Smart home technology is an ever expanding market — 4K, voice control, Internet-connected thermostats, high resolution audio, the home network — your customers are hearing about many hot topics right now from their local news outlets.
When invited to speak about the industry’s emerging trends, I often pose the question, “Do you think the CEDIA industry is in an evolutionary or revolutionary phase?” In most years, the attendees and I agree we are in an evolutionary time in which new products are iterative improvements upon existing products.
Maybe you’ve heard rumblings about this new technology hitting the market, but what does immersive audio actually entail? This Q-and-A with CEDIA Senior Director of Learning & Emerging Trends, Dave Pedigo, gives you the inside look.
There is never a bad time to start thinking about goals — as you look to 2016 and the goals for your company, your staff and yourself, think about the training necessary to make yourself competitive in the market.
Over the past 130 or so years there have been tremendous technological advancements. Just look at them all — from the telephone, light bulb, radio and television to the cell phone, flat screen display and streaming media — and they keep on coming.
The general outlook across the industry is highly optimistic as dealers and manufacturers ride the wave of integrated technologies and consumer interest to more and more growth. But there are also cautionary notes. Read more about SDM February Issue.