Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 18:15 to 21:00
University of Westminster
115 New Cavendish Street
W1W 6UW London
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

Thursday 12 December
What does the “Future of Video” look like?
Picture your living room wall, festooned with video, audio, and interactivity that can be resized on the fly. Meaning that when the World Cup finals are on, the video occupies the entire wall; when getting started with a cup of tea in the morning, it can be resized to show multiple channels – news on one portion of the wall, weather on another.

When not in use, the wall surface recedes into a wallpaper-like covering.


Cisco's Future of Video / Project  Fresco was awarded the NAB Technology Innovation Award 

for 2013 .

Please register Promptly for this meeting- All welcome


We  welcome SMPTE Governor William T. Hayes, Director of Engineering and Technology Iowa Public Television  to this meeting.



Our Speaker is Simon Parnall, Director, New initiatives, Cisco Service Provider Video Technology Group, who was instrumental in designing and building the original “Fresco” demo

Simon Parnall is a Cisco Distinguished Engineer, leading a team dedicated to research and collaborative activities, and acting in a thought-leadership capacity both inside and outside the company.  Simon’s current activities include future television systems, novel approaches to integrated hybrid television and new thinking for the connected home.


Simon joined NDS, now part of Cisco, after leaving BBC Research and Development in 1999. 

He was responsible for the BBC's system for the presentation of widescreen films and RDS, the Radio Data System, and led research work on highly efficient traffic message delivery to mobile navigation systems using Digital Audio Broadcasting and RDS.


Simon was the chairman of DAVIC's Applications Technical Committee, and – in this role pioneered the concept of the PVR. 

In 1999 he founded the TV-Anytime Forum – an organization he chaired until 2005 when it completed its second phase of specifications, now available as an international standard through ETSI.


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