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Episode 44: John Clancy on the Crestron Home 3.4 Update



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 until after the interview), the conversation centers the Crestron Home platform, in particular what has been added after an extensive 3.4 update.

Learn more about Crestron Home at https://www.crestron.com/Products/Market-Solutions/Crestron-Home

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Episode 43: Immersive Gym Expands Fitness Tech Opportunities



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 video screens, short-throw video projection, surround sound, and exercise equipment to create a workout studio like you’ve never experienced before.

Learn more about Immersive Gym and CEDIA Propel at https://restechtoday.com/cedia-propel-emerging-tech-brands-categories/ and https://www.immersivegymco.com/

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Episode 42: Frank Sterns on His New Role as President of Polk and Definitive Technology



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 as well as his successful stints at Sony and Niles Audio.

Learn more about Sound United at https://www.soundunited.com/

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Episode 41: Hagai & Bryce Discuss Access Networks Executive Changes and New Tech



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 preparation. Hagai remains president of the company but is already broadening his horizons into some cool new adventures, and Bryce hasn’t wasted any time making a mark in his new role with the launch of a new offering called ARCC.

Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern home | Learn more about Access Networks at https://www.accessnetworks.com/

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Episode 40: Amanda Wildman Talks Cabling and Infrastructure Testing Certification



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 directors over the past year. This discussion focuses on Wildman’s insights on smart home industry trends, the story of what drew her toward a career in tech, and what you should know about the newest CEDIA certification exam.

Learn more about TruMedia at http://www.trumediahome.com/
Contact Amanda Wildman at awildman@trumediahome.com
Check out Josh.ai’s Emerging Trends 2021 Panel at https://youtu.be/MkOjcXLn4d8

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Episode 39: Harman’s Jim Garrett Unveils JBL’s 75th Anniversary Audio Products



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 additions to the high-end JBL Synthesis family of speakers.

Learn more about Harman Luxury Audio at https://www.harmanluxuryaudio.com/

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Episode 38: Jamie Briesemeister Applies Speech-Language Pathology Lessons to Home Tech



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 in current role as a home technology provider when determining what your clients want or need when they don’t have words to explain for it.

Learn more about Integration Controls at https://integrationcontrols.com/.

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Episode 37: SnapAV CEO John Heyman Says Current Tech Trends are Here to Stay



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, which prior to that, was already becoming a bit of a juggernaut through various acquisitions. Heyman believes that the growing connectivity needs of homeowners will continue to increase even beyond the global pandemic.

Learn more about SnapAV at SnapAV.com

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Episode 36: WiSA’s Tony Ostrom on Bringing Immersive Wireless Audio to Home Cinema



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 efforts for its members by expanding into a more consumer-facing role.

Learn more about WiSA at https://www.wisaassociation.org/.

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Episode 35: WhyReboot’s Bjorn Jensen on Creating a Robust Home Network



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 great time to check in with someone who really knows how the network backbone of a home or business can be kept running efficiently and free from cyberattacks.

Learn more about WhyReboot at https://whyreboot.com/

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