I propose that the new site be defined as the following. In doing so, I believe we greatly increase our chances of creating a successful site:
Multimedia Distribution & Automation (see other naming possibilities below)
This site is intended for engineers, technicians, integrators, technologists, DIYers, and enthusiasts interested in learning about and advancing the field of Multimedia Distribution (i.e., Audio, Video, & Broadcasting) and Automation (i.e., Automation & Control Systems).
This Site is For You If:
-You own, work for, or interested in working for a business that installs home theaters, multi-zone audio/video, security systems, surveillance systems, IP networking solutions, broadcast systems, HVAC control, energy management control, lighting control, shade control, and other residential and/or commercial systems and you wish to share expertise with others in the field
-You are a DIYer or enthusiast who wishes to learn how these systems work and/or how to install and build these types of systems yourself
Topics to Be Discussed:
Automation Control Systems
Audio and Video (HiFi, Distributed, Live)
IP Networking (as it pertains to these other topics; not by itself)
Experts Who Would Contribute:
Electronic Systems Technicians
Laypeople Who Would Contribute:
Related Associations, Alliances, & Societies:
CEDIA - Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association
CEA - Consumer Electronics Association
ESPA - Electronic Systems Professional Alliance
NAB - National Association of Broadcasters
BEA - Broadcast Education Association
SBE - Society of Broadcast Engineers
Related Trade Shows:
Related Forums & Blogs:
What do you guys think? Thoughts?
So its been pointed out to me that the proposed site name is not very intuitive. Here are some other possibilities I came up with:
"A/V and Automation - Design & Installation"
"SmartHome Design & Installation"
"A/V Distribution & Automation"
But how can we imply that the site encompasses residential "Home Theater" & "SmartHome" topics while not singling out the commercial counterparts?