April 28, 2016 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.
April 27, 2016 Peter Thiel, noted early Facebook investor, founder of PayPal and large shareholder of Airbnb, leads $100 million capital investment from Solarmere Capital Co. into Vivint Smart Home. Money will be used to continue to fuel Vivint's home automation growth.
April 27, 2016 Despite the perceived popularity of cord cutting, a newly announced study from CR says that TV subscribers are actually combining streaming with subscription cable and satellite services.
April 26, 2016 About 70% of consumers agree companies should give coupons and discounts to customers in return for data about device usage, according to a global survey of consumers sponsored by Intel Security.
April 25, 2016 Connected cameras, video doorbells and lights are highest on consumers' priority lists for the next 12 months.
April 21, 2016 The news that Legrand acquired IP networking company Luxul Wireless comes only two months after the news that Control4 acquired Luxul competitor Pakedge Device & Software. What does this manufacturer consolidation mean for custom integrators?
April 20, 2016 Azione Unlimited members share business ideas like hosting a top chef at your showroom for an evening to paying employees an additional 50 cents per hour to quit smoking.
April 19, 2016 Improved photo galleries, adding sound or voiceover to all your videos, creating interactive tools for customers and allowing clients to 'personalize' a project or image are just some tips to transform your boring website.
April 19, 2016 Azione Unlimited members get sobering message about U.S. economy from demographics expert who says recession is on the horizon. Buying group keeps its momentum with new initiatives.
April 12, 2016 Manufacturers rep firm Aim High Audio Sales has been sold to Precision Sales Group.
March 09, 2016 Amazon, Wayfair, Overstock.com and other retailers face legal action over inflated MSRPs, which may constitute deceptive trade practices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
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.
February 05, 2016 ESP/SurgeX, the No. 5 power-protection brand among CE Pro 100 dealers, is acquired by $4 billion electronics manufacturer.
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.
January 15, 2016 Leading security and home automation research and investment firm Imperial Capital highlights IoT products, trends and companies at CES 2016.
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.
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.
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.
November 19, 2015 Integrators can enjoy a minimalist version of Slateplan’s floorplan-based design and estimation software for free. Coming soon: International versions.
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.
Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.
Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.
Advertorial · March 08, 2016 Try a new approach to highlighting your value proposition and selling the value of your company as a whole, not just a specific product or service.
Advertorial · February 12, 2016 4 things to consider as you sprinkle in recurring revenue to what you do.
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.
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.
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.
August 20, 2015
Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.
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.