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Walt Zerbe just attended AES 2019 (the Audio Engineering Society conference in New York) and the focus was immersive and interactive audio. Walt shares the answers to these (and many other) questions: Is stereo really dead? Is immersive music the answer since surround mixes didn’t make the cut? How are engineers going to remix older tracks for 3D audio? How are engineers recreate acoustic spaces virtually? What’s the difference between “analytic” and “synthetic” hearing?  What was the upshot of the “loudness war” in the audio recording universe? If you’ve got audiophile clients — or, really, if you do any audio calibration of any kind — this podcast ...
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The National Electrical Code's new edition (NEC 2020) will impact your business. Long-time CEDIA instructor Ken Erdmann (Erdmann Electric) walks us through the important stuff, and tells us what we need to look out for in the future
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Rich Green (Rich Green Ink) and Alex Capecelatro (josh.ai) attended the Z-Wave Fall Summit and are here to give us an update on the presentations they saw — and hosted — on voice control, AI advances, and more —and how they relate to the residential tech indust
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Nine candidates are running for CEDIA's elected positions on the association's Board of Directors. In this podcast, each individual is given two minutes to tell you why you should vote for them. To learn more about the men and women running, the process and open seats, and to cast your vote, go to   cedia.net/election . Save
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The CEDIA crew was joined by folks from other podcasts (KBTalks, powered by the NKBA; Connecting Tech + Design podcast; and AV Trade Talk podcast) at CEDIA Expo in Denver to share everyone's thoughts on how the design/build community has been embracing advances in the tech univer
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This year's CEDIA Talks covered business efficiency, Wi-Fi 6, eSports, AI, and much more. Here are some highlights from Julie Jacobson ( CE Pro ), Nathan Holmes ( Access Networks ), Michael Heiss ( M Heiss Consulting ), Rich Green (Rich Green Ink) and Peter Aylett ( Archimedia ). Check out   CEDIA's YouTube channel , t
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Ed and Walt welcome Rich Green (Rich Green Ink), Peter Aylett ( Archimedia ), Christiaan Beukes (Artcoustic SA/ Sphere Custom Design ), Hugo Fitzjohn ( Meridian ), and John Akers ( LMC Home Entertainment ) for this rapid-fire wrapup of Expo, Day T
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Guests with Ed and Walt include Eddie Shapiro ( SmartTouchUSA ), Peter Aylett ( Archimedia ), and Christiaan Beukes (Artcoustic SA/ Sphere Custom Design ) for a recap of CEDIA Expo, Day Two. Find out who took home honors for innovation -- and get some critical info on the CEDIA Size and Scope repo
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Ed and Walt are joined by Rich Green (Rich Green Ink), Eddie Shapiro ( SmartTouchUSA ), Kris Hogg ( Samsung ), and Christiaan Beukes (Artcoustic SA/ Sphere Custom Design ) for a recap of CEDIA Expo, Day One. The big topics: a gripping keynote, amazing stuff in Innovation Alley, and great vibes in the classr
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A common theme for discussion at a few of the courses I instructed at the recent Integrate Expo in Melbourne, Australia last month, and CEDIA Expo in Denver last week was that of infrastructure cabling and developments in twisted pair category cable. In fact, I was talking to some manufacturers on the show floor at Expo, and there seems to be some contention as to what the standards actually say about the twist rates in category cables —  twists per foot or meter  — and also which cable types are best to use. So as part of the Standards team here at CEDIA, I thought I'd help to clarify. Note this is only talking from a standards point of view, and does not ...
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Jim Hunter is the CTO of   Delos , and he's working to integrate all the "wellness" tech we've been spitballing about into practical, frictionless solutions. In this podcast, he outlines how to start to turn all of these ideas into real opportunities. Register for CEDIA Expo and see the Delos pavilion at   CEDIAExpo.c
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In this episode, we talk not only about the "what" of CEDIA education at Expo   (register here) , Boot Camps, and the new workforce development curriculum, but the "why" — the philosophies behind the nuts and bolts of the training. CEDIA's Director of Technical Training Steve Rissi joins Ed and Walt for this one (and he has some pretty great take
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Shereen Edward (Archimedia), Alex Camara (AudioControl), Peter Miller (Cornflake), and Theo Kalomirakis (Theo Kalomirakis [TK] Theaters and Rayva) are all part of this special episode. Camara and Edward give us a deep dive on an award-winning project that required some compromises (pictured here), and Miller and Kalomirakis talk generally about building true reference cinemas. Kalomirakis is part of the Home Cinema Master Class (along with Anthony Grimani and Joel Silver) offered at CEDIA Expo — and more seats have just been added   for that class.   Register at   CEDIAExpo.
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Mitchell Klein has led his own integration firm, he's led CEDIA, and now he leads the Z-Wave Alliance. He's also the 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Here's an in-depth interview with a thoughtful and fascinating gent.   Register for CEDIA Expo   and help us celebrate Mr. Klein's achieveme
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Julie Jacobson (founding editor, CE Pro) gives us an Expo preview — and her thoughts on the wellness tech opportunities she captures under the term "biophilia." Register for CEDIA Expo her
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Your customers -- heck, you too -- can be wildly frustrated by endless updates, UI changes, name it. Might this be a place for some new opportunities? John Penney, EVP at 20th Century Fox, joins Ed and Walt to talk about the problems and solutions in this ar
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Here's a real where-are-we-now update: CEDIA's Walt Zerbe weighs in on a variety of emerging trends — and emerging dangers — on a broad variety of subjects from AI to wellness to lighting to 5G and beyond. This is a true overview of what CEDIA's Tech Council is keeping track of right now. Join us at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denve
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Luke Williams will be providing the   Opening Keynote   for CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denver. Williams ​is Professor​ ​of​ ​Innovation and Design ​at​ ​the NYU​ ​Stern​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Business and​ ​a​ ​Fellow​ ​at​ ​Frog​ ​Design. He​ ​is​ ​the​ ​inventor​ ​of​ 30-plus​ ​U.S.​ ​patents​ ​and​ ​has​ ​designed​ ​more​ ​than​ ​100 products​ ​in​ ​industries​ ​ranging​ ​from​ ​transportation​ ​to​ ​finance​ ​and​ ​healthcare​ ​to​ ​consumer​ ​electronics.  ​He​ ​is​ ​the​ ​author​ ​of​ ​the​ ​international​ ​bestseller ​​" Disrupt:​ ​Think the​ ​Unthinkable​ ​to​ ​Spark​ ​Transformation​ ​in​ ​Your​ ​Business. " William’s keynote will focus on how disruptive ...
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Dynamic Mounting , (My sweet company) manufacturer and creator of the Down and Out (D&O) mounting category has added WiFi (IP) connectivity to their line of motorized mounts. According to the company, through IP the mount can be raised or lowered by all major home automation systems. For those without automation in their homes, the mount can be controlled through any browser on the same WiFi network. Via Wi-Fi, users can control the mount with a computer, tablet, or phone.  Also new, the mount has a heat sensor that is able to automatically detect temperature, and if it rises above an unsafe temperature the mount will automatically retract to its home ...
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Rich Green (Rich Green Ink) attended the Augmented World Expo in California in May (the next one’s in Munich in October) and sat in on no less than 25 sessions. He tells us some of what he learned in this deep-dive into AR (both visual AND audio) and its impact on day-to-day living and wellness tech. Sign up for CEDIA Expo here
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