by Scott Wilkinson on July 25, 2018
Joel Silver will be honored at CEDIA Expo in San Diego, CA, for his unflinching dedication to making video images better for everyone.
I’ve known Joel Silver for many years. He has been an invaluable resource in helping me understand video technology. So, I’m not the least bit surprised that CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) has selected Joel as the recipient of its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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This award “recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the residential technology industry. Nominations are submitted by industry professionals and evaluated on the basis of achievement and service within the industry.”
According to Dave Humphries, CEDIA chairman, “We could not be happier to recognize Joel for his contributions to the industry. Anyone who has worked with him knows that his credentials are extensive, and his expertise is highly sought after.”
Walt Zerbe, CEDIA senior director of technology and standards, adds, “Joel’s energy and thirst to acquire and share knowledge is infectious. He’s been a champion for the industry and has impacted hundreds of home-technology professionals and industry peers.”
Joel founded the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) in 1994, introducing video-calibration services to the consumer-electronics industry and training calibrators to provide those services. He has also consulted for the high-end audio/video, telemedicine, and medical-management industries. He is the producer of the HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD and co-inventor of the Microsoft Windows Display Calibration Wizard, which is now installed on over 111,000,000 PCs.
He frequently volunteers his time to the industry. For example, Joel has served on the CEDIA Awards Technical Judging Panel for the last several years, and he has been a popular instructor at CEDIA Expo. He also volunteers as the chair of the CTA and CEDIA committee on home-theater video recommended practices.
Joel will be honored at the CEDIA Awards Celebration at Petco Park in San Diego, CA, on Wednesday, September 5, the evening before CEDIA Expo opens the exhibit-hall doors. If you’re attending the show, you can purchase tickets to the Awards Celebration here.
Congratulations, my friend! This is a well-deserved tribute to your tireless efforts to make video images better for everyone!