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CE Week and DemoSuites Wrapup

July 2011

The inaugural CEA Demo Suites, partner of CEA Line Shows and included in the first-ever CE Week, kicked off in Manhattan last Friday at the Affinia Hotel with the Lifestyle Technology Summit.

Pioneering Technology for the CI Industry

Leading off was a presentation on "Pioneering Technology for the CI Industry," including Jamison Ching , Sr. Marketing Manager, Consumer Retail, Entropic Communications, Inc.; Hagai Feiner , President, Access Networks; Aaron Gutin , VP Sales and Marketing, Access Networks; Franklin Karp , COO of Audio Video Systems; and Joe Bingochea , VP of Product Management and Marketing for Channel Master, a manufacturer of Multimedia over Coax (MoCA) products.

Moderated by CustomRetailer and E-Gear editor in chief, Maureen Jenson, the panel covered three key trends in the CI industry: energy management, aging in place, and cyber and physical security.

The Connected Lifestyle: 2011 and Beyond

The hot-button issues of the economy, the app revolution, bigger bandwidth demand and others were addressed at the June 24 CE Week Lifestyle Technology Summit panel entitled, "The Connected Lifestyle: 2011 and Beyond," on June 24 during CE Week in New York City.

The discussion was moderated by Maureen Jenson , CustomRetailer and E-Gear editor in chief, and the panel included: Richard Stoerger, vice president and COO, Audio Design Associates; Lesley Kirchman, senior director of corporate marketing, Actiontec; Steve Iommi, business development manager, Somfy; and Krista Bergman , national sales manager, BitWise Controls.

Building a Business with Lifestyle Technology

How can the custom industry provide the perception of value to the monied client who is spending less than before on custom integration, and who searches the web as ardently for bargains as his less-wealthy consumer counterpart does?

That was one of the centerpiece issues in a series of topics bandied about by a collection of integrators, vendors and technology pundits who serve the custom industry, at the "Building a Business with Lifestyle Technology" panel.

The discussion was moderated by Maureen Jenson , CustomRetailer and E-Gear editor in chief, and included: John Dahl , senior fellow and director of eduation, THX; Theo Kalomirakis, principal, TK Theaters, TK Living and the Kalomirakis Collection; Peter Lyngdorf , founder, Steinway Lyngdorf; Dean Miller , president and CEO, Lenbrook; Michael Curtin , principal, Audio Command Systems; and Noah Kaplan , president, Leon Speakers.

Totem's Vince Bruzzese brought the Mani-2 loudspeakers.

Digital Projection's Michael Bridwell brought the Titan Pro 1080p 3D projector.

ADA's Albert Langella & Richard Stoerger brought their state-of-the-art room correction system, Cinema Rhapsody pre-amp control and PTM-7150 7-channel amp.

 

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