Jeremy J. Glowacki is a CEDIA Fellow and editorial director of Residential Systems and Systems Contractor News.
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.
Before you dismiss Microsoft’s Project HoloLens as an even lamer Google Glass (I mean, come on, it’s Microsoft!) consider the potential of an application experienced first-hand by Wired writer Jessi Hempel, who reported on the technology following her trip to the company’s Redmond, WA, campus this past October.
Doug Henderson (left) president of Bowers & Wilkins Group North America, and Joe Atkins, Bowers & Wilkins global CEO, invited consumer and t...
Upon arrival, guests experienced Bowers & Wilkins Automotive products in BMW, McLaren, and Volvo cars (the Maserati wasn’t available...
Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson show demonstrates how to open the door on the McLaren.
Bowers & Wilkins speakers in the McLaren.
Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson shows off the company’s vintage living room space, which featured vintage ge...
Part of the Bowers & Wilkins vintage living room space is this collection of LP covers that represent a seminal album from each of the com...
Bowers & Wilkins had to purchase much of the gear in its museum because most discontinued products were not kept over the last 50 years.
Words to live by from Bowers & Wilkins founder John Bowers
A timeline of Bowers & Wilkins’ product and company history
Senior product manager Andy Kerr and head of research Martial Rousseau from the U.K. Bowers & Wilkins office. They were showing off the ne...
The turbine head for the 800 D3 houses the mid-range speakers.
Senior product manager Andy Kerr holds up the very heavy solid-body turbine head.
A look at the company’s flagship products through its 50-year history
To show off the company’s legendary diamond tweeter dome, one was encased in plastic to protect the brittle material. The tweeter domes ...
Bowers & Wilkins’ new demo room showcases its new flagship 800 D2 speakers, which are the outcomes of one of the company’s mos...
The silver 6-inch FST midrange drive unit of the 800 D3 uses Bower & Wilkins’ new proprietary Continuum woven material. Developed af...
Bower & Wilkins’ showcases its in-wall speakers in this space.
Bower & Wilkins’ legendary Nautilus is 17 years old but just as contemporary now as it was then.
A wall plaque in the “Nautilus demo room” itemizing the price of the system
A theater demo showcasing the flexibility of 800 D2 speakers
Rental & Staging Roadshow Monterey Explores Staging Tech and Business Issues
SoundTube Ships Updated WLL Series Wireless System
Renkus-Heinz ICONYX Shipping with Dante
Rick Wakeman Rolls with Allen & Heath
Envy Advertising turns to Scrub
Pearl Debuts PML Clarity Condenser Mic
Hisense Building Brand Presence At Best Buy And Loweâ€™s
Chinaâ€™s Tech Dealers Doing It Right
China's Dealers Doing It Right