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Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association
CEDIA certified professionals are a select group committed to a higher standard of education. Hiring a CEDIA Certified professional gives you peace of mind – and the finest in custom electronic design and installation. Read More

Consumer Technology Association
CTA’s mission is to grow the consumer electronics industry. Members tap into market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training. Read More

Home Technology Association

The Home Technology Association Certification system is the first and only industry standard of excellence for home technology installation companies. In an industry that has no barriers to entry, the HTA has created a rigorous set of standards for home technology companies to adhere to. The firms that meet the 60+ points of evaluation criteria are granted certification status. Once HTA Certified, these firms must commit to maintaining the high standards of HTA Certification or risk losing certification. Read More


Whether you want to control lighting, shutters, security systems, energy management, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning systems, signaling and monitoring systems, interfaces to service and building control systems, remote control, audio and video control,… All these functions work via an uniform system. This is called the principle of interworking. This is home and building control made easy. This is KNX. Read More


InfoComm is the largest, most exciting event in North America focused on the pro-AV industry, with 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 44,000 attendees from 110 countries. Read More

Integrated Systems Europe

Integrated Systems Europe is the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration professionals, a location where markets and people come together to collaborate, learn and do business. Read More

HDBaseT Alliance

The HDBaseT Alliance promotes, advances, and standardizes HDBaseT technology. The Alliance counts today with more than 200 members from all over the world. Read More

Imaging Science Foundation

The Imaging Science Foundation is in the display standards industry, and since 1994 has been dedicated to improving the quality of electronic imaging. Read More

National Smart Home

National Smart Home is a growing community of experts from every facet of the Smart Home industry. We are manufacturer’s, integrator’s and suppliers with the experience and professionalism to assist you in finding all your Smart Home answers. Read More

Dolby Laboratories

From how content is created to how it’s distributed and enjoyed by consumers, Dolby has everything you need to make your entertainment experiences look and sound spectacular. Read More

Integrate Expo

Integrate is Australia’s premier annual AV and Integration trade show. The three-day event is a hub of activity for local and global brands to showcase solutions and products to AV technicians and corporate end users, meet with buyers, integrators and distributors, and celebrate the latest industry developments. Read More

SDVoE Alliance

It is universally acknowledged that the transition of the AV industry to IP-based solutions is inevitable. Moving AV distribution to IP offers the possibility to create dramatically new architectures and entirely new user experiences. However, too many different approaches exist and are confusing the market and customers. Furthermore, many technologies simply fail to meet the performance needs of pro AV. For these reasons, adoption of AV over IP has been slow. Read More


AVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 11,400 members. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and is the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership.  Read More

The CEDIA Designer (TCD)

The CEDIA Designer (TCD) is a cloud-based design tool that allows home cinema professionals to design any dedicated cinema or media room in minutes. Simply enter your design information into the interactive web tool and the software will design a technically perfect home cinema or media room, producing full PDF and Word documentation, rendered, to-scale visuals of the finished cinema, and a 3D CAD model of the room. Read More

Industry Articles

Beware of the SFD!

In 1962, a group of four British musicians drove ten hours in a snowstorm to audition with Decca Records. After playing several songs, the producer at Decca dismissed them citing that “guitar groups are on the way out.” The group? Was the Beatles, and five months later they signed with a different record label and…

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We All Work for Sales!

“We all work for sales.” I was recently alerted to this business mantra. A friend of mine recounted how he would tell his staff: “you don’t work for accounting, for media relations or tech support, every one of us works for sales.” Here, I will illustrate why this way of thinking is more than just…

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“Sail towards your future success!”

In 1884 in a small town in Hassroun, Lebanon an eleven-year-old boy, Thannous Michael Saadi made the brave and pivotal life decision to leave his beloved country with his uncle to work in a soap factory in Egypt. Having lost his mother at the tender age of nine, he had been living with his father.…

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“I’m Too Busy”

I would like to  …… but I’m too busy is something that I have thought or said countless times over the years. I would like to take this course, update my website, learn more about social media, get this certification, etc… but I get too consumed with the daily workload. Additionally, I am typically traveling…

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Selling Home Technology to Baby Boomers

I have been in the consumer electronics industry and involved with residential technologies for more than 30 years, with several decades invested as an integrator meeting with hundreds of end users. Despite this, sometimes I struggle with some new devices and technologies that I am unfamiliar with or rarely use: apps or unique settings on…

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