CEDIA Announces Winners of the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards in the Americas Region

September 19, 2023

CEDIA has announced the winning integrators and manufacturers of the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards in the Americas region. The honorees were recognized during an awards ceremony at CEDIA Expo, sponsored by Barco, DMF, Lutron, NETGEAR, ProSource, Ring, Somfy and SurgeX. Submissions to the “newly invigorated” awards program were the highest since 2018. The project […]

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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 Announces 2023 Volunteer Award Winners

September 1, 2023

CEDIA has recognized five exemplary individuals from around the globe for their dedicated volunteer efforts. The annual CEDIA Volunteer of the Year awards are presented to those “who have made essential contributions to association programs throughout the preceding year.” The 2023 CEDIA Volunteers of the Year are: New Volunteer of the Year — Michael Daly […]

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CEDIA Association Announces Best Hardware, Software Finalists for 2023 Smart Home Awards

August 29, 2023

CEDIA Association has announced the Best Hardware and Best Software finalists for the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards. Judged by a distinguished group of industry professionals, the program recognizes exceptional novel hardware and software products from CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers. The finalists for Best Hardware are: 2N IP Verso 2.0 Barco Nerthus […]

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CEDIA Announces Updates to NextGen: Smart Home Career Toolkit

August 14, 2023

CEDIA announced updates to its NextGen: Smart Home Career Toolkit to expand access to globalized and regional workforce development tools. The latest additions to the toolkit support CEDIA’s ongoing workforce initiatives by connecting industry employers with talent pipelines and increasing awareness around meaningful career pathways in the smart home channel. The CEDIA NextGen: Smart Home […]

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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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Scott Steinberg Will Give Keynote at CEDIA Expo 2023

August 8, 2023

CEDIA Association announced that Scott Steinberg will serve as this year’s distinguished Keynote speaker at CEDIA Expo 2023. Steinberg will speak on “The Unstoppable A.I. Revolution That’s Coming to the Home,” sponsored by Lutron. Steinberg’s speech is expected to explore the “ever-evolving landscape of smart home technologies, the impact of artificial intelligence, and the future […]

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CEDIA Announces Finalists for 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards Projects

August 1, 2023

CEDIA announced the finalists Tuesday for the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards projects. Judged by a panel of global industry experts, the CEDIA Awards program represents the “finest residential projects of the year.” CEDIA says it received significant interest in the 2023 program with submissions reaching their highest since 2018. “The CEDIA Smart Home Awards […]

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CEDIA Partners With Women in Consumer Technology to Honor International Women’s Day

March 8, 2023

In honor of International Women’s Day, CEDIA has partnered with Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) to provide leading education opportunities to women throughout the smart home industry. “We hope to inspire everyone in the industry to level up their careers through CEDIA education and certification. We also recognize our responsibility as an association to make […]

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CEDIA Appoints Eric Bodley to Board of Directors

March 1, 2023

CEDIA announced the official appointment of Eric Bodley to the Board of Directors. Bodley joins previously announced elected members Stephan Goodhue, Jennifer Mallett and James Ratcliffe in the new class of CEDIA’s Board. Additionally, Amanda Wildman joins CEDIA’s Executive Committee as Secretary. “When we set out to fill the open positions on our board, our intention […]

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Meet the New WiCT Board Members

February 20, 2023

Last month, Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) added Amanda “Mandy” Beckner, CEDIA’s vice president of education and training, and Norma Garcia-Muro, vice president of marketing at Kaleidescape, to its board. We sat down with Beckner and Garcia-Muro to chat about their recent appointment and their plans for the organization. rAVe: What motivated you to join […]

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CEDIA Announces Opening of 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards

February 16, 2023

CEDIA has announced the opening of the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards (formerly, CEDIA Awards). The new title “aligns with CEDIA’s mission to increase awareness of CEDIA and the industry among consumers and allied trades.” Additional changes to the program include a new Health, Sustainability or Wellness Project category and redefined level definitions in the […]

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CEDIA Creates ‘CEDIA NextGen Smart Home Career Toolkit’ to Build Awareness, Recruit Talent

February 9, 2023

CEDIA announced the launch of CEDIA NextGen: Smart Home Career Toolkit. This new collection of free resources, designed to complement CEDIA’s existing workforce development programs, aims to help the global CEDIA channel build awareness of industry employment opportunities and recruit new hires. A note from me: This is something every CEDIA member needs to and […]

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Women in Consumer Technology Adds New Advisory Board Members

January 31, 2023

Women in Consumer Technology (WiCT) has added two new members to its advisory board. Amanda “Mandy” Beckner, CEDIA’s vice president of education and training, and Norma Garcia-Muro, vice president of marketing at Kaleidescape. This bring the board’s total to 16 members, including founder Carol Campbell. The advisory board counsels WiCT on its education, coaching and […]

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CEDIA Appoints Stephan Goodhue, Jennifer Mallett, James Ratcliffe to Board of Directors

November 7, 2022

CEDIA announces three newly elected directors who will join the CEDIA board of directors for the 2023-2025 term: Stephan Goodhue, Jennifer Mallett and James Ratcliffe. “Stephan, Jen, and James bring an abundance of home technology experience and much-needed, fresh perspectives to the board,” said David Weinstein, chair of the CEDIA board of directors. “Their resumes […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces Commercial Integrator Expo in Denver Sept. 6-9, 2023

October 1, 2022

CEDIA Expo’s parent company, Emerald Expositions, announced the launch of a new commercial AV show to take place Sept. 6-9, 2023, in Denver, alongside CEDIA Expo. Commercial Integrator Expo will be an expo and conference addressing the needs of today’s fixed installation AV systems professionals and technology managers in corporate, higher education, hospitality, retail and […]

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CEDIA Adds Christine DeJoy as Vice President of Communications

September 20, 2022

CEDIA, the global association for the home technology industry, announced Tuesday that it has hired Christine DeJoy as vice president of communications. DeJoy has over 21 years of communications and public affairs experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. A former U.S. network television publicity and marketing specialist, she spent most of the last […]

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CEDIA Announces 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award and CEDIA Fellow Winners

September 7, 2022

CEDIA announces Carol Campbell as the recipient of the 2022 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award and Peter Aylett, CIT, ESC-D, ESC-N as the 2022 CEDIA Fellow. The Lifetime Achievement Award, now in its 30th year, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership in the technology design and installation industry. Nominations are submitted by industry professionals and evaluated on […]

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5 Things to Expect at CEDIA Expo 2022

August 30, 2022

CEDIA Expo 2022 is almost here. The event – held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Dallas, TX – will bring together residential audiovisual experts from around the country. Here are five things you can expect at the 2022 show. 1. An Action-Packed CEDIA Expo Floor As with many shows, the in-person CEDIA Expo was […]

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CEDIA Announces Finalists for 2022 CEDIA Awards

August 22, 2022

CEDIA announced the finalists for the 2022 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the CEDIA Awards “celebrate projects, products and individuals exemplifying innovation and excellence in the residential electronics systems industry.” The 2022 Home Technology finalists in the Americas region are: Admit One Home Systems (Edina, Minnesota, U.S.) […]

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Are You A New ProAV, HomeAV or UCC Company — Consider The Launchpad at CEDIA Expo

August 1, 2022

CEDIA Expo just announced “The Launchpad.” The Launchpad creates “a necessary 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. CEDIA Expo introduced The Launchpad […]

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CEDIA’s IST Certification Is Now Accredited Via ANSI

July 12, 2022

CEDIA announced that the Integrated Systems Technician (IST) certification has earned third-party accreditation certification in accordance with the global ISO/IEC 17024:2012, “General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.” The IST certification joins the Cabling and Infrastructure Technician (CIT) as CEDIA’s second ISO/IEC 17024-accredited standard. The conformance process was overseen by the ANSI National Accreditation […]

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CEDIA Announces Greg Durkin as Keynote Speaker at CEDIA Expo 2022

June 23, 2022

CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, today announces Greg Durkin, founder and CEO of Guts+Data, as the keynote speaker at CEDIA Expo 2022. Durkin will speak about invaluable opportunities for integrators in the fast-evolving digital media landscape in “Entertainment Evolution 2022: Content Overload.” The proliferation of content, streaming platforms, and hardware has […]

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CEDIA Expo 2022 Keynote: Guts+Data Creator Greg Durkin to Explore Integrators’ New Role in Content Curation, Entertainment Technology

June 23, 2022

FISHERS, IND., June 22, 2022 – CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, today announces Greg Durkin, founder and CEO of Guts+Data, as the keynote speaker at CEDIA Expo 2022. Durkin will speak about invaluable opportunities for integrators in the fast-evolving digital media landscape in “Entertainment Evolution 2022: Content Overload.” The proliferation of content, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1141: CEDIA Is Exactly 100 Days Away — Here’s What’s Happening

June 20, 2022

Gary caught up with CEDIA’s Jason McGraw to talk all about this year’s expo. The 2022 show will take place Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. By the way, it’s no longer just a home tech conference. Since being acquired by Emerald Expositions, CEDIA Expo has added work-from-home and resimercial and wellness categories — plus it signed a […]

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RoseWater Energy Group Adds Four New Rep Firms to Its Sales Team

June 16, 2022

RoseWater Energy Group just announced the addition of four new rep firms to the sales team. “With the power reliability issues that virtually every luxury homeowner faces, energy management and storage is becoming a critical product category for integrators. The reps who understand this new marketplace are taking notice and reaching out to us,” said […]

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CEDIA Announces New Webinar Series To Explore Residential Energy Trends, Integrator Opportunities

June 3, 2022

CEDIA, the global association for the home technology industry, today announces “House of Power,” a free two-part webinar series exploring residential energy trends and business opportunities for integrators. The global webinars will be held on June 29 and July 13. Each session will include a welcome from CEDIA Senior Director of Technology and Standards Walt […]

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CEDIA Releases Integrated Home Market Analysis, Finds US Integrated Home Market Exceeds $20 Billion

April 6, 2022

CEDIA released the Integrated Home Market Analysis in partnership with leading market research firm, Ancrage Consulting LLC. The results highlight the strength and stability of the estimated $20.1B integrated home market. Respondents were surveyed online from August to October 2021 and asked to report on revenue figures from the last 12 months and provide projections […]

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CEDIA Expo Welcomes Back IMCCA as Strategic Programming Partner for September Expo

April 4, 2022

CEDIA Expo will welcome back IMCCA (Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance), the preeminent voice of the unified communications and collaboration industry, as a strategic programming partner for the Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, 2022, CEDIA Expo in Dallas, Texas. The IMCCA will bring insights and subject matter experts to various CEDIA Expo 2022 activations, […]

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CEDIA Partners with Kohler to Provide US Members with Discounts, Benefits and Access to ASR Program

February 7, 2022

CEDIA announced a partnership with Kohler which will give CEDIA members in the U.S. access to exclusive discounts and benefits. CEDIA members in priority markets will also get early access to Kohler’s Authorized Service Rep (ASR) program, connecting them directly to new customers. “CEDIA’s members fulfill a crucial need for Kohler as they expand their […]

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CEDIA Announces David Weinstein as Chair of Board of Directors, Names 2022 Executive Committee Officers

January 24, 2022

The CEDIA board of directors announced the unanimous election of David Weinstein as its new chair and listed new officers that will serve as its 2022 executive committee. The appointments are as follows: David Weinstein, chairperson: vice resident, residential sales at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. He is responsible for product specification and sales across Lutron’s […]

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CEDIA Recognizes 2021 CEDIA Awards Winners of the Americas Region, Highlights Global Honorees and Manufacturers

November 17, 2021

During a virtual ceremony commemorating the finest work in home technology integration, CEDIA announced the winners of the 2021 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region as well as global honorees and manufacturers. The virtual show was supported by headline sponsor Savant, Lifetime Achievement sponsor Snap One and associate sponsors Lutron, Sonos and Somfy. Winning projects in the […]

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