CEDIA 2015 : The Latest Residential Technology Showcased

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The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association –  better known as CEDIA EXPO is where all the best installers, custom home integrators and media go to learn about the coolest new gadgets in custom home theater and home automation. This is where futuristic dreams come true; it’s a show that’s jam-packed with brand-new tech that will ultimately wind up inside the coolest homes across the planet. This year CEDIA EXPO 2015 took place Wednesday, October 14 – Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. From AHT being recognized for a Crestron Integration Award achievement to new products and devices, CEDIA made for an entertaining weekend!

“The Ultimate Connected Home”

IMG_0023Crestron held its annual awards ceremony at CEDIA.  AHT was awarded with the best “Ultimate Connected Home” of 2015. The AHT award winning project is a 8,000 square foot Miami Beach waterfront home that features intuitive audio/video, lighting, motorized shades, security, closed circuit television, HVAC and pool and spa temperature controls. All devices are powered by Crestron.

Crestron News

Being one of the largest residential dealers for Crestron in the world, a big focus of our attention was on Crestron’s booth and the new product offerings. Below is a video that gives in overview, and several new products that Crestron announced at CEDIA.

CEDIA 2015: Dave’s Quick Booth Tour from Crestron Electronics, Inc. on Vimeo.

H02_home_elementsome Elements is Crestron’s powerful new toolkit that makes it easy to add DM® video distribution, custom control, and third party devices to any Crestron system. It promises to reduce programming requirements while ensuring a spectacular user experience that includes intuitive dropdown and slide-out windows, and scrolling lists on all devices.



07_shading_hardwareCrestron Shading Solutions redesigned hardware was featured, which provides even easier and more elegant installations. Their Quiet Motor Technology offers an unparalleled lifetime warranty and is virtually silent.





New 15-inch Capacitive Touch Screen

Crestron’s new state-of-the-art large-format touch screen features onboard voice recognition, Web browsing, H.264 streaming video, Rava® SIP Intercom, and PoE.

Meridian-Audio News

meridian-dsp320-0515Meridian won the CE Pro Best Award for their DSP320 in-wall/in-ceiling loudspeaker at CEDIA Expo.

In other Meridian-Audio news, CEDIA  named J. Robert Stuart, co-founder of Meridian-Audio and Inventor of MQA, as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. We featured J. Robert Stuart Lifetime Achievement Award announcement earlier this month. You can read full story here.

Kaliedescape News

20kaleidescapeStrato_0Kaleidescape announced the launch of its Encore line of video players, including its first 4K Ultra HD model, the Strato Movie Player.The flagship Strato is billed as the “world’s first 4K Ultra HD high-dynamic-range movie player for the home.”




For more information about any products or services mentioned in this post, feel free to contact one of our integrated technology specialists from the link below. More details about these products and other products that were featured at CEDIA will be included in future blog posts.

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