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How They Did It: The Smartlab Showroom

Ed Wenck
Jun 27, 2019

This showroom took Finalist honors in the 2018 CEDIA Americas Awards.
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Blue Light (not so) Special: A Two-Minute Tech Read

Ian Bryant
Jun 24, 2019

You’ve likely heard talk about the negatives of “blue light” from the screens that surround us. How harmful is that blue light and do we need to stay away from it? An update from CEDIA’s Technology Advisory Council and Technology Application & Innovation department.
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The CEDIA Podcast, Episode 127: Expo Education Update

Ed Wenck
Jun 21, 2019

Steve Rissi, CEDIA's director of technical training — a former tech who's worked in the field — and our Senior Director of Education Samantha Ventura join us to give us the skinny on the classes that'll fit your firm's needs and how the Education team has been polishing the training catalog for CEDIA Expo 2019.
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How They Did It: Casa Tortuga

Ed Wenck
Jun 20, 2019

This project won Finalist honors at the 2018 CEDIA Awards (Best Integrated Home, Level IV, Americas). This building is — believe it or not — a $30 million spec home.
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Notes from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Ed Wenck
Jun 18, 2019

For the past decade, CEDIA has had a presence at the annual session on remodeling trends at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. CEDIA’s Walt Zerbe participated in the most recent conference there, taking notes and supplying answers to tech questions attendees might have.
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The CEDIA Podcast 126: Guide to Denver, On and Off the Expo Floor

Ed Wenck
Jun 14, 2019

A guide to CEDIA Expo 2019, including stuff to see and do all around Denver when you're not on the show floor.
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How They Did It: The Statement Cinema

Ed Wenck
Jun 13, 2019

This client wanted “a statement piece," and the finished product brought the team at REAL Audio Video a Finalist nod at the 2018 CEDIA Awards (Best Home Cinema, Level IV, Americas).
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5G Disruptions: A Two-Minute Tech Read

Ian Bryant
Jun 10, 2019

Is 5G really ready for its rollout? This update is brought to you by CEDIA’s Technology Advisory Council and Technology Application & Innovation department.
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The CEDIA Podcast 125: Report from Display Week

Ed Wenck
Jun 07, 2019

Michael Heiss just attended the Display Week show in California, and he’s got the skinny on display technology that’ll be impacting us in the near future.
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How They Did It: Monochrome Media Room

CEDIA
Jun 06, 2019

This space, which includes a cinema-sized projection system and a TV for more casual viewing, took home the 2018 CEDIA Award for Best Media Room, Level II (EMEA).
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Stuff to See and Do (and Eat) in Denver

Ed Wenck
Jun 05, 2019

Headed to Denver for Expo 2019? Here’s a few recommendations from a pair of locals in the know.
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The CEDIA Podcast, Episode 124: Leadership Conference Preview

Ed Wenck
May 31, 2019

Three presenters from CEDIA’s upcoming Leadership Conference have info you can use right now on housing markets, leveraging your businesses "weaknesses" into strengths, and selling lighting.
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How They Did It: Small and Mighty Media Room

CEDIA
May 30, 2019

This project won the 2018 CEDIA Award for Best Media Room, Level I for M.E.G.A. AV Installations.
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Stuff to See and Do in Chicago

Ed Wenck
May 29, 2019

Heading to Chicago for the CEDIA Leadership Conference and Awards Celebration? Here are a few suggestions on stuff to do and see before or after the CEDIA festivities.
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The CEDIA Podcast, Episode 123: All About Cabling

Ed Wenck
May 24, 2019

As the home network grows more complex — and we get closer to the adoption of technologies such as 8K video — cabling will become more critical. Is it time to become expert with fiber so your projects are “future-ready”?
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How They Did It: Iconic Luxury

Ed Wenck
May 23, 2019

When it comes to this award-winning integration (Best Integrated Home, Level II, Americas), CEDIA’s technical judges are succinct: “Everything in this project is outstanding.”
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The CEDIA Podcast, Episode 122: Business Model Transformation for RMR

Ed Wenck
May 17, 2019

EVP of Consumer Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at 20th Century Fox John Penney has advice on moving from a transactional business to a hybrid business: making money from both transactions AND recurring monthly revenue.
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How They Did It: High-Tech Family Home

CEDIA
May 16, 2019

This project won Environ the 2018 CEDIA EMEA Award for Best Integrated Home, Level IV.
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The CEDIA Podcast, Episode 121: Munich High-End Part Two

Ed Wenck
May 13, 2019

The second report from the Munich High-End audio show features Walt Zerbe, who is joined by: Christiaan Beukes (Sphere Custom), James Chen (Kordz), and Peter Aylett (Archimedia).
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The Last 5%: Wisdom from Our Members (And Some Others, Too)

CEDIA
May 13, 2019

“The toughest part of a job? Sometimes it’s the last 5%.” – Anon.
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