Please select one seminar from the morning-session group and one from the afternoon-session group and submit your request on the form at the bottom of the page.

Morning Sessions

Conferencing Systems vs Discussion Systems; Match Technology to Application

9:30 - 10:30, Presented by Michael Tremain with Bosch
What are the differences between  traditional North-American style conferencing systems and European style discussion systems? In this session we will clarify the differences and explain when it is appropriate to choose one over the other. We will also discuss what questions you need to ask end-user’s to determine which system is best for their needs. 

True 4K:  Future Proofing AV Systems: Understanding 4K & Ultra HD Technologies

9:30 - 10:30, Presented by Rich Hanna with Extron
4K display products are everywhere. So how do we get the most out of them?  In this seminar, we will simplify 4K and Ultra HD signal terminology. We will explore 4K signal properties such as, signal distribution, display limitations and their affect to what we see. What are the effects of bandwidth, frame rates, color space, chroma sampling and color bit depth limitations?  How do we insure compatibility with legacy AV systems?  Supporting this session is a demonstration of 4K signaling and conversion.

When to Use Projection Screens in a Monitor World…

10:00 - 11:00, Presented by David McLaughlin with Draper
Learn the important things you never knew about projection technology. This presentation explains the technology and factors to consider when deciding to use a projection system versus monitors.  

Captivate Your Crowd with Digital Signage!

10:00 - 11:00, Presented by Kelli Smith with Tightrope Media Systems
Digital signage is an easy way to capture your audience's attention. Information never gets stagnant.  Got an up-coming event you need to announce? Want to provide an interactive map to make the maze that is your build a snap to navigate? What's today's special in the cafeteria? Do you need to provide alerts or emergency information?  The possibilities are endless and digital signage is the answer.  

Afternoon Sessions

The CIO Challenge / Enterprise AV

1:00 - 2:00, Presented by Matt Payne with Crestron
Being a CIO has never been harder. They need to embrace new technologies for their companies to succeed. In no other area of the business are things changing this fast. But “CIOs have never had a better opportunity to add value to their organizations—if they embrace the challenge,” said Mark Sunday, CIO, Oracle. In this session we’ll explore some of the bigger challenges facing CIOs.  How they can leverage new technologies to add the greatest value to their companies. What workplace technologies provide the greatest opportunities, as well as proper positioning for future growth.

Streaming 101: From Any Here to Any There

1:00 - 2:00, Presented by Scott Burch with JVCKenwood
An entertaining tutorial on streaming from the field. An introduction to making a coherent video streams; what should go right, and how to avoid what will go wrong! This seminar is a good fit for anyone interested in the logistics of streaming from the field.  If you're already streaming this is still the place to be. As a bonus, there is a section about live streaming’s un-sexy cousin, file transfer.

Laser Projectors… the New Standard

1:30 - 2:30, Presented by Zach Kerr with Sony
In this seminar we will explain the differences between “bulb” and “laser” projectors.  Laser projectors offer consistent performance over the life of the projector and provide great value through cost savings. They also provide performance improvements while minimizing service issues. For these reasons and more you should take a closer look at lasers. 

Emerging Technologies; Changing the Future of AV

1:30 - 2:30, Presented by Rich Lapak with Middle Atlantic
Analog systems are all but gone. What does the future look like? Is 4K the next big thing or re there other technologies on the horizon.  This presentation puts the spotlight on the newer technologies to consider. What are the cutting edge technologies that will shape the industries future? What are the infrastructure and connectivity issues involved with this transition?


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