Waiting For Godot
Whether you’re at the office, on the job or on the side of the road, we are here to give you the latest news coming out of the residential side of the AV industry. Joining us this week is Chief Content Officer for CE Pro Jason Knott and Owner of TruMedia Home Amanda Wildman. Ponch Wildman, Co-Owner of TruMedia Home is also here in the background, but more so in a Greek chorus situation.
ADI will be unifying their pro AV products distribution offerings under the ADI Global Distribution brand. That means that Herman Pro AV will be integrated into this chain as per their acquisition of the brand in 2021. It sounds standard that a copmany after being acquired would get rolled into the parent company, but it finds integrators in an interesting place in the residential space. Will this make it easier for those integrators to utilize these solutions? Looking at what this means for residential integrators moving forward.
Inventory management software Tracknicity is integrating with D-Tools. D-Tools SI (System Integrator) software is a staple of integrators, allowing for teams to efficiently quote projects and manage inventory levels. In the same vein, Tracknicity is made for stock and inventory management. With the supply chain shortages in full effect, more integrators are simply unable to rely on “just in time” solutions and instead need to have a stable of products ready for a project.
Finally, we look at the HyFlex working spaces. Even though the pandemic seems hopeful in winding down and many workers are returning to the office, remote and hybrid working will be staying in some capacity. How is this switch going to affect the working world, and what does it mean for integrators when clients want to make sure their home offices are ready to go?
- Residential Systems – ADI unites Herman Pro AV under ADI Global Distribution brand
- CE Pro – D-Tools integrates with Tracknicity inventory management software
- Residential Tech Today – HyFlex workspaces for a hybrid workforce