ADI Reprises Skills Challenge Competition at CEDIA Expo

ADI is again holding its Skills Challenge at CEDIA Expo for connectivity, cabling, wire installation and cable management, along with hosting its customer appreciation party.

In the ADI Skills Challenge, technicians test their installation speed for pulling and terminating cable.
Jason Knott · August 31, 2012

How fast are you? Integrators can match their installation expertise against others in the ADI Skills Challenge again at CEDIA Expo 2012.

The ADI Skills Challenge invites dealers to compete in a number of timed challenges to test their expertise in connectivity, cabling, wire installation and cable management. The competition will feature Arlington Industries, Belden, BES, DYMO, Greenlee, Honeywell, IRWIN Tools, and Platinum Tools. ADI is hosting the competition in booth (#4065) during the show.

ADI is also hosting its annual customer appreciation event and a conducting raffle giveway of two Chevy Camaros as part of its year-long sweepstakes.

ADI’s two-story booth (#4624) will highlight areas for new growth opportunities with interactive displays in residential and commercial A/V, security, lighting controls, IP and more. Dealers will be have the chance to see and test some of the latest technologies including the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch touchscreen security keypad and home controller and Lutron residential lighting solutions. The distributor’s home theater in the booth will feature a Sharp 80-inch LED TV, Onkyo receiver and Blu-ray player, KEF speakers and more.

ADI and its manufacturer partners will host its seventh annual customer appreciation event on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. The event will feature food, beverages and musical entertainment. The event is open to ADI customers, and tickets will be distributed at ADI’s booth.

Lastly, dealers are invited to enter to win two Chevy Camaros through ADI’s Customer Appreciation Car Give Away Sweepstakes. Entries are collected at all U.S. ADI Expos and major industry tradeshows.

“At this year’s show, we wanted to introduce dealers to new technology to help them grow their business. The interactive displays and home theater environment in our booth will provide dealers with hands-on experience, and let them become familiar with the latest solutions,” says John Sullivan, senior vice president of sales at ADI. “We are also very excited to give dealers a chance to have some fun and test their skills to win great prizes, and join us at our customer event. We hope attendees enjoy all activities ADI has planned throughout the show.”

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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at

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