The market for enterprise-grade audiovisual is forecast to be worth US$230 billion by 2023, boosted by the surge in video applications according to analysts AVIXA. The boom in the professional AV sector was on full display at the 16th Integrated Systems Europe exhibition, which ran at the RAI Amsterdam from 5-8 February.
The professional AV sector is valued at U$180bn currently and is experiencing rapid growth due to demand in the hospitality, military, banking, government, retail and education sectors.
This year’s ISE represented the largest exhibition show floor to date with 56,100 net square metres that housed 1,301 exhibitors. Foot traffic was also at a record high with registered visitors peaking at 81,268.
Of the delegates, 32 per cent were attending ISE for the first time which suggests the vertical growth of the industry.
New additions for 2019 included Hospitality Tech Summit by HTNG; Digital Cinema Summit, produced in conjunction with Digital Cinema Report; and AGORA, for the sports venue market, produced by MONDO | STADIA.
Key technology trends included 8K displays; smart building technology, the rise of the Internet of Things; AI-equipped devices; the next wave of conferencing and collaboration technology; 3D projection mapping; and the next directions in AV over IP and audio networking.
Digital signage was a key growth area with the sector valued as a US $7bn industry in EMEA alone over the last year. Global sales of large-format commercial displays shot up 21 percent last year to total $14.6 billion.
Competition in the home, hospitality and enterprise screen sector is fierce.
Aggressive player in the signage sector, Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) launched its new display models and officially entered the LED market. Following the debut of a 110″ prototype LED display at ISE 2018, Philips PDS unveiled six new modular indoor LED products at ISE 2019.
Australia’s Omniscreen Pilot software, from IPTV solutions integrators CombiTel, is fully integrated with Philips Hospitality TVs. The new range of TV’s features more OLED models with new 3rd generation P5 processor to take reference PQ to new heights, and more sets featuring the heightened sound by Bowers and Wilkins.
The company also announced that it has included Android 7 throughout the new D-Line range of displays. Together with Android 7 OS, this new display will feature a faster processor and increased memory to 4GB, with storage increased to 16GB. It also announced that Android Pie (9) coming to Philips Android TVs and Alexa built-in coming to Philips Saphi Smart TV platform, in addition Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos were included throughout more than 90% of the 2019 range.
Showcasing a host of enterprise commercial digital signage solutions , Samsung Electronics also scooped five industry awards at the event. It secured the two Top New Technology (TNT) Awards, two AV News Awards and the Best of Show given by Installation, the company further strengthens its leadership in the business-focused digital signage industry.
The Samsung’s QLED 8K signage and the Flip were also crowned the winner of an AV News Award in the Digital Signage Innovation of the Year and Presentation Innovation of the Year categories, respectively. “We are constantly working to understand every challenge our customers face in order to bring their displays to life in increasingly competitive environments,” said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
Meanwhile, LG was described by industry pundits as being on an innovation rampage. Highlights from LG’s super slick new range for hospitality included the freshly launched OLED Wallpaper Hotel TV targeting luxury suites. The world’s first a OLED wallpaper TV has been upgraded for hoteliers with the WU960H. In features Dolby Vision HDR10 and Dolby Atmos sound combined with the contrast of OLED to create a movie theatre experience. It has improved functionality of the webOS 4.0 and Pro: Centric platform, which allows per-room customisation on any cabling setup.
The display is completely flat and so slim it can be mounted on magnets -it even comes with a magnet frame. Guest can access a full range of channels and services through the voice-controlled remote. The system also includes privacy protection, including deleting personal sign-ins after the stay.
Over at Sony, attendees got the first glimpse of Sony’s 8K x 4K system, the largest shown in Europe, which features a near 180-degree viewing angle. Attendees also experienced ‘The Wall’ which offers a slim infinity design that blends into its surroundings which was pitched at retail and hospitality.
Competitor, Leyard unveiled an array of display technologies from its companies, Planar, eyevis and Teracue, demonstrating its comprehensive portfolio of LED, LCD, rear projection and image processing solutions.
Leyard launched its new Leyard ERO-LED (Extended Ruggedness and Optics) technology which protects fine-pitch LED displays from dust, electro-static discharge, humidity, casual human contact and impact at both the front and edges, and enhances visual performance by significantly increasing contrast in ambient light.
It also showcased the new Leyard VVR Series, a family of indoor and outdoor LED video wall displays designed to meet the fast-paced needs of the rental and staging industry catering to the most challenging indoor or outdoor environments.
ISE 2020 will be held at the RAI Amsterdam from 11-14 February 2020.
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