Monday PM – Abstracts and Bios

Laser Projection Regulatory Issues

Moderator: Chris Chinnock, Insight Media

Safety Guideline for the Projectors with Laser Device as Light Source

Nomua 100x127Tsuneharu Nomura, Chief of WG, Data Projector with New Light Source WG, JBMIA (Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association), and Engineering Manager, Optics Engineering Dept., Visual Presentation Solution Business Division, Sony Corporation

Abstract: JBMIA (Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association) has established ” Safety Guideline for the Projectors with laser device as Light Source” in September 2012. The objective of this guideline is to make clear the minimum requirements for the laser products classified by manufacturers according to IEC 60825-1 so as to be able to secure the safety under the all conditions of sales, operation, maintenance, service and failure. This guideline covers the projectors which use laser devices as the light source and the fixed resolution light valves such as LCD and DMD out of the front projection type projectors, which zoom expand in the images in computers, and sets the requirements for safe use of such devices.

JBMIA Data projector member companies include NEC Display Solutions, Kaga Component, Casio, Canon, Sharp, Seiko Epson, Sony, Panasonic, Hitachi Consumer Electronics, Mitsubishi Electronics, and Ricoh.

Speaker Bio:  Tsuneharu Nomura is a Senior Manager, Sec.3 Optical Technology Dept. of the Visual Presentation Solution Business Division Professional Solutions Group at Sony Cooperation.  From 1992-2004 he was a Design Engineer of CRT for Projectors, then from 2004-2013, a Light Source Design Engineer and Manager of Projectors (3LCDs, SXRD) all at Sony.  He is the Chief of WG, New Light Projector WG, Data Projector Group within JBMIA(Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association).


Laser Projectors – The Changing Regulatory Landscape

greg-niven 142x100Greg Niven, LIPA (Laser Illuminates Projection Association), Chair of the Finance Committee, and VP sales and marketing at NECSEL

Abstract:  Now that laser illuminated projectors are on the market, manufacturers and customers are grappling with meeting regulations based on previous uses of lasers.  The laser safety community which provides the basis for the regulations is working to understand how lasers in projectors will be designed in, utilized and who will have access to the actual laser light.  The Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA) was formed to help educate all stakeholders – including the laser safety community – and has designed and conducted tests to understand now to ensure safe penetration of these products into consumer and professional markets.   This update will include the paths to laser regulatory reform in the U.S. and Europe and the bigger-picture status of the development and penetration of laser-illuminated projectors.

Speaker Bio: Gregory T. (Greg) Niven is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Necsel since its formation in early 2009. He has spent the last 18 years involved with laser technology for the imaging and display markets, including focusing the last eight years on the projection and consumer electronics marketplaces. Greg is a founder of Necsel, which became a fully-owned group company of Ushio in December 2010. He spent five years with Arasor/Novalux, where he was the EVP of Marketing and pioneered many of the first laser display products and demonstrations. Before Novalux, he spent six years at Coherent, Inc., where he directed their business development efforts in laser display and graphic arts. He started his career as an engineer working on laser-based products for digital imaging of printing plates, circuit boards, and photographic film. Greg has a lifelong love of laser technology and is passionate to see high power visible lasers enter mass consumer products.


Innovations in Screen Technology

Moderator: Chris Chinnock, Insight Media

Optical Screen Technology in Relation to the ANSI/InfoComm Standard on Projected Image System Contrast Ratio

Søren Weis Lindegaard, Business Manager OEM, dnp denmark

Abstract: In this session you will learn what a projection system is, what the PISCR standard is about and why contrast is important. During the session there will be live measurements and calculations that show key elements of PISCR. Examples will show why and when optical projection screens can enhance image contrast significantly.

Speaker Bio:Soeren Weis Lindegaard is a Business Manager at dnp Denmark, which is the leading manufacturer of high performance projection screens. Soeren has a background in mechanical, polymer and optical engineering. Since 1989, he has held different positions at dnp Denmark within factory engineering, product development, technical sales support, product management, sales and business development. Soeren was a member of the group that initiated the development of the ANSI/InfoComm Standard on Projected image System Contrast Ratio.


The 4K Opportunity

Moderator: David Keene, New Bay Media

4K Projectors-True market opportunities in Pro AV

MarkusRies 128x100Markus Ries, Director Lang Academy, Lang AG

Abstract: Regardless of the 4K marketing hype, this session will analyse what 4K technologies are available in the projector industry today, how a realistic 4K signal management looks like for diverse applications and identify the current bottlenecks. The presentation will show, where and why 4K projectors will open up further growth opportunities in the Pro AV market

Speaker Bio: Markus Ries is head of the Lang Academy, the training and education center of Lang AG, one of Europe’s largest suppliers of audiovisual material – rental and sales – to rental companies and system integrators. With over 2 decades of experience in Broadcast, Digital Cinema & ProAV, Markus Ries brings his passion for architecting, implementing, and improving Projector Solutions now into the Projection Summit.


A discussion of Effect of Expansion of 4K Technology

Sander Phipps 124x100Sander Phipps,  Product Manager, Sony Professional Display Division

Abstract: With the recent technological developments in 4K display technology 4k displays are becoming mainstream products. This expansion is taking 4K technology from being a limited in deployment to fairly narrow vertical markets to much broader applications. A look at how 4K technology offers new methods in traditional display applications. Also a discussion at ways 4K can provide new solutions that were not possible or practical in the past . In addition a overview of the current 4K display technologies with perspective on the near term future development.

Speaker Bio: Sander Phipps has been with Sony Electronics for 26 years.  For the past 11 Sander has been Product Manager for Sony’s Professional Display Division. In this role he has been involved in Sony’s development of display devices in the professional display realm. These range from the projection devices for simulation, visualization, education, as well as professional video production monitors. Before this he was involved in sales and field support of a wide range of professional video equipment, including displays, cameras, and vtrs.  Sander obtained a BSEE from the University of Maryland.


4k and Beyond, What are the Challenges for the Users?

guy 139x100Guy Van Wijmeersch, Global Product Marketing Director Barco , Advanced Visualization SystemsDesign Director, Barco

Abstract: High end Product roadmaps are driven often by technology roadmaps and manufacturers are competing with each other on being the fastest, greatest, best, brightest and sharpest.  But are these drivers really the best for the users of the technology or is it becoming so minimal for the normal human eye that 80% of the users do not care anymore?  How can we be sure that technology roadmaps are integrated in such a way that they make sense for the professional and commercial users.  This is shown by use cases of 4K projectors and other professional case studies.

Speaker Bio: Guy Van Wijmeersch is Director Product Marketing and former Design Director and Director Product Management in the Strategic Marketing department of Advanced Visualization Systems of Barco n.v.. He started with Barco in 1992 and held industrial designer and design director positions in Belgium, Germany and the USA. He holds a master degree in product design (Antwerp) and a postgraduate degree of product design from University of Irvine, California, USA. He is also holds a master degree in B2B Marketing. He is member of the Ergonomics Association and Design Management Institute. Over the last 12 years, he has been involved in several global signature key projects in control rooms and meeting rooms at Reliance, Saudi Aramco, Dubai Police, Telecom South Africa, RWE, National Grid, Airtel, China Rail, etc.