Whilst 2014 was all about 4K, this year it seems to have become more consolidated with practical solutions to switching, distributing and recording 4K content. Displays – big, big displays – were everywhere, with laser projection now competing with lamp based units on image quality.
As for Best in Show products, the Reflex team felt the selection below represented really practical solutions that can be incorporated into outstanding AV solutions for their customers.
Work Pro BlueLine Digital: The Reflex team say this is a simple device that takes an analogue stereo input and turns it into a digital signal that can be transported across the network.
Denon DN-500BD: Described by Reflex as a fantastic compact Blu-ray player, with high picture and sound quality, that is ideal for small installations
Epiphan Pearl – The team felt this compact, high quality recorder for multiple audio and video sources, with local, external and streaming outputs, was also a stand out. This useful product sits midway between a simple capture system such as Crestron Capture HD and the more advanced systems such as the Newtek Tri-Caster.
Shure QLX-D – Reflex also loved this practical range of encrypted digital wireless microphones. They operate across the UK spectrum, have rechargeable batteries and come with a bank of useful install, commissioning and management tools.
Nexo Geo M6 – Delivers a compact, articulated line array system. These speakers are quite small, but have a wide frequency response. This results in a punchy sound, especially for music. Reflex says these are ideal for medium to large auditoriums that need good music reproduction, or in an integrated system where good voice intelligibility is also important.
AMX NMX-ENC – This is a compact, low cost H.264 streaming and recording encoder that can switch between two inputs. Although modestly priced, it is built to professional AV standards and fills a useful niche. The team say this product is great for simple recording and streaming applications such as basic presentation capture or interview recording.
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