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ResiWeek 299: Interesting Partnerships

Sayonara, Nuvo

Some of us might be knee-deep in InfoComm, but that doesn’t stop the news from showing up. We’ve got some of the latest stories concerning the residential side of the AV industry and with us to get a better look is Chief Content Officer for CE Pro Jason Knott and Director of Marketing for Atlona Garth Lobban.

CEDIA has announced their new Global President and CEO as Daryl Friedman. He has spent more than 30 years in nonprofit leadership roles, and have represented audio professionals for a majority of his career. Both Matt and Jason got to sit down with Daryl, which means we have plenty to discuss about what this means for CEDIA and the industry as a whole going forward.

Legrand is phasing out the Nuvo multiroom audio and loudspeaker brand. It started back in 2002 selling primarily through distribution and was a pioneer in multiroom audio solutions. Without calling it a post-mortem, what were the underlying causes that made Legrand make the decision to bring this brand into the end of life stage? What’s this void going to mean for the audio space in general?

Azione Unlimited and Nationwide Marketing Group have merged to form a “results-driven whole-home platform.” Together the two serve a network of over 450 integrators, 60 vendor partners and over 250 dealers. Is this as an odd and unexpected pairing as Matt might think, or were the pieces in front of us the whole time? Looking at what this means for both companies and how this might affect those integrators and dealers in the industry as this merger continues.

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  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.  
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