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By Alex Moersen

Must-See CEDIA Talks to Attend This Week at CEDIA 2019

Join CEDIA at Expo 2019 (Denver, September 10-14) for CEDIA Talks in booth 1301 to hear from top industry minds on critical topics affecting the home tech industry today and what to expect tomorrow. Only 20 minutes long, these free CEDIA Talks will offer crucial insights on emerging trends, new technologies, and strengthening business practices.

Thursday, September 12

10:00-10:20 a.m.

From Fire to Photons

Maurice Karagiorgos, Sales Manager and System Sales Engineer, Lutron

Exploring the exciting evolution of lighting, from filament lamps to LEDs, and the protocols that are propelling it. Learn the acronyms and the buzzwords that are illuminating our world and providing business opportunities for integrators.

11:00-11:20 a.m.

Will Direct LED Replace Two-piece Projection?

Michael Heiss, Principal Consultant, M Heiss Consulting

Some pundits are saying that the size and quality of emerging direct-view LED displays may mean the “end of projection.” Perhaps, perhaps not, as both technologies will likely remain viable into the future. Which is best in a given application?

2:00-2:20 p.m.

Mass Sensorization

Christiaan Beukes, Owner, Artcoustic SA/Sphere Custom Design

This is a short, sharp, but human, perspective on daily interactions with “harmless” technology, the constant grapple for subconscious control of our information, our wallets, our lives, and the subtle, “smart” subversion of our perceptions.

Friday, September 13

11:00-11:20 a.m.

DC Microgrids and Power Quality in the Home

Ken Erdmann, Owner, The Erdmann Group

LED lighting, USB power, and POE are just a few culprits creating problems for power systems in the home. Non-linear loads are creating terrible harmonics that affect power quality and efficiency. What is going on in the world to help solve these problems? We’ll talk all of this and new, emerging battery technologies.

1:00-1:20 p.m.

Go Hyperlocal: Own the Neighborhood, Own the Town (Save on Truck Rolls)

Julie Jacobson, CE Pro & Bigger Things, Emerald Expositions

Neighborhood networks are the new word-of-mouth. Hyperlocal social platforms like Nextdoor (and soon Google and Facebook) allow neighbors to engage, recommend, and spread the word to adjacent communities. Let’s discuss how custom integrators can win the neighborhood.

1:30-1:50 p.m.

WiFi 6

Nathan Holmes, Technical Trainer, Access Networks

With Wi-Fi now an expected utility in all buildings and 5G threatening to change the landscape of mobile data, enter “Wi-Fi 6,” the next big thing in wireless LAN! The introduction of Wi-Fi 6 will bring not only speed and capacity benefits, but a complete renaming of the Wi-Fi standards we know and love.

Saturday, September 14

10:00-10:20 a.m.

What Does AI Actually Mean?

Rich Green, Owner, Rich Green, Ink

Peter Aylett, President and CTO, Archimedia

As social and consumer trends mature, so does the ever-shifting aspirational definition of AI (Artificial Intelligence). This session will define the important terms and explores how the next decade will see a gradual shift toward the pre-viously sci-fi reality of Broad General AI, and how this will affect the experiences and solutions that we’ll be delivering to our customers in the future.

11:00-11:20 a.m.

To Infinity & Beyond: The Scope Creep of Our Business

Christiaan Beukes, Owner,
Artcoustic SA/Sphere Custom Design

Yesterday, we were wiring for RF technologies and the coming of HD. Today, we’re figuring out multiple streaming technologies over three different existing infrastructures in a home. Tomorrow? Taking a glimpse at what is to come can give us a solid foundation for how we could adapt our individual businesses to better cater to the client of tomorrow.

1:00-1:20 p.m.

Augmented Reality and Spatial Computing

Rich Green, Owner, Rich Green, Ink

In a few short years, every aspect of our daily lives will be transformed by the Spatial Web. Objects, rooms, buildings and vehicles will have spatial URLs allowing us to interact with layer upon layer of dynamic data made decentralized and secure with open operating systems authenticated by our personal, rule-based blockchain systems. This short talk will tease you with the Spatial Web, aka Web 3.0, and how it will change everything.

2:00-2:20 p.m.

Where is the Video Train Headed?

Michael Heiss, Principal Consultant,
M.Heiss Consulting

Video displays have gone from CRT to plasma and then to LCD, QLED and OLED, and now DirectLED and microLED. Projection systems have gone from bulky three-tube CRT systems to laser-illuminated systems, and now to laser-direct as well. This talk will briefly review the current state of video displays and where it is going in the future.

4:00-4:20 p.m.

Cinema Grades, CEB22, CEB23, and Designer Facts

Peter Aylett, President and CTO, Archimedia

CEDIA already has a range of recommended practices and other resources that define best practice. 2019 will see all of these updated, and three new exciting ones added to make up the complete picture to define performance grades, define engineering specifications for products, define design best practices, and bring all these together with comprehensive guidance notes.

This article originally appeared on Residential Tech Today

Author Bio: Alex Moersen is an Associate Editor for Innovation & Tech Today, covering pop culture, science and tech, sustainability, and more. Twitter: @yaboii_shanoo

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