We’re Smarter Than This!
While Matt would love to be at NAB 2022, we are indebted to deliver the latest news coming out of the residential side of the AV industry. It has nothing to do with him being stranded in Canada. Joining us to discuss the news is Chief Strategist for KMB Communications Katye Mcgregor-Bennett and Managing Partner at bluesalve partners Avi Rosenthal.
HTSA recently held their Spring 2022 Conference in Florida, asking integrators about their plans for growth in a post-pandemic market. Some custom integrators made good growth in spite of the pandemic. How can we maintain that growth as we come out of it, and then further expand? Looking at the custom installation channel as the markets start to shift once more.
You would think that with a title like “It Doesn’t Have To Be Wi-Fi”, we would be discussing the value of wires over wireless solutions. But the references made in the article are to a new power standard in Germany that is connecting homes and buildings in a new way. With the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) standard, German homes have been implementing Ultra Low-Energy (ULE) protocols to integrate devices like lights and intercom systems. As has been said many times, the nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them. Where does ULE and DECT fit within the residential space?
Snap One has announced partnerships with all major CEDIA US buying groups. This list includes Azione, Prosource, HTSN and HTSA. It is a part of their long-term stretegy to assist dealers. Considering how much of a powerhouse Snap One had become just over the last few years it may not come as much of a surprise, but it is still very newsworthy. Is there any downside to his for the AV industry? Looking at what this means for Snap One and the integration community at large.
- Avi Rosenthal – bluesalve partners
- Katye McGregor-Bennett – KMB Communications
- CE Pro – Growing in a post-pandemic market
- Hidden Wires – It Doesn’t Have To Be Wi-Fi
- Residential Systems – Snap One establishes partnerships with all major CEDIA US buying groups