ISE 2017: AV Over IP Leads the Way

Following the ISE 2017 exhibition that took place in February, we’re taking a moment to look back at what we saw and what it may mean for the future.

Firstly, this year’s exhibition was bigger than ever before, filling the RAI exhibition centre and using the largest ever floor space for an ISE show, with almost 1,200 exhibitors and an estimated attendance of over 73,000 – higher than any previous year. Year-on-year growth has been so consistent that 2018’s is expected to outstrip even these numbers – however difficult that may be to imagine!

 
 

The focus of many of the stands was also noticeably different from previous years, instead of concentrating on one emerging technology (such as 3D, Digital Signage, 4K, etc.), this year’s focus was on solutions, with some truly inspiring displays of creativity.

The latest ultra-high definition LED monitors from industry heavyweights, LG and Sony showcased rich content making full use of the technology’s calibre and clarity. However, advances in projection mapping really stole the show, with Panasonic transforming spherical drones into miniature planets, and Epson’s breath-taking wall-mounted Formula 1 race car making a stunning addition to the main hall.

A major theme at ISE 2017 was the strong uplift in the deployment of AV over IP technology. While hardware still took centre stage, the focus was more on its use as part of a fully integrated IT and AV solution. The quality and versatility of user interfaces has moved on in leaps and bounds, demonstrating an increasing interest and awareness of IT and its place in the AV industry – as well as a willingness to explore the development of software-only designs for the next generation of solutions.

Advances in projection mapping really stole the show, with Panasonic transforming spherical drones into miniature planets, and Epson’s breath-taking wall-mounted Formula 1 race car making a stunning addition to the main hall.

By embracing innovation and change, the industry seems keen to continue this forward momentum and move toward a more IP-based, software-centric future. We at Pacific are always looking to drive change and innovation through our integrated solutions and we’re excited to see where the next year takes us!