Race to the Bottom
For number 187 of ResiWeek, we have some killer news from the residential side of the AV industry, and some veterans with us to talk about them.
Presidio announces they have invested 75 million dollars to merge 15 different AV companies into Bravas. How long will this super-company last? Looking at the longevity of business mergers like these.
Home security manufacturer Ring has joined the Z-Wave Alliance. What this means for both companies moving forward.
Crestron has rebuilt Home OS3’s design from the ground up, focused on ease of use and fast deployment for integrators. Is it too simple? Discussing the balance of usability, configuration and programming.
- Steven Brawner – ProAudio Georgia
- Tom Devine – AVPro
Links to sources:
- CE Pro – Bravas $75 million mass merger
- AVNation – Ring joins Z-Wave Alliance
- Residential Tech Today – Crestron Home OS 3 app launched
ResiWeek is the residential news and analysis version of AVWeek, AVNation’s longest running program. The weekly program is hosted by Matt D. Scott, owner of Omega Audio Video in London, Ontario. Scott has been involved in the audiovisual industry since he was 17 years old. Matt started servicing houses of worship throughout the Ontario area and moved into residential. Scott has served on the CEDIA board of directors since 2018. His opinions are his own and should not be seen as reflecting or representing those of CEDIA or its board.
Matt is an accomplished lighting designer, audiovisual systems designer, and marketing expert. Scott created the original website for AVNation and continues to direct the marketing and art assets of the organization. Scott is part owner of AVNation Media, Inc and has been involved with the organization since shortly after its creation. Like AVWeek, ResiWeek is modeled after This Week in Tech where the host will read news stories of the week and panelists aim to provide context, analysis, and their opinion on why the stories matter to the residential AV industry. If you would like to be a panelist on ResiWeek, you can email Tim Albright at email@example.com