We've got highlights of two CEDIA talks from ISE 2020. In one, CEDIA's David Meyer gives us everything we ever wanted to know about video compression, and in the other, Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) talks about the unique issue of selling to Baby Boomers as the population ages.
For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.
In this two-parter, we sit down with CEDIA's new Board Chairman, Rob Sutherland, and give you an update on a challenge we've all identified: workforce development. We stopped by the integration firm TRIPhase to talk with the owner, Robert Haecker, about a recent hire -- Brett Jagger -- who graduated from the inaugural 12-week CEDIA Electronic Systems Integration Technician Training program.
Just about a year ago, we covered the development and deployment of 5G with industry expert John Penney. We revisited the topic with an update on where we are now in this podcast recorded with Mr. Penney on the Mainstage at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. (A lot of myths and misunderstandings have popped up over the past 12 months, it turns out.)
Interior designer and renowned well-being expert Cinzia Moretti (Moretti Interior Design) and Jeff Hayward (Director of Wildwood PR) share their insights into Wellness and Biophilia, and the opportunities this offers to integrators. Along with hosts Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck, the panel unpacks the solutions that can make for a better, more “human” indoor experience.
Our last show show from ISE 2020 (and the last ISE hosted by the city of Amsterdam) includes Peter Aylett (Archimedia/HTE), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Kris Hogg (Samsung) , and Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA). CEDIA's David Meyer also chimes in with your hosts Ed Wenck, and Walt Zerbe in a podcast recorded Friday night.
Recorded Thursday evening, our third show from ISE 2020 includes Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Peter Aylett (Archimedia/HTE), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting), and Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA). Ian Bryant, Ed Wenck, and Walt Zerbe from CEDIA are also aboard.
Here's a recap of Day Two from ISE 2020 with tech/content specialist John Penney, Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Amanda Wildman (TruMedia) and Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA). Your hosts are Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe.
Here's a wrapup of ISE 2020, Day One, with guests Peter Aylett (Archimedia/HTE), Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting), and tech/media expert John Penney -- with your CEDIA hosts Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck.
Joel Silver (ISF) and CEDIA's David Meyer talk video calibration on this wide-ranging discussion as to why the process is so important.
Two gents that weren't available for the daily CEDIA podcasts at CES -- John Penney and Michael Heiss -- give us their takeaways on the annual show.
Long-time CEDIA instructor Mike Maniscalco has rolled out a pair of cybersecurity classes (one for business managers, one for technicians) to help you identify the biggest cyber threats to your clients AND your business. These classes will be offered at every 2020 Tech Summit. (Mike is also teaching a day-long workshop on the subject with Rich Green and Jeff Sonnleitner at ISE 2020.)
From devices to providers, there are a lot of confusing combinations and acronyms out there when it comes to content. Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) has been doing the legwork for you, and breaks it down in a manner that can help you ensure your clients are happy.
Non-invasive monitoring. Personalized experiences for different individuals all coming from a single display. Interfaces that can be controlled with a glance. This CES 2020 wrapup includes all that and more with Walt Zerbe from CEDIA, Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor), and Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom).
A theme from CES 2020? From air quality control to products for the differently abled, there are more solutions for clients needs as opposed to wants. Our panel for Day Three includes Walt Zerbe and Ian Bryant from CEDIA, Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor), Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom), and Melissa Andresko (Lutron).
Here’s our second report from CES 2020. The crew includes Walt Zerbe from CEDIA, Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor), Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom), and Tom Garrett (Trinnov Audio). One highlight (of many): The gents will tell you about sensors so small they can legitimately be called “smart dust.”
CES 2020 is underway, and CEDIA has a crew walking the floors and reporting back. The panel for the first episode from Vegas includes Walt Zerbe and Ian Bryant from CEDIA, Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Gordon van Zuiden (cyberManor), Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom), and Jim Hunter (Delos).
From horror stories to real solutions, this podcast touches on some of the major issues facing us when it comes to network security and privacy. Guests include Mike Mansicalco (Pytheas), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), and the lead instructor for the cybersecurity workshop presented at ISE 2020, Jeff Sonnleitner, a professor at Moraine Park Technical College in Wisconsin.
We're continuing our end-of-2019 countdown of our ten biggest episodes from the past year. Clips include chats about CES, NEC 2020, high-end clients, and much more.
We're starting our end-of-2019 countdown of our ten biggest episodes from the past year. Clips include chats about cabling, 5G, and maximizing your business (and profit) in a variety of ways.
We went back into the CEDIA Talks from this year’s Expo in Denver to find topics that we hadn’t covered in the podcast. We'll hear from Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom) on a danger to your business called “Scope Creep" AND a look at mass sensorization, Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) on direct LED vs. two-piece projection, and Maurice Karagiorgos (Lutron) clears up a bunch of lighting acronyms.
What are the five big trends Julie Jacobson (CE Pro) expects to see make noise in 2020? How did the CE Pro crew do with their 2019 predictions for the industry? Find out here!
Two CEDIA-Award-winning firms, The Pyramid Group (UK) and The Premier Group (US) talk about what makes a great CEDIA Awards entry, and how to use the awards to generate more business.
The Cavern, by The Pyramid Group:
Sophisticated Lakehouse, by The Premier Group:
Camera types, frame rates, pixels per foot — this podcast covers everything you ever wanted to know about installing home surveillance for your clients. Our guest is Michael Cogbill, VP of Engineering at ETC Simplify.
One word that's key to an integrator's credibility (and as a result, profitability) is "competence." Defining that word (and putting it into practice) properly is critically important when you're building and maintaining a business in the universe of tech. This rollicking roundtable includes Peter Aylette from Archimedia and CEDIA staffers Samantha Ventura, David Meyer, Walt Zerbe, and Ed Wenck.
For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.
Walt Zerbe and G. Paul Hess of SnapAV recently attended a conference on remodeling at The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, and here’s what they discovered.
Walt’s also been on a recent webinar presented by The Farnsworth Group on this very subject. For more info, check out www.thefarnsworthgroup.com