Integrate Speaker Series

Covering the three days of the event, Integrate and its partner association teamed up to curate a not-to-be-missed education opportunity.

With international speakers and some of the biggest names in the industry the Integrate Speaker Series covers latest development and applications in digital content, through to unified communications and covers the very latest in  AV innovation.

 

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Leveraging the popular Chrome browser as its principle user interface, Chrome OS is the easy-to-use and easy-to-manage computing platform for high-level functionality in virtualized work environments. Built specifically for the cloud, Chrome OS powers a new generation of business-ready devices, enabling organizations of all sizes to transform the way they work and maximize the benefits of cloud technology. With always-on, multilayered security and automatic updates, Chrome browser and Chrome OS allow businesses to securely mobilize employees while reducing IT support burden and the associated costs. Chrome Enterprise license adds to the strengths of Chrome OS – providing the functionality that enterprises need to control their Chrome device fleet at scale, and create an optimal user experience for enhanced productivity and security.


Artificial intelligence (AI) will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029, according to author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. The days of us learning how to ‘use’ a computer will subside and instead computers will adapt to how we instinctively want to interact with them. In just ten years, 50% of all human to computer interactions are predicted to be made via voice-mediated AI. 2029 may therefore be the year we talk naturally to computers, and them back to us as we shift from a screen-first relationship with tech, to one that is inherently voice-first. In a future where we can converse naturally with computers without needing to tap or type, it becomes apparent that in some situations voice-first tech will entirely replace our reliance on handheld devices. What then becomes more apparent is the fact that this voice-first revolution is going to fundamentally disrupt how humans interact with technology. The voice-first revolution unpicks these implications offering insight into how voice-driven AI will alter the relationship between people and brands into the future.


AV over IP is experiencing a coming of age. It’s fast gaining preference over matrix switch based distribution including SDI in the broadcast and post-production space, and HDBaseT or native HDMI in commercial and residential. But there’s many approaches, all of which balance image quality, compression and network speed. In this panel we’ll discuss the pros and cons, use cases and technology roadmap for AV over IP.


With experts in Content, AV and Architecture, this panel will delve into integrating next-level interactive digital experiences into the design of your school. From basic digital signage to digitally immersive applications, you’ll get plenty of inspiration, guidance and expert advice.


Listen Technologies is revolutionizing group communication. In this session we’ll discuss wireless portable two-way communication systems. We’ll dispel commonly held myths about traditional portable RF products, including poor audio quality and limited range. We’ll highlight how modern technology is more affordable, provides a great range of coverage, superior sound quality, and simple administration and user interface. Learning Objectives: Benefits of portable communication systems. When is a portable system the best solution, and why? Possible applications for portable systems, beyond traditional group tours.


Thursday 23 August 2018

This year Integrate is excited to be bringing The DSAsia Forum to Australia. Join industry leaders as they discuss augmenting digital signage with intelligence, covering applications including digital out-of-home advertising, education and innovative service models. With real-world practice and case studies, attendees will discover new business models and opportunities for smart visual communications systems and services.


Rumours of the demise of the projector has been greatly exaggerated. For almost a decade, industry pundits have been predicting the death of the projector – yet, sales keep growing. And, in the biggest irony of all, the projector has invaded the the one-and-only market deemed as a display-only segment: digital signage. That’s right, projectors are now being used to make giant signs, too – at a fraction of the cost of LED walls and at sizes only LCD panels dream of.The future of projection is bright – literally! Not only have new lighting technologies, like laser, repositioned the projector as the ultimate display technology but we now are approaching perfect colorimetry. And this matters.The projector, once relegated to only being hung from the ceiling in the middle of a room, can now be placed anywhere – at any angle – in any room and used for any application. And, per inch, projection is, literally, 1/4th the cost of nearly every other display technology.AV Futurist and Technologist, Gary Kayye of rAVe Publications, will explain exactly how, why and where, projection will continue to dominate future display applications.


You can close your eyes, but not your ears. Hearing, our primordial alarm system, is a sense that is always on, omnidirectional and especially sensitive to speech. And yet the office buildings we inhabit frustrate this fundamental sense, with acoustical dissatisfaction ranked year after year as the #1 complaint. We can no longer design purely with our eyes: we must design for sound.


In this presentation Shaun Robinson will look at how networked AV is enabling new methods of teaching, focusing on topics such as flipped classrooms, active learning and distance learning. Today’s classrooms are no longer barren spaces where a teacher talks at a group of students. Instead, these technology-rich project rooms are designed around collaboration and discussion. Children starting school today have never known a world without ready-access to networked, touchscreen technology. The Internet has opened up new realms of possibility in the field of learning, while functions such as video streaming and BYOD are considered essential. Shaun will outline some of the key considerations for equipping your school or facility with an efficient AV system. He will also present case studies on real-world projects in Australia and discuss related issues such as financing, support, real-time monitoring, and technology refreshes. This talk will be a ‘must’ for anyone interested in how networked AV can enhance education in your school or facility.


As demands continue to mount on our modern workforce, so to do the expectations on how technology and real estate can best work together to support them. The workplace has become a living, breathing stakeholder in the lives of our staff. Connected technologies working together to create experiences around the user have brought about the birth of the Smart Workplace. But what makes a workplace Smart? And is it possible that a smart workplace can not only better connect an employee digitally but also culturally to the organisation? Simultaneously improving productivity and wellness. This session explores the impact Smart Workplace is having on employee’s, their outputs and their experience.


Part 1:
With the recent launch of Alexa in Australia and the highly competitive voice market really taking hold, this is an opportunity for both residential and commercial systems integration professionals to understand the opportunity presented by these technologies.

Unfortunately, the public understanding and awareness of the integration capabilities do not necessarily reflect the technology required for these technologies to create a fully integrated home or office. This is where the professional systems integrator is key in the relationship to create the expected outcome.

Amazon will talk about the technology partnerships, the available Alexa skills and some of the future opportunities that are fast coming down the line including an understanding of the commercial and residential opportunity.

Part 2: Where to from here?

What is hot in Palo Alto any what does future look like. Rich will take us on a journey of his vision of the future – looking at technology developments and what it means to the industry and society as a whole.

Rich will also look into the burgeoning voice market and give his views on the future of voice, its application and the opportunity it presents.


In this session PRENDI – industry leading digital signage solutions and content experts – invites YOU to share any challenges or questions you have on digital signage and content. When looking to deploy a new, or manage an existing, digital signage deployment, we often find that clients are unsure of where to start or are in need of specific advice. So, here’s your chance to have questions answered and get valuable advice from a reputable expert in the industry. Ask everything and anything related to digital signage, digital signage content, content management systems, interactive activations... the floor is yours.

To have your questions answered - submit them now using the Integrate 2018 App by messaging James Ingram and get your content questions answered.


Friday 24 August 2018

Nearly everyone out there is misleading you about AV-over-IP. It’s not easy, it’s not lossless compression and it’s not going to happen overnight. But, it IS the future of AV signal distribution.There is no standard that everyone has adopted for sending AV signals (video, audio, control and power) over the network – there are multiple ways of doing it and none of the different options are interoperable. So, buyer and adopter beware.Gary’s Kayye’s latest keynote will help guide the future of AV-over-IP as not only is he a respected AV technologist, but he’s help set the standards in signal routing before. So, both the manufacturers and the integrators will be listening to his opinions on this and which AV-over-IP “standard” he likes best.This keynote will take you on a journey through the plethora of signal routing options via an IP network and explain how each one works, what’s good about it, what’s bad about it and, most of all, how likely it is to experience industry-wide adoption. You will leave understanding each and every option out there, what works and what’s pure hype and how you evaluate the trade-offs for each option.It’s time to take Professional display technology one step further. As 2018 begins, it’s time to make some digital signage resolutions. There is an overabundance of marketing information and technology hype surrounding displays today.  More and more groundbreaking products and solutions are making waves.  And, it’s difficult to decipher the true impact of useful technology vs. marketing hype.


In this session PRENDI – industry-leading digital signage solutions and content experts – invites YOU to share any challenges or questions you have on digital signage and content. When looking to deploy a new, or manage an existing, digital signage deployment, we often find that clients are unsure of where to start or are in need of specific advice. So, here’s your chance to have questions answered and get valuable advice from a reputable expert in the industry. Ask everything and anything related to digital signage, digital signage content, content management systems, interactive activations... the floor is yours.

To have your questions answered - submit them now using the Integrate 2018 App by messaging James Ingram and get your content questions answered.


In this class we will take an overall look at signal management and an in-depth dive into the difference between IP Streaming and HDBaseT signal distribution. We will look at the pro’s and con’s of each technology and when they are best utilized in Pro A/V and digital signage applications.


A presentation to empower and engage AV & IT professionals in the education sector to leverage the power of their staff to deliver great results in-house without reliance on external consultants and contractors. This talk is modelled on the lessons learnt and successes from a complete in-house upgrade of a large surgical skills lab with a tight budget and timeframe yet still having a holistic approach to sustainability principles. This lab has gone on to win international awards and wide industry coverage. Aspects of end-user consultation, system design, deployment and control philosophy will be explored through key examples taken from this project.


The content industry is becoming a lot more involved in securing its revenue, and the AV industry is no different from consumers in their view. To tackle the overwhelming piracy challenge both in Australia and Asia, the content industry has created a number of associations that are lobbying to enforce much more stringent content protection requirements, and to be much more aggressive in tackling pirates. On a global scale, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has been growing around the globe with companies like Foxtel and Hulu joining other global powerhouses like Disney, Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox; this is echoed on a more regional scale with the launch of the Asian Coalition Against Piracy.

However, the AV industry is not entirely clear on how stricter content protection rules will affect the products that can be deployed, and the content that can be made available to end users. In this session, Mike Allan, CTO at Exterity, will translate the challenges of content protection into tangible, actionable information that can be shared with Integrate attendees. And, with Australia regularly coming up in the news on content piracy, there is a serious challenge that needs to be solved down under.


Go beyond the meeting room to discover what it takes to design and implement thoughtful technology enabled meeting experiences. The AV equipment is only a fraction of the equation, so what else do you need to consider and plan for success? In this session we'll explore some of the key ingredients to modern meeting room success. We'll also discuss some key trends and challenges in modern meeting room design including: UC/VC platform optimisation vs interop solutions, The rise of the soft codec, Privacy and security in the meeting room and AI and digital assistants.


The Z-Wave protocol is an interoperable, wireless communications technology designed specifically for smart home and IoT applications in residential and light commercial environments. Mature, proven and broadly deployed (with over 94 million products sold worldwide), Z-Wave is by far the world market leader in wireless control, bringing affordable, reliable and easy-to-use 'smart' products to many millions of people in every aspect of daily life. The purpose of this presentation is to introduce Z-Wave technology to the professional CEDIA audience.


As one of Australia’s largest systems integrators, Fredon has been involved in a number of high profile technology-rich AV installations in recent times, including numerous corporate installs at Universities, Barangaroo (Westpac, PWC and Lend Lease) and the ICC Sydney. As such, they’re right across the IT integration story, smart buildings, the transition of AV into a must have priority service and the like.


A look at some of the most significant changes in getting audio from A to B over the last decade. Identifying and embracing contemporary macro trends to shape a superior, next-generation AV system.


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