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

CEDIA Sells Off Their Show to Emerald Expositions

BREAKING NEWS The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) announced today that it has sold off their annual show – previously called the Expo, now known simply as CEDIA2017 – to Emerald Expositions, a company that they say is the largest … Continue reading

CEDIA Attendance Flat Again – CEO Says It’s Good News

This week, CEDIA released their attendance figures for CEDIA 2016 (formerly the CEDIA Expo) which closed last week in Dallas. The total number of attendees was said to be 18,750 or flat with the 18,700 that attended last year. See … Continue reading

7 Top Trends at CEDIA 2016

With CEDIA 2016 now over, those of us in the media are left to try and uncover the underlying themes in order to help our readers wrap their heads around just what this particular CEDIA (formerly referred to as the … Continue reading

CEDIA Announces Finalists for ‘Best New Product’

Did CEDIA Get It Right? CEDIA, the trade association for residential custom integration specialists, announced this week the finalists in the contest to find the Best New Products. The organization will announce the winner at its upcoming EXPO on September … Continue reading

At the Center of the Storm, CEDIA’s CEO Exudes Confidence; But What’s the Plan?

Just before the Consumer Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) held its annual Expo in Dallas in October 2015, we learned it had appointed a new Chief Executive Officer – Vincent Bruno, who joined the organization after leaving his role … Continue reading

Crestron Pulls Out of CEDIA Expo 2016

BREAKING NEWS After receiving several urgent communications from multiple sources, Strata-gee.com has confirmed that Crestron Electronics – for years the single largest exhibitor at CEDIA’s Expo – has informed the trade association that it will not participate in the upcoming … Continue reading

What You Don’t Know About Auro-3D May Surprise You

At last month’s CEDIA Expo, we had the opportunity to meet Wilfried Van Baelen, the rather energetic, almost evangelistic, inventor of Auro-3D immersive surround sound technology. Van Baelen was quick to take credit for the concept of using speakers in … Continue reading