Hands On The Wheel
When Matt gets called out in the first few minutes, you know this is going to be a treat of a show. But we’re not just here to heckle Matt. Call it a 60/40 split between that and providing the latest stories for the residential side of AV. Joining us for the news and roasting is President of Southtown AV Heather Sidorowicz, Software Development Manager for BlackWire Designs Seth Johnson and Managing Partner for bluesalve Avi Rosenthal.
Emerald announces they have appointed Jason C. McGraw responsible for the oversight of CEDIA Expo as well as the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). If you’ve been around this space for a minute, this name might be familiar to you, having led InfoComm and other industry events as VP of exposition for AEM. Other than the potentially obvious ones due to a still ongoing pandemic, what changes could this bring for CEDIA Expo and KBIS? And while we’re talking about it, is KBIS something more integrators should be getting into?
Sonos reports making over $339 million in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2020. In spite of the challenge for manufacturers that is this global pandemic, they have been well above their projected revenue expectations. One of the big factors to them is the custom installation channel. Is this a sign of a upturn for the CI channel and integrators, or is it something of a fluke given that being boxed in our homes for months brought attention to a sorely needed upgrade for theater spaces? Looking at the factors involved and what this means for the custom installation channel.
- Heather Sidorowicz – Southtown AV
- Seth Johnson – BlackWire Designs
- Avi Rosenthal – bluesalve
- Residential Systems – Emerald brings on Jason McGraw for CEDIA Expo and KBIS
- CE Pro – Sonos reports revenue of $339 million in Q4 of 2020