Home theater technology remains a popular category in the industry following the pandemic. Through the maturing of 8K, 4K, and HDR technologies, as well as ever-improving LED, LCD, laser, mini-LED, and micro-LED technologies, the performance of TVs and projectors are rapidly improving to help fuel the public’s hunger for video.
Helping integrators to navigate the current home theater market, the CEDIA Expo 2022 slate of training seminars offer attendees a range of video-related educational opportunities.
Those learning opportunities include topics such as AV over IP, HDMI 2.1, best practices for system design, and of course a full slate of manufacturer sessions.
Taking a look at some of the video-related sessions available during CEDIA Expo 2022, here is a closer look at four video coursesto check out:
Wednesday September 28 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ask the Experts: Video Performance and Design; Room D 174
Joel Silver, Imaging Science Foundation
John Bishop, Bishop Architectural-Entertainment Services
David Meyer, CEDIAs
Rob Sabin, ProjectorCentral.com
Learning Objectives: Recognize the importance of signal integrity and calibration in delivering video performance, relate video technologies and suitability for the application, Illustrate the role of room design and specification in video systems, connect the CEDIA/CTA RP23, and RP22 resources, and implement these elements into system design practices.
Description: As part of the CEDIA Ask the Experts Series, this session will allow attendees to connect with and ask questions of industry veterans that can help them learn and solve problems related to real-world applications of video display performance and signal distribution. This open forum will allow participants to ask questions in real-time to CEDIA Subject Matter Experts which will be answered on a first-come, first serve basis.
Related: Why the Design-Build Community Should Attend CEDIA Expo
Thursday Sept. 29 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Kaleidescape Essentials: Install, Config, Troubleshoot, Customize; Room C146
Amanda Davis, Senior manager, Marketing Programs at Kaleidescape
Andre Floyd, director, technical support, Kaleidescape
Join Kaleidescape’s first ever in-person manufacturer product training to learn the step-by-step process for installing and configuring a Kaleidescape Strato system, including the company’s Terra Server and Strato C player. The company’s product experts will demonstrate common problems encountered when installing a Kaleidescape system and how to resolve them. They will also show how to customize a Kaleidescape system using Lutron lighting and shading tools, Josh.ai voice control, and more. Come for the interactive training and leave with a gift.
Friday Sept. 10 a.m. to noon
HDMI 2.1 Update 2022; Room D 162
David Meyer, CEDIA
Learning Objectives: Recall and describe the core features and capabilities of HDMI 2.1a technology, interpret AV system requirements and what’s needed in system design to ensure optimized interoperability and performance.
Description: This course takes a distilled look into the features and capabilities of the latest HDMI specification: version 2.1a. More specifically, what’s changed from HDMI over the last several years? Topics include: eARC; Fixed Rate Link; 8K & enhancements to HDR video; a bunch of three-letter acronyms including VRR, QMS, and QFT, and their benefits to gaming and other media; embedded compression; new passive and active cables; what’s mandatory vs optional; and some insight into the CEDIA/CTA-RP28 recommended practice. Most importantly, what does this all mean for AV system designers and specifiers in ensuring compatibility and a suitable upgrade path?
Saturday Oct. 1 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Future of AV over IP; Room C146
Ekin Binal, director of product management AV solutions, Crestron
Thomas Brady, product owner, audio solutions, Crestron
Introducing the new Crestron Audio-over-IP (AoIP) solution. This session examines how to put multiroom audio distribution on the network. Learn how quick and easy it is to design and deploy audio systems. See how simple it is to use multiple streaming services with Crestron’s DM-NAX audio solution.
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