Road to CEDIA: Exhibitors Get Creative with Booth Stunts and Giveaways

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.
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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 check their map one more time), CEDIA exhibitors are unleashing their most creative displays and exciting giveaways at the show. From fun stunts to enviable prizes, here are some more reasons to make the rounds in Denver, September 25-28.

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TruAudio will throw down with THOR's Sub, a custom manufactured, one-of-a-kind subwoofer based on THOR's hammer and the Tesseract. This will be tied in with the upcoming sequel THOR: The Dark World movie to be released in November. There will also be an exclusive, matching THOR movie acoustic panel. CEDIA attendees can be entered to win both the THOR Sub and THOR acoustic panel at booth #500.

TruAudio is also introducing a new underground subwoofer based on the Beatles' Yellow Submarine song/album. Called the Yellow SubTerrain, it will be on display at CEDIA in an underground display. Decked out in neon yellow, AV customers will be happy to cover it with dirt, while enjoying a yard full of booming bass.


SANUS will be giving away a huge grand prize, including one of everything new the company is launching at the show. The giveaway starts now via www.sanus.com/winbig and runs through CEDIA EXPO.

At 10 am on Friday, September 27, the WiSA Association will give a special technical session titled “How To Utilize the 5 GHz U-NII Band To Achieve Interference-Free Audio (And Stay Legal).” The session will be located on the stage in the New Solutions Village.

Legrand and its home systems product lines — Vantage, Nuvo, On-Q and Middle Atlantic — are looking forward to CEDIA and kicking off its "Tailgate Takeover," which will culminate with a booth appearance from NFL Hall of Famer, John Elway. Traditional tailgate fare will be provided, with appearances from the Denver Broncos cheerleaders and a chance to meet Super Bowl Champion, John Elway. The Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and Denver Broncos EVP of Operations will host a Q&A in the Legrand booth on Friday starting at 1 p.m. CEDIA attendees are encouraged to complete the “Legrand Playbook” booth tour to be eligible for the John Elway meet-and-greet and photo opportunity.

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Z-Wave is reaching new heights—26,906 feet, to be exact. That's the height of Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest mountain in the world, and where an amateur climber and Sigma Designs' FAE, Mariusz Malkowski, will demonstrate the home automation capabilities of Z-Wave with the most remote home automation demonstration ever recorded. When wil Mariusz reach the top of the "Turquoise Goddess"? The closest guess will receive a $500 gift certificate from Z-Wave Products and a Kiwkset SmartCode Deadbolt Lock with Home Connect technology. Click here to enter.

Also at the EXPO, iRoom will be giving away an all-expenses trip to its headquarters in Salzburg, Austria. You will receive a four-digit code, which may open our iDock Touchcode at the booth. To enter to win, you must visit booth #1722. One lucky winner will win an all expenses paid trip to iRoom's '14 Sales Conference, from May 21 to May 23, 2014. iRoom assumes all costs for travel, hotel and meals.

Stop by the Screen Innovations booth (#3331) from 3:00 pm to close on Thursday and Friday for a cold beer and to check out the brand new 132-inch 2.35:1 Black Diamond Motorized screen, as well as the new reference-quality Pure White Zero Edge 133-inch 2.35:1 screen, 3 versions of the New Black Diamond Tiles and several new rear-pro solutions that haven't been shown before. CEDIA EXPO attendees can learn about SI's full line of Residential and Commercial solutions from presentations delivered throughout the day by Blake Vackar, director of residential sales and Josh Petru, director of commercial sales.


Metra Home Theater Group is holding its "Lunch and Learn" events, with industry expert Jeff Boccaccio, president of DPL Labs. Friday, September 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the events will be free and open to all at CEDIA EXPO 2013. Seating and reservations for a complimentary lunch at each event are limited to the first 50 people to register. Those interested in attending should RSVP by contacting Stephanie Casimiro at 866-839-9187 or stephc@etherealhometheater.com.

Crestron hosts its ninth annual Integration Awards Presentation on Friday, September 27, 2013, at 3:00 pm, Crestron Booth #2300. Join the company as it recognizes excellence in home automation design. Each year, the Crestron Integration Awards celebrates integrators who have incorporated Crestron home technology into the most creative residential installations in the world. Popular categories such as Best iPad Home Control, Biggest, Baddest Home, Most Extreme Makeover, and Most Distinctive DigitalMedia. See what's hot in home automation, network with colleagues, and find out what your peers are doing to grow their businesses in today's market.

Linear is joining forces with other Nortek subsidiaries exhibiting at CEDIA 2013, to offer exhibition attendees the chance to win a Nortek Prize Pack comprised of lifestyle innovation products from CORE Brands (1120), Gefen (1500), Linear and 2GIG (512) and OmniMount (2322). The Nortek Prize Pack has a retail value of over $5000. To qualify to win, attendees must visit, and get an entry form stamped, at each of the four Nortek brand booths. Entry forms can be picked up and dropped off upon completion at any of the aforementioned booths. One winner will be randomly selected after the show.

Attendees to D-Tools booth (#922) are invited to grab a cold beer and take in the D-Tools Design Awards on Friday 9/27 at 3 pm. In addition, D-Tools will unveil the newest iteration of it's platform, SIX 2013, a new hosted solution powered by Amazon, and preview a native iPad app that enables proposal generation while users are in the field.

Crimson AV, in booth #4025, is launching a new cash-back promotion for the show. Crimson will also showcase its FlexWall video wall/video matrix mount systems in addition to a comprehensive selection of crossover SKUs. The new Robust Series of mounts for large-format 70 to 90-inch TVs will also be unveiled.

ihiji has completed over 100 new features that will be showcased during CEDIA EXPO, including ConnectNinja, the newest addition to the NetNinja suite that is used to establish a secure remote connection to any device on a customer’s network and eliminates the need for complex VPN connections or insecure port forwarding. In keeping with the Ninja theme, ihiji will be giving away a set of (foam) nunchucks every day and will hold a Grand Prize drawing for a ninja-style sword at 4 pm on Saturday in booth #3459.

ADI invites dealers to visit them in booth #1111. Visitors will have a chance to participate in the ADI Skills Challenge competition, attend a special customer appreciation event, and enter for a chance to win a Cadillac CTS-V. ADI’s two-story booth will offer interactive product displays in wireless AV, Ultra HD, home theater, commercial AV, networking technologies and IP security solutions.

Sound Developments invites you to stop by booth (#3800) at CEDIA to see what the company is all about. Attendees will have access to Sound Development's private “unwind” lounge in the booth which includes a quiet place to sit down, phone/tablet fast chargers, drinks and snacks, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Legrand’s “Tailgate Takeover” in Booth 231 will give CEDIA visitors a taste of what’s new from Legrand product lines — Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q and Vantage. Attendees will be treated to traditional tailgate fare, appearances from the Denver Broncos cheerleaders and a chance to meet Super Bowl Champion, John Elway. The Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and Denver Broncos executive vice president of operations will host a Q&A in the Legrand booth on Friday starting at 1 p.m. CEDIA attendees are encouraged to complete the “Legrand Playbook” booth tour to be eligible for the John Elway meet-and-greet and photo opportunity.

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