: CEDIA 2019

See See CEDIA!

The Biggest Show of the Year in Denver

September 12-14, 2019 Colorado Convention Center
by Greg Hill, September 10, 2019

The CEDIA Expo gets bigger and better every year.

What is CEDIA, you ask? It is the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association and their show in Denver draws a spectacular mix of the largest electronics manufacturers and the finest designers and installers of home entertainment, networking, and security technology in the world. It is the closest thing in Colorado to the fabulous CES International show in Las Vegas every January. Anyone who spends time indoors will be interested in the items on the show floor as well as the demonstration rooms and seminars. The target audience of the CEDIA Expo is the design and install business community.


What we saw on the CEDIA Show Floor

We entered about 20 minutes ahead of the crowd waiting to surge into the second floor exhibit space when it opened at 9:30 AM, with the intention of canvassing the entire expo unencumbered by the crush of bodies. Starting at the extreme Northwest corner and video recording as we went up each aisle and down the next, we only progressed a little past the halfway point of the deceptively large space before being enveloped by excited onlookers who were oblivious to our presence. After being jostled and forced to dodge rushing attendees, many with their eyes glued to their phones instead of their path, we finally reached the last booth in the southeast corner, speaker manufacturer MartinLogan Ltd. It had taken over 50 minutes without stopping - that's how big it is!

Along the way we passed vendors providing everything (and more) that the well-equipped technology installer needs to do the job. When we say everything, we meant it: on display were custom vehicles, installation and maintenance tools, wiring, training programs, electrical outlets and switches, network infrastructure, cameras, audio equipment (speakers, amplifiers, and accessories), video appliances (televisions and projectors), furniture, home automation equipment, etc.

 

 


Pre-show Press Releases:

Here is a short list of presentations at the 2019 show: The show floor has about 500 vendors that cover every possible way to improve life at home. From media rooms to disappearing living room televisions to invisible surround sound to mobile device control of everything from internal temperature to garage doors and security cameras there is too much to describe - you need to see it!