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My Top 10 CEDIA 2016 Standouts

By John Sciacca | September 22, 2016

Whether you came to Dallas looking to be educated, wanting to find out the latest in networking, explore advances in home theater, stay on the cutting edge of automation, or see what was new in audio distribution, CEDIA had plenty to offer everyone.

Unboxing the Echo: Will Control4 Play Nice?

By Dennis Burger | September 21, 2016

Trade shows are kind of a fantasy. Or at least they can be. I can't tell you the number of times I've seen some sparkly new gizmo on a show floor and been completely smitten by the promise of a changed life, only to bring said product home and realize that the princess I had fallen for was really just a frog with a mop for a wig.

A Different Take on What was Hot at CEDIA 2016

By Todd Anthony Puma | September 21, 2016

The biggest news this year seemed to be Alexa integration with Control4 and Crestron and Sonos integration with everyone (Lutron, iPort, Crestron, Control4, Savant, et al). I guess you could say the big themes this year were DIY products/integration and voice control. 

CEDIA 2016 and the Birth of the RSM Category

By Jason Griffing | September 19, 2016

This category is so new in fact that there isn’t yet an agreed-upon name for it. I’ve heard it referred to as managed services, remote monitoring, cloud supervision, cloud management, remote tech support, remote monitoring, and technology management just to name a few. 

Beyond the Usual Suspects at CEDIA 2016

By Heather L. Sidorowicz | September 16, 2016

We all know there are countless speakers, receivers, and flat panels at the CEDIA show, but what about the companies that live on the fringe of the industry? Here are a few seen on the floor breaking the typical mold and changing the way we look at this industry. 

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