One would have to be living on a deserted island somewhere not to have seen the effects digital photography and printing have had on this century old industry which has been profitable even through the toughest of depressions and recessions.
The reduction in size of satellite dishes over the past decade from the huge, radar sized dishes that were mounted on rooftops years back has prompted tremendous growth in this market which was once relegated to electronic hobbyists and tinkerers who assembled satellite kits ordered from the backs of magazines.
No longer a limited forum for sound engineers, the AES show now includes songwriters, music and sound designers, videographers, as well as offering a generous listing of exhibitors seminars and training sessions.
Special Show News Report for CEDIA Expo 2005
As it is every year, it is difficult to know where to start. Almost every company, and there where over 500 of them, had something new to show.
Because of the number of products covered in this article, it is divided into three parts. This is part #2 - "Flat panel displays, control systems and Media Players."
Because of the number of products covered in this article, it is divided into three parts. This is part #3 " Loudspeakers, iPod systems, Power conditioners and more."
Huge, overstuffed floor exhibits and shows put on by the big computer companies have given way to smaller companies providing more specialized tools and services. Fly by night internet companies have been replaced by more reputable online companies offering valuable web services.
Once strictly separate industries and content to stay that way, the advancements made in the world of on demand streaming audio and video have changed both of these industries fusing them together as one.
CEDIA EXPO is the #1 show in the residential electronic systems contractor industry.
The Best Buzz awards are selected by polling Insight Media staff, analysts, press and conference attendees about what was new and exciting to them. They reflect what people were talking about most at the show/exhibition, and what we were asked most about.
Some of the senior-level industry leaders referred to it as the "best Management Conference of all time," providing an ideal opportunity for networking and sharing of industry ideas and practices.
In the spirit of mutually beneficial innovation, attendees explored potential improvements to consumers' experiences with home technology throughout the product life cycle, identified new value chain opportunities, and formulated new Internet-dependent product or service concepts.
InfoComm 2005 was the best InfoComm yet. 725 exhibitors, 25,240 attendees, three days, and two tired feet later I am slightly in awe of the technology coming from this show.
The Home Entertainment Show 2005 is one of the premiere events of consumer electronics and audio equipment.
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Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.