CEDIA Expo, a global trade event for the custom installation electronics industry is welcoming several new and returning brands to the show, which takes place on September 1-3, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.
“There’s no other show this year that will offer an opportunity to see and hear what’s new in the residential technology industry – and connect with your peers. While the show will be smaller, it also presents something unique: More time for quality, one-on-one relationship building and a chance to see brands that might overwise be missed” says Emerald Group Vice President, CEDIA Expo & KBIS, Jason McGraw.
CEDIA Expo 2021 Cool Companies and Hot New Products
Here is a sample of the nearly 100 brands that will exhibit at the show:
Ecosense: Ecosense is an LED technology company. Recognized by the likes of Red Dot for innovation and design, as well as Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for consistently making their fastest-growing companies lists, Ecosense serves a creative class of artists and designers and has been fortunate to light the most coveted spaces on earth.
Garden Light LED: Garden Light LED explains that while many low-voltage LED lighting fixtures are manufactured in foreign countries, Garden Light LED proudly builds all LED products in Tampa, Fla. Garden Light LED fixtures are the product of intense collaboration and are engineered, designed, and assembled in the United States, allowing us to maintain its high levels of quality.
Hide-a-Trim: Switch and outlet plates have routinely been installed on the surface of walls for decades. Plates are generally white or another color that never matches the wall paint, creating an eyesore. Hide-A-Trim was designed with the purpose of enhancing the appearance of walls and ceilings. It perfectly camouflages installed electrical devices on any wall or surface. Hide-A-Trim’s goal is to offer the quickest and simple installation for all electricians and carpenters. Simple is their motto across the board, from ordering to installation. Quality is never compromised and is suitable for the finest structures. Hide-A-Trim components have been designed to be compatible with Leviton, Lutron, Hubbell, Legrand, and Eaton devices.
iRoom iO: iRoom iO is a global Apple-certified manufacturer of intelligent docking solutions for Apple iPads. iRoom’s docking solutions transform your Apple tablet into a stylish touchpanel for lighting, shade, audio, environment, and security control. Though the products’ locking anti-theft function, iPads can be safely integrated into conference rooms, hotel lobbies, hospitals, or any semi-public setting. Unique features like motorized operation, control functionality independent of the iPad, and superior aesthetics make iRoom iO’s docking solutions perfect for any application.
L-Acoustics: L‑Acoustics is the world leader in premium professional sound systems for live events. From world-class artists on tour to major music festivals and sporting events, we are the trusted choice of audio professionals around the globe. Now, for the first time in the company’s history, the precision and power of L‑Acoustics’ sonic expertise are available for specification in spaces designed to delight the most exacting listeners.
Bad Dog Tools: Bad Dog Tools is a family-owned and operated business that has been around for over 30 years. Bad Dog Tools has been thinking out of the (tool)box since the 1980s with the introduction of the Handi Disc flexible abrasive wheel. These unique and useful tools are backed by a lifetime satisfaction guarantee and customer service support. The company offers a whole range of carbide-based tools for drilling and cutting. Over the years Bad Dog Tools has changed the angle of the carbide, stiffened shanks, and experimented with anti-kickback designs.
Lutek: Lutek is a woman-owned and operated Colorado manufacturer for sophisticated shading systems and design solutions. Recognized by Colorado architects, designers and contractors as an expert in exceptional, high-quality window coverings, Lutek has continued to evolve over the past 50 years to take advantage of new technologies and consumer demands.
MetraAV: More than a manufacturer, we are the innovators and integrators of quality AV products for homes and businesses. Formerly known as Metra Home Theater Group, this Fla.-based company designs, engineers, and produces accessories for custom integration to support home theater, commercial AV systems, security surveillance networks, and consumer households. MetraAV is a division of Metra Electronics, and its brands include Ethereal, Velox, Helios, Install Bay, and Spyclops Surveillance Systems.
Origin Acoustics: The Origin Acoustics team is led by a group of industry veteran executives with years of experience in the custom installation industry. The company’s leadership team has offered the market Inventions like the first in-wall speaker and the first aimable in-ceiling speaker. Combining their years of experience and expertise, the company’s executive team have joined forces under the Origin banner to deliver advanced and architectural loudspeakers.
Screen Innovations: Texas-based Screen Innovations (SI) designs and builds shades and projection screens. Dedicated to developing the most innovative and design-forward projection screens, window covering, and outdoor shading and screen solutions for home and corporate environments, Screen Innovations engineers and hand-builds every product it sells in its 75,000-square-foot factory in Austin. SI listens, learns, and delivers a wide variety of design-forward products, services, and online tools to support its dealer network. Committed to doing its part to limit the company’s impact on the environment, SI follows LEAN manufacturing principles and monitors production processes closely to minimize waste wherever possible.
Straight Wire: Straight Wire has been producing predominantly USA-made premium audio/video cables for over 35 years. Recognized for product selection, prompt delivery, and build quality on custom and bulk cables. The company has won numerous awards worldwide as a top-performance product line and a “best buy” winner for cables. Straight Wire has provided internal wiring and OEM cables for many worldwide-recognized AV manufacturers.