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Turning lemons into lemonade, what to do now during these unprecedented times

There's a lot of uncertainty out in the world right now but the custom AV integration community is perfectly poised to serve as an important resource for homeowners and WFH professionals, now more than ever. We discuss what the community is experiencing and ways to approach clients with the right solutions, and those needed most right now. Networking, voice control, music & movies, and ways to stay sane, serve clients, and rise above are all part of the conversation but you've truly got to plug in and take it all in to get all the insights. COVID-19 and Coronavirus will pass, this episode prepares you for what's happening now and next. This one's long but well worth your time (lots of levity here!). Download and tune-in, as we discuss Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

Mike Blackman & Katye talk ISE 2020: What not to miss & where the best eateries are

In this now annual conversation about all things ISE, Mike & Katye talk about the show but also host city Amsterdam and where to get a great meal or enjoy craft beer, whiskey, wine. Download and tune-in this is a fun one!

Design+Tech Talk: Hosts from KBTalks, CEDIA Podcast, AVTT, Connecting Tech + Design and a couple AV integrators got together at CEDIA Expo to share what caught their eye and trends they’re following

Special mashup show combining CEDIA Podcast hosts Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe, KB Talks substitute-host Molly Switzer, AV Trade Talk and Connecting Tech + Design host Katye (McGregor) Bennett, with special guests integrators Joe Whitaker of Thoughtful Integrations and Gordon Van Zuiden of cyberManor talking connected homes, energy management, human centric lighting, security, AI, machine learning, and how it's all coming together in the modern home by way of tech integrators, interior designers, architects, and adjacent trades. Download, tune-in, and listen! #avtweeps #cediaexpo #kmbpodcasts @CEDIA @CEDIAExpo @KMBTalks @NKBA @ConnectingTandD @AVTradeTalk

AV Trade Talk: Getting True Dolby Atmos and 4K content with the best possible audio-video performance at home. A talk with Cortex VIP Cinemas, Zappiti, and Torus Power

Three AV brands share how they maximize the home entertainment experience by delivering true Dolby Atmos, 4K viewing, and pristine audio-video. They also talk about the art of the demo and some of the unique nuances one experiences at a trade show. It's all about the experience! Hear thoughts on new tech coming to market, new categories, and recent and upcoming product introductions. If you're a part of the CEDIA community (or a fan of it), tune-in! This is a compelling conversation about some fun and foundational residential tech.

AV Trade Talk: What CEDIA Expo Attendees Are Excited to See & What Exhibitors are Showcasing.

CEDIA Expo Mashup: Residential tech integration and interior design attendees of CEDIA Expo 2019 share what they're going to see, learn about, what's got their attention, and what trends they're following, and several exhibitors chime in with what they're introducing, showcasing, or teaching while there. Guests include: Anthony Chrisostomo of Home Theater of Long Island, Camilla Ballario of Leon Speakers, Dawn DeLuca of Dawn DeLuca on Design, Gina Sansivero of AtlasIED/MiTek, Gordon van Zuiden of cyberManor, Heather Sidorowicz of Southtown AV, Jamie Briesemeister of Integration Controls, Joe Whitaker of Thoughtful Integrations, Josh Christian of the HTA, Kevin Main of Torus Power, Mark Cichowski of Clarity AV and the CEDIA Tech Summits, Mike Restrepo of Restrepo Innovations, Mitch Klein of the z-Wave Alliance and 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Ryan Herd of One Sound Choice and Caregiver Smart Solutions, Steve Haas, of SH Acoustics, SteveEvanitsky of Cortex VIP Cinemas, Todd Anthony Puma of The Source Home Theater, and Will Meenan of Zappiti, with commentary by host Katye McGregor Bennett. After CEDIA Expo we'll regroup, together, to see what was indeed hot, what was not, and what the next big thing will be. Download, tune-in, and enjoy! #avtweeps #cediaexpo #kmbpodcasts @CEDIA @CEDIAExpo

AV Trade Talk: Cortex VIP Systems @ CEDIA Expo

Cortex VIP Cinemas exclusively sells and is a worldwide distributor of Dolby Laboratories’ professional cinema products for home use. In this episode, Co-Founders Steve Evanitsky and John Russel share what that means and how the company will demonstrate the revolutionary Dolby CP850-C Audio Processor as part of a Sound Room experience utilizing Pro Audio Technology speakers and components during CEDIA Expo 2019. Designed by the engineers at Dolby Laboratories, the CP850-C Audio Processor embodies the same hardware and software components utilized by commercial theaters across the globe and SR-6 is the only place on the CEDIA Expo show floor to experience it. Download, tune-in, and enjoy! #avtweeps #cediaexpo #kmbpodcasts @CortexVIP @CEDIA @CEDIAExpo

AV Trade Talk: Hero Labs and the Sonic Water Leak Detection System

More than just a water leak detection system, Hero Labs' Sonic learns a home's water usage behavior patterns and charts where water is used, therefore enabling homeowners not only the peace of mind that leaks won't go undetected but that they know how their usage breaks down each month in terms of cost and waste. Fascinating, innovative, and just plain cool, listen in to learn how this new product is coming to market and how CEDIA Expo attendees can get involved with Hero. Download, tune-in, and enjoy! #avtweeps #cediaexpo #kmbpodcasts @WeAreHeroLabs @CEDIA @CEDIAExpo

AV Trade Talk: Big screen experiences in every room of the home and outdoors, too. A chat with Blake Vackar of Screen Innovations

Getting the big screen experience at home while maintaining a clean, contemporary aesthetic in the home (and outdoors, too) has never been easier or more impressive. Blake Vackar of Screen Innovations shares what's new with screen and projector offerings as alternatives to TVs and how to get the best viewing experience possible. If you've ever met him or heard Blake talk you know he's not only the most passionate advocate for the big screen experience and a great educator, but a ton of fun to listen to and learn from. This episode is packed with design ideas, sales tips, and new product updates from leading brands like @Sony, @EpsonAmerica, @OptomaUSA, @StewartFilmscrn, @CEDIA, @CEDIAExpo. #avtweeps #tech #podcast #avtt @katyemcgregor

AV Trade Talk: IoT and Wellness Tech, what you need to know. A chat with Mike Maniscalco.

As a tech and IoT expert as well as a father of a young son living with Type-1 Diabetes, Mike Maniscalco founded Better Living Technologies to ease the burden of chronic disease management through better visibility and insights into health data. In this special episode Mike shares how he's leveraging his smart home tech integration expertise to help caregivers reduce stress and anxiety while at the same time, gain a better understanding of disease trends through new Type-1 Diabetes tech that's allowing CGM and pump data to be more accessible and insightful by distributing information across interfaces patients and caregivers use in their everyday lives including smartwatches, phone, personal computers, Alexa and even Diabetes mood lights that change color with blood sugars. Tune-in, download, and listen, this is a very insightful and important talk for anyone in the wellness or wellness tech field, the AV industry, or whose lives are touched by Type-1 Diabetes or that serve as a caregiver. Learn more at www.betterlivingtech.net and follow @gtscalco to stay up to speed on developments. #avtweeps @katyemcgregor #avtt #podcast @CEDIA #tech #t1d

AV Trade Talk: Meet John Greene of New Era

New Era Technology VP of Sales & Marketing John Greene shares details of the winding road that ultimately led him to the audio-visual trade as well as some of the fun that took place during InfoComm 2019 and the now-annual event known as #AvRaoke (including an apology to Cory Schaeffer of QSC for his early departure). John also shares thoughts on ways tech integration firms and architects & interior designers can work better together (amen!). Many thanks and huge hugs to Starin Marketing and Chris Neto for inviting us to be part of BASE CAMP at InfoComm19 where indie podcasts like AV Trade Talk were provided a station to record episodes like this one.