Panel Discussion To Focus On Future Of Digital Home Media

Oct. 4, 2004

by Julie Campbell Carlson

Technology has increased at such a rapid pace that many consumers have missed strategic opportunities. From 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, experts in the field of at-home technologies will meet and discuss the forecast for technological advancements and the potential implications on the public. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held in room 101 at the Castellaw Communication Building on the Baylor University campus.

Discussing various perspectives on the future of at-home technologies and their impacts will be Jim Clardy, technical strategist in the office of the CTO, Digital Home Architecture Group at Dell; Bill Curtis, director of the Digital Home Architecture Group at Dell; Peter Cresse, vice president of Sales for SpectraRep; and Scott Kipp, president of All Digital.

Also participating will be Dr. Michael Korpi, professor and director of the telecommunication division at Baylor; Michael Greeson, president and principal analyst of The Diffusion Group; Lloyd Walker, principal for Precurve LLC; Aaron Thibault, coordinator and R&D, Lecturer at IC2 Institute at University of Texas; and Dr. Corey Carbonara, professor of telecommunication and director of the Digital Communication Technologies Project at Baylor.

Panel topics about the digital media environment at home will include wireless home networks, bandwidth requirements, storage, displays and compression, as well as the resulting socio-economic, cultural and educational impacts. Additionally, a demonstration of data broadcasting will take place from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

The symposium is sponsored by the telecommunication division in Baylor department of speech communication. For more information, call 710-1511.

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