CEDIA Expo 2023 Day 1: Initial Thoughts from the Show Floor
CEDIA Expo 2023 (and by extension Commercial Integrator Expo) Day 1 have been off to a phenomenal start. At least, that’s what I’ve been told. See as I hold down the fort during the show, my colleagues have been the ones experiencing everything firsthand, so forgive the title. That being said, between my discussions with them and manufacturers running news about the show, I feel as though I have a pretty good picture to base my initial thoughts on how everything has been going so far while the team does their rounds.
While AI is certainly the topic on everyone’s mind one Day 1 of CEDIA Expo, it’s certainly not in everyone’s booths (though if you look at some of the BEST award winners that’s a different story). That’s not to say there isn’t a lot to look at. Quite the contrary. If anything, this year’s tradeshow has put forward some of the most eye-catching innovations in the smart home industry yet (DEN SmartStrike and Legrand’s KolorTune get my shout out). It’s enough to get me excited for when AI finally reaches full adoption.
Above all, though, Day 1 of CEDIA Expo 2023 was a day of celebration. From the return of the CE Pro All-Star Band to the myriad of award ceremonies highlighting the best of the best in the smart home space, everyone experiencing a mile-high to be together again.
Of course, listening to me give my initial thoughts about this year’s CEDIA Expo can only give you so much of an idea of what’s going on. The CE Pro Twitter account (I know it’s X but I’m just going to keep calling it Twitter) has been sharing plenty of pictures and videos, but I figured I would put together a virtual photo tour of sorts for everyone that couldn’t make it to the show this year.
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