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Episode 51: Tony Grimani’s Path from Dolby to THX to Home Theater Design



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 as well as an acoustic materials brand called MSR Acoustics and his own high-performance home theater loudspeaker brand, Grimani Systems.

Learn more about PMI at pmiltd.com

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Episode 50: How Ron Wanless Manages Multiple Locations



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 insights. Missing the chance to meet up in person for the past year, they used the podcast to catch up about tech observations, favorite product categories, and advice about how to effectively manage multiple locations of a custom integration company.

Learn more about Technology Design Associates at techdesignassociates.com.

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Episode 49: Webcam Tech with Konftel’s Stefan Eriksson



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 great web camera is essential, but the company is also a bit of a pioneer in audio conferencing technology. It’s a category that will be of interest to anyone in the classroom or boardroom tech space as well as any work-from-home professional.

Learn more about Konftel at konftel.com.

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Episode 48: Gordon van Zuiden on cyberManor’s New Home Technology Demo Space



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 actual house loaded with all of the latest tech, but in a way that any member of the household can understand.

Learn more about cyberManor at cyberManor.com.\

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Episode 47: Thar Casey on Amber Solutions’ Solid-State Control of Electricity



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 everything – security and control systems, circuit breakers, dimmer switches, outlets, and even appliances. The resulting products could offer breakthroughs for increased safety and reliability within electrical infrastructure, widespread and endpoint-specific energy monitoring, and greatly expanded Internet of Things (IoT) integration. All of this functionality arises from the ability to install solid-state solutions built in the existing walls of buildings.

Learn more about Amber Solutions at ambersi.com.

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Episode 46: Matt D. Scott on Balancing an Integration Business and Podcasting



 

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 with one of his four business partners, Tim Albright, had been co-owners of AV Nation, and remain two of Jeremy’s podcast role models and mentors. Matt and Jeremy talk about the podcast acquisition, Matt’s experience in the house of worse AV tech integration business, and how he moved into residential work.

Check out AV Nation at avnation.tv or learn more about OMEGA at omegaaudiovideo.com

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Episode 45: Michael Heiss Returns to Talk About Tech He Wished He had Thought of



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 need to replace your current 4K TV with a model featuring miniLEDs.

Read Michael Heiss’ latest tech article at https://restechtoday.com/ces-2021-reflecting-back-on-video-audio-and-connectivity-tech-trends/

Learn more about the recycling product mentioned in the podcast at lassoloop.com.

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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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