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ResiWeek 389: All The Cats

Just Add (More Cats)

We’re back with another look at the latest news and information for the residential side of the AV industry. Joining us is Emmy Award winning NETGEAR Director of Product Marketing John Henkel, and “The Dude” from Just Add Power who should win some kind of award for his illustrious hair Taft Stricklin.

CEDIA Expo is just two months away, and they have announced the return of the Launchpad for CEDIA Expo 2023. This is a Shark Tank/Dragon’s Den tech starter competition for first-time exhibitors to the show. These companies have a chance at a cash prize, which is exciting, but equally exciting is the potential for new innovations within the AV space. We discuss what a spot like this means for the industry and what integrators should be looking for in the way of emerging technologies.

Cable manufacturer Kordz has released a comprehensive article all about the pros and cons of various networking cables. The guide looks to assist integrators in choosing the correct network cable for their project. There are specific instances where bigger numbers don’t necessarily equate to a better performance. What integrators should know about network cables, especially from some guys who know a lot about AV over IP systems.

Airzone adds Lutron integration for residential applications. Airzone works in intelligent HVAC control solutions, and now users will be able to control those system’s with Lutron’s Homeworks home automation system. We discuss what this means for both companies moving forward.

Lowell Manufacturing is welcoming in the third generation of the family business. Sometimes a business only goes as long as that initial owner, unless you have situations like this. We discuss providing a lasting legacy for your business and what it means for the company to take on a life of its own.

Host: Matt Scott
Links to sources: Notes:
  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.


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