Southern California integrator, Wilshire Media Systems, recently welcomed local architects, builders, designers, and realtors, at its annual Spring Expo held at the company's Thousand Oaks showroom. Boasting more than a dozen consumer electronics brands, attendees of the May 28 event were treated to a series of seminars and product demos, which showcased ease of use and installation as well as integration techniques promoting the collaboration of technology and aesthetic design.
Boasting more than a dozen consumer electronics brands, attendees of the May 28 event were treated to a series of seminars and product demos.
"Homeowner specifications have played a huge role in the increase of installed technologies in both new builds and remodels,” said Mike McMaster, president of Wilshire Media Systems. “Home automation and lighting control, for example, strikes a chord with rising consumer concerns regarding energy management, while whole-home streaming audio and touch-of a button scene activation fulfills the demand for convenient, anytime access to entertainment. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to educate our trade professionals on the benefits of smart home technology, while helping bring a true understanding of the design-level possibilities for their clients and projects."
Attendees from organizations such as the Conejo Association of Professional Interior Designers (CAPID), the Los Angeles chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the Ventura County chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) received valuable face-time with a variety of industry leaders alongside the chance to touch and play with smart home solutions from Access Networks, Audioquest, Fortress, IC Realtime, Panamax/Furman, Runco, Savant, Seura, Sonance, Sonos, Sony, and Stewart.
"As an industry partner, my interest in attending the Wilshire Spring Expo was to update my knowledge in the current systems available to consumers for premier home theater applications," said Julie Gerns, owner and designer at Power Interior Services. "The Expo provided impressive and professional representation of every aspect in this area of expertise. I look forward to working closely with Wilshire and their trusted sources on future home theater projects for our discerning clients."
Guests also enjoyed local food catered by Conejo Valley Catering and a full bar hosted by Beverlee's Bartending. Capping off the night was a complimentary raffle, which included prizes from the Expo's participating vendor partners.
"The home automation market continues to experience strong growth," McMaster added. "Our hope is that the Spring Expo has ignited a sense of passion and curiosity in our local trades. Our goal, as the area's leading technology specialist, is to not only motivate architects, builders, designers and realtors to embrace the smart home but to also rely on Wilshire as a trusted partner who can help these professionals deliver true, added-value to their customers and projects."