CEDIA Expo has always been described as the “custom installation” show but it is a lot more than that.
For dedicated custom installers and upscale A/V suppliers CEDIA Expo is a vital event on the calendar. But this event, which moves from Denver to Atlanta next year to get more space, attracts more attention.
Broadline CE manufacturers use it to introduce or display cutting-edge technology, for example Hitachi’s UltraThin (1.5 inches thick) plasma TV.
And a recently-merged company (Sirius XM) and a new chairman/CEO (Masao Kawabata of Pioneer Electronics) made their debut here.
These are a few of the people and products I saw in my trip around the show floor: