UC Advanced - issue #7


ISE 2024 Breaks Attendance Records

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2024, held at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue, has made history as the most successful edition in its 20-year journey. Drawing in 73,891 unique verified attendees from 162 countries, this year’s event has surpassed all previous records since its inception in Geneva in 2004, boasting a 27% increase in attendance compared to the 2023 edition. Wednesday, January 31st, saw 51,617 visitors attend the event, marking the highest number ever recorded in a single day, surpassing the previous record by nearly 22%. The total number of registrations reached 95,396, with 172,627 visits across the four-day event. Additionally, Friday witnessed a record- breaking attendance of 24,528, solidifying ISE’s position as a premier event in the industry. The success of ISE 2024 extended beyond the exhibition halls, with the city experiencing unprecedented occupation in hotels, bars, and entertainment venues. Exhibitors reported unparalleled footfall at their booths, reflecting the vibrant energy and enthusiasm of attendees across the largest-ever ISE show floor, spanning 82,000 square metres.

This year’s exhibition showcased a record- breaking number of exhibitors, totalling 1,408, highlighting the industry’s commitment to innovation and collaboration. From advanced display technologies to immersive audio systems and smart automation solutions, exhibitors from around the globe presented cutting-edge products and services aimed at enhancing user experiences and pushing the boundaries of the pro-AV and systems integration landscape. Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, expressed his pride in ISE’s remarkable journey, stating, “ISE 2024 not only reflects the cutting-edge technologies defining our industry but also serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of creativity and camaraderie.” He emphasised the event’s commitment to being a global platform for industry professionals, in partnership with AVIXA and CEDIA. The celebration of ISE’s 20th anniversary added a special touch to the event, with commemorative events, retrospective installations, and acknowledgements of industry pioneers.

Mike Blackman


Colt Technology Services Expands Internet On Demand Service to Ten New Countries physical routers, the vRouter is located in the

Colt Technology Services has announced the expansion of its Internet On Demand service to ten new countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, and several European nations. This expansion, which offers increased bandwidth of up to 10Gbps, aims to cater to the growing demand from businesses seeking flexibility and automation across their digital infrastructure as they expand into new markets. The Internet On Demand service, now available in a total of 27 countries across Europe, Asia, and North America, provides businesses with the ability to use digital infrastructure whenever they need it. With features such as real-time network connectivity and pay-as-you-go billing, the service helps organisations save costs, reduce unnecessary energy emissions, and mitigate risks. Colt’s virtual router, a key component of the On Demand solution, has been designed to help businesses reduce emissions and meet sustainability targets. Unlike traditional

cloud, saving energy and physical space while delivering virtual network functionality on demand through a fully automated, centralised platform. Peter Coppens, VP of Infrastructure and Connectivity Solutions at Colt Technology Services, emphasised the evolving needs of businesses in today’s market landscape. He stated, “Businesses navigating unpredictable, uncertain markets want to self-serve, they want to automate as many features as possible, and they want to pay for only the bandwidth they use.” Coppens highlighted the economic and environmental benefits of Colt’s Internet On Demand solution, which aligns with the needs of businesses seeking to generate new revenue streams in overseas markets. A recent survey conducted by Colt of 755 IT leaders across Europe and Asia underscored the importance of On Demand connectivity, with 76% stating its significance and one in five deeming it essential to their business operations.

Peter Coppens



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