Start the Spring Season with CEDIA Boot Camps

Would you consider yourself an industry veteran or a novice? Are you looking to expand your skills or brush up on new techniques? CEDIA Boot Camps can prepare you for that next big project or that ne 3/01/2011 7:38 AM Eastern

Start the Spring Season with CEDIA Boot Camps

Mar 1, 2011 12:38 PM

Would you consider yourself an industry veteran or a novice? Are you looking to expand your skills or brush up on new techniques? CEDIA Boot Camps can prepare you for that next big project or that next level in your career.

Learn the basics of installing low-voltage infrastructure in the home with Basic Residential Boot Camp offered April 11-13 at CEDIA’s Training Facility in Indianapolis. This training is perfect for those new to the electronic systems industry. Basic Boot Camp provides participants with a great base of fundamental knowledge, including current industry standards and practices. The mix of classroom education and hands-on instruction will help participants work effectively when they’re on the job site. Register now at

If you’re ready to move beyond the basics and take on advanced skills such as rack configuration and installing flat-panel displays, Home Theater Boot Camp is for you. Home Theater Boot Camp will be offered April 14-16 at CEDIA’s Training Facility in Indianapolis. This advanced training is geared toward those with a basic knowledge of the home theater concept and the equipment needed to deliver the cinema experience. Participants will have the opportunity to set up a full home theater in CEDIA’s theater lab, complete with acoustic treatments and video calibration. Advance your skills today¬—register for Home Theater Boot Camp at

Electronic Lifestyles Awards Competition-Are You Game?

Everyone has that project they want the whole world to see. Enter your best projects in CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles Awards and your work could gain exposure in a variety of consumer and trade media. There is no longer a limit on the number of entries your company can submit per category.

The deadline for entering the Electronic Lifestyles Designer Awards is May 6 at 5 p.m. PST. Enter before April 1 at 5 p.m. PST and you will receive 20 percent off your first entry.

In addition, CEDIA will partner with again this year to feature the entrants from the Home Theater, Media Room, Integrated Home, and Sustainable Lifestyle Installation categories on its website for the CEDIA/ People’s Pick competition. ¬¬Viewers will be able to vote for their favorite projects beginning in August, and the winners will be recognized at the Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet. gets an average of over 800,000 readers each month, significantly increasing the exposure submitted projects can receive.

The designer awards competition features the following categories:

  • Home Theater
  • Integrated Home
  • Media Room
  • Hidden Installation
  • Special Project
  • Showroom
  • Sustainable Lifestyle Installation
  • Best Dressed System*
  • Best Documentation*
  • Best Theme*
*Winners will be selected out of all entries in main categories.

Learn more about the Electronic Lifestyles Awards competition and submit your entries today at Email questions to

Cedia Releases Third HDMI White Paper

CEDIA has released a new white paper titled HDMI Installation Best Practices. The document covers best practices in HDMI distribution, including how to pull HDMI cables and basic tests. The paper also gives an overview of common interoperability issues.

HDMI Installation Best Practices is the third document in CEDIA’s series of white papers on the topic of HDMI. Previous documents included Introduction to HDMI and HDMI Design and Initialization Sequence. All three documents are available through the CEDIA Marketplace free of charge to CEDIA members or priced at $9.99 each for non-members.

“The HDMI Installation Best Practices white paper will help CEDIA members and industry professionals execute HDMI installations properly from the outset in order to achieve the best results,” says Dave Pedigo, CEDIA Senior Director of Technology.

The HDMI Design and Initialization Sequence white paper was developed by CEDIA’s Technology Council, which works to help CEDIA members identify opportunities surrounding emerging and future technologies. Additional white papers on various technology topics will be released throughout 2011.

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