CEDIA Party Report: URC Rocks CEDIA Expo

Bjørn Jensen 518 Views

Last night URC was bringin’ down the house at the Slippery Noodle in downtown Indianapolis. If you haven’t been to the Slippery Noodle before you’re missing out on a real gem in this city. It’s Indiana’s oldest bar and has won numerous awards in its stellar history. There are blues bars and there are blues bars. This one is at the top of the list.

With two stages rocking out URC definitely picked the right venue for their CEDIA Expo 2012 celebration.

Dan Courville (center) wins the big URC prize from Hank Eisengrein and Cat Toomey during CEDIA Expo 2012. [snapped with a the Panasonic Lumix SZ1, the official camera of the CE Pro Blog Mob at CEDIA Expo 2012]

This invitation-only event, co-sponsored by CE Pro, was packed with CEDIA members and installers from all over the world, even as far away as my home country of South Africa. That lucky guy won a remote courtesy of URC for having traveled the farthest to get to the show. In fact, URC gave away so many prizes ranging from hats and coolers, to remotes and servers/processors, not to mention the allotment of drinks and plenty of food for everybody.

Cat Toomey and Hank Eisengrein were the ringmasters of this circus and gave everybody not only a great off -the-cuff comedy routine, but a chance to win something fantastic. They would ask questions related to URC and whoever yelled out the answer the loudest got an awesome prize.

My favorite was the waterproof MXW-920 remote which at $500 is amazing. They handed out of these in total. At 9:15 they raffled off one of the two DMS-AV’s valued at $1,500. The lucky recipient of this one was Dan Courville, the product manager of the Quebec based company SFM. Dan seemed very pleased with his winning and in true stereotypical Canadian actually ended pretty much every sentence with the word, “Ay”.

All in all, I think the party was a success and everybody left the bar with a feeling they had a great time thanks to URC. How they can top it off next year remains to be seen. Thanks URC!

This article originally appeared in: CEPro.com

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