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Matter Matters

Sounds like things are heating up in the residential side of the AV industry just as everyone else is cooling down. Maybe that’s why Matt is so insistent on calling it a head cold. Joining us this week to look at the latest stories is Executive Edtior of Residential Tech Today Jeremy Glowacki and Owner of TruMedia Amanda Wildman.

Matter 1.0 specification has launched! Matter has been making waves in the internet of things (IoT) space, having most recently been shown off at CEDIA Expo 2022. Tim actually sat down with Z-Wave’s Mitchell Klein to discuss their connection with the standard. What we’re here to discuss is what this will bring for the residential space. Is this the interoperability silver bullet, or just a stepping stone to something greater? Looking at the effects Matter’s certification will have on AV as a whole.

The state of Massachusetts has started to ban the sales of shades made with certain material due to alleged toxic chemicals on fabrics. Said chemicals are flame retardant, and also cover items such as window treatments, bedding, carpeting and upholstered furniture. While you could ask if repelling flames is a feature that any clients specifically ask for, the question that echoes a sentiment in this week’s AVWeek concerning digital signage restrictions is how are integrators being represented here?

Access Networks has launching a new service to streamline the deployment of their networking solutions. These pre-configured networking systems are known as Basic Configuration Services, finding the space between standard networks and more advanced systems according to VP of Managed Services Bryce Nordstrand. As more remote workers start to seek enterprise-grade solutions for their networks in the home space, how will this affect integrators?

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