CES Attendance Bodes Well for All AV Shows in 2015


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the owner and producer of the International CES Show, today announced that verified attendance at the 2015 International CES reached a record 176,676 industry professionals with 48,833 coming from outside of the U.S. The 2015 CES also set a number of other records, including more than 3,600 exhibitors, more than […]

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CEA, CEDIA, InfoComm Release Joint Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association’s (CEDIA) R10 Residential Systems committee and InfoComm International today announced the publication of ANSI Standard J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols. This new standard defines a common set of blueprint icons that represents all facets of pre-wire and installation of electronic systems, […]

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CES 2015 Keynote Review


The next generation of technology innovation took the spotlight as the curtain rose on the opening day of the 2015 International CES. Day one of CES saw more than 3,600 exhibitors launching new products, and the leaders of Ford and Intel making major announcements and outlining their vision of technology innovation. Owned and produced by […]

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Opportunities for growth in 2013


Recently I gave a CEDIA presentation to a group of contractors discussing how to make home technology profitable in the remodeling industry. In preparing for that presentation, I realized the facts and figures I found not only pointed them in a certain direction it painted a pretty clear picture for Home Technology Specialists too! It […]

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CEA Rejects AMX, Crestron and Control4 Standards and Announces New Standard Group for Connected Home and Smart Energy


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced this week that it is forming the R7.8 Working Group 2 to develop a new standard to enable home electronics to communicate energy use data to smart energy management systems and apps. The new standard will be called CE-Energy Usage Information (CE-EUI) and will conform to the North American Energy Standards […]

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CEA-CEDIA Committee Approves Home Theater Video and Smart Grid Installation Standards


The CEA and CEDIA R10 Residential Systems committee today announced new standards to enhance the home theater experience and to provide the industry with an understanding of the issues related to smart grid devices. The updated CEA/CEDIA-CEB23-A: Home Theater Video Design standard will help professionals design, install and calibrate home theater systems to meet consumers’ […]

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