Buyouts, Builder Programs, and Security RMR
In this Automation Unplugged episode, Ron Callis interviewed Greg Simmons, Co-Owner and Vice President at Eagle Sentry. Eagle Sentry is the 27th largest integrator in the CEPro 100. During the interview, Ron and Greg discussed best practices regarding RMR through security monitoring, reaching out to builders, Eagle Sentry's role in the smart home design for Indy racecar driver Alex Tagliani, and the process of doing a leveraged buyout.
A Sneak Peak at CEDIA 2017's Top Event
In this Automation Unplugged episode, Ron Callis interviewed Paul Starkey, CEO of Vital Management and Bravas Group, about the upcoming Queen of Hearts benefit concert at CEDIA 2017. The benefit concert promises to "combine big fun, big surprises and industry support for the major cause of female victims of trafficking through GenerateHope."
A Deep Dive into Hiring and Training New Talent
In this Automation Unplugged interview, Ron Callis interviews Gordon Isaac, 25 year industry veteran. Gordon is highly experienced in the CE/CI industry, particularly with manufacturer sales and business management. During the interview, Ron and Gordon focused on hiring, recruiting, and training employees with the custom integration space.
Learn from the High-End Audio Expert
In this Automation Unplugged interview, Ron Callis interviews Dave Gilbert, Co-owner and Senior VP of Hi-Fi Sales located in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dave's integration firm is an award-winning exclusive member of the CEPro 100 (#85 in 2017) and founding member of Bravas.
Unique Insight into RMR for AV Professionals
In this Automation Unplugged interview, Ron Callis interviews Mike Maniscalco, the Co-founder and VP of Product for ihiji. Mike's firm is an award-winning software monitoring platform aimed at helping systems integrators and IT professionals easily maintain commercial and residential networks.
Learn a Better Way to Program Crestron
In this Automation Unplugged interview, Ron Callis interviews Troy Morgan, the founder and president of PanTech Design and creator of ADAPT, an innovative tool that cuts Crestron residential programming time in half. Watch the full video here to learn more about Troy's experiences working for Crestron and developing Adapt, his tips on improving programming across your business, and his perspective on changing software trends.