Partners in the demo included: Digital Projection International, Seymour-Screen Excellence, Audio Design Associates, Triad Speakers, Kaleidescape, Fortress Seating, D-Box, Perfect Path, MSR Acoustics/ PMI Ltd. and Torus Power—and all of it was controlled by BitWise Controls.
Before Fortress became Fortress, it was a manufacturer of steel shelves and lockers. Founded by Nicholas Kessler in the 1930’s, Fortress went from manufacturing steel shelves to ammunition boxes during WWII. When the war ended production went back to desks and files. Then in 1959 Fortress incorporated in the state of California and has been manufacturing furniture ever since for over 5 decades.
Launched in 2004 for the expanding markets of professional AV and electronic systems integration worldwide, Integrated Systems Europe, or ISE, has quickly grown to become a must-attend event—definitely a show for business, but also for networking, education and technological innovation.
The Integrated Systems Europe is so much fun. It's great to get a first hand look into the European market, and it’s also a vast show in which it's easy to get lost with so many halls.
ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) 2012 was once again located at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam. Over 40,000 residential and commercial integrators attended from all over Europe as well as parts of Asia, the Middle East and South America.
Several halls in the show are dedicated to residential-solutions vendors, an area that continues to grow every year.
The Casablanca Loungers are gaining popularity as a front row option for many traditional home theaters. Fortress’ goal is to provide you with the type of seating you want. With designs to compliment every lifestyle and room décor, Off Broadway Home Theater Seating is completely customizable and seating configurations are only limited by your imagination. Details of the Casablanca Town and Country Lounger include the beautifully crafted camelback, tapered alder feet and nail head detail. Seat and back cushions are manufactured with down and high-density foam. Overall dimensions are a generous 125 inches wide and 67 inches deep. www.fortresseating.com
Even at its most basic, the vocabulary of living room and den furniture—“recliner,” “lounger,” “entertainment center”— has always connoted bucolic comfort and relaxed, easygoing pleasure. That now seems pretty ironic for a category which, tethered to the coattails of the widescreen flat-panel HDTV, has become one of the pivots of profitability for C-tailers and custom integrators. Flat panels have created a vast opportunity, and not just for replacing existing sets. With women increasingly becoming the sales drivers for displays, a yen for better furniture aesthetics has taken a front seat in many shoppers’ minds, say C-tailers whose business it is to note such trends.