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27 09, 2016

IBC 2016: Gimbals, Light Panels, and More

September 27th, 2016|

Earlier this month, we packed our bags and traveled to Amsterdam for IBC 2016, an annual conference for the electronic media and entertainment industry. This year, we had a team of four attend and work the Ikan booth. After about a 9 hour flight from Houston to Amsterdam, we arrived jetlagged, but ready to set up the booth and check out the city. Ikan Booth at IBC We had a booth in Hall 12 at IBC where we showed off some of our latest products including our line of gimbal stabilizers, our Lyra and Rayden LED lights, teleprompters, NiSi cinema filters, [...]

22 09, 2016

BIRTV ’16, Vendor Meetings and Factory Tours in China

September 22nd, 2016|

Last month, a couple of us from Ikan traveled to Beijing, China to attend BIRTV (China’s version of NAB) as well as to tour the facilities of our top vendors and manufacturers across China. We take a trip to China every year because it helps us see what’s going on in that country and what would be interesting to bring to the US. We were excited to meet our vendors and manufacturers, see new products, and eat good food. So how was the trip to China? Here’s a recap. BIRTV The Beijing International Radio, TV, and Film Exhibition (BIRTV) is the most [...]

30 08, 2016

Ikan On The Road: 2016 Fall Trade Shows

August 30th, 2016|

Fall is here and we are headed out on the road to a few of the largest trade shows in the world! Our first stop will be at IBC in Amsterdam and then we'll be back in the U.S. for PhotoPlus, NAB New York, and the Government Video Expo. If you're attending, we'd love to meet you. Come by our booth to check out our latest products at the following trade shows: IBC We’re headed to Amsterdam for IBC this year from Sept 9-13th! IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management, and delivery of [...]

23 08, 2016

TAB 2016 Recap

August 23rd, 2016|

TAB (Texas Association of Broadcasters), the biggest gathering of radio/TV stations in Texas, was held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel this past August 10-11th. The annual convention and trade show was well attended by Texas broadcasters with over 250 attendees. We were excited to meet all the attendees this year. Due to budget constraints, most of the TAB attendees are not able to attend the yearly NAB show held in Las Vegas, so they really look forward to seeing everybody’s new products displayed at TAB. From our Ikan team, Barry and Dave met with a number of chief engineers and [...]

7 07, 2016

Filmmaking, Art, and Cosplay: Comicpalooza 2016

July 7th, 2016|

Where else can you get comic books, anime, science fiction, and pop culture all in one location? At Comicpalooza – the largest comic and pop culture event in Texas! At this year’s Comicpalooza, we saw everything from cosplay to Star Wars and even a PORT Mockup of NASA’s Orion capsule. We also experienced a Light Saber Parade, viewed films at the Crypt TV Presents Comicpalooza Film Fest, saw a Quidditch match, and walked by roller derby girls in T-Rex costumes. The event also had a bigger overall experience compared to last year, which had gaming, Kids Zone, cosplay, celebrity laser [...]

23 06, 2016

LMFAO Unboxes Fly-X3-Plus Gimbal Stabilizer at NAB

June 23rd, 2016|

Every year, we always look forward to NAB in Las Vegas. The NAB Show, an annual trade show produced by the National Association of Broadcasters, is where people from various industries including Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Post-Production, Sports, Live Events, and more come together to embrace the immersive experiences that are reshaping the new reality of media. At NAB, you never know what you’ll see and experience. This year, we were excited to meet Redfoo from the hip-hop electronic dance music duo, LMFAO, when he stopped by our booth. (The duo was best known for hits such as “Party [...]