Aug 1, 2003 12:00 PM
Electronic Lifestyles Finds Permanent Home
The Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association's (CEDIA's) Home of Electronic Lifestyles has found a permanent home at the CEDIA Training Center in Indianapolis. Unveiled at CEDIA Expo '98, the Home of Electronic Lifestyles has traveled around the country for almost five years demonstrating the benefits of a fully automated home. The home has been to 20 shows and has been a cross-training tool for professionals in industries such as architecture, construction, and home remodeling. The 2003 home showcases products and integrated systems from electronics manufacturers, designers, and installers.
ICIA Funds AVolution Awareness
The International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) has committed funds for a three-year, $1.2-million industry awareness campaign, branded AVolution, to promote the contributions of audiovisual solutions providers to the success of professional communications and presentations. The awareness campaign was launched at InfoComm earlier this year. ICIA conducts the AVolution campaign through its International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF), a nonprofit charitable and educational organization chartered to support the A/V communications industry, and is actively engaging participation by ICIA members and others in this industry. ICIA and ICIF representatives will reach out to broadcasters and video professionals among 14 other vertical market end-users to demonstrate the practical and creative uses of A/V technology.
CES Announces 2004 Dates
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be held January 8 through 11 in Las Vegas. With more than 2,200 exhibitors occupying more than 1.2 million square feet of space, the consumer technology trade show CES will feature the interaction of digital content, technology, and delivery. More than 110,000 industry professionals — retailers, manufacturers, content providers, government leaders, corporate buyers, financial analysts, and journalists — are expected to attend the 2004 International CES to experience the latest in wireless technology, electronic gaming, digital imaging, home entertainment, digital audio and video (including HDTV), mobile electronics, accessories, broadband, content media, new business technology, the Internet, and home networking and information technologies. The CEA is a trade association that promotes growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion, and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.
Control System Programmers, Designers Band Together
The Control Technology Professional Association (CTPA) aims to improve communications between programmers and manufacturers of control systems and the peripheral devices that are controlled by those systems, including satellite receivers, televisions, DVD players, video projectors, lighting, and security systems. Second, CTPA is developing an educational program that will help programmers to better understand programming the various control systems available, the markets in which they are working, and the products they are controlling. Finally, the association will offer its members other resources such as liability, equipment, and health insurance as well as discounts on computers, software, and other business supplies. The association is in the process of incorporating as a nonprofit corporation.
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