One word that's key to an integrator's credibility (and as a result, profitability) is "competence." Defining that word (and putting it into practice) properly is critically important when you're building and maintaining a business in the universe of tech. This rollicking roundtable includes Peter Aylette from Archimedia and CEDIA staffers Samantha Ventura, David Meyer, Walt Zerbe, and Ed Wenck.
For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.
Walt Zerbe and G. Paul Hess of SnapAV recently attended a conference on remodeling at The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, and here’s what they discovered.
Walt’s also been on a recent webinar presented by The Farnsworth Group on this very subject. For more info, check out www.thefarnsworthgroup.com
Mike Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) attended the MWCA (Mobile World Congress Americas), and reports back with a ton of info on 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and much more. He took photos, too, which you can find here:
Walt Zerbe just attended AES 2019 (the Audio Engineering Society conference in New York) and the focus was immersive and interactive audio. Walt shares the answers to these (and many other) questions:
Is stereo really dead? Is immersive music the answer since surround mixes didn’t make the cut?
How are engineers going to remix older tracks for 3D audio?
How are engineers recreate acoustic spaces virtually?
What’s the difference between “analytic” and “synthetic” hearing?
What was the upshot of the “loudness war” in the audio recording universe?
If you’ve got audiophile clients — or, really, if you do any audio calibration of any kind — this podcast is a must-listen.
The National Electrical Code's new edition (NEC 2020) will impact your business. Long-time CEDIA instructor Ken Erdmann (Erdmann Electric) walks us through the important stuff, and tells us what we need to look out for in the future.
For more info on CEDIA: cedia.net.
Rich Green (Rich Green Ink) and Alex Capecelatro (josh.ai) attended the Z-Wave Fall Summit and are here to give us an update on the presentations they saw — and hosted — on voice control, AI advances, and more —and how they relate to the residential tech industry.
To learn more about CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.
Nine candidates are running for CEDIA's elected positions on the association's Board of Directors. In this podcast, each individual is given two minutes to tell you why you should vote for them.
To learn more about the men and women running, the process and open seats, and to cast your vote, go to cedia.net/election.
The CEDIA crew was joined by folks from other podcasts (KBTalks, powered by the NKBA; Connecting Tech + Design podcast; and AV Trade Talk podcast) at CEDIA Expo in Denver to share everyone's thoughts on how the design/build community has been embracing advances in the tech universe.
This year's CEDIA Talks covered business efficiency, Wi-Fi 6, eSports, AI, and much more. Here are some highlights from Julie Jacobson (CE Pro), Nathan Holmes (Access Networks), Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting), Rich Green (Rich Green Ink) and Peter Aylett (Archimedia).
Check out our YouTube channel, too: https://www.youtube.com/user/CEDIAHQ
Ed and Walt welcome Rich Green (Rich Green Ink), Peter Aylett (Archimedia), Christiaan Beukes (Artcoustic SA/Sphere Custom Design), Hugo Fitzjohn (Meridian), and John Akers (LMC Home Entertainment) for this rapid-fire wrapup of Expo, Day Three.
Have an idea for a class at Expo in 2020? https://cedia.net/cedia-training/call-for-proposals
Guests with Ed and Walt include Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA), Peter Aylett (Archimedia), and Christiaan Beukes (Artcoustic SA/Sphere Custom Design) for a recap of CEDIA Expo, Day Two. Find out who took home honors for innovation -- and get some critical info on the CEDIA Size and Scope report.
Ed and Walt are joined by Rich Green (Rich Green Ink), Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA), Kris Hogg (Samsung), and Christiaan Beukes (Artcoustic SA/Sphere Custom Design) for a recap of CEDIA Expo, Day One. The big topics: a gripping keynote, amazing stuff in Innovation Alley, and great vibes in the classrooms.
Jim Hunter is the CTO of Delos, and he's working to integrate all the "wellness" tech we've been spitballing about into practical, frictionless solutions. In this podcast, he outlines how to start to turn all of these ideas into real opportunities.
Register for CEDIA Expo and see the Delos pavilion at CEDIAExpo.com.
In this episode, we talk not only about the "what" of CEDIA education at Expo, Boot Camps, and the new workforce development curriculum, but the "why" — the philosophies behind the nuts and bolts of the training. CEDIA's Director of Technical Training Steve Rissi joins Ed and Walt for this one (and he has some pretty great takes).
Register for education at Expo at CEDIAexpo.com.
Shereen Edward (Archimedia), Alex Camara (AudioControl), Peter Miller (Cornflake) and Theo Kalomirakis (Theo Kalomirakis [TK] Theaters and Rayva) are all part of this special episode. Camara and Edward give us a deep dive on an award-winning project that required some compromises, and Miller and Kalomirakis talk generally about building true reference cinemas.
Kalomirakis is part of the Home Cinema Master Class (along with Anthony Grimani and Joel Silver) offered at CEDIA Expo — and more seats have just been added for that class. Register at CEDIAexpo.com.
Mitchell Klein has led his own integration firm, he's led CEDIA, and now he leads the Z-Wave Alliance. He's also the 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Here's an in-depth interview with a thoughtful and fascinating gent.
Register for CEDIA Expo and help us celebrate Mr. Klein's achievement: CEDIAExpo.com
Julie Jacobson (founding editor, CE Pro) gives us an Expo preview — and her thoughts on the wellness tech opportunities she captures under the term "biophilia."
Register for CEDIA Expo at cediaexpo.com
Your customers -- heck, you too -- can be wildly frustrated by endless updates, UI changes, name it. Might this be a place for some new opportunities? John Penney, EVP at 20th Century Fox, joins Ed and Walt to talk about the problems and solutions in this area.
For more info on CEDIA: cedia.net
Here's a real where-are-we-now update: CEDIA's Walt Zerbe weighs in on a variety of emerging trends — and emerging dangers — on a broad variety of subjects from AI to 5G and beyond. This is a true overview of what CEDIA's Tech Council is keeping track of right now.
Join us at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denver: www.cediaexpo.com
Luke Williams will be providing the opening Keynote for CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denver. Williams is Professor of Innovation and Design at the NYU Stern School of Business and a Fellow at Frog Design. He is the inventor of 30-plus U.S. patents and has designed more than 100 products in industries ranging from transportation to finance and healthcare to consumer electronics.
He is the author of the international bestseller "Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business."
William’s keynote will focus on how disruptive thinking can spark transformation in business.
Register for CEDIA Expo at https://www.cediaexpo.com/
Rich Green (Rich Green Ink) attended the Augmented World Expo in California in May (the next one’s in Munich in October) and attended no less than 25 sessions. He tells us some of what he learned in this deep-dive into AR (both visual AND audio) and its impact on day-to-day living and wellness tech.
Here are some of the links Rich mentions:
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Enjoy some samples from our most popular podcasts from the first six months of 2019! We cover the challenges of 5G, the birth of Web 3.0, how to understand high-net-worth clients, and much more. (Notes on where to find the entire 'casts we mention are included, too.)
Thanks to our sponsor for this one, DISH: DISH.com/customintegration
For more on CEDIA: CEDIA.net
Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) attended E3 (the big gaming show) and has a report — and both he and Walt Zerbe have info from the Apple World Wide Developers Conference in this podcast.
For more on CEDIA, go to https://cedia.net/.
Steve Rissi, CEDIA's director of technical training — a former tech who's worked in the field — and our Senior Director of Education Samantha Ventura join us to give us the skinny on the classes that'll fit your firm's needs and how their team has been polishing the training catalog for CEDIA Expo 2019.
Register here: https://www.cediaexpo.com/
Two parts again in this one: David Thomas (Momentum Group) and Carol Campbell (Technology Insider Group, among others) tell us all about stuff to do, see, eat, and drink in and around Denver, and Brian Pagel of Emerald Expositions tells us what's new and different on the CEDIA Expo floor in 2019.
Early Bird Special pricing for CEDIA Expo 2019 has been extended through June 21. REGISTER HERE: https://www.cediaexpo.com/
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