Spotted: 17 ‘Dealer Favorites’ from CEDIA 2017
Check out these spectacular booths, products and services that have dealers talking... even as the CEDIA craze comes to a close. Brands include Samsung, Lutron, Aurora, Denon, Barco, Stewart, Meridian, Leon and more.
Chelsea Cafiero · September 29, 2017
As the CEDIA 2017 dust settles and life returns to a normal pace, the products and booths that stood out to us most are still at the front of our minds. Even here at CE Pro, as we strive to be impartial editors, we have a few favorites from the show floor that we may or may not name.
I know could've spent all day in the Leon Speakers booth, taking in the beautiful artwork that spanned two walls and the funky restored 1967 Airstream trailer — and that's before I even checked out the products!
And I wanted to sit in the OneVision and Ihiji booths for hours talking to dealers about the recurring revenue opportunity and how much the industry has progressed on offering services in the last year.
Don't even get me started on how temping it was to take a tiny snooze on Fortress's complete lineup of home theater seating, particularly AirFlo, a new take on a vintage model.
Maybe it was because it was my very first CEDIA, maybe it was the warm and sunny city of San Diego, maybe the industry is really having a heyday, but the show floor was bursting with optimism and camaraderie. They pretty much had to drag me off the floor at the end of day three.
But this this isn't about me — it's about you! We spoke to dealers during and after the show about what really stood out to them and which products will make the most difference in their business.
From the obvious biggies this year — like Samsung's The Frame TV, Stewart's Gemini, Lutron RA2 and Sony's affordable 4K projectors — to the lesser known and might've missed — like Sonnen's energy battery, Control Envy and Hauk Skylight — here are 17 dealer favorites from CEDIA 2017.
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Chelsea Cafiero is Senior Web Editor of CE Pro. She also manages the corresponding websites of sister publications Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration, Campus Safety and Electronic House. Chelsea has previously covered politics, local news and consumer electronics. She joined the CE Pro family in 2012. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org
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