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Christie CTO Paul Salvini Keynote Speaker at New High Performance Displays Conference in Vancouver

Christie®, a world leader in visual display technology, is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Salvini, its Chief Technology Officer, will be a keynote speaker and a panelist at the High Performance Displays Conference taking place in Vancouver, B.C., on May 23.

High Performance per se is a new topic for the Society for Information Displays (SID) Market Focus Conference Series this year, as part of Display Week 2013, located at the Vancouver Convention Centre from May 19 to 24. Dr. Salvini will deliver the 10.00 a.m. keynote address for the morning session on the 23rd at the one-day High Displays Conference, where the focus will be on the “visual interface” – the performance characteristics of displays that enable differentiable improvements for the user’s visual experience.

Following his keynote address, Dr. Salvini will be one of four display sector leaders taking part in a moderated panel called ‘Great Thinkers.’ The four panelists will be challenged to identify the display performance parameters that “truly enable enhanced human interaction with display devices.”

Dr. Salvini is eminently qualified to discuss the future of high performance displays. At Christie he is CTO and leads the company’s research and innovation activities. He is passionate about the creation of compelling shared visual experiences across multiple domains including cinema, visualization and simulation. Prior to his appointment with Christie in June 2011, Dr. Salvini was CTO at Side Effects Software. He has led a 3-time academy award winning team of engineers and software developers in advancing the art and science of visual effect in feature films.

Dr. Salvini is President of the University of Waterloo Alumni Council and holds an appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate school of computer science at the University of Toronto. He serves on a number of boards relating to digital media research in the areas of graphics, information visualization and 3D film innovation.

In conjunction with Display Week 2013, the May-June issue of SID’s official publication, Information Display Magazine, will feature an exclusive article by Terry Schmidt, Christie Digital’s recently retired Chief Scientist, on how Christie projected the world’s first High Frame Rate (HFR) movie with the world premiere of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” at the historic Embassy Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand.

In the bylined article, Schmidt documents how he led the Christie team that planned and installed Christie CP2230 projectors, complete with integrated media blocks, at the circa 1924 theater last November. This in-depth, four-page article summarizes the effort required to enable the first showing of a major motion picture in vibrant, bright High Frame Rate 3D, which involved Christie’s leading DLP Cinema® projection technology, advanced sound and screen equipment, and earthquake and wind projection.

New GigaCore Range of Gigabit Ethernet Switches from LUMINEX Network Intelligence Makes InfoComm Debut

LUMINEX Network Intelligence, a Belgium-based developer of lighting control, pro audio and video data distribution equipment for the entertainment industry, makes its first appearance at InfoComm showing its new range of Gigabit Ethernet switches with updated web-based user interface. The GigaCore line will be exhibited in LUMINEX booth #561 at InfoComm13, June 8-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

A young, ambitious company that has already made a name for itself in Europe, LUMINEX has designed the GigaCore line to handle the most demanding sound , video and lighting installations. This next-generation family of Ethernet switches has three models – GigaCore 12, GigaCore 14R and GigaCore 16Xt. They meet and support all industry protocols and offer a user-friendly experience with an industry-specific outlook and optimized defaults. The products come with a built-in redundancy system providing a reliable and easy-to-set-up backbone for users’ networks.

The GigaCore line will showcase its updated web-based user interface at InfoComm. It enables users to easily assign the network ports to different groups or segments on the network (protocol isolation), automatically detect links between GigaCore units and provide network switch status.

The GigaCore Ethernet switches are optimized with a very fast recovery time for any link failures delivering seamless operation for sound, video and lighting protocols running over these links. The products currently support audio over Ethernet protocols such as Dante, Ethersound and Q-Lan with a low jitter, and lighting over Ethernet protocols such as Art-Net, ETCNet2, MA-Net and Streaming ACN (sACN).

Since their introduction last year, the GigaCore line has been used in many applications and has been recommended as a third-party solution by leading industry manufacturers.

The GigaCore range offers common features on the three models, such as 12 Gigabit ports on shielded Neutrik Ethercon ports, making it a rugged, environmentally-friendly range. All devices feature wire-speed layer 2 switching, port status, three LEDs per port (PoE, RLinkX, Link/Speed) and four status LEDs (OK, PoE, RLinkX, Power).
All models come with a built-in redundancy system enabled on all ports, called RLinkX, providing a reliable and easy to set up backbone for the user’s network.
The range also offers the group function, a unique Luminex solution, providing a true user-friendly way to create subnets within your network.
A PoE supply unit, allowing for the feed of PoE compliant devices from the front ports, is available as an option.

GigaCore 12 embeds all the common features of the range.

GigaCore 14R adds two SFP cages for fiber connections. By using fiber transceivers, users can break the limits of 100m given by copper links, and makes its links interference free. it also boasts redundant fans. It adds a backup PSU and a backup PoE supply to the list of available options.

GigaCore 16Xt extends the functionality of GigaCore 14R with four SFP cages, which allow users to create complex network topologies over the fiber link, such as mesh or ring. Its feature set includes a front-end display for basic configuration, avoiding the usage of a computer to set your network, and reducing your setup time. A backup PSU and a backup PoE supply are also optional.

About LUMINEX

LUMINEX Network Intelligence was formed by Bart Swinnen and Jan Renckens as a branch of parent company LUMINEX Lighting Control Equipment nv, which has an extensive technical background in the lighting industry. LUMINEX Network Intelligence launched its successful Ethernet-DMX8 node in 2004 when it ran 32 DMX lines at the Paralympics in Athens. Their complete DMX and Ethernet solutions range debuted at Siel 2005 in Paris. The GigaCore switch family opened the doors to the digital pro audio and AV markets for the new company and broadened their commitment beyond their traditional customer base.

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Multi-Touch Technology Reaches the Classroom: Tecom Launches New AV Lecterns

Introducing the All-New TecPodium Interactive with Multitouch Capabilities

Rosh Haayin, Israel and Orlando, Florida – May 21, 2013 – Tecom launches its latest TecPodium AV Lectern with multi-touch screen capabilities supporting Microsoft Windows 8 and HD resolution. “The New TecPodium now meets all presenters’ need with the latest technology approach” says Aviv Brosilovski, Tecom CEO.

The TecPodium TPI-12W is an all-in-one lectern with a single control panel for all the integrated Audio-Visual equipment. Now, the lectern has a built-in optical, multiuser touch screen system, employing state of the art technology to achieve high-resolution, high brightness, fast and accurate response with no calibration requirements.

The new touch screen offers extended educational tools for the modern classroom and training environments where the presenter can use all common touch gestures such as swipe, tap, slide, scroll, zoom and more directly on the podium screen. TecPodium multi-touch screen fully supports Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 inking features, allowing direct, on the fly annotation capabilities.

Aviv Brosilovski, Tecom CEO: “Over the last couple of years we’ve witnessed a dramatic growth in the use of smartphones and tablet applications in the educational environment. Faculty wants to keep up with the trend and bridge over the “generation gap” with their younger students. What could be simpler than adopting the multi-touch screen, commonly used by the presenter in his smartphone, into his teaching station – the TecPodium! Presenters no longer have to undergo extensive training on racks full of amplifiers, controls, and switches; they can now focus on their messages, not the technology.”

TecPodiums have rapidly become the lectern-of-choice. Across the globe educational institutions, government facilities, hospitals, corporations and military are all installing TecPodium lecterns.

Tecom will be displaying the new TecPodium Lectern and its latest technology at InfoComm 2013, on June 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Tecom will be at Booth # 2481.

www.tecpodium.com

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