Episode 38 - Button Calisthenics for Crestron Pyng with Evan Ackmann

This is an episode that we have been excited to bring you for quite some time. Ever since CEDIA 2014 there has been tremendous buzz in the industry surrounding the announcement of Crestron's new home automation platform Pyng. This product represents a major evolution for Crestron in that the entire system can be programmed and configured using only the app, no laptop necessary. The price point of the system is also garnering attention, coming in at a low starting point of only $599. This week we bring in Crestron Technology Manager Evan Ackmann to dive deep into the new offering, covering the key points and hoping to clear up some of the misconceptions around the product. 

Before we jump into the interview we cover a few of the top stories from the week in smart home technology. This week the networking company Ruckus announced an exciting new product line called Xclaim. The product is a more affordable offering than traditional Ruckus hardware. While the price points warrant attention, what makes the offering really noteworthy is the tie-in with Google (more on that in the episode). We also discuss the news that LG has officially pulled the plug on plasma TV technology. It would appear that this news sounds the death knell for this once coveted technology.

All this and more in this week's episode. As always, thanks so much for listening and we hope you enjoy!