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AVbites: Thanksgiving meals and family traditions


Friends gather to share stories of their favorite thanksgiving feasts, recipes, traditions, memories, and kitchen mishaps, as well as their time-tested tips for a great holiday. From prep times and ingredients, turkey and ham, to sides, desserts, and beverages, we cover it all in this episode, another in the AVFoodies Detour Series. Guests include Gina Sansivero, Chuck Espinoza, Jayson Savage, Christa Bender, Robert Keeler, Alison Maxson, and Dave Pedigo, with Katye McGregor Bennett and Vijita U.G. co-hosting.

AVbites: Craft beer and good cheer


🍺 Join us for another installment of our AV Foodies Diversion Series, where we discuss some of our favorite craft beer and the breweries behind them, the virtues of logging your brew experiences on Untapped and nitro, and, of course, we weave in a little coffee talk, too. Breweries mentioned include Modern Times, Dos Desperados, Dogfish Head, and more. Guest include Christa Bender, Shawn Tobin, Jonathan Brawn, Mike Gatopoulus, and Erica Williams. Vijita U.G. joins again as co-host.

Unpacking a CEDIA Award-winning project: Best Home Cinema Level II by Thoughtful Integrations


When a custom home builder in Dallas, TX needed a high-performance home theater installed into a luxury show home in less than a month, he contacted Thoughtful Integrations, a tech integration firm well-versed in the process. Whereas home theaters with all the bells and whistles typically take several months to design, engineer, install, and calibrate, this one was done in a matter of weeks and with award-winning results. Tune-in to learn how they created a room that accommodates all ages and interests, including sports, movies, gaming, music, or any other entertainment choice. Brands mentioned include Rayva, Anthem, Triad, Sony, Kaleidescape, Control4, Screen Innovations, Jaymar, D-Box, Dolby, ISF, CEDIA, HTA, and builder J.Anthony Homes.

Unpacking Josh.ai’s big reveal — Meet Nano, Core, and more!

Josh.ai CEO Alex Capecelatro shares details about Nano, the world's first Architectural Microphone, and Josh Core, an elegantly designed server that acts as the central brain for this truly remarkable voice-automated home technology ecosystem. This changes the voice control and automation game entirely and offers a fun way to interact with your home, in a manner that's safe, secure, and maintains your privacy. Tune in to learn about this fascinating new tech offering.

Feel Good Fare: Kicks for Kids Kickoff; AV industry fundraising for children’s shoes


Feel good fodder: As families across the nation struggle with economic hardship, the holidays can be particularly difficult. To help make the holidays a little brighter, Access Networks is spearheading a fundraiser being facilitated by The Boys & Girls Club to provide children across the country with a pair of brand-new Nike shoes. There's a fundraising goal of 1,000 pairs of shoes between now and the end of December. That's a small sum to bring a big smile to someone in need, so, let's DO this, everyone! Bryce Nordstrand, CSO, shares details in this quick 'cast. Please, download, listen, and share. Thanks for your support!

#AVtweeps #AVGivesBack @AccessNetworks @katyemcgregor @Nike @BGCA_Clubs #HolidayCheer

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