Jason McGraw to Run CEDIA and KBIS

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Emerald today announced the appointment of Jason C. McGraw, CTS, CAE as vice president responsible for the oversight of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association) and CEDIA Expo, the leading event serving the residential integrated technology marketplace. Additionally, Emerald announced the newly created position of director, key […]

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CEDIA Announces Propel Affinity Program to Connect Members to New Brands

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CEDIA announced the launch of CEDIA Propel, an affinity program designed to connect members to new brands. CEDIA’s integrator members will receive preferential pricing and product training across all brands enrolled in Propel. The Propel program will enable current CEDIA manufacturer members to drive adoption, while also attracting new brands to the CI channel. Propel […]

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CEDIA Launches New Virtual Leadership Series Based on Financial Success and Growth

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CEDIA is launching a new virtual Leadership Series, an engaging three-part event with the theme of “Financial Success and Growth for the Leader: 2021 and Beyond.” Each day of the series — Nov. 18, Dec. 9 and Jan. 27 — will feature three separate, hour-long segments designed to provide integrators a needed opportunity to take […]

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CEDIA Launches Beta Testing for CIT Certification

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As part of a comprehensive overhaul of its certification program, CEDIA has delivered on another key objective: launching beta testing for the CEDIA Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Certification. CIT Certification is geared toward those who are just starting in the industry or are embarking on the early stages of a career as a technician. […]

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Tabatha O’Connor to Depart CEDIA

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CEDIA announced today that CEDIA President Tabatha O’Connor would depart the organization at the end of her contract in January after an 18-year tenure, during which the industry and CEDIA itself went through much transformation. In 2016, the association integrated its North American and worldwide operations to form a single integrated global organization. In 2017, […]

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CEDIA Honors Michael Heiss with Lifetime Achievement Award

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CEDIA has announced that Michael Heiss has been chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Heiss was honored as part of the 2020 CEDIA Awards Program, which was hosted virtually across three regions on Thursday, October 8th. The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership […]

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CEDIA Announces Winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards

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Following a memorable evening showcasing the best work and products in home technology integration, CEDIA has announced the winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region, global honorees and manufacturers. Eleven unique projects from integrators located in the United States, Canada and Mexico have been honored as the best of the best in the […]

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CEDIA Announces Finalists for 2020 Best New Products Awards

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The finalists for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards program in the Americas region have been announced. The honors feature hardware and software products from top CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers. “The technology showcased by this year’s Best New Products finalists is out of this world,” said CEDIA Senior Vice President of […]

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CEDIA Establishes CEDIASTRONG Scholarship for Up-And-Coming Talent

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CEDIA announced the establishment of the CEDIASTRONG Scholarship Fund Tuesday. CEDIA will begin accepting donations with the intent to award education grants in 2021 to up-and-coming home technology talent: high school graduates, community college and vocational school students, as well as displaced techs who are keen to build their skills and careers in the smart and […]

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CEDIA Opens Board Elections with 5 New Candidates

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The ballot featuring five elected director candidates for the 2021-2022 CEDIA Board of Directors is open. CEDIA is encouraging all global member companies to cast their vote for four open elected director positions. The CEDIA Board of Directors governs the association’s activities, and is dedicated to furthering the CEDIA mission of building prosperity for its […]

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AudioControl Intros Director 2.0 Firmware for Select Amplifiers

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AudioControl has introduced the Director 2.0 firmware that adds features and a better GUI for its line of Director Series and RS Series DSP amplifiers. The new GUI is also a responsive webpage, making it easy to view various devices and screen sizes from phones and tablets to computers. The new interface is compatible with […]

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CEDIA Announces 2020 CEDIA Awards Finalists for Projects in Americas

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CEDIA just released the list of 2020 CEDIA Awards finalists for projects in the Americas region. Selected through a process taken on by CEDIA’s panels of industry expert judges, this year’s Americas region finalists hail from a varied geographical footprint throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In total, from the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific […]

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CEDIA Reaches ANSI Accreditation as an Accredited Standards Developer

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CEDIA announced an achievement in its global strategy implementation in the area of elevating industry professionalism. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved CEDIA as an Accredited Standards Developer (ASD). “Quite simply, this milestone puts us in a higher, more globally recognized echelon when it comes to developing industry standards,” said CEDIA Senior Director […]

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CEDIA to Resume a Number of In-person Trainings in August

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CEDIA is set to resume offering a select number of in-person training opportunities at CEDIA headquarters in the coming months. Through a series of comprehensive, safety-focused measures, CEDIA will host the training facility courses at the CEDIA Global Headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. The first training opportunity, Cabling and Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Program, is a hybrid […]

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CEDIA Technology and Business Summit Schedule — Now Revised

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CEDIA announced a revised schedule for the CEDIA Technology & Business Summits. Eight in-person Tech Summits and one new virtual conference have been added to the schedule for the fall. The CEDIA Tech Summits are regional educational events that provide sponsor tables from many of the industry’s AV, control, lighting, security and technology manufacturers/service providers. […]

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CEDIA Makes Changes to its CEDIA Certification Program

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CEDIA has announced new advancements in its CEDIA Certification program. These include: Launching the new CEDIA Certified Cabling and Infrastructure Technician (CIT) and CEDIA Certified Integrated System Technician (IST) Certifications. Beta testing of the new certification exams will open in the coming months. Comprehensive learning pathways developed to prepare individuals for certification and success on […]

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CEDIA Has a New Training Collaboration With the Imaging Science Foundation

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CEDIA announced a new training collaboration with the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) Tuesday. This development aligns with CEDIA’s mission to bolster industry education and standards and provides integrators with unparalleled access to ISF’s renowned video calibration curriculum and certification. CEDIA has worked with ISF Founder and CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Joel Silver to create […]

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CEDIA EXPO Officially Canceled for 2020, Virtual Experience Planned

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The producers of CEDIA EXPO, Emerald Expositions, have just sent out an announcement that the 2020 show, scheduled for September 8-12 in Denver, Colorado, will be canceled for this year. This is due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the fact that the Colorado Convention Center, the location of CEDIA EXPO 2020, has been […]

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CEDIA’s New White Paper Can Help You Understand and Prepare for Wi-Fi 6

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CEDIA has released a new white paper titled “Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax): High Efficiency Wi-Fi.” The white paper dives into the new Wi-Fi 6 standard that has been designed to address some of the most prevalent wireless networking issues and provide high-efficiency Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi 6 is the latest wireless networking standard — and it’s fundamentally different […]

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If You’re an Integrator, Help CEDIA By Taking This Survey

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CEDIA is calling on professionals in the residential technology integration industry to respond to a new survey concerning the business impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic. The study, conducted in collaboration with The Farnsworth Group, covers topics including project bidding, ongoing jobs, impact on current operations and near-term outlook. The survey is seeking participation from integrators […]

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CEDIA Calling All Technicians to Participate in Survey

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CEDIA and its recently-launched certification commission are calling on technicians to participate in a survey designed to shape the future of CEDIA Certification and education initiatives. The CEDIA Technician Survey, which is open through April 22, involves feedback from technicians or those who supervise technicians. The commission and information gathering initiative are part of CEDIA’s […]

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CEDIA Unveils New Program to Support Members During COVID-19 Pandemic

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CEDIA today introduced CEDIASTRONG, a new program comprised of new services and tools to empower, educate, and inspire CEDIA members to weather these turbulent times. CEDIASTRONG will provide members free financial planning tools and services, technical training and webinars, career planning resources, online business roundtable discussions and marketing content that members can use to promote […]

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Registration Open for CEDIA Awards & Leadership Conference

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Registration is now open for this year’s CEDIA Awards & Leadership Conference. The gathering will take place July 21-22 at the historic Union League Club of Chicago. The event will provide CEDIA members with opportunities to network, sharpen their leadership skills, and celebrate the very best home technology integration projects. Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton […]

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CEDIA Accepting Entries for 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards

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Entries are now being accepted for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards and Product Hall of Fame programs. The honors, open to CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers, include hardware and software categories. The Best New Products Awards recognize hardware and software technology that offer exceptional innovation and installation value for the industry, enhancing the lifestyle of […]

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CEDIA Tech Summit Program to Include Google Keynote and Cybersecurity Courses

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CEDIA has announced that Google will host the keynote at the 2020 CEDIA Technology and Business Summits being held in the United States and Canada, starting January 23 in Seattle, Washington. As an added value, the first 40 attendees at the Tech Summit keynote in the 14 scheduled markets will receive a Google Nest Mini. […]

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Entry Now Open for 2020 CEDIA Awards

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The entry system is now open for the 2020 CEDIA Awards program. These awards spotlight the exceptional work of residential technology integrators. This year, CEDIA is launching a new awards platform that streamlines the entry process. This new system walks entrants through each step of the submission, and project details can be entered in stages […]

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Ashley Sprengnether Named Associate Show Director for CEDIA Expo

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(Alpharetta, Ga.) December 20, 2019 – CEDIA Expo, the leading event for the intelligently built environment, announces the promotion of Ashley Sprengnether to Associate Show Director for CEDIA Expo. Before joining Emerald Expositions in August of 2017, Sprengnether spent eight years with CEDIA, the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, where she served in the […]

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CEDIA Launches New Awards Website

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CEDIA has launched a design-forward website to showcase CEDIA Award winners’ and finalists’ projects as well as the year’s Best New Product and Product Hall of Fame winners. In addition to the newly launched website — CEDIA Award winners and finalists have all received a personalized case study to utilize when talking with clients and […]

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CEDIA Hires Jenn McGuire as Global Member Services Manager

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CEDIA has named Jenn McGuire global member services manager. The promotion elevates McGuire to the head of the global organization’s membership department. She will remain based in the CEDIA EMEA office in the United Kingdom. “Jenn has been with the organization for four-and-a-half years and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and excitement to the […]

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CEDIA Names Michael Sherman 2019 Young Professional of the Year

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CEDIA has announced Michael Sherman as the recipient of the 2019 CEDIA Young Professional of the Year award. Sherman is the owner/director of Henri, a CEDIA Member of Excellence company based in France. The award recognizes Sherman as an emerging leader who is making an impact on the home technology integration industry. The award elevates […]

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