Industry

CEDIA Elevates Ventura, Bryant

CEDIA has promoted two of its employees to fill key areas of strategic focus: education and workforce development. Samantha Ventura (photo shown above) was named vice president of education and training and Ian Bryant was appointed to the post of vice president of technology application and workforce initiatives. “Each is dedicated to driving the industry forward by keeping education, training,…

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Hunter Douglas Showcases Custom, Automated Shades

Hunter Douglas has brought out a series of automated window treatment styles enhanced with its PowerView Motorization operating system. The company touts the shades’ and blinds’ customizability, along with their suitability for virtually any shape or size window in any smart home, theater, or control system. Hunter Douglas window treatments are available in over 20 styles that can be automated…

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Polls Reveals Residential Sales Boost

The International Communications Industries Association (ICIA), organizer of the InfoComm trade exhibition, released its 2005 Market Forecast Survey with figures pointing to what executive director Randy Lemke characterizes as a significant rise in the importance of the residential systems market sector to the group’s audiovisual (AV) industry membership. “About 20 percent of our members are working in the residential environment,…

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Connected Design Insider Talk: The Smart Home Outlook

Connected Design Publisher MaryEllen Oswald and Editor in Chief, Nancy Klosek welcomed Elizabeth Parks, president of the research firm Parks Associates, as their guest on the most recent episode of Insider Talk. With the smart home market grabbing its share of big CE headlines overt the last few years, the trio jumped right into how the sector has fared during…

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