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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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?
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.
May 08, 2017 What home technology pros can learn from a recent talk by one of the world foremost CEOs, Amazon's Jeff Bezos.
May 02, 2017 The skills required for a good project team don’t necessarily overlap with the skills required for a good service.
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)