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46 thedaily education Get to grips with technology trends


Among the education courses pro- vided by CEDIA at ISE 2013 will be a number addressing recent changes and current trends in the residential technology landscape. Peter Aylett will present a ses- sion entitled ‘Technology and Consumer Trends’, which will dis- cuss some extremely profound changes and disruptive technolo- gies sweeping through the residen- tial technology world. “How we think about these trends and adapt our businesses to be truly proactive in assessing their impor- tance will define the future direc-


ing either a smartphone or a tablet, the challenge for integrators is to make these devices an integrated part of a whole-home solution that will eventually take over from rack- based media servers. “This is the most disruptive current technology trend and will profoundly change how we design and implement sys- tems over the next 18 months. Don’t fight it, embrace it and learn how to continue to make money by both installing a robust IP network, and being a Digital Asset Curator for your clients,” says Aylett.


This seminar will be a concise


Using phones and tablets as media servers is the most disruptive current technology trend


tion of our businesses,” he comments. As well as “a fast-paced and thought-provoking tour through technology trends”, atten- dees are promised discussion of the human factors that are chang- ing the way consumers interact with technology. Aylett adds: “We will be looking at how bandwidth drives content, the importance of designing platforms rather than systems, developments in Ethernet and wireless networks, the impli- cations of 4G & The Internet Of Things and much, much more!” Also presented by Aylett is ‘Mobile Devices – From a Personal- Scale Experience into a Home-Scale Experience’. With today’s consumer media server of choice fast becom-


technology brief, and will cover technologies as diverse as AirPlay, DLNA, 802.11c and Skifta. Finally, James Chen will present a seminar entitled ‘Ultra High Defi- nition, 4K Video, Compatibility and HDMI System Design’. With CE ven- dors presenting yet another new for- mat, this session will talk about what Ultra High Definition is and how it will affect existing systems. Designing systems for the future, the new devices that will be needed and what this all means for HDMI installs will all be covered. “High school mathematics is included but will be given in simple slides so you can have a more detailed view by yourself after the course’ promises Chen. “We will also examine what it


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Peter Aylett will run courses on technology and consumer trends as well as mobile devices, while James Chen (inset) will cover Ultra High Definition


takes to implement these systems successfully and discuss what else might be coming in the not too dis-


tant future. Questions on HDMI implementation and troubleshoot- ing are welcome!”


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