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Technology Is Evolving and Integrators Must Adapt

To thrive, integrators should focus on one aspect of service, work to improve their operational efficiency, change their cost structure and optimize…

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Top New Technology (TNT) @ ISE Award Winners Announced

The inaugural 2016 Top New Technology @ ISE awards recognize new and outstanding products and services being exhibited…

CE Pro People & Places: TiO Hires Lanza; LIfeSafety Power Appoints Virga; Taylor Joins Totem;

CE Pro People & Places: TiO Hires Lanza; LIfeSafety Power Appoints Virga; Taylor Joins Totem;

February 11, 2016 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

Technology Is Evolving and Integrators Must Adapt

Technology Is Evolving and Integrators Must Adapt

February 10, 2016 Over the past 10 years our industry has become much less about the product and more about operations with integrators trying to figure out how to become more efficient as hardware margins have disappeared and maintain relevancy as DIY has taken hold.

Azione Unlimited Celebrates its 4th Anniversary

Azione Unlimited Celebrates its 4th Anniversary

February 09, 2016 Azione will introduce a number of new member benefits this year to further enhance its value to custom installers.

Top New Technology (TNT) @ ISE Award Winners Announced

Top New Technology (TNT) @ ISE Award Winners Announced

February 09, 2016 The inaugural 2016 Top New Technology @ ISE awards recognize new and outstanding products and services being exhibited at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam. Congratulations to the winners.

Barco Introduces F90 Series for Commercial Applications

Barco Introduces F90 Series for Commercial Applications

February 09, 2016 Using a laser phosphor light source, the UXGA F90-W13 and the 4K UHD F90-4K13 are designed for commercial applications, including the pro A/V and events categories.

DeFuria Leads Group of Investors on Acquisition of Importer/Distributor VANA Ltd.

DeFuria Leads Group of Investors on Acquisition of Importer/Distributor VANA Ltd.

February 08, 2016 DeFuria teamed up with James Roy and Justin Feldstein, principals of New York-based custom installation company Audio Den to acquire the business, and the new owners say the company's new owners will base their offices in New York and Boston.

Jetbuilt adds new Features to Proposal & Estimation Software

Jetbuilt adds new Features to Proposal & Estimation Software

February 08, 2016 With its new purchase order functions dealers can order the items for their projects with a simple click of their computer's mouse.

Power Management Provider SurgeX Acquired by Ametek for $130M

Power Management Provider SurgeX Acquired by Ametek for $130M

February 05, 2016 ESP/SurgeX, the No. 5 power-protection brand among CE Pro 100 dealers, is acquired by $4 billion electronics manufacturer.

D-Tools to Support Integrators, Dealers Through Professional Services Group

D-Tools to Support Integrators, Dealers Through Professional Services Group

February 05, 2016 D-Tools Professional Services Group to provide customers with value-added implementation, training and 3rd party software integration services for System Integrator (SI) software platform.

2016 CE Pro Quest for Quality Voting Now Open

2016 CE Pro Quest for Quality Voting Now Open

February 04, 2016 Take this quick Quest for Quality survey to show recognition for your top suppliers and distributors that provide the best 'non-product' services like customer service, technical training, shipping, dealer programs and more. Sixth annual study winners will be named in April. Last year we had more than 8,800 votes cast.

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Barco Introduces F90 Series for Commercial Applications

Barco Introduces F90 Series for Commercial Applications

February 09, 2016 Using a laser phosphor light source, the UXGA F90-W13 and the 4K UHD F90-4K13 are designed for commercial applications, including the pro A/V and events categories.

Power Management Provider SurgeX Acquired by Ametek for $130M

Power Management Provider SurgeX Acquired by Ametek for $130M

February 05, 2016 ESP/SurgeX, the No. 5 power-protection brand among CE Pro 100 dealers, is acquired by $4 billion electronics manufacturer.

From Best Buy to VIA: How AudioVisions JV with D-Tools Went Down

From Best Buy to VIA: How AudioVisions JV with D-Tools Went Down

January 28, 2016 CE Pro 100 integrator AudioVisions took on 13 employees from VIA International after its demise, hastening the need for an end-to-end cloud-based software solution to run the larger company. A joint venture with D-Tools was born and new software created for design/engineering, proposals, job costing, inventory control, labor tracking and more.

Leading Security, Home Automation Analysts Cover ADT, Bosch, Control4, More at CES 2016

Leading Security, Home Automation Analysts Cover ADT, Bosch, Control4, More at CES 2016

January 15, 2016 Leading security and home automation research and investment firm Imperial Capital highlights IoT products, trends and companies at CES 2016.

Home-Tech Mergers, Acquisitions, IPOs, Investments, Shakeups, Deals of 2015

Home-Tech Mergers, Acquisitions, IPOs, Investments, Shakeups, Deals of 2015

December 29, 2015 Flextronics picks up Wink, Legrand invests in Netatmo, Alarm.com goes public, Sears acquires WallyHome, Nortek acquires Numera ... and other IoT and A/V mergers, acquisitions and equity events of 2015.

Control4 Offers Smart-Home Financing through Home Tech Integrators

Control4 Offers Smart-Home Financing through Home Tech Integrators

December 23, 2015 Home automation leader Control4 has teamed with GreenSky to provide consumer financing for smart-home products and installation, including Control4’s own products and services, as well as third-party solutions.

Top Integrators Launch HAUS, a Franchise-Like Program for Mainstream Home Automation

Top Integrators Launch HAUS, a Franchise-Like Program for Mainstream Home Automation

December 08, 2015 Founders of the high-end integration firm Xssentials are launching HAUS, a smart-home training and support program to help integrators run high-volume security and home automation businesses utilizing leading brands such as Savant and Sonos.

Slateplan Offers Free Version, New Features for System Estimation Software for Integrators

Slateplan Offers Free Version, New Features for System Estimation Software for Integrators

November 19, 2015 Integrators can enjoy a minimalist version of Slateplan’s floorplan-based design and estimation software for free. Coming soon: International versions.

Sympl is Now Slateplan

Sympl is Now Slateplan

October 05, 2015 CEDIA Expo 2015: Sympl, the new integrator-run company that makes project estimate and sales software, has changed its name to Slateplan.

CEDIA Scoop: Ihiji  ServiceManager Helps Integrators Administer Client Service Plans for RMR

CEDIA Scoop: Ihiji ServiceManager Helps Integrators Administer Client Service Plans for RMR

September 18, 2015 Integrators miss out on recurring monthly revenue (RMR) because they can’t set up and administer service plans for clients. Ihiji’s new ServiceManager platform, debuting at CEDIA Expo 2015, does the dirty work.

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Who Are Your Target Customers?

Who Are Your Target Customers?

February 02, 2016 CE Pro consumer survey reveals ideal (and very surprising) demographic information for those who want professional vs. DIY installation — home size, home value, income level, gender and age. The study also reveals the most-desired types of equipment.

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

January 29, 2016 Tips, advice, and long-term solutions on how to transition your business to an as-a-service model, and why it’s beneficial to do so.

CE Pro 2016 State of the Industry: Home Technology Integrators See Measured Growth

CE Pro 2016 State of the Industry: Home Technology Integrators See Measured Growth

January 21, 2016 For 2015, integrators report solid 9.1% revenue growth, with a strong increase in the number of projects and revenue per job.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

May 25, 2015 Based on numbers from the annual 2015 CE Pro Brand Analysis, culled from responses to the CE Pro 100 entry form gauging the industry’s highest-revenue integrators, it could be argued that today’s most popular trifecta among dealers would include Sony, SnapAV and Control4.

CE Pro 100 2015

CE Pro 100 2015

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3 Reasons Referrals Don’t Choose You: A CE Pro Partner Series Webcast

3 Reasons Referrals Don’t Choose You: A CE Pro Partner Series Webcast

In this FREE CE Pro Partner Series educational Webcast, industry experts from One Firefly will show examples and discuss 3 reasons your website may be hurting your referral business and how you can overcome it.

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Bedrock Learning, Inc.

Bedrock Learning, Inc.
Understanding the industry and having technical skills increases sales, improves productivity, lowers costs and builds the bottom line. That’s why companies rely on Bedrock Learning for training and materials that produce...
www.bedrocklearning.com
Christie

Christie
Christie Digital is a global visual, audio and collaboration solutions company offering diverse solutions for business, entertainment and industry.Going to CEDIA? Reserve a seat in the Christie Digital theater presentation or...
www.christiedigital.com
Coleman Cable Inc.

Coleman Cable
CCI is a leading manufacturer and innovator of wire and cable and other electrical products, serving a multitude of channels and industries. With extensive design and production capabilities and a long-standing dedication...
www.colemancable.com
Cooper Lighting

Eaton
Eaton's Lighting Division delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting and controls solutions, specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. The Lighting...
www.cooperlighting.com
Custom Display Solutions (CDS), Inc.

Custom Display Solutions (CDS), Inc.
Established in 2000, Custom Display Solutions, Inc. (CDS) has flourished into a premier custom design manufacturer for the AV industry. Our foundation is our commitment to quality, integrity and responsiveness to our...
www.cds4av.com
D-Tools

D-Tools
Leader in system design software D-Tools has forged relationships with key Custom Electronics manufacturers such as Crestron, Middle Atlantic, Sony, GE Security, Lutron, Runco, SpeakerCraft and many others to provide product...
www.d-tools.com
Dorrance Supply Company

Dorrance Supply Company
Located in Youngstown, Ohio, Dorrance Supply Company is a third generation family owned and operated business. Founded in 1947, Dorrance Supply has grown from a small localized distribution center to a leading provider of...
www.dorrancesupply.com
IQeye eStore

IQeye
IQinVision network cameras and video management software with attractive reseller discounts. Featuring IQeye BASIC LINE, from VGA to 2.0MP, H.264 or MJPEG, these IP video cameras easily integrate with NVRs. For smaller...
www.IQeStore.com
MSR Acoustics

MSR Acoustics
MSR Acoustics supplies the finest acoustical treatments for home theaters and listening rooms. Anthony Grimani and six Grammy Award-winner Keith Olsen founded MSR in 2003. MSR also supplies sound isolation and noise control...
www.msr-inc.com
Platinum Tools

Platinum Tools
Since 1997, Platinum Tools has provided the finest wiring and cabling installation tools, connectors and testers. Including cutters, strippers, crimpers, EZ RJ45 CAT5&6 & coax connectors, voice/data/video tools and...
www.platinumtools.com
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