FIRA Barcelona, Gran Vía
1-4 February 2022

ISE firstsLooking back on some of the innovations and milestones in ISE's history

The first edition of Integrated Systems Europe took place in Geneva in 2004. After several years in Amsterdam, the 2021 show will take place in Barcelona for the first time.

ISE is a show of firsts. As the leading show in the industry, it has for many years been the preferred location for our exhibitors to launch new products and solutions. That’s why ISE has seen many industry firsts over the years – important major new solutions and even whole new areas of technology.

On this page, we’re bringing together some of the most significant ISE firsts. We’re also sharing memories of the first appearances of well-known show features.


2011 First Ethernet AVB switch – LabX Technologies

2012 First wireless VoIP conference phone – Revolabs

2014 First 12,000 lumen solid state projector – Digital Projection

2015 First look at Surface Hub collaboration panel – Microsoft

2015 Prototype transparent OLED display – Planar Systems

2015 First 4K 60Hz scaler – Crestron

2016 First showing of KNX IoT

2016 First true UHD video wall processor – RGB Spectrum

2018 First 56Gbps 8K HDR HDMI cable – Fibbr

2019 First laser projector with built-in collaboration features – Vivitek

2020 First virtual DSP – Shure

Show Features

2004 First ISE show

2005 First ISE show in Amsterdam

2006 First ISE Daily newspaper published

2008 ISE attendance exceeds 20,000 people

2011 First appearance of Residential Solutions area on show floor

2012 First ISE Opening Address

2012 ISE attendance exceeds 40,000 people

2014 First ISE Show Floor Theatres

2014 Launch of ISE’s M2D programme, connecting manufacturers to distributors

2015 Exhibitor numbers exceed 1000

2016 First four-day ISE

2016 First ISE Closing Keynote

2016 ISE attendance exceeds 65,000 people

2017 New Hall 9 at the RAI; renumbering of ISE halls

2018 First appearance of temporary Hall 15 at ISE

2019 World premiere of Bart Kresa’s Sviatovid sculpture projection mapping (pictured)

AVIXA - ISE 2020
CEDIA - ISE 2020

AVIXA and CEDIA landmarks

2007 First CEDIA Education programme in EMEA outside of the UK

2011 First InfoComm Future Trends Summit

2015 First AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast (then called Women of InfoComm)

2016 First running of CEDIA Talks on the show booth

2017 First AVIXA Networking Reception at AVIXA booth

2017 First ISE show for the globally merged CEDIA organisation

2018 First ISE for AVIXA following name change from InfoComm International

2019 First CEDIA Home Cinema Design Masterclass

2019 First AVIXA German and Italian Breakfast Meetings

2019 First AVIXA Spanish Integrator Meeting

2020 First AVIXA Spanish End User Meeting and Show Tour

2020 Delegate places on the CEDIA Education Programme at ISE pass 1,000 for the first time

2020 First CEDIA Design & Build Conference