AV Insider — Episode 18: Is Plum The Next Nest In Regards To The Internet Of Things?

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Former CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin speaks with Johnny Mota about Plum, the tech startup where he is currently the CEO. We talk about the Internet of things and Plum’s revolutionary Wi-Fi smart dimmer (the world’s first), as well as its smart plug and outlet, which were all recently funded via KickStarter. Find out why Johnny […]

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AV Insider — Episode 17: ihiji Monitors/Manages The Internet Of Things

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Mike Maniscalco (co-founder) of ihiji talks to Johnny Mota about remote monitoring and managing the Internet of Things in your home. Everyone is used to troubleshooting wireless networked devices like smart phones and computers — sometimes they need rebooted or are just acting strangely. But imagine every device in your house needing this kind of […]

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AV Insider — Episode 16: Engineered To Perform And Protect like No Other

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Howard Gladstone (CEO of Plitron, the engineers and manufacturers of Torus Power) talks to host Johnny Mota about its toroidal transformer power conditioners. They also discuss several high end audio companies such as Krell, Macintosh Labs and Pass Labs, which use Torus transformers in their amps. All this and more on this episode of AV […]

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AV Insider — Episode 13: Shure Has All Your Audio Needs Covered

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Chris Lyons of Shure talks to AV Insider host Johnny Mota about pro audio, headphones, wireless audio and all the microphones that Shure makes for integrators’ needs. They make products for audiophiles, DJs, pro AV applications, musicians, podcasts, broadcasting, etc. All this and more on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: Play in new window […]

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AV Insider — Episode 10: Noah Kaplan, The Edge and What’s Happening at Leon Loft

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Noah Kaplan, president of Leon Speakers, talks to Johnny about the company’s new power OTTO Sound Bars as well as the The Edge, a TV mounting system co-developed by Noah and Jonathan Graham of Media Decor (recently acquired by Leon Speakers). They also cover events at the Leon Loft along with Leon’s Audio Sculptures. All […]

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AV Insider — Episode 9: Stewart Filmscreen’s Custom Projection Screens

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Dave McFarland, director of marketing at Stewart Filmscreen, speaks with Johnny about Stewart and its screen technologies. They cover fixed, motorized and custom screen solutions like rigid screens such as StarGlas for the digital signage and gaming industries. All this and more on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

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AV Insider — Episode 8: Everything Changes & Nothing Changes

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Rich Jackson, a 43 year audio vet, speaks with Johnny about the rise and return of HiFi’s full circle reappearance. We cover Analog audio, digital audio, compressed audio, and the importance of educating others about HiFi. All this and more on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | […]

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AV Insider — Episode 7: Sony Doesn’t Sacrifice Luxury For Convenience

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Frank Sterns, vice president of custom installation/integration at Sony, speaks with Johnny about Sony’s new high-res audio player, DAC, speakers and custom lines for integrators. They also talk about how Sony is unique in that it has a movie studio, music label, 4K cameras to record all that media, a 4K TV, projector and a […]

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AV Insider — Episode 6: Technically Sound Networks

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Access Networks’ Aaron Gutin talks with goat Johnny Mota about the importance of a solid network, especially with automation systems. They cover common problems that networks have and how Access Networks is avoiding them. He also talks about new products to be launched in all their system starting November. All this and more on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: […]

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