“Go listen to live music. I think it will really help you when you’re installing and calibrating your systems.” – Geoff Meads
CEDIA companies seem to include a pretty high percentage of people who’ve been involved in music and/or live sound. How does this inform one’s career as an integrator? What perspectives do those experiences bring to the gig? Our guests include accomplished guitarist/recording engineer and ESPA Executive Director Jeff Gardner, and Geoff Meads, who’s a singer/songwriter/gigging guitarist and web developer (Presto AV) who’s extremely active in the CEDIA universe. (NOTE: We want to hear from YOU about this one, so please take our super-quick survey HERE.)
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Simply put, blockchain technology is going to be a major disruptor -- but the possibilities for its use in the home tech universe are incredible. Our guest this week is at the leading edge of this development: John Fitch from Animal Ventures.
"We have a connected toothbrush that tells you how long you've been brushing your teeth. To quote one of our comedians here in the UK: 'I know! I was there!'" -- David Mudd, BSI Group
David Mudd of the BSI Group joins CEDIA's Dave Pedigo, Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe to speak on the Internet of Things -- namely, the risks and rewards of the IoT.
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“What do I look for in an integrator? I look for people that will take care of my client, that will communicate well, that will understand we’re all working toward the same goal and none of us is the most important person at the table.” – Christopher Wright, WrightWorks LLC (building and remodeling)
In this episode, we chat with builder/remodeler Christopher Wright and designer Adam Gibson (a kitchen/bath specialist) about working with integrators – and the importance of technology to their clients.
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The roundtable from Integrated Systems Europe speaks on the importance of experience over equipment, and the aesthetics of control interfaces — especially “retro” ones. (“Did you know the global market for candle wax was 8.5 billion dollars last year?” – Sam Woodward)
CEDIA's Walt Zerbe and Dave Pedigo are joined by Sam Woodward (Lutron), Peter Aylett (Archimedia), Ken Erdmann (Erdmann Electric) Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting), and Rich Green (Rich Green Design).
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Today’s topics in this podcast from Integrated Systems Europe include: Design Thinking (what we’ll be covering at CEDIA Business Xchange), GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Compliance, and the challenges of digital marketing (“Stop speaking in Klingon.” – Geoff Meads).
Walt Zerbe’s guests include Geoff Meads (Presto AV Ltd), Julie Jacobson (CE Pro), Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting), Mike Maniscalco (Ihiji), and Rich Green (Rich Green Design).
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DC micro grids. The maturation of voice control. The future of video content. POWER VAMPIRES. All of that’s covered in this podcast from Integrated Systems Europe.
Walt Zerbe hosts a great roundtable in this one: CEDIA’s Dave Pedigo, David Weinstein and Sam Woodward from Lutron, and Ken Erdmann of Erdmann Electric who all attended Day Two of ISE.
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Walt Zerbe hosts from Day One of ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) with guests Geoff Meads (Presto AV LTD) and Sam Woodward (Lutron) with a check-in from Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting). There’s an incredible dive into the technology behind Blockchain — and how it WILL affect your business.
"Physical media can still provide the best viewing experience ... and add to that the uncertainty that the end of net neutrality will have on streaming services." -- Michael Heiss
Heiss tells CEDIA's Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe all about what's hot -- and not -- for 2018 in the realm of video tech.
"We're getting closer to having enterprise-grade security available for every home." -- Mike Maniscaclo
The co-founder of Ihiji joins CEDIA's Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck to talk about the connected home of 2018 from a network guru's perspective. Brought to you by Streem.pro.
"Don't automate things people like to do." The paradox of choice. Devices making us dumber. These are all dangers noted when one walks the CES floor, but there's good news here, too -- especially when technology helps the disabled or monitors one's health. Geoff Meads joins CEDIA's Dave Pedigo, Walt Zerbe, and Ed Wenck for this one, brought to you by Streem.pro.
"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should." Walt Zerbe wraps up CES 2018 with Gordon van Zuiden, Mike Maniscalco, Geoff Meads, and Rich Green.
CES saw a power outage on Wednesday, but that didn't keep CEDIA's Walt Zerbe from taping with Geoff Meads, Guy Singleton, Rich Green and Peter Aylett. (Spoiler alert: High-end audio geeks will love this episode.)
Is the end user getting overwhelmed with smart stuff? CEDIA's Walt Zerbe is joined by Geoff Meads, Rich Green, and Peter Aylett to recap Day Two of CES.
Rich Green and Peter Aylett join CEDIA's Walt Zerbe to review Day One at CES, including the Intel keynote address.
CEDIA's headed to Orlando for Design and Construction Week. CEDIA's Senior Director of Industry Relations Dave Chic fills us in on the association's outreach to builders, architects, and interior designers there and elsewhere.
Nope, this isn’t about the cult film! In this episode, CEDIA Board Chairperson (and President of the Erskine Group) Dennis Erskine and Anthony Grimani, President of PMI, Ltd (and more audio bona fides that you can list) join Walt Zerbe to talk about home theater room design. Gear is great, but in the wrong room, the experience will suffer mightily.
CEDIA stalwarts Guy Singleton and Ken Erdmann join Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck to talk power management (and jobsite nightmares).
In this episode first broadcast in April, Dave Pedigo and Ed Wenck from CEDIA® HQ had a chat with Michael Heiss, Tech Council stalwart and one of our TV and video experts who's long been of fixture of the association. Mike dug into the intricacies of the next generation of broadcast (yep, as in over-the-air) television, ATSC 3.0. (It's gotten the FCC green light.)
Eric Bodley, President and CEO of Future Ready Solutions and Bodley and Associates, (and 2017 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award winner) joins CEDIA's Dave Pedigo, David Meyer, Walt Zerbe, and Ed Wenck to talk cables and HDMI.
A.I.: Two little letters -- and a universe of implications.
Rich Green, Alex Capecelatro (Josh.ai), and CEDIA’s Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck discuss the opportunities – and dangers – presented by artificial intelligence (A.I.) for the home tech industry and beyond. (Spoiler alerts: Yes, machines can become paranoid, and yes, your Fitbit knows who you’re being intimate with.)
Some books and articles are mentioned in the discussion, including:
by Max Tegmark
SMPTE's held their annual conference, and we've got the info on what's next when it comes to 8K, HDR, ATSC 3.0 and more -- and how it's definitely going to impact your business.
Julie Jacobson (CEDIA Fellow and CE Pro Editor) joins Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck for an overview of what the Council's all about: How the Council acts as an "early warning system" by identifying tech that can create both challenges and opportunities, and what's on the Council's radar right now.
The KRACK Attack. Breach insurance. The non-binary nature of cybersecurity. All of that's covered -- as well as what FIREFX's Larry Allhands experienced during the Houston floods as a member of the Texas National Guard.