Part 3: Future of AV Technologies
Trends in display technologies
~ Is plasma on the endangered species list?
~ What's new with LCD, and when will we ever see large OLEDs come to market for TVs and monitors?
~ What systems are out there for wireless display and audio connectivity, and how well do they work?
~ Why can't you just use WiFi? Will this market take off in 2013?
~ 4K resolution - Another shift in display technology
~ There are already several 4K TVs and a couple of 4K projectors available for the home. Is this just hype, or is there something to 4K after all?
~ Who are the players and products? What are the interfacing challenges?
~ HDMI is 10 years old, and a new version (2.0) is in the works. As the sun finally sets on analog interfaces, will HDMI stay "king of the hill;" will DisplayPort displace it, or will they co-exist?
~ Can we still use copper at higher data rates?
~ What's happening with the trend towards high-density, multi-signal display interfaces, like Thunderbolt?
~ What developments in consumer electronics will affect professional AV?
Trends in Big Image Technologies
~ What are the options and possible developments in videowalls and tiled displays?
~ What about LED, projection cubes, tiled LCD, and laser phosphor display?
~ What will be the impact of the arrival of large flat panel displays on the projection market?
~ What is the real story behind solid state light sources for projection, projection of 4K images, and advances in panoramic projection?
~ Is 3D already "old" technology? What about “glasses free” 3D displays?
“On the Edge” – Emerging Technologies
~ A number of emerging technologies and markets can be found “on the edge” of the core IT and AV business worlds. Will these gain momentum and impact our market space?
~ Or, will they gain momentum without impacting us, or will they come to little or nothing at all?
~ Will the following be relevant to our industry:
- Real time data visualization; Real time simulation; Real time design visualization (in 3D);
- Gesture and large format touch based interactivity;
- Cognitive system input;
- So called “collaborative” technologies including the concept and reality of Unified Communication;
- The future of the boardroom table?