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The second report from the   Munich High-End audio show , features our takes on the show's top gear. Walt Zerbe is joined by Christiaan Beukes , James Chen , and Peter Aylett
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Gear, gear, gear! In this first report from the Munich High-End audio show , Walt Zerbe is joined by Christiaan Beukes , James Chen , and Peter Aylet
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CEDIA's Ian Bryant, Anastasia Tate, and Ed Wenck all went to see Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak speak at Purdue University — here's their recap. Plus, Walt Zerbe just attended a conference on remodeling trends at Harvard, and he's got in
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Here's a chat with Stephen Nevison (Intuitive Homes) and Oliver Hall (Ultamation) on their CEDIA Global Award-winning project for Best Integrated Home (EMEA), plus a talk with Michael Sherman (Henri) and Thanh Lepinaux (Lutron) on the work that went into Henri's award-winning showro
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This episode highlights some key takeaways from two business classes at the CEDIA Tech Summit in Irvine, CA. Susan Sipe ( Salez Toolz ) covers "Job-Costing for Contractors Who Don’t Like Accounting" and long-time CEDIA instructor Frank White covered “5 Ways to Get What You’re Worth.” (Both will be offered at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Den
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Michael Heiss ( M Heiss Consulting ) attended the annual NAB (formerly called the "National Association of Broadcasters") Show in Vegas earlier this month. Besides the usual suspects — as in 5G and 8K — there was a lot of chatter about
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David Hunt is with a wealth management firm called Bernstein , and he speaks with high-net-worth individuals every day — which means he has vast insights at to what makes them tick. Learn about the three different types of rich folks, what they're worried about, and the fact-finding technique called "deep discover
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CEDIA EXPO HOUSING

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So it appears that founding members did not get first choice for EXPO housing ..or at least i never received an email.  so now i find out that all of my preferred hotels are already sold out.    guess CEDIA is doing its best to alienate its founders.
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You've heard the term "human-centric" in regard to lighting, right? What if we took that notion and applied it to literally everything we do? Rich Green of Rich Green Ink and Peter Aylett of Archimedia talk about designing custom systems for clients with a technique that requires you to think more like an anthropologist and less like an engine
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See the Article here.  https://www. cepro .com/article/dynamic_mounting_over_fireplace_tv_mounts
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Mike Maniscalco ( Better Living Technologies ) surveyed the tech offerings — mainly in the health and wellness space — at South By Southwest 2019, and reports on what he saw and its potential impact on integrators
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There's an "experience center" demonstrating residential multiple systems (and interfaces) from kitchen to living room to bed and bath, a state-of-the-art training facility, and much more in CEDIA's new Indiana headquarters. Guest Ian Bryant, who oversaw a lot of the integration, takes us on a tour of the building
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John Penney, EVP of Consumer Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for 20th Century Fox, attended the   Mobile World Congress   in Spain in late February, and brought back a ton of info on what's happening in the connected worlds of 5G and edge computing
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HDMI vs DisplayPort

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I've just read a good article about HDMI vs DisplayPort, and which to use. Follow this link and give it a read. https://www.cnet.com/news/hdmi-vs-displayport-which-is-best-for-4k-hd-and-gaming-monitors/ Two further comments to assist integrators trying to work out which to use (where you have a choice); The article doesn't talk about EDID and supported resolutions. When connecting a computer to a display via HDMI, the EDID will commonly only include video resolutions: 720p, 1080p, 2160p, etc. If the display is, say 1920x1200 or 2560x1440 then the resulting image may not fill the screen, or may be scaled and therefore compromise quality and text legibility. ...
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Today's keynote from a VERY hectic CEDIA Tech Summit covered everything from service contracts to concerns about 5G to the benefits of 8K displays. Guests include Eric Bodley from Future Ready Solutions, CEDIA’s Giles Sutton, and Legrand’s Chris Kovacek. (Also on the panel, but not on the 'cast: Access Networks’ Bryce Nordstrand, and IC Realtime’s Dean Morga
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We had a chance to talk to several CEDIA award-winning firms and manufacturers on the Main Stage at ISE 2019, and here's a pair of deep dives into   projects by SONA   (with help from Artcoustic — and pictured here) and The Next Level (with an assist from Crestron). We'll have more of these profiles on future episodes. You can find SONA's project on page 76 of the 2018 CEDIA Awards Yearbook, and The Next Level's winner is on page 98: https://issuu.com/cedia2/docs/cedia_awards_yearbook_2018-master_l https://sona.technology/ https://www.thenextlevel.co.
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We've got a two-parter this episode: CEDIA's Darren Reaman (Director of Government Affairs) tells us about the legislation that can impact member firms (and what he's doing about it), and our Samantha Ventura (Senior Director of Education) and Derick Abshire (Director of Curriculum) fill us in on the new classes coming to CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denv
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Call it the Spatial Web, Web 3.0, or Mirrorworld (as it was dubbed by Wired magazine) it will be "the single most important development in the history of technology, and will change human evolution" -- not to mention your CEDIA business, says Rich Green of Rich Green Design. And it's just three years away. Here's the article Green references in the podcast . And here's a link to Peter Diamandis
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CEDIA's new headquarters in Indy features a cool training tool -- a reference grade "home" cinema designed by Dennis Erskine (rendering pictured). Erskine tells us about what went into the theater, the challenges it presented, and how it'll be used to help trainees understand the concepts behind high-end projects like this one. http://erskine-group.c
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Thomas Marino (Advanced Technologies) is a recent CEDIA Award winner, Geoff Meads of Presto Web Design and Joel Silver of the Imaging Science Foundation have judged the Awards for years. Here they tell you what the judges are looking for when it comes to winning a trophy (Spoiler Alert: Big budgets have nothing to do with it). NOTE: The deadline for entries for Home Technology Professionals is March 18, 2019
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