Events

ISE 2020 Rallies Amid Coronavirus Challenges

AVIXA and CEDIA, co-owners of Integrated Systems Europe, were faced with a unique set of challenges that were out of their control ahead of this year’s show. Nonetheless, the teams prevailed and celebrated accomplishments that spoke louder than the numbers. Since its launch in 2004, ISE has experienced year-over-year growth, with each event drawing a larger crowd in terms of exhibitors…

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IFA 2020: Thinking Big in Berlin

IFA 2019 in Berlin was a roaring success with nearly 2,000 exhibitors, 245,000 visitors, and a new all-time high for international attendance, with more than 50 percent of trade visitors coming from abroad. Three big technology trends dominated IFA 2019 across both consumer electronics and home appliances: voice, artificial intelligence and connectivity, especially given the rapid roll-out of high-speed, high…

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Houston Welcomes Big-As-Texas Nationwide PrimeTime

Opportunity was the watchword this week in Houston as the Nationwide Marketing Group kicked off its 56th PrimeTime Conference and trade show. Thousands of  Nationwide members, vendors, service providers and staff from across the U.S. and Canada have gathered at the George R. Brown Convention Center to hear from industry leaders, take advantage of educational opportunities, hear from fellow retail…

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Almo Professional A/V Announces Locations for 2020 E4 Experience

Almo Professional A/V, a  Pro A/V industry’s distributor and creator of the award-winning E4 Experience, has announced locations for the 2020 E4 program. Thanks to its longstanding education partnership with AVIXA, the E4 Experience continues to be loaded with valuable, career-changing certifications and courses worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs) that are free to attending AV resellers, integrators, consultants and their end users.…

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CEDIA “Size and Scope” Research Confirms Industry Optimism

CEDIA says results of its newly-released “2019 U.S. Size and Scope of the Integrated Residential Technology Industry” survey show home technology integrators are highly confident in capturing new business and growing revenue. The survey also points to challenges concerning the workforce, market competition, and client expectations. Each year, the association undertakes this research to analyze the size of the market…

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Savant Reveals 2020 Roadmap at Integrator Summit

At Savant’s recent 14th annual Integrator Summit in Vegas during the International Builders’ Show (IBS), its CEO and founder, Robert Madonna (shown in photo), shared highlights of a 2020 product roadmap as well as new strategic partnerships. The event also included over 25 live product demos and breakout education sessions, while providing attendees time at IBS to learn about the latest in…

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ProSource Announces 2020 Education Initiatives

ProSource, an audio, video, and integration buying group, has announced its 2020 education initiatives including a new concept in systemized education. Leading the initiative is Sherry Dantonio, Director of Membership for ProSource. At this year’s Summit, ‘Tomorrow Starts Today,’ ProSource will unveil the ProSource University Learning Management System, a standardized educational program to onboard, engage, educate and develop talent ensuring employees…

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CEDIA Paper Delves Into the Topic of AV-over-IP

As part of its ongoing educational initiative, CEDIA has released a new white paper on audio-video over Internet Protocol (AV-over-IP) systems. AV-over-IP technology, which is becoming more in-demand by professionals in the CEDIA channel, provides an alternative to traditional methods of distributing high-quality multimedia such as matrix switching hardware. “Integrators and their customers are constantly seeking more efficient, cost-effective ways…

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