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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Opus Brilliance Unveils the OpusCube Fine Pixel LED Video Wall at CEDIA

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Opus Brilliance will debut at CEDIA with a fine pixel pitch LED video wall called the OpusCube. The OpusCube panels have a flat back and are two inches thick when installed on the wall, as there are no external cables. Notable features of the OpusCube include, according to the company, seamless panel integration, low/no heat, […]

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Luxul Will Be at CEDIA 2018 With New Networking Solutions for the Connected Home

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Luxul today announced the company will unveil a variety of new products for the connected home at CEDIA Expo 2018, taking place Sept. 6-8 at the San Diego Convention Center. In booth 4301, Luxul will debut new wireless products, next-generation members of its family of award-winning L2/L3 managed switches, and other solution-based innovations that will […]

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Lisa Loeb Will Speak at Women in Consumer Technology CEDIA Luncheon

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Women in Consumer Technology (WiTC), an organization promoting the advancement of women in the consumer technology industry, today announced that it will host Lisa Loeb during the 10th annual CEDIA Luncheon event. Held Sept. 7 in Ballroom 6A of the San Diego Convention Center, attendees will be treated to music and conversation with the musician, […]

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Savant Adds Google Home

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Savant has announced compatibility between Savant’s smart home ecosystem and the Google Home Assistant speech-recognition engine. Savant pioneered the use of voice control as part of the connected home by introducing the Savant Pro Remote, enabling homeowners to activate a Savant Scene, choose a favorite channel or select a source within their entertainment system. With […]

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Joel Silver Named 2018 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Winner

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CEDIA has announced that Joel Silver has been chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Joel will be honored at the CEDIA Awards Celebration hosted at Petco Park on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative and visionary leadership in the growth and […]

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Industry Experts to Lead Inaugural Design Connection Tour at CEDIA Expo 2018

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CEDIA Expo announces the tour guides for the first-ever Design Connection Tour — David VanWert, principal of VanWert Technology Design and Joe Whitaker, president of Thoughtful Home Design and member of the CEDIA Board of Directors. The Design Connection Tour series will take place on September 6 and 7 during CEDIA Expo at the San […]

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Nominations Open for 2019 – 2020 CEDIA Board of Directors

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Nominations for the 2019 – 2020 CEDIA board of directors are open. CEDIA’s doard of directors influences the direction of the industry, governs the association’s activities, and represents the residential technology profession to the outside world. “Every year CEDIA members have the opportunity to shape and drive the direction of the association by helping identify […]

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