CEDIA Expo, Commercial Integrator Expo Announce 2023 Attendance Numbers

September 22, 2023

CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo announced that 12,848 industry professionals showed up earlier this month for both shows. Show attendees came from all 50 U.S. states and 21 countries. “CEDIA Expo 2023 and Commercial Integrator Expo 2023 were bustling with industry professionals experiencing the newest tech and learning about trends in the residential and […]

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rePLAY CEDIA Expo 2023 Wrap-Up

September 19, 2023

Hey #AVtweeps, welcome to the official wrap-up of of rePLAY CEDIA Expo 2023! In this episode of rePLAY, our hosts, Steph Beckett and Emily Dean, walked us through their favorite moments of rAVe’s coverage of CEDIA Expo, the show that showcases the latest and greatest in HomeAV technology. “The great thing about our product videos […]

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The Daily Raff: CEDIA Expo/Commercial Integrator Expo 2023 Day 3 Thoughts

September 9, 2023

For the last Daily Raff of CEDIA Expo/Commercial Integrator Expo, I don’t have a ton of new products to show you. I always find it hard to just wander a show floor. What am I supposed to look at? I receive so many press releases before a show that sometimes it’s overwhelming to just walk […]

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The Daily Raff: CEDIA Expo/Commercial Integrator Expo 2023 Day 2 Thoughts

September 8, 2023

I don’t know what it is about trade shows. You’re so tired at the end of the day no matter what! I could be doing a million interviews one after the other or just walking around and seeing all the products for myself. Either way, I’m spent by the time the show floor closes. Let’s […]

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The Daily Raff: CEDIA Expo/Commercial Integrator Expo 2023 Day 1 Thoughts

September 8, 2023

Hi, everyone! I’m so excited to provide you with my thoughts on Day One of CEDIA Expo/Commercial Integrator Expo 2023! What a first day it’s been! I have only a few things to leave you with today because it was my day I haven’t had the most time to walk the show floor, but I […]

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rAVe [TV] — Episode 127.1: Day One LIVE at CEDIA Expo/Commercial Integrator Expo 2023

September 7, 2023

It’s the first day of CEDIA Expo/Commercial Integrator Expo 2023! We’re so excited and Emily Dean and I have so much fun lined up in this episode. Our guests include: Mark Coxon, Business Development Director – XTG, AVI-SPL, Michelle Montazeri, Director, Digital Signage, Legrand AV, Bryan Meszaros, CEO and Founder, OpenEye Global. We talk about […]

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CEDIA and CTA’s RP22 Sets New Standards for Immersive Audio in Home Entertainment

September 7, 2023

CEDIA has finalized a new recommended immersive audio system design practice in collaboration with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). CEDIA/CTA – RP22 Immersive Audio Design Recommended Practice is the first recommended practice to define an objective set of performance criteria for home audio systems. “RP22 is nothing less than game-changing for our industry,” said Daryl Friedman, global […]

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CEDIA Expo 2023 Keynote: AI Is Everywhere, Even in Your House

September 7, 2023

Scott Steinberg, futurist and CEO of a leading strategic consulting and market research firm, gave the CEDIA Expo 2023 keynote address on Sept. 6 in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The keynote, titled, “The Unstoppable A.I. Revolution That’s Coming to the Home,” focused on all the ways artificial intelligence has leaked into our lives. […]

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August Temperature Check Results: The Resimercial Market

September 6, 2023

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, when home offices became more popular than ever, we started to hear more and more about resimercial technologies. Resimercial solutions are those that blend residential and commercial aesthetics and technologies in order to cultivate workspaces that support both productivity and well-being. For our August Temperature Check, we wanted […]

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AI-Powered Cables! Don’t Laugh as CEDIA Expo Will See AI Everywhere

September 1, 2023

CEDIA Expo 2023 will be filled with new HomeAV gear; no doubt about it. And, although I can’t predict what product will impress all the attendees the most, I can — without doubt — predict what trend will dominate in nearly every booth: AI. AI will be everywhere, thanks to some of the most unimaginative […]

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CEDIA Expo Unveils Smart Stage Programming

August 28, 2023

CEDIA Expo, the platform where residential technology integration, design and construction professionals connect, learn, and engage, announces the programming schedule for the Smart Stage at CEDIA Expo 2023. The Smart Stage will focus on relevant industry-wide topics, emerging technologies and trending market segments for the residential technology industry. The Smart Stage, sponsored by Nice, will […]

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rAVe’s Guide to CEDIA Expo 2023

August 28, 2023

With CEDIA Expo 2023 a little over a week away, we’re excited to highlight educational sessions we think you’re going to enjoy! After exploring the show floor, these sessions will give you a chance to learn and recharge. Check out rAVe’s picks for a rewarding event.  “The Unstoppable AI Revolution That’s Coming to the Home” […]

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CEDIA Expo, Commercial Integrator Announce Matchmaking App for Trade Show(s)

August 24, 2023

CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo announced a matchmaking application for the show. CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo’s mobile app is designed to facilitate intelligent business matchmaking, product discovery and relevant content to engage attendees pre-show, on-site and post-show. “Networking with industry peers, and the possibility of connecting with prospects, is one of the […]

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rAVe [TV] — Episode 124: All Your CEDIA Expo Details … Including a Wedding?

August 23, 2023

I never thought I’d say that I would be attending a wedding at a trade show, but on Sept. 8, I’m taking the party over to the Origin Acoustics booth at CEDIA Expo to watch Joe Whitaker and Sarah Duvall take their vows. Gary and I even welcomed them on this episode of rAVe [TV]! […]

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Snap One and Control4 Sue Josh.ai Over AVA Remote

August 14, 2023

Snap One sent a letter to its partners today telling them they believe that Josh.ai’s new AVA remote infringe on its IP for the Josh Remote. Although they aren’t shutting down the compatibility of Josh.ai with Control4 controllers, they have filed a lawsuit, as of today, in the US District Court for the District of […]

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CEDIA Announces Steve Moore as 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, James Chen as 2023 CEDIA Fellow

August 10, 2023

CEDIA just announced Steve Moore as the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and James Chen as the 2023 CEDIA Fellow. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes “an individual who has demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership in the technology design and installation industry. The CEDIA Fellows represent a group of individuals who have helped shape the industry […]

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AVPro Global Acquires AudioControl’s Home Audio Division

August 1, 2023

AVPro Global, parent company of AVPro Edge, Murideo, and Bullet Train audio/video distribution products, announced the acquisition of the Home Audio division of AudioControl from AAMP Holdings, Inc. Through the deal, AVPro Global will assume ownership of the AudioControl Home business. AAMP will retain its AudioControl Vehicle Technology business with no change to its operations. […]

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Nice Announces New Board Among Other Leadership and Structural Changes

August 1, 2023

Nice announced changes including establishing a new board to provide what its own press release described as, “strategic oversight of regional operations, a move indicating a sustained commitment to increasing shareholder value, improving corporate governance, and driving strategic growth. The Board will lead four specialized committees, each focused on accelerating growth in the areas of […]

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rAVe August 2023 Temperature Check — Survey CLOSED!

August 1, 2023

This survey is now closed. Keep an eye out for next month’s temp check survey! We’ve heard the term “resimercial” more and more over the past several years, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic when home offices became more relevant than ever. Simply put, the resimercial market is characterized by a blend of […]

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Measure Twice and Then Some

July 26, 2023

American mathematician Alfred Korzybski coined the phrase, “The map is not the territory.” He was talking about psychology and the human mind, but his analogy is just as apt for our businesses. Just when I feel like I’ve seen everything, something happens that proves me wrong. No indeed, it’s still possible for me to be […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces the Return of The Launchpad

July 17, 2023

CEDIA Expo announced the return of The Launchpad, a platform for new companies to introduce their brand and technology to the residential technology industry. The Launchpad is designed to highlight brands that have been in business for less than three years and have never exhibited at CEDIA Expo. “The Launchpad is an incredible opportunity for […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces New Exhibitors for CEDIA Expo 2023

April 11, 2023

CEDIA Expo announced an array of new and noteworthy exhibitors for CEDIA Expo 2023 from Sept. 6-9, 2023, in Denver. CEDIA Expo 2023 will welcome over 18,000 qualified residential systems technology professionals to experience highly engaging exhibitor activations on the show floor. CEDIA Expo provides the best opportunity for custom integration product and solutions manufacturers […]

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Growth of Resimercial Paves the Way for CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo

March 29, 2023

It has long been thought that residential and commercial technologies and their respective markets were separate entities not meant to overlap. Over the last decade, we have recognized a shift in that mindset. After the 2008 financial crisis, many residential integrators were challenged to find residential homeowners willing to invest in technology for their homes. […]

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CEDIA Expo 2022 Thoughts from Someone Who Didn’t Go

October 11, 2022

I didn’t go to CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas. But like both ISE and InfoComm this year, I acted as the editor in charge of rAVe’s product videos from afar, and therefore watched all 573 videos that the team shot on the show floor over the past few days. I missed seeing industry friends and […]

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Congratulations to the 2022 Winners of rAVe’s Best of CEDIA Expo Awards

October 10, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Winners of rAVe’s Best of CEDIA Expo Awards! When rAVe covers a show, we actually cover the ENTIRE show. I am proud to say we sent reporters from rAVe [PUBS] to every booth at CEDIA Expo 2022 to shoot videos of new (and returning!) products. No other company went to every single booth. We amassed […]

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A Quick Guide to Some of Our Favorite CEDIA Expo Blogs

October 5, 2022

If you’ve been keeping up with our CEDIA Expo coverage, you might recall that we have covered so much news! Here’s a guide to some of our favorite pieces that we’ve written about the show: THE BEST-EVER Demo from the Show Floor: BEST Demo at CEDIA Expo 2022: A Collab Between Trinnov, McIntosh, Sonus Faber, […]

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Steph Says: CEDIA Expo 2022 Day 3 Thoughts

October 4, 2022

I promised you I’d be back to talk about Day Three of CEDIA Expo 2022! As expected, Saturday was a little bit slower than Thursday or Friday were, but that’s always to be expected with a show that goes until the weekend. The great thing about this was that I got to spend a little […]

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BEST Demo at CEDIA Expo 2022: A Collab Between Trinnov, McIntosh, Sonus Faber, Kaleidescape and madVR

October 3, 2022

I’ve been attending CEDIA Expo for 20+ years. In case you don’t know what it is, CEDIA Expo is the industry’s premier high-end residential AV show — filled with stuff to make your home smarter, build the ultimate home cinema or tech that makes nesting a home better. No, this isn’t CES — the Consumer […]

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READ THIS FIRST: How to Use the rAVe CEDIA Expo 2022 Microsite

October 2, 2022

The rAVe team is ready for CEDIA Expo 2022 — and we hope you are! This short piece is to help you understand the best way to navigate all our coverage straight from the show floor. If this is your first time checking out the CEDIA Expo 2022 microsite, no worries! Just check out the […]

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Steph Says: CEDIA Expo 2022 Day 1 Thoughts

September 30, 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of my series in which I deliver my thoughts no one asked for about the trade shows I attend! To preface, this is my second CEDIA Expo. My first was in 2021, and while that was a great first trade show since COVID rocked our world in 2020, I didn’t […]

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CEDIA Expo 2022 Keynote: Navigating the Content Overload

September 29, 2022

How is anyone supposed to pick what to watch these days? When it comes to streaming services, the market is pretty much flooded. That was the subject of Greg Durkin’s keynote at CEDIA Expo 2022. Durkin, founder and CEO of Guts + Data, recognized during his presentation the unique role that integrators play in helping […]

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Origin Acoustics at CEDIA Expo 2022 — Partnerships, Products and More

September 29, 2022

For my first CEDIA Expo 2022 press conference, I attended one for Origin Acoustics — the company has been quite busy this year, especially ahead of CEDIA Expo — I feel as though I’ve received news from them almost every day for the past few weeks. As it turns out, the company has had a […]

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