2007-01-24 / Features

Tony Bennett & Time Warner Travel 'Home To The Future'

On January 16 legendary entertainer, and native Astorian,

Bennett performing at the launching of Time Warner Cable's "Home to the Future" interactive digital exhibit. Bennett performing at the launching of Time Warner Cable's "Home to the Future" interactive digital exhibit. Tony Bennett launched Time Warner's gala opening of their "Home to the Future" exhibit with a set of seven songs at Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

Time Warner's Dick Parsons, chairman and chief executive officer, Jeff Bewkes, president and chief operating officer and Glen Britt, president and chief executive officer were all at the opening of "Home to the Future" with Bennett, who stole the show, but Time Warner's technology was a close second.

Time Warner teamed up with world-renowned designer Edwin Schlossberg of ESI Design to present "Home to the Future", an exhibit showcasing the latest industry-leading digital products and services.

Visitors could interact with Time Warner Cable's (TWC) digital phones, high-definition (HD) programming on 50 Samsung LCD televisions and iTV interactive polling through NY1 News. At the exhibit TWC digital products were displayed in a luminescent, four-story fabric cube that had an ultra-modern kitchen, a family room and two bedrooms. Each room demonstrated the benefits of integrating digital technology into today's daily routines.

(L. to r.): Catherine Smith and Ashley Foster demonstrate the latest technology at Time Warner Cable's "Home to the Future" exhibit in Manhattan. (L. to r.): Catherine Smith and Ashley Foster demonstrate the latest technology at Time Warner Cable's "Home to the Future" exhibit in Manhattan. Inside the bedrooms visitors could watch digital video with TWC's Video on Demand, view high-definition programming, use digital video recorders and participate in a NY1 News poll with iTV as well as access to the Internet via TWC's Road Runner high speed Internet product. Every room offered digital phone service.

Schlossberg, founder and principal designer of ESI Design, said: "The groundbreaking "Home to the Future" design weaves technology into a cool physical experience that enables individuals to connect with Time Warner's digital products and services in a dynamic, theatrical environment. "Home to the Future' is one of the many innovative ways that Time Warner Cable and Time Warner are better defining their brands to key audiences, connecting directly with customers and developing solutions that positively impact those customers' lives."

The exhibit closes in two weeks, so go into Manhattan and visit the Time Warner digital marvels of today.

- Tony Barsamian

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