Tuesday, September 04, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  28D
  • Session Number:9TRNG3
This is part one of a comprehensive series that teaches you how to deliver the best results in surround-sound system designs. Learn the basics of sound, sound reproduction, transmission, and reflection. Walk away knowing how to analyze room size and shape and predict audio performance....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Omid Khonsaripour
Sr. Acoustic Engineer
Harman International
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Tuesday, September 04, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


  • Room:  28E
  • Session Number:34TRNG4
Aimed at developing installation engineers and designers who have a basic understanding of lighting control, this course will focus on the practical application of lighting control in the residential market. Covering regulations and safety, energy consumption, and other environmental factors, this hands-on course will help attendees identify, solve, and implement... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr.  Simon Buddle
Director of Curriculum and Standards, EMEA
CEDIA EMEA
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Tuesday, September 04, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • Room:  28A
  • Session Number:24TRNG4
This course explains, in detail, the engineering principles involved in high-performance design. It explores the science and calculations required to undertake a complete design exercise for both audio and video. It also looks at associated factors such as data, heat, and lighting. The course uses world standards including the CEDIA/CEA... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Geoff Meads
Co-Presenter
Guy Singleton
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Tuesday, September 04, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  32A
  • Session Number:31TRNG4
The world of home control and automation is centered around communications, and often we are called upon to make devices “talk” that have never or were never intended to speak to each other. Armed with the knowledge and skills to apply microcontroller-based, embedded solutions to your daily challenges, you will... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Dave Tkachuk
Symbol Logic
Co-Presenter
Mario Leone
ESC / Rowan University
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  27 A/B
  • Session Number:43TRNG4
Brought to you by CEDIA’s Technology Advisory Council, this all-day session discusses and explores how both consumer and technology trends will affect your businesses in the next one to five years. Suitable for both suppliers and installation companies, the morning will be a lively debate hosted by some of the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Michael Heiss
Co-Presenter
Peter Aylett
Co-Presenter
Rich Green
Co-Presenter
Sam Woodward
Lutron EA Ltd.
Co-Presenter
Walt Zerbe
Sr. Director of Technology & Standards
CEDIA
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Tuesday, September 04, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  29A
  • Session Number:36TRNG25
Learn the strategies and tools the nation's top law firms use to save their clients millions of dollars each year. This session provides solutions to three major problems: lawsuits, taxes, and probate. From this session you will learn: How to make yourself unattractive to a plaintiff attorney so they will not... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Larry Oxenham
American Society for Asset Protection
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  31A
  • Session Number:67TRNG25
QuickBooks Desktop is an excellent tool for accounting and project management for integrators. But it must be set up correctly and maintained properly to provide the information needed to efficiently run a custom installation company. This seminar teaches you how to get the most out of your QuickBooks Desktop program.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Leslie Shiner
The ShinerGroup
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Tuesday, September 04, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


  • Room:  31B
  • Session Number:1TRNG25
Let's face it, system integrators are generally not natural salespeople, let alone trained sales professionals. Yet, we all know that sales is the life blood of any organization. Too often, industry sales efforts involve presenting what we sell (products and services) as opposed to what the client wants to buy.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Randy Stearns
CEO
D-Tools, Inc.
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29A
  • Session Number:58TRNG25
Home technology is entering a new phase of growth, driven by the IoT evolution. What began as a collection of connected sensors has now evolved into a sophisticated, highly-intelligent network of edge computing and AI-enabled devices that respond to activity, reply to our interactions, and even recognize what they “see”... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Mr  Joseph Bousaba
Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Tuesday, September 04, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


  • Room:  28D
  • Session Number:8TRNG25
How does the topic of service fit into your sales process? Is it something you shy away from? Or do you know how discuss it with confidence, leveraging it as the ultimate competitive differentiator?   Join us to discover how leading with service enhances the client experience at every phase of... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Alex Boyle
Co-Presenter
Jason Griffing
Director, Partner Development
OneVision Resources
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Tuesday, September 04, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Room:  31A
  • Session Number:68TRNG25
QuickBooks Desktop is an excellent tool for accounting and project management for integrators. But it must be set up correctly and maintained properly to provide the information needed to efficiently run a custom installation company. This seminar teaches you how to get the most out of your QuickBooks Desktop program.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Leslie Shiner
The ShinerGroup
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Tuesday, September 04, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  28B
  • Session Number:10TRNG4
One of CEDIA's most popular, this course provides clear, structural methodology for rack building, from planning to future servicing. Incorporating best practices, this class stresses the importance of wiring choices and standardization that can be applied to projects of all sizes. Attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding into... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Greg Olle
Digital Home Tech, LLC
Co-Presenter
Lewis Franke
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Tuesday, September 04, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


  • Room:  31B
  • Session Number:26TRNG25
HDMI dominates the residential technology industry, yet home technology professionals dread it because of the difficultly they encounter in the field. This class will discuss the root cause of most problems experienced by installers related to HDCP and EDID data — the signal protocol sending the data, the I2C. With... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Lu Xiaozheng
Luxi Electronics Corp
Co-Presenter
Malissa Dillman
Learning Experience Manager
Starin
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Tuesday, September 04, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  31A
  • Session Number:59TRNG25
In this course, attendees will learn the importance of power protection products in the integration of AV systems. This training will provide integrators with in-depth knowledge on how to effectively diagnose power anomalies. Learn to better understand the common power problems that can disrupt product performance and derail expensive and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ms  Lauren Simmen
Director, Marketing
SurgeX
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  29B
  • Session Number:8TRNG4
With more A/V, mobile device, appliance, HVAC, and lighting products becoming connected as part of the overall “Internet of Things,” it is imperative to fully understand Internet Protocol, which forms the backbone of any home network. This course is ideal for both beginners and individuals looking to formalize their IP... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Geoff Meads
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29D
  • Session Number:26TRNG4
This course is part of the CEDIA pathway to mastering the network and earning the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N). Repeat service calls cost time and money. With remote access capability and remote programming of control systems, these calls will no longer drain your resources. This class offers a... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mike Maniscalco
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  28E
  • Session Number:3TRNG4
Standardization of processes increases profitability and ensures jobs are completed correctly the first time. This class focuses on documentation strategies used by PMs to tackle projects both big and small. Gain tools to enhance communication, process flow, and organization in your projects. Leave with several examples and ready-to-use templates!...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ray Holland
Advanced Home Theater
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29C
  • Session Number:17TRNG4
This course is part of the CEDIA pathway to mastering the network and earning the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N)....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Jeff Briesemeister
Principal
Integration Controls LLC
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Room:  30A
  • Session Number:17TRNG25
When the project ends, the fun is just beginning. Those first few weeks while your client is just starting to use the technology are the most critical for getting the service relationship off to a great start. But how do you get clients to use your support channels (and not... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Alex Boyle
Co-Presenter
Jason Griffing
Director, Partner Development
OneVision Resources
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT14
Join us as we review all of the new products, features and benefits that make Total Control a fantastic solution for both commercial and residential projects. New processors, keypads, user interfaces and system capabilities ensure a reliable, enjoyable user experience at exceptional prices...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


  • Room:  30C
  • Session Number:4TRNG25
Discuss the most common problems in completing projects and the tried-and-true techniques used to conquer them. Learn to identify factors at each stage of a project that help or hinder completion to achieve increased efficiency and increased profits!...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Joe Wallace
Wallace Integration, Inc.
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  16A
  • Session Number:MPT105
Learn how to seamlessly integrate multiroom Hi-Res Audio into the systems you’re already installing. Join Sound United and Luxul to explore simple CI focused solutions to overcome common installation challenges. Build a robust wired/wireless network to support high-res multi-zone music playback....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  28A
  • Session Number:21TRNG25
We've all encountered one. Brought in by someone who had a problem with their existing integrator for one reason or another and just don't want them around anymore. Learn how to identify the issues with not only the system, but also the client and understand key factors to determine if... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr.  Greg Scott
President
PHAND Corporation
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


  • Room:  28C
  • Session Number:2TRNG25
Have you written your business plan for 2018? We know business plans are important, but where do we start? Fall is the perfect time to begin this six-step process. In this course, we will build your business plan together with an accountable timeline. If you have never written a business... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr.  Larry Heuvelman CR, CGR, COI
The Owner
The Owner Consultant
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  31C
  • Session Number:47TRNG25
You work hard to craft solutions that cater to your clients’ specific needs. After investing time, blood, sweat, and tears, one of the worst things you can hear is "this is too complicated" — or worse, "I don't use the system because I don't remember how." Wouldn't it be nice... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Chris Demeniuk
DemNET Technologies
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  31A
  • Session Number:5TRNG3
Twisted pair cable maxes out at 10Gbps, but 4K@60 4:4:4 requires an 18Gbps infrastructure — what's an AV engineer to do? This seminar explores the proliferation of fiber optic cabling and the associated technology, including a hands-on workshop for termination and handling....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Cameron Smith
TechLogix Networx
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33B
  • Session Number:10TRNG3
This is part two of a comprehensive series that teaches participants how to deliver the best results in surround-sound system designs. Building on knowledge from “Home Theater Audio and Acoustics, Part I,” this session explores how loudspeakers work, specification fact and fallacy, and proper audience and room size configurations to... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Sean Olive
Harman International
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  30E
  • Session Number:18TRNG3
Learn how to eliminate electrical surges/noise, properly ground lines, and ensure power quality/conditioning. Gain a better understanding of proper power conditioning for electronic systems, the causes of electrical noise and surges, and essential grounding requirements. You will engage in real-life scenarios requiring examination and resolution. This course also teaches appropriate... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ken Erdmann
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


  • Room:  4
  • Session Number:MPT29
The latest science on the perception and measurement of loudspeakers and rooms is presented with the goal to help installers better understand how to optimize the sound quality of their home theater systems...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


  • Room:  30B
  • Session Number:33TRNG25
All our lives, we have been told that the key to working more efficiently is to manage our time and become more organized. But despite our best efforts, we still end up feeling overwhelmed; we have more to do than we can ever get done, our task list is constantly... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ms  Rochelle Carrington
President/ CEO
Sandler Training
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29A
  • Session Number:34TRNG25
Architectural Cinema defines an approach to private residential cinema design based on the standards and practices of professional digital cinema. Viewing geometry criteria is based on reference cinema spaces like the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn and Linwood Dunn theaters in Hollywood. This course will evaluate the performance of image and sound... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr.  John Bishop
President
b/a/s/ bishop architectural entertainment services
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  30D
  • Session Number:49TRNG25
The basic operation of a thermostat has not changed since its invention in 1883. However, like the HVAC systems they control, thermostats have become more sophisticated. This session will get down and dirty with all things climate-related. Learn about the types of HVAC systems and how to control them, and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jon Fischer
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  3
  • Session Number:MPT11
eero: Grow Your Business With eero Pro, Wi-Fi That Works...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ryan Okimoto
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  9
  • Session Number:MPT109
Video over IP has taken the industry by storm. It is vitally important to understand how this technology works and to understand how your network design will be affected by its use.  Join us as we discuss the following: -    What is multicast traffic and how does it differ from ethernet... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  28D
  • Session Number:42TRNG25
As UHD video fast becomes the industry standard, take the lead now and join the Hi-Res Audio revolution. Once perceived as the preserve of “audiophiles,” learn what Hi-Res Audio really means for you and your customers. We will look at the current marketplace, future Hi-Res Audio trends, and industry standards... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr.  Hugo Fitzjohn
Education Manager
Meridian Audio Ltd
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  31B
  • Session Number:55TRNG25
Standardizing your business procedures with a well-documented, repeatable process saves time, reduces errors, adds profit, and decreases stress. This class focuses on the design and engineering documentation process. Take a detailed look at ways to streamline and customize these critical elements to meet the needs of a home technology firm... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ron Callis Jr.
One Firefly
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT15
Total Control 2.0 not only adds the ability to enhance the customer's experience with personalized graphics, it's also extremely easy to accomplish. This session covers how to edit, arrange and use images for the most engaging user experience....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  1A
  • Session Number:MPT128
NOON Home, Inc. empowers well being through a responsive home with products that improve our daily experience. Its first product, NOON light switches, let you coordinate all the lights in a room with one-touch at the switch or the Noon App. Using patented bulb-discovery technology to identify bulb type, Noon... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Aaron Nagel
Speaker
Ian Smith
Speaker
Sean Paterson
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  2
  • Session Number:MPT86
Find out how MQA can deliver master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. Learn how your customers can experience studio quality sound in the house and on the go. You will explore the different playback options from entry level through multi room systems....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ken Forsythe
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


  • Room:  27 A/B
  • Session Number:53TRNG25
Are you interested in moving your business upmarket? Would you like to increase your odds of winning bigger, more luxurious projects? For many, this will require a change in your mindset and the way you approach your projects. When working with high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clientele, gaining the trust of their project... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Alistair Levine
Director, Sales and Marketing
CAT
Panelist
Dean Larkin
Dean Larkin Design
Panelist
Gideon Perry
CEO
Fantastic Theaters
Moderator
Jason Knott
Editor-in-Chief
CE Pro
Panelist
Kyle Brown
VP
Paradise Theater
Panelist
MR  KYLE GRIFFITH
PRESIDENT/OWNER/PARTNER/CEO
KG THEATERS
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  10
  • Session Number:MPT66
A review of the MantelMount product line, install tips for MM750 and MM855, and a walk-through for integrating the MM855 with home automation systems....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Bill Boyer
Director of Sales MantelMount and 30+ industry veteran
Speaker/Presenter
Brian Newville
Mechanical Engineer and Inventor of MantelMount
Speaker/Presenter
Ryan Chacon
MantelMount Systems Engineer
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


  • Room:  4
  • Session Number:MPT30
New Arcam and Lexicon solutions are here at last!  ARCAM applies a 2-channel music philosophy to all its multi-channel home theater products and you will learn of the unique benefits in its Class G amplification, Dirac EQ and more. Lexicon is back with proprietary Logic 7 Immersion 3D audio processing... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT16
The foundation of Total Control 2.0 is the ability to integrate with popular "smart home" devices and orchestrate them to work seamlessly together to deliver a truly automated experience. We'll be covering some great examples, including showing you how easy it is to accomplish with URC Accelerator software....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


  • Room:  28D
  • Session Number:46TRNG25
The value of a showroom or experience center for your home automation integrator business could be exactly what your customers have been looking for. This session gives you insight into how to create a showroom experience for your customers where you have constraints on budget and shop size. We will... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Ms  Evonne Daya
Sales & Marketing Manager
DayaTech Automation
Co-Presenter
Mr  Hemant Daya
Director
Dayatech Automation
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


  • Room:  28C
  • Session Number:10TRNG25
What truly determines a good boss? Most of us were employees before we started our own companies, and received little to no formal business training. This course is about helping leaders with the decision making, behavior and people challenges in our companies. We will delve into the aspects and behaviors... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr.  Larry Heuvelman CR, CGR, COI
The Owner
The Owner Consultant
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  31B
  • Session Number:25TRNG25
This class takes a close look at the necessary design and engineering steps needed to successfully execute any home or commercial technology project. By using well established manufacturing industry methods rather than retail sales approaches to design, engineering and installation, the project’s AV floorplans and block diagrams become initial design... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Dave Tkachuk
Symbol Logic
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  31A
  • Session Number:73TRNG25
This class is a take on the “4K Demystified” session that has been presented at past CEDIA shows. It will cover the basics of 4K, but will also drill into the implementation of infrastructure required for high-bandwidth systems integration. Attendees will learn the key drivers of the technology and the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Jeff Murray
Co-Presenter
Lu Xiaozheng
Luxi Electronics Corp
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  30B
  • Session Number:16TRNG25
While “Project Manager” may not be in your title, you’re probably doing that job too, which can be frustrating. Get an overview of project management basics and gain insight into how others make project management work successfully. Leave with the tools to ease your frustration and make you better at... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Dean Callis
Jobe Systems
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  2
  • Session Number:MPT55
See why the industry-leading remote management platform is the easiest way to reduce truck rolls and increase operational efficiencies. You’ll get a holistic overview of OvrC and OvrC Pro, plus a detailed walkthrough and best practices of each, including: System Setup – Simplify the setup of the network and other... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Derek Webb
Speaker/Presenter
Kenny Kim
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  1A
  • Session Number:MPT67
Get up to speed on DTS Play-Fi’s new features incorporating audio / video synchronization and Amazon Alexa, and learn how this multi-brand platform integrates and enhances the smart home through choice and flexibility....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Justin Gibbins
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Room:  30A
  • Session Number:5TRNG25
This always-popular class provides a completely new perspective on stampeding technologies, their importance, and how they can make you more profitable. With a focus on what is coming a few years down the road (and beyond), you will learn about the new technologies that will be emerging from the secret... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Rich Green
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  9
  • Session Number:MPT111
As the number of network devices, the amount of data they transmit, and client cyber-security concerns have increased, so has the need for quality networks that adequately these needs. Join us as we discuss how different technologies utilize network resources and how to properly develop networks that can not only... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  30D
  • Session Number:2TRNG3
If you work as a project manager, project engineer, or field supervisor, this class is the critical first step to maximizing your efficiencies. Learn tools and techniques to maintain complete control of a project and manage resources more efficiently. Make sure the next project you manage is seamless from start... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Joe Wallace
Wallace Integration, Inc.
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  29C
  • Session Number:29TRNG4
Learn how to design and install robust, multiple-access-point wireless networks for the increasingly complex and converged systems that today’s clients are demanding. Built on the foundation of basic wireless technologies, this lab puts your networking skills to the test!...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Joel Crane
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29B
  • Session Number:23TRNG4
This is a hands-on course — Attendees must take “EST243 IP for Technicians” online or in-person prior to attending. Convergence of a majority of subsystems on an IP network has made this arguably the most important topic in our industry today! Gain a truly hands-on, solid foundation of practical knowledge related... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Peter Aylett
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29D
  • Session Number:19TRNG4
In today's rapidly expanding IoT environment, devices are coming online that can unintentionally pave a way for intrusion into the network or for hijacking a device on that network for nefarious purposes.  This course offers a hands-on approach to learning about the variety of methods and best practices for securing... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Rob Krug
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  28B
  • Session Number:11TRNG4
One of CEDIA's most popular, this course provides clear, structural methodology for rack building, from planning to future servicing. Incorporating best practices, this class stresses the importance of wiring choices and standardization that can be applied to projects of all sizes. Attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding into... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Greg Olle
Digital Home Tech, LLC
Co-Presenter
Lewis Franke
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  28E
  • Session Number:4TRNG4
This fast-paced, peer-to-peer workshop includes a panel of business owners who share their know-how and experiences (good and bad); have facilitated roundtable discussions on best practices; and understand the development of a personalized action plan for your business. Pre-workshop attendee survey results guide the topics addressed. This working session, broken... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Jason Knott
Editor-in-Chief
CE Pro
Speaker/Presenter
Leslie Shiner
The ShinerGroup
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT32
Following the steps of programming in URC Accelerator 2.0 will always deliver a flawless, reliable system. However, if you dig deeper and truly want to offer additional unique features to your customers, this class will ensure you acquire the knowledge to incorporate all of the cool features and capabilities that... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Room:  16A
  • Session Number:MPT106
Voice control is making home automation more accessible and less intimidating. Join Sound United, URC and Amazon to discover how voice control can be seamlessly incorporated into the latest control systems while maintaining reliability and profitability....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Room:  10
  • Session Number:MPT93
You’re already doing it – installing products with Z-Wave inside – why not become an expert in the deployment? With over 2,400 certified and interoperable products, Z-Wave provides an enormous resource of products and solutions. Learn to design, install, troubleshoot and maintain your smart home projects. Use the award-winning Z-Wave... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Rick Tinker
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


  • Room:  7B
  • Session Number:MPt102
Creating an amazing home cinema experience has been an art and passion for many high-end home cinema designers and equipment manufacturers. This session is part one of a three-part series of talks hosted by Kaleidescape to look at the cinematic experience and how a customer can now enjoy a better-than-movie-theater... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Anthony Grimani
Cinema Designer/Dealer
PMI, Ltd.
Panelist
Cheena Srinivasan
Kaleidescape
Panelist
Dennis Erskine
Cinema Designer/Dealer
Erskine Group
Moderator
Joel Silver
Panelist
Luc Guillaume
Managing Director for Loudspeaker Manufacturer
Wisdom Audio
Panelist
Robert Keeler
Screen Manufacturer
Stewart Filmscreen
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  3
  • Session Number:MPT10
Are you looking for a new way to promote and sell central vacuums? Have you tried the zone approach? H-P Products is pioneering the concept of zone cleaning for central vacuums with its SmartZone Vacuum System™. Attend this seminar to learn how selling cleaning solutions for each zone of the... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  4
  • Session Number:MPT68
This course will be an in-depth discussion of the evolution of the voice interface, best-practice approaches for selling and installing voice technology, as well as how to design and sell voice control using Josh to maximize revenues and minimize service calls....
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Alex Capecelatro
Co-Founder & CEO
Josh.ai
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  11A
  • Session Number:MPT60
The industry has changed dramatically in the past 15 years, and the data clearly shows the appetite for home control has grown exponentially. Lighting, HVAC, audio distribution, and home control/automation are now reliable solutions the average homeowner can afford, and more importantly, are actively asking for. Learn how you can... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Brett Bjorkquist
Logitech Inc
Co-Presenter
Neil Raggio
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  1B
  • Session Number:MPT132
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Room:  27 A/B
  • Session Number:28TRNG25
Providing clients with simple, cookie-cutter integrated systems is a no-brainer, but what happens when you encounter a project that pushes the boundaries of your company’s capabilities and technical skills? Learn from these seasoned pros on how to solve sticking points associated with systems integration, and hear about how they creatively... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ian Bryant
Panelist
Michael Chorney
President
La Scala Integrated Media
Panelist
Michael Cogbill
ETC, Inc.
Panelist
Patrick Hartman
Diversified Systems / TDA
Panelist
Troy Morgan
Owner
Pantech Design
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  29A
  • Session Number:12TRNG3
Do you write user manuals for your installs? If so, you’re probably failing your customers. With the right control methods and an empathy-driven interface, manuals become unnecessary. Our digital devices now work more intuitively than ever before, and it’s all thanks to a process called User Experience (UX). This workshop... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Geoff Meads
Co-Presenter
Mr.  Mark Warburton
Technical Director
Ivory Egg
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Room:  2
  • Session Number:MPT56
Discover countless benefits of the new line of Araknis routers. Each router was specifically designed for the custom integrator, and addresses the various needs of form factor, throughput, and networking capabilities. You’ll learn why we embedded OvrC Pro in the device for free, and what these features can help do... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Derek Webb
Speaker/Presenter
Kenny Kim
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  1A
  • Session Number:MPT31
DTS presents the next-gen home entertainment ecosystem with exclusive insight into content and CE products....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Nate Brown
Speaker/Presenter
Todd Baker
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT33
Customers are the lifeblood of our business, and we all know that happy customers lead to referrals and additional business which is crucial for your success. Total Control 2.0 was designed to offer unique selling propositions not found in competing brands to offer a unique, personalized user experience that clients... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


  • Room:  30B
  • Session Number:62TRNG25
Dramatic leaps in acoustic design and technology now enable designers to provide clients with a myriad of options for tuning home theaters to optimal levels of clarity and quietude. These solutions are aesthetically pleasing, affordable, and effective. Heavy draperies and ungainly wall treatments have been replaced by a new generation... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Sergio Molho
WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  28D
  • Session Number:32TRNG25
You finished your project and collected your last check. But the hard work is just beginning...   Is your team culture prepared to handle the service demands of the modern family and their technology needs? Learn how to structure your service team and manage client expectations.   Do you have the processes... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Alex Boyle
Co-Presenter
Jason Griffing
Director, Partner Development
OneVision Resources
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  31B
  • Session Number:22TRNG25
Merging with or acquiring another company can accelerate the growth of your business. M&A is a huge opportunity if done correctly, but there are undoubtedly risks. Is M&A the right path for you? Understanding why and when to initiate a transaction and then how to effectively conduct the process can... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Randy Stearns
CEO
D-Tools, Inc.
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  28A
  • Session Number:66TRNG25
Covering the delivery, distribution, and utilization of electrical power, this course will examine the requirements of various appliances and electrical loads in the home. Attendees will learn about the growth of alternative and renewable electrical sources available to the consumer and how they could change the way we use power.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ken Erdmann
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


  • Room:  31A
  • Session Number:38TRNG25
Efficiency equals profitability for business of all sizes; however, most firms experience wasteful spending, inventory management, and basic operations. This session explores the basic tenets of LEAN thinking, including how to create more value for customers with fewer resources, and strategies for implementing change in your organization....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Cameron Smith
TechLogix Networx
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  28C
  • Session Number:39TRNG25
As the smart home evolves, there are clear drivers in the space impacting adoption. Voice control, access control, home security products, connected cameras, and the growing trend of DIY smart home systems are making residential IoT more popular than ever. Rich Bira, Managing Director of Fibaro USA, will discuss how... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Rich Bira
President
HA Lifestyle Consulting
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  30C
  • Session Number:64TRNG25
A disturbing trend in today’s market shows that many clients gravitate toward a lower price. It’s our job to show clients why high-performance solutions are more expensive, demonstrate their value-added benefits, and create the desire for that high-performance experience!...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mike Maniscalco
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Wednesday, September 05, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


  • Room:  16A
  • Session Number:MPT107
Are your installations ready for the latest video and surround formats? Join Sound United and other industry leaders like AudioQuest and Domotz to explore simple tips that will help you design systems that provide maximum flexibility and upgradeability in the future.  See how utilizing smart remote management can help you... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT34
With the thousands of Total Control systems that have been deployed over the years, we have had the opportunity to work with our top dealers for some unique solutions they have discovered worldwide. Why reinvent the wheel? This session rolls up some of the most powerful solutions and recommendations from... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Wednesday, September 05, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


  • Room:  20A
  • Session Number:EVT3
The connected home is constantly evolving into a richer and more varied technological ecosystem where hardware, software, and entertainment content come together to deliver truly powerful experiences. As this evolution continues, those who distill simplicity from complexity will win. Join John Penney, EVP, Consumer Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Keynote
John Penney
Executive Vice President, Consumer Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Twentieth Century FOX
  • Events

Wednesday, September 05, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


  • Room:  Petco Park
  • Session Number:EVT1
Celebrate the inspiring work of our industry at the 2018 CEDIA Awards Celebration at Petco Park! CEDIA’s Awards program honors the best of the best in technical excellence, product innovation, and individual professionals within the home technology industry. The CEDIA Awards celebrate the many ways technology enhances the home. Opening... ...read more...
  • Events

Thursday, September 06, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  31A
  • Session Number:35TRNG4
This fast-paced review is a broad-based refresher for individuals who are preparing for the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified (ESC) Certification exam. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and openly discuss less familiar topics. It is highly recommended to review the ESC Job Task Analysis, take the Pre-Test Assessment, and review... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ken Erdmann
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  31B
  • Session Number:21TRNG4
This fast-paced review is a broad-based refresher for technicians who are preparing for the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Technician (ESC-T) Certification exam. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and openly discuss less familiar topics. It is highly recommended to review the ESC-T Job Task Analysis, take the Pre-Test Assessment, and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jeff Gardner
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29B
  • Session Number:6TRNG4
Advance to the next level by expanding your knowledge of IP and Ethernet networking protocols and configurations. You will build upon fundamental residential networking concepts by being introduced to more advanced networking concepts such as VLANs and QoS configurations, remote access, security, and more....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Shawn Lemay
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29D
  • Session Number:15TRNG4
This course is part of the CEDIA pathway to mastering the network and earning the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N). Advanced network performance tools used in residential networks — all at your fingertips! This class focuses on advanced network performance tools used in residential networks as well as how... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Brannon Young
VP Business Development
Luxul
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29C
  • Session Number:18TRNG4
This course is part of the CEDIA pathway to mastering the network and earning the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N)....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Jeff Briesemeister
Principal
Integration Controls LLC
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT35
Join us as we review all of the new products, features and benefits that make Total Control a fantastic solution for both commercial and residential projects. New processors, keypads, user interfaces and system capabilities ensure a reliable, enjoyable user experience at exceptional prices...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


  • Room:  16A
  • Session Number:MPT122
Learn how to seamlessly integrate multiroom Hi-Res Audio into the systems you’re already installing. Join Sound United and Luxul to explore simple CI focused solutions to overcome common installation challenges. Build a robust wired/wireless network to support high-res multi-zone music playback....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  30D
  • Session Number:65TRNG25
The tech landscape is evolving faster than any other. If your business is not staying on top of the newest trends, tricks, and dangers you could fall behind the competition. Learn about the threats and opportunities your business will encounter with these rapidly advancing networking technologies...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mike Maniscalco
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  30E
  • Session Number:69TRNG25
While you are a visionary for your growing business, those efforts can be stunted when the projects you worked so hard to get don't go as planned. Learn how applying project management basics can improve overall project outcomes, increase the quality and productivity of your staff, and boost the performance... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Dean Callis
Jobe Systems
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:82TRNG25
Participants will take the exam at CEDIA Expo as they would any other exam but will not receive the results of their exam until October when the Certification board has determined the passing score based on statistical data collected during the beta test. The Designer review class being offered at... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:109TRNG25
This certification signifies mastery of designing and managing the completion of an overall residential system with clients and design and installation professionals.    This exam is recommended for individuals with at least five years of industry experience who are focused on system design and project completion.   The exam covers the following areas: 1.... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:108TRNG25
This certification signifies mastery of the fundamentals of designing, installing, and configuring a network in the home for optimum performance.   This exam is recommended for individuals with at least two years of networking experience in residential systems.   This exam covers the following areas: 1. Network Infrastructure 2. Network Configuration 3. Wireless Networking 4. Network Design   Exam Preparation... ...read more...
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:107TRNG25
This certification represents proficiency in the technical knowledge that forms the foundation of the residential electronic systems industry.   This exam is recommended for electronic systems technicians with at least two years of field experience in a wide variety of installation tasks.   This exam covers the following areas: 1. General Technician Roles and Responsibilities 2.... ...read more...
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:106TRNG25
This certification demonstrates an understanding of fundamental knowledge across the broad scope of the residential electronic systems industry, not just the work of technicians.   This exam is recommended for anyone who wants to demonstrate a solid foundational knowledge of the industry, including salespeople, project managers, IT or security pros, and those... ...read more...
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:110TRNG25
Esta certificación demuestra un entendimiento de los conocimientos fundamentales dentro de un amplio rango en la industria de sistemas electrónicos residenciales, no solo el trabajo de los técnicos. Se recomienda este examen para cualquier persona que desea demostrar un sólido conocimiento de los fundamentos de la industria, incluyendo personal del... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


  • Room:  28C
  • Session Number:14TRNG25
While everyone in the company is responsible for a successful project, without a highly-evolved “service concept” the long-term benefits from a sale can fall flat. If a company approaches their business with the mindset that everyone is a part of a top tier “service department,” the results include improved performance... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ray Holland
Advanced Home Theater
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  28A
  • Session Number:4TRNG3
Get your installations off on the right foot by clarifying your designs with AV system blueprint drawings. This class is a hands-on workshop using a client needs example, architectural floor plans, MS Visio, and the “Audio, Video, and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard” (J-STD-710). Learn the features built into the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Amanda Wildman
TruMedia
Co-Presenter
Dave Tkachuk
Symbol Logic
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  28E
  • Session Number:37TRNG4
Estudie los elementos esenciales del diseño de cine en casa. Esta clase se centra en los fundamentos del diseño teatral, incluidos los objetivos de rendimiento, los componentes del sistema, los estándares internacionales y las prácticas recomendadas. Si es nuevo en la industria, o simplemente quiere asegurarse de que está haciendo... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Manuel Ignacio Fernández
Director
Trend House SA
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  30C
  • Session Number:11TRNG3
This is part three of a comprehensive series that teaches participants how to deliver the best results in surround-sound system designs. Applying the knowledge gained from “Home Theater Audio and Acoustics, Part I and Part II,” this session helps students ensure theater surround systems work in the “real world.” Learn... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Todd Welti
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  30B
  • Session Number:78TRNG25
How do you train them? What happens if you have to fire them? This workshop will provide you with a framework to improve hiring, firing, and managing employees in your organization. You will leave the workshop with job description and performance evaluation templates, samples of effective interview questions, and a... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Courtney Berg
Remote Learner
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM


  • Room:  9
  • Session Number:MPT97
Learn about how to design an SDVoE network using NETGEAR's M4300 series of switches....
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Laurent Masia
Co-Presenter
Tim Locascio
VP of Engineering and Business Development
Savant
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM


  • Room:  Smart Stage
  • Session Number:TT1
This session will present the findings of a $150,000 research project recently completed by Frost & Sullivan, entitled CABA’s “Connected Home IoT Energy Roadmap”. This research will provided a comprehensive examination of all the major aspects of energy in the smart home, including:  state of the market, key industry players,... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • TechTalk

Thursday, September 06, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


  • Room:  27A/B
  • Session Number:81TRNG25
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dave Arland
Executive Director
Indiana Broadcasters Association
Panelist
Joe Bingochea
Executive VP of Product Development
Channel Master
Panelist
John Taylor
LG Electronics, U.S.A., Inc.
Speaker/Presenter
Michael Heiss
Panelist
Paul Hearty
VP, Technology Standards Office
Sony
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


  • Room:  28D
  • Session Number:52TRNG25
This presentation will show the importance of keeping up-to-date information on the financial performance and productivity of an integration company, and how to use the information to become an exceptional operator. The course shows how infographics can be used to make better decisions, make continuous improvements, and greatly enhance the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Paul Starkey
CEO
-
Co-Presenter
Steve Firszt
President
VITAL MGMT LLC
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33B
  • Session Number:31TRNG25
Discuss the most common problems in completing projects and the tried-and-true techniques used to conquer them. Learn to identify factors at each stage of a project that help or hinder completion to achieve increased efficiency and increased profits!...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Joe Wallace
Wallace Integration, Inc.
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  31C
  • Session Number:3TRNG25
Home technology professionals are facing eroding product margins, but can take a lesson from other trades (IT, electricians, contractors) that have successfully adopted a cost-plus pricing method which controls product margins and shifts profitability to labor sales. By learning how to implement the cost-plus pricing method, you can improve your... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ira Friedman
LiveWall
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  3
  • Session Number:MPT12
eero: Grow Your Business With eero Pro, Wi-Fi That Works...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ryan Okimoto
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  8
  • Session Number:MPT110
Video over IP has taken the industry by storm. It is vitally important to understand how this technology works and to understand how your network design will be affected by its use.  Join us as we discuss the following: -    What is multicast traffic and how does it differ from ethernet... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  30A
  • Session Number:11TRNG25
A bigger business means bigger profits, right? Not so fast. The fact is, some business sizes are simply inefficient. This course first addresses what sizes of business tend to be successful and why. You’ll explore organizational overviews and learn how to build a client-centric operation. Next, this session will cover... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Paul Self
Paul Self
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  11A
  • Session Number:MPT61
Ready to learn how quick and easy it is to program a system capable of controlling the latest entertainment, voice, lighting, thermostat, and wireless audio devices your clients are asking for? Get a first look at the newest Logitech Harmony controller built specifically for the pro channel, as well as... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Brett Bjorkquist
Logitech Inc
Co-Presenter
Pike Pike Schouten
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  32A
  • Session Number:51TRNG25
Today’s finest projection viewing surfaces are purpose-built solutions that deliver vibrant, engaging images because they have been designed to complement the projector, lighting and site conditions. During this session we review the different types of screen surfaces available, using an online projection planner to choose the right size, format and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Randy Reece
Draper
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  29A
  • Session Number:24TRNG25
The next level of industry disruption will require the next level of innovation, execution and leadership! The question is where to start when you are sitting in the middle of chaos? Clearly the traditional strategic and business plan processes will be of little value. They bury the best executives and their management... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Lynn Zettler
Core Impact Coaching
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


  • Room:  10
  • Session Number:MPT59
Join ELAN to see new solutions to help you maximize your business opportunities, lower your costs and improve your bottom line. See new tools, including network management, enhanced remote system access, and support management, plus, the latest control, entertainment and security solutions in a unified program that only Nortek Security... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT36
New to Total Control? Looking to learn how to assemble the building blocks of a system? The good news is that it's easy. Designed for new dealers, this session reviews the entire product line and discusses popular features and applications to ensure success....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  2
  • Session Number:MPT21
Increase your bottom line with Cellular Signal Amplifiers. WilsonPro is offering a live training of their online Certified Installer course. Take advantage of the unprecedented growth of home cell signal improvement by giving your customers the highest quality solution....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM


  • Room:  Booth 1527
  • Session Number:CT1
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Peter Aylett
  • CEDIA Talks

Thursday, September 06, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


  • Room:  Smart Stage
  • Session Number:TT2
Join CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson and her CEDIA Technology Council cohorts for a fast-paced discussion on the state of the smart home. The panelists will review new products, technologies and themes from CEDIA Expo 2018, and cover some of the major movements affecting home technologists today. The group will delve... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Julie Jacobson
Founding Editor
CE Pro & EH Publishing
Sponsored by:

  • TechTalk

Thursday, September 06, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


  • Room:  7A
  • Session Number:MPT103
Barry Sonnenfeld discusses how the playback of a movie-whether in a theater or at home-is the most crucial part of the filmmaking process, and how a luxury home cinema can be the best way to see a movie the way its creators intended. He will also talk about the impact... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Barry Sonnenfeld
Director
Moderator
Michael Gaughn
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM


  • Room:  Booth 1527
  • Session Number:CT2
Speaker(s)
Assessor
Geoff Meads
  • CEDIA Talks

Thursday, September 06, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


  • Room:  1B
  • Session Number:MPT50
Joe Piccirilli gives an overview of intelligent energy management and storage technology and the emerging business opportunities for selling high-quality reliable power systems. Solutions can provide a whole-house zero switch time UPS, full power conditioning, the ability to add renewable energy and a generator to any project....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Joe Piccirilli
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  4
  • Session Number:MPt141
Join Dolby Laboratories for a "journey through HDR" including the evolution of the technology and a full education on how content is created and delivered in Dolby Vision. Come see why Dolby Vision is the best choice for your customers! After technical discussions and demonstrations, attendees will leave with an... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Hagen Last
Senior Field Applications Engineer for Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision
Sponsored by: Dolby Laboratories
  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM


  • Room:  Booth 1527
  • Session Number:CT3
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Joe Whitaker
Co-Owner & President
The Thoughtful Home
  • CEDIA Talks

Thursday, September 06, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


  • Room:  Smart Stage
  • Session Number:TT8
Home automation in our intelligent environments has come a long way from the AV systems of home theaters to lighting integration, network enabled thermostats and home security systems to the bold new world of kitchen and bath integration with cameras to let you see what’s in the frig while you... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
DAWN DELUCA
INTERIOR DESIGNER
CAMILLE ROSSY, INC.
Panelist
Heather Sidorowicz
President
Southtown Audio Video
Panelist
Melissa Andresko
Communications Director
Lutron
Moderator
TONI SABATINO
INTERIOR DESIGNER
TONI SABATINO STYLE
Sponsored by:

  • TechTalk

Thursday, September 06, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT37
Accelerator 2.0 allows programmers to create reliable automated systems in minutes. Join us for a quick review and tour through the software to understand its possiblilites and potential for your projects and see how powerful it is....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


  • Room:  11A
  • Session Number:MPT63
The industry has changed dramatically in the past 15 years, and the data clearly shows the appetite for home control has grown exponentially. Lighting, HVAC, audio distribution, and home control/automation are now reliable solutions the average homeowner can afford, and more importantly, are actively asking for. Learn how you can... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Brett Bjorkquist
Logitech Inc
Co-Presenter
Neil Raggio
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:85TRNG25
Participants will take the exam at CEDIA Expo as they would any other exam but will not receive the results of their exam until October when the Certification board has determined the passing score based on statistical data collected during the beta test. The Designer review class being offered at... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:114TRNG25
This certification signifies mastery of designing and managing the completion of an overall residential system with clients and design and installation professionals.    This exam is recommended for individuals with at least five years of industry experience who are focused on system design and project completion.   The exam covers the following areas: 1.... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:113TRNG25
This certification signifies mastery of the fundamentals of designing, installing, and configuring a network in the home for optimum performance.   This exam is recommended for individuals with at least two years of networking experience in residential systems.   This exam covers the following areas: 1. Network Infrastructure 2. Network Configuration 3. Wireless Networking 4. Network Design   Exam Preparation... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:112TRNG25
This certification represents proficiency in the technical knowledge that forms the foundation of the residential electronic systems industry.   This exam is recommended for electronic systems technicians with at least two years of field experience in a wide variety of installation tasks.   This exam covers the following areas: 1. General Technician Roles and Responsibilities 2.... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:111TRNG25
This certification demonstrates an understanding of fundamental knowledge across the broad scope of the residential electronic systems industry, not just the work of technicians.   This exam is recommended for anyone who wants to demonstrate a solid foundational knowledge of the industry, including salespeople, project managers, IT or security pros, and those... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:115TRNG25
Esta certificación demuestra un entendimiento de los conocimientos fundamentales dentro de un amplio rango en la industria de sistemas electrónicos residenciales, no solo el trabajo de los técnicos. Se recomienda este examen para cualquier persona que desea demostrar un sólido conocimiento de los fundamentos de la industria, incluyendo personal del... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM


  • Room:  Booth 1527
  • Session Number:CT4
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Michael Heiss
  • CEDIA Talks

Thursday, September 06, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


  • Room:  10
  • Session Number:MPT80
Gone are the days of the production home. Today’s high-volume builders build “Personalized Homes on a Schedule” – no two homes are the same.  Learn why this is important and how to use this messaging and approach to grow your builder business by offering packaged, connected home standards and upgrades... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM


  • Room:  Smart Stage
  • Session Number:TT15
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Frank Defilippis
National Sales Manager
DISH
  • CEDIA Talks

Thursday, September 06, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


  • Room:  Smart Stage
  • Session Number:TT13
MicroLED is a next-generation flat-panel display technology that is enabling a higher level of performance for commercial and residential video applications. One of the leaders in the field of MicroLED technologies is Samsung, and its Wall product represents a versatile, high-performance video solution for professional integrators serving a range of... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • TechTalk

Thursday, September 06, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


  • Room:  1A
  • Session Number:MPT17
Come join us to learn about some recent and upcoming software & hardware updates....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


  • Room:  2
  • Session Number:MPT19
Join Marshall Currier and Erich Schweikert to learn about the newest CI solutions powered by BluOS. BluOS integrates into home automation environments both large and small with control partners like Control4, Crestron, RTI and Lutron. Currier and Schweikert will also cover the Bluesound’s latest CI-friendly features—like IR,12V trigger and native IP... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  33B
  • Session Number:35TRNG25
Did you know that many businesses that fail are actually profitable? Poor cash management is the culprit that drains the life out of many successful companies. This course helps you understand the importance and impact of managing cash flow to improve the bottom line. Cash flow does not equal profitability.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Leslie Shiner
The ShinerGroup
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  28C
  • Session Number:6TRNG25
How many time have you heard: From employees: You charge $125 per hour and I want a raise. From clients: I bought this stuff from Costco/Amazon. Can you install it? From suppliers: You’re the first one that has had that problem. Hardballing is an interactive group session facilitated by two seasoned veterans, talking in-depth... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Frank White
StayTuned
Co-Presenter
Patrick Hartman
Diversified Systems / TDA
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  30D
  • Session Number:57TRNG25
Nothing beats natural light when provided in just the right amount during the day to help keep people energized or more relaxed and comfortable. This is where daylighting strategies can come into play. This session walks the audience through the whys and hows of employing a daylighting approach for effective... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ms  Cassie Crawford
Product Marketing Manager
Legrand, North & Central America
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  3
  • Session Number:MPT1
Learn about new products and features that will grow your business by expanding opportunity through innovation in areas such as centralized dimming, services, and Ketra lighting. Live product demos will be provided with plenty of opportunity for questions. HomeWorks QS qualified accounts only....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  28D
  • Session Number:15TRNG25
Learn how to take your business from a hobby to a bona fide company that has value and generates cash flow (even when you aren’t there)! This class helps new owners (or those who just can’t seem to get out of the grind) move to the next level. Learn how... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Eric Crawford
The Loop Technologies
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  7A
  • Session Number:MPT104
In a world where we can capture and watch high-resolution video on a smartphone, and all-in-one sound bars abound, the home cinematic experience is in danger of becoming a mass of mediocrity. Your clients deserve not just something better, but the very best that today's top components and high quality... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr  Andre Floyd
Sony
Panelist
Arnaud Laborie
CEO
Trinnov Audio
Panelist
Cheena Srinivasan
Kaleidescape
Panelist
George Katsiris
VP, Product Evangelist
Panelist
Kevin Voecks
Harman Luxury & Lifestyle, Revel JBL Synthesis
Moderator
Rob Sabin
Former Editor-in-Chief
Sound & Vision
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  5A
  • Session Number:MPT52
Join Sony for the unveiling of the next generation custom-installation-oriented products for home audio CI professionals. Simplify, accelerate, and increase profitability with new tools, tricks, and products specifically designed for the experts. Experience the latest tech, including HDR, and discover how Sony makes CI scalable and easier....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Room:  31C
  • Session Number:80TRNG25
Imagine if your customers could not only power their “smart home” off of clean and renewable energy, but also stay protected during the next power outage?  During this class, we will discuss the emergence of a new technology that will take “clean tech” to a whole new level with intelligent energy... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Blake Richetta
Senior Vice President
sonnen, Inc.
Co-Presenter
Mr  Gordon van Zuiden
President
cyberManor
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Room:  30A
  • Session Number:13TRNG3
Si trabajas como gerente de proyecto, ingeniero de proyectos o supervisor de campo, esta clase es el primer paso para maximizar tus ganancias. Además de definir el rol de la administración de proyectos dentro de una organización, este curso lo ayuda a comprender la terminología y las etapas de la... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Lina María Villa
Sales Engineer
AUDIOCONCEPT
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  4
  • Session Number:MPT112
As the number of network devices, the amount of data they transmit, and client cyber-security concerns have increased, so has the need for quality networks that adequately these needs. Join us as we discuss how different technologies utilize network resources and how to properly develop networks that can not only... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  29C
  • Session Number:30TRNG4
Learn how to design and install robust, multiple-access-point wireless networks for the increasingly complex and converged systems that today’s clients are demanding. Built on the foundation of basic wireless technologies, this lab puts your networking skills to the test!...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Joel Crane
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  28E
  • Session Number:1TRNG4
Designers are problem seekers. Engineers are problem solvers. Every system design begins with ensuring that customers’ needs, both obvious and hidden, are met. Only then can the creative process of defining the user experience and engineering the reality begin. Design Thinking, based on methods used at the Stanford d.school, takes... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Peter Aylett
Co-Presenter
Rich Green
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  31A
  • Session Number:36TRNG4
This fast-paced review is a broad-based refresher for designers who are preparing for the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Designer (ESC-D) Certification exam. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and openly discuss less familiar topics. It is highly recommended to review the ESC-D Job Task Analysis, take the Pre-Test Assessment, and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr.  Simon Buddle
Director of Curriculum and Standards, EMEA
CEDIA EMEA
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  31B
  • Session Number:22TRNG4
This fast-paced review is a broad-based refresher for individuals who are preparing for the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N) Certification exam. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and openly discuss less familiar topics. It is highly recommended that attendees review the ESC-N Job Task Analysis, take the Pre-Test... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Geoff Meads
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29A
  • Session Number:28TRNG4
Learn how to produce a standards-compliant Ethernet cabling infrastructure using effective installation, testing, and troubleshooting techniques. This course covers the fundamentals of working with high-bandwidth twisted pair cabling systems; ANSI/EIA/TIA standards that apply to UTP high-bandwidth cable including Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a; and the basics of fiber optic cabling systems−both... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ken Erdmann
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29D
  • Session Number:20TRNG4
In today's rapidly expanding IoT environment, devices are coming online that can unintentionally pave a way for intrusion into the network or for hijacking a device on that network for nefarious purposes.  This course offers a hands-on approach to learning about the variety of methods and best practices for securing... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Rob Krug
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  28B
  • Session Number:12TRNG4
One of CEDIA's most popular, this course provides clear, structural methodology for rack building, from planning to future servicing. Incorporating best practices, this class stresses the importance of wiring choices and standardization that can be applied to projects of all sizes. Attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding into... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Greg Olle
Digital Home Tech, LLC
Co-Presenter
Lewis Franke
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  28A
  • Session Number:13TRNG4
Ground loops cause hum, buzz, and mysterious digital signal issues. This practical course has been revised to include live demonstrations and actual case histories, with less emphasis on theory. Learn how a ground loop actually works and simple test techniques to pinpoint the trouble spot. Explore safe and effective solutions... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Bill Whitlock
President
Whitlock Consulting
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT38
Designed with the commercial dealer in mind, this session will review the NEW TC Flex software that allows dealers to expand on the capabilities of Total Control products and add even more customization and simplified use that is paramount to a successful commercial project....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Room:  16A
  • Session Number:MPT123
Voice control is making home automation more accessible and less intimidating. Join Sound United, URC and Amazon to discover how voice control can be seamlessly incorporated into the latest control systems while maintaining reliability and profitability....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM


  • Room:  Booth 1527
  • Session Number:CT5
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr.  Jonathan Law
President
REAL Audio Video
  • CEDIA Talks

Thursday, September 06, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Room:  Smart Stage
  • Session Number:TT4
TechBites will tell product stories about the newest innovations coming to CEDIA Expo in a short, dynamic format,” states Julie Jacobson, co-founder of EH Media. “I look forward to the presentations not only for the information, but for the entertainment as well. I mean, come on, Frank White is hosting Join... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ben Fuller
Market Development Manager
Speaker/Presenter
Flo Technologies
Moderator
Frank White
StayTuned
Speaker/Presenter
Manu Menon
COO
Speaker/Presenter
Mark Corbin
President
Speaker/Presenter
Rusty Deeble
CEO
Speaker/Presenter
Sam Elia
Managing Partner
  • TechBite

  • Room:  32A
  • Session Number:48TRNG25
Join founder Guy Singleton as he demonstrates the world’s first home theater and media room design software that was built by home theater designers for home theater designers. Enter your design information and the software will create a technically perfect home cinema or media room with full documentation, rendered to-scale... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Guy Singleton
The Cinema Designer (Ltd)
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


  • Room:  30C
  • Session Number:9TRNG25
Gender intelligence is the understanding of the naturally-occurring characteristics that distinguish attitudinal and behavioral differences between men and women. By understanding these differences, we gain a better sense of gender-related tendencies that help illuminate the reasons behind how men and women think and react differently. The experience will also explain... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Carol Campbell
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  11A
  • Session Number:MPT64
Ready to learn how quick and easy it is to program a system capable of controlling the latest entertainment, voice, lighting, thermostat, and wireless audio devices your clients are asking for? Get a first look at the newest Logitech Harmony controller built specifically for the pro channel, as well as... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Brett Bjorkquist
Logitech Inc
Co-Presenter
Pike Schouten
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  8
  • Session Number:MPT133
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  30B
  • Session Number:8TRNG3
The official HDMI course, developed by CEDAIA with the support HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. Topics covered include history and overview, engine and timings, EDID ad HDCP, connectivity, compliance, troubleshooting and the need-to-know aspects of the latest HDMI 2.1 specification. Upon completion of the course and exam, participants will receive a... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
David Meyer
CEDIA
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM


  • Room:  Booth 1527
  • Session Number:CT6
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Sam Woodward
Lutron EA Ltd.
  • CEDIA Talks

Thursday, September 06, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Room:  7B
  • Session Number:MPT85
The fiber revolution is coming to video… it simply has to in order to keep up with consumers’ insatiable demand for bandwidth due to higher frame rates, uncompressed color space, and UHD 4K mean links are being pushed to the 18 Gbps bandwidth limit, and 8K at 48 Gbps is... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Kjersti Martino
Speaker/Presenter
Martin Smith
Director of Marketing
Inneos
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  10
  • Session Number:MPT81
Luxury homebuyers demand the latest comfort and safety technologies. ELAN will present proven strategies and tactics for working with Luxury homebuilders and architects. We’ll then lead a panel discussion with architects, builders and integrators who perfected this relationship trilogy, sharing how to get technology into the design early, deliver exceptional... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  9
  • Session Number:MPT94
You’re already doing it – installing products with Z-Wave inside – why not become an expert in the deployment? With over 2,400 certified and interoperable products, Z-Wave provides an enormous resource of products and solutions. Learn to design, install, troubleshoot and maintain your smart home projects. Use the award-winning Z-Wave... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Rick Tinker
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Room:  1A
  • Session Number:MPT18
Come learn about the Sonos-certified partner family as well as all things Voice and what you can do with both the Sonos One & our software integration with Amazon Alexa....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT39
Although Total Control plays well with many brands of distributed audio, this session reviews the capabilities and ease of using URC's DMS series of whole-house audio for a better user experience, easier install and more profit....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  28D
  • Session Number:45TRNG25
WiFi is ubiquitous (and challenging), and you already have your favorite control system. So, what’s with this Z-Wave, Zigbee, and Bluetooth? What are the differences, what is this mesh stuff, how will they affect my projects, and why should I care? If interoperability is the Holy Grail, writing device drivers... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mitchell Klein
Z-Wave Alliance
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


  • Room:  33B
  • Session Number:27TRNG25
Voice control is the new frontier in input technologies and represents a significant business opportunity for home technology professionals. Attendees will learn to evaluate the available voice control options today, understand the current capabilities and limitations of the various technologies, and take a close look at real world installations, with... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Alex Capecelatro
Josh.ai
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  1B
  • Session Number:MPT8
• Enterprise AV system intro and design • Network requirements and setup for Technology Partners • Key Digital Wizard software • Unit and System setup • Video Wall building • System management interfaces...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jonathon Ferry
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:121TRNG25
Participants will take the exam at CEDIA Expo as they would any other exam but will not receive the results of their exam until October when the Certification board has determined the passing score based on statistical data collected during the beta test. The Designer review class being offered at... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:119TRNG25
This certification signifies mastery of designing and managing the completion of an overall residential system with clients and design and installation professionals.    This exam is recommended for individuals with at least five years of industry experience who are focused on system design and project completion.   The exam covers the following areas: 1.... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:118TRNG25
This certification signifies mastery of the fundamentals of designing, installing, and configuring a network in the home for optimum performance.   This exam is recommended for individuals with at least two years of networking experience in residential systems.   This exam covers the following areas: 1. Network Infrastructure 2. Network Configuration 3. Wireless Networking 4. Network Design   Exam Preparation... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:117TRNG25
This certification represents proficiency in the technical knowledge that forms the foundation of the residential electronic systems industry.   This exam is recommended for electronic systems technicians with at least two years of field experience in a wide variety of installation tasks.   This exam covers the following areas: 1. General Technician Roles and Responsibilities 2.... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:116TRNG25
This certification demonstrates an understanding of fundamental knowledge across the broad scope of the residential electronic systems industry, not just the work of technicians.   This exam is recommended for anyone who wants to demonstrate a solid foundational knowledge of the industry, including salespeople, project managers, IT or security pros, and those... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  33A
  • Session Number:120TRNG25
Esta certificación demuestra un entendimiento de los conocimientos fundamentales dentro de un amplio rango en la industria de sistemas electrónicos residenciales, no solo el trabajo de los técnicos. Se recomienda este examen para cualquier persona que desea demostrar un sólido conocimiento de los fundamentos de la industria, incluyendo personal del... ...read more...
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  27 A/B
  • Session Number:70TRNG25
Every job seems to have its own project management challenges. Don’t tackle them alone — learn from others at CEDIA 2018! A panel of experienced home technology PMs will present real-world examples of successes, challenges, and lessons learned. Bring your questions and walk away with ideas, solutions, and documents you... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dean Callis
Jobe Systems
Panelist
Joe Wallace
Wallace Integration, Inc.
Panelist
Patrick Hartman
Diversified Systems / TDA
Panelist
Ray Holland
Advanced Home Theater
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  5A
  • Session Number:MPT53
Experience Sony’s True 4K HDR home theater projector lineup and learn why Sony projectors are optimal solutions for your clients. Sony projectors offer easy installation and easy maintenance with pristine picture quality - plus the ability to do in-depth calibration using either on-screen menus, Sony's Projector Calibration Pro software or... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  30E
  • Session Number:56TRNG25
Standardizing your business procedures with a well-documented, repeatable process saves time, reduces errors, adds profit, and decreases stress. This class focuses on the sales process and ways to streamline the steps from obtaining the lead to post-sale follow-up. See proven methods and learn how to build your own process based... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Ron Callis Jr.
One Firefly
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Thursday, September 06, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Room:  Smart Stage
  • Session Number:TT5
27% of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart speaker, according to Parks Associates research.   The next generation of interfaces is changing the way the connected consumer interacts with devices and services. Products and service offerings are evolving to accommodate such change. How will consumer behavior, expectations, and the... ...read more...
Sponsored by:

  • TechTalk

Thursday, September 06, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  28C
  • Session Number:63TRNG25
If you’re sold on recurring monthly revenue, but can’t quite work through the concepts of creating a preventive service plan for your business, then this workshop is for you! This session features real-life examples, the opportunity to generate a service plan for your business, and the basic framework for pricing,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mike Maniscalco
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  30D
  • Session Number:75TRNG25
Human beings are designed to have an intimate relationship with sound.  Sound, and most importantly music, has the most powerful sensory effect on us, physiologically, psychologically, cognitively and behaviorally.  Unfortunately, our culture and environments have tarnished that relationship to the point we have become, instead, victims of noise.  This has... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Sam Cavitt
President
Paradise Theater
Tracks:
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  3
  • Session Number:MPT2
Understand how to increase your revenue and simplify specification by offering all-in-one Lutron LED solutions delivering the highest level of performance. From Edison base solutions to downlights, from warm dimming to color tuning, learn about how Lutron’s latest lighting innovations can help transform your business....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  7A
  • Session Number:MPt136
Direct View LED video wall technology has rapidly become the fastest growing video wall display technology. Learn about Direct View LED display technology, future trends and why now is the time for CEDIA Professionals to embrace this technology and use it to grow their business....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Room:  20A
  • Session Number:EVT5
Join DTS for this not-to-be-missed panel conversation and exciting announcement. This keynote is free to all CEDIA Expo attendees and you should make plans now to attend! ...
  • Events

Thursday, September 06, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


  • Room:  2
  • Session Number:MPT20
Join Marshall Currier and Erich Schweikert to learn about the newest CI solutions powered by BluOS. BluOS integrates into home automation environments both large and small with control partners like Control4, Crestron, RTI and Lutron. Currier and Schweikert will also cover the Bluesound’s latest CI-friendly features—like IR,12V trigger and native IP... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  16A
  • Session Number:MPT124
Are your installations ready for the latest video and surround formats? Join Sound United and other industry leaders like AudioQuest and Domotz to explore simple tips that will help you design systems that provide maximum flexibility and upgradeability in the future.  See how utilizing smart remote management can help you... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  11A
  • Session Number:MPT65
Coming Soon!...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Brett Bjorkquist
Logitech Inc
Co-Presenter
Neil Raggio
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


  • Room:  Booth 5617
  • Session Number:SPR1
Join Google in booth 5617 for a CEDIA Expo opening reception....
Sponsored by: Google
  • Events

Thursday, September 06, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT40
Heard of URC Total Control? Ever wonder what it is and what it can offer your business? This class reviews all of the capabilities of the system and shows how simple and beneficial it is to incorporate Total Control into your business....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM


  • Room:  Smart Stage
  • Session Number:EVT4
  • Events

Thursday, September 06, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


  • Room:  5A
  • Session Number:MPT54
From LED to OLED, Sony provides the best 4K HDR solutions. Learn how to integrate the latest Sony 4K HDR displays and a variety of HDR sources into your installations and also explore the latest additions to Sony’s HDTV lineup. See how High Dynamic Range and other picture quality advances... ...read more...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Thursday, September 06, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


  • Room:  The Sonos Hideout: 704 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Session Number:EVT8
Join Sonos for a live Q&A with CEO Patrick Spence on the future of residential sound and what it means for installed solutions. Hosted by CEDIA Board Member and President and owner of Southtown Audio Video, Heather L. Sidorowicz, the discussion will feature a series of questions submitted by members of the CEDIA community.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Interviewed By
Heather Sidorowicz
President
Southtown Audio Video
Speaker
Patrick Spence
CEO
Sonos
Sponsored by:

  • Events

Thursday, September 06, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


  • Room:  Booth 5401
  • Session Number:SPR3
Join us for the inaugural Bourbon & Brownies reception! Tickets required....
Sponsored by:

  • Events

Friday, September 07, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


  • Room:  3
  • Session Number:MPT3
Your client’s projects are complete when you include control of lighting and shading.This training will demonstrate how easily you can get started with Lutron today. Attendees will leave confident in how to design, purchase, install and setup Lutron’s Pro only starter system, RA2 Select....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Friday, September 07, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Room:  11A
  • Session Number:MPT13
Join Luxul to learn about updates to both hardware and software, as well as new products. Active vs. passive wireless roaming and other networking topics will also be discussed....
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jared Edwards
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Friday, September 07, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:  29B
  • Session Number:9TRNG4
With more A/V, mobile device, appliance, HVAC, and lighting products becoming connected as part of the overall “Internet of Things,” it is imperative to fully understand Internet Protocol, which forms the backbone of any home network. This course is ideal for both beginners and individuals looking to formalize their IP... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Geoff Meads
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  29D
  • Session Number:14TRNG4
This course is part of the CEDIA pathway to mastering the network and earning the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N). Repeat service calls cost time and money. With remote access capability and remote programming of control systems, these calls will no longer drain your resources. This class offers a... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Jeff Briesemeister
Principal
Integration Controls LLC
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

Friday, September 07, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Room:  1B
  • Session Number:MPT6
It’s back! Our most popular session from CEDIA 2016 comes with a raft of new topics, harebrained ideas, and crafty solutions to common challenges. Heck, we even updated some of the jokes! This session focuses mainly on clever use of keypads, with lots of Composer demos.           ...
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  28D
  • Session Number:43TRNG25
LEDs are the go-to light source for the replacement of existing lamps and luminaires, providing a significant reduction in energy and an extended lifespan. LEDs can fit any form factor and are extremely malleable compared to what we've been using in the past. However, dimming LEDs requires careful coordination of... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Forrest Kelsey
Service Quality Director
Legrand BCS
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  1A
  • Session Number:MPT76
Come join us to learn about some recent and upcoming software & hardware updates....
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  29A
  • Session Number:44TRNG25
This comprehensive session will start with an introduction to HDMI technology and its historical applications. The course will discuss the benefits of HDMI, drivers of growth and adoption, and examples of how to implement HDMI over IP networks. This session will also cover specific use-cases of HDMI over IP in... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Frank Santos
Director of Training and Product Knowledge
Vanco International LLC
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  11B
  • Session Number:MPT41
Join us as we review all of the new products, features and benefits that make Total Control a fantastic solution for both commercial and residential projects. New processors, keypads, user interfaces and system capabilities ensure a reliable, enjoyable user experience at exceptional prices...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

Friday, September 07, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


  • Room:  28A
  • Session Number:40TRNG25
Every day, we work in our business. But how often do you work on your business? Smart business owners regularly, if not continually, track progress, analyze data, evaluate results and recognize trends in their business in order to make intelligent business decisions that lead to increased growth and profitability. This... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Leslie Shiner
The ShinerGroup
Co-Presenter
Mr  Randy Stearns
CEO
D-Tools, Inc.
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • CEDIA Training & Certification

  • Room:  16A
  • Session Number:MPT125
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  2
  • Session Number:MPT9
The RTI control ecosystem, including the new AV signal management lineup Learn how Integration Designer APEX allows for efficient and profitable programming Live programming examples showcasing the new C2K1 Custom Control Kit Learn how RTiQ –(Intelligent remote monitoring) will Improved Service Response Time Interactive Q & A...
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

  • Manufacturer Product Training

  • Room:  30D
  • Session Number:18TRNG25
A disturbing trend in today’s market shows that many clients gravitate toward a lower price. It’s our job to show clients why high-performance solutions are worth the expense, demonstrate their value-added benefits, and create the desire for that high-performance experience!...
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Mr  Sam Cavitt
President
Paradise Theater
Tracks:
Handout(s)