Yep, we’re busy planning already! Emerald’s Jason McGraw joins us to talk about the themes and health and safety precautions you’ll see at this year’s CEDIA Expo – and we have some local folks on to tell you about the great food, sights, and sports to be found in Indianapolis. Find a complete list of everything we mention on this episode (and more) HERE.
CEDIA is publishing a new study entitled “CEDIA Market Research Insights – Australia 2020/2021”. As the report states: “Never before has the Australian professional smart home industry been studied, broken down and assessed. This report seeks to identify the type of person and company installing smart home technologies, how they operate, and how optimistic they are about the future of this industry.” CEDIA’s Regional Development Consultant Paul Skelton (Australia and New Zealand) has the details.
CEDIA’s Senior Vice President of Education and Training Samantha Ventura, Instructional Designer Cara Chimento, and Technical Trainer Chaz deVerdier bring us up to date on the hybrid courses they’re developing, a blend of online and in-person teaching. Here’s what you need to know when you sign up for CEDIA’s evolving educational offerings.
It’s a busy year for state legislatures. What are the trends when it comes to new taxes or regs as states try to continue to navigate the pandemic and mitigate damage? What impact does the federal stimulus package have on all of this? Morgan Scarboro (Manager, Tax Policy and Economist) from MultiState fills us in.
The KNX Standard provides a unique platform to integrators to provide a modular and scalable solution that works in all types of buildings. We’ll learn more about KNX with Team Leader of the Marketing Departament Casto Canavate of the KNX Association and Phil Juneau (CCO) of Automated Technology Company LLC. ALSO: Sign up for CEDIA’s KNX in the Home Conference on March 17: https://cedia.net/education-events/knx-in-the-home-conference.
CEDIA has been part of the rISE Spotlight series for Integrated Systems Europe, hosting “virtual watercooler” chats. Here you’ll get info on using VR as a sales tool and practical advice on WFH tech.
We speak with Bryte CEO and C-Founder Ely Tsern about the Bryte “smart” bed, the importance of restorative sleep, how the bed was developed and how it can integrate into larger projects. Bryte is a CEDIA Propel affinity partner.
Everything you ever wanted to know about speaker directivity, on- and off-axis response, power handling, certifications (THX), and much more with Perlisten Audio’s Dan Roemer, Control4’s Shawn Nageli, and HTE’s Peter Aylett.
We speak with Charles Pearce and Theo Rigden regarding the technology that’s gone into the Immersive Gym, its development from concept to execution, and installation. It’s more than fitness, by the way: The tech here opens up all manner of virtual entertainment experiences, too. Immersive Gym is a CEDIA Propel affinity partner (find more info about what that means at the link below).
We talk to Simon Fulstow from the UK firm SONA about the integration project called “The I’s Have It,” which won Best Integrated Home, Level III (EMEA), Best Integrated Home (Global); and trophies for Best Lighting, Best Dressed Racks, Best Documentation, and Life Lived Best at Home in the EMEA region. (The home was also a finalist in the Technology Meets Design category.)
CEDIA’s Director of Government Affairs Darren Reaman fills us in on the work he’s been doing, tracking bills and regulations that could affect your business as part of the low-voltage, custom residential integration industry.
Ed and Walt are joined by CEDIA’s Ian Bryant and David Meyer, along with Michael Heiss (MHeiss Consulting) for a recap of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – usually held in Las Vegas, it’ a virtual event this year.
How is the 2021 CES virtual show going to work, exactly? What are the expected highlights and trends? Walt, Ed, and Michael Heiss have a preview.
Jason Knott from CEPro joins Ed and Walt to give his perspective on the trends that emerged in 2020, and what we might expect to see in 2021.
Happy holidays! It’s the second of our two-part series, in which we’ll replay clips from the ten most popular podcasts of 2020. Part Two takes us from numbers five through one. We cover video calibration, coping with business disruptions, and a hilarious segment on 5G with YouTube’s “ElectroBOOM” guy, Mehdi Sadaghdar.
In this two-part series, we’ll hear clips from the ten most popular podcasts of 2020. Part One: Clips from podcasts ten through six on the list. Topics include proper power management, immersive audio, cybersecurity and more.
CEDIA’s Global Services Manager Jenn McGuire joins us for the skinny on the new CEDIA Career Center. The site allows you to:
We’ll also hear from Jenn and CEDIA’s Member Programs Manager Jess Thornburg on all the current member benefits – it’s renewal time, after all.
Roger Dressler (RWD Consulting) and Peter Aylett (HTE) join us for a deep dive into the challenges of keeping the immersive audio experience as consistent as possible for every seat in a dedicated home theater, including some pretty revolutionary ideas from the guests.
Rich Green (Rich Green Design) gives us the latest on XR – “extended reality.” How does it encompass VR, AR, and MR? What are the newest advances? What’s happening in the realms of brain-computer interfaces, haptics, and (especially) audio? And most importantly, how will it impact your business?
Mike Heiss is back to tell us what he’s learned about all the new content and channels available to consumers – and the latest devices your clients will be asking about to deliver all that entertainment.
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This new virtual leadership series is an engaging three-part event with the theme of “Financial Success and Growth for the Leader: 2021 and Beyond.” The CEDIA Leadership Series includes market forecasts, and Mollie Carmichael and David Brown of Zonda break down the numbers with Ed and Walt.
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Details on a new affinity program: CEDIA Propel. Propel is designed to connect members to new brands and products in emerging categories and expand Integrator access to products and services that can accelerate business growth and revenue opportunity. This is particularly important as our industry emerges from the pandemic. Guests include CEDIA Board Directors Jamie Briesemeister (Integration Controls) and John Buchanan (Meridian).
CEDIA's new virtual leadership series is an engaging three-part event with the theme of “Financial Success and Growth for the Leader: 2021 and Beyond.” We preview what you'll learn with tips on personal branding, growth, scaling, technology, culture, trends, and innovation. Linzi Boyd, branding expert and entrepreneur, joins us along with CEDIA’s Samantha Ventura.
What does project management really mean? What are the most important elements? What makes PM particularly challenging in our industry? What resources are available to help people learn more? Ed and Walt are joined by Simon Buddle, CEDIA’s EMEA head of standards and curriculum.
CEDIA’s Technical Research Consultant David Meyer breaks down what’s in the new White Paper on HDMI 2.1, and Senior Vice President of Education and Training Samantha Ventura and Director of Technical Training Steve Rissi tell us how new coursework lines up with that info.