CEDIA Expo Partners with IMCCA for Unified Communications Education

CEDIA Expo, a trade event for the residential systems integration industry, is teaming with IMCCA (Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance), the voice of the unified communications and collaboration industry, as a strategic programming partner for CEDIA Expo, September 1-3, 2021 in Indianapolis, Ind. 

The IMCCA will bring insights and subject matter experts to a variety of CEDIA Expo 2021 activations, including on the CEDIA Expo Smart Stage and Innovation Hub. Topics will be centered on the exponentially growing Work from Home (WFH) segment “resimercial” technology needs and opportunities. Additionally, IMCCA will host technology demonstrations of home office communications solutions on the show floor.

“Unified communications and collaboration technologies have found their way into homes as both professionals and students have established home offices and flexible workspaces” says Jason McGraw, group vice president of CEDIA Expo at Emerald.

“The need to connect online and communicate with colleagues, peers and instructors in a high-quality manner-at home–has been clearly demonstrated. Such applications are increasing the demand for professional-grade networking, cameras, lighting fixtures, lighting control, motorized shades, microphones, sound control solutions, multiple displays, signal processing, control systems, collaboration software and hardware, and home office workstation furnishings among other products and services.”

Programming Collaboration – topics and Model Home Office

As a supporting association partner of CEDIA Expo 2021, IMCCA will assist CEDIA Expo with the development, organization, and moderation of content session discussions on unified communications (UC) and Work-from-Home (WFH) topics that include:

  • State of the industry and best practices for the design, installation and use of audio, video and lighting solutions for home office applications  
  • A showcase “Model Home Office” demonstrating best-practice set-ups to achieve ideal professional home offices for attendees to examine

“Residential systems integrators, designers, distributors, architects, home builders and contractors are ramping up their knowledge and services, incorporating WFH and commercial solutions into home offices to meet the market’s new demands for connecting homes to businesses and schools for effective collaboration,” adds Carol Zelkin, the executive director of the IMCCA.

“We are proud to help bring this knowledge base to residential integrators, and to help bring established UC professionals to this now critical event for the future of home offices and workstations.”

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