Once again, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) will incorporate an extensive series of technical presentations and discussions, reports David Davies. Highlights are set to include an InfoComm presentation on its Global Market Definition and Strategy Study and a panel discussion on audio-video bridging (AVB) with representatives of companies participating in the Avnu Alliance, which is dedicated to the advancement of professional quality audio and video by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 AVB standards.
At the Avnu Alliance event (Tuesday 2 February, 16.00-16.45), speakers including Rob Silfvast (Avid), Michael Johas Teener (Broadcom), Rex Reed (Harman), Lee Minich (LabX), John McMahon (Meyer Sound) and Robert Green (Xilinx) will explain AVB and related IEEE standards. There will also be discussions on the advantages of an open, non-proprietary technology, the role of silicon makers to ensure a cost-effective solution, and the critical role a compliance programme will play to ensure interoperability of AVB devices.
Meanwhile, at the InfoComm session (Wednesday 3 February, 10.00-11.45), the association’s vice president of membership, Duffy J Wilbert, will introduce and discuss the 2010 InfoComm Global Market Definition and Strategy Study (MDSS). In addition to considering the size of the AV market in terms of products, services and regions, Wilbert will document trends that are set to drive the business in the future.
Later on the same day (14.00-14.45), CEDIA will present a session about its own CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course, Designing Future-Ready Integrated Homes.
All three sessions will be held in the ISE Theatre – a self-contained space located at the rear of Hall 10 in ISE host venue the Amsterdam RAI – where a variety of manufacturer-led presentations will also take place. Among these, Barco will address creative LED trends on 2 Feb (14.00-14.45), while Genelec will explore IP distribution of uncompressed multichannel audio on 3 Feb (12.00-12.45).
Mike Blackman, managing director of ISE organiser Integrated Systems Events, told II: “The ISE Theatre gives our attendees an opportunity to see some of the latest AV technologies demonstrated in a setting similar to a real-world project location. Importantly, it also gives us the chance to add a forum for debate to ISE, and the interaction between the panel and the audience in our Theatre sessions is always informative and inspiring – not to mention quite lively!”
All sessions are free, but visitors are advised to arrive early to be sure of securing a seat.