May 1, 2003 12:00 PM
EHX Announces Call for Papers
The Electronic House Expo (EHX) has called for presenters for EHX Fall 2003 — taking place November 11 through 13, 2003, in Long Beach, California — and EHX Spring 2004, taking place March 10 through 13, 2004, in Orlando, Florida. The EHX conference program covers all facets of the connected home industry, from networking to home theater and security systems to business management. EHX is produced by EH Events and Publications and sponsored by the TechHome division of the Consumer Electronics Association. Interested candidates can visit www.ehexpo.com for more information or to download an application. Applications for EHX Fall 2003 are due May 16, 2003, and September 5, 2003, for EHX Spring 2004.
ICIA Realigns China and Japan Shows
The International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) has realigned two of its InfoComm shows in the Asia region. The InfoComm China 2003 exhibition, previously scheduled to be held April 16 through 18 at the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center, is now slated for July 29 through 31, 2003 at the same location. The decision to reschedule the exhibition was made jointly by ICIA and its Asia partner IAPL in the interest of the participants, in light of developments relating to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome being reported in China. ICIA has simultaneously announced the postponement of InfoComm Japan, originally planned to take place July 30 through August 1, 2003, in Tokyo. Citing the difficult economic environment in Japan, ICIA and its partner Japan Industrial Journal have concluded that they will postpone the show while they take time to determine next steps.
Digital Cinema Providers Group Forms Association
Digital cinema industry providers have formed a new digital cinema trade organization, the Digital Cinema Providers Group (DCPG), which has been created to provide a forum for digital cinema equipment and service providers to respond to market needs and concerns in order to promote the further commercialization of digital cinema. Membership in DCPG will be composed of entities that sell products, provide services, or make technologies related to digital cinema. Charter members of DCPG include Avica, Barco, Christie Digital Systems, Dolby Laboratories, EVS Digital Cinema, NEC Viewtechnology/Digital Projection International, QuVIS, and Texas Instruments. DCPG will work in conjunction with existing industry representative organizations such as Digital Cinema Initiatives and the National Association of Theater Owners and standards organizations such as SMPTE to provide recommendations to enable a viable and sustainable commercial scale rollout of digital cinema technology.
Digital Asset Management Society Debuts
The Global Society for Asset Management (GSAM) made its official debut at NAB 2003 with a roster of founding members that include Ascent Media Group, Artesia Technologies, Avid Technology, and RightsLine. GSAM is the world's first international trade and professional association to target the field of digital asset management. Among GSAM's goals are: actively influencing standards that promote openness and interoperability between enterprise systems, reducing the complexity of the digital asset management field by demonstrating best practices across multiple vertical industries, and providing an accessible forum for sharing of lessons learned globally.
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