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February 26, 2014

Speaker: Hao Le,CEO, Content Interface Corporation

Title: Information Acess in the Information Age

Abstract: Whether for private presentation or public access, there is an ever-increasing volume of visually rich digital information. Presenters need to engage potential customers, and consumers expect freedom to access and explore information to serve their own interests. Schools and universities, retail stores, advertising agencies and museums no longer have to worry about which small subset of their holdings can be put in front of the public. A huge amount of information can be put behind an interactive touch screen, rather than being stored away for lack of space. Each user can then reach through, so to speak, and find the very things that interest him as a separate individual.

Content Interface Corporation (CIC) tools serve a broad fundamental need for people to explore and gain insight into information in visual forms. These tools have enhanced the work of clients across North America, Europe and Asia in fields including broadcast, film and image archives, retail, museums, education, and scientific visualization. Under the Content is the Interface development and delivery tenets of CIC, multi-gigabytes of information can be made accessible at the touch of a finger.

CIC is a multimedia software developer and systems integrator. It has developed techniques to optimize the speed of transferring visual information from local and cloud storage to display screens. Around this it has built an ecosystem of interlinked software modules to mash together digital media content such as large images, videos, flash objects, PDF files and web sites onto a single digital canvas. The speed and flexibility of the software and the cross-platform approach allow for information-rich displays on single interactive touch screens, multi-high-definintion screen arrays, mobile tablets and smartphones, and across the Internet.

CIC wishes to collaborate with an academic community such as UOIT to jointly develop innovative applications for rich-media content access. This talk will demonstrate how a massive amount of visual content can be handled through CIC software and its tools. These can be used in or integrated into various projects by Software Engineering or Art and Design students.
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