Jeremy J. Glowacki is a CEDIA Fellow and editorial director of Residential Systems and Systems Contractor News.
Rumors have been circulating a bit since Savant sent out an email to dealers explaining the changes to the structure of its sales team across the U.S. Some have speculated that the return of founder and chairman of the board Bob Madonna to CEO and the departure of William Lynch from that role may be a reaction to the seemingly tepid sales of the consumer-oriented Savant Remote, and that the c...
In talking to Nicos Panteli, the co-founder and developer of Qioto, the website with the tagline “Discover Smart Home Solutions,” I felt like I was talking to any number of smart, engaging members of the CEDIA integrator (“technologist”) community. Panteli told me that he’s a professional integrator, who because of the size o...
Crestron’s president and CEO Randy Klein emphasized that his decision was based on the realization that CEDIA has become a broader show and that Crestron only wants to focus on the high-end part of the market. He also noted that CEDIA (the association) and the residential market are separate from the CEDIA show and that his decision was not an indictment of the market, in which the comp...
There’s already been a lot written about Crestron’s startling decision to pull out of the CEDIA trade show this year. After maintaining the largest physical presence on the convention floor, even the during the worst economic times, “Planet Crestron” will no longer grace the convention halls of CEDIA.
On the day I began my holiday vacation last month, I attended the grand opening of a local rep/distributor located only 10 minutes from my house in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, IN. The visit gave me a rare chance at a local story and provided me with a surprise Christmas present in the form of one of the distributor’s unique product lines.
This one-of-a-kind system somehow fits within a custom steel back box that mounts inside a standard depth wall right behind the TV. Once installed, the entire system is essentially invisible.
Once he officially assumes the role of CEDIA CEO and the dust clears from EXPO next month, Vin Bruno will begin to put his goals in place for the trade association. For one, he wants to help the entire CEDIA staff become more proficient in the technologies sold and installed by the association’s members.
The custom install channel is right in the middle of buying group season. ProSource took place at the beginning of March, HTSA will be held in Nashville in mid April, and I just returned from the well-attended Spring Soiree in Nashville, hosted by Azione Unlimited, a buying group that seems to be hitting its stride.
The ProSource Summit buying group meeting kicked off in unique fashion this week at Marriot’s World Center in Orlando. The business message? Each individual within a company adds value that others in that group don’t provide. It also proved an effective way to engage the audience in the morning presentations and set the tone for the conference.
Admittedly I’m biased about this, but you really need to register for CEDIA’s Business Xchange Conference today. Until I volunteered to serve on the planning committee for this first-time event, I had no idea how much time, energy, and passion went into such an endeavor.
Richard Glikes: “The Azione conference is a ‘Keep it real’ event and prior to the start of each conference we say to check you...
Mike Kavanaugh, Savant, and Cory Reistad, SAV Inc.
Dan Kuronya, Connect Consulting and Alan Hook, KEVRO Intl. (Monitor Audio)
Tim Costello: “Cognitive control: Aging in place cognitive systems will be huge. Sensor arrays for passive monitoring are right in the integ...
Nick Mark, DC Home Systems and Noah Kaplan, Leon Speakers
Michael Bridwell, Digital Projection and Sean Weiner, Starr Systems
Cris Pyle, CEDIA; Tony Curtis, Current Home Technologies; Alex Camara, AudioControl; Vin Bruno, CEDIA
Sean Carlin and Tim Bigoness of D-Tools with Monika Hill, Fusion Media Systems
Keith Haas, Integra: “The new DRC-R1 is the best pre-amp we have ever brought to the industry regardless of price.”
Joey Kolchinsky of OneVision and Jason Voorhees CANTARA Design, share ideas on, “providing human support and not just tech support to enhanc...
More than 230 Azione members gathered for the “Veridic Vistas in Vegas” conference.
Melissa Morman, client experience officer BHI/BDX: “ Women make more than 80 percent of all consumer decisions and they outspend men 2:1....
Russell Warnhoff, Screen Innovations, and Randy Massey, Electronic Home
Cartoon Adds STEAM to Computer Ed Initiative
DirecTV Now Exceeding Expectations: AT&T CEO
Groups Want FCC's Rosenworcel Out, Then Back In
Shure Adds VHF Frequency Bands to ULX-D and QLX-D Systems
RDL Shipping Wall-Mounted Dante Audio Network Interfaces
Linea Research Launches Install-Focused C Series Amplifiers
L-Acoustics Spreads Cool Jazz in Cairo
Andy Grammer Flies With DiGiCo
Renkus-Heinz Booked at Atlas Theater
Social Network Leaders Step Up Efforts To Remove Terrorist Content
Best Buy Selling Limited Edition Tech Gifts
Sears President And Services Chief Depart