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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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Episode 34: Sound United’s Phil Jones Makes IMAX Enhanced Easier to Understand



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 gained appreciation for Phil’s enthusiasm for technology and the way he provides context for how his company’s growing portfolio of products can fit into a person’s lifestyle.

Learn more about Sound United at https://www.soundunited.com/ and check Phil’s training videos at https://www.youtube.com/c/soundunitedtraining/videos

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Episode 33: Sonance’s Ari Supran on Reinventing the Invisible Loudspeaker Category



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 podcast because he really wanted to discuss an impressive new “invisible” style speaker from Sonance that he heard demo’d recently at a local AV integrator’s showroom near his home in the Indianapolis area.

Learn more about Sonance at https://www.sonance.com/

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Episode 32: Alex Capecelatro on the New Josh.ai Nano and Core Products



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with our first second-time guest, Alex Capecelatro, founder and CEO Josh.ai, the natural language voice control system catering to the custom integration channel. The reason for the rare return visit? On the day that this podcast drops, Alex and his team hosted a much ballyhooed virtual Keynote in Los Angeles, where the company’s executive team revealed a pair of new products designed to appeal not only to custom integrators and their clients, but also architects and designers looking for a way to blend residential tech with a more elegant aesthetic.

Learn more about Josh.ai at https://www.josh.ai/

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Episode 31: Heather Sidorowicz on Tech Writing and Purchasing Her Fathers Business



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Heather Sidorowicz, owner of Southtown Audio Video in Hamburg, NY. Sidorowicz, who is also a former CEDIA board member and current contributing writer to Residential Tech Today, discusses the challenging early years of running her tech integration business after purchasing it from her father, where she acquired the proper business acumen to drive innovation within her company, and how those experiences opened the door to become a respected industry writer.

Read Heather Sidorowicz’s latest tech article at https://restechtoday.com/showdown-apple-homepod-mini-vs-amazon-generation-4-echo-dot/

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Episode 30: Michael Heiss is the CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner



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 this year’s CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. As a product and marketing executive at Harman International, Michael was responsible for many breakthrough audio and video products. On the entertainment side of the business he was a promotion manager at NBC and was key to the development of hotel in-room movies and created the first nationwide movie rental service for Beta and VHS cassettes.

Read Michael Heiss’ latest tech article at https://restechtoday.com/apple-launches-homepod-mini/

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