The Big CEDIA Stories of 2017

Ed Wenck
Dec 22, 2017

2017 will likely prove to be a benchmark year for CEDIA: Everything from the space we occupy to the badges that mark CEDIA Certification wound up getting an upgrade. We dug back through the CEDIA blog and decided to revisit 10 stories from the past year that we felt made a real impact.

A big part of last year’s CEDIA Business Xchange was the “Idea Xchange,”
small focus groups that covered a variety of topics relevant to business practices in the channel. Here’s a recap.

CEDIA’s David Meyer spent part of 2017 helping our members with technical advice. Here he addresses a topic that was raised on the CEDIA Online Community Forum. The issue: 4K content which either doesn’t work or flashes on and off when used through an HDMI splitter. Is HDCP 2.2 stable and governed by a standard?

Yours Truly attended the CEDIA Home Theater Boot Camp. Here’s Day One, Day Two, and Day Three.

What are CEDIA’s “Train the Trainer” courses like? We presented a recap of what it takes to become a CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI). (The classes, presented in NYC, stretched over two days. Here’s Day One, and here’s Day Two.)

The CEDIA Tech Council Podcast debuted this year. Here’s one of our most popular episodes, “The Hub is Dead (or Not).” Guests Mitchell Klein (Z-Wave Alliance) and Avi Rosenthal (IoT Consulting) spoke about the "hub" — that "traffic cop" that allows devices to communicate.

The CEDIA Awards are always a highlight of CEDIA Expo, and 2017 was no exception. Trophies were handed out on the deck of the USS Midway in San Diego.

CEDIA wouldn’t be CEDIA without its volunteers. Ihiji’s Mike Maniscalco contributed a great piece on network latency to our quarterly pub called “Communicates.” Here’s the digital version.

2017 was a big year in many ways. In addition to breaking ground on a new building, the Board of Directors welcomed a few new faces. Meet those CEDIA board members here.

One big initiative in 2017: Learning more about our members. Here’s another look at a series of profiles we call “I AM CEDIA.”

And, of course, what's a year-in-review piece without a mention of the impact of voice control?
  A wrapup of the Big Home Tech News of 2017 (and a look ahead to next year) is certainly in order.

Happy New Year!



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