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NEWS IN BRIEF ROBERT KEELER JOINS CEDIA Robert Keeler has joined the CEDIA staff as Senior Director of Sales, Sponsorships, and Partnerships. In this role, Robert will be responsible for facilitating the achievement of current and long-term sales plans and positioning of CEDIA's industry relationships. Robert brings extensive industry sales experience to this role having spent two decades in the consumer electronics and custom integration channels, most recently as Vice President of Sales at Stewart Filmscreen. He has also held roles at Screen Innovations, Pioneer Electronics, BDI, Hitachi, and others.

"I am thrilled that Robert has joined our team; he has a proven track record and is incredibly well-respected in the channel. I know he will do a fantastic job of engaging with members and understanding how CEDIA can better fulfil its role of connecting the industry," says Giles Sutton, Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement. Robert adds, "I am incredibly passionate about this industry and I look forward to this next chapter and taking a wider look at the entire channel to see how CEDIA can continue to support growth for members and for the industry a whole."

UK SIZE AND SCOPE RESULTS Following a four-month market research programme that involved participation from technology integrators, CEDIA can now reveal the results of the survey to provide a greater understanding of the UK home technology market. The extensive research project was carried out by market research firm, The Farnsworth Group from September 2018 to January 2019. It defines the historical, current, and forecasted size of the UK market for residential technology systems including home cinemas, media rooms, outdoor entertainment systems, whole home integrated control systems, audio systems, home networking products, and security systems. The research shows that the UK home technology market is sized as being worth just under £700m and includes 1,600 active companies. Confidence is high among the participants of this survey, with 80% expecting to continue to grow their revenue over the next 12 months. The market is continuing to mature, with both company age and company staff size showing stable development. The volume of projects is also showing steady growth, with the increase of home cinema installs resulting in a revenue surge of 9%. The full report is free to CEDIA member companies and priced at £499 to non-members. To download or purchase your copy, please visit


The Infrastructure Cabling for Voice, Data, and Video white paper explores the ever-changing universe of cabling for home technology professionals, taking a deep dive into applications, standards, and recommendations for uses of a variety of cable families. "This white paper takes care to break down — in great detail — the various media and their potential use cases — important information that integrators need to know," CEDIA Senior Director of Technology and Standards Walt Zerbe says. "Infrastructure Cabling for Voice,

Profile for CEDIA EMEA

CEDIA Communicates - Quarter 3 2019  

This quarter we feature two project profiles, dive in to 5G, discuss cable disruption, and preview the CEDIA Awards.

CEDIA Communicates - Quarter 3 2019  

This quarter we feature two project profiles, dive in to 5G, discuss cable disruption, and preview the CEDIA Awards.