Beginning to See The Light
Matt has a bit of a cold, which means when he’s not coughing you get the rare slightly sultry lower octave version of him. But whether we have ‘it’s-definitely-not-Covid’ Matt or ‘ready-to-fight-someone-on-Twitter’ Matt, our pledge to gather and discuss the latest news out of the residential side of the AV industry remains unchanged. This week we are joined by Senior Sales Engineer at SurgeX Vince Luciani, Owner of ProAudio Georgia Steven Brawner and recently minted Vice President of Business Development at Origin Acoustics Joe Whitaker.
CEDIA has showcased the findings from their Integrated Home Market Analysis survey. This report has taken the submissions from integrators from August to October of 2021. There are a litany of findings to take, such as an estimated value of $20 billion for the US integrated home market. What can integrators glean from this information to use for their own businesses? What does it say about the lifeblood of the residential space? Picking apart the meanings of these numbers and how it relates to the industry as a whole.
Vantage has formed a strategic alliance with PureEdge Lighting. This will pair Vantage’s customizable lighting controls with the PureEdge’s lighting systems. PureEdge is mainly known for lighting in the architectual space, but this partnership does set a foot in the CI channel. Discussing what it means for bigger brands from the lighting world take a look at what residential has to offer.
Finally we look at a story by Jimmy Pachske, friend of the show and co-worker with Vince at SurgeX about the art and science of power quality. As technology grows and the smart home becomes more integrated, systems become ever reliant on consistent power. That is more than just having a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) in case the power goes out, it means regulating the electricity and ensuring that no one solution is getting too much or too little. What can integrators do to provide their clients with the knowledge that systems like these are important to keeping their devices healthy and safe?
- Joe Whitaker – Origin Acoustics
- Steven Brawner – ProAudio Georgia
- Vince Luciani – SurgeX
- CE Pro – CEDIA’s Integrated Home Market Analysis survey report
- Residential Tech Today – PureEdge & Vantage form strategic lighting alliance
- Residential Systems – The Art and Science of Power Quality