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ResiWeek 280: Matter Matters

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Four guests, five lines of audio and video to govern. What could possibly go wrong, besides our editor’s sanity? In any case, we’re here to discuss the latest news coming out of the residential side of the AV industry. Joining us this week is Z-Wave’s Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships Mitchell Klein, Director of Customer Success & Integration for Building 36 Technologies Mariusz Malkowski, CEDIA’s Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships Ian Bryant and CEO & “Boss Lady” of Integration Controls Jamie Breisemeister.

The smart home partnership CHIP comprised of manufacturers from Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung and more have rebranded into Matter. So what exactly is Matter? And not the atoms and compounds that make up literally everything. We get into the details of interoperability, standards and connected solutions over IP to truly understand what’s going on with Matter.

Last week we discussed a small amount of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) for 2021, which included the news that Apple would be allowing Siri to be used in third-party solutions. And since we have a couple of people in the interoperability space at the moment, why not dive deeper into this topic? What does this mean for Apple to turn in this direction and play with other developers? Could it be the start of a new line or just a one-off situation? Looking at what this new frontier means for integrators moving forward.

According to a report from Accenture, 83% of employees are in favor of a hybrid work model along with other stats shedding light on the feelings of returning to the office. However, we’ve also got a report that upwards of 40% of the workforce is not content with their current job and want to quit. Is Matt right in that this is some millennial thing and we should get off his lawn, or is this the rumblings of something deeper in connection with the year that was 2020? Probably more likely the latter, but we still discuss the changing shape of the workplace moving forward.

Host: Matt Scott
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