Three is a Magic Number
Caster scores a new client hat trick in October
October was a busy month for Caster Communications. In between basking in all the press from CEDIA 2022, launching the seminal Crestron Modern Workplace Research Report, and starting 2023 plans, we signed three, count them, THREE extremely cool new clients.
RealTime Community was the first to sign on. We’ve been involved with RealTime Conference in the past, helping to organize keynote presentations by the Khronos Group and curating and moderating a track on real-time standards in December 2021. Now, we’ll be supporting RTC as they transition from their role as conference providers to a year-round community. Their new member-driven organization, RealTime Society, will host conversations and foster connections across industries including gaming, film production, animation, product design, architecture, e-commerce and more. Next May, they will host the first-ever RealTime Economics Summit, delving into the business impact of real-time technologies in a closed-door, invite-only event at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. No other organization brings the entire real-time community together in the same way.
Of course, their largest event remains RealTime Conference, taking place next week, November 7 -9. This free virtual event gathers an astonishing lineup of experts over the course of three days. Attendees have the opportunity to hear from and talk to leading executives from the likes of intel, HP, NVIDIA, Marvel Studios, and Magic Leap. The conference also includes keynotes and panel discussions from legends in their respective fields. This year’s conference includes Bill Pope, Cinematographer of The Matrix; Matt Workman, a virtual production pioneer who now designs virtual fashion for MetaHumans; and Loretta Sarah Todd, a visionary filmmaker using decentralized film production workflows to elevate the voices of First Nations artists. RTC stands out among virtual conferences by creating real connection among speakers and attendees: all these tracks break out into a virtual lounge with free-flowing text and audio conversations. It is also, to repeat, FREE, and happening next week: you can even catch a session moderated by yours truly on November 8, featuring panelists from Threekit, Adobe, and Epic Games. Register, why don’t you?
Our next newcomer is Bench Sentry: the perfect new client for the holiday season. Bench Sentry defeats porch pirates by offering a package delivery solution that “looks like a bench, protects like a safe, and works from your smart phone.” Delivery services including USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL can open Bench Sentry to drop off packages. You can also create temporary entry codes to use Bench Sentry for grocery deliveries, Facebook Marketplace purchases, and other personal exchanges. Bench Sentry has direct integration with major e-commerce sites like Amazon, Walmart, and Wayfair; it will track your deliveries for you; notify you when they arrive, and automatically remain locked until you can retrieve them. It’s also massive; with 7 cubic feet of space, Bench Sentry can handle all your holiday deliveries.
Last but not least…
Our last new client is still in stealth mode. We’ll just say this: we’re very proud to be working with them, in a technology vertical the Caster Crew is extremely passionate about. We’ll be hatching plots together throughout Q4 – but expect some big noise soon.