Curators Of Presence
While Peter’s got the glow and depth of field of a film production, Seth joins us from the void beyond. Regardless where you are, it’s time to take a look at what’s coming out of the residential side of the AV industry and discuss the ramifications with some professionals within the space. Joining us today is Partner at HTE Peter Aylett and Software Development Manager for BlackWire Designs Seth Johnson.
Unified communications manufacturer EPOS released their “Understanding Sound Experience 2021 Report” examining the audio experience for those working from home. The study detailed common audio issues from background noise, interference and their effects on those remote workers. For many people in the industry, this is preaching to the choir. We know that good audio can make or break meeetings, lectures, and so on. How can we impart this importance, dare we say evangelize (to keep the metaphor going) of having good audio to our customers and clientele?
Control4’s OS 3.2.2 software update has added full support for OvrC remote equipment management for Control4 controllers. Rather than get on the discussion of why it is “Oversee” instead of “Overseer”, we discuss what this could mean for integrators and the use of proactive maintenance versus reactive fixes.
Hot off the presses of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has announced that HomeKit accessory makers will be able to integrate the Siri voice assistant for their products. This will be routed through a HomePod to those connected devices on the network. We talk about what this means for Apple in terms of security and what places could use voice assistant solutions.
- Peter Aylett – HTE
- Seth Johnson – BlackWire Designs
- CE Pro – Quality of audio effects measured in EPOS study
- Residential Tech Today – Control4 OS 3.2.2 allows integration with OvrC
- The Verge – Apple allows Siri for third-party use