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Slideshare: Julie Jacobson’s Ultimate Preview of CEDIA 2016

CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson highlights new products, trends and happenings at CEDIA 2016: home automation, 4K projectors, lighting controls, home networking, security, wireless audio, voice control and more.

Slideshare: Julie Jacobson’s Ultimate Preview of CEDIA 2016
CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson highlights new products, trends and happenings at CEDIA 2016 in 100+ pages of details and images: home automation, 4K projectors, lighting controls, home networking, security, wireless audio, voice control and more.

Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2016

CEDIA 2016 is here, and it's a monster of a show for the home technology integrator channel. CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson and the CE Pro team present an 'Ultimate Preview' of the show, featuring new products, important events and trends in everything from low-voltage lighting to home networking to interesting new players.

The slide deck comes from our recent CEDIA Preview Webinar, which can be watched here. But we've added numerous slides, products and links in the presentation below.

Inside this 116-page slide deck you'll find information and links for:

  • 17 home networking exhibitors
  • Virtual reality happenings at the show
  • Kaleidescape alternatives
  • 6 golf simulators
  • 10 manufacturers of motorized window coverings
  • A whopping 22 developers of project design and business management software
  • And some really cool treats

Many thanks to our sponsors: Meridian, Stewart Filmscreen, iBridge by Napco, Autonomic and Origin Acoustics.

The links in the Slideshare presentation are active, so click away.

CE Pro's Ultimate CEDIA 2016 Preview with Julie Jacobson

1. The Ultimate Show Preview Julie Jacobson founding editor

2.  Showfloor overview CEDIA Demo Rooms Newbies ‘Inovation Alley’ CE Pro CE Pro BEST Awards Thursday, 5 p.m. Beer, wine, friends Drones CEDIA BIG Lounge

3.  High-Performance Audio - Omni • Paradigm • Riva • Barco + Alcons • Polk Audio • Definitive Technology • Barco Resi AV • Steinway Lyngdorf

4.  UI

5.  Voice Control – Amazon Alexa • CEDIA Keynote: Creating Voice-First Experiences for the Smart Home • Charlie Kindel, GM, Smart Home — Amazon Alexa • Friday, September 16, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Forks Ballroom • Will have some new partners during keynote • Multiple companies already integrate through Skills • Clare, Simple Control, Lutron, others through IFTTT • NEW! ICRealtime’s ALLie 360 cams integrate with Echo • “Did I have any events?” (“Yes you did. They were ____”) • “Display my recordings in my bedroom” (displays on TV) • “Do a search query, Monday 3:55 PM, living room camera”

6.  More Voice • Josh.ai • Newcomer • Integrates with Meridian (Sooloos), Crestron, Lutron, Sonos, Nest, Amazon Echo • Voice remotes • Samsung • Dish • Savant • Comcast/Xfinity

7.  Physical UIs Meljac – industrial-style relay switchesTeenage Engineering, Ortho Remote Bluetooth HID compatible Fibaro – Z-Wave Button Logitech – POP (at ADI booth?)

8.  UIs Basalte – Interfaces for Crestron & Lutron Touch-sensitive Sentido NEW! Deseo HVAC Control Vitrea, vTouch Pro – integrates with Control4, RTI, Crestron, Somfy and more via its IP, RS-232, RS-485 iPort Surfacemount with IP Buttons – integrates with Control4, RTI, Pro Control, Savant, Crestron, Simple Control

9.  Sevenhugs Smart Remote • “World’s first contextual remote” • Starts with 3 connected sockets, which detect position of controllable devices by triangulating signals. • To configure, put remote next to device to be controlled. • To control, point to the device to be controlled. • Software knows which device it is and how it should be controlled, so appropriate UI appears. • Current support: Philips Hue, Sonos, Nest • Open platform

10.  Barcodes, QR Codes • Elk Products • With Connected Technologies ScanPass • Print barcode, stick to door location • Aim smart-phone camera • UI for access control pops up, no application to download • Wyrestorm Enado • Enado v4 Home-Control Software • Dealer prints barcode for scene, device, anything • Aim smart-phone camera • UI pops with relevant instructions

11.  Doorbell Cameras

12.  The Big Doorbell Cam Round-Up • DIY • August • Fibaro • Nortek • RemoBell • Ring • Infrared Resources • Hybrid • Skybell • Doorbird • Pro-Worthy • 2N USA • Aiphone • Channel Vision • Comelit • Holovision • Intrasonic • Siedle • Lilin

13.  Doorbell highlights • Skybell • Integration friendly • Ring • Integrates with Control4 (soon) • August • Doorbell with companion doorlock and keypad • August Access • Fibaro • $560 over-the-top • Doorbird • Most integration-friendly • Nortek • Works with Alarm.com

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14.  Doorbell Cams • Channel Vision • NEW! SI-8000 • U-COM app • SIP • NEW! Infrared Resources • Only thing plastic is the bezel • Everything else, cast metal • Wired, Wireless IP • Door chime with 16 different ring tones • $245, ships December

15.  Lilin • NEW! PC0522 Video Door Station • $749 retail • Ships Sept. 2016 • Integrates with home automation • LILINViewer standalone app • SIP • PoE • 1/ 2.7” image sensor, 2MP 1080P resolution • Image distortion correction • PR detection and light sensor – can be programmed into home automation • ONVIF standard – works with compliant NVRs

16.  Holovision, Doorbird • DoorBird camera / intercom module is included • Cloud recording • Built-in IR LEDs with light sensor • Built-in motion detector • Relay for remote control of door/gate from app • Tamper switch output • Aux bell contact for automation system or camera / DVR Keypad options Serial ASCII output Stand-alone 12 Button 26 Bit Wiegand output

17.  Evaluating doorbell cams • Camera specs: Resolution, field of view, night-vision or low-light • ONVIF support: Can the camera integrate natively with industry-standard ONVIF camera management systems and NVRs? • SIP (Session initiated Protocol) support - communications standard for IP- enabled telecommunications • Audio quality • Device aesthetics – Does it fit on the door frame or allotted space? Does it look good? • Power – Existing doorbell two wires, battery operation, PoE, transformer • Onboard relays – For door strikes • Integration – Partners, APIs and mechanisms (local integration, cloud integration) • Communications – Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, ZigBee, Cellular • A/V optimization - transport protocols and codecs optimized for hardwired, Wi-Fi and mobile (cellular) • Live, on-demand video

18.  Home Automation

19.  NEW! Sonos Integration • Amazon Echo • Spotify Connect • Control4, Crestron • Deutsche Telekom, Qivicon • NEW! Lutron Pico for Audio (hub required) • NEW! iPort xPress Audio Keypad (no hub required) • “No intention” to strand unsanctioned implementations

20.  Clare Controls • NEW! MyClareHome • Consumers buy gear, dealer gets credit • Tech support for end user • Dealer sales and marketing tools • Analytics coming • It takes an ecosystem • Simple install and config • Rich cloud platform • E-commerce engine • Tech support team • Dealer compensation program

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22.  Simple Control • Remote management app is live • Manage customer sites remotely • New integration with Bose SoundTouch • Launched hardware last year

23. • NEW! eSeries • Multiroom audio over IP • Proprietary eAudioCast tech • Modular, expandable • Hi-res audio • Integrates w/ home automation • The System • MMS-1e - Autonomic player, single stream ($995) • Add M-120e – 30 watts per zone, 2 streams to 4 zones ($995) • NEW! Native Crestron • 100% replacement for Crestron NSP-1 Network Stream Player – native integration, just drop it in • Also … • Mirage Audio Works with Lutron Keypads • Autonomic supports all the popular music services • Mirage software built into Savant 8.0 home automation

24. Autonomic Booth 4737

25.  More Home automation • URC • MX HomePro (like HomeSet) • Entry-level remote control + automation • $300 remote, $300 hub, $250 Z-Wave • RTI • KX10 touchscreen shipping • Apex platform demonstrated • Z-Wave integration • Pro Control • TiO • Software update 4.0.0 – remote access • TouchLite4 – load-agnostic lighting keypad • Harmony Pro – at ADI booth • Crestron • On Controls / iRule – not there, but no shaming • Preoccupied with commercial

26.  More Home Automation • Savant • Integrates with Sonos • Consumer and Pro remotes • New 8.0 hub has Autonomic media management technology inside • NEW! Savant Pro Audio 4 – wired, streaming multiroom audio • NEW! Incorporate Sonos playlists into automation scenes. • Control4 • NEW! Sonos integration • NEW! IFTTT 2-way integration via Chowmain • Echo integration? • Something really big with Pakedge? • Wyrestorm Enado, v4 • Enado QR code generator – assign QR codes to scenes, devices, whatever • Integrates with IFTTT, Sonos (not officially), Nest, Lutron, Autonomics, Xfinity, Bose, Heos, Nuvo, August, Scout, Hue …

27.  More automation • WisQo • “WisQo has acquired quite a number of patents. ” • Dakota Alert • MURS platform – battery-operated wireless PIR and receivers can go miles • Aprilaire • 8840 Wi-Fi Climate Controller • Complete HVAC & IAQ • Most comprehensive integrations

28.  More Automation • Lutron – New Integrations • Sonos • Autonomic • Josh.ai • Echo • IFTTT • iDevices • Go-to exhibitor for Apple HomeKit • Somfy • NEW! Open API for motorized shade control • Somfy Synergy API to form the foundation of new Somfy drivers for Control4, Crestron and Savant • Vantage, QMotion • Later in the presentation

29.  Networking

30.  Networking • Eero • “Wi-Fi mesh networking” • DIY, but looking to channel • Distributed through Access Networks and Catalyst AV • Luma • “The answer to Eero” • Ubiquiti - Amplifi • “The answer to Eero and Luma” • Luxul • “The answer to Eero and Luma” • Securifi • “The answer to Eero and Luma”

31.  Securifi – NEW! Almond 3 Wi-Fi Router + Access Points + Smart Home • Works with Amazon Echo, Nest, Hue, Yale, GE, dozens more via … • Wi-Fi/IP, ZigBee, Z-Wave (with dongle); BLE in next generation • Preorder: 1 for $119; 3 for $299

32.  Luxul • New! XWR-3100 Empowered Gigabit router/controller • 802.11ac with beamforming • Up to 2 APs, simple enrollment • Seamless roaming • Exclusive Roam Assist previously found only in XWC-1000 wireless controller • Aggressive pricing • Platform for 3d-party apps • Router Limits (parental controls) New! • Domotz Pro New! • Ihiji • New! XWR-1200 • Little brother, “answer to Eero” • New! XWO-BKT1 Dual-Band Outdoor Wireless Bridge Kit • Connect remote site with main network, no trenching • E-commerce partners • Control4, URC, maybe one more announced • So … agnostic even though acquired by Legrand

33.  SnapAV • OvrC Pro • Advanced networking, device discovery, remote monitoring … service platform • Hardware component • End-user app • RMR – dealer tools for getting customers to subscribe

34.  Access Networks • New! Live Monitoring Service • Powered by Cenersys • Releasing Q1 2017 • “Central Station of Home Networks” • 24/7 active monitoring and emergency response • RMR Opportunities • Now complete end-to-end solution • System design • Service and support • New enterprise-grade remote monitoring with alerts

35.  More Networking • Arris • Settop box provider promoting networking solutions to the channel? • Engenius • Netgear • Btw, Arlo now works with SmartThings • Niveo Professional • Pakedge • Big product launch under Control4 • Ruckus • SnapAV – Araknis Networks • Titan Networx • TrendNet

36.  IP Device Discovery • Krika • NEW! WHEOSE – SOS service for dealers • Find other dealers installing the exact same products, down to the firmware • Domotz • Domotz Pro • Fing SDK - incorporate IP device discovery and database into third-party applications • NEW! Powers tech-support for Best Buy’s Magnolia • Digital Butler • Melds IP device discovery and remote networking monitoring with tech-support and business tools • Ihiji • NEW! Over 250 integration partners • Ihiji goes deep with partners, monitoring devices attached to partner products, e.g., ZigBee nodes on a Control4 system. • ServiceManager helps dealers monetize service and support • Eero • Luma • SnapAV

37.  Z-Wave

38.  Z-Wave • Aeon Labs • Nortek Security & Control • Kwikset • MCOHome • NEW! Goap • SecureNet Technologies • Nexia • Neeo • Fibaro • NEW! Elexa – Dome • Zipato – (also at Worthington booth) Neeo

39.  Zipato (Z-Wave & Worthington Booth) • NEW! ZipaTile touchscreen controller • Temperature sensor • Alarm siren • 6 scene buttons • Back-up battery • Gesture (touch) controls • Microphone • Motion sensor • Humidity sensor • Speaker • IP camera • Shock sensor • Noise sensor • Dual dry contact • Dry input • Light sensor • Video

40.  Z-Wave • NEW! Opens up protocol • NEW! Certified Installer Tookit with Z-Wave Sniffer • Monitors health of the network • Discovers Z-Wave nodes, which can be identified with a query

41.  Security

42.  Security - Slim pickin’s • ADI (Distributor) • Nortek • 2Gig, complete security with automation • Napco • iBridge, complete security with automation • Elk • Complete security with automation • C1M1 gateway – interactive security, no monthly fees • Interlogix • Complete security with automation • Optex (sensors) • Monitoring • API Monitoring • SentryNet • Securenet • SHaaS (smart home as a service) • Works with 2Gig, Resolution Products • NEW! Worldwide Interactive Alarm • MivaTek/Home8 DIY Security/Home Automation w/ SHaaS • Launching dealer program at CEDIA Elk C1M1 Worldwide Interactive Alarm

43. • iBridge • SHaaS (smart home as a service) • Z-Wave bridge hardware • StarLink Connect • IP and/or cellular reporting • Universal up/downloading • Full virtual keypad app • Z-Wave • Wi-Fi optional • Keypad bus communications • Works with DSC, Napco, Honeywell

44. iBridge Booth 4450

45.  4K Projectors

46.  4K Projectors • Sony • Owns SXRD (LCoS) technology • Brought native 4K from cinema to home • Has dominated home-theater market • Texas Instruments • Has native 4K DLP chipset for large venues • Ignored home theater market in the past • New! 4K UHD chipset suitable for home theaters DLP Cinema 4K 1.3-inch array (diag) DLP 4K Ultra HD 0.67-inch array Texas Instruments Sony VPL-VW665ES native 4K UHD projector, $15,000

47.  Announced TI Partners

48.  New 4K Projectors @ CEDIA • Digital Projection • NEW! E-Vision, ~$20,000 • 1-chip, TI • NEW! Highlite Laser 4K, ~$45,000 • 3-chip, TI • Sim2 • NEW! NERO 4, $30,000 • 1-chip, TI • JVC • NEW! BluEscent DLA-Z1, ~40,000 • Proprietary 4K technology • “Best 4K HDR Image” • Barco • NEW! Loki, $60,000 • Dual-laser light engine • Proprietary 4K

49.  Epson – 4k • Proprietary 4Ke (Enhanced) 3LCD projectors with HDR • $2,700 - $4,000 • Epson owns Japanese patents on 3 LCD technology “No Texas Instrument DLP chips for us.” • Pixel-shifting technology (not native 4K) • Impressive early reviews

50.  Sony • Largest selection native 4K home-theater projectors down to $8,000 • NEW! At least one new one at CEDIA • Shootout at CEDIA • Vs. Epson & JVC • Friday 11am & 5pm • NEW! Z-Series • HDR and black levels rival OLED and LCD competition • NEW! 4K PlayStation Neo just announced

51.  Home Theater + 4K + Other Video

52.  Private Home Theater - 4742 Wisdom Audio + Home Theater Environment (seating) Sony | Kaleidescape | Datasat (audio processor) | Seymour Screen

53.  Samsung • Returns to CEDIA after 5-year absence • SUHD TVs • 10-bit quantum-dot technology to expand color gamut • Three curved models • KS98000 curved SUHD TVs, 1,200-nit brightness • 88” curved for $19,999 • NEW! Lifetime Burn-in Guarantee • IP commands “coming soon” • First premium soundbars • Samsung’s first 4K Blu-ray player • NEW! First-ever TV-calibration disc that lets installers accurately measure HDR • New dealer tools • Portal for firmware updates, spec sheets, product-information grids, RS-232 codes, and mechanical and CAD drawings of Samsung TVs

54.  More home theater stuff • Fortress – NEW! Smart Chair • Occupancy/position sensors – certain activities like standing or sitting can trigger automation events (e.g., lights on/off) • Golden Ear – NEW! SuperSub X • Ultra-compact Subwoofer • “category killer”

55. • NEW! Phantom High Ambient Light Rejecting Screen (HALR) • Industry-first rollable black screen • Seamless up to 40x90 ft • L* value 57; ambient light reflectance value 18% • Brightest images, truest colors, whitest whites, and blackest blacks • Can be perforated • How? Stewart is a chemical factory • CEDIA Demo: 4K Barco Prometheus II projector, Leon speakers • 16K screen • Party – Thursday, 2:30 – 4:30 • T-shirts, giveaways, cocktails, beer

56. Phantom HALR

57. Stewart Booth 4108

58. • NEW! Meridian 258 8-channel amp • >100W per channel into 4 Ohms • >70W per channel into 8 Ohms • 1U • $2,000 • NEW! Meridian 857 two-channel amp • Hi-res audio amplifier • 500W per channel into 4 Ohms • $10,000 MSRP • NEW! Meridian 218 zone controller • Digital and analog out • Sooloos/MQA-enabled • IP and IR control • 3rd-party integration • $1,000 Meridian 218 and 258

59. • NEW! DSP320 Speakers • In-wall/in-ceiling, 4” deep • Powered, with all electronics inside • Sooloos • HRA streaming audio platform • Integration-friendly • NEW! NAS integration with QNAP • NEW! Voice control via Josh.ai • NEW! Barco partnership • Meridian Design & Spec Service • Reception – Friday, 3:00 – 5:00

60. Meridian Booth 5708

61.  TV DVRs • NEW! Bolt+ • 4K-compatible • 6 tuners - Record six shows simultaneously • 3 TB Storage - 450 HD hours • SkipMode - skip commercials • QuickMode - zip through shows with with pitch-corrected audio • Dish Hopper 3 • NEW! Integration partners and dealer programs debut at CEDIA

62.  HDBaseT • 4K @60 4:4:4 • VLC – visual lossless compression – showing demo of solution • Virtual reality demo

63.  M-Solutions, MS-TestPro • Exhibiting with HDBaseT • Hardware • Main unit + Rx module + Tx module • Remote unit adaptor • Testing Capabilities • Supports 4K testing at 60/50Hz, 4:2:0 • Monitors performance and quality of the HDBaseT up and down links • Firmware downloads to the devices (HDBaseT 2.0 only). • Supports PoE (can work in front of Rx & Tx) • Creates Log files • iOS and Android apps

64.  • Pulse 8

65.  Virtual Reality

66.  VR • CEDIA Talk: What Virtual and Augmented Reality Mean to Home Technology Professionals • Sat., Sept. 17, 1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. • CEDIA Booth #4710 • Dave Pedigo, CEDIA • IC Realtime • ALLie 360 VR camera • NEW! Booth presentations: "How Integrators Can Use Virtual Reality to Promote Their Businesses" • Samsung Gear VR? • Xfinity VR Demo

67.  HDBaseT VR • Virtual Reality Demo w/ HTC Vive headsets (pdf) • One Cat 5 cable from headset to adapter on computer • Power – data – audio – video • Near-zero latency • Long runs HDBaseT replaces 3 VR cables with one Cat 5

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69.  VR Home Theater Demo • NEW! Jaymar seating • Motorization integrates with home automation • Hi-res wireless audio connection built into seats • VR Film Experience by DepthQ • Uncompromised color, resolution and 90fps playback for Oculus Rift. • VRX simulator • Dolby Atmos • D-BOX

70.  Home Cinema Virtualization • NEW! VR system lets customers virtualize their home theaters, from screens to sound. • From Utah integrators Real AV and Private Cinemas • Arts District 5 (Omni, 2nd fl.) • Reserve a 10-min. tour • jonathanlaw@real-av.com

71.  Kaleidescape Alternatives

72.  Fusion Research • New! Premiere-4 ($2,999) • Supports up to 5 discrete movies playing at the same time (with addition of zone players) • Integrates with most major home automation systems • 3rd generation Epic platform • Fusion’s own movie database and Blu-ray playback engine • Add Your Own Storage • Exact back up of the entire DVD or Blu-ray • Users choose to begin at the start of the movie or access the full disc with trailers, extra features, language choices, etc.

73.  Zappiti • HEVC / H.265, 4K, 3D • Dolby Atmos • Internal 3.5" SATA HDD bay with hot swap function (up to 8 TB) • 4K Duo version with dual slot (up to 16 TB) • USB 3.0 port + SD memory card slot. • Wi-Fi • Ethernet gigabit • Passive cooling • “MagicPixel” technology for improved video • 4K upscaling • NAS Rip – Rip 2 discs simultaneously • Zappiti Media Center v4 application NAS Rip – But is it legal?

74.  Plex • Media management and streaming • Free Plex app available natively on my TVs, NAS drives, settop boxes • Manages and streams ripped DVDs, photos, music libraries, home movies, etc. • Auto-transcode • Curated metadata • Control4 driver via Chowmain • New dealer program – Plex Pro Pass • Dedicated forums and support • $199 for dealers to participate • Odd model – dealers can only charge $150 for Plex installs. • New! • Integration with HDHomeRun OTA tuners – adds TV recordings to media- management platform. ARTICLE

75.  More • FireFX • 4K media systems • Request • Note: During Webinar, a participant commented that Request was out of business. That is NOT the case. • “I've signed up dozens of new dealers since the Kaleidescape mess.” • UPDATE! Kaleidescape returns • Others?

76.  Recreation

77.  Golf & More TruGolf aboutGolf - 7014 GOLFZON - 7418 Full Swing Golf - 4746 High Definition Golf - 6009 TruGolf - 7830 SwingTrack by Visual Sports - 6421 CXC Simulations - 8018 racecar simulator Laser Shot – 8230 shooting simulator Bill Maronet, ETC CEDIA Open CEDIA BIG Lounge - 8920

78.  Outdoor TVs • Apollo Enclosures • NEW! AE8580 85” enclosure • Built-in stereo sound, internal amp • 12-degree tilt mount • $3,695 • Aquavision • ClearView Innovations • GoVision (jumbo.tv) • $100k 6ft x 9 ft LED • See it at Love Field • MirageVision • Peerless-AV • UltraView Outdoor TVs • Outdoor soundbars GoVision Peerless

79.  Outdoor TVs • Protective Enclosures • Sealoc • Seura • SunBrite (by SnapAV) • Completely revamped SunBrite line • Signature Series now 4K with HDBaseT (same price) • NEW! Brand new category of outdoor TVs, ½ the price

80. • Flagship Director series • AcoustaScape 8-Ohm outdoor speaker system • BRAND NEW STUFF! • @CEDIA … stay tuned

81. • Luxury Brand portfolio – dealer portal • iRoom - Master distributor in U.S. • AudioControl • Bijou and Rialto Amps • D-Series amps loaded with Origin speaker profiles NEW! iTop Lockable tabletop charger, IP Controller

82.  Origin Acoustics Booth 5138

83.  Nexus 21 Motorized bar – giveaway at CEDIA VIDEO

84.  More recreation • Leon Speakers • Hidden bar • Media Décor motorized art • Metra • Helios Tailgate Mount

85.  Extra, Extra

86.  Core Brands • Acquisition: “Business as Usual” • Niles Auriel 2.0 • Audio platform with home control • Integrates with Lutron, Z-Wave, more • Works with existing Auriel products • Dealer Portal • 60% of products bought through portal • Elan, SpeakerCraft, Gefen, Panamax, Niles, Proficient • Panamax • VT4315-Pro IP controllable vertical power strip • SpeakerCraft • AIM Series 2 shipping

87.  Legrand • QMotion Shades • New ZigBee • Rich integration with Vantage • Design Center 3.6 – personalization, animation of shades • “Narrowest and largest battery operated shades” • Vantage • LiteTouch replacement • NuVo • NEW! Wireless soundbar • NEW! 3-zone premium player/amp • NEW! Android 7-inch touchscreen • On-Q Intuity • Home automation for production builders

88.  DC Power • LVDC Lighting • Colorbeam • Rimikon • LumaStream • Q-Tran • Middle Atlantic DC Power Distribution • No more wall warts! • 45W DC compact and 125W DC 1RU systems • 5V, 12V, 18V, and 24V outputs • Color-coded screw terminal connectors • Polarity labeling • Simply trim leads to length • Multi-level protection on both AC input and DC outputs • USB ports for power • LED indicator lights show activity on each output, alerts users to max capacity on each voltage bank

89.  Wireless Audio Platforms • Google Cast • TruAudio VSSL four-zone Google Cast music system • Google Cast-ready speakers, eg., Riva Wand • Airplay • Play-fi by DTS • Denon HEOS • HEOS wireless speakers • NEW! Built into Denon receivers • Sonos • Yamaha MusicCast • DACs, speakers … piano • Lenbrook BluOS • Wireless audio platform and app • Bluesound wireless speakers and streamers • NEW! NAD amps • PSB coming soon

90.  Yamaha Whole-house piano: Disklavier Enspire + MusicCast

91.  Massage • Massage chairs • Inada • Infinite Therapeutics • Luraco Technologies • Massaging other things • Blue Wave Tech – pillows and stuff • Otto trading – shoes and stuff • Sofly – hand and scalp Luraco

92.  Big Comebacks • B&K • Acquired by Sound Developments • Perfect Third • Ira Friedman’s successor to Bay Audio • Stealthy grille-free in-wall speakers

93.  Fiber • Metra • Velox Fiber HDMI Cable, 330 feet • TechLogix Networx • Fiber cables, switches, more • Inneos • Fiberoptics Technology • Cleerline • Easy termination • Chromis Fiberoptics • HDMI over fiber • Celerity • Easy termination

94.  Motorized Window Coverings • Axis • DIY – Motorize, automate existing blinds • BTX • Decorview • Custom Decorators Inc. • Draper • Insolroll • Lutron • QMotion • Shuttereaze • DIY – Motorize, automate existing shutters • Solar Shading Systems • with Vision Art • Somfy Shutter Eaze Axis

95.  TiniFiber (Powerhouse Alliance)

96.  Interesting Allion smart home product testing labs Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) – Disaster response … GET INVOLVED

97.  Beautiful Epic Sky / Impact Lighting – crazy lighting stuff Meural – very fancy digital picture frames with app control and gesture control

98.  Trufig (Sonance) BocciWall-Smart Architectural

99.  DIY Speaker Shoot-out • Mass Fidelity • Core Speakers • Relay DAC • Bob Perry on board • Riva Wand • Compact wireless speakers, big multichannel sound, like Mass Fidelity • Wi-Fi, DDMS, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, DLNA, Bluetooth, Google Cast ready. • NEW! Michael Gleason on board

100.  More Interesting Goodies • Midlite • Sonos in-wall power & Mounting • Yamaha • BD-A1060 and BD-S681 Blu-ray Disc players • Salamandar • Narrow cabinets with mounts • AudioControl • Sound Partners Program • Speaker profiles stored on Director DSPs • James, Triad, Stealth

101.  More • Nest • Outdoor camera shipping • New thermostat finishes • Comcast IP control? • “Great progress with our control partner for IP Control of the X1 Platform after a few hurdles. We’re confident we’ll be able to make a great announcement at CEDIA next week!” • AVAD • Acquired – back for the first time in years • Structured Cable Products • Acquired Current Audio • Master distributor, Pulse 8

102.  Productivity Software & Services

103.  Productivity Software and Services • BidMagic • Proposals, CRM, project management • Chetu • Software development services • ConnectWise • Project management • Collaboaration • Client management (CRM) • Tracking, monetizing tech support and service • Managing vendor relationships • D-Tools • The gold standard of project design and proposals • NEW! Digital Butler • Melds IP device discovery with business tools including tech support, project management and billing • Dove Net • Estimating, Proposals, Purchase Orders, Service Tickets, Project Tracking

104.  Productivity Software and Services • iPoint • Proposals, project management • Jetbuilt • Proposals • OneVision • Remote monitoring and proactive tech support with ihiji as partner • Resolves end-user tech issues on behalf of dealers • One Firefly • NEW! Lead generation service • NEW! Live online chat services

105.  Productivity Software and Services • Ihiji • IP device discovery • Remote networking monitoring and diagnostics • New ServiceManager helps dealers establish and monetize recurring support services • pdAdapt • Enables simple Crestron programming • Portal (formerly SupplyStream) • Details a couple slides away … • ProjX 360 • CRM, Sales, Proposals • Integrates with Portal (SupplyStream) for product databases, purchasing and tracking • SalezToolz • Proposals, estimates

106.  Productivity Software and Services • Simply Reliable • Project design, business management • Slateplan • Project estimating and sales collaboration • SpringDeck • Sales collateral, product specs, other materials all in one place. • Tigerpaw • Business process automation • TRXio • Inventory and asset management • VidCAD • Project design and documentation • Vital Mgmt • Consulting, benchmarking • Article: Paul Starkey, Steve Firszt Create 3-Tier Membership Program for Business Services

107.  Portal (formerly SupplyStream) • Comprehensive database of products and info • Linked to resellers • Purchase from vendor of choice • Incorporate into projects/bids • NEW! Mobile app • NEW! Visa Rewards Credit card • Gives dealers 1% back

108.  Salez Toolz • NEW! Design View • Import floor plans • Import images from file or snap a photo from app • Drag icons around • Customer sign-off from app

109.  SlatePlan

110.  ConnectWise

111.  Watch this space • With Apologies – We’ll get to these … • 4K 4:4:4 video distribution • 4K video over IP • Houzz & Home Advisors • Newbie roundup

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Posted by jason slateplan on September 14, 2016

Slateplan is honored to be included with the other industry leaders and innovative startups on this list. We’re also excited that CEDIA has just announced a partnership with Slateplan to help get modern sales software into the hands of all CEDIA members!

http://expo.cedia.net/news-media/news-release-detail/cedia-expo-press-releases/2016/09/14/cedia-partners-with-slateplan-to-offer-member-pricing

To learn more, come see Slateplan software in action at CEDIA 2016 at booth 3016 or visit us at www.slateplan.com

Posted by jason slateplan on September 14, 2016

Slateplan is honored to be included with the other industry leaders and innovative startups on this list. We’re also excited that CEDIA has just announced a partnership with Slateplan to help get modern sales software into the hands of all CEDIA members!

http://expo.cedia.net/news-media/news-release-detail/cedia-expo-press-releases/2016/09/14/cedia-partners-with-slateplan-to-offer-member-pricing

To learn more, come see Slateplan software in action at CEDIA 2016 at booth 3016 or visit us at www.slateplan.com

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