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Shure Boosts Conferencing Range at ISE 2017

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Shure launches the Interpretation Console and Electronic Name Sign at ISE 2017-- a pair of ISO-201009-compliant additions to the DCS6000 Digital Conference System.

Shure consoleThe Interpretation Console is designed to give conference interpreters greater control and flexibility. It features an efficient control layout with a large colour screen, 3 outgoing language channels and 8 relay buttons. The controls are easy to locate by touch, and Shure includes Braille labels and audible cues for visually-impaired users. Users can configure the screen to show language channels or information about the speaker or agenda, and one can save preferred configurations on USB drive or NFC card of the instant configuration of another console with the same settings.

Samsung Showcases QLED Signage at ISE 2017

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ISE 2017 sees Samsung present two additions to the SMART Signage lineup-- the quantum dot-powered QLED Signage UHD displays and fine pixel pitch IF LED signage.

Samsung qled signage“The start of the New Year is the ideal opportunity for businesses to evaluate how they can better leverage modern digital signage to grow and prepare for the future," Samsung senior VP Seog-gi Kim says. "Our commitment is to offering solutions that help businesses translate content into unprecedented opportunity.”

The QLED Signage UHD displays come in 55- and 65-inch sizes, and promise 100% colour volume, optimised contrast and distortion-free image quality. Quantum dot integration enables a balance of light and dark brightness, with deeper blacks, sharper whites and more precise colours regardless of surrounding room lighting.

IDC: Financial Services, Manufacturing Sustain IT Spending

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According to IDC global IT products and services spending will reach nearly $2.4 trillion in 2017-- a 3.5% increase over 2016, with spending led by the financial services and the manufacturing industries.

The analyst also forecasts spending will grow to around $2.65tr by 2020 with a CAGR of 3.3% for the 2015-2020 forecast period.

IDC IT Spending

As mentioned earlier, financial services and manufacturing are the main drivers of IT spending, generating 30% of all revenues throughout the forecast period through investments in digital transformation efforts. The telecommunications and professional services industries, together with federal/central governments, are also forecast to be among the largest purchases of IT products and services.

Cisco Joins Microsoft With Integrated UCS-Azure Stack

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Cisco teams up with Microsoft to offer the Azure Stack on the Unified Computing System (UCS)-- an integrated, validated system allowing customers to deliver Azure services from on-premises datacentres.

Datacentre cloud“Cisco and Microsoft are coming together to offer a hybrid cloud solution built on the power of UCS and Microsoft Azure,” Cisco says. “Through our joint engineering efforts, application developers and IT managers will have a turnkey solution that is easy to deploy, manage and scale.”

The combination of the Azure stack on Cisco UCS promises accelerated growth and innovation, with a flexible cloud consumption model. Service providers can deliver Azure infrastructure as IaaS and PaaS, and fabric-based UCS architecture features high-performance networking through an Azure stack-optimised Cisco Virtual Interface Card.

Savant Intros 4K over IP Switching

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Savant announces an "ultra-high-performance" 4K video over IP switching platform-- one giving installers a "distinct advantage" in the delivery of premium AV content to both residential and commercial clients.

SavantThe new product line delivers 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video distribution over IP, with zero frame latency and the convenience of a centralised 10GbE switch. The chassis is designed for ease of installation, while audio down-mixing capabilities and audio breakout options make it an ideal match with the recently released Savant Pro Audio 4 IP-based switch with unlimited audio zone support and access to all popular streaming services.

The switch is scalable from 2 to 128 zones, and support for advanced video processing features includes multi-video/video tiling, video wall and multi-switching applications.

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