CEDIA Panels Key on HDMI and Home Health

August 5, 2010

Four panel discussions presented by CEDIA at CEDIA EXPO 2010 will offer in-depth analysis of technology trends affecting the electronic systems industry.

Expert-led panels on the future of HDMI, digital home healthcare, entertainment, and communications will offer attendees an inside look at the opportunities and challenges in these key areas.

HDMI Hot Seat
The first panel, called HDMI Hot Seat, 3-5 p.m. September 22, will help attendees better integrate HDMI into system installations and upgrades. Moderator Michael Heiss of M. Heiss Consulting will lead a panel that includes Steve Venuti, president, HDMI Licensing LLC, and Leslie Chard, president, Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI). The panel will cover topics such as how HDMI handles 3D and the future of HDMI in the residential electronic systems industry.

The Future of Home Entertainment
The second panel, The Future of Home Entertainment, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 23, will examine trends in the home entertainment industry, including gaming and 3D. Also led by moderator Michael Heiss, panelists will include representatives from Pioneer Electronics and Insight Media as well as Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony’s Home Division.

Home Health Care Technology
Digital Home Health: What It Is and How It Affects Us All, 2-4 p.m., September 24, will cover the closely watched topic of home health care technology. Moderator Laura Mitchell of GrandCare Systems will lead a panel that includes experts from leading companies in the home health and senior care space.

Looking to the Future
For the fourth panel, The Future Opportunities of Residential Communications, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25, moderator Gordon van Zuiden of cyberManor and panelists from Verizon, Crestron and Freescale Semiconductor will explore current and future trends in residential communications, including social media integration and the impact of tablet PCs.
“The combined expertise of the professionals on the panels at CEDIA EXPO 2010 will provide EXPO attendees with knowledge they won’t find any other place than CEDIA EXPO,” said CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin. “The discussions will allow industry professionals to get a closer look at the most anticipated technologies and trends in home technology.”

CEDIA’s Technology Council has organized the panel discussions in conjunction with the all-new Future Technology Pavilion at CEDIA EXPO 2010. The Future Technology Pavilion will showcase technologies that are expected to impact the electronic systems industry in the coming months and years. The panel discussions will give CEDIA EXPO attendees a more in-depth perspective on the technologies and trends represented in the pavilion.

Online registration for CEDIA EXPO is open at www.cedia.org/expo until September 17. Registration for the panel sessions is available a la carte or as part of CEDIA’s flat-rate Members Only Education Pass (details). Additional details are available in the CEDIA EXPO 2010 virtual registration brochure at www.cedia.org/expo. CEDIA EXPO will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, September 22–26.

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