A Really Big Shoe
It’s time to get the latest news and stories for the residential AV space. And considering we just got off of a huge international trade show, we’ve got plenty to go around! Joining us this week is Amanda Wildman from TruMedia Home, Alex Capecelatro from Josh.ai and Mark Feinberg of Home Theater Advisors.
Speaking of huge international trade shows, Integrated Systems Europe 2024 was just last week! We have a whole host of videos and articles popping up about the experience of the show, including Tim Albright’s own log. The show celebrated 20 years with big records broken, from overall attendee count to single-day visitors. Alex and Amanda were in Barcelona for the show, so we get their experience and what integrators should take from the news coming out of ISE 2024.
CEDIA’s NextGen Smart Home Career Toolkit aims to bridge the gap in the AV workforce. CEDIA’s own market analysis in 2023 showcased the effects that labor shortages had on the industry, driving the need for tools like this to drive interest in AV as a career. How can we show that this space has a career track like other verticals?
Apple is rumored to be working on an overhaul of their smart home platform homeOS. They have some precedence in the field with their original HomeKit platform and even the HomePod speaker back in 2018, but this is their potential jump into the race. The easy question is, will it work? Apple has brand loyalty (read: cultists), but is that enough to have a mainstay in the market?
- AVNation – ISE 2024 Breaks Records for 20th Anniversary
- Residential Systems – Bridging The Workforce Gap
- CE Pro – Apple homeOS Might Be Getting Into Smart Home (Again)