Friday, 23 February 2018

ISE 2018 Show Review

ISE 2018 

We saw another successful year in Hall 12 at the world’s largest pro AV tradeshow, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018. This year was particularly triumphant with award wins at ceremonies held on the first morning and evening of the show. A larger stand with open two-tier design allowed us to present a broader range of new products and innovative solutions for a diverse mix of indoor and outdoor applications. These included LED mounting systems, versatile kiosks, outdoor display solutions, heavy-duty projector mounts, trolley and stand solutions, and video wall mounts.

“Peerless-AV has attended ISE for over 10 years now and has seen it grow year on year. This year’s 10.23% increase, taking attendance up to 80,923, just shows what a global show it’s become – and we’re pleased to be growing with it. Kicking off ISE with two award wins gave us a huge boost and set the positive tone for the remainder of the show. We’re delighted that our SmartMount® Universal LED Mounting System picked up the AV Accessory award at the InAVation Awards 2018 and thank everyone who voted for us. The win is testament to our R&D and engineering excellence, as well as our valued partnerships with all the major LED display brands.” - Keith Dutch, Managing Director EMEA

 LED Mounts

Our SmartMount Universal LED Mounting System was shown in full service pop-out and fixed flat to wall configurations, alongside the new dedicated IF Mount for Samsung Direct View LED Displays. The LED offerings are the most versatile on the market, designed with speed and ease of installation in mind.

Kiosks & Outdoor Displays

Our recently expanded Kiosk line up was a key focal point on the stand. Models included the new KIPICT Fully-Integrated Interactive Kiosk, Powered by BrightSign®, the new KIPC35 Ultra-Slim Portrait Kiosk, Back-to-Back and Standard Option Kiosks (all available now), as well as landscape and portrait outdoor kiosk designs (available Q3 2018).

Other new ‘coming soon’ products on the stand included a new 70% brighter and 40% slimmer 55” Xtreme High Bright Outdoor Display in portrait, and a 65” UltraView UHD Outdoor TV in landscape orientation.

Video Wall and Projector Mounts

The new DS-VW775-QR SmartMount Supreme Full-Service Video Mount with Quick Release was launched at the show and is available now in EMEA. With gentle press to release latch, lighter frame and more tool-less micro-adjustment, the DS-VW775-QR enables a faster and easier install. Showing alongside where the Supreme non-quick release version (DS-VW775), the Ultra-Slim DS-VW755S and DS-VW795-QR Super-size Full Service Video Wall Mounts with Quick Release.

launching in Q1 2018 and showcased at ISE with a Panasonic PT-RZ21 Projector, the new PJR250 Heavy-Duty Projector Mount is precision engineered to speed up and simplify the installation and alignment of large venue projectors weighing up to 113.4kg

Additional products included our Rotational Mount Interface(RMI2C), shown with a Samsung Flip™, the VCM580 Video Conferencing Solution, the SR598-HUB SmartMount Trolley for use with the Microsoft® Surface™ Hub, the SF684VL2 SmartMount Flat Wall Mount with Vertical Lift, the DSF265L(-P) Floor-to-Ceiling Cable Mount and the Twin Pole Modular Series.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

New Kiosks and Mounting Solutions Launching at ISE 2018

With less than a month to go until ISE 2018, find out what new product innovations and concepts we’ll be showing in Hall 12, Stand F90.

KIPC35XX(-S)-EUK Ultra-Slim Indoor Portrait Kiosks
Supporting the latest 40"-55" LED displays and interactive touch screen panels up to 88mm (3.5") deep, the new KIPC3 models have an ultra-slim design, allowing for the ultimate placement flexibility in any indoor application setting. Rear doors with combination locks provide direct access to parts requiring maintenance with no threat of lost keys or unwanted tampering. Two thermostat controlled fans quietly exhaust heat from inside the kiosk and internal micro-adjustments allow for quick positioning of display within the kiosk window for flush alignment. With a flat base that can be free standing or bolted to the ground, the kiosk allows for electric and data cable access, making it easy to install and maintain. A KIPC3555 55" Indoor Kiosk will be shown for the first time on the Peerless-AV stand at ISE.

PJR250 Large Venue Projector Mount
Engineered to speed up and simplify the installation and alignment of heavy, large venue projectors, the new PJR250 has a robust, low-profile, pre-assembled design and supports a maximum weight capacity of 113.4kg. The mount can be ceiling or flush mounted, is UL listed to ensure a safe and confident install and, for a second level of assurance, a safety cable is included. The Hook-and-Hang™ feature allows heavy projectors to be installed easily, and dedicated adaptor plates for all the major heavy-duty projector brands place the centre of gravity in the middle of the mount to reduce sag and simplify adjustments. The tilt (+15/-5°), roll (±5°) and swivel (360°) features are all lockable to prevent even the smallest shift to the image.  

DS-VW775-QR Supreme Full-Service Video Wall Mount with Quick Release
With the addition of tool-less lateral micro-adjustment, the DS-VW775-QR offers 38mm (1.5") of fine tune adjustment on each of the X, Y and Z axis. Serviceability is easier than ever before with the gentle force press to release mechanism, providing quick and convenient access to a recessed display. Reusable spacers can be used for both portrait and landscape applications resulting in a faster and lower cost install. 25 percent lighter in comparison to previous Peerless-AV video wall mounts, the DS-VW775-QR is easier for one person to handle and position alone, especially when combined with the easy hang adaptor plate.

Register for ISE 2018 for free via using our unique invitation code: 705303 

Friday, 13 October 2017

Ibiza 2017 - The Ultimate Weekend!

Back in April we launched our Ibiza incentive to our UK distributors, with the aim to deliver the ultimate weekend to a lucky few. This caused a lot of excitement on the sales floor with everybody wanting the chance to win a weekend in the sun! Each month a winner from both Midwich and Exertis Medium were selected based on their performance against individual targets. By the end of August we had our Ibiza group consisting of six lucky winners along with our Peerless-AV sales team members Chalene and Ellie, who couldn't wait to spend the weekend at Ibiza's s closing parties.

Flying out on the Thursday evening everybody was excited to get there and make the most of their weekend in Ibiza. On the Friday a VIP Pool bed area was reserved at Ocean Beach Club and Saturday's agenda was a morning of R&R followed by the Zoo Project's closing party which was great fun, everybody got dressed up and looked fantastic!

The return flight to London was booked for 7am Sunday, which as you can imagine - everybody was thrilled about! But overall Ibiza 2017 was a brilliant success, a great group of people enjoying some well earned R&R together before returning back to work.

Watch this space to see what we get up to next year!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Versatile, easy to install mounting solutions for retail in-window displays

Peerless-AV offers a range of discreet and attractive mounting options for store window advertising. The new Floor-to-Ceiling Cable Mount, has been installed for a pharmacy digital signage roll out in the UK. Supporting 46”- 65” flat panel displays in portrait or landscape orientation, the Cable Mount was chosen for its minimal depth and quick, simple connection to joists for a secure and stable foundation. 

 Specified by technology distributor and specialist service provider Exertis Medium, DSF265P Floor-to-Ceiling Cable Mounts have so far been installed with 47” and 55” DynaScan screens in portrait orientation in NHS pharmacies in Bordesley Green in Birmingham, and Tooting, London. The screens run content 24/7 so passers-by the store front have access to useful health notifications and targeted messaging relating to health products and services. Suspended on high tensile steel wire, the mount features two keyhole slotted adaptor plates which attach at any point along the cable and Kwik-Grip™ cable hardware instantly sets the adaptor height without the use of a tool. Kwik-Loc™ self-locking cable joiners ensure a quick and simple connection to ceiling joist, truss or strut, and cable tension can be tweaked using turnbuckles for a precise and level display.

Peerless-AV’s Modular Series presents an alternative mounting option for in-window advertising. The Single Pole Floor-to Ceiling Modular System was recently chosen by Pioneer Group to mount premium quality 55” high brightness displays at iSmash branches in London to attract and entice passers-by. The system consists of a mount, adaptor and a 50mm chrome pole fixed to heavy duty ceiling and floor plates, which can be mounted to wood or concrete.  Easy to install and tested to the highest UL safety standards, the system’s versatile design allows displays to be positioned at any point along the column for perfect viewing height. Additional displays can be stacked on the pole and a back-to-back mounting plate is available for dual screen applications. 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Celebrating award season

We love awards at Peerless-AV and we’ve had an exciting Summer so far with a promising second half of the year to look forward to. So far we've won a whopping 40 industry awards globally in the last 12 months for products, marketing campaigns and our team!
On June 29th, Gordon Dutch, Peerless-AV EMEA’s Non-Executive Director and Global Advisory Board Member of Peerless-AV in the U.S., was recognised by Installation magazine at its InstallAwards 2017 evening ceremony. With over 30 years of expertise, Gordon was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award for his impact on the AV industry. The Outstanding Contribution Award is one of three awards that are part of the Installation Hall of Fame. We are happy to congratulate Gordon on this outstanding achievement, and value the insight and expertise he has brought to Peerless-AV. 
Earlier this month, Peerless-AV was announced as a finalist in the AV Awards 2017 Manufacturer of the Year category. We’ve had a momentous year that has seen us evolve further from our roots as a mount manufacturer to a multi award-winning pioneer in digital signage and AV solutions. We celebrated our 75th anniversary in August 2016 and introduced various milestone product launches, in major growth markets, including LED, outdoor and interactive. We’re thrilled to be shortlisted and thank our customers, partners and staff for all their support. The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, organised by AV Magazine, on Friday 29th September at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London – a must attend event in the Pro-AV industry calendar where influential figures gather to network, recognise best practice, reward innovation and celebrate excellence.

Next on the awards calendar are the 2018 InAVation Awards, powered by InAVate and ISE, which will open for entries on September 5th. This year, the organisers have added new Technology categories and revealed that the Project Awards will be open to integrators across the world. The InAVation Awards evening will return to Amsterdam on February 6th 2018 – the first evening of the ISE show. We were honoured to win the 2016 AV Mounting & Accessory Technology Award for our Full-service Videowall Mount Family.

We wish all our customers and partners good luck with their shortlisting’s and entry submissions, and look forward to celebrating with you at the upcoming award ceremonies.