Last week I was at CEDIA expo in San Diego and I got a firsthand look at the 2017 product of the year, The Frame. Does it live up the hype? You bet it does. Don’t worry if you missed it. You can check it out for yourself at the www.e4avtour.com.
What impressed me was how difficult it was to tell which was The Frame and which was a work of art, even when standing inches away.
Here’s a video of me talking about some of my favorite features:
Samsung Art Tripod Stand
I have seen sleek wall mounted TVs, but never one that blends into wall décor like this. The “No Gap” wall mount lives up to its name. The mount actually counter sinks into the back of the display allowing it to sit flush against the wall.
Also on display at the booth was the art tripod stand with an ultra-thin fiber wire that runs to the one connect box that can be housed up to 15 meters away from the frame.
Samsung Booth at CEDIA
The Samsung Booth at CEDIA was so crowded with visitors all day it was nearly impossible to get this shot of the actual booth display.
It is truly no wonder that Samsung won the CEDIA 2017 New Product of the Year Award.
So where does this fit into the Pro AV market when it was obviously designed with the consumer in mind? Think corporate lobbies, or the CEO’s boardroom, where many times interior designers are looking for less TV and more art.
Even better, to help integrators who are using these consumer products in Pro applications, there is this new portal for you!
The portal is ever evolving, but for now it is a one stop shop for custom installers with all the information that used to be scattered over main websites and portals.
San Diego Convention Center
Fish Market Restaurant
The San Diego Convention center was amazing! You could walk just a couple blocks to the water. As a new fan of seafood, I was not disappointed in my dinner at the Fish Market restaurant. Right on the water and situated next to an air craft carrier, it was absolutely breath taking.
Jonathan Brawn of Brawn Consulting couldn’t have been nicer. He knew the area and recommended the restaurant for dinner and filled us in on the history of the area.
The icing on the cake was a fireworks display launched from the bow of the USS Midway.
Thank you Samsung, for having me at CEDIA!
Share with us in the comments… In what Pro AV applications do you see The Frame?