CEDIA News

UBM announces a successful IFSEC International 2018 with 27,353 visitors and 10% increase in visitor density

UBM EMEA is proud to announce yet another successful IFSEC International. 2018 marked the show’s inaugural year of change following an intensive customer-led insight project, which saw demands from the security industry steer the show towards a high level integrated security summit. As evidence of its success, IFSEC International 2018 welcomed 27,353 visitors and a 10% increase in visitor density. Gerry Dunphy, Brand Director of IFSEC International commented, “It’s a privilege...

Luxul’s self-healing network PDUs facilitate continuous remote device monitoring

Luxul, an innovator of IP networking solutions for CEDIA professionals, has announced an extended product line with a new series of intelligent network power distribution units (PDUs). With features such as self-healing and seamless integration with remote management platforms, the PDU series makes it simple for integrators to monitor and manage connected devices, increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction while lowering costs. “Including an intelligent PDU is a must for any installa...

Smart home trends: Combining professional security with the DIY approach

The smart home market has seen significant growth since 2010. Specifically, less than 0.5% of homes in the American region had connected home devices such as thermostats, lighting, security and entertainment in 2010; by the end of 2017, nearly 12% of households in the region will have connected home devices, an average of six devices per home. The success of smart homes started with professional security providers offering bundled packages, focused mostly on security monitoring. However, due to...

IFSEC 2017 announces training opportunity in conjunction with CEDIA

IFSEC International, Europe’s most prominent security event, announces an exciting new training opportunity in conjunction with CEDIA - the international trade association for the smart home industry. The growth of smart homes is an area of great appeal to the IFSEC visiting customers with over 24% of this year’s pre-registered audience currently stating a direct interest in the subject so, we’re pleased to be able to align visitor expectations with a key training opportunity....

CEDIA partners with SecurityCEU.com to offer online security training to members

Through the partnership CEDIA will increase their current training curriculum by more than 55 hours of online content In a continuing effort to stay at the cutting edge of technology for the connected home with its relationship to the integrated security, fire, and life safety market, CEDIA, has partnered with SecurityCEU.com to launch an enhanced training program for their entire membership. Increase of training curriculum Through the partnership, CEDIA, the Custom Electron...

Matrox digital signage, control rooms and AV-over-IP applications to be demonstrated at ISE 2016

A new Matrox product will be unveiled at ISE 2016 that will power a 3x3 video wall At ISE 2016, Matrox® Graphics Inc. will feature of series of interactive demonstrations designed to show integrators and developers the power and flexibility of Matrox products for digital signage, control rooms and AV-over-IP applications. Digital signage A new Matrox product will be unveiled at ISE 2016 that will power a 3x3 video wall, making it ideal for signage installations in retail...

Randy Stearns appointed D-Tools CEO

Randy Stearns will focus on driving the company’s corporate strategy to fuel future growth D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software recently announced the appointment of industry veteran Randy Stearns as CEO. Mr. Stearns will focus on driving the company’s corporate strategy to fuel future growth and deliver the next generation of D-Tools’ award-winning system integration software and data solutions. Background Mr. Stearns brings ov...

Big players, startups, technologies driving future of home automation

Small-timers with big ideas can always make their way into the industry In recent years, home automation technology has given birth to the “Smart Home” in which internet-enabled and controlled devices are bringing a new level of comfort to the standard house. From locking doors to setting the temperature to opening the blinds for a view of the sunset, technology is transforming the home into something reminiscent of the now-quaint 1960s sci-fi cartoon, The Jetsons....

DIY home automation vs professional home security systems

Once home automation – controlling everything from HVAC to door locks to lights to security cameras – was solely the providence of the high-end home. Custom systems were pricey – some ranging upwards of $100,000 or more. That was before widespread access to broadband internet and before everyone started carrying a powerful internet-connected mini-computer – called a smart phone – in their pocket. Home Automation goes mainstream These days the Smart Home has gone...

Security integrators face tough competition in smart home market

What does it take to be a success in the rapidly expanding home automation sector? For large and small security companies, making the jump from providing traditional security services to enabling the new Smart Home means dealing with competition. Security firms v/s cable and telco giants The market is filled with providers of all kind who want a piece of the action. In addition to security companies, cable and telco giants have all rolled out a home automation platform – usually on top o...

Expanding market for home automation sector

Just how big is the home automation industry? One way to tell is by looking at the sheer number of companies – large and small—that have rushed to enter this fast-growing space. They include some of the world’s largest corporations – Apple and Google – along with the nation’s biggest cable and telecom companies – Comcast and AT&T. It includes big names in security like Honeywell and ADT. Then there are less known, but fast growing, contenders such as...

ISE appoints two new board members

Ollie French and Tobias Lang will join the nine-person ISE board of directors as of July 1st Integrated Systems Events, the organisers of the Integrated Systems Europe trade exhibition, announced the appointment of two new members to its board. Ollie French, from Future Automation and Tobias Lang from LANG AG will join the nine-person ISE board of directors as of July 1st. French works as the Commercial Director for Future Automation, a manufacturer of motorised and non-motor...