Walt and Ed once again dig into the world of delivering clean, surge-free power to the integrated home. What’s the latest UPS technology? How are best practices developing? And what should an integrator avoid? Our guests are Nyron Kahrim from Middle Atlantic/Legrand, and Vince Luciani and Jimmy Paschke from SurgeX.
The CEB28 HDMI System Design and Verification and CEB22 Audio Design best practice guidelines are nearing completion with the ongoing efforts of CEDIA/CTA R10 Working Group. CEDIA’s Senior Director of Technology and Standards (and podcast co-host) Walt Zerbe is a big part of that effort, as are Technical Research Consultant David Meyer and CEDIA Board Member Peter Aylett (HTE). Here’s a progress report.
Mitch Reitman of the Reitman Group – regular contributor to the CE Pro family of publications – walks us through changes in small-business stimulus, and some pitfalls you need beware of.
As Grandcare’s Laura Mitchell tells us, “With COVID19 we have just seen aging and senior housing turned on its head with social isolation, lack of healthcare workers, and the fear of hospitals. We are inundated with calls and requests for the video chat, telehealth capabilities, and activity monitoring.” Mitchell joins us to talk about the state of the post-COVID aging industry and best practices to stay safe.
How do you change products or services to fit a lockdown situation or match your client’s comfort level? Can you do that even without having techs in the house? Pete Trauth (Nirvana Home Entertainment), Mike Ranpura (Smart Life AV), and Mike McMaster (Wilshire Media Systems) have all been working on solutions to that problem. Peter Aylett (HTE), meanwhile, has some ideas about business opportunities created by this pandemic that he offered on a recent CEDIA webinar.
Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO Mental Health America joins us to speak about mental health as it relates to the small business owner (and their employees) during this pandemic. What are good coping mechanisms? How does one deal with these added pressures? What should someone be on the lookout for; the danger signs that things are getting away from them?
CEDIA’s Desiree Friedman and James Bliss tell us about the work (and thought) that went into CEDIA’s new website: the look, the learning systems, and the combination of several sites into one location serving our global community of integrators, specifiers, and clients.