Peter Putman is the President of ROAM Consulting L.L.C., a company which provides training, marketing communications, and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers and end users of displays, display interfaces and related products. He is also a blogger and columnist who focuses on digital TV, HDTV and display technologies.
Putman recently gave a presentation at InfoComm, AV Signals Gone Wireless, where he spoke about the need for Wireless in custom installation and digital signage. Incidentally, AMIMON Pro has a solution customized for this very market that allows you install wirelessly and save a bundle of time and trouble, but that is not why we are here. We are here because for that presentation, as has become his habit, Putman used WHDI technology.
We asked Putman some questions about how using WHDI for his presentations has been working.
Putman first told us about how well WHDI worked at some of his recent events. “The system worked very well at the 2012 HPA Technology Retreat. I used it to link back 80′ from a lectern to the house AV system for Powerpoints and video playback. Also used it for all of my classes at the Kramer Designing for Digital road show in Chicago back in March. One of the classes was on wireless AV connectivity. Was playing back live video and walking around the hotel room, out the meeting room door, and back in again without any dropout.”
Putman then told us about the response he has seen to his use of WHDI in the presentations. “LOTS of interest from AV systems integrators. They want the finished products at retail now. I have said on more than one occasion that I see wireless display connectivity replacing wall plates, pop-up connector plates on tables, and under-table connections in conference and classrooms. And they all agree.”
On his audience, Putman said the makeup was us, “At HPA (Hollywood Post Alliance), everybody — studios, broadcasters, post-production houses, engineers, universities, colleges, government agencies, manufacturers. At InfoComm and the 2012 Kramer Road Show, AV dealers, consultants, designers, engineers, and systems integrators.”
And finally, when asked what surprised him most, Putman answered, “Surprised at how robust the signal is even with moderate motion from transmitter, which induces multipath.”
High marks all around from Peter Putman and everyone else who has seen WHDI in action as presentation technology. That’s what we like to hear.
Peter Putman is the President of ROAM Consulting L.L.C. He edits and publishes HDTVexpert.com, a web blog focused on digital TV, HDTV and display technologies. He is also a columnist for PRO AV magazine, the leading trade publication for commercial AV systems integrators. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Seton Hall University, and a Master of Science degree in television and film from Syracuse University. He is a Senior Instructor for InfoComm International, and was named InfoComms Educator of the Year for 2008. Putman is a member of both The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Society for Information Display (SID). He is a frequent speaker and instructor at major trade shows and technical conferences, and has also been a contributing editor and writer for numerous trade and consumer magazines and websites for over 20 years.