CEDIA's Tech Council Podcast


A 30-minute roundtable discussion on issues surrounding new and emerging tech and how it relates to the CEDIA channel (primarily residential applications of “smart home” devices and networks).

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A 30-minute roundtable discussion on issues surrounding new and emerging tech and how it relates to the CEDIA channel (primarily residential applications of “smart home” devices and networks).
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2019-11-09 07:51
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2019-11-08 13:00
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8.11.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Remodeling info from The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Walt Zerbe and G. Paul Hess of SnapAV recently attended a conference on remodeling at The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, and here’s what they discovered. Walt’s also been on a recent webinar presented by The Farnsworth Group on this very sub...
Ed Wenck author
1.11.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Mike Heiss reports from the Mobile World Congress Americas

Mike Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) attended the MWCA (Mobile World Congress Americas), and reports back with a ton of info on 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and much more. He took photos, too, which you can find here: http://cedia.net/docs/default-source/insights/mwca-201...
Ed Wenck author
25.10.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

The Latest in Audio Engineering

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 answe...
Ed Wenck author
18.10.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Important info on the National Electrical Code, 2020 Edition

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. For more info on C...
Ed Wenck author
11.10.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A recap on AI and voice panels from the Z-Wave Fall Summit

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 te...
Ed Wenck author
4.10.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Meet the candidates running for CEDIA's Board of Directors

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 proces...
Ed Wenck author
27.09.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Joining the Design/Build Podcasts at Expo

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...
Ed Wenck author
20.09.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Clips from select CEDIA Talks at Expo 2019 in Denver

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 ...
Ed Wenck author
14.09.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A rapid-fire wrapup of CEDIA Expo, Day Three

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 Three. https:/...
Ed Wenck author
14.09.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

The CEDIA panel recaps Expo, Day Two, 2019

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 critic...
Ed Wenck author
13.09.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

The CEDIA panel recaps Expo, Day One, 2019

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 ...
Ed Wenck author
6.09.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Wellness: From concepts to practical applications

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. htt...
Ed Wenck author
30.08.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A look at the philosophy behind CEDIA's educational offerings

In this episode, we talk not only about the "what" of CEDIA education at Expo, 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 ...
Ed Wenck author
23.08.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Four experts weigh in on designing great home cinemas

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 th...
Ed Wenck author
16.08.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A chat with CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Mitch Klein

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 E...
Ed Wenck author
9.08.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Julie Jacobson previews Expo — and defines "biophilia"

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 at cediaexpo.com
Ed Wenck author
2.08.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

How to make money off the tech backlash

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 t...
Ed Wenck author
26.07.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Walt Zerbe tells us what's on the Tech Council's radar

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 5G and beyond. This is a true overview of what CEDIA's Tech Council is keeping track ...
Ed Wenck author
19.07.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A preview of the 2019 CEDIA Expo Keynote address

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​ ...
Ed Wenck author
12.07.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A report from Augmented World Expo with Rich Green

Rich Green (Rich Green Ink) attended the Augmented World Expo in California in May (the next one’s in Munich in October) and attended no less than 25 sessions. He tells us some of what he learned in this deep-dive into AR (both visual AND audio) and it...
Ed Wenck author
5.07.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Our favorite (and most popular) clips from the first half of 2019

Enjoy some samples from our most popular podcasts from the first six months of 2019! We cover the challenges of 5G, the birth of Web 3.0, how to understand high-net-worth clients, and much more. (Notes on where to find the entire 'casts we mention are ...
Ed Wenck author
28.06.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Michael Heiss reports from E3 and WWDC

Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) attended E3 (the big gaming show) and has a report — and both he and Walt Zerbe have info from the Apple World Wide Developers Conference in this podcast. https://michaelheiss.com/ For more on CEDIA, go to https://ced...
Ed Wenck author
21.06.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Key courses and critical info for education at CEDIA Expo

Steve Rissi, CEDIA's director of technical training — a former tech who's worked in the field — and our Senior Director of Education Samantha Ventura join us to give us the skinny on the classes that'll fit your firm's needs and how they been polishing...
Ed Wenck author
14.06.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Stuff to do in Denver, both at CEDIA Expo and after hours

Two parts again in this one: David Thomas (Momentum Group) and Carol Campbell (Technology Insider Group, among others) tell us all about stuff to do, see, eat, and drink in and around Denver, and Brian Pagel of Emerald Expositions tells us what's new a...
Ed Wenck author
7.06.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Michael Heiss has the info from the Display Week show in California

Michael Heiss just attended the Display Week show in California, and he’s got the skinny on display technology that’ll be impacting us in the near future. He also took a look at a show called “Digital Hollywood,” and he has info on those presentations,...
Ed Wenck author
31.05.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Presenters from the Leadership Conference with info you can use now

Three presenters from CEDIA’s upcoming Leadership Conference have info you can use right now: Mark Boud (Metrostudy) on the direction of the housing market and timelines for potential downturns, David Rendall (co-author of the book “Pink Goldfish”) on ...
Ed Wenck author
24.05.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Everything you wanted to know about fiber, shielding, certification, and more

As the home network grows more complex — and we get closer to the adoption of technologies such as 8K video — cabling will become more critical. Is it time to become expert with fiber so your projects are “future-ready”? We dig into this and many other...
Ed Wenck author
17.05.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Making money from both transactions AND recurring monthly revenue

As EVP of Consumer Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at 20th Century Fox, John Penney has seen a great many companies move from purely transactional businesses to hybrid businesses: making money from both transactions AND recurring mont...
Ed Wenck author
13.05.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

The second report from the Munich High-End audio show

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, http://spherecustom.com/ James Chen, https://www.kordz.com/ and Peter Aylett, https://www.archimedia-me.com/ h...
Ed Wenck author
10.05.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

The first report from the Munich High-End audio show

Gear, gear, gear! In this first report from the Munich High-End audio show, Walt Zerbe is joined by: Christiaan Beukes, http://spherecustom.com/ James Chen, https://www.kordz.com/ and Peter Aylett, https://www.archimedia-me.com/ https://www.highendsoci...
Ed Wenck author
3.05.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Two-Parter — Recapping a Steve Wozniak Talk; Remodeling Stats

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 info. Want to lea...
Ed Wenck author
26.04.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A deep dive into two projects that have won CEDIA Awards

Here's a chat with Stephen Nevison (Intuitive Homes) and Oliver Hall (Ultamation) on their 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 Hen...
Ed Wenck author
24.04.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

On job costing and getting what you're worth

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 W...
Ed Wenck author
19.04.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Mike Heiss reports from the annual NAB Show

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 IP. https://michae...
Ed Wenck author
12.04.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Understanding your wealthiest customers

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 worri...
Ed Wenck author
5.04.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

How to put the client first when you're designing an integration

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 wi...
Ed Wenck author
29.03.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A report from South By Southwest 2019 on health and med tech

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. betterlivingtech.net For more on CEDIA,...
Ed Wenck author
22.03.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A virtual tour through the tech in CEDIA's new HQ

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 overs...
Ed Wenck author
15.03.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Notes from the Mobile World Congress on 5G and more

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 c...
Ed Wenck author
12.03.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

What's next for integrators -- 8K, 5G, and RMR

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 Kovace...
Ed Wenck author
8.03.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Deep dives into the deets on two CEDIA award-winning projects

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 The Next Level (with an assist from Crestron). We'll hav...
Ed Wenck author
1.03.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Updates on new CEDIA Expo Classes AND Government Affairs

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 A...
Ed Wenck author
22.02.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A discussion on a huge leap forward: The Spatial Web, or Web 3.0

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 Gree...
Ed Wenck author
15.02.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A look at the reference-grade cinema at CEDIA HQ

CEDIA's new headquarters in Indy features a cool training tool -- a reference grade "home" cinema designed by Dennis Erskine. Erskine tells us about what went into the theater, the challenges it presented, and how it'll be used to help trainees underst...
Ed Wenck author
9.02.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A recap of Integrated Systems Europe, 2019

What does AI really mean? How big is the "wellness" segment going to get? Is speaker technology ready to revolutionize built-in TV sound? How does commercial integration cross-pollinate the residential side -- and vice versa? Those questions are tackle...
Ed Wenck author
8.02.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A report from Day Three of Europe's biggest show for integrators, ISE

  Day Three from ISE includes a recap of a presentation on mass sensorization, a look at incredibly tiny (and effective) speakers, and an answer to the question: "Does light affect sound quality?" Guests include: Eddie Shapiro, https://smarttouchusa.co...
Ed Wenck author
7.02.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Talks, education, and floor highlights from ISE, Day Two

The panel recaps CEDIA Talks, updated cinema standards, business and tech education, and some highlights from a packed show floor at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam (including a really terrific soundbar). Guests include: Eddie Shapiro, https://smarttouchusa.com/...
Ed Wenck author
6.02.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Talks and education from day one of ISE 2019 in Amsterdam

Day One from Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 at the Amsterdam RAI recaps CEDIA Talks and education on home cinema design, 5G, and the "spatial web." Guests include: Geoff Meads, https://www.prestoav.com/ Sam Woodward, http://www.lutron.com/europe/...
Ed Wenck author
1.02.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

Demystifying the CEDIA Awards: Tips from judges and winners

Thomas Marino (Advanced Technologies) is a recent CEDIA Award winner (and soon to be judge). 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 loo...
Ed Wenck author
25.01.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/f/0/c/f/f0cf2d0c58eed60a/CEDIA_rgb_1400x1400-01.png

A preview of the CEDIA Home Cinema Masterclass offered at ISE

There’s a great CEDIA class offered at ISE this year: The Home Cinema Masterclass. As noted in the course description, “It will feature three ‘deep dive’ sessions focused on video performance, advanced audio techniques, and the cinema environment.” The...
Ed Wenck author