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August 12, 2020 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 15
Lately, I’ve been feeling like things are more connected than ever.
For instance, earlier this year, I heard about this project management platform called Jetbuilt. (The platform has been around more than a few years. I’m just late to the party.) Then, separately, I stumbled upon the story of family-owned Gramophone last week. THEN, a few days ago, I saw a story on [PUBS] about how Gramophone uses Jetbuilt! (See story below.)
I feel the same way about technology too. We regularly hear about the release of a new product or a spec bump integrating new partner technology. And I often (humbly) confuse AV-industry products with cloud- or service-based software offerings. (When I ask, my colleague Sara often checks me on what’s considered traditional “AV.”) But then, we usually end up talking about how everything is connected anyway and it’s hard to distinguish technology as just “AV” anymore unless you’re talking about a traditional piece of hardware—so then, how separate, really, are AV solutions from cloud innovations or service-based offerings today? AV is moving into the direction of managed services and AVaaS, so shouldn’t we start to consider most tech innovations as relevant and fair game? Now, AV is manufacturing things like temperature scanners, after all. Who could’ve predicted that?
Is this all making sense, or am I just rambling? Probably rambling, but I think you know what I mean. Anyway, enjoy this issue of rAVe HomeAV, where you’ll see and learn about all types of interconnected technology solutions for the residential technology market.