Focus on Connectivity at Display Summit

Experts from several companies will give presentations at Display Summit this year focusing on particular aspects of connectivity – both point-to-point and distributed connectivity. With ever increasing bandwidth needs, how can wired and wireless connections meet these challenges? This session will provide a nice overview and understanding of the topic.

Cutting The Cord: An Update On High-Bandwidth Wireless Display Connectivity

Pete PutnamPeter Putman, Technology Consultant, Kramer Electronics USA

Are we finally ready to make reliable wireless high-bandwidth (HB) HD and UHD display connections? Several open (802.11) and proprietary (WiHD, WHDI) microwave connectivity products have been available on the market for a few years, but have met with mixed success. Now, attention is shifting to the 60 GHz EHF band for short-range HB wireless. Qualcomm and Intel are on board with products using the Wi-Fi protocol (802.11ad) shown at CES 2016, while proprietary systems from Lattice Semiconductor include close-proximity TX/RX interface docks. This presentation will summarize the current choices for HB wireless connectivity at 2.4, 5, and 60 GHz and discuss the advantages and limitations of each system.

The HDBaseT Difference

Gabri ShakriGabi Shriki, Vice President, Head of Audio & Video Business, HDBaseT Alliance

HDBaseT has revolutionized connectivity in the AV world. Despite recent advances in other technologies, HDBaseT brings substantial benefits to both installers and end users, and is the most suitable technology available today to cater to different sectors, verticals and applications. In this session, Gabi will discuss the key differentiators of HDBaseT, and what are the parameters to determine the best technology for each use case.

The Future of Video Connectivity: Brighter Than You Think

Marshall GoldbergMarshall Goldberg, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Lattice Semiconductor

HDMI® and MHL® have become the leading standards for high definition audio/video connectivity for consumer entertainment. These standards have evolved over the years, adding support for richer color, 3D, the higher resolution of 4K, and mobile device connectivity. These standards are, requiring some insight and forecasting. What are the plans for typically updated years ahead of the technology, which will use them the future of audio/video technology and connectivity? In this discussion, a strategist from Lattice Semiconductor – who recently purchased DVI/HDMI/MHL pioneer Silicon Image – will describe their perspective about the future of home video technology and the connectivity requirements, which these technologies will demand.

Display Summit participants 2DisplayPort: Future Proofing Display Connectivity for VR and 8K HDR

Syed HussainSyed Hussain, Display Domain Fellow, AMD

New applications in fast growing markets are demanding displays with better resolutions, wider colo r gamut, and increased dynamic range. At the same time, the increasing consumption of streaming video content on mobile devices is driving the need for power optimization and higher display performance on laptops, tablets and smart phones. DisplayPort is an open audio/video interface standard offering the highest video performance and versatility. It is built on a packet-based architecture, which is a key ingredient that makes it flexible and extensible. Initially developed for the PC desktop industry, DisplayPort is now used in internal and external interfaces and scales across form factors ranging from low-powered smart phones to high-end workstation and cinematic projectors. It has also become the de-facto display interface standard supported by the USB Type-C connector and by Thunderbolt. The speaker will review the unique mechanics behind this new generation interface and the latest developments that enable 8K HDR content transmission, high resolution VR headsets, smooth gaming, judder-free video playback and power-efficient productivity. DisplayPort over USB-C will also be explained.

AV Over Ethernet: The Matrix Switch is Over

Justin KenningtonJustin Kennington, Director of Technical and Strategic Marketing, AptoVision

In this presentation, Justin Kennington will describe how bandwidth, price, and new technology have created a “perfect storm” that will ensure the rapid replacement of older matrix-style switches with scalable, flexible Ethernet infrastructure as the switching backbone. “Convergence” is a word that has been thrown around in the AV industry for a decade or more, and with zero-latency video distribution over Ethernet finally a reality, convergence is really here.

Connectivity Panel Discussion Moderator

Bob Raikes, Principal & Managing Editor, Meko

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There is also a small exhibit area and plenty of time for networking and business development – a key value proposition of the event. Exhibitors include: Samsung Electronics, Texas Instruments, StreamTV, Digital Projection and Vefxi.

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