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Home: On #002 – Mixed Protocols, with Al Choperena

Home: On #002 - Mixed Protocols, with Al ChoperenaOn this week’s episode of Home: On, we discuss the somewhat confusing topic of communication protocols for home control devices. INSTEON, X10, Z-Wave, and ZigBee—what are these common protocols all about, how do they differ, and which one is best for you? And why aren’t they more compatible? If our guest-host Al Choperena, CEO of Smartenit, has anything to do with it, they will be.

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Richard Gunther

Richard is a product experience consultant with a life-long interest in consumer electronics. He has been immersed in smart home tech for decades now and hosts The DMZ's home automation podcast, Home: On and co-hosts Entertainment 2.0 with Josh Pollard. Richard looks at products through an experience lens, always seeking the right mix of utility and delight.