Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is the world’s best-attended tradeshow for the professional AV and electronic systems industry. Manufacturers showcase their latest and greatest technologies to a huge audience at the Amsterdam RAI. GV Labs went along to see what was new and cool in the world of AV technology and here Jon shares some of their best finds.

ISE has grown to a phenomenal scale. Split in to 12 rooms, there is something for everyone to see. As would be expected, some of the most eye-catching stands were located in the LED display rooms where we saw an amazing 1.5mm pitch LED display by SiliconCore shown above.

Another equally breath-taking screen was exhibited by “Lang” that displayed content filmed by two 4K RED cameras.


We were introduced to digital signage software – some that we are new to and some old favourites. BrightSign, BroadSign and Navori, among others, put on some impressive displays showcasing their latest software and hardware releases.

Gender, age and mood detection by sightcorp was good fun to play around with again – and relieving to discover that we do look our actual ages and genders. Software such as this as well as a similar offering from Fraunhofer pave the way for some cool automated, dynamic and interactive campaigns. Facial recognition technology is of course nothing new to DOOH, however as detection software, and hardware improves, it really starts to spark creative ideas for implementation here at Grand Visual.

Other fun and fresh hardware ideas came from Barix for audio delivery, multiCAMsystems for switching multiple IP PTZ video sources and WyreStorm for video delivery over IP. We were also excited to see the latest features to emerge out of NewTek with their impressive range of hardware.

An interactive transparent LED display from MMT was really awesome and eye catching, allowing digital content to be placed over real products.


It was a brilliant and eye-opening event keeping Grand Visual’s finger on the pulse of software updates, launches and emerging technologies. Don’t worry though it wasn’t all hard work – Dan found time for a quick swing on Foresight Sports’ amazingly accurate virtual gold set up. This is a great tracking system for physical interactions… and has the potential to be used in DOOH experiential spaces for gamification concepts…. At least that’s Dan’s rationale for wanting one in the office.


Now that we’re back, my next task is to try and get an LED coated Mini as a company car…. Wish me luck.