Q&A with Frank Sterns, Vice President, Audio Video Specialty/Custom Integration, Sony Electronics
Q: Why CEDIA?
FRANK STERNS: Sony is a founding member of CEDIA and has supported custom install for 30-plus years. Today, it’s fashionable for companies to say they are dedicated to the CI channel, but Sony has been consistently committed since the creation of CI. CEDIA dealers sell premium products, and Sony is focused on premium, so it is a natural partnership.
Q: What is the most exciting trend you expect to see at the show?
FS: It is a very exciting time for home entertainment technology. A few trends we’re eager to showcase and see include 8K TVs, Micro LED (CLED) walls, a lot more big screen TV (85- and even 98-inch), more OLED TVs, advanced voice control, and more IoT integration.
Q: What will you focus on at CEDIA Expo 2019?
FS: Our focus will be on the total, seamless integration solutions that only Sony can offer for the custom install channel. Since Sony is a leader in the industry, many of the industry trends will be showcased in the Sony booth at CEDIA. You can expect to see all the latest in display technologies, including 8K TVs, OLED TVs, big screen TVs and 4K projectors, as well as award-winning audio/visual products, and more.