Emerald Announces Big Jump in CEDIA 2017 Attendance

Find Out Who’s on Emerald’s CEDIA Show Advisory Board Emerald Expositions, the new owner of the CEDIA tradeshow, announced this week that the CEDIA 2017 show had a significant jump in attendance. According to the exposition company, attendance jumped almost … Continue reading

Control4 Launches Ingenious Networking Certification Program

3rd Party Testing & Techs Can Earn Their Own Pakedge Gear Control4 announced today a smart new training program that it hopes will create an army of Pakedge Certified Network Administrators (PCNA) throughout the custom integration industry. The company noted, … Continue reading

What We’ve Discovered About CEDIA’s Sale of the Show

Did Emerald ‘Overpay’ for the Iconic Tradeshow? It was only just a matter of months ago, in January 2017, that we learned that CEDIA had sold off their trademark show to Emerald Expositions, the biggest B-to-B tradeshow promoter in North … Continue reading

Strata-gee Interviews Emerald Expositions Executive

What the Future Holds for the CEDIA Show “Do I need to ‘prepare’ for anything?” Emerald Expositions Marketing Manager Brianna Morris asked us in a firm tone as we met to set up a date for an interview. “Prepare?,” we … Continue reading

AudioControl Expands Maestro Series with New M5 Pre-Pro

AudioControl, the scrappy specialty manufacturer for both home and mobile electronics, announced today that it is launching the M5 Preamp-Processor as part of its popular Maestro home theater processor line. The M5 appears to be a worthy contender for one … Continue reading

Josh.ai Launches New Hardware Solution – Josh Micro

Josh.ai, the high-end voice control solution that created quite a buzz at last year’s CEDIA show, announced today that it is launching its first hardware product, Josh Micro. Josh Micro includes a home control processor, far-field microphone array, and a … Continue reading

Is Gibson Brands Headed for a Default?

Moody’s Hits Gibson Brands with Another Credit Downgrade Moody’s Investors Service, one of the largest credit rating services in the world, has downgraded the credit rating for Gibson Brands, the Nashville-based parent of Gibson Guitar, Onkyo, Teac, KRK, Philips, Stanton … Continue reading

Thiel Audio’s New CEO, Elyse McKenna, Talks to Strata-Gee

New CEO Outlines a New Future for the 40-Year Old Brand You practically need a scorecard to keep track of the revolving group of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) that have come and gone from Nashville-based Thiel Audio. The specialty speaker … Continue reading