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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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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

Sep 22, 2023

In this Podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA talks with Poul Holleman of 4D Sound and Peter Aylett of Officina Acustica about what 4D sound is.  Peter attended a live electronic music event where Max Cooper was performing live through 4D sound system which brought prompted a discussion with Poul at 4D Sound.

Links

https://4dsound.net/

https://maxcooper.net/

https://bloomline.com/phantom-ii

https://meshmeshmesh.net/

https://officinaacustica.com/

 

Sep 10, 2023

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and the host of the CEDIA Podcast has a discussion with a giant cast of international integrators, manufactures and distributors about third and final day of the CEDIA Expo.

https://cedia.net/advocacy/rp22

 

https://cedia.net/advocacy/workforce-development/jobseekers

 

https://cedia.net/product.aspx?ID=3360

Sep 8, 2023

In this podcast Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA and the host of the CEDIA Podcast has a discussion with Leslie Shiner, owner of the ShinerGroup, Pete Trauth, CEO of Nirvana Home Entertainment, Caleb Fetter, President and Managing Partner of Residential Media Systems (RMS), and Daryl Friedman, CEO and President of CEDIA about first day of the CEDIA Expo.

 

https://cedia.net/advocacy/rp22

 

https://cedia.net/advocacy/workforce-development/jobseekers

 

https://cedia.net/product.aspx?ID=3360

Aug 25, 2023

In this Podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA talks with Michael Hedges, Technical Director and Michael Johnson, Global Marketing Director of Monitor Audio about their company, products and industry support.  Monitor Audio has been a long-time CEDIA member and supporter and graciously decided to sponsor the CEDIA Podcast.

https://www.monitoraudio.com/

https://www.monitoraudio.com/en/hyphn/

https://www.monitoraudio.com/en/creator-series/

 

Aug 11, 2023

In this Podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards at CEDIA talks with Geoff Meads, owner, and creator of PrestoAV and half of a musical dual called Tennessee Twin about the realities of music streaming and royalties today.  We also touch on production, formats, purchasing vs. streaming and other things.  We also discuss which services pay the artist more so there's a little here to noddle on regarding how you and your customers may want to decide which music streaming services to support.

PrestoAV:  www.prestoav.com

Web: https://www.tennesseetwin.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tennesseetwinuk

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tennesseetwinuk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tennesseetwinuk

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tennesseetwinuk/

Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/s6wo9a9

Jul 28, 2023

In this podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards moderates a panel with Nick Pidgeon of Visulation Limited and Jack Cornish of Tateside at the 2023 ISE show.  We talk about the crossover between the commercial, residential and ProAV markets.  Spoiler.....there isn't much talk about technology!  

Jul 14, 2023

In this podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards moderates a panel at the 2023 ISE show that talks about an opportunity that's big for our industry and ripe for opportunity.  I have a discussion with Paul Doyle who is an assistive technology consultant and clinical technologist and Alan Burns, who is a renewable energy and smart home installer about these two large topics that happen to affect every human on the planet.

Jun 30, 2023

In this podcast, Walt Zerbe, Sr. Director of Technology & Standards moderates a panel at the 2023 ISE show that talks about business oportunities for 2023.  You may be surprised that it's not just about new things to do, we have a decent discussion on looking at your business as a whole and making some changes within.  Joining me are Rich Green, Owner if Rich Green Design and Jan Martens, Managing Director of Woelf.

Jun 16, 2023

In this Podcast, Mandy Beckner, VP of Education and Training at CEDIA moderates a panel of CEDIA volunteers and certification holders about the importance and benefit of being CEDIA Certified.  Included in the discussion are: Amanda Wildman, Owner of TruMedia (USA), Mike Ranpura, Director of SmartLife AV (UK), Pete Trauth, Owner of Nirvana Home Entertainment, (USA) and Paul Skelton, Regional Development Consultant for CEDIA covering Australia and New Zealand.

Link to the video on the CEDIA YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/j6hj0CMiP1U

 

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