Month: September 2017

The CEDIA Expo 2017 – San Diego, CA

Just last week, the CEDIA Expo was held in San Diego, California. CEDIA, which stands for Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, is an international trade association. Representing over 3,700 technology-market member companies, the CEDIA website states that they provide “development pathways that move [members] to the next level by providing education, community, resources and vision”. Year by year, the CEDIA Expo has become a meeting point for every big player and savvy startup in the home integration industry. SoundMachine was in attendance this year to get a grasp of all the new advances in this exciting field. There were numerous speakers, plenty of home theater-related products, and several overall trends that are worth mentioning: the connections between automation and voice recognition. Keys to Home Automation Home automation is no longer about automation itself, but about the relationship between the parts of the system. At SoundMachine, we have almost entirely conquered that milestone of making things work on their own. While automation can be improved in individual objects, this improvement does not leave adequate margin, …