What are the primary features of CEDIA that you focus on (i.e. Show floor, training, seminars etc.)?
This year, we’ll be exhibiting at booth number #3428 and providing several training sessions. What we’re really excited about, though, is meeting with our dealers and getting to know them better at one of our private events. Our success is due largely to their hard work, and we want to express our appreciation by showing them a good time while they’re in our hometown.
What makes CEDIA an important show for your company?
CEDIA gives us an excellent opportunity to connect with dealers and reps, as well as build relationships within the industry. There are only a handful of times when you can see the year’s best trends and innovation in one spot, and it’s exciting and inspiring to be surrounded by so many smart individuals. We also welcome the opportunity to show people what we’ve developed and launched, and educate integrators about how our products and services can provide their clients with a robust and cost-efficient solution.
Who are you trying to attract at CEDIA and how do you go about it?
At CEDIA, we’re interested in connecting with existing reps and dealers and, of course, anyone who’s interested in learning about our Dealer Network, products and services, or incorporating BitWise components in upcoming projects. Offering CEDIA-accredited training classes also helps us ensure our dealers have access to the latest information. It’s a great opportunity for installers to learn more about our products, and for dealers to earn CEU credits for each session.
Do you attend other tradeshows and if so where does CEDIA rank in order of importance for you?
It’s hard to rank tradeshows, as each one has a different focus and attracts a unique crowd. CEDIA is definitely one of our top shows that we look forward to each year.
What does CEDIA do right and how could they improve?
We love the focus on education and training at CEDIA. It offers the chance to learn new techniques, discover new technology and trends, and connect with others in the industry.
What will you be introducing at CEDIA this year?
We’ll be showing more new things at CEDIA Expo 2013 than we ever have before. This year, visitors to our booth will be able to see our new online Dealer Store that’s filled with new programming modules and GUI templates, get a demo of the latest version of our Project Editor software, see our brand-new handheld Room Remote, and learn more about our soon-to-be launched secure Remote Access service.
About BitWise Controls
Designed and backed by over 20 years of mission-critical control, monitoring, and AV systems integration experience, Bitwise Controls is uniquely equipped to provide powerful and flexible control and automation products for the expanding commercial, industrial, educational, and residential control systems markets. Bitwise Controls was founded by veteran industry leadership in 2008 with the goal of offering innovative and reliable new products that are designed, tested and built in the USA. For more information, go to www.bitwisecontrols.com
About Mark Buster
Mark Buster began his career in automation and control in 1999 installing hazard monitoring equipment throughout the Midwest for agricultural-industrial facilities. He transitioned to residential and commercial AV and automation installation for several years before joining Lance Beck in founding BitWise Controls.
As the Chief Technology Officer of Bitwise Controls, Mark develops innovative new products and software for the expanding automation and control systems markets.