Julie Jacobson: 18 Home Automation and A/V Hits at CEDIA 2015
CEDIA Expo 2015 reveals hundreds of new products, but here are just 18 we hope you saw in the home automation, audio, video and business management categories.
Julie Jacobson · October 21, 2015
CEDIA Expo 2015 has ended but the news is just beginning. Unfortunately, I had created this slideshow of home automation, audio and video products you should see and hear before the show ended, but a CEPro.com glitch meant the story didn’t go live during the show.
So, with apologies, here is a gallery of products that hopefully you were able to see in Dallas. We’ll be following up with many of these developments in the next week or two.
The new and notables include:
WAVE Electronics SpeakerCraft Comcast/Xfinity Crestron CEDIA Savant HTSA/HTSN Simple Control ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ GO STRAIGHT TO COMPLETE SLIDESHOW ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ On Controls Lutron Waterfall Audio Aprilaire iPort SnapAV Sony Infrared Resources Capitol Sales Bill Hatcher
What you didn’t see at CEDIA 2015 were booths for HydraConnect and AVocation, both makers of high-performance A/V switchers. Both had been scheduled to exhibit, but Hydraconnect is embroiled in some litigation and AVocation, we hear, has come on hard times.
Hydraconnect's Sean Greer told CE Pro earlier this month that the company was still in business and no changes were anticipated at that time. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - JULIE JACOBSON
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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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