Make sure you listen to Part 1 here.

Join the Crew: Host Katye McGregor Bennett, Corey Moss and Christie Mitchell (her first show!) as they welcome their guests:

Dave Pedigo – Vice President, Emerging Techologies at CEDIA

Walt Zerbe – Senior Director of Technologies & Standards at CEDIA

Alex Capecelatro – CEO at

Tim Sinnaeve – Managing Director, Canada at Barco

Josh Christian –  Director of Certification at Home Technology Association (HTA)

Heather Sidorowicz – President/Owner at Southtown Audio Visual (@Tech_Chi)

Mike Maniscalco – Co-Founder at Ihiji

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Top row: Christie Mitchell, Corey Moss, Josh Christian, Heather Sidorowicz

Middle row: Walt Zerbe, Tim Sinnaeve, Dave Pedigo, Alex Capecelatro

Bottom row: Mike Maniscalco, Katye McGregor Bennett, Dawn Allcot (on phone)

Katye picks up in Part 2 with Alex talking about what will be doing at the show, also being a CEDIA Best New Product Finalist (along with Barco Residential and many others). Mike talks about Ihiji’s remote monitoring and management platform and announcement of a new product development. Mike also talks about his and Ihiji’s first CEDIA visit years back, leading to Ihiji’s participation in the Tech Pavilion the following year. Dave also talks about this, as well as the CEDIA volunteers and what they mean to the organization and the industry (Mike and Heather are two). Katye also adds in a conversation with Mike about very special home automation technology in medical that he has been involved on. Katye asks Walt about labor rates and profitability and he gives his viewpoints on the subjects. He also talks about new entrants to the show along with networking and meeting people there. Heather gives her viewpoints about the CEDIA show as she’ll be on that great vacation during it. Josh (Christian) talks about “being Josh” and he, as well as the rest (except Alex and Dave who left the show) participate from there in some excellent banter and discussion to close down the show.

For those going to CEDIA 2017, enjoy! For those listening here – continue to sit back, plug in and join us as we live…

The AV Life.


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Note: This show was recorded on August 24th.

CEDIA 2017