers 85 inches of 4K ultra-high definition clarity. With an on-board PC, this is a video and audio conferencing system, interactive whiteboard and UHD display screen all in one.

Share and collaborate from multiple locations, edit documents and draw directly onto the screen, then save to the Mondopad itself or on your network. You can even email it to the team from the screen.

InFocus claim the Mondopad Ultra offers “precision and performance” and it certainly delivers.

Sharp

Sharp have a wide variety of products but one thing you can be assured of is their commitment to innovation across their range. Their main product announcement at ISE 2017, the Sharp Big Pad, is no exception.

The Sharp Big Pad is a 40-inch touchscreen that promises to transform productivity and collaboration in smaller meeting spaces. The display is specifically designed to cater to collaborative huddle spaces for two to six people.

It offers many of the same features as the larger versions of the Big Pad, including Sharp’s ‘Pen-on-Paper’ touchscreen experience, wireless sharing from mobile devices and video conferencing technology.

Centre Stage Collaboration

Wireless presentation devices and other collaboration devices were also big news at ISE 2017. With the much-anticipated launch of the Barco Clickshare CSE-800 taking the lead, here’s our round up of the new collaboration tools coming to the market.

Barco

Barco was a firm favourite at ISE. Everybody was talking about the latest addition to its range of wireless presentation systems: the Clickshare CSE-800.

Clickshare is an established wireless presentation system that we’ve long advocated as one of the best on the market for getting teams connected to your main display screen quickly and easily. It allows contributors to share content from a laptop or mobile devices to a main presentation screen at just the touch of a button or the tap of an app. Simply connect the Clickshare button to your device’s USB port or download the smartphone app and you’re good to go.

The CSE-800 is an enterprise addition to the top of the Clickshare range. It’s been designed with boardrooms and high-end meeting rooms in mind and introduces new features to the established Clickshare functionality including: Enhanced security, a wider range of connectivity (including AirPlay) and the option for up to eight people to share their content simultaneously.

It’s due to hit the European market in the second quarter of 2017, so keep an eye out.

WyreStorm ScreenLink

WyreStorm announced ScreenLink at ISE 2017; a quick screen-mirroring solution that’s perfect for meeting rooms or classrooms. It boasts wireless sharing for up to 26 Windows or Mac devices using WyreStorm’s presentation switchers and aims to get users up and running in three quick and easy steps.

This kind of ease of use was a hot topic of conversation in at ISE; it’s great to see more and more companies exploring options for simple connectivity like this.

Northvision

Northvision’s VisionPRO B15 is launching this year, expanding the wireless presentation device market even further.  The VisionPRO B15 is a neat little system that enables users to take the content from almost any device through a projector or onto a large screen display, and enjoy the clarity of Full HD.

The option to install additional transmitters mean it’s scalable for the corporate environment should you need to connect more and more people as your teams grow but perhaps the biggest perk here is the fact that it’s compatible with just about any device.

Like WyreStorm and Barco, this is another company really pushing for ease of use and connectivity. Bring it on.

Listen Up

Finally, we get caught up in the new visual and collaboration technology coming out of ISE but on the audio side of things we reckon Sonance deserves a shout out for its professional series.

The audio specialists received a worthy nod of approval at ISE for their developments. This award-winning brand brings audio and architecture together with a range of industry firsts - 70V, 100V and 8 Ohm in-ceiling, pendant and surface mount speakers.

Designed to blend in with office aesthetics, Sonance products deliver excellent fidelity with unbeatably low distortion and reliability.

We think their in-wall and in-ceiling audio solutions are second-to-none, and the ideal choice for meeting rooms, huddle spaces and receptions. It’s great to see that the range continues to expand.

That’s that then, our pick of the big releases from ISE 2017. If any of these products caught your eye and you’d like to know more about release dates and specifications get in touch with the DisplayPoint experts to find out more.