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ResiWeek 326: Afterthought AV

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With so many trade shows coming back to the physical space, it’s getting difficult to find people who aren’t already on their way to shows like Integrated Systems Europe 2022. But that won’t stop our mission to bring you the latest news for the residential side of the industry! Joining us this week is CEDIA’s Senior Vice President of Sucess and Sales Giles Sutton and Producer for AVNation Mitchell Toolen.

We start off talking about growth of adoption for the wireless sound standard WiSA. Due to the rise in employees working from home and generally spending more time indoors, they have expanded within the wireless audio space. They have also marked their interest in display solutions like TVs to integrate with the WiSA standard. Is this move going to help them in the post-pandemic market? Looking at the wireless audio space and what it means for integrators.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association has announced a strategic partnership with the Home Technology Association. With this partnership, NKBA members will have access to HTA’s educational resources. They will also be working together to bring HTA certified integrators together for collaborative opportunities. Will this be a major boon for members? Will it have any impact on the client’s side to have these associations backing up the integrator? Looking at this and other similar certification groups within the AV industry.

Finally we discuss where integrators fall into the construction side of projects with a new “layout” phase. In traditional architecture, electricians have a “boxout” phase to fill in the spots for switches, electrical outlets and light fixtures within the space. It can help translate the drawn plans into the physical space and possibly find issues that were overlooked in that development phase before any of the walls are truly put up. So, why don’t integrators have opportunities like this? The layout phase hopefully is the answer to that, where AV solutions like speakers and displays are thought out beforehand as well. Is this a foor in the door to get our industry to the same professionalism and merit as architects and electricians? Looking at where AV should come into a project while it’s being built.

Host: Matt Scott
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