CE Pro Podcast: Favorite Moments from 2021 – CEPro

CE Pro Podcast: Favorite Moments from 2021 – CEPro

The CE Pro Podcast will return with fresh episodes for 2022 next week, but in the meantime, the editors/hosts took a look back on the wide-ranging episodes and guests we had the privilege of welcoming last year.

With about 50 episodes, it’s easy to forget just how much the CE Pro Podcast platform covered in the custom integration industry in 2021. For instance, we started the year with episodes featuring landscape lighting trends, integrators’ service business, energy automation, wellness – not really delving into custom industry stalwart categories like audio and video until later.

It’s all just a reflection of how expansive the custom industry’s reach has become. We’re not going to recap everything, but here are some highlights that may inspire you to click back on previous episodes you may have missed from the CE Pro Podcast in 2021.


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Video Guru Joel Silver Wants This Projector

It is always interesting to see what top professionals use in their respective professions. In the case of a golfer, it may be a set of Nike clubs; for a musician like Slash for example, it may be a Gibson Les Paul, so in the electronics industry we look at leaders such as Joel Silver. In episode #86 of the CE Pro Podcast, a roundtable featuring our ‘Video Guys’ Joel Silver of ISF, Jason Dustal of Murideo and Robert Zohn of Value Electronics, Silver comments that he is lusting after Sony’s flagship VPL-GTZ380 laser projector. 

New & Noteworthy CEDIA Expo Exhibitors

As part of episode #73 of the CE Pro Podcast, which we recorded on the CEDIA Expo 2021 show floor in Indianapolis, I thought CE Pro editor Jason Knott did a great job of summing up some of the noteworthy exhibitors at the show. Showing how diverse the industry has become Jason cited a newcomer to the market called AutoSlide. As a dog owner he pointed out how pet friendly this company’s products make home life for homeowners. I admit that I look at many of the products on the CEDIA show floor and think how cool it would be to have the product. Jason found a practical solution that really represents how rapidly the smart home is evolving.

AV Yoga Group Is Inspirational & Empowering

Little did I know, but while I participated in the AV Yoga Group class as part of our Industry’s Got Talent episode #43, I was battling COVID-19, and even though I was a bit run down, I still found the energy of these women inspiring. Founded Katye Bennett, the woman behind one of the leading PR firms in the industry, KMB Communications, these ladies from across the industry gather each week remotely to improve both mentally and physically. Taking part in the class, I could see a lot of parallels with my martial arts background and I hope to join these women at some point for another class … hopefully in person at CEDIA 2022. The above starts with comments from Southtown …….

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