Scenes from the CEDIA Expo Show Floor — Day 2 CEDIA Expo 2021 keeps rolling on, and here are some scenes from the show floor. By RS Staff Published: September 3, 2021 CEDIA Expo 2021 keeps rolling on, and here are some scenes from the show floor. All photos are by John Staley. Konnected revives old wired alarm systems by connecting the pre-wired sensors and sirens to home automation hubs, creating a smart home from existing hardware that allows homeowners to monitor and control their homes from anywhere with no monthly fees. Konnected’s team members, including Nate Clark (pictured, left), are passionate about making home automation open, accessible and approachable for all. Ben Hedenberg (right) summarizes the features of simPRO Software, a centralized system for field service workflows that allows users to manage system installations, track jobs, generate professional estimates and more. He’s speaking with Johann and Christina Stroh of home automation company StroTek. Severtson Screens is celebrating its 35th anniversary by displaying its woven SAT-4K acoustically transparent projection in two different locations at CEDIA Expo: at the Severtson Screens booth (#4416) and also as part of the GDC Technology Espedeo Supra-5000 demo in room 116. Pictured here (l-r): national sales director Aaron White and president and CEO Toby Severtson. Don’t let Chris Kane’s casual lean fool you—the CM Series amp provides some serious power, delivering 70-volt compatibility plus the critical features integrators must have to satisfy every imaginable application, including audiophile-grade performance and legendary build quality. See it for yourself at AudioControl’s booth, #3653. Jason Russell, vice president of residential sales at Screen Innovations (left), speaks with Josh Colucci of Millennium Sounds (middle) and Eric Joy of GHT Group (right) about the range of new products on display at the Screen Innovations booth. The company has dedicated a section of its booth to an outdoor entertainment pavilion that showcases its motorized outdoor shades and outdoor projection screens that create comfortable, enjoyable outdoor spaces. Also new from Screen Innovations is Kratos, a power supply for low-voltage shades and screens. Bad Dog Tools brought its range of carbide-based tools for drilling and cutting to the show floor, demoing products including its multipurpose drill bits and Handi Disc II, an 18-gauge steel blade that is able to cut, sand and grind everything. With its diamond coating, wear-resistant pattern and lifetime guarantee, Bad Dog says this is the last grinding wheel you’ll ever have to buy. A landscape lighting company based in Tampa, FL, Garden Light LED’s aim in exhibiting at CEDIA Expo is to educate AV integrators about how to incorporate landscape lighting into their client offerings. The company held several manufacturer training sessions at the show and offered attendees discounts on its Presentation Kit (pictured), which includes all top-selling fixtures and accessories in a custom, hard-shell rolling case, and on the Mini Showtime Closer, a package that enables AV integrators to set up a 20-light visual experience for clients. Pictured at left is Garden Light LED territory sales manager Rich Secor, and Rui Tavares from Home Entertainment Solutions. Architectural audio manufacturer Origin Acoustics came to CEDIA Expo this year with the news that it had acquired Ambisonic Systems, manufacturer of performance luxury Pro and Residential loudspeaker systems. Other Origin news includes the launch of the AS51SYS, an Acoustic Landscape 3-channel AS51 system that includes bigger satellite speakers, a more powerful subwoofer and a dedicated DSP amplifier. 2N, an Axis company, is offering CEDIA Expo attendees an opportunity to get hands-on experience with products including its flagship 10-inch 2N IP Style intercom. The 2N booth is divided into three sections focusing on solutions for family homes, MDUs and offices. Also on display is WaveKey, 2N’s fast, convenient and secure Bluetooth technology. Stop by booth 4809 and visit with 2N representatives including Chris Holmes (pictured, middle) and Oscar Salamanca (right). Smart AV founder and lead technician Wade Reichert (right) and Simon Liley (middle) take advantage of the opportunity for face-to-face meetings on the CEDIA Expo show floor, joining Future Ready Solutions founder Eric Bodley (left) to learn about the newest connectivity products from FRS’ many brands. The Interoperability Wall in the Z-Wave Pavilion features 19 member companies displaying products from all categories, demonstrating the interoperability between brands and the versatility of the Z-Wave ecosystem. The pavilion is also where you will find Z-Wave Alliance executive director Mitchell Klein. At the CE Pro Home of the Year Awards, CE Pro’s Jason Knott presents an award to Maxicon’s Ilan Weinstein and Samuel Naierman. Bad cell service in your client’s home? SureCall’s Force5 2.0 can help. It boosts voice, text and 4G LTE signals for all North American cell carriers and increases signal strength 25,000 square feet in typical conditions and up to 100,000 square feet in ideal ones. Stop by the booth, where SureCall’s Eric Mercil can tell you more. Ecosense Lighting’s Steve Glenn (left) and Wesley Dochnahl (second from left) run through the company’s LED product line, which includes (at left) the U-Series LED fixtures Yttrium 3, Carbon 0 and the minimalist Proton 1. Several models from the Rise line are pictured at right. Founded by CEDIA veterans, Glow Labs is an Internet of Things design house that specializes in engineering connected devices and developing cloud software and apps to control them. If you have an idea for a new product but don’t have the engineering bandwidth to tackle it, Glow Labs can help you bring it to market. Visit Glow Labs’ CEDIA Expo booth to learn more about their services and talk to reps including (pictured, from left) Glow Labs co-founder Jeff Woodard and junior IoT maker Will Gay. Glow Labs provides flat price quotes with bug-free warranties on all software. Luciano Vieira, CTO of audio product brand Magna Audio, describes how the company’s products are designed to integrate into the environment in which they are installed, or to stand out when they need to be noticed. In addition to the numerous finishes available in the catalog, Magna Audio products can be customized to suit any project. Viera is demonstrating Magna Audio’s Aura speaker series, recognizable by their integrated dimmable light. You may have heard about modular lighting, but that’s nothing compared to actually seeing it action at the DMF Lighting booth. Make sure you stop by for a demo from (l-r) Andy Wakefield and Ruslan Polinovsky before the show ends!