Live From Europe, It's ISE
The Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show continues to be a powerhouse event, with attendance growing by 15 percent year over year to reach a record-breaking 51,003 registered attendees.
ISE took place Feb. 4-6 in Amsterdam, and reflected Europe’s recovering economies by attracting a record 952 exhibitors. Show organizers say key draws included an improved Professional Development program with training sessions hosted by event co-owners CEDIA and InfoComm International, targeting companies that support both residential and commercial integration markets.
“Our big theme this year was content, and we believe we have delivered on our promise to enhance our event—and attract more attendees—by offering a combination of technical training, market intelligence, real-world case studies and networking opportunities that is unmatched by any comparable event in Europe,” said Mike Blackman, managing director, Integrated Systems Events.
“By all standards of measurement, ISE 2014 was extraordinarily successful,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International.
“This year’s event demonstrated outstanding international growth, and CEDIA benefited hugely from this success,” said Wendy Griffiths, executive director, CEDIA Region. “More CI companies became CEDIA members at the show than ever before; every CEDIA session in the new ISE Residential Solutions Theatre was jam-packed and CEDIA training courses available off the show floor were also well attended.”
Said Paul Williams, Control4 Vice President of Security & Communications, “We’ve seen a big uptick in the integration of security and surveillance into Control4® systems in recent years—in fact, nearly one-third of projects with Control4 systems now include some form of security. With the vast number of surveillance cameras and two brands of NVRs now supported by our Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) technology, which automatically identifies and loads drivers for supported IP-connected devices, we expect security automation in Control4 projects to grow even more. Our dealers will be able to integrate a broader range of security monitoring options into homes, multi-dwelling units and commercial projects.”