Shelly Palmer WIll Deliver the CEDIA 2016 Keynote
Shelly Palmer, one of LinkedIn's Top 10 Voices of Technology, will present the CEDIA 2016 Opening Keynote. Palmer is a managing partner at Palmer Advanced Media. Palmer also holds the patents for the underlying technology for Enhanced Television and response-based advertising systems.
"As those who already have a deep understanding and love for technology, CEDIA professionals are poised for fantastic success over the next several years as the number of connected devices is set to surpass 50 billion by 2020," said Shelly Palmer. "The proliferation of the internet of things means that anything that can be connected will be connected, and that simple truth lends itself to many avenues for innovation that I look forward to discussing at CEDIA 2016."
CSP, Smartcomm, Builds a Cinema for Keech Children’s Hospital
Together for Cinema currently supports 53 children’s hospices in the UK. Their goal is to bring cinemas into hospitals in the hope of giving the children and their families a room for relaxation and joy. When Together for Cinema asked CEDIA for volunteers, SmartComm jumped at the chance. Crestron happily donated an MC3 control and a TSW-750 touch panel to support the installation.
Phil Breitschadel, European vice-president of sales at Crestron commented: “When Smartcomm approached us with details of this project, we didn’t hesitate to say yes. Lots of us at Crestron have children of our own, so this was a project that we were only too happy to support. It’s a great example of the industry all working together to do something truly worthwhile.”
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BKD of Santa Monica Heads to Burning Man
BKD called upon Tempest, an LA-based projector enclosure specialist, to create the right environment for the projection mapping showcase.
The installation was made possible through the construction of four scaffolding towers with two Christie Roadster high brightness WU14K-M WUXGA 3-chip DLP digital projectors, featuring Mirage advanced 3D technology located atop each tower to play images onto the skull.
It's All About Who Programs It
When choosing between those two solutions, it's more a matter of the integrator/installer rather than the product itself. I recommend you interview some integrators and work with the one you feel most comfortable with. Some of them install multiple systems so they can compare them and suggest which one is right for you.
World’s Largest LED Video Wall
Westgate Resorts partnered with dealer RP Visual Solutions (RPV) and manufacturer, Christie, to build what they believe to be the world’s largest LED videowall. The videowall is inside the Westgate Superbook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The wall is a ginormous curved array measuring 20 feet tall and 220 feet wide.
“To say it’s large is a giant understatement,” said Randy Pagnan. “When we were approached by HB Communications to fabricate the mounting structure for this project, we began the process of how to architecturally integrate this large, curved video wall structure into a reality. After designing came the task of how to install and deploy this configuration on-site. Partnering with HB and Christie to design this project is a huge honor. We knew that we had to exceed their expectations as well as Westgate’s to make this one-of-a kind fan experience a huge success.”
IoT Water Heater to Launch in July
The Aquanta Water Heater Controller will be the first IoT water heater product to hit the market. You can now control and monitor your water heater through a smartphone or web-enabled device.
“Until now, water heaters, despite their ubiquity and role as hub of the home’s plumbing network, have largely been stuck in the basement and excluded from the smart home trend. Aquanta is about to change all of that,” says Matt Carlson, CEO of Aquanta Inc.
The first 1,000 pre-purchase customers of Aquanta will receive a free leak detection sensor ($25 value). Shipments will begin in July.
I don’t think people understand how we make money, that it’s a platform we distribute, we license, and then we monetize our installed base. […] When you sign up for Hulu on Roku, through Roku billing, we get a revenue share for the life of that customer. When you watch an ad-supported channel on Roku, some of that ad inventory is controlled by Roku. […] Advertising is our biggest business. —CEO of Roku, Anthony Wood