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May 11, 2021 34 min
In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Patrick Gall, head of channel development for Orro, a relatively new smart switch brand looking to tackle middle market. The last time they saw each other in person was two years ago at Fenway Park in Boston, when PG was helping develop the custom integration channel for the Sonos audio brand. Orro is a very stylish product with a lot of potential f...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Tony Grimani who was on holiday with his wife and young son in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tony was one of Jeremy’s favorite columnists during his days as editor at Residential Systems magazine. He wrote broadly about the home theater category, which was apt, given his career at Dolby and Lucasfilm THX, and as owner of a theater design firm called PMI ...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Ron Wanless from Bend, Oregon, where he is president of Technology Design Associates. Wanless is a respected custom integrator running multiple branch locations in Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon. Ever since they worked together on an industry committee many years ago, Jeremy has been impressed with his Ron’s business acumen and insig...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Stefan Eriksson, chief marketing officer for Konftel, an innovator in video conferencing technology since 1988. The Swedish company recently introduced a new business-class webcam called the Cam10, which was designed specifically for hybrid work environments. As we all know, Covid-19 has made all of us more dependent on video conferencing, and a gre...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Gordon van Zuiden, the founder of cyberManor, a Los Gatos, CA-based custom integration company. Jeremy gave Gordon his first writing outlet as a columnist for Residential Systems magazine, where he continues to cover the latest tech developments and smart home product trends. His company also recently opened its New Home Technology showroom, an actu...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Thar Casey, the CEO, president, and founder of Amber Solutions. Casey is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a track record of launching disruptive technologies. His latest venture is creating patented technologies for digital control of electricity in solid-state architecture. The solid-state control of electricity changes the rules of the game for ...
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  In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Michael Heiss, his good friend Matt D. Scott. Matt is the president of OMEGA Audio Video in London, Ontario, Canada, and host of the Resi Week podcast on the AV Nation network. AV Nation was acquired, recently, by Conference Technologies Inc., a communications technology solutions provider for AVIT Integration, Broadcast, and Events. Matt, along w...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Michael Heiss, a Los Angeles-based contributing editor to Residential Tech Today, former audio and video product and marketing executive, and most recent CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Michael joins us from his home in Los Angeles to talk about his most recent articles on the latest smart home products and technologies, and how soon you’ll...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki welcomes John Clancy, the VP of Residential at Crestron for the past five years. Prior to joining Crestron, John spent 22 years at Audio Command Systems, a custom integration company in Westbury, NY, where he held almost every job. In addition to learning more about John’s background (not including his stint in the U.S. Marines, which he failed to mention unti...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki welcomes Immersive Gym founder Charles Pearce and CEDIA’s senior director of strategic partnerships Ian Bryant. Ian is now in charge of CEDIA Propel, an affinity program designed to connect CEDIA members to new brands and products, such as Immersive Gym, in emerging categories like wellness tech, health and fitness tech and more. Immersive Gym combines large v...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki reminisces with long-time friend Frank Sterns about great sushi dining moments, an amazing dealer event in the Vancouver Islands, the origin story of Jeremy’s home theater, and even Sterns’ brief tenure as a wine label owner in Napa Valley. Sterns also offers insight into his new role as president of Sound United’s Polk Audio and Definitive Technology brands a...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by two members of the Access Networks executive team, Hagai Feiner and Bryce Nordstrand. Access Networks was founded 17 years ago to focus exclusively on helping custom integrators create the highest quality network solutions for their homeowner clients. Hagai recently passed the CEO baton to Bryce, an eight-year company veteran, after a year of prep...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Amanda Wildman, co-owner of TruMedia, a custom integration firm located in Ada, MI. Amanda and her husband Ponch founded their company in 2003, but Amanda might be the more “industry famous” of the two of them, thanks to her passionate dedication to the CEDIA Cabling and Infrastructure Testing Certification commission and her role on the board of di...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Jim Garrett, senior director of product strategy and planning for Luxury Audio at HARMAN, the company probably best known in the world of consumer electronics for its JBL brand. To celebrate JBL’s 75th anniversary, the company has introduced throw-back speaker and integrated amplifier designs that both have modern technology twists, as well as new a...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Jamie Briesemeister, CEO and co-founder of Integration Controls, a 16-year-old custom integration company in St. Louis, MO. In 2005, the Residential Tech Today contributing writer and CEDIA Board member shifted careers from speech-language pathology to home automation. She says that working with children with language delays and disorders has helped...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with John Heyman, CEO of SnapAV, a company that has become a major force in the professional, residential, technology business since it was founded in 2005. A distributor or manufacturer of nearly every tech product category that goes into a smart home, the company made its biggest splash a year ago with its merger with the home automation brand Control4...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Tony Ostrom, the president of WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association comprised of nearly 80 consumer electronics brands and founded by Summit Wireless Technologies. Due to heightened interest in a home cinema experience, especially during a time when people are staying at home more, the Association is driving collaborative marketing effort...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Bjorn Jensen, the CEO of WhyReboot, a South Florida-based company that specializes in creating commercial-grade networks for residential, commercial, and luxury marine environments. With so much stress being put on computer networks in our current environment of virtual meetings, online learning, and streaming home entertainment, it seemed like a gr...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Phil Jones, director of global training for Sound United, the parent company of audio brands: Denon, Marantz, Polk, Definitive Technology, HEOS, Boston Acoustics, Classe, and the recently acquired Bowers & Wilkins. Phil and Jeremy first connected during Sound United’s inaugural dealer conference a few years ago in New Orleans, where Jeremy gaine...
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In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Ari Supran, CEO of Sonance, iPort, and James Loudspeaker in San Clemente, CA. Jeremy and Ari have known each other for more than 15 years, going back to Ari’s days at Lutron. They’re both New York Yankees and Georgia Bulldogs fans, which is a pretty rare sports combination. Despite the temptation to do so, Jeremy doesn’t turn this into a sports podc...
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