In this blog post, we hear from the Video Systems Division’s Global Solutions Manager, Eric Murphy! Eric recently attended the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) event, the world’s fastest growing show in the professional AV and electronic systems space. Read on for his thoughts!
I just returned from the 2014 ISE show and once again reaffirmed that Amsterdam is a great city for this event! Transportation, restaurants, and entertainment were all top rate! Inside the convention center, the show was equally as impressive. According to show organizers, ISE 2014 was the best attended ever, with a 15% increase over 2013 and visitors from 130 countries.
Technology abounds at this show with a cross section of business-grade AV, conferencing and collaboration, unified communications and consumer home automation. The conferencing and collaboration section (of which Compunetix was an exhibitor) has grown significantly, and will move from its long-time location the Elicium to a new home in Hall 9. This is great news for the industry and is a direct result of so many new companies wanting to exhibit that the current space is no longer large enough. Cloud services are still the big buzz and Compunetix officially joined the party with the introduction of our Virtual MCU service. VMCU is available in the United States as of January and will be available in Europe early Q2. The VMCU service is offered to accommodate organizations wishing to utilize high quality HD video multipoint calls for a monthly subscription. More information is available at http://www.choruscall.com/cc/main/services_virtual_MCU_bundle.html
This year Compunetix also highlighted its expanding relationship with AVer; today Compunetix is an official Global Reseller of the AVer HVC and EVC video conferencing product lines. The AVer endpoints have hit the market with remarkable performance and at a cost that will turn the head of even the most brand-loyal decision maker! Combined with Compunetix infrastructure and the VMCU Cloud Enablement services, this duo is becoming a popular choice not only for organizations that are new to the market, but also for long-time collaboration professionals seeking to expand their ecosystem without the traditional expenses.
ISE 2014 was a great show, and I am sure we will be back next year with new products and services to share.
Global Solutions Manager, VSD