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Here’s What You Missed: CEDIA 2020’s Virtual Expo

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The Latest & Greatest Home Technologies Featured at CEDIA 2020

Any other year, we’d walk the floors of the CEDIA Expo, watching demonstrations by the most innovative smart home technology brands. But this year, CEDIA went virtual and unveiled new products and seminars digitally.

The show still went on, showcasing virtual experiences and events from September 15-17. CE Pro also celebrated the most noteworthy new products with its BEST Products Award. Didn’t attend the expo? We’ll share all you need to know. You may just get inspired for your Fort Lauderdale, FL home or business. 

Also, we can’t give away any details just yet, but they are coming soon -- we will be hosting Control4's #C4Yourself Month again in November! So, make sure to check back in with us for those releases!

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What’s New?

TVs - Samsung had its day in the spotlight with its new 4K outdoor TV, The Terrace. Built to withstand all weather and temperatures, this smart TV can stay installed outdoors all year long. The screen is about three times brighter than the average indoor TV, so you can still see your favorite shows and movies in full daylight.                                                       
Voice Control - Josh.ai’s Natural Language Processing technology lets you speak to your home naturally, like you would someone you know, and watch it respond to your commands instantly.  Josh offers support of a slew of new music services including Pandora through Control4, Sirius XM through Sonos and the new Apple Music radio stations.

Wellness – Air filtration is of course needed to improve the air quality in the home, but how do you know where you stand and what’s affecting the air you breathe? A new device will assess air quality metrics so you can start breathing healthy air in your home. The Awair Element is constantly sampling the air in your home and providing an overall score out of 100 on the following air quality metrics:

-Temperature

-Humidity

-CO2 Levels

-Chemicals: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

-Microscopic particulate matter: increase with cooking, smoke or even vehicle traffic

BEST Product Awards

CE Pro named its BEST Award Winners at the virtual show, honoring innovation in audio, video, and smart technology. Looking for new entertainment or gift ideas this fall (or for an upcoming holiday)? Take a look at a few of the winners:

Wellness: Savant Daylight Mode

Motorized Shade Controls & Accessories: Lutron

Projector: VPL-VW915ES by Sony

Outdoor AV: The Terrace TV by Samsung

Best Soundbar: Powered Soundbar by James Loudspeaker

Flat Panel TV/Ultra HD: The Wall by Samsung and the 85” Q950TS 8K QLED TV by Samsung

The most exciting thing about CEDIA? These innovations don’t just exist in theory: You can bring them right into your home! Enjoy high-fidelity audio throughout your house without the sight of a single device—thanks to in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. Transform your home’s atmosphere and privacy in one touch of a button through Lutron’s motorized shades and smart lighting. Or deliver crystal clear video in your home theater with a 4K Sony projector.

Ready to bring smart home technology to your South Florida home? Contact First Priority Audio, your local AV and automation installer.

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