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

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.


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

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.


CEDIA Tech Council 1840: Speaking of Speakers with Andrew Jones

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.


CEDIA Tech Council 1839: Meet the Candidates

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...


CEDIA Tech Council 1838: 5G Update from MWG

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/


CEDIA Tech Council 1837: Expo's Greatest Hits

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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."


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

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.


CEDIA Tech Council 1836a: Expo Booth 1

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.


CEDIA Tech Council 1835: The CEDIA Designer

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/


CEDIA Tech Council 1834: Expo Preview

Ready for San Diego? Julie Jacobson of CE Pro joins us for a CEDIA Expo preview. What trends and new goodies is she excited about? Sign up for Julie's webinar on Expo here. Find out more about CEDIA at cedia.net. (Oh, and here's that song we mention in the show: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanpassman/2016/11/23/the-worlds-most-relaxing-song/#1d29e3ae2053)


CEDIA Tech Council 1833: The Evolution of the Integrator

What's the genesis of an integrator's interest in residential tech? What makes them tick? What gigs are they suited for after they leave the world of home technology integration? Bruno Napoli and Kris Hogg — both on the cusp of new jobs — join us for this roundtable. @KrissHogg @BrunoNapoli_FR For more about CEDIA, check out CEDIA.net.


CEDIA Tech Council 1832: Video Update

He calls it "The Midsummer Mikey Report," in which the man behind M. Heiss Consulting brings us up to speed on a variety of TV topics. There's also a preview of what's to come at Expo from both Mike and the 2018 keynote speaker, John Penney. Mike's got a new website, too. Find it at michaelheiss.com. Want to learn more about CEDIA? Check out CEDIA.net.


CEDIA Tech Council 1831: Joel Silver, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Joel Silver is the founder of the The Imaging Science Foundation — and the winner of the 2018 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award. This one-on-one conversation is practically a pair of master classes in both starting a business (and a wildly unique one at that) and the development of reference-quality video calibration. You can help us honor Mr. Silver at the 2018 CEDIA Awards ceremony. Find tickets and more info here. Here's more info on CEDIA in general.


CEDIA Tech Council 1830: Greatest Hits of 2018, So Far

It's a "Best Of" show, with highlights from our chats on Blockchain technology, the rollout and impact of 5g, and what builders think about smart home tech. For more info on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.


CEDIA Tech Council 1829: Wellness Intelligence

Suppose a building could be "wellness certified" in the same way it might be LEED Certified? That's the concept behind Delos, and we speak to the CEO of that company, Paul Scialla. Scialla fills us in on what the potential here may be for the residential integrator. Here are the URLs pertinent to the conversation: Delos.com Wellcertified.com Darwinpremier.com For more info on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.


CEDIA Tech Council 1828: Smart Air

We talk HVAC, climate control, and indoor air quality in smart homes with Jon Fischer, HVAC Automation Sales Manager for Aprilaire. PLUS: Nominations fore the CEDIA Board of Directors are NOW OPEN. Omar Hikal of the Governance Committee gives us the deets. Find more info here. For more info on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.


CEDIA Tech Council 1827: It's In the Lighting

"The lighting in Victoria's Secret is perfectly focused so that you'll spend $85 on a small piece of fabric." Matt Scott, OMEGA Audio Video Something of a two-parter here: Matt Scott talks about serving on the CEDIA Board (and the importance of voting, nominating, and volunteering), and then dives into his experiences as an integrator with a focus on lighting design and making those projects look spectacular. For more info on CEDIA, check out cedia.net.