With the CEDIA Tech Forum only three weeks away, the event sponsors are gearing up to present a programme of short training sessions and showcase a range exciting new products. The two-day event, which combines education, a keynote presentation and the annual AGM, will be held on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th November at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London.
CEDIA is pleased to welcome AWE, Crestron, Future Automation, Habitech, HDanywhere, Invision, Leaf, Pulse Marketing, Savant Systems Europe and Wyrestorm as the sponsors of the event. These trade suppliers will dominate the first half of day one by hosting hour long training sessions.
Kicking off at 9.30am, WyreStorm's Distribution and Control expert James Meredith will lead a highly informative training seminar on 'Applying HDBaseT, JPEG & H.264 technologies'. Attendees will get the low-down on how the emergence of new formats to distribute HD content changes the custom install game with a session focusing on the comparison of HD over HDBT, JPEG2000 and H.264 transmission, with invaluable information and advice on which format is best suited to specific applications.
Running at the same time is the Pulse Marketing session. The distributor will be hosting a presentation entitled Emerging Trends in Home Cinema, which will focus on 3D audio (AURO-3D and Dolby Atmos), the benefits this technology brings and high quality digital content.
The next hour long presentations will be held by Habitech and HDanywhere. The Habitech session will be focusing on the Pitfalls and Best Practice for IP, while HDanywhere’s MD, Chris Pinder will be talking about the complexities that will accompany trying to distribute native 4K content, once it is widely available, in a residential context. EDID management and “handshaking issues”, the implementation of new hardware, and the importance of future-proofing projects to prepare for the full arrival of 4K native content, are just some of the areas that Chris will cover in his talk.
Just before lunchtime, UK distributor, AWE will be informing attendees on the latest updates in Wired and Wireless Multi Room Audio, featuring HEOS™ By Denon and URC. Running alongside this will be the Leaf session which will cover 4K - HDMI 2.0 – HDCP and HDBaseT technologies.
At 2pm, Crestron and Invision UK will complete the training sessions for the day. Creston will be discussing its wireless solutions, particularity the launch of Crestron Pyng. How it has adapted to the market and how wireless is now the new desired option for many applications. Invision UK will be looking at the benefits of integrating LILIN IP Video Surveillance with leading control solutions such as RTI, Elan g!, Crestron, AMX and Control 4. It will cover everything from how IP video differs from traditional CCTV, how to specify, how you can make money with LILIN over others and integration.
This year’s sponsors will also have the opportunity to showcase a range of new products over the course of the two days.
Savant will be demonstrating the new Savant App and Savant BluePrint software, while Crestron will provide visitors the chance to experience Crestron Pyng and a range of new wired and wireless solutions. Future Automation will be focusing on four products, including the AL675 actuator based TV lift, FSE90 Electric TV wall mount, SAC-T Smart Airflow Control rack mountable shelf and tLCP4-6RCBO DIN rail enclosure.
The new LU Series from Leaf will be on display, including the LU1082 10x10 ULTRA HD matrix with HDCP 2.2 compatibility, and the LU1E, the world’s slimmest, lightest and most compact HDBaseT Class A receiver. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see HDanywhere’s new mHub 4K HDBaseT-Lite matrix, the Modular 4K 8x8 matrix and Just Add Power’s HD over IP video distribution solutions.
Invision UK and LILIN will be showcasing the latest cameras featuring in 4K resolution, 120fps and Covert design. Invision UK will also be releasing the latest of their series of Specification Guides which is focused on LILIN and covers the whole product range. It also gives dealers the information they need to correctly specify and install an IP Surveillance system.
Visitors to the AWE stand will be able to find out more information about HEOS by Denon wireless multi-room sound system, KEF THX in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and a range of URC products including the new MRX-20, TRC-1080 and iOS and Andriod Apps.
The CEDIA Tech Forum will also include a keynote presentation, the annual AGM and two new training sessions from CEDIA.
CEDIA members and non-members who wish to attend the CEDIA Tech Forum and Keynote can purchase tickets online. Prices are as follows: £50 for members and £100 for non-members. Entry to the Keynote Presentation is free for members, while the cost is £40 for non-members. The AGM is only applicable to CEDIA members.