ISE 2013 to host MegaPixel Summit

Partnership with Insight Media adds new dimension to show's conference programme

AMSTERDAM, 8 OCTOBER 2012 : Adding a further attraction to the growing list of educational and networking events co-located with ISE 2013, Integrated Systems Europe is today announcing the launch of the MegaPixel Summit. To be held at the Amsterdam RAI over Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 January 2013, the Summit will be produced by the internationally renowned market research, publishing and consulting firm Insight Media.


"Over the past couple of years, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of ISE exhibitors offering display solutions that are above full HD resolution," comments Mike Blackman, Managing Director, Integrated Systems Events. "The potential of these technologies is enormous, but these are complex systems and many industry professionals are enduring a steep learning-curve while implementing them.

"By hosting the MegaPixel Summit at ISE 2013, we hope to create a forum in which the challenges arising from creating large-scale, multiple-component displays are addressed by a mix of different stakeholders: manufacturers, distributors, integrators, rental companies and end customers."

Chris Chinnock, Founder and President, Insight Media, says the Summit will focus on the three elements of what he calls the 'Pixel Pipeline' ecosystem that defines a typical MegaPixel solution: Pixel Generation, Pixel Processing and Pixel Display.

"From the CPUs and GPUs that generate the images, to the software and hardware that processes, warps, blends and distributes them, and then on to the various proejction and display technologies that can be used to show them - the MegaPixel Summit will cover every link in the chain," adds Chinnock.

The MegaPixel Summit will be divided into three sessions. The first two, on the morning and afternoon of Monday 28 January respectively, will focus on Technology, Products and Trends. The third, taking place on the morning of Tuesday 29 January (the first day of ISE 2013) will offer case-study examples of successful MegaPixel system integration.

Each session will comprise five 30-minute segments, and delegates may choose to attend one, two or three sessions. Individual session costs will decrease according to the number of sessions booked. One session will cost 200 euro, two will cost 350 euro, while all three can be had for 450 euro.

Scalable Display Technologies is a Gold Level Sponsor, while Christie Digital, Planar and Eyevis are Basic Level Sponsors. All will speak at the inaugural MegaPixel Summit. Companies are urged to sign up for sponsorship now in order to maximise their benefit from Insight Media's joint marketing of the programme with ISE. Interested parties should contact Chris Chinnock of Insight Media: chris@insightmedia.info.

Mike Blackman concludes: "The MegaPixel Summit will be our first opportunity to work with Insight Media and, given their track record of producing industry-leading events at InfoComm (the Projection Summit for 12 years and 3D Comm for two years), we are confident they will produce a must-attend conference for ISE 2013."

Delegate pre-registration for the MegaPixel Summit will go live on the ISE website from 1 November 2012. Additional information about the Summit, including detailed session descriptions and sponsorship opportunites, can be viewed at: http://www.insightmedia.info/conferences/megapixel-summit.php.

Additional information is available from:
Dan Goldstein, ISE Director of Marketing & Communications, dgoldstein@iseurope.org

About Integrated Systems Europe:
Launched in 2004, ISE is Europe's largest tradeshow for the professional AV and electronic systems industry. ISE 2013 will take place from 29-31 January 2013, and is expected to draw over 850 exhibitors and more than 40,000 registered attendees to its Amsterdam RAI location. The event is a joint venture of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) and InfoComm International®. For further information, please visit: www.iseurope.org.

About CEDIA:
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit: www.cedia.org or www.cedia.co.uk.

About InfoComm International®:
InfoComm International® is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV market research and news. Its training and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.

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