SMARTWEEK/TORONTO — (October 23, 2014) — Christie® is serving as Innovation Lab Sponsor for SMARTWEEK 2014 in Toronto, October 24-26. The event is taking Toronto by storm, bringing the brightest minds, inventors, and industry leaders to the city for the first time together to advance theInternet of Things (IoT) and to experience Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Kitchener-based Christie will light up their work using powerful and versatile interactive visual technologies in the Department of Computer Sciences (DCS) Innovation Lab at the University of Toronto’s Gerstein Science Information Centre.
What began as an idea to host SMARTWEEK in one major city has expanded across the globe, either as a joint or independent event.
“This ‘storm’ is beyond anything I ever imagined. The vision was to create a one-day event to explore emerging smart technologies and strategies that are shaping our connected world and challenging us all to see how IoT and M2M are transforming our lives every day. This is now a three-day event, with global offshoots,” said SMARTWEEK 2014 co-founder and lecturer, Helen Kontozopoulos.
“Our lineup of speakers and sponsors for SMARTWEEK are among the most respected in the industry and we are excited to be live streaming many of the conference sessions and offering them post-event on YouTube. We are grateful for Christie’s technology support, which lets us showcase creative interactive digital content — including renderings created by Mulvey & Banani architects — to illustrate to potential funders the type of computer science department the University of Toronto envisions for its students and industry researchers. Our aim is to make the university, Toronto, and Canada a polestar for Internet of Things where great minds with big ideas make things happen.”
Christie technology in the DCS Innovation Lab includes:
- A 4 by 6 Christie® MicroTiles® array with Christie Jumpstart content management solution which allows the display of multiple, high-bandwidth video files, graphics.
- Christie Interactivity Kit is a distinctive solution for adding multi-touch interactivity to any digital display. It allows multiple users to interact simultaneously with content on Christie MicroTiles or any video wall using finger touch gestures.
- Two Christie FHD651-T 65 inch LCD flat panels and one