CEDIA View: Navigating the New Smart Home
The fully intuitive home is set to arrive in the next four years. This integrated home environment will change the face of smart homes as it interacts and reacts to the needs of the user. CEDIA EXPO 2012 will provide multiple opportunities to learn about this new smart home environment.
Start off your CEDIA EXPO week at the opening keynote: “The Intuitive Home of 2016: What’s After the Smart Home,” presented by Michio Kaku, Ph.D. His keynote presentation will focus on the concept that most smart homes are not smart, but well-designed homes installed by smart electronic systems contractors (ESCs). Dr. Kaku will also discuss how the smart home is set to evolve into the fully intuitive home with the help of next-generation future technology such as IPv6, RFID devices and artificial intelligence.
The opening keynote presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wabash Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center. It’s free to attend.
The Intuitive Home of 2016 Panel
As a follow up to the opening keynote, join key industry players for a thought provoking discussion on the Intuitive Home of 2016. This panel offers an opportunity to get your questions answered by moderator Michael Heiss and panelists Brett Price, Clare Controls; Vin Bruno, Crestron; Dave Pedigo, CEDIA; and Dr. Kaku. You won’t want to miss this discussion on Thursday, September 6, at 8 a.m.
The Future Technology Pavilion
After hearing and discussing the future of the smart home, CEDIA EXPO attendees can experience this intuitive home environment first-hand at the Future Technology Pavilion.
This year’s Future Technology Pavilion will showcase four distinct areas, representing health, work, eat and play. The pavilion will provide attendees a glimpse of a day in the life of the home of 2016. As attendees move through the home environment they will see how the home interacts and reacts to the needs of the user.
In the ‘eat’ area of the pavilion, attendees will get to see the technology behind an interactive kitchen. Savant’s Apple-based integration and control will show the homeowner, in real time, the energy consumption of the various sub-systems in the kitchen and throughout the pavilion, all from an iPad that can simultaneously answer incoming calls and control lighting, distributed audio and other systems in the home. In addition, Mosaiqq and 3M will showcase an embedded touch-screen video wall that doubles as a kitchen backsplash.
The ‘play’ area of the Future Technology Pavilion will feature a fully immersive video room brought to life by Audio Design Associates, Auralex Acoustics, Digital Projection, Purdue University, Stewart Filmscreen and Triad. In addition to the immersive video room, the ‘play’ area will feature an entertainment room that will be able to identify the occupant along with their likes and dislikes, and display the appropriate content for that user. Obscura Digital will also be a part of the ‘play’ area of the Future Technology Pavilion, showcasing the latest technology-enhanced pool table.
Additional Future Technology Pavilion sponsors include Access Networks, Grandcare Systems, Monster Cable, Sharpe, Honeywell, Lutron, Nest and Symbol Logic.
The Future Technology Pavilion will offer tours during CEDIA EXPO tradeshow hours on Thursday, September 6, and Friday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CR