Scenes from Day 1 at CEDIA Expo CEDIA Expo 2021 is in full swing, and here are some scenes from the show floor. By RS Staff Published: September 2, 2021 CEDIA Expo 2021 is in full swing, and here are some scenes from the show floor. All photos are by John Staley. Joel Silver, founder of Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), visits the Draper booth for a meeting with Penny Sitler, Draper’s director of marketing. All of Draper’s TecVision surfaces are ISF certified for color accuracy. “The screen is an integral part of the system and is just as important as the projector,” said Silver, who added that he considers Draper to be “a member of the family.” Kaleidescape CEO Tayloe Stansbury shows off the company’s new compact Terra 12 movie server, which allows clients to download feature-length 4K movies in as little as 10 minutes on a gigabit internet connection. The Terra 12 can support any number of Strato C players and serve up to five simultaneous streams of 4K Ultra HD playback. Check it out for yourself at booth #3604. According to Modus VR, the future of AV sales is virtual, and the company’s new features make a good argument for that. Demos at the booth include Modus Photo, which helps dealers create beautiful images of their projects instantly, and Modus Doc, which lets dealers create line drawings from the rooms created in Modus VR. Pictured is Argenta Solutions’ Tanner VanMeeteren (left), an integrator who uses Modus VR in his sales, and Ken Brueck, co-founder at Modus VR. Jabra’s Drew Smith highlights Jabra’s recent partnership with Hypersign that aims to transform the remote presentation and event hosting environment. During development in 2020 of its Arena and Arena Mini solutions for broadcasting live presentations to audiences, Hypersign recognized the importance of securing top-of-the-line video and audio capabilities, ultimately leading to the partnership with Jabra and the integration of the Jabra PanaCast video and Jabra Evolve2 headset solutions. Last week, Matt Bernath and Jeremy Burkhardt announced that they had acquired coaching company Vital Management and rebranded it VITAL. VITAL supports custom installation businesses, enabling them to “Profit.Grow.Prosper.” with standards, metrics, coaching, collaboration, performance and value creation. Pictured is Jon Soto, hanging the new company logo. Show attendees including Dennis Holland of Direct Systems Integration (in teal shirt) visited the AVPro Edge booth on Wednesday to get a look at AXION Custom Modular Matrix, which allows installers to customize a matrix switcher to suit the specific needs of an installation. Representing AVPro Edge are Ted Suever, territory sales manager at AWA Reps (pictured in black shirt, second from right), and Andy Spolar, director of sales at AWA Reps (black shirt, far right). The TechStarter program offers Launchpad exhibitors the opportunity to pitch their business models to a judging panel of industry executives, with the winner receiving $5,000. The winner of this year’s TechStarter Award is guardDog Solutions, who can be seen in booth #3135 with their well-deserved giant check. Pictured here is Kelly Ryan from guardDog Solutions (second from left) with TechStarter judges (l-r) Tom Doherty, David Weinstein and Walt Zerbe, and Emerald Expositions’ Jason McGraw (far right).