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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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Feb 15, 2019

CEDIA's new headquarters in Indy features a cool training tool -- a reference grade "home" cinema designed by Dennis Erskine. Erskine tells us about what went into the theater, the challenges it presented, and how it'll be used to help trainees understand the concepts behind high-end projects like this one.

http://erskine-group.com/

For more on CEDIA, go to cedia.net.

Feb 9, 2019

What does AI really mean? How big is the "wellness" segment going to get? Is speaker technology ready to revolutionize built-in TV sound? How does commercial integration cross-pollinate the residential side -- and vice versa? Those questions are tackled in a lightning-quick podcast featuring nearly every member of the CEDIA Technology Council at ISE 2019.

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Feb 8, 2019

 

Day Three from ISE includes a recap of a presentation on mass sensorization, a look at incredibly tiny (and effective) speakers, and an answer to the question: "Does light affect sound quality?"

Guests include:

Eddie Shapiro, https://smarttouchusa.com/

Michael Heiss, https://michaelheiss.com/

Rich Green, Rich Green Design

Christiaan Beukes, http://spherecustom.com/

Sam Woodward, http://www.lutron.com/europe/Pages/default.aspx

For more on CEDIA: https://cedia.net/

 

Feb 7, 2019

The panel recaps CEDIA Talks, updated cinema standards, business and tech education, and some highlights from a packed show floor at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam (including a really terrific soundbar).

Guests include:

Eddie Shapiro, https://smarttouchusa.com/

Peter Aylett, https://www.archimedia-me.com/

Sam Woodward, http://www.lutron.com/europe/Pages/default.aspx

Geoff Meads, https://www.prestoav.com/

Interested in learning more about CEDIA? https://cedia.net/

Feb 6, 2019

Day One from Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 at the Amsterdam RAI recaps CEDIA Talks and education on home cinema design, 5G, and the "spatial web." Guests include:

Geoff Meads, https://www.prestoav.com/

Sam Woodward, http://www.lutron.com/europe/Pages/default.aspx

Michael Heiss, https://michaelheiss.com/

And Rich Green, Rich Green Design, Inc.

For more on CEDIA: https://cedia.net/

 

 

Feb 1, 2019

Thomas Marino (Advanced Technologies) is a recent CEDIA Award winner (and soon to be judge). Geoff Meads of Presto Web Design and Joel Silver of the Imaging Science Foundation have judged the Awards for years. Here they tell you what the judges are looking for when it comes to winning a trophy (Spoiler Alert: Big budgets have nothing to do with it).

www.advancedtechnologiesbr.com

https://imagingscience.com/

https://www.prestoav.com/

cedia.net/awards

ENTRY DEADLINE FOR HOME TECH PROS: MARCH 18, 2019.

Jan 25, 2019

There’s a great CEDIA class offered at ISE this year: The Home Cinema Masterclass. As noted in the course description, “It will feature three ‘deep dive’ sessions focused on video performance, advanced audio techniques, and the cinema environment.”

The three instructors involved are video expert Joel Silver (of the Imaging Science Foundation), audio expert Anthony Grimani (Performance Media Industries), and cinema designer par excellence Theo Kalomirakis (who’s been working with Rayva of late).

Grimani and Kalomirakis join hosts Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe to talk about the class.

Register here:

https://www.iseurope.org/cedia-education/

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Jan 18, 2019

After a few days of review and reflection, our panel joins Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe to review their big takeaways. Guests include Peter Aylett (Archimedia), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Michael Heiss (M. Heiss Consulting), John Penney (20th Century Fox), and Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor).

https://www.archimedia-me.com/

https://michaelheiss.com/

https://cybermanor.com/

For more info on CEDIA: cedia.net.

Jan 12, 2019

Retro designs, the ubiquity of voice interfaces, tele-medicine -- all that and more gets covered in this report from Friday at CES in Las Vegas. Walt Zerbe is joined by CEDIA's David Meyer, Mike Maniscalco, and Geoff Meads (Presto Web Design).

https://www.ces.tech/

https://www.prestoav.com/

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Jan 11, 2019

Walt Zerbe and company report from Eureka Park, where the startups show their wares. Guests include Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Geoff Meads (Presto Web Design), Mike Maniscalco (one of the founders of Ihiji), and CEDIA's David Meyer.

https://www.ces.tech/

https://www.prestoav.com/

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Jan 10, 2019

Lots of impressive stuff here: robotics, brain/machine interfaces, and the best video our panel has even seen. Our third report from CES, hosted by Walt Zerbe, includes thoughts from CEDIA's David Meyer, Peter Aylett (Archimedia), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Kris Hogg (Samsung), and Mike Maniscalco.

https://www.ces.tech/

https://www.archimedia-me.com/

https://www.samsung.com/us/

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Jan 9, 2019

All this week, Walt Zerbe wil be sending us daily podcasts from CES 2019 in Las Vegas. "Day One" (yesterday was "Day Zero") features reports on what Walt and company saw at the Sahara (smart-home stuff) and the Venetian (what's happened to high-end audio at CES?). Guests include CEDIA's David Meyer, Peter Aylett (Archimedia), and Geoff Meads (Presto Web Design).

https://www.ces.tech/

https://www.archimedia-me.com/

https://www.prestoav.com/

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Jan 8, 2019

All this week, Walt Zerbe wil be sending us daily podcasts from CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Day "Zero" is all about opening keynotes and presentations, as seen by Peter Aylett (Archimedia), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Geoff Meads (Presto Web Design) and Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor).

https://www.ces.tech/

https://www.archimedia-me.com/

https://www.prestoav.com/

https://cybermanor.com/

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

 

Jan 4, 2019

What should one do to prepare for — and react to — the darkening economic clouds that may be on the horizon? That’s the question we posed to three guests, two integrators who made through the Great Recession (Gordon van Zuiden and Ed Gilmore), and a financial adviser by the name of Peter Dunn (aka “Pete the Planner”).

cybermanor.com/

gilmoressoundadvice.com/

petetheplanner.com/

 

Dec 28, 2018

From 5G to Blockchain to the latest in wellness tech and lighting, here's a roundup of the the podcast's most interesting (and most listened-to) moments of 2018.

For more info on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Dec 21, 2018

Legendary hi-fi label KLH has seen a resurgence of late. David Kelley (who bought the brand) fills us in on the history of Henry Kloss's company, and what they're up to now.

https://www.klhaudio.com/

For more on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net

Dec 14, 2018

Sam Woodward of Lutron (who's also CEDIA's Training Volunteer of the Year for 2018) is busily working on a whitepaper called "Considerations for Quality of Light in the Home." This preview includes info on Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) versus Constant Current Reduction (CCR) for LED dimming, and other issues including glare factors and individual preferences for lighting in the home.

For more info on CEDIA, visit cedia.net.

Dec 7, 2018

Peter Aylett (Archimedia) ponders some trends for 2019, including:

  • The end of the everything being "smart" – everything will be "artifiically intelligent,"
  • Insurance companies will use sensorization to mitigate losses,
  • The HDMI Matrix switch dies,
  • "Wellness" tech takes off,
  • And quite a bit more.

Peter, Walt, and Ed also reflect on 2018: "A year of evolution, not revolution," according to Aylett.

For more info on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

 

Nov 30, 2018

Julie Jacobson of CE Pro joins Ed and Walt, unwraps her crystal ball, and talks about the trends that are ahead for 2019. The trio chats wellness, lighting (including low-voltage solutions), "extreme" cord-cutting, 5G, labor shortages, and a lot -- a LOT -- more.

For more on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

Nov 23, 2018

David Meyer (CEDIA's Director of Technical Content) and Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) drop in to talk about the latest news re: HDMI (including the importance of eARC), 8K, HDR, and a lot more.

For more info on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

Nov 16, 2018

CEDIA's Senior Director of Education, Samantha Ventura, joins us to talk about one of her areas of expertise: developing your leadership skills. Whether you run a small firm, a big business, or a department within an organization, Ventura has advice for you — advice that's also becoming part of new CEDIA classes.

For more info on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

Nov 9, 2018

Amanda Wildman of TruMedia (who's also the 2018 CEDIA Volunteer of the Year) has had some pretty great results using Facebook videos as marketing tools -- while spending next to nothing in the process. We talk to Wildman about her social media presence, giving women a voice in the tech industry, and her specific business model. (BTW -- She's also pretty funny.)

http://www.trumediahome.com/

https://www.facebook.com/trumediahome/?ref=br_rs

Fore more about CEDIA, check out https://cedia.net/.

 

Nov 2, 2018

The Premier Group has a history of working with top architectural and design firms to achieve award-winning results. We talk to the integrators and two of their collaborators, One 10 Studio and Gary Nance Design.

https://premier-group.com/

http://one10studio.com/

http://www.garynancedesign.com/

Learn about CEDIA at cedia.net.

Oct 26, 2018

Walt Zerbe attended the annual Audio Engineering Society show (AES - http://www.aes.org/) and tells Ed Wenck all about high-def audio advances, the trend toward recording and re-mastering music in surround-sound formats, the errors inherent in calibrating with pink noise, and much more. (Walt also got to hang out with Thomas Dolby. SCIENCE!)

For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

 

 

Oct 19, 2018

Robert Heiblim has sold stereos, changed the course of Denon, introduced CDs to record execs, impacted federal legislation, and even befriended the band Devo. His stories are incredible, his knowledge is vast, and there are dozens of nuggets of advice — both business and personal — in this freewheeling chat.

Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rheiblim

Here's his consulting firm: http://www.bluesalve.com/

And for more on CEDIA, go to cedia.net.

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