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Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and…

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OneVision Resources partners with home technology professionals to provide a high-quality support experience to their clients with a 30-minute response, 24/7. In addition, the company drives growth in recurring revenue by marketing,…
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CE Pro People & Places: RAYVA adds Bell & Wall; Netsertive Hires Sayen & Perkins

CE Pro People & Places: RAYVA adds Bell & Wall; Netsertive Hires Sayen & Perkins

April 24, 2017 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

April 24, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

How CE Pro 100 Custom Installation Firms Handle Hiring Challenges

How CE Pro 100 Custom Installation Firms Handle Hiring Challenges

April 24, 2017 CE Pro top 100 integrators respond to labor crisis with focused programs for career development to attract and retain technicians and salespeople.

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

April 20, 2017 SnapAV kills recurring fees for OvrC Pro, as smart-home specialists struggle to monetize remote monitoring systems. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

5 Steps to Combat Key-Person Dependency on Your Service Team

5 Steps to Combat Key-Person Dependency on Your Service Team

April 19, 2017 Key-Person Dependency describes when an organization relies too heavily on the knowledge or ability of one person. It's a risky situation for a business, especially when it comes to your service team.

Differentiating Your Smart-Home Business: CEDIA vs. DIY vs. Each Other

Differentiating Your Smart-Home Business: CEDIA vs. DIY vs. Each Other

April 18, 2017 Smart-home integrators have to compete against other integrators, but also Geek Squad, electricians, security dealers, cable companies, consumers themselves (DIY) and more. Here are 6 ways to pick your targets and go after them head-on.

Techsafe Aims to Simplify Selling Extended Warranties

Techsafe Aims to Simplify Selling Extended Warranties

April 18, 2017 Backed by AmTrust, Techsafe tries to eliminate headaches of selling extended warranties for integrators (and help them make money).

7 Ways to Create Winning Industry Award Entries

7 Ways to Create Winning Industry Award Entries

Coleen Sterns Leith · April 18, 2017 Make your company stand out above the rest with an industry award like CTA’s TechHome Mark of Excellence. Here are 7 tips to elevate your entry.

Whisker Labs Sensor Widens IoT Energy Management Possibilities

Whisker Labs Sensor Widens IoT Energy Management Possibilities

April 14, 2017 Whisker Labs's low-voltage sensor identifies electrical signatures, enabling integrators to earn RMR from energy management of every device in a smart home.

How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Excel in Customer Service

How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Excel in Customer Service

April 13, 2017 Emotional intelligence, or EQ, has been called 'the other kind of smart.' Here's how to use it to your advantage to beat your competitors in customer service.

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SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

April 20, 2017 SnapAV kills recurring fees for OvrC Pro, as smart-home specialists struggle to monetize remote monitoring systems. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Whisker Labs Sensor Widens IoT Energy Management Possibilities

Whisker Labs Sensor Widens IoT Energy Management Possibilities

April 14, 2017 Whisker Labs's low-voltage sensor identifies electrical signatures, enabling integrators to earn RMR from energy management of every device in a smart home.

Barco Schools CEDIA Community on Niche Marketing: Embrace Art Lovers

Barco Schools CEDIA Community on Niche Marketing: Embrace Art Lovers

April 11, 2017 With 4K 'digital art canvases,' Barco brings faithful reproductions to the art world, and shows A/V integrators how to engage with wealthy individuals in niche markets.

Milwaukee Tools’ Tick Tracker Finds Missing Tools and Equipment

Milwaukee Tools’ Tick Tracker Finds Missing Tools and Equipment

March 30, 2017 Powered by a coin cell battery that provides over one year of runtime, Milwaukee Tools' Tick device will reliably provide tracking beacons anytime, anywhere.

Integrators at Azione: Embrace DIY Home Automation or Just Say No?

Integrators at Azione: Embrace DIY Home Automation or Just Say No?

March 21, 2017 Dealers discuss DIY smart-home movement at Azione conference, debate whether to embrace the new IoT marketplace or cling to traditional custom home-technology models. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Domotz, Luxul Add Service Feature to Domotz PRO

Domotz, Luxul Add Service Feature to Domotz PRO

March 15, 2017 Manufacturer Support feature allows dealers using Domotz PRO to conveniently streamline client support services via Luxul.

Control4’s New RK-1 is One Very Smart Router with Remote Monitoring for Networks and Home Automation

Control4’s New RK-1 is One Very Smart Router with Remote Monitoring for Networks and Home Automation

February 02, 2017 Control4 puts Pakedge BakPak cloud service in the powerful RK-1 router, eliminating the need for a separate controller to manage and monitor home networks and home-automation gear. Product debuts at ISE 2017. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Remote Network Monitoring: RMR or Just the Cost of Doing Business?

Remote Network Monitoring: RMR or Just the Cost of Doing Business?

December 15, 2016 Integrators struggle to generate recurring revenues (RMR) for remote network monitoring; should they chalk it up to the cost of doing business?

OneVision Resources Launches 20/20 Service Collaborative Group

OneVision Resources Launches 20/20 Service Collaborative Group

December 08, 2016 New OneVision 20/20 program includes manufacturers, software providers, remote systems management platform providers, service providers, and trade organizations united to improve service capabilities of integrators.

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

November 23, 2016 Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

April 24, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

How To Get $79,486 In Recurring IT Service Revenue Without Installing Any Equipment

How To Get $79,486 In Recurring IT Service Revenue Without Installing Any Equipment

Register now for our free 1-hr webcast if you're serious about wanting to generate recurring revenue without investing a lot of money up front, and we'll show you the exact package of cloud services that SMB clients are buying right now.

How ConnectWise is Revolutionizing Customer Service

How ConnectWise is Revolutionizing Customer Service

Advertorial · April 03, 2017 Connectwise can help you strengthen client relationships with outstanding support.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

January 13, 2017 After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

You’re Thinking About Earning RMR from Service Plans. Now What?

You’re Thinking About Earning RMR from Service Plans. Now What?

In this FREE one-hour CE Pro webcast, learn how L.A.-area integrator Cantara Design has established an effective service plan by partnering with OneVision to deliver excellent service.

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

November 23, 2016 Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

Advertorial · November 04, 2016 We sit two integration companies in front of a camera and ask them to share their experiences with this newly free service.

OneVision’s Integrator Service Desk Information

OneVision’s Integrator Service Desk Information

With OneVision’s Integrator Service Desk you get a team of empathetic and experienced technology specialists responding to your clients’ service requests within 30 minutes, 24/7.

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.

Five Three-Minute Reads on Sales and Marketing

Five Three-Minute Reads on Sales and Marketing

October 01, 2016 This download presents basics in the realms of revenue generation and proper advertising and branding.

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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...
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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
ConnectWise

ConnectWise
ConnectWise® transforms how technology solution providers successfully build, manage and grow their businesses. Through the ConnectWise® Business Suite™ – a comprehensive set of award-winning solutions that deliver a...
www.connectwise.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...
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 softwareD-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
iBridge

iBridge
iBridge Connected Home by Napco, professional HAaas suite affordably delivers smart home and security, controls alarm, video, climate, lighting, locking and small appliances with iBridge App on any smart device or with...
www.connectedhome.net/sign-up
Ihiji

ihiji
Ihiji is the foundation of your service operations center. Your technicians can remotely monitor the status of all of your clients’ networks and IP devices.  The customized dashboard shows all Ihiji connected...
www.ihiji.com
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