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URC’s Commercial Manager Will Answer Your Questions

Submit your questions. We’ll choose the best and ask Jamie Finnegan, URC’s commercial division national sales manager.


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Submit questions for URC’s commercial chief, Jamie Finnegan.

Got a question about the commercial electronics integration market?

No matter what's on your mind, Jamie Finnegan, URC’s commercial division national sales manager, has agreed to take no-holds-barred questions from the commercial integrator community.

EH Publishing is launching Commercial Integrator, a magazine and website for the commercial electronics market. Commercialintegrator.com launches in December 2010, but we’re giving CE Pro readers a head start on submitting questions for URC.

Here’s how it will work: Post your question(s) in the comments section. We’ll pick the best five or so questions and ask them to Finnegan.

The answers (and possibly video of the interview) will be posted on Commercial Integrator in December.

Ground rules: Include your name, company and location with your question. If you aren’t already registered with CE Pro, you’ll have to do so. Don’t worry, it doesn’t take long.

The deadline to submit questions is Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. Eastern.

The questions should focus on commercial-related topics. Remember, only the best will be chosen. The goal is for Finnegan to address issues that concern you.

So what’s concerning you? Submit your questions for URC’s commercial manager.




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Article Topics

News · Home Automation and Control · Control Systems · Universal Remotes · Commercial · Urc · All topics

About the Author

Tom LeBlanc, Senior Writer/Technology Editor, CE Pro
Tom has been covering consumer electronics for six years. Before that, he wrote for the sports department of the Boston Herald. Migrating to magazines, he was a staff editor for a golf publication and an outdoor sports publication. Now, as senior writer/technology editor of CE Pro magazine since 2003, he dabbles in all departments and offers expertise in marketing. Follow him on Twitter @leblanctom.

11 Comments (displayed in order by date/time)

Posted by Dave Stevens  on  10/22  at  03:07 PM

I don’t know Jamie or his qualifications, so please don’t take this question personally…

“Does Jamie have to ask Hank Eisengrien for the right answer before he replies?”

Posted by TexasRadio  on  10/22  at  03:17 PM

Tom,
I think what Dave is trying to say is Hank is a really great person and an asset to the industry. I know that anytime I need questions answered Hank is more than willing to get the information we need.

Posted by Dave Stevens  on  10/22  at  03:21 PM

@TexasRadio:

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Posted by Tom LeBlanc  on  10/23  at  08:41 AM

Hank is definitely a great resource.

You’ll find that Jamie is also a great resource when it comes to solutions for the commerical market.

Posted by Sararavotti  on  10/26  at  10:14 AM

I do know him and you will find him one of the greatest resources you’ll ever meet.

Posted by dwelles  on  11/05  at  11:40 AM

What rate is the commercial business growing for URC compared to the Residential rate?  Do you see commercial growing faster and what products do you see as “Powerhouse Products”?


David Welles
Tunnel Vision Technology Inc

Posted by Todd DeAngelis  on  11/08  at  03:58 PM

We have used many of the Universal remote products in conference/board rooms. What product/s do URC feel best suited for “commercial” applications?

Todd DeAngelis
SignalsAV, Inc
LA

Posted by The AV Whisperer  on  12/21  at  02:32 PM

The hard thing about selling corporate clients on touch screens is how do you actually demonstrate the features that they care about?

How can URC help me demonstrate automation to corporate customers?

Posted by Dave Stevens  on  12/21  at  04:09 PM

Demonstrate? Are you kidding me?! Get your guns in a row, know what you’re talking about, and then let it fly-

Remember, typically the people/guys making the buying decisions can’t even operate their own home universal remote controls… and that’s after they’ve initially been taught full standard operational procedures upon installation completion.

(Not to mention the other 3 extra phone calls to the dealer because they either can’t remember the logical sequence they were originally taught, or they’re hitting the buttons too fast because they don’t understand what a, “macro,” is and are used to instant gratification from their 20 year old bimbo wives.)

Let’s also not forget, you can successfully teach any assigned single corporate monkey how to operate any system. However, when he/she gets fired, game over even though when properly programmed, even, “Corky,” from, “Life Goes On,” can manage the task.

The original, “leading,” question of how URC can help you out to demonstrate automation, is a, “loaded/trick,” question & simply not fair. You need to be certified by URC in order to purchase & sell their custom products.

Thus, if you don’t know how to program the device, you surely can’t explain how it operates to any client.

As an example, I for one don’t pick up the phone and ask Paradigm to help me sell a pair of speakers…

Happy Holidays

Posted by Philip Eric  on  01/11  at  02:57 PM

Jamie,

Just curious why URC has decided to jump aboard the commercial sector so late in the game. What advantages do you hope to bring to the market?

-Philip

Posted by Jim  on  01/12  at  10:55 AM

We’re trying to expand into commercial and wanna stick with just a few manufacturers..We’ve used URC for our residential installs for 4yrs now and love the product!  Is URC going to have some type of signal switching and distribution solution for commercial integration?

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