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Necessity Is The Mother of Reinvention

Co-hosted together with SMPTE-NY

Presenter: Pete Putman

Produced by Bill Miller

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Guests and Non Members Welcome!  Refreshments will be served!
8K TV, 802.11ad, Display Stream compression, drones, virtual reality, and quantum dots - all were just abstract concepts a decade ago, but are now everyday technologies. And each one had its moment in the spotlight at the 2016 International CES. Is it possible to roll up a TV screen? Transmit Ultra HD video wirelessly to your TV? Just how thin can we make a display? Is the market ready for high dynamic range? Does anyone care anymore about optical disc media formats? Are the Chinese taking over the TV business? Did you know K-Cup machines can also make sodas and mixed drinks?
You'll hear about these products and more during this presentation...and also find out what an ant sees when it crawls inside a pair of VR goggles.

Peter H. Putman, CTS®, ISF, is president of ROAM Consulting LLC in Doylestown, PA. A 37-year veteran of the AV Industry, Pete provides consulting, training and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers, distributors, and end users.
Pete has written extensively on digital video and display technology for numerous consumer and trade magazines, and is a frequent speaker at major trade shows and technical conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Seton Hall University and a Master of Science degree in Television and Film from Syracuse University.
Pete received the 2008 Educator of the Year Award and is a Senior Academy member of InfoComm University™ faculty, as well as an Education Director for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). He holds an original CTS certification from InfoComm (CTS) and has been a licensed Amateur Radio Extra Class operator (KT2B) since 1982.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Columbia University
Schapiro Center
Engineering Commons, Room 750
530 West 120 St.
New York, NY