The Best of Show awards at the 2022 ISE Show recognize innovation and excellence in new, recently introduced, and pending products and services for professional AV products and solutions. Winners are evaluated from among submitted products.
Albiral Display Solutions DynamicMC
This motorized video camera and microphone solution is designed for furniture integration. It is simple to use; it rises smoothly from the interior of the furniture; it is designed to cover one person (max 2) at a time, and it disappears within the table surface when no longer required. It is positioned at a height, distance, and viewing angle that allows remote participants to see everyone in the room and remote meeting participants can see everyone the same way as those physically present.
The latest and most powerful addition to the CloudPower series of four-channel Class-D installation amplifiers from APEX seeks to extend the benefits of CloudPower to a wider range of applications, including stadiums, performing arts venues, upscale houses of worship, theme parks, and other environments requiring high power and excellent audio performance. Three key innovations set CP3004 and the CloudPower series apart from the pack: cloud monitoring and control from any device; integrate Spotify and AirPlay; and integrated DSP and amplifier circuits, part of the company’s GlidePath direct drive technology.
Christie Pandoras Box Version 8.5
Version 8.5 is an entire suite of features under one software license. Users can access the entire feature set that includes NDI, SDVoE (Software Defined Video Over Ethernet), Dante (Digital Audio Network Through Ethernet), and Notch. With Pandoras Box Version 8.5, users are not bound to specific hardware. A full workflow with natively integrated Notch opens up even more possibilities in creating shows with real time interaction. Features like multi-user control make it easy for several operators working on the same show file to save time. Pandoras Box easily integrates with Christie Spyder, Christie Terra, Christie RGB projectors, and Christie MicroTiles LED.
Christie M 4K25 RGB pure laser projector re-imagines and reinvents the M Series industry workhorse with RGB pure laser technology, UHD 4K resolution with Christie’s latest TruLife+ electronics, electronic color convergence (ECC), and an intelligent lens system (ILS1) that’s compatible with Christie’s legacy M, J, and Crimson Series projector lenses. Delivers 25K in a form factor at 41.7 kg (92 lbs). The new TruLife+ electronics provides all-in-one video processing, eliminating the option card-based platform.
Core Series II takes the original Core Series LED video wall tiles and improves them, making them lighter and easier to install. Tiles in the new Core Series II are 23% lighter than the original, weighing 14.3lbs (6.5kg). Featuring a slimmer form factor, with a scant 38mm depth along with a new ADA-compliant direct-mounting structure and concealed cabling. They come in a range of pixel pitches including a new 0.9mm.
Engineered for demanding conference room and classroom applications, the DM NVX 4K60 4:2:0 Network AV Decoder (DM-NVXD20) and Encoder (DM-NVXE20) ensure real-time, full motion 4K60 video performance for the presentation of multimedia, videoconferencing, and live camera images. Line synchronized outputs ensure synchronization of content across multiple displays. Using advanced security features and protocols such as 802.1X authentication, Active Directory credential management, AES128 content encryption, PKI authentication, TLS, SSH, and HTTPS, a DM NVX system delivers a true enterprise-grade network AV solution engineered to fulfill demanding IT policies.
When summoned, the FOLD! 4K‘s wafer thin UHD touchscreen glides out and hovers a few millimeters above the desk surface. At the touch of a button, it elegantly and seamlessly retracts as its robotic arm draws the screen back inside its enclosure. The unique design solves a classic problem of retractable touchscreens with a form factor that supports the kind of ergonomic integration that was previously difficult in this category.
Just Add Power MaxColor 4K60 Series
The future of video is nothing less than 4K. The MaxColor 4K60 transmitters and receivers natively support 4K60 in and out; video at 36-bit color and 4:4:4 chroma can be distributed over existing Cat 5/Cat 6 cable. In addition, the transmitter and receiver support MPEG downstreaming for connected devices, such as a laptop or tablet. The series delivers switching, 4K up- and downscaling, and HDR management and supports all lossless audio formats and HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision.
Arranger is an AV software application designed to configure and manage AV Over IP end points and AV systems with no programming skills required. One of Arranger’s most unique features is its ability to generate QR codes that allow users to control AV on a LAN, activating system presets automatically or accessing a user interface to control the environment in a room.
This standards-based encoder/decoder was engineered to provide maximum flexibility, providing multiple input/output connectivity options for converting IP SMPTE ST 2110 signals between SDI or HDMI. ConvertIP devices also support compressed 4K over standard 1 GbE networks. Single devices can be configured as a transmitter or receiver. Based on NMOS API – and ready for IPMX – ConvertIP is interoperable with a wide range of hardware on the market to support your transition to IP, whether over 1GbE, copper, or fiber.
MuxLab DigiSign CMS and 4K Digital Signage Player
This marks the release of a new feature, interactive mode, now available on DigSign CMS. MuxLab’s DigiSign CMS software paired with its 4K Digital Signage Player Plus (model 500789) provides an integrated solution for signage installations, offering widgets, a template library, proof of play, and interactive mode scripts and gestures. The CMS also supports screen rotation and scheduling.
This completes Iconyx Compact Series portfolio with the -RD1 lineup with a small form factor and range of heights. The narrow profile allows the highlydirective beam-steered system to blend into nearly any aesthetic environment. The full Iconyx Compact Series, including the Dante enabled -RD1 models and Standard -RN units, are available in white and black standard, as well as custom color matching for seamless blending into any space.
Shure Microflex Advance MXA920
Shure’s new flagship array microphone includes a Next Generation Array Architecture for enhanced directional pick-up and more natural speech. With Automatic Coverage technology plus onboard IntelliMix DSP for noise and echo-free performance, the MX920 is available in two form factors (square and round), and a range of colors. For improved camera tracking, the mic sends the precise location of every talker. Steerable Coverage technology with individual audio outputs enables higher gain before feedback in Voice Lift and Sound Reinforcement applications.
The 3.1 version of VuWall’s centralized video wall management platform 3.1 offers enhanced performance, flexibility, and scalability, and also new features making it easy to configure and operate hundreds of network devices with streamlined workflows and drag-and-drop simplicity. TRx is the only platform that combines AV-over-IP distribution with full-featured advanced video wall management software, ideal for centralized control of small to large video walls located throughout multiple rooms, floors, and campuses. TRx simplifies complex AV-over-IP projects with a single easy-to-use centralized platform that can route and service hundreds of sources without any programming, including the integration of third-party products, including those from NETGEAR, Samsung, LG, IHSE, Adder, Genelec, and others.
Based on Dante audio networking, ADECIA solutions are centered around the RM-CR conference processor, SWR2311-10G network switch, and VXL1-16P line array speakers. ADECIA installations feature the RM-CG ceiling array microphone, while ADECIA Wireless installations provide a choice of four wireless, RM-W series boundary or gooseneck microphones. With simple browser-based installation and automated tuning, ADECIA also benefits from Yamaha’s Human Voice Activity Detection technology.
Best of Market
The Best of Market awards recognize innovation and excellence in new, recently introduced and pending products and services for professional AV products and solutions. Winners are evaluated from among submitted products.
BMA 360 with Voice Lift is the industry’s only ultra-wideband, frequency-invariant beamforming mic array with uniform gain response across all frequency bands. It provides beamformed audio, echo cancellation, noise cancellation, auto-mixing, power amplifiers, and camera-tracking functions. The new Voice Lift feature drives multiple mix-minus speaker zones. Local amplification of a talker’s voice easily enables local listeners at every corner of a large space (or at the far-end) to experience the same audio level as someone sitting right next to the talker.
The first fully-featured Cloud-based intercom system, it delivers sophisticated comms virtually, making cloud-based media production workflows available on any device—smartphone, laptop, desktop, or tablet. Users can use third-party control devices, like Elgato’s Stream Deck, to control Telos Infinity VIP—at home, onprem, site-to-site, or in the cloud. Designed to meet users where they are on the path toward virtualization, Telos Alliance offers several deployment options from a few remote smartphone VIP instances to an enterprise solution requiring hundreds of instances.
This 4K60 4:4:4 10GbE SDVoE transceiver is redesigned from the ground up for AV Over IP. A single device can encode and/or decode. With its Advanced multiview processing, the device supports up to 16 different windows with full control of sizing and layering, as well as bezel correction. Flexible processing modes can achieve instantaneous AV switching and bring options to a wider scale range of installs.