Episode 139 - Exploring OVRC Pro with Product Manager Kenny Kim

On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Kenny Kim, Product Manager for SnapAV's RSM platform known as OVRC Pro. In addition to providing a great overview of the product we discuss what makes OVRC unique in an increasingly competitive RSM landscape, and the general importance of remote monitoring and management tools in the future of the home technology industry. 

That plus... We touch on a few of the biggest home technology stories of 2016 (more on that next week, be sure to tune in!). Spotify lays down the law when it comes to integration. SnapAV makes yet another important acquisition. Microsoft has a home automation hub... sort of. Amazon planning a touch-screen enabled Echo? And Comcast is still refusing to play nice with Apple's Single Sign-On service.

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Episode 138 - The HomeTech Black Friday Special

On this week's episode of HomeTech: Jason and Seth sit down to discuss the kickoff of the 2016 holiday shopping season, known here in the states as Black Friday. Covering a number of bargains available this year, as well as a few of their own personal wishes, this episode is a great gift guide for the smart home enthusiast on your list...

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Episode 137 - Introducing HomeTech Academy

On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are thrilled to unveil HomeTech Academy! Offering vendor-specific education, software training, and product reviews, HomeTech Academy is a first of its kind e-learning site designed for home technology professionals.

At launch we are pleased to offer a select group of free software training video courses. We are actively pursuing additional partner companies, and look forward to further developing our course catalog in the weeks and months ahead. It is our goal to provide the education and resources that busy home technology professionals need to take their business or career to the next level! Enroll now for free to get started!

That plus... We share some great listener feedback submissions, covering the (good?) old days of 4-wire bus control, as well as continued dialogue about the ever-important topic of network security. Plus a few thoughts on Samsung's acquisition of Harman. 

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Episode 136 - Bigger Than WiFi w/ Securifi's Rammohan Malasani

On this week's episode of HomeTech: We have a chat with Rammohan Malasani, Founder & CEO at Securifi. Ram joins us to discuss the company's Almond family of routers. In particular we dive into the latest Almond 3 product, which serves not only as a robust mesh WiFi system, but also doubles (triples?) as a Smart Home hub / self-monitored security solution. 

That plus... Alexa in the form of a largemouth bass. A smart landscape lighting / attack-drone solution (release the drones!). And when it comes to networks, 40% of HomeTech pros are doing it wrong...

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Episode 135 - Exploring 'Nest Pro' with Gene LaNois

On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Gene LaNois - Head of Professional Channel at Nest Labs. Gene provides us with an overview of Nest's unique program, which seeks to create a thriving, and symbiotic relationship with the professionals of various trades who chose to incorporate Nest products into their installation businesses. 

That plus... What Apple's (half-baked) efforts tell us about the future of TV. SmartThings teams up with Leviton. Is Savant returning to their roots? And a solar roof that looks nothing like an ugly solar roof. 

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