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The CEDIA Podcast

A 60-minute roundtable discussion on issues surrounding new and emerging tech, business practices, and other topics impacting the CEDIA channel (primarily residential applications of “smart home” devices and networks).
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Mar 27, 2020

A lot of what an integrator installs can become obsolete -- to the point of failure -- at some point in the future. So how do you prepare a client for this obsolescence, and how do you design systems that can adapt? Peter Aylett (HTE), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), and Hamish Neale (Hero Labs) join Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe to discuss the inevitable.

https://www.hero-labs.com/

https://www.hte.design/

 

Mar 24, 2020

CEDIA's Director of Technical Training Steve Rissi has developed a class on client care programs that's he'll be teaching at CEDIA Expo in Denver. (Meanwhile, a recent conference call among 35 CEDIA members was set up to discuss this very topic and compare notes.) Rissi shares his expertise -- which includes years as the head of an integration firm's service department -- in this podcast with hosts Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe.

Mar 20, 2020

As COVID-19 disrupts lives and business, Pete the Planner (Peter Dunn) has advice on handling your finances (business AND personal) in an emergency, and Susan Kline from the law firm Faegre Drinker has legal info for employers and employees of CEDIA firms during the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.faegredrinker.com/en/

https://petetheplanner.com/

 

Mar 16, 2020

Employees working remotely, spikes in absenteeism, supply chain issues -- the current state of a world coping with a virus can profoundly affect your livelihood as an integrator. Craig Caldwell, Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs at the Lacy School of Business at Butler University is here to offer his expertise on those disruptions in this special edition of the CEDIA Podcast.

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Mar 13, 2020

We've got highlights of two CEDIA talks from ISE 2020. In one, CEDIA's David Meyer gives us everything we ever wanted to know about video compression, and in the other, Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) talks about the unique issue of selling to Baby Boomers as the population ages.

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Mar 6, 2020

In this two-parter, we sit down with CEDIA's new Board Chairman, Rob Sutherland, and give you an update on a challenge we've all identified: workforce development. We stopped by the integration firm TRIPhase to talk with the owner, Robert Haecker, about a recent hire -- Brett Jagger -- who graduated from the inaugural 12-week CEDIA Electronic Systems Integration Technician Training program.

Feb 28, 2020

Just about a year ago, we covered the development and deployment of 5G with industry expert John Penney. We revisited the topic with an update on where we are now in this podcast recorded with Mr. Penney on the Mainstage at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. (A lot of myths and misunderstandings have popped up over the past 12 months, it turns out.)

Feb 21, 2020

Interior designer and renowned well-being expert Cinzia Moretti (Moretti Interior Design) and Jeff Hayward (Director of Wildwood PR) share their insights into Wellness and Biophilia, and the opportunities this offers to integrators. Along with hosts Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck, the panel unpacks the solutions that can make for a better, more “human” indoor experience.

Feb 15, 2020

 

Our last show show from ISE 2020 (and the last ISE hosted by the city of Amsterdam) includes Peter Aylett (Archimedia/HTE), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Kris Hogg (Samsung) , and Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA). CEDIA's David Meyer also chimes in with your hosts Ed Wenck, and Walt Zerbe in a podcast recorded Friday night.

 

Feb 14, 2020

Recorded Thursday evening, our third show from ISE 2020 includes Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Peter Aylett (Archimedia/HTE), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting), and Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA). Ian Bryant, Ed Wenck, and Walt Zerbe from CEDIA are also aboard.

Feb 13, 2020

Here's a recap of Day Two from ISE 2020 with tech/content specialist John Penney, Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Amanda Wildman (TruMedia) and Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA). Your hosts are Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe.

Feb 12, 2020

Here's a wrapup of ISE 2020, Day One, with guests Peter Aylett (Archimedia/HTE), Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting), and tech/media expert John Penney -- with your CEDIA hosts Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck.

Feb 7, 2020

Joel Silver (ISF) and CEDIA's David Meyer talk video calibration on this wide-ranging discussion as to why the process is so important.

https://imagingscience.com/

Jan 31, 2020

Two gents that weren't available for the daily CEDIA podcasts at CES -- John Penney and Michael Heiss -- give us their takeaways on the annual show.

Jan 24, 2020

Long-time CEDIA instructor Mike Maniscalco has rolled out a pair of cybersecurity classes (one for business managers, one for technicians) to help you identify the biggest cyber threats to your clients AND your business. These classes will be offered at every 2020 Tech Summit. (Mike is also teaching a day-long workshop on the subject with Rich Green and Jeff Sonnleitner at ISE 2020.)

https://www.cedia.net/events/tech-summits

Jan 17, 2020

From devices to providers, there are a lot of confusing combinations and acronyms out there when it comes to content. Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) has been doing the legwork for you, and breaks it down in a manner that can help you ensure your clients are happy.

Jan 13, 2020

Non-invasive monitoring. Personalized experiences for different individuals all coming from a single display. Interfaces that can be controlled with a glance. This CES 2020 wrapup includes all that and more with Walt Zerbe from CEDIA, Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor), and Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom).

Jan 10, 2020

A theme from CES 2020? From air quality control to products for the differently abled, there are more solutions for clients needs as opposed to wants. Our panel for Day Three includes Walt Zerbe and Ian Bryant from CEDIA, Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor), Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom), and Melissa Andresko (Lutron).

Jan 9, 2020

Here’s our second report from CES 2020. The crew includes Walt Zerbe from CEDIA, Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor), Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom), and Tom Garrett (Trinnov Audio). One highlight (of many): The gents will tell you about sensors so small they can legitimately be called “smart dust.”

Jan 8, 2020

CES 2020 is underway, and CEDIA has a crew walking the floors and reporting back. The panel for the first episode from Vegas includes Walt Zerbe and Ian Bryant from CEDIA, Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor), Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom), and Jim Hunter (Delos).

Jan 3, 2020

From horror stories to real solutions, this podcast touches on some of the major issues facing us when it comes to network security and privacy. Guests include Mike Mansicalco (Pytheas), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), and the lead instructor for the cybersecurity workshop presented at ISE 2020, Jeff Sonnleitner, a professor at Moraine Park Technical College in Wisconsin.

Pertinent links:

https://www.ioxtalliance.org/

https://www.iseurope.org/show-event/cedia-cybersecurity-workshop/

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