White Papers

You may not have time to study constantly-evolving industry technologies and standards, but CEDIA can help. CEDIA white papers dive deep into applications, recommendations, and advice on a wide range of topics: from software and hardware to best practices, standards, and formats. White papers are heavily- researched and crafted thoroughly by industry experts to break complex subjects down for busy professionals. CEDIA white papers are free to download for CEDIA members.
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The Integrator of 2027 - White Paper
CEDIA's Technology Advisory Council explored societal and technological trends to provide industry foresight about the business of being an integrator in 2027. This white paper presents its findings, proposing a lesser focus on technology and product-centricity, instead moving to user-centricity and designing hyper-personalized user experiences to improve the human condition. Given the changes and challenges in the way people access and live with technology, this transition will be essential in sustaining and growing business opportunities and profitability into the future.
Designing Timing-Aware Networks for AV - White Paper
Most of today's home networking applications are primarily concerned with ensuring the integrity of delivered data, but devices and paths are typically not synchronized, so the timing of delivery can't be precisely predicted. However, applications for timing-aware networking are growing, and some network AV distribution systems already use a combination of standards-based protocols and proprietary technology to achieve synchronization. Meanwhile, standards are evolving to broadly transition networks to become inherently timing-aware and deterministic, namely with the IEEE's Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards. This white paper explores the basis, scope, and direction of synchronous and deterministic networks in the home, with insight to system design and implementation requirements that are key to achieving predictable and reliable performance.
Business Toolkit - Creating a Financial Dashboard

Financial management for increased profitability is one of the most important financial functions in the day-to-day running of a business. All of the required information can be found in the financial statements, but that requires a lot of filtering and interpretation for effective use. The solution is to create a Financial Dashboard to show all of the key metrics that are required for efficient management of cash flow and profitability. This white paper explains the recommended structure and reasonings for creating such a beneficial tool.

Business Toolkit - Breakeven Analysis

Breakeven is an important concept in understanding the financial activity of a business, drawing a line between profit and loss. Creating a Breakeven Analysis need not be a complicated task, and with some know-how and simple math can even be used as a tool to set profit goals. This white paper discusses the principles of breakeven, with insight to a simple formula and its use with various scenarios of revenue, margin, and costs to help simplify financial management for business owners.

Business Toolkit - Change Order Management

Change orders are a typical feature of project management. Changes inevitably lead to altered costs, and who pays for those costs — the integrator or the client — can be the difference between expenses blowing out or providing a profit opportunity. Additionally, how these changes are managed is important in maintaining rapport with the client. This white paper explores the crucial process of change order management, providing advice for sustained or even increased profitability.


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