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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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May 18, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and Host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Morgan Scarboro, Vice President of MultiState and Darren Reaman, Director of Government Affairs at CEDIA about how the latest legislative sessions have affected Tax and business policies that may affect you.  We also talk about other issues that CEDIA's state wide advocacy work is concerned with.  Interestingly, AI is top of mind of many of these legislators as well as data and digital taxes!

May 6, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and Host of the CEDIA podcast hosts a panel at the 2024 Integrated Systems Europe Show (aka ISE) with Rich Green, Owner of Rich Green Design, Jeff Sonnnleitner, Cyber Security teacher and subject matter expert, and Giles Sutton, Sr. VP of Product & Business Development at CEDIA. 

Apr 19, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and Host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Bill Ekstrand and Alex Mondragon of Barrett's Technology Solutions, Carl Horne of AV Design & Sales and Hank Alexander of Oasys Residential Technology Group about what they saw, experienced and learned at the Chicago Tech & Business Summit that also hosted a two-day Immersive Audio Design Recommended Practice Workshop [RP22]. 

Apr 2, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and Host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Owen Maddock, Owner of Cinema Works and Tom Dellicompagni, Director of Dellicompagni about their experience attending an Immersive Audio Design Recommended Practice [RP22] workshop and why everyone should do the same.  The Immersive Audio Design Recommended Practice and the workshop is for everyone.  Whether you just started in business, have ten years in or have been doing immersive audio systems for thirty years, this workshop is for you.

This recommended practice was made through the R10 CEDIA/CTA standards group via the ANSI process which if consensus driven and balanced.  This RP was also publicy peer reviewed before release and included comments form AES, CEDIA, CTA and SMPTE members. This work effort took over three years to complete and over three and a half thousand volunteer hours.

For the first time, the Immersive Audio Design Recommended Practice will be taught in the USA in Chicago.   

 

Heres a link to the CEDIA Technology and Business Summits:  https://cedia.org/connection/tech-business-summits/#summits

 

 

 

Mar 18, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and Host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Owen Maddock, Owner of Cinemaworks, Ben Goff, Technical Director of Cinema Lusso, Mike Chorney, President of La Scala Media, and Eddie Shapiro, Founder and CEO of SmartTouch USA about the 2024 CEDIA awards program.

We discuss what it does for your business when you participate and how being considered a finalist is a major win.  We discuss how much you learn just by following the process for submitting a project and what it's like to be a judge.

To find our more email: awards@cedia.org

CEDIA Awards site:  https://cedia.org/news/cedia-smart-home-awards-open-with-new-opportunities-for-individual-recognition/

 

 

Mar 1, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and Host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Giles Sutton Sr. VP of Product & Business Development at CEDIA, and Jonathan Toomey, Director of Conference Strategy at CEDIA about CEDIA Tech Summits and how they are changing.

Link to CEDIA Tech Summits:  https://cedia.org/connection/tech-business-summits/

Feb 17, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and Host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Michael Cogbill, Founder of Rev2 Consulting, Daren Reaman, Director of Government Affairs at CEDIA and Ken Erdmann, Director of Technical Education Programs at CEDIA about the latest NEC code updates that are coming up that will affect your business and how they dovetail into CEDIA's government affairs activities.

Feb 2, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and Host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Manojkumar Soni of AV4U, Rich Green of Rich Green Designs, Amanda Wildman of TruMedia, Pete Trauth of Nirvana Home Entartainment, and Peter Aylett of Officina Acustica about all of their their experiences at the this years ISE show.

Feb 1, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and Host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Rich Green of, Creator of Rich Green Design, J.B. Fowler, Chief Product Officer of Domotz, Simon Brown, Partner of Positive Momentum, and Matt Manalis, Managing Director of Experience One about their experiences at the ISE show on Day 3.

Feb 1, 2024

In this podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. DIrector of Technology and Stanards talks with Daryl Friedman, CEO of CEDIA, David Labuskes, CEO of AVIXIA, and Mike Blackman, Managing Director of ISE about the history of ISE and where it's going.

Feb 1, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Of Technology and Host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Rich Green of Rich Green Design, Leslie Shiner of The Shiner Group, Kris Hogg of Samsung and Amanda Wildman of TruMedia about their experiences at the ISE show on Day 2.

Jan 30, 2024

In this episode, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards talks with Rich Green of Rich Green Design, Mike of Smart Live AV, Pete Trauth of Nirvana Home Entertainment, and Paul Skelton of CEDIA about what they did and saw during the first day of the ISE show in Barcelona Spain.

Jan 12, 2024

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In this episode, Walt Zerbe Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA Talks with Michael Heiss, of M Heiss Consulting and author/contributor for Residential Tech Today and Hidden Wires about some press events we attended focusing on video displays.

Jan 12, 2024

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In this episode, Walt Zerbe Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA Talks with Stuart Tickle, Managing Director and Owner of AWE Distributon and new CEDIA Board Member about his experience and perspective as a distributor catering to our industry of the 2024 CES show.

A few links/notes:

https://www.bluetooth.com/auracast/

https://pixiedusttech.com/technologies/iwasemi/

https://whispp.com/

Video about older adult who doesn't want to be a slave to technology, "Unvited Guest": https://vimeo.com/128873380

Jan 11, 2024

In this episode, Walt Zerbe Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA Talks with Rob Sabin, Editor and Chief of Projector Central and Jim Hunter, founder of ncent about what we saw at the show today.  We cover what's happening with consumer video projectors, power products, some things in Eureka Park, media management and a whole bunch of other things including lasers and phasers.

https://www.projectorcentral.com/

https://www.ncent.ai/

 

 

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