Monthly Archives: January 2018

Episode 2: Digital Signage Leading to Data, Security and Privacy Discussion



A discussion took place on ‘The AV Life’ podcast Episode 53 (the topics being digital signage and New York Digital Signage Week) about data analytics and content management – which led to this discussion that also included facial detection. You’ll hear Crew member Justin Rexing, AV Design Engineer at Western Kentucky University begin the conversation, and the participants of the podcast join in:

Richard Ventura – Vice President of Strategy at NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

Stephanie Gutnik – Director of Business Development at BroadSign

Alan and Jonathan Brawn – Principals at Brawn Consulting

 

You can listen to The AV Life Episode 53 here


Episode 1: A Discussion with the Home Technology Association (HTA) and a Certified Integrator



The discussion: Home Technology Association launches HTA Certification for residential technology integrators

The Home Technology Association is the first independent organization to educate and empower homeowners in their technology purchases, recognize exceptional businesses, and elevate the technology integration industry’s status and stature with a rigorous third-party certification process. Founded by integration professionals and supported by industry veterans who serve on the HTA Board of Advisors, the Home Technology Association announces its official launch during CEDIA 2017 and reveals HTA Certification, a new mark of excellence for home technology professionals.

Home technology professionals, builders, architects, and interior designers agree: the barriers to entry in the residential low-voltage market are too low and there are too many disreputable firms taking business away from quality integrators.

With no third-party rating or endorsement system to classify and certify integration firms, consumers often make decisions based on price alone, which leads them to become cynical and distrustful when the result is not what they expected. Homeowners and builders often become frustrated with their home technology systems, blame the manufacturers, and request their next project include “less technology.” Though this harms the entire industry, it hits technology integrators the hardest. That is what the HTA intends to resolve, as a complementary certification that differentiates integrators and validates their offering.

The HTA seeks to end these challenges with a rigorous certification process designed to enhance the technology experience for consumers and give high-quality, HTA Certified integrators the leading edge in the marketplace.

Corey Moss and Katye McGregor Bennett, CEO|Chief Strategist at KMB Communications talk with Josh Christian, Director of Certification at Home Technology Association (HTA) and Jason Voorhees, President at Cantara.