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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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Jul 12, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Amanda Wildman, founder of TruMedia, Pete Trauth, founder of Nirvana Home Entertainment, and Matt Manalis, managing director of Experience One about being aware of the opportunities to design for different types of people.  This was a stage talk from the 2024 ISE show.  If you'd like to see the video, the link to the CEDIA YouTube channel is listed below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtQ-7k3GocQ&list=PLe2JwtEzqAPrCql4DAXqVG2EteaoEXzPi&index=5

 

 

Jun 26, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Andy Bull, Director of Design at Lighting Audio Video Projects, David Warfel, Founding Designer from Light Can Help You, and Gordon Petrie, Co-Founder of Eclipse Lighting Design about lighting design, pet peeves, and what it's like to be a lighting designer.

 

Sponsor of this cast is Lutron: For more than 60 years, the same core belief has guided Lutron: that innovative design and the transformative nature of light have the power to enrich people’s lives. The Lutron luxury portfolio is the purest expression of that belief. Come visit us at CEDIA Expo 2024, booth number 1912 to experience Lutron for yourself, or visit Lutron.com/podcast now.

Jun 21, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Michael Hedges, Technical Director of the Monitor Audio Group and Nick Fichte, Business Development Director Home and Yacht of L-Acoustics about why they have embraced the Immersive Audio Design Recommended Practice and how they are incorporating it into their businesses.

Jun 6, 2024

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology and Standards at CEDIA and host of the CEDIA podcast talks with Leslie Shiner, owner of the Shiner Group, Rich Green, owner of Rich Green Design, and Jon Rehwaldt, Director of Curriculum at CEDIA about stuff and people.  We get into employee retention, new generational issues, staffing, using AI and lots more.

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/

 

 

Dec 15, 2023

In this episode, Walt Zerbe Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA Talks with Chris Thorne, Director of Imperium Build Systems in the UK.  Chris and I have a discussion on the complexities of HVAC control, the way control systems interact with the components of these systems, the user interfaces, sensors, interior designers and when you may need to consider bringing in an outside expert.

https://imperium.uk/

 

 

Dec 1, 2023

In this episode, Walt Zerbe Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA Talks with Pete Trauth, Owner and principle of Nirvana Home Entertainment, Sam Fruzzetti, Lead Tech at Nivrana Home Entertainment, Rae Ridgway, Professor on the Geology Faculty at Glendale Community College, Avonna Nichol, student at Glendale Community Collage and Lytzy Trorrer, student at Glendale Community Collage about a challange they were presented by Pete to do a design thinking exercise centered around Pete's desire to understand and focus his integration business to cater to different neuro types. If this sounds strange, listen to the podcast to get a better understanding of what we're talking about.  Basically, it's about using technology to improve the human condition like the CEDIA integrator of 2027 white paper talked about.  

A few links:

https://landing.cedia.net/IO27/io27.html

https://www.glendale.edu/physicalscience

rridgway@glendale.edu

https://www.nirvanahomeentertainment.com/

Pete Trauth <pete@nhe.io>

 

 

 

 

Nov 20, 2023

 

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA talks with Michael Don Ham, President and Co-Founder of RePure and Peter Dyroff, President and Co-Founder of the Pure Tech Alliance about the state of Wellness in our industry.  We dive into the opportunity to offer air and water quality to our customers.  We talk about how the CEDIA Integrator of 2027 white paper (IO27) talked about the need to deliver technology to improve the human condition and this is it!  Our industry has fullly adopted lighting and shades, that one of the legs to this three legged stool.  Air and water are the other two.  It's total opportunity that many integrators are now taking advantage of and so should you.

 

NOTE:  This podcast was sponsored by Lutron, one of the three legs of the wellness stool.   

For more than 60 years, the same core belief has guided Lutron: that innovative design and the transformative nature of light have the power to enrich people’s lives. Our newest products are the latest expression of that belief. Learn more about Lumaris Tunable White Tape Light, our Triathlon Roman Shade Fabrication Kit, and our other innovations, by visiting lutron.com/podcast now.

www.lutron.com/podcast

The Integrator of 2027 White Paper: https://landing.cedia.net/IO27/io27.html

The PureTech Alliance:  https://www.puretech-alliance.com/blog/categories/health-and-wellness

Peter Dyroff: peter.dyroff@puretech-alliance.com

RePure:  https://repure.io/

Michael Don Ham:  mdham@repure.io

Nov 5, 2023

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA talks with Wallace, Wally and Warren as they went around the 75th Audio Engineering Society Convention where they attended seminars, paper presentations, toured the trade show floor and reported on general trends in audio.

 

As mentioned, here's a link to the RP22 Immersive Audio Design Recommended Practice: https://cedia.org/advocacy/standards-best-practices/immersive-audio-design-excellence/

Oct 20, 2023

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA talks with Michael & Haily Daly of Wired by MJD, Stuart Robertson of Sound Living and CEDIA's Paul Skelton and David Meyer about what happened at the Australian Tech Summit.

Oct 7, 2023

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA talks with a marvelous crew of integrators, manufactures and distributors about their experience at the Toronto Tech Summit

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