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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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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 28, 2020

The CARES Act includes something that a lot of members are taking advantage of, the Paycheck Protection Program, administered by the Small Business Administration. While this podcast covers that, here’s more to the SBA, though, and Ed and Walt are joined by Great Lakes Regional Administrator Rob Scott to uncover what else the Admin can do.

https://www.sba.gov/

Apr 24, 2020

In the first of several episodes on this topic that will cover the globe, CEDIA folks from the US offer their thoughts on what the landscape will look like when the lockdowns end. How will business shift? What segments will be affected – even grow? How can we prepare? Our guests are Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor) and Amanda Wildman (TruMedia).

http://www.trumediahome.com/

https://cybermanor.com/

 

Apr 21, 2020

What’s CEDIA up to – besides CEDIASTRONG? The other work continues. CEDIA’s David Whitney gives us info on the work his team (including with CEDIA volunteer and former Board Chairman Dennis Erskine) is doing to update CEDIA Certification, and CEDIA’s Darren Reaman clues us in on legislative moves.

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Apr 17, 2020

CEDIA’s Steve Rissi and Gerry Lemay of Homeacoustics.org join Ed and Walt in this deep dive into the techniques, business, and necessity of audio calibration. From speaker placement to room design and signal processing, this podcast separates the subjective from the scientific.

Apr 14, 2020

Join us for this chat on cybersecurity (and other issues) ESPECIALLY as they relate to the home network (now that so many more folks are working remotely).

Mike Maniscalco, https://pytheasenterprises.com/

Shawn Lemay, https://www.soundandtheater.net/

Nathan Holmes, https://www.accessnetworks.com/

Apr 10, 2020

Some of the most knowledgeable minds when it comes to immersive audio – in both movies AND music – talk advances with Ed and Walt. The panel includes:

Peter Aylett, Home Theatre Environment https://www.hte.design/

Guillaume Le Nost, L-Acoustics Ltd https://www.l-acoustics.com/en/

Wilfred Van Baelen, Auro Technologies https://www.auro-3d.com/

Arnaud Laborie, Trinnov Audio https://www.trinnov.com/

Andreas Ehret, Dolby Labs https://www.dolby.com

Apr 7, 2020

We’ve got more details on the sweeping legislation (parts of which directly help small businesses like yours) with Victor Puleo, Davey Chair of Risk Management and Insurance in the Lacy School of Business at Butler University, and CEDIA’s Director of Government Affairs Darren Reaman.

https://www.butler.edu/msri/faculty

 

Apr 3, 2020

Joe Piccirilli of Rosewater Energy, Rich Green of Rich Green Design, and Gordon van Zuiden of cyberManor join Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe to talk power: cleaning it up, storing it, and generating it in the residence.

https://rosewaterenergy.com/

https://cybermanor.com/

 

Apr 2, 2020

Details on one aspect of the U.S. government's CARES Act to help small business during the pandemic, The Paycheck Protection Program. The PPP “provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.” Our guest is Phil Agresta of the firm Agresta, Storms & O’Leary. Applications begin 4/3/2020!

https://www.asocpa.com/

Apr 1, 2020

In this special edition of the CEDIA podcast, we address our members in the UK – but there’s actually some pretty great advice in here for everyone. Regarding response to the pandemic, we speak with an accounting firm, a legal practice, two integrators and a trade supplier.

Luke Desmond, crispaccountancy.co.uk/

Stuart Tickle, www.awe-europe.com/

Adam Kent, www.installautomation.com

James Ratcliffe, www.homeplay.tv/

Charlotte Marshall and Emma Vennesson, www.faegredrinker.com/en/locations/london#!#tab-Overview

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