Know Your Limitations
July is here to give us plenty of heat and plenty of news for the residential space. We are joined by Vice President of Education and Training for CEDIA (as well as #12 on the Pro AV Power List of most influential people in our industry) Samantha Ventura and President of Home Theater Advisors Mark Feinberg as we tackle the latest news coming out of the residential side of the AV industry.
First we take mention to Richard Ventura formerly of NEC who has been appointed by Sony as their vice president for B2B marketing communications strategies. We actually got to sit down with Richard and talk at length about his first week and new position on an AVNation Special. Best of luck to him.
Nortek is shipping an ELAN IP-enabled audio distribution system using Dante audio technology. This isn’t the first time that Audinate’s Dante has made its way into the residential side of audio solutions, but this is something usually meant for the commercial side of AV. we discuss what this means for the industry and why integrators should be looking into this software.
NETGEAR announces their advanced cyber protection software NETGEAR Armor is available for Wi-Fi 6 routers. Cybersecurity is a topic that has come up many times in both this show as well as AVWeek and IT AV. Why integrators need to know about cybersecurity and how to protect you and your clients.
Matt had the chance to check out the Sonos ARC sound bar, which means we get to talk about it. However, there’s also the elephant in the room that is Sonos laying off 12% of their global employees due to COVID-19, so we also discuss what this means for our industry as we enter the fourth month of this pandemic.
- Residential Systems – Rich Ventura joins Sony
- Residential Tech Today – Nortek’s ELAN-IP audio distribution with Dante
- HiddenWires – NETGEAR bolsters cybersecurity with NEATGEAR Armor for Wi-Fi 6
- CNBC – Sonos cuts 12% of employees amidst COVID-19