How many college credits would one get from attending The Independent Show? It has got to be at least a 3-unit class with all the great sessions, speakers and networking that are planned for next week. This thought was inspired by a discussion with a college student a couple of days ago who indicated that a weekend class was worth two-units. As Rodney Dangerfield might say, it’s time to go Back to School (IMDB) at TIS19.
While video distribution will be the topic of many of the sessions and exhibits, it will primarily focus on the traditional two-dimensional moving image. At the Augmented World Expo, Looking Glass Factory, demonstrated a stand-alone, holographic, video display. It is difficult to convey the realism of this new way of projecting images, but it isn’t difficult to imagine applications, in education, industry, medical and entertainment (one tweet suggested a holoquarium – no need to feed the virtual fish or clean the virtual tank). And, from an operator’s perspective, it won’t break the metaphorical bandwidth bank.
A hardware solution that allows Artificial Intelligence algorithms to run more efficiently is what Thinci promises with its Graph Stream Processing (GSP) computing architecture. The upshot is that their offering promises to significantly reduce power consumption and increase efficiency; which is a big deal for products in power-constrained applications, such as data centers, autonomous vehicles with electric drivetrains, or edge devices (e.g. video cameras).
- @Hear2Read “Founder and Cheerleader” Suresh Bazaj is inspirational in his leadership that, working with
@CarnegieMellon, created an Indic Text to Speech engine that works with multiple Indian languages, helping the visually impaired read by listening (YouTube).
- “Focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t,” inspiring talk from Coach Mendez of Silicon Valley high school, Prospect, at the ESPY Awards.
- @MattatACA “#Congratulations to ?@ACAConnects #Chair Bob Gessner ?@MCTVOhio who was appointed to another term on the @FCC’s (Communications Security, Reliability & Interoperability Council) to help develop best practices for our Mbrs & ALL providers!”
Pen and paper are sometimes the best way to draw attention in today’s world of continuous electronic distraction. A&E traveled back to the future at the 2018 Independent Show to engage people with postcards featuring pictures of A&E shows.
Their non-flashy booth featured an old-time communications device; a post office box, where attendees could mail their messages courtesy of A&E. John D’Antonio, Sr. Director of Distribution for A&E described their distinctive and useful promotion as “Old school texting.”