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.
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.
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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.
Tim Fazio offer's one-on-one meetings to discuss surge protection and grounding.
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.
National Security Training Academy (NSTA), as referenced by Nathan.
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.
Contact Ian Bryant if you're interested in showcasing at the Launchpad: firstname.lastname@example.org
Though there are significant differences between the demands and expectations of residential work and jobs in the commercial space, there are also crossover elements. In Part Four of our Resimercial series, Eddie Shapiro of SmartTouch USA and Rich Green of Rich Green Design join CEDIA Senior Director of Technology & Standards Walt Zerbe and CEDIA Senior Director of Technical Education Steve Rissi to break it all down.
Ah, yes, EQ. A critical topic and set of skills to be sure, but what is EQ -- and, as importantly -- what ISN'T it? Renowned industry thought leaders Peter Aylett of HTE, Dennis Erskine of Erskine Group, and Sebastien Gailleton of the StormAudio brand untangle EQ's practical and higher-level points with co-hosts Walt Zerbe and Steve Rissi.
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CEDIA Expo is around the corner and Co-hosts Walt Zerbe, Steve Rissi, and Dan McGowan will talk about the subjects that will help you get the most out of your time. We'll cover "why" for taking CEDIA Education before -- at long last -- we return to Indy together as an industry at CEDIA Expo 2021. Guests include LK Associates' Jason Sayen, CEDIA's Ken Erdmann, and CEDIA's Steve Rissi.
Resimercial, Part Three: What do you need to know about audio – especially when it comes to echo-canceling and proper mic’ing? How are these spaces calibrated? How are they treated for sound? How are they lit? What are proper camera setups? What about AV over IP – what do you need to know? Again, there will be classes at CEDIA Expo that cover these topics. Our guests are Rich Green (Rich Green Design) and Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA).
Highlights from the most popular podcasts of 2021 – so far. Topics in these clips include deep dives into speaker tech, KNX, the complex systems in a massive CEDIA-Award-winning project, and much more.
Michael Heiss has been busy, covering events including Display Week, E3, and the Apple Developers Conference (WWDC21). He’ll also tell us about the latest gaming, display, immersive audio developments, and quite a bit more.
Are you thinking about building a showroom? What are the pros and cons? What are some baseline needs when you’re building one? What location considerations do you need to take into account? What tech or AV solutions are absolute musts? Guests include 2020 CEDIA Award winners for Best Showroom: Adam Begley, Wired Life (Asia Pacific); and Shelby Schwartz and Eric Fisher, Cinegration (Americas).
Guy Singleton (creator of the CEDIA Designer) and Anthony Grimani (PMI) give us the rundown on the latest updates and features of TCD, and we cover performance facts and concepts behind media room design. Want to get involved with standards at CEDIA? Drop us a line: email@example.com
Details on our new affinity partner with Stuart Collingwood, Managing Director of Zuma. Zuma is an all-in-one biometric lighting plus Wi-Fi audio solution that comes in a variety of form factors ready for in-ceiling installation. The company’s founders are from a variety of well-known manufacturers with decades of experience in the CEDIA channel. They’re ready to work with UK members right now, but they’re expanding.
A preview of our CEDIA Expo 2021 keynote with the presenter, Poppy Crum. The topic: The Future of Storytelling. New technology has not only allowed for new products and human experiences, but also new ways of storytelling. As changing forms of media grow in popularity and scope, businesses are also able to connect with audiences in previously unimaginable ways. Dr. Crum – neuroscientist and technologist with Dolby Labs and Stanford -- looks at the future of storytelling and what audiences concerned with changing media ought to be paying attention to now. Expo registration opens June 9.
Part Two of the Resimercial Series: What are your unified communications options? Videoconferencing at home vs. work – what do you need to know? Can commercial scheduling devices be integrated into home situations? YES, there will be classes at CEDIA Expo that cover these topics. We’re joined by David Danto, Director of Emerging Technology, imcca.org; Steve Rissi, Senior Director of Technical Education, CEDIA; and Ian Bryant, Senior Director Strategic Partnerships, CEDIA.
Details on our new affinity partner with Joseph Castonguay, Vice President of Autoslide North America. Autoslide is an automatic sliding door system that retrofits to your existing sliding doors. Although new to Propel, the company’s been around for many years. (Look for them at Expo, too.)
Longtime CEDIA volunteer and web designer Geoff Meads walk us through best practices for getting your message to existing and potential clients. You can leverage your website for better customer interaction, improved service, and lead generation. We’ll also hear from Taylor Cutler from Podium, a company that specifically handles tools for website interaction and messaging.
Not every speaker is a box, and not every client wants to hide their tech (especially when it comes to audiophiles!). What goes into making “statement pieces” that stand out? Does “form really follow function”? How does a company try to create designs that are both functional and beautiful – and hopefully, timeless? And how do you really hide gear (notably speakers) in odd/unique spaces, yet maintain quality? We speak with Barry Sheldrick from Meridian Audio, and Mike Cleary from James Loudspeaker/Sonance.
Jason Voorhees of Cantara, Charlie McClarron from Artcoustic, Luke Crutcher from Living Home Tech, and Amit Ravat from Lithe Audio break down the importance of having a terrific relationship with the manufacturers you work with both on big-ticket projects and product development. How does one develop that relationship? How do you maintain that trust? How has a manufacturer solved a problem/bailed you out when a project has hit a snag? How are your products adjusted based on integrator feedback?
First in a series: What’s the history of the term? Is it a two-way street: Can we really bring commercial tech into the home and can we make commercial spaces “homier”? How are these worlds different? How are they similar? What do you need to know before you set foot in a restaurant or a doctor’s office? CEDIA’s Steve Rissi and CE Pro’s Jason Knott (who’s bringing a ton of research to the party) give us the skinny. (Also: Look for classes addressing this topic at CEDIA Expo.)
With a debate about whether or not broadband is “infrastructure” looming in the U.S. and a new report just out (from the NSC, no less) on “weaponized AI,” where does the CEDIA industry stand when it comes to the impact of tech policy? How does the U.S. stack up to the rest of the world? How will we address energy tech, social media concerns, and cybersecurity, and how does that impact the globe – who’s winning? Industry expert (and former Expo keynote speaker) John Penney weighs in.
What changes has the pandemic brought to employee/employer relationships, rules, and regs? What do “sick days” look like now? What procedures will become permanent in the realm of health and safety for both technicians and clients? How do you navigate the various mask mandates? And how do you navigate the controversies surrounding vaccines? Courtney Berg of the firm Courtside HR weighs in. Note: Berg’s firm offers discounts on services to CEDIA members: link2hr.com
A chat with Elizabeth Parks, president of the research firm Parks Associates, regarding trends in connected home adoption, energy management, the changing face of content delivery, and quite a bit more.
For a complimentary VIP PASS to Parks’ events for CEDIA Podcast listeners, go to: http://www.parksassociates.com/2021-events
This one turned into an incredibly freewheeling – and deep – discussion: Installation Magazine has been working on a new market report that aims to look at how AV technology (and which types of technology) is having an enabling impact across a range of vertical markets. The publication mentioned areas such as AI, IoT, XR, and so on. We brought in some folks from the CEDIA Tech Council to weigh in – and the conversation rapidly expanded into a cliché-smashing, insightful, and even inspiring session. Guests include Peter Aylett (HTE), Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom), and Rich Green (Rich Green Design).