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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. CEDIA stands for the Custom Electronics and Design Installation Association which primarily focuses on the installation of technology in the residential market. Integrators install systems such as smart home, automation and control, lighting, multi-room audio, video, home theater, wellness, networking, IoT as well as a host of other offerings and services. CEDIA can be found at www.cedit.net
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Jun 2, 2023

In this podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards talked with Leslie Shiner, finance and management consultant and owner of The Shiner Group and Henry Clifford, CEO of Livewire during a recent CEDIA webinar titled, "Recession Ready: Leaning Into the Downturn.  This discussion was so good it merited rebroadcasting as a webinar.

Link to the webinar from the CEDIA HQ YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/9T_NVqJAi3s

Link to the CEDIA Business Took Kit:  https://cedia.net/product.aspx?ID=3360

 

May 19, 2023

In this podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards Attended a HAA training in Las Vegas.  This podcast goes over what happened at the training, and how important it is to know these fundamentals if you are designing spaces that have audio in them!  On a side note, this training supports the up and coming CEDIA/CTA Immersive Audio Design Recommended Practice (RP22).  Joining me on this cast are most of the students as well as Gerry Lemay, creator of HAA and Adam Pelz of Bespoke Cinemas who likes to co-instruct with Gerry.

Others on the cast are:   Alex Otto of Otto System Works, Andy Gandini of TSP, Patrick Serrian of A+ Calibration, David Foster of Boise Smart Homes, Thomas Lobo of Atlanta Home Theater and Chris Oram of Eagle Century.

May 5, 2023

In this podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards talks with Micahel Heiss, CEDIA Fellow, long tome CEDIA volunteer, and AV industry veteran about the 2023 NAB show he attended.

Apr 21, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Ian Morrish, Founder of Together For Cinema, Steven Nevison, Director  of Intutive Homes, Michael Johnson, Global Marketing Director of Monitor Audio Group, and Stuart Tickle, Managing Director of AWE-Europe about Together For Cinema and their involvement in this amazing cause.

Apr 8, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Garrett Farnam of Josh.ai, Ray Altman of WAC and Aspire, Chris Gilray of Phoenix Marketing Group, and Steven Brawner of Pro Audio Georgia about their experience at the Atlanta Tech Summit.

Mar 31, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Nuno Duarte from Olympic Broadcasting Services and Ben Goff, Technical Director of Cinema Lusso about capturing audio for the Olympics and preserving the art.  Whilst most talk about consumer entertainment spaces revolves around movies, this discussion will put the spotlight firmly onto sports. We will be discussing what it takes to capture, live mix and distribute immersive content from live events, then examining how well this is rendered in people‚Äôs homes to best capture the art and action

Mar 17, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Peter Aylett, Partner at Officina Acustica, Roberto Gamba, International Business Development Director for Custom Installation at Sonus Faber and Adam Pels, Owner of Bespoke Cinemas about the role applying technical standards to a design plays with delivering exceptional experiences. 

Feb 27, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Rich Green of Rech Green Design and Christiaan Beukes of Sphere Custom and Jesus Delg, a guest to the stage and someone we met last year at the ISE show who is taking a deeper look into human interaction with technology.  In this talk, we get into the discussion of the 'smarts' of a connected home.

Feb 17, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Rich Green of Rech Green Design and Christiaan Beukes of Sphere Custom about how generative AI tools will streamline business and about how your clients will be drawn to the Metaverse like moths to a flame. But Real Reality is what people crave. You need them all to survive.

Feb 3, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Christiaan Beukes of Sphere Custom, Ben Goff of Cinema Lusso, Jesus Delg (newcomer to the industry!), Peter Aylett of Officina Acustica, Dave Pedigo of Trinnov,  and Manojkumar Soni of AV4U about their experiences during the second day of the Integrated Systems Europe Show.

Feb 3, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Pete Trauth of Nirvana Home Entertainment, Rich Green of Rich Green Design, Geoff Meads of Presto Web Design and Rob Sabin of Projector Central about their experiences during the second day of the Integrated Systems Europe Show. 

Feb 2, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Hassen Ahouiek of Habi, Bart Devos of Barco, Pete Trauth of Nirvana Home Entertainment, Scott McMurray of Epitome Living, and David Meyer of CEDIA about their experiences during the second day of the Integrated Systems Europe Show. 

Feb 1, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Christiaan Beukes of Sphere Custom, Ben Goff of Cinema Lusso, Hassan Ahouiek of Habi, Peter Aylett of Officina Acustica, Rich Green of Rich Green Design and Steven Rissi of CEDIA about their experiences at the opening day of the Integrated Systems Europe Show. 

Jan 20, 2023

In this podcast, Walt Zerbe, CEDIA Sr. Director of Technology & Standards and host of the CEDIA Podcast talks with Rob Sabin, Editor-in-Chief of ProjectorCentral.com and Michael Heiss, freelance writer for Residential Tech Today and Hidden Wires about all things display technology at the 2023 CES show.

Jan 8, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Eric Fry, Director of Engineering for IoT & Smart Hospitality and Mitchel Klein, Director of Alliances Strategy for Silicon Labs and Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance about our experiences walking around the CES show floor on the second day of the show.

Jan 7, 2023

In this Podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Rich Green of Rich Green Design about our experiences walking around the CES show floor on the second day of the show.

Dec 16, 2022

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Steven Rissi, Sr. Director of Technical Education and Ken Erdmann, Director of Educational Programs at CEDIA about learning.  We dive into what CEDIA is doing and talk about the differences between competency, skill, knowledge, and many other things.

Dec 9, 2022

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and host for the CEDIA podcast talks with Morgan Scarboro, Sr. Director of Tax Policy & Economist at MultiState Associates and Darren Reaman, Director of Government Affairs at CEDIA about what to expect in 2023 regarding potential legislative and tax issues.  We talk about how the political landscape may have an effect on the issues and policies we care about in the integration channel as well as new potential tax law that may affect us.

Nov 11, 2022

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA talks with Peter Crane, Director of White Room Technology and Geoff Meads, owner of Presto AV about photography for installations.  We talk about file size, pixel size, lenses, camera sensor size, lighting, iphones, using professional photographers and a whole host of things.

Nov 4, 2022

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA talks with Jonathan Marshall and Alex Buchan who are founding members of Safeshark about the new Product Security & Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (PSTI) based around ETSI EN 303 645 soon going into effect in the UK that will affect all connected products and how you do business.  Compliance will become mandatory!   This is the first of it's kind and like ERP and GDRP, will undoubtly make it way to the entire worls in some fashion at some point in time.

https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3069

https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303600_303699/303645/02.01.01_60/en_303645v020101p.pdf

Oct 28, 2022

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA does a power mashup between three podcasts that cover DC Micro Grids, Digital Electricity, NEC 2023 code changes and policy. The guests on the podcasts are: Harry Stokman, DC Entrepreneur, Allan Burns, Director of Telemental, Ken Erdmann, Director of Technical Education at CEDIA, Michael Cogbill, Principle at Rev2 Consulting, and Darren Reaman, Director of Public Affairs at CEDIA.

Oct 14, 2022

In this podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA talked with Matt Bernath, President of Vital about planning for market downturns and, more importantly, knowing your business in a way many don't.  We get into best practices for your business in regard to financial health, metrics and leeding indicators to watch.

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