The Start Of A Beautiful Friendship
The “Big Game” may be over, but the news never stops. And we’re here not to talk about football (or football, if you prefer) but instead the latest stories coming out of the residential side of the AV industry. Joining us this week is NETGEAR AV’s Director of SMB Product Marketing John Henkel and Vice President of Business Development for Origin Acoustics Joe Whitaker.
Sony has added four new AV receiver models, the first to feature 8K support. In addition, these receiver are capable of Sony’s own 360 Spatial Sound Mapping. 8K is not a new thing in AV, and even for the residential space. What seems to be the issue is providing content for 4K and even 8K. We discuss both what 8K means for the residential space as well as the spatial audio systems.
We had a small talk about it last week, how Origin Acoustics and NETGEAR have entered a strategic partnership. Particular NETGEAR AV switches and Pro WiFi Access Point solutions are available directly from Origin Acoustics. But rather than discuss it on a theoretical level, we just happen to have someone from both NETGEAR and Origin! With that in mind, we discuss how this partnership came to be and what it means for the residential space moving forward.
This time we sadly don’t have Henry Clifford on for one of his ever-important articles: Experience Is The Best Teacher. Many integrators have their set of rules, but sometimes you need to know when to go off-script. How can we train those within our businesses to know when to make these decisions?
With electric cars making a much larger resurgence in the last decade, EV chargers could be a growing business for integrators. What does the residential space need to know about the field of solar infrastructure?
- Residential Tech Today – Sony’s new series of AV receivers
- CE Pro – Origin Acoustics & NETGEAR AV enter strategic partnership
- Residential Systems – Experience Is The Best Teacher
- CE Pro – Solar carports & the residential space