Home theater and home technology professionals and consumers are packing their bags and finalizing their travel plans in anticipation of one of the technology industry’s biggest expos that starts next week.


Cedia Expo 2012 is being held in Indianapolis on Sept. 5.

CEDIA EXPO, held in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, features vendors, seminars, speakers and big announcements from some of the biggest names in home technology services. Some of the topics covered are home health, home security, home entertainment, energy management, home networking and automation, and future technology.

The CEDIA EXPO also offers comprehensive educational opportunities through CEDIA University to expose home technology professionals to the latest advances and trends. Some of the courses include business growth, technical excellence, and operational excellence. Attendees to CEDIA University courses can expect to diversify their services and improve productivity with classes tailored to the goals of their business. Over 130 education courses are available.

CEDIA EXPO attendees will have access to some of the coolest new technologies and products before anyone else in their field. More than 400 exhibitors will be on hand in the Tradeshow, with 40 exhibitors launching more than 50 new products – and more than 20 will be offering giveaways and promotions. Companies include IOGEAR, Belden, Inc., Garvin Industries, SurgeX, Gefen, AudioVox Accessories Group, Boston Acoustics and more.

One of the more intriguing parts of the CEDIA EXPO is the Future Technology Pavilion, sponsored by Savant. The 2012 Future Technology Pavilion will let attendees experience the smart home of 2012, representing four main areas of homeowners’ lives: health, work, eat and play. Attendees will see how the smart homes of the future will interact and react to the needs of the families living within the walls, and will feature technologies like voice activation, telepresence, gesture control and how smart homes will become more viable for individuals with special needs.

Tickets for the CEDIA EXPO are on sale until August 31, with the Expo starting September 5. Keep up-to-date with CEDIA EXPO happenings by following the team on Twitter @CEDIA or following the hastag #CEDIA12. You can also download the CEDIA EXPO 2012 App for free on iPhone and Android devices and have interactive show schedules, floor maps, session schedules, social media and more in the palm of your hand.