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How They Did It: Best Bang for the Buck

Ed Wenck
Sep 05, 2019

CEDIA’s judges were impressed by what ACOUSTIC INTERIORS achieved given the cost ceiling here, calling the finished project “an excellent value." They awarded the firm the 2019 CEDIA Award for Best Home Cinema, Level I (Americas).
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Bringing the Outside In: A Two-Minute Tech Read

Walt Zerbe
Sep 03, 2019

"Package all of these systems together up, present it properly, and the result is a new business opportunity that can help people live better, healthier lives."
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The CEDIA Podcast, Episode 137: Why We Teach What We Teach

Ed Wenck
Aug 30, 2019

In this episode, we talk not only about the "what" of CEDIA education at Expo, Boot Camps, and the new workforce development curriculum, but the "why" — the philosophies behind the nuts and bolts of the training.
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How They Did It: Shangri-La

Ed Wenck
Aug 29, 2019

This project by La Scala won Best Integrated Home, Level I (Americas) and the CEDIA award for “Technology Meets Design.”
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Building the Next Generation of Technicians

Ed Wenck
Aug 26, 2019

Inside the inaugural CEDIA Electronic Systems Integration Technician Training program, an immersive occupational skills training program that stretched over 12 weeks.
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The CEDIA Podcast, Episode 136: Designing Great Home Cinemas

Ed Wenck
Aug 23, 2019

Shereen Edward (Archimedia), Alex Camara (AudioControl), Peter Miller (Cornflake), and Theo Kalomirakis (Theo Kalomirakis [TK] Theaters and Rayva) dive into what makes great home cinemas.
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How They Did It: The Escape Room

Ed Wenck
Aug 22, 2019

Here's a look at the winner of the 2019 CEDIA Award for Best Home Cinema, Level II, Americas.
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Game On: A Two-Minute Tech Read

Ian Bryant
Aug 19, 2019

The business opportunities for a game room in the home have never been better — and with the technology experience our industry professionals have, we can create some adrenaline-pumping solutions.
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The CEDIA Podcast, Epsiode 135: Mitch Klein, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Ed Wenck
Aug 16, 2019

Mitchell Klein has led his own integration firm, he's led CEDIA, and now he leads the Z-Wave Alliance. He's also the 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Here's an in-depth interview with a thoughtful and fascinating gent.
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How They Did It: Double Duty

Ed Wenck
Aug 15, 2019

Entertainment is key in this whole-home integration, which picked up a Finalist nod in the 2018 CEDIA Awards (Integrated Home, Level III, Americas).
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Help Us Help You — The Size and Scope Survey Closes Soon

Ed Wenck
Aug 14, 2019

The annual CEDIA Size and Scope survey is increasingly critical: The results will bolster CEDIA's ability to serve the needs of the industry at large.
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The CEDIA Podcast, Epsiode 134: Expo Preview AND a Biophilia Chat

Ed Wenck
Aug 09, 2019

Julie Jacobson (founding editor, CE Pro) gives us an Expo preview — and her thoughts on the wellness tech opportunities she captures under the term "biophilia."
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How They Did It: Down in Front

Ed Wenck
Aug 08, 2019

This project took home Finalist honors at the 2018 CEDIA Awards (Media Room, Level II, Americas).
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Works with Nest, or Not?

Ian Bryant
Aug 05, 2019

Google, the owner of Nest products, has ended its support for their “Works with Nest” program. Here's what this means for you.
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The CEDIA Podcast, Episode 133: Tech Frustration = Business Opportunities?

Ed Wenck
Aug 02, 2019

Your customers -- heck, you too -- can be wildly frustrated by endless updates, UI changes, name it. Might this be a place for some new opportunities? John Penney, EVP at 20th Century Fox, joins Ed and Walt to talk about the problems and solutions in this area.
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How They Did It: Hampshire Luxury Lifestyle

CEDIA
Aug 01, 2019

This project took a “Highly Commended” nod in the 2018 CEDIA Awards (Integrated Home, Level III, EMEA).
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The CEDIA Podcast, Episode 132: Emerging Trends

Ed Wenck
Jul 26, 2019

CEDIA's Walt Zerbe weighs in on a variety of emerging trends — and emerging dangers — on a broad variety of subjects. This is a true overview of what CEDIA's Tech Council is keeping track of right now.
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Illuminating Imperfection

Ed Wenck
Jul 25, 2019

David Rendall, who presented the opening keynote at CEDIA’s Leadership Conference in Chicago, wants businesses to turn their “flaws” into “attributes.”
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Biophilia: Research and Implementation

Ed Wenck
Jul 25, 2019

Systems designed for human wellness are creating a huge opportunity.
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How They Did It: Gray and Black

Ed Wenck
Jul 25, 2019

This project from Union Place took a Finalist nod in the 2018 CEDIA Awards (Home Cinema, Level III, Americas).
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