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Friday, April 18, 2014

image With all the focus on RMR, integrators are expressing frustration about why the market chooses to only place value on integration businesses with recurring revenue streams while ignoring other metrics. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 04/18 at 06:27 AM
Blogs, Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions, (1) Comments, Permalink


Friday, April 11, 2014

image The plot of the 2013 action movie 'White House Down' starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx hinges around domestic terrorists infiltrating a custom installation company called Sonic DC to spark a bloodbath at the White House.View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 04/11 at 07:17 AM
Blogs, (5) Comments, Permalink


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

image Thousands of security dealers flocked to ISC West 2014, but mostly what they found was ... security. Isn't anyone else interested in this huge channel of low-voltage installers? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 04/09 at 09:15 AM
News, Blogs, Home Automation and Control, Security, (3) Comments, Permalink


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

image New NAHB study offers a deep glimpse into builders' collective wallets and balance sheets with the specific costs to construct a new home (62% of sales price) and average profit (9.3%). But sadly, there are no details on low-voltage. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 04/08 at 08:51 AM
Blogs, Research, Builders, (2) Comments, Permalink


Thursday, April 03, 2014

image Customers trust you to be the expert not just on your own products but competitors’ products as well. Are you prepared to answer based on your own experience?View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 04/03 at 05:50 AM
Blogs, Business Resources, (0) Comments, Permalink


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

image A pair of former entertainment professionals is set to launch an integration company and a line of products starting with a subwoofer code named “Big Bottom.” View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 04/01 at 07:18 AM
Blogs, Audio, Video, Home Automation and Control, Installation, (2) Comments, Permalink


Friday, March 28, 2014

image Through the grassroots efforts of Ian Shepherd’s Dynamic Range Day Movement, and a maturing of the consumer market, the days of dynamically squashed recordings may be fading. View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 03/28 at 09:16 AM
Blogs, Audio, (1) Comments, Permalink


Thursday, March 27, 2014

image There is a new trend for uber-tiny homes, but electronics are curiously missing from them. Integrators need to be prepared with lifts and other solutions to hide technology for these mini-homes. View this story
Posted by Chuck Schneider on 03/27 at 08:53 AM
Blogs, Slideshow, Builders, (4) Comments, Permalink


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

image CE Pro's Bob Archer sits in on CEDIA's HDMI 2.0 Webinar, questions the approach to selling new versions of common products.View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 03/26 at 08:31 AM
Blogs, (4) Comments, Permalink


image Consumers don’t know how hard it is to paint the walls, install a garage door opener, tile the floors, mount a TV …. Show them how tough it is through time-lapse photography. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 03/26 at 08:24 AM
News, Blogs, Business Resources, (4) Comments, Permalink


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

image How Bob Archer's failed attempt at terminating Cat-6 cable should remind would-be DIYs why they should hire a pro.View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 03/25 at 08:59 AM
Blogs, Audio, Video, Digital Media, Wire and Cable, HDMI, Networking, (14) Comments, Permalink


Monday, March 24, 2014

image Azione dealer takes advice to heart, grants himself consistent paycheck.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 03/24 at 08:28 AM
Blogs, Business Resources, (0) Comments, Permalink


Thursday, March 20, 2014

image Committing solely to wireless technology is 'a recipe for failure' for integrators. Here are the four home network infrastructure options to consider for every project. View this story
Posted by Tom Cunningham on 03/20 at 11:27 AM
Blogs, Audio, Distributed Audio, Wire and Cable, Structured Wiring, Networking, (4) Comments, Permalink


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

image New universal search features lets Sonos find music for you anywhere. View this story
Posted by Grant Clauser on 03/19 at 10:53 AM
Blogs, Audio, Speakers, Home Automation and Control, Wireless A/V, (0) Comments, Permalink


Monday, March 17, 2014

image CE Pro's Julie Jacobson believes most consumers buy Nest thermostats because they look cool, not because they're so smart. So, then, why do we keep making ugly CE products?View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 03/17 at 05:59 AM
News, Blogs, Product News, (19) Comments, Permalink



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