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Thursday, September 03, 2015

image The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news. View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 09/03 at 07:53 AM
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image Sony has added more support assistance to dealers through its Integration Integration Support Hotline. View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 09/03 at 07:49 AM
News, Business Resources, Displays, Video, Audio, Home Theater, (0) Comments, Permalink


Wednesday, September 02, 2015

image The popular video manufacturer Epson is touring cities throughout the Midwest and Southwest to provide dealer training to residential and commercial installers. View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 09/02 at 01:38 PM
News, Business Resources, Displays, Commercial, Projectors and Screens, (0) Comments, Permalink


image Industry broker identifies the key elements integrators need to examine to determine how much their company is worth. What is the effect of home automation RMR, cash flow, revenues, service contracts and brand name on multiples?View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 09/02 at 07:38 AM
News, Business Resources, Home Automation and Control, Security, Events, CE Pro 100, (0) Comments, Permalink


Friday, August 28, 2015

image 4K content distribution may give integrators flashbacks to the uneasy early days of HDMI. From the prospects of HD over IP to ‘4K Compliant’ to HDCP 2.2 and more, here are considerations to keep in mind.View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 08/28 at 10:32 AM
News, Business Resources, Displays, Video, Wire and Cable, HDMI, (3) Comments, Permalink


Friday, August 21, 2015

image Demographic expert Tim Costello of BDX shows that the broad U.S. economy will boom from 2017 to 2030 as the giant Millennials generation reaches their peak spending years, so get ready!View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 08/21 at 12:06 PM
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

image Sell one set of motorized shades and the customer is hooked; security RMR is a must to succeed; Sonos makes money in new construction; ‘national builder agreements’ are weak … and more.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 08/19 at 11:49 AM
News, Product News, Business Resources, Builders, (0) Comments, Permalink


image Getting a pre-assembled equipment rack to the jobsite in one piece can be a challenge with today's smaller vehicles. Here are 6 tips from integrators at the CE Pro Summit to make the process easier, from shrinkwrap to hiring movers. These strategies include shrinkwrapping, using hard cardboard corners, hiring a moving company, inserting bubble wrap, and reassembling on site. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 08/19 at 08:21 AM
News, Business Resources, Events, CE Pro 100, Equipment Racks, (1) Comments, Permalink


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

image Integrator at the CE Pro Summit in Washington, D.C. emphatically challenges the custom electronics industry to stop fighting DIY home automation equipment but instead develop packages and sales techniques to embrace the equipment. View this story

image At CE Pro Summit, Netsertive suggests ways to build business among Millennial buyers using viral videos, 'Google My Business', 'Click to Call' and 'Location Extension' tools in Google. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 08/18 at 08:46 AM
News, Business Resources, Events, CE Pro 100, (0) Comments, Permalink


Friday, August 14, 2015

image Phoenix detective and alarm inspector warns of dangers and potential illegalities of "hiding" business accounts in residential alarm monitoring agreements.View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 08/14 at 10:53 AM
News, Business Resources, Home Automation and Control, Security, Corporate, Legal, (3) Comments, Permalink


image Without industry-wide generally accepted rules and standards (not regulations) for installation, the custom electronics industry will always 'Get no respect.' We need traditional schooling, pricing standards and expected service levels. View this story
Posted by Joseph Kolchinsky on 08/14 at 07:56 AM
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

image The Repeater Store in Laguna Hills, Calif., uses the category of cellphone signal boosters to add custom installation services with subcontractors to its online etailing business. Large MDU projects are solid residential niche. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 08/12 at 12:32 PM
News, Business Resources, Slideshow, Networking, (1) Comments, Permalink


image 3 disturbing conversations with leading manufacturers and a top custom installation company that still do not perceive how the industry must shift from an equipment markup business model to one based on providing valued services. View this story
Posted by Joseph Kolchinsky on 08/12 at 11:01 AM
Blogs, Business Resources, (17) Comments, Permalink


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

image While IT manufacturers and dealers encroach into the custom A/V industry, there are no successful examples of the A/V industry moving into IT. Eventually, both dealers and manufacturers will pay the price for not focusing on services. View this story
Posted by Joseph Kolchinsky on 08/11 at 04:28 PM
Blogs, Business Resources, Home Automation and Control, Networking, (12) Comments, Permalink



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