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Daily Download March 7, 2019

Amazon allows smart cameras and doorbells to connect with Alexa. How integrators can stand out as Amazon moves into the AV space.

IT AV 27 slate

IT AV 27: Alexa Network

Amazon acquires Eero, Qualcomm has new 5G chips, and keeping your systems secure from cyber attacks.

AVWeek 386 slate

AVWeek 386: Thank You, Tyrone

The impact of CES on commercial AV, what it takes to have better cyber security, HDMI on a network switch, and Samsung plays ball with everybody.

AVWeek 371 slate

AVWeek 371: Branch Q

Amazon becomes even more of an AV company, discussing what makes an AV system “mission critical”, and what it takes to be a global AV provider.

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ResiWeek 138: 5G Disruption

Amazon releases new products, looking at the 5G panel discussion from CEDIA, and predicting next year’s CEDIA.

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Daily Download June 7, 2018

When Amazon becomes your distributor

ResiWeek 115: In February of this year Amazon purchased Ring for a reported $1 billion. Recently the online retailer dropped the price of the first generation doorbell to below what residential audiovisual dealers can buy them through distribution. Our discussion today focuses on what this move, and Amazon in general, will do to the dealer/distributor relationship.

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ResiWeek 115 slate

Resiweek: 115: I will survive

Overcoming the hazards of mergers and acquisitions

Amazon bought Ring for $1 billion. Now they have dropped the price on the last generation of products, but other distributors have not. We discuss when will Amazon become your distributor. CEDIA purchases a traveling trade and education show for residential dealers. Our panel debates what happens when the acquiring company no longer supports a legacy product.

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