CEDIA Award Winners Announced

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CEDIA has announced the winners of the 2019 CEDIA Home Technology Professional Awards competition for the Americas region. Twelve projects received recognition Thursday during the CEDIA Awards Celebration & Leadership Conference at the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago. Each honoree represents the best work over the last year from CEDIA members in the global organization’s […]

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Jeremy Burkhardt Finally Gets CEDIA Fellow Designated, Better Late Than Never

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CEDIA says that, finally, Jeremy Burkhardt will be inducted to the CEDIA Fellows program at CEDIA Expo 2019. The CEDIA Fellows program honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association’s success. Burkhardt is well known throughout the industry, currently as chairman of Origin Acoustics, as well as former CEO, architect […]

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CEDIA Lifetime Award Winner Spent a Lifetime in CEDIA

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CEDIA announced that Mitchell Klein was chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Klein will be honored at the CEDIA Expo Opening Keynote hosted at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of […]

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CEDIA Home Cinema Masterclass to Be Led By Three Home Theater Gods

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Three of the biggest names in home theater integration will offer an unparalleled learning opportunity. The CEDIA Home Cinema Design Masterclass — featuring Imaging Science Foundation founder Joel Silver, Grimani Systems President Anthony Grimani and TK Theatres and RAYVA founder Theo Kalomirakis — will provide an in-depth examination of several key topics. The CEDIA Home […]

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11th Annual CEDIA Women in Consumer Technology Luncheon Includes Keynote Speaker Sam Horn

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Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) today announced that bestselling author Sam Horn will present as keynote speaker during the organization’s 11th annual CEDIA Expo Luncheon, to be held Sept. 13 in the Denver Convention Center. This year the event will open with a new networking reception featuring a mimosa and bloody mary bar from 11:30 […]

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CEDIA Announces Award Finalists

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CEDIA has named the Americas region and Asia Pacific region finalists for the 2019 CEDIA Home Technology Professional Awards competition. The awards recognize the very best projects CEDIA home technology professional members have completed during the last year. “CEDIA members continue to provide exceptionally great projects that are reviewed by our esteemed technical judging panel,” […]

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CEDIA Announces 60 New Classes for Expo 2019

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CEDIA announces the educational conference lineup at this year’s CEDIA Expo show. With over 125 classes, 50 percent of them brand new and covering 17 different areas of expertise, CEDIA Expo solidifies its standing as the leading educational event for residential home technology professionals. CEDIA Expo will be held September 10-14 at the Colorado Convention […]

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CEDIA White Paper Is All About Cabling

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CEDIA has released its latest white paper, which explores the ever-changing universe of cabling for home technology professionals. Infrastructure Cabling for Voice, Data and Video takes a deep dive into applications, standards and recommendations for uses of a variety of cable families. “This white paper takes care to break down — in great detail — […]

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CEDIA Updates ESC-D Certification Exam

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CEDIA has released an updated ESC-D exam — the test to earn the global organization’s highest certification credential. The improvements follow a rigorous review and feedback process that involved more than 100 participants with heavy input from industry professionals from throughout the world. The ESC-D is targeted at industry veterans with at least five years […]

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Keynote Speaker for CEDIA Expo Planned

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Today CEDIA has announced that Luke Williams, NYU professor and author of the international bestseller, Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business, will deliver this year’s CEDIA Expo opening keynote. CEDIA Expo attendees can expect Williams to focus on how to tap into the disruptive mindset to differentiate their company. “Companies need […]

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CEDIA Honors First CEDIA Members of Excellence

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CEDIA has named the first two recipients of the prestigious CEDIA Member of Excellence designation. U.K.-based integrators ConnectedWorks and Homeplay have proven their exemplary commitment to craftsmanship, customer service, certification and community outreach in achieving the status. “ConnectedWorks and Homeplay are highly respected among custom integrators,” said Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton. […]

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CEDIA Releases 2019 Boot Camp Schedule

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CEDIA has announced an extensive slate of three-day boot camps for 2019. These hands-on sessions offer foundational skills training for experienced and prospective integration professionals. CEDIA will host seven boot camps — basic residential, home theater and advanced networking options — at its global headquarters near Indianapolis between March and December. Boot camp dates include: […]

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CEDIA Launches Member of Excellence Program

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Today, CEDIA has announced the launch of the CEDIA Member of Excellence Program. This highly anticipated program aims to celebrate excellence. There are two designations CEDIA members can achieve to demonstrate their company’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to their clients, investing in professional development and technical excellence and serving their community. “We thought long […]

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Ian Bryant Takes Tech and Innovation Position With CEDIA

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CEDIA has named Ian Bryant senior director of technology application and innovation. A veteran of more than two decades in custom AV and integration, Bryant runs the Indianapolis office of Detroit-based ZenArray. The company specializes in consulting, design, programming and installation services. His background includes serving as a technology subcontractor for residential, corporate, government and […]

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CEDIA Details 2019 Board and Executive Committee and EMEA Director

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The CEDIA Board of Directors has approved the 2019 executive committee and has voted for Rob Sutherland to fill the EMEA appointed director position for the 2019-2020 term. David Humphries will serve as chairperson. “With CEDIA’s 30th year underway, the board will continue to focus on driving forward the organization’s strategy that will boost industry […]

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CEDIA Now Accepting Awards Entries for 2019 Competition

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CEDIA is now accepting award entries for the 2019 home technology professional awards program. “2019 marks CEDIA’s 30th anniversary as an association and with those year-long celebrations in mind there has never been a better time to enter the awards program,” said Giles Sutton, CEDIA senior vice president of industry engagement. “Year over year, we […]

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ISE 2019 Announces Opening and Closing Ceremony Speakers

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As Integrated Systems Europe continues to expand its coverage of vertical markets served by the AV industry, the broadest ever range of thought leaders and subject experts will be speaking at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam. ISE is committed to delivering an extensive breadth of expert opinion, analysis and debate across all the market sectors that […]

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2019 CEDIA Technology & Business Summit Schedule Announced

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Today CEDIA announced the 2019 lineup for the popular CEDIA Technology & Business Summit events. The 2019 schedule includes 11 events throughout North America, including two new highly requested markets, the Mid-Atlantic and Canada. The Tech Summits are local, focused, education-oriented events. They include sponsor displays consisting of some of the top manufacturers and service […]

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Peerless-AV Launches New Diamond Level of the Certified Installer Training Program

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Peerless-AV has announced the launch of the newest level of its its Certified Installer Training Program — the Diamond Level. This level, entitled, “Video Wall Mounting Systems for Direct View LED Displays,” is led by long-time industry experts who have the sales application and engineering experience to make every job successful for those who attend. Peerless-AV’s […]

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ISE Show Opens Registration

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Integrated Systems Europe has announced that visitor registration for ISE 2019 is now open. The show, which takes place at the RAI Amsterdam on 5-8 February 2019, features more exhibition space and a bigger conference program than ever before. It is expected to draw numbers in excess of 2018’s totals of 80,923 registered attendees and […]

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CEDIA Report Finds Opportunities for Business Growth for Its Members

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As new construction and home renovation numbers continue to grow, the residential technology industry is following suit with home technology professionals in the U.S. and Canada reporting solid 2017 sales and anticipating a strong 2018, according to a new report issued by CEDIA. Each year, the association conducts its “Size and Scope of the Residential […]

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Melanie Malcolm to Join CEDIA Board

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CEDIA has announced that Melanie Malcolm, co-founder and co-owner of Bespoke Home Cinemas, will join the CEDIA board. Malcolm was voted in by the CEDIA board to fill the seat vacated by Giles Sutton after he joined the CEDIA staff in July. “We are thrilled to have Melanie join the CEDIA Board: She was part of the EMEA board of directors prior to […]

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Takeaways from CEDIA’s National Awareness Study

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CEDIA has revealed the key findings from its recent national awareness study of the association and its members among design/build professionals, including the news that when home builders, architects and interior designers sub out smart home technology installation, they use a CEDIA contractor 45 percent of the time. Commissioned in support of the CEDIA strategic plan announced earlier this year, […]

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CEDIA Expo Truths: Attendance Flat, Show’s Dominated By DIY and It’s Arguably a Distributor Show Now

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CEDIA Expo is the ultimate AV geekfest. Walking around CEDIA is like being an eight-year-old at Toys ‘R’ Us wishing you could have everything. But like Toys ‘R’ Us, it’s on the verge of disappearing. Let’s be honest here — the show has had flat attendance (right at 20,000, INCLUDING exhibitor personnel) for the past […]

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CEDIA Expo Will Include National Kitchen & Bath Association Sponsor

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CEDIA Expo announced today that the National Kitchen & Bath Association will be the official lunch sponsor for the Design+Connection Tour series at CEDIA Expo 2018. The NKBA will provide complimentary lunches to all designer and integrator participants and will be the last stop on the inaugural 2018 Design Connection Tour series where participants will […]

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CEDIA Names 2018 Volunteers of the Year

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CEDIA has announced the 2018 volunteers of the year. Each year, CEDIA recognizes three members: a new volunteer, a training volunteer,\ and an overall volunteer. These volunteers are nominated by staff for their efforts and contributions that help develop and refine CEDIA programs and offerings. Amanda Wildman — Volunteer of the Year; TruMedia Amanda joined […]

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Good Competition, The CEDIA Conundrum and Julie

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Every business owner in every company hopes, especially when they invent or pioneer something unique, that their competition will be good. Bad competition tends to shred an industry and can lead to its eventual demise. For example, I have many friends that own AV integration firms — they love the good competition and loathe the […]

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