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CEDIA Tech Council 1850: All About Lighting

12/14/2018
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Sam Woodward of Lutron (who's also CEDIA's Training Volunteer of the Year for 2018) is busily working on a whitepaper called "Considerations for Quality of Light in the Home." This preview includes info on Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) versus Constant Current Reduction (CCR) for LED dimming, and other issues including glare factors and individual preferences for lighting in the home. For more info on CEDIA, visit cedia.net.

Duration:00:50:01

CEDIA Tech Council 1849: 2019 and 2018 -- An Integrator's Thoughts

12/7/2018
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Peter Aylett (Archimedia) ponders some trends for 2019, including: Peter, Walt, and Ed also reflect on 2018: "A year of evolution, not revolution," according to Aylett. For more info on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

Duration:00:45:11

CEDIA Tech Council 1848: Julie Jacobson Sees the Future!

11/30/2018
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Julie Jacobson of CE Pro joins Ed and Walt, unwraps her crystal ball, and talks about the trends that are ahead for 2019. The trio chats wellness, lighting (including low-voltage solutions), "extreme" cord-cutting, 5G, labor shortages, and a lot -- a LOT -- more. For more on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

Duration:00:49:30

CEDIA Tech Council 1847: HDMI, eARC, and 8K

11/23/2018
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David Meyer (CEDIA's Director of Technical Content) and Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) drop in to talk about the latest news re: HDMI (including the importance of eARC), 8K, HDR, and a lot more. For more info on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

Duration:00:38:21

CEDIA Tech Council 1846: Being a Great Boss

11/16/2018
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CEDIA's Senior Director of Education, Samantha Ventura, joins us to talk about one of her areas of expertise: developing your leadership skills. Whether you run a small firm, a big business, or a department within an organization, Ventura has advice for you — advice that's also becoming part of new CEDIA classes. For more info on CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.

Duration:00:48:58

CEDIA Tech Council 1845: Marketing for Integrators: Social Media (and More)

11/9/2018
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Amanda Wildman of TruMedia (who's also the 2018 CEDIA Volunteer of the Year) has had some pretty great results using Facebook videos as marketing tools -- while spending next to nothing in the process. We talk to Wildman about her social media presence, giving women a voice in the tech industry, and her specific business model. (BTW -- She's also pretty funny.) http://www.trumediahome.com/ https://www.facebook.com/trumediahome/?ref=br_rs Fore more about CEDIA, check out...

Duration:00:47:25

CEDIA Tech Council 1844: Working with Designers and Architects

11/2/2018
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The Premier Group has a history of working with top architectural and design firms to achieve award-winning results. We talk to the integrators and two of their collaborators, One 10 Studio and Gary Nance Design. https://premier-group.com/ http://one10studio.com/ http://www.garynancedesign.com/ Learn about CEDIA at cedia.net.

Duration:00:55:34

CEDIA Tech Council 1843: Audio Engineering Society Report

10/26/2018
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Walt Zerbe attended the annual Audio Engineering Society show (AES - http://www.aes.org/) and tells Ed Wenck all about high-def audio advances, the trend toward recording and re-mastering music in surround-sound formats, the errors inherent in calibrating with pink noise, and much more. (Walt also got to hang out with Thomas Dolby. SCIENCE!) For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Duration:00:40:42

CEDIA Tech Council 1842: Robert Heiblim on Regs, Tariffs, and Change

10/19/2018
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Robert Heiblim has sold stereos, changed the course of Denon, introduced CDs to record execs, impacted federal legislation, and even befriended the band Devo. His stories are incredible, his knowledge is vast, and there are dozens of nuggets of advice — both business and personal — in this freewheeling chat. Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rheiblim Here's his consulting firm: http://www.bluesalve.com/ And for more on CEDIA, go to cedia.net.

Duration:00:59:56

CEDIA Tech Council 1841: How Content Changes Tech — AR, VR, 4K, etc.

10/12/2018
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John Penney barely scratched the surface in his keynote at CEDIA Expo 2018. Here the Executive Vice President of Consumer Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for 20th Century Fox digs deep into the ways content built for 4K, VR, AR, and more will change and inform the tech you integrate — and vice-versa. For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Duration:00:54:43

CEDIA Tech Council 1840: Speaking of Speakers with Andrew Jones

10/5/2018
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Andrew Jones may well be one of the most successful — and storied — loudspeaker engineers in the history of hi-fi. Jones, who’s designed speakers for KEF, Infinity, Pioneer USA, TAD, and now ELAC, takes us through: The benefits of concentric driver technology, His approach to enclosure design, Active vs. passive speakers — and how he’s making the former more palatable to audiophiles, And his take on what makes for really “great sound.” For more info on CEDIA, please visit cedia.net.

Duration:00:56:31

CEDIA Tech Council 1839: Meet the Candidates

9/28/2018
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In this special episode, we give each candidate three minutes to tell us why they should serve on the CEDIA Board of Directors. (Each individual can use the time in any way they like.) Here’s the critical legalese: For the 2019-2020 term, there are four (4) open elected positions — one (1) to be filled from the EMEA region, and the remaining positions to be filled from the entire global membership. To implement this regional representation, the candidate from the EMEA region receiving the...

Duration:00:34:28

CEDIA Tech Council 1838: 5G Update from MWG

9/21/2018
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The Mobile World Congress Americas Conference was held in Los Angeles Sept. 12-14. Michael Heiss was there, collecting the very latest info on 5G deployment. Here’s his report. https://www.mwcamericas.com/

Duration:00:47:42

CEDIA Tech Council 1837: Expo's Greatest Hits

9/14/2018
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Did you miss any of our podcasts from Expo? We've picked some highlights from our daily Tech Council roundtables from the show floor and turned 'em into a quick, digestible overview. For more on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Duration:00:22:16

CEDIA Tech Council 1836e: Expo Floor Recap, Day Three

9/8/2018
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Spoiler alert: There were a LOT of packed classes at Expo, and Geoff Meads (Presto) put in some serious hours in the instructor's chair. Geoff joins CEDIA's David Meyer, Ed Wenck, and Walt Zerbe for this floor/education recap. For more info on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.

Duration:00:23:58

CEDIA Tech Council Podcast 1836d: Expo Floor Recap, Day Two

9/8/2018
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Walt Zerbe was joined by a huge cast of characters for the Day Two Expo floor recap. There were a great many CEDIA volunteers aboard, including: ArchimediaLutron And two other gents attending Expo dropped in as well: SmartTouch USAStealth Acoustics For more info on CEDIA, go to cedia.net.

Duration:00:29:15

CEDIA Tech Council 1836c: Booth Highlights from Expo, Day Two

9/7/2018
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Friday's CEDIA Talks at Expo were full of info from: Peter Aylett (Archimedia) on how autonomous vehicle tech drives home automation advances, Alex Capecelatro (josh.ai) on just what that AI can do, Rusty Deeble (Digital Installers) on how virtual offices can expand your firm's reach, And Heather Sidorowicz (Southtown Audio Video) on ensuring you're communicating with clients using the "human factor."

Duration:00:26:21

CEDIA Tech Council Podcast 1836b: Expo Floor Recap, Day One

9/7/2018
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A group of Tech Council stalwarts shares their thoughts from Day One of CEDIA Expo: Mitchell Klein (Z-Wave Alliance), Alex Capecelatro (josh.ai), Bill Skaer (Audio Design Associates), and Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) join host Walt Zerbe.

Duration:00:25:12

CEDIA Tech Council 1836a: Expo Booth 1

9/6/2018
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Highlights from CEDIA Talks (and more) with Geoff Meads (Presto) speaking about data encryption via Blockchain, Joe Whitaker (The Thoughtful Home) on marking your firm with Alexa skills, and Jennifer Jolly on what it's like for a newbie at the show.

Duration:00:20:46

CEDIA Tech Council 1835: The CEDIA Designer

8/31/2018
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The CEDIA Designer (formerly "the Cinema Designer") is a tool that helps you design home cinemas, and CEDIA members now have preferential access to this award-winning software. We speak with its creator, Guy Singleton, and Peter Aylett of Archimedia who's very familiar with TCD. Here's more info on TCD: https://cedia.net/insights/cedia-blog-detail/press-releases/2018/08/28/cedia-acquires-the-cinema-designer Here's the site for the software: https://thecediadesigner.org/

Duration:00:45:41