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CEDIA's Technology Council, Keeping You Up to Date with Industry News

Technology Council and other CEDIA news for September 2011. 9/12/2011 12:36 PM Eastern

CEDIA's Technology Council, Keeping You Up to Date with Industry News

Sep 12, 2011 4:36 PM




The industry is moving fast, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up. CEDIA’s Technology Council is always working to identify new business opportunities and risks for CEDIA members created by emerging and future technologies. Keep an eye on these Technology Council offerings.

Emerging Trends Quarterly Updates - This new video series aims to help CEDIA members and members of the electronic systems industry stay informed of opportunities and threats within the industry. CEDIA’s Technology Council produces emerging trends videos on a quarterly basis, and they are available for anyone to view on CEDIA Crosspoint at www.cedicrosspoint.com. Recent videos have featured topics such as cloud computing, home automation trends, and new product news.

White Papers – CEDIA’s Technology Council serves as a resource for the industry. The Technology Council is continuously working on new white papers that help set the standard in a variety of areas. Recent white papers have included:

Network Security Best Practices - This white paper covers network security in three parts: (1) Securing the router from WAN (Internet) attack; (2) Securing any wireless networks; and (3) Securing the LAN and individual devices. The white paper serves as a guide for electronic systems contractors who are responsible for their clients’ networks.

Understanding EDID – This white paper will familiarize electronic systems professionals with techniques for reading and emulating sink device capabilities from EDID. The paper also gives an overview of EDID on repeater devices and splitters and offers tips for resolving interoperability issues by examining the EDID.

HDMI Installation Best Practices – Learn the best practices in HDMI distribution, including topics such as how to pull HDMI cables and basic HDMI tests. The paper also gives an overview of common interoperability issues.

CEDIA members have access to these resources free of charge; non-members can purchase each paper for $9.99. Get your copy today at www.cedia.org/marketplace. Stay tuned for new white papers on HDMI and other key topics from CEDIA throughout the year.


CEDIA's Technology Council, Keeping You Up to Date with Industry News

Sep 12, 2011 4:36 PM




Start the ‘School Year’ with Back-to-Back Boot Camps

Kids are not the only ones who can go back to school this fall. Check out CEDIA’s back-to-back Boot Camps and get schooled on some new skills.

CEDIA’s EST Basic Residential Boot Camp covers the most current industry standards and practices, making it the perfect introduction for those new to the industry. Basic Boot Camp will be offered at the CEDIA Indianapolis Training Facility Oct. 17-19. Learn more about Basic Boot Camp or register at www.cedia.org/bootcamp.

Home theaters continue to be one of the largest project categories for electronic systems contractor companies according to the 2011 CEDIA Benchmarking Survey. Make sure your technicians are skilled and effective on every home theater job site when they register for CEDIA’s Home Theater Boot Camp. This advanced training will cover the skills needed to properly install a home theater, including installation of flat-panel displays and acoustic treatments as well as rack configuration. Home Theater Boot Camp will be offered Oct. 20-22 at CEDIA’s Indianapolis Training Facility. Register now for Home Theater Boot Camp at www.cedia.org/htbootcamp.


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