If you were unable to get to Integrated Systems Europe, but very badly want and need to know what all was shown and demo’d there, you are in luck.
The market research/consultancy firm Futuresource had several people fanned out in the many halls of the Amsterdam RAI, and has produced a comprehensive 63-page report on all the tech on show.
There is really solid summary work done on projection, flat panel displays and LED, and some interesting insights. I did not know, for example, that the super-duper extremely narrow bezel LCDs being shown have breakage issues. It seems the sub 1mm bezel displays look amazing when joined together, but those super-thin frames are very fragile.
The report also has a vendor by vendor breakdown for the top tier companies, running through what all was showed.
Not as good as being there, but this won’t lighten your wallet on airfares, hotels and meals, or require you to shiver though early February Amsterdam.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.