Slow & Steady
If you’re keen to march right up to our door, I’m afraid all we have to offer is the latest news coming out of the residential side of the AV industry. We’ve also got CEO of OneFirefly Ron Callis, Highly Accomplished Leader in the IoT Industry & Managing Partner at bluesalve Partners Avi Rosenthal, and Executive Editor for Residential Tech Today Jeremy Glowacki joining us as we tackle the stories surrounding the residential space.
It has been all but confirmed that Google has a new Nest Smart Speaker on the way. It is roughly estimated to by 6 by 9 inches, and replacing the current Google Home speaker. Smart speakers have made a mainstream kick for smart home technologies and other solutions, but they still are more of a jack-of-all-trades device when compared to specialized solutions. Where does this fit in our market? And although the client has the final say, is there a way that integrators can point their customers to better suited products for things like audio streaming?
Speaking of well-known brands, Hunter Douglas is one of the top manufacturers in all things blinds and shades. They have recently announced two new premium solutions for automated shade installations, Powerview+ and PowerView AC Systems. What this means for our industry as Hunter Douglas gets farther into our vertical. Also, it’s an excuse to talk about shades, which is one of Matt’s favorite things to do.
- CE Pro – Google to have new Nest Smart Speaker in production
- Residential Tech Today – Hunter Douglas launches PowerView+ for automated shades