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EHX and CEDIA Announce Partnership to Offer Industry Training

CEDIA University to Offer Leading Training at Electronic House Expo

INDIANAPOLIS (October 17, 2008) — Electronic House Expo, the long standing event serving the custom electronics industry, and the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), the industry’s leading education and networking provider today announced an expanded partnership, to offer a customized selection of CEDIA University training courses and certification for custom electronic systems professionals. Beginning with the March 2009 event, EHX Spring will host CEDIA University during the annual Electronic House Expo tradeshow.

“Bringing CEDIA University to EHX Spring is a positive development for the industry and a strong statement on the importance of both brands to our customers and the industry,” said Jim Wagner, General Manager of the EHX events.

“Both CEDIA and EHX offer leading events for the custom electronics industry, and by working together, we will better serve all custom electronics professionals that recognize the importance of top-level industry training and education,? said Ken Erdmann, CEDIA Education Council Chairman.

Beginning with EHX Spring 2009, CEDIA University will offer at least 55 core courses from CEDIA’s five colleges during EHX. The selection of 55 courses to be offered is customized to meet the needs of EHX attendees and will address diverse training needs including system design, technical skills, emerging technologies and business & strategy training.

The joint decision to offer CEDIA University at EHX Spring demonstrates both brands commitment to better serve the custom electronic systems industry. EHX Spring 2009 annually hosts nearly 10,000 professionals active in the custom electronics market. The 2009 event is scheduled to take place March 11-14 at the Orlando Convention Center. Companies active in home entertainment, networking, multi room audio & video, media servers, lighting control, structured wiring, electronic security and other home electronics categories, interested in securing exhibit space for this industry-leading event should contact Susan Celli, EHX Account Manager at 508-663-1500 x265 or scelli@ehpub.com.

About EHX
Electronic House Expo, a Tradeshow Week magazine Fastest 50 event for five years running, is the fastest growing trade event of the $13 billion custom electronics industry. Held twice annually and sponsored by CEA’s TechHome Division, EHX attracts a large and dynamic audience of custom electronics integrators, retailers and allied trades to interact with leading suppliers of audio/video entertainment, digital convergence, networking and communications, comfort and control, and security and electrical products. For more information, visit www.ehxweb.com.

About EH Publishing
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the home electronic industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million home electronic professionals, builders and consumers worldwide. Founded in 1994, EH Publishing, Inc. has defined, cultivated and raised awareness of the $15 billion electronic/installed home industry through its products, which include print publications, on-line publications, trade shows and market studies. EH Publishing, Inc. is the industry’s source for home technology information and market analysis, with the targeted print and on-line publications: Electronic House, Home Electronic Ideas, CE Pro, CE Pro Retailing, ChannelPro, TecHome Builder, Live Sound, and targeted tradeshows: Electronic House Expo (EHX), Electronic Security Expo (ESX), Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX), RoboDevelopment Conference and Expo, and RoboBusiness Conference and E xpo. To find out more, visit www.ehpub.com.

About CEDIA
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association’s website at www.cedia.org.

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