With just days to go until the start of Europe’s biggest AV trade show, Amsterdam is once again preparing to opening its doors to a plethora of futuristic ideas & innovations, leading business masterminds & the most fascinating collaborative technologies available on the market today. With this year playing host to over 1000 exhibitors across 12 halls at Amsterdam’s RAI, with over 50,000 visitors expected to fall through the doors over the 3 day event, it’s time to get your plans together so you can really make the most of everything that’s great about ISE.
So what’s hot & what’s not this year? Here are some of our recommendations of must see’s at Integrated Systems Europe this February 2015.
With the amazing Pexip Infinity Platform taking the Communications world by storm over the past 12 months, Pexip will this year be talking about all the things that really makes Infinity so revolutionary in the world of Video Collaboration technology. Take a stop off at Hall 9 stand A106 to see the unique virtualised distributed software alongside their suite of soft clients for every OS & browser, but most importantly, the stand-out WebRTC, Flash, Skype & Lync interoperability offered by the platform.
And with launch of VideoCloud 365 this week, have a chat with the team about all the possibilities of Pexip for your organisation, however it is deployed.
Not only have Pexip a stand this year, they will also be involved in a whole host of education seminars, panel discussions, UC&C theatre presentations & customer story presentations, which will really help you to understand the benefits and use cases for this technology. See the programme here.
And one more thing; head over to the booth at 16:00 on Wednesday and the lovely Pexip bunch might even have a thirst quenching treat for you, well deserved after a long day at ISE!
With brand new products launched in the last few weeks including the Lifesize Icon 400 and Icon Flex, and a video conferencing cloud solution with wonderfully unique features setting it far apart from the rest, get across to stand C131 in hall 9 to see Lifesize’s live demonstration centre and education corner.
A brand new stand this year, perfect as a central meeting place for you and your colleagues, the team at Lifesize are ready for all your queries and questions about this years video innovations and the future of communications in the workplace.
And if you like what you see at ISE this year, bring your team along to our Video Technology in Action event at the Gherkin on the 5th of March to show them what all the fuss is about!
For that WOW factor, we recommend taking a trip over to Oblong Industries in hall 9, stand B102.
Oblongs flagship product, the Oblong Mezzanine, presents the new generation in collaborative meeting room technology, which goes beyond telepresence to bring the content and data from multiple meeting participants into a multi-surface, large format, shared digital workspace.
This vibrant, interactive & sci-fi solution brings Minority Report technology right into your boardroom. We think you’ll be pretty impressed when you realise the world of possibilities with Oblong’s technology.
Although we would like to share our own thoughts on Revolabs at ISE, we think Mr Carney, CEO at Revolabs sums up what we want to say just perfectly:
“Revolabs is proud to exhibit a full portfolio of unified communication audio solutions that are built to satisfy any application setting. From our flagship Executive Elite Wireless Microphones, to the award-winning FLX UC 500 USB conference phone, to our versatile FLX UC 1000 IP conference phone, our products on display leverage advanced technology and are designed to turn virtual interactions into more natural-sounding conversations. When adding the European debut of our Elite Wired Microphones and the YVC-1000 microphone and speaker system to our lineup, Revolabs’ stand becomes one of the must-see venues at ISE 2015.”
Find Revolabs in hall 9, stand D141 and hear for yourself the reasons why professional audio solutions for your video communications and collaboration platform are a must.
Let us know what you are planning to visit at ISE this year! Plus if you want to know our other thoughts & recommendations just for you, just get in contact – we’ll point you in the right direction!
For all of our followers found outside of the UK, I’ll forgive you for not knowing about HS2 or it’s potential impact on travel between UK cities. And it’s potential impact on the English countryside. Here’s a little introduction.
HS2 is short for High Speed 2 – the UK’s proposed high-speed rail-network, initially connecting London with Birmingham, and sending 14 trains per hour along the route; decreasing journey times from 1 hour 24 minutes down to 45 minutes (saving just under 40mins of the average journey time).
Sounds great, right? Well yes, there is of course the substantial time saving benefit of HS2 for those who live in either London or Birmingham and have a reason to regularly travel between the two locations. What type of person would this be? Most probably an office worker with a need to travel to and from client/customer meetings and meet with colleagues at dispersed office locations.
So in 2012, the first phase of HS2 was approved by the British government and its route is set to begin being carved into the British countryside from 2017, looking to be completed by around 2026. Oh, and did I tell you it will cost just £32.7billion to build. That’s right, £32.7billion.
That got us at VideoCentric thinking; If only there was a way to preserve the beautiful English countryside AND enable each one of those business people to attend their meetings in London & Birmingham. And if only there was a way to do this at a fraction of the cost.
And then we stopped thinking, and we began questioning. Why are we not seeing considerable investment by the government in modern day communication technology that is proven to be a viable option to replace travel? Why are we not encouraging solutions we know already work? Why have video conferencing suites not been rolled out in every organisation where business travel between Birmingham and London is common?
Actually, with a whopping spend of £32.7 billion, we calculated that we could provide a professional, secure & supported HD Video Conferencing system to EVERY SINGLE ONE of the 5.2 million businesses across the UK, allowing instant meetings with colleagues and clients not just located in London/Birmingham but with every business across the UK and even globally. Yes, that is every single business in the UK equipped with HD video conferencing in the meeting room, for the same cost of a single rail route.
Now just imagine the impact on the British Countryside (and families & businesses) if we were smart enough to do that.
And maybe, just maybe, we could go a good way towards meeting our carbon emissions targets too.
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