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ResiWeek 241: Virtually Impossible

The Jetson Future of 2002

CEDIA Expo Virtual is in full swing! Does that mean the news stops? Au contraire, listeners. If anything, that means we have more to talk about. So it’s fortunate we have a wonderful round table to discuss the topics with. Joining us is Education and Training Manager for AVPro Edge Jason Dustal, Executive Director for the Z-Wave Alliance (And CEDIA Lifetime Award recipient) Mitchell Klein, and owner of Thoughtful Integrations as well as host of the Thoughtful Integrations Show Joe Whitaker.

As mentioned, CEDIA Expo 2020 has gone virtual. Basically every show that had a physical presence has done the same in 2020, and could stretch out past the early parts of 2021 as indicated by CES’ decision to go virtual. With that in mind, what are the steps to getting the best out of your virtual trade show experience? And when this is over, and it will be over someday, will the virtual part remain in some fashion? Discussing the future of trade shows and how to make the current ones a worthwhile endeavor.

Ring smart doorbells are going to be integrating with Lutron’s Caséta. Users can set lights to activate when the Ring doorbell detect motion and more. Is this the stepping stone between entry level DIY solutions and smart home automation that integrators have been looking for? We also discuss Ring’s advancement in the AV space and where the company might be headed.

 

Host: Matt Scott
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  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.
  • The seminar from Ring’s CEO mentioned can be found here.  
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