CEDIA Propel Program Adds Autoslide & Zuma Brands

The CEDIA Propel partners’ emerging tech includes the ability to automate sliding doors with Autoslide, and to install audio/lighting combined from Zuma.

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CEDIA Propel, a program that debuted last year and connects CEDIA members with access to emerging trends, new technology brands, and innovative products, has added Autoslide and Zuma to a growing list of partners focused on custom integration businesses.

Autoslide, which transforms interior and exterior sliding doors, and Zuma, a newly-launched company creating an immersive, high-performance sound and light experience, add additional avenues for CEDIA members looking to diversify their business and skills, and create opportunities with cutting-edge offerings, the association states.

The additions follow up on the Bryte (restorative/wellness/smart beds), Immersive Gym (large displays and audio surrounding at-home exercise) and Amazon as part of the CEDIA Propel program.

Autoslide, Zuma Offer CEDIA Members Differentiators

“Autoslide and Zuma exemplify the high degree of innovation that is at the heart of CEDIA Propel,” says CEDIA interim co-CEO Giles Sutton. “These products enable integrators to expand and diversify their product offering, explore new markets, and develop solutions to meet the needs of an increasingly tech-savvy customer base.

“When I was an integrator, I won business by surprising and delighting customers with what’s possible. Propel enables CEDIA members to explore new products, win with major savings, and build connections that expand business opportunities,” Sutton adds.

CEDIA Propel provides members receive special pricing, training, and inclusion on the Autoslide dealer portal. The company’s technology helps retrofit sliding doors for the patio, pocket doors, and more. Autoslide products are designed with convenience and elegance to be universal, automated sliding and locking solutions that enhance living in place, accessibility, and independence of loved ones and pets.

Autoslide is available in many markets in the U.S., Australia and elsewhere worldwide, the association says. Sept. 1-3, the company will be part of the Launchpad area at CEDIA Expo 2021 in Indianapolis, when the industry returns to an in-person show floor.

“Autoslide is excited to be a part of CEDIA’s Propel program,” Autoslide North America vice president Joseph Castonguay says. “It is such an honor and privilege for Autoslide that our products have been selected for this industry-leading organization. There has been a hole in the door and window automation space for integrators, so our automatic products will bring great value to CEDIA members. We look forward to building great relationships with CEDIA.”

CEDIA members can access preferred pricing on Zuma’s products. Zuma has created an ultra-compact, high performance loudspeaker with a low energy LED light, all housed within a stylish, simple to install, ceiling light fixture. It is a virtually invisible, wireless, and clutter free audio experience that combines circadian rhythm, mood lighting, and wellbeing for users and can also be voice-controlled with Alexa.

Zuma is first launching in the United Kingdom market and additional markets are planned, the company says.

“We are thrilled that Zuma is joining Propel,” says Zuma managing director Stuart Collingwood. “As a new brand with innovative new products, Propel offers a fantastic way to introduce ourselves to CEDIA members and their customers. Zuma provides an exciting addition to members’ portfolios as well as opening up new audiences who wish to seamlessly enjoy immersive sound, light, and wellbeing experiences in their homes.”