By Lindsey Adler January 14, 2014
While the International CES is certainly the place for broad consumer
market technology product launches, I find that for the custom
installation channel the show is more of a place for our industry to
present updates to CEDIA EXPO introductions (I heard a lot of “it’s now
shipping” news), present those products to the broader consumer base
that attends CES, meet with vendors and other partners, and preview what
they’re working on next.
By Lindsey Adler January 14, 2014
Last week at International CES in Las Vegas, after I spent a day soaking
up the ultra Hi-Fi sounds wandering between Venetian suites, I wrote
about the trend of high-resolution audio files finally marrying quality
By Lindsey Adler December 10, 2013
Walk the crowded halls of CEDIA or any other
industry trade event, and no one can deny the glaring homogeneity in
demographics. A young workforce for the future of AV installation is
sorely lacking—bordering on crisis status. It’s quite a mystery how the
most digitally engaged generation, growing up surrounded by audio and
video technology, seems to have little interest or knowledge about good
careers in the AV industry.
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 Lindsey Adler September 06, 2013
As usual, CEDIA and EXPO 2013 exhibitors alike do their best to compete for attendees’ post-show attention. Here are some of the after-hours festivities to round out your busy and productive days on the show floor, September 25-28, in Denver.
By Lindsey Adler August 12, 2013
It’s always exciting to get to know a relative newcomer in the industry,
as I did while attending the grand opening of BlackWire Designs’ brand
new showroom and warehouse, but it was doubly exciting to learn about
some different brands targeting our market.
By Lindsey Adler May 02, 2013
NAD’s new product line of digital amplifiers
ambitiously targeting both traditional audiophiles and “digital
natives” [aka “Millennials” that only know portable, low-quality digital
downloads of music] really got me to thinking about the challenges of
getting the younger generation to invest in HiFi hardware equipment.
By Lindsey Adler April 03, 2013
On Tuesday, some of the audio innovator’s top scientists and executives led media in New York through a broad ranging program detailing some of their latest products, while also teasing some of the more top secret projects in the works for the future.
By Lindsey Adler January 28, 2013
Through my wireless audio feature research, I stumbled upon an emerging technology, Skifta, which is a wireless content aggregation and distribution system enabled by Wi-Fi and DLNA. Skifta, powered by Qualcomm Atheros, has been available as an Android app for some time. The iOS version just launched at CES, where a partnership was announced between Qualcomm and Tymphany, a consumer electronics ODM, to bring Skifta to more hardware devices.
By Lindsey Adler July 18, 2012
I’m always fascinated by out-of-the-box applications for home control systems. One such example comes from a Colorado homeowner that used a Control4 system to monitor his home in the path of a Colorado wildfire, one of several that has left a wide swath of destruction across the Rocky Mountains this summer.