CEDIA View: CEDIA Has Your Project Inspiration
When a potential client comes to you with a challenging wish list for their custom project, you want the most versatile combination of solutions in your bag of tricks. Part of what helps you acquire a variety of ideas and solutions for your arsenal is seeing how your peers—and maybe even your competitors—have stepped up to the plate when faced with these challenging yet rewarding projects in the past. CEDIA has several resources available to help get those wheels in motion ... or to simply see how someone else has tackled a similar project.
1. The CEDIA Idea Book
Each year companies from around the country submit their best projects into CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Competition. The competition honors innovation, creativity and technical skill, and helps illustrate the many ways technology enhances the home.
All designer awards entrants can be found in the CEDIA Idea Book, available as a PDF on the CEDIA website or in print through Lulu.com. Peruse the different projects in categories such at Media Room, Hidden Installation, Integrated Home and more.
2. Electronic Lifestyles magazine
Of all the projects entered into the awards competition, the more than 40 winners will be featured in CEDIA’s upcoming winter 2013 issue of Electronic Lifestyles® magazine. This issue will feature a closer look at the winners of the 2012 Electronic Lifestyles® Designer Awards competition, including the top home theaters, media rooms, integrated homes and more.
Get the inside scoop on the most outstanding work done by CEDIA members in the past year, and use the magazine to give your next potential client an understanding of how a skilled home technology professional can bring their entertainment and convenience to the next level.
Pre-order the winter 2013 issue now at the special price of $6.95 each (on orders of 10 copies or more). Also still available: Limited quantities of CEDIA’S Fall 2012 Electronic Lifestyles® magazine, which can be ordered online at cedialifestyles.customretailer.net/fall.
Learn more about CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® magazine at www.CEDIA.net/elmag.