ISE 2012, recently held in Amsterdam, is one of the largest professional audio-visual trade shows in Europe. It brought together over 750 exhibitors, but also distributors and technology managers from more than 100 countries worldwide.
Among the innovations on show a flat-screen TV, called ‘Magic Mirror’ from the German firm Ad Notam, which doubles as a conventional mirror in standby mode. It is specially designed and optimised to overcome the challenges of operating behind a mirror. The TV comes in a range of sizes and uses high-definition LCD, LED and 3D technologies and ranges in price from 4,000 to 10,000 Euros.
Norwegian company Setred presented a new display using a unique technology of 3D visualisation of medical images without the need to wear glasses. Using pictures from a variety of sources, such as scanners, magnetic resonance and ultrasound imagers, it builds realistic 3D pictures, giving a surgeon extra information during the operation, allowing them to continue or modify the procedure.