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Small Testing Glitch Leaves More HDMI Rev 2.1 Questions Looming

DPL Labs tried various devices, cable assemblies and connectors to figure out why a fixture and connector issue kept causing problems during its new…

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Small Testing Glitch Leaves More HDMI Rev 2.1 Questions Looming

Small Testing Glitch Leaves More HDMI Rev 2.1 Questions Looming

May 23, 2017 DPL Labs tried various devices, cable assemblies and connectors to figure out why a fixture and connector issue kept causing problems during its new HDMI test equipment setup.

The Trick to Earning Smart-Home RMR: Get Out of Your Own Way

The Trick to Earning Smart-Home RMR: Get Out of Your Own Way

May 22, 2017 A true lack of commitment is the primary reason most integrators struggle to earn recurring monthly revenue (RMR) for smart home projects.

Who Will Own the Home Cybersecurity Market - Security Dealers, Home-Automation Pros, Comcast?

Who Will Own the Home Cybersecurity Market - Security Dealers, Home-Automation Pros, Comcast?

May 19, 2017 If traditional home-automation integrators don't get into the network-security business, it will be grabbed by companies like ADT, Comcast/Xfinity, Best Buy/Magnolia and a host of other competitors eager to own the smart home. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CEDIA Founding Member: Let’s Get Back to Luxury Roots, Stop Messing with DIY

CEDIA Founding Member: Let’s Get Back to Luxury Roots, Stop Messing with DIY

May 17, 2017 Richard Stoerger, one of the original CEDIA guys, says home-technology association should promote luxury products and services, stop muddling the core mission with me-too smart-home products, services and messaging.

Why Customer Service Is the Last True Smart-Home Differentiator

Why Customer Service Is the Last True Smart-Home Differentiator

May 17, 2017 Changes in the smart-home landscape — like IP-control, open-API’s, drag-and-drop programming and pre-configured UI’s — are bringing technological barriers down and making it easier for competitors to enter the market.

Why GAFA’s Interest in the Smart Home Actually Presents Significant Opportunity

Why GAFA’s Interest in the Smart Home Actually Presents Significant Opportunity

May 16, 2017 GAFA's (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) entrance into the smart home market presents two big changes for integrators: more customers but less product revenue. Can you see the opportunity there?

Who Should be the Next CEDIA CEO?

Who Should be the Next CEDIA CEO?

May 15, 2017 As we say goodbye to Vin Bruno, grateful for his work on behalf of home-technology integrators, let’s ponder who might be a great CEDIA CEO.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Has Great Advice for Anyone Running a Business

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Has Great Advice for Anyone Running a Business

May 08, 2017 What home technology pros can learn from a recent talk by one of the world foremost CEOs, Amazon's Jeff Bezos.

Why You Shouldn’t Approach Service with a Project Mentality

Why You Shouldn’t Approach Service with a Project Mentality

May 02, 2017 The skills required for a good project team don’t necessarily overlap with the skills required for a good service.

Realtors Becoming Obsolete Without Smart Home Tech for On-Demand Home Buyers

Realtors Becoming Obsolete Without Smart Home Tech for On-Demand Home Buyers

April 27, 2017 NterNow, a platform that enables on-demand home buyers to check out homes for sale, is just the beginning of a revolution of home buying and selling in the digital age, which will change the business models of traditional Realtors. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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