By Jeremy J. Glowacki September 26, 2013
When CEDIA announced that Tony Fadell, co-founder of Nest Labs, would
serve as its 2013 keynote speaker, the custom installation channel
flipped out. “Why,” came the comments, “would CEDIA embrace a brand that
would not play nice with others?” The problem was Nest’s unwillingness
(it seemed) to introduce an API (Application Programming Interface) to
enable developers to create products, apps, or services that work with
By Brendan Morrissey September 24, 2013
According to the Harvard Business Review, national brands that have
shifted marketing efforts from national to local campaigns have produced
millions of dollars in new sales, with no net changes in total
advertising budget. Yet today, audio-video integrators and manufacturers
struggle to coordinate co-op advertising programs that leverage brand
awareness in local markets.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki September 20, 2013
There are over 100 first-time exhibitors at CEDIA EXPO this year and
one of the most intriguing is a Z-Wave-based automation systems with a
recurring revenue opportunity from a company called energG.
By John Sciacca / Michael Maniscalco September 19, 2013
As I’m sure is true of many of our readers, most of us at Resi Systems enjoy a good great beer.
By Heather L. Sidorowicz September 19, 2013
The mission that I’ve chosen to accept… well, I’ve accepted many
missions for this years’ CEDIA EXPO. This year I’m attending as a CEDIA
volunteer, a CEDIATweep (follow me on Twitter: Tech_chi
!), a live blogger for Residential Systems, and as a dealer.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki September 18, 2013
From its inception about five years ago, it has been the mission of
ihiji founders Stuart Rench and Michael Maniscalco to provide a way for
custom integrators to reduce truck rolls to client homes through a
remote-monitoring technology for IP-based AV systems.
By Todd Anthony Puma September 18, 2013
Last week I was walking through an estimate with a new client and I got a
comment that I hear frequently, and I think is totally wrong. The
client said something along the lines of, “I don’t really care what
speakers we use; they don’t matter much, so just put in something
By Lindsey Adler September 17, 2013
As one of the most recognizable audio brands to consumers, Bose is
hardly a stranger to the custom installation channel, yet this year at
CEDIA EXPO is the first time the Massachusetts-based company will be
exhibiting on its own-occupying two adjacent high performance audio
rooms-after several years completely absent a presence at the show.
By John Sciacca September 17, 2013
By Derek Dellinger September 12, 2013
Whether its networking, training, a glimpse of product innovation, or a burning desire to collect every swag bag in sight, everyone has their reasons for roaming the floors of the CEDIA EXPO. But for those who need an extra nudge to go the distance (or examine their map one more time), CEDIA exhibitors are unleashing their most creative displays and exciting giveaways at the show.