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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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Jan 21, 2022

In this cast I talk with Dennis Erskine, CEO of the Erskine Group, Amanda Wildman, Principle at TruMedia and David Whitney, Sr. Director of Certification at CEDIA about CEDIA gaining its International Standards Organization (ISO) 17024 accreditation for the Cabling Infrastructure Technician (CIT) certification.  We also talk about CEDIA certification and all that goes into it, as well as opportunity for you to get involved as a volunteer.

 

Jan 14, 2022

In this cast Walt Zerbe & Ian Bryant talk with Eric Goranson, CKD, Katye McGregor Bennett, CEO of KMB Communications and Jason Sayen, Director of Business Development for LK & Associates about the upcoming International Builders Show. 

Jan 8, 2022

I talk with Ian Bryant of CEDIA, Michael Heiss of M Heiss Consulting and Mitchel Klein, Director of Alliance Strategy at Silicon Labs and Executive Director at the Z-Wave Alliance about their experience at this years CES show.

Dec 31, 2021

In this podcast We talk with Amanda Wildman of TruMedia and Ryan La Haie of 42˚ North Architects about relationships and working together on projects.

TruMedia: http://www.trumediahome.com

42˚ North: https://42northarchitects.com

Link to TRU Michigan Home Magazine:

https://issuu.com/trumichiganhome/docs/mi_home_winter_2022_3_

https://www.facebook.com/42northarchitects/photos/a.363370733858203/1482054455323153/?type=3

 

Dec 17, 2021

This week we talk with Ed Wenck and Ian Bryant of CEDIA as well as Geoff Meads of Presto AV and Taylor Cutler of Podium about how you can maximize your website and social media.

www.prestoav.com

www.try.podium.com/cedia

 

Dec 10, 2021

This week I talk with Ian Bryant of CEDIA, G Paul Hess, Chief Product Officer at SnapOne, Paul Williams, VP of experiences at Savant and Doug Jacobsen, Sr. Director of Residential Product Management at Crestron about the state of control today.  We also get into the future of control and discuss Matter.

https://buildwithmatter.com

 

Dec 3, 2021

This week we get to meet and talk with Daryl Friedman, CEDIA's new CEO.  If you'd like to send comments directly to Daryl you can message him at ceo@cedia.org

Nov 26, 2021

In this weeks cast we dice up some thoughts we shared across a three part series called Tech as a Drug.  I'm joined by Ed Wenck, Peter Aylett, Christiaan Beukes, Kris Hogg and Dave Pedigo.  It's interesting to see our perspective in 2017, how does it relate to today?  You decide.

Nov 19, 2021

In this weeks podcast we re-cap the CEDIA WellCon event that was held on November 16th and 17th.  Ian and I are joined by Michael Don Ham of RePure, Seth Kaplan of LK Associates, Peter Dyroff of Strareres, Gordon Van Zuiden of Cyber Manor and Mike Maniscalso as we talk about the event and key takeaways.  There's a link to the panels so you can watch the sessions if you missed them.

https://cedia.myabsorb.com/#/resources/b8ea9a89-87f2-4f66-8c0e-d980471f83cf

Nov 12, 2021

In this weeks cast we talk with Dave Pedigo, CEO of Auralex Acoustics and Kevin Booth, Director of Sales about acoustical treatments.  We get into absorption, diffusion, isolation, common mistakes, tips, and opportunities.

Nov 6, 2021

In this podcast we slice and dice together a soundscape spanning three podcasts from 2017 to 2021 on immersive audio.  These are some great bits delivered by many great subject matter experts.  

Link to the CEDIA WellCon Event: Visit cedia.net/education-events/wellcon to register

 

Oct 29, 2021

In this podcast I talk with Michael Cogbill of Rev2 Consulting as well as Ken Erdmann and Darren Reamen of CEDIA about Digital Electricity, Work CEDIA is doing on Panel number three of the National Electric Code and Government affairs.

Oct 22, 2021

Join Walt Zerbe and Ian Bryant as we talk with Linda Kafka, founder of LivABLE Environments and the LivABLE Design Summit and Michael D Ham, president of Pure 365 about wellness and the up and coming CEDIA WellCon event happening November 16th and 17th.

 

Links:

https://cedia.net/education-events/wellcon

linkedin.com/in/michael-d-ham

http://www.livablecanada.com

Oct 15, 2021

It's women in CE month.  In this podcast we speak with Amanda Wildman of Tru Media. Heather Sidorowicz of Southtown AV, Jamie Restrepo of Restrepo Innovations along with CEDIA's Wendy Griffiths, VP of Member Engagement and Global Development and Jessica Guyon, Content Manager and new CEDIA podcast Co-Host about their experiences and thoughts on our industry.

Links:

http://www.cedia.net

http://www.southtownav.com

http://restrepoinnovations.com

http://www.trumediahome.com

 

Oct 8, 2021

In this podcast Steven Rissi and I talk with Peter Aylett of HTE, Amanda Wildman of TruMedia, Ben Goff of Multiroom Media (Cinema Luso), and Christiaan Beukes of Sphere Custom and Twisted Pear about work/life balance, customer sentiment and setting expectations.

Links: HTE https://www.hte.design

TruMedia: http://www.trumediahome.com

Multiroom Media: http://www.multiroommedia.co.uk/home-cinema/

Sphere Custom: https://www.spherecustom.com

 

Oct 1, 2021

Jamie Gold hosts a Wellness Wednesday conversation on Clubhouse which CEDIA's Ian Bryant, Sr. Director or Strategic Partnerships joined the conversation along with, Carley Knobloch, a personal technology expert and 'Digital Stylist', and Rose Dostal, who is an architect and interior designer.

Links:

cedia.net/wellcon

Rose Dostal: http://www.rmddesignsllc.com/about-2/services/

Carley Knobloch: https://carleyk.com

Sep 24, 2021

In this podcast, I speak with Joel Silver of ISF, Jason Dustal of Murideo, as well as David Meyer and Steven Rissi of CEDIA about the new CEDIA/CTA-RP28 Recommended Practice on HDMI® Design and Verification.

RP28 is free!  Here's a link: https://cedia.net/product.aspx?ID=3125

Link to CEDIA Education: https://cedia.net/education-events/education

To get involved with CEDIA standards, email: standards@cedia.org 

Sep 17, 2021

In this podcast, Ian Bryant and I talk with Tim Sinnaeve of Barco Residential about digital art.  This isn't a discussion about technology, we discuss the general landscape and the growing opportunity it fords the integrator.

Links to check out:

https://www.barco.com/en/residential/living-the-experience/digital-art

https://www.niio.com

https://bitforms.art

Sep 10, 2021

Recently, Poppy Crum was the keynote speaker at the 2021 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.  If you were able to make the show, you had an opportunity to watch her keynote address.  If not, this podcast dives deep into a previous CEDIA podcast where we interviewed Poppy before the CEDIA Expo.   Turns out that story telling is deep, very deep. We've sliced and diced that podcast to bring you this one that will dive into subjects such as standards, creative intent, XR, haptics, wellness, empathetic technology, data gathering, personalization, sensors, deep fakes, and biometrics.

Sep 2, 2021

Join Walt Zerbe (CEDIA), Randy Reece (Draper), Ben Aymami (American Lighting), Dennis Erskine (The Erskine Group), Tom Doherty (HTSA), and Steven Rissi (CEDIA) as we talk about our experiences during the second day of exposition at the 2021 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis Indiana.

Sep 1, 2021

Join Walt Zerbe (CEDIA), Dan McGowan (CEDIA), Frank Defilippis (Dish), Eric Bodley (Future Ready Solutions), Nathan Holmes (Access Networks), and Ian Bryant (CEDIA) as we talk about our experiences during the first day of exposition at the 2021 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis Indiana. 

Aug 27, 2021

Much like the interest in home technology integration for many of us, our pastimes can grow into deeper interests and even build business. Co-Hosts Walt Zerbe and Dan McGowan talk AV activities like AV Yoga, wine clubs, book clubs, and more with Katye McGregor Bennett of KMB Communications, Amanda Wildman of TruMedia, Jamie Briesemeister of Integration Controls, and Ian Bryant of CEDIA.

https://kmbcomm.com/

https://integrationcontrols.com/

http://www.trumediahome.com/

https://www.yoursunshineyoga.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/avyoga/

#AVintheAM on Twitter... Sundays at 8AM Eastern

#AVFoodies on social media

https://twitter.com/AVBookClub

Aug 20, 2021

SURGE! A tricky problem deserves a detailed discussion, and this episode unspools surges, protection, grounding, and so much more. Bill Whitlock, who is with California-based Whitlock Consulting;, Tim Fazio, who is with Pennsylvania-based Transient Protection Design; and Ken Erdmann, who is CEDIA's director of workforce training and education, cover the highly-technical to the highly-practical with co-hosts Walt Zerbe and Dan McGowan.

https://cediaexpo.com

Bill's course at CEDIA Expo 2021 can be found here.

Tim Fazio offer's one-on-one meetings to discuss surge protection and grounding.

Aug 13, 2021

The issue of privacy for integrators and all its related intersections can be daunting. Nathan Holmes of Access Networks and CEDIA Tech Council Chairperson Mike Maniscalco of Pytheas discuss privacy implications and concerns (including talking to your lawyer), as well as provide practical takeaways for integrators, their businesses, and their customers. Walt Zerbe and Dan McGowan host.

https://www.accessnetworks.com/

https://pytheasenterprises.com/

National Security Training Academy (NSTA), as referenced by Nathan.

https://CEDIAExpo.com

Aug 6, 2021

For businesses, technologies, and services in their early stages, the road ahead is a challenge. You'll hear from CEDIA Senior Director Strategic Partnerships Ian Bryant about how one unique section of the upcoming CEDIA Expo, the Launchpad, helps provide a nice boost. CEDIA Senior Director of Technology & Standards Walt Zerbe and CEDIA Public Relations Specialist Dan McGowan cohost the episode and discuss the value of the in-person experience in Indy.

CEDIA Expo

The Launchpad

The CEDIA Designer

CEDIA Propel

Contact Ian Bryant if you're interested in showcasing at the Launchpad: ibryant@cedia.org

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