December 2012 Meeting

SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice
Joint meeting with Philadelphia SBE18


December 12, 2012


Comcast Spotlight Operations Management Center
West Chester, PA


Dave Muckel – Comcast Spotlight

Technology – Is the tail wagging the dog?

Innovations in the world of electronics now come from the consumer side and “trickle up” into professional applications. Super-sized flat screen TVs, HDMI, tablet computers, LED backlights, wireless connectivity, Skype, gesture and voice recognition, video streaming, and palm-sized video projectors are just a few examples.

But there is a tectonic shift happening in the world of consumer electronics, where TVs no longer rule the roost. Some Japanese manufacturers are going bankrupt and the two most powerful CE brands are now located in Seoul, Korea and Cupertino, California.

Pete Putman’s fast-paced and offbeat presentation will cover some of the significant trends in pro and consumer electronics from 2012, highlighting both truly brilliant and incredibly dumb products from the Consumer Electronics Show, the NAB show, and InfoComm 2012.


Peter Putman, CTS, KT2B, is the President of ROAM Consulting L.L.C. His company provides training, marketing communications, and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers, and end-users of displays, display interfaces, and related products.

Pete publishes, a Web blog focused on digital TV, HDTV, and display technologies, and is a regular contributor to several industry publications including Sound & Communications, TV Technology, and Church Production.

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