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Brand-Centric Business Model Boosts Integrator’s Profits by 50%

Houston integrator Digital Delight leaves traditional business model based on equipment margin for a high-volume operation using Logitech for control.

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3 Ways to Step Up Your Customer Service Game

3 Ways to Step Up Your Customer Service Game

August 16, 2017 It's hard to make the project-to-service transition, but these three pillars of a service-first approach will help get you started. For more info, attend OneVision's service workshop at CEDIA 2017.

Lenbrook Announces Leadership Transition, New Senior Management Team

Lenbrook Announces Leadership Transition, New Senior Management Team

August 16, 2017 Key executives John Banks and Dean Miller lead transition as Lenbrook creates leadership succession plan for future growth. Lenbrook owns audio brands Bluesound, NAD Electronics and PSB Speakers.

People & Places: RTI Rehires Forberg; Como Names Kerek; Core Brands Appoints Harris

People & Places: RTI Rehires Forberg; Como Names Kerek; Core Brands Appoints Harris

August 16, 2017 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

How You Can Increase Your RMR by 18.7% Without Adding a Single Customer

How You Can Increase Your RMR by 18.7% Without Adding a Single Customer

Join us for a free 1 hour webcast on August 23rd to learn how if you apply just one of the stealthy strategies you will learn in the webinar, you can increase your RMR TODAY. 

Brand-Centric Business Model Boosts Integrator’s Profits by 50%

Brand-Centric Business Model Boosts Integrator’s Profits by 50%

Advertorial · August 11, 2017 Houston integrator Digital Delight leaves traditional business model based on equipment margin for a high-volume operation using Logitech for control.

Exponential Learning at CEDIA 2017

Exponential Learning at CEDIA 2017

Advertorial · August 11, 2017 CEDIA 2017 has a broad range of technical and business courses – in fact, over 70 courses have been added just this year.

Alarm.com Q2 Results: Revenue Rises 33% Driven by SaaS

Alarm.com Q2 Results: Revenue Rises 33% Driven by SaaS

August 10, 2017 Alarm.com's total revenue increases 33% while SaaS and license revenue increases 40% following the acquisition of Connect and Piper business units from Icontrol.

How to Transition from ‘Free’ to ‘Paid’ Without Burning Client Relationships

How to Transition from ‘Free’ to ‘Paid’ Without Burning Client Relationships

August 09, 2017 What can integrators learn from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times? One newspaper transitioned from 'free' articles to 'paid' memberships without burning any bridges, and you can too.

HTSA Names Tom Doherty Special Projects Coordinator

HTSA Names Tom Doherty Special Projects Coordinator

August 08, 2017 Longtime industry leader Tom Doherty to develop new strategic initiatives and assist in member education for Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) buying group.

CEDIA, ESA Partner to Offer Discounted Training Courses

CEDIA, ESA Partner to Offer Discounted Training Courses

August 08, 2017 Members of both associations will have access to CEDIA and Electronic Security Association (ESA) training and education courses at a 15% discount.

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New ‘Portal Select’ is Like Amazon Prime B2B for Smart-Home Pros

New ‘Portal Select’ is Like Amazon Prime B2B for Smart-Home Pros

July 25, 2017 Portal.io already lets smart-home technologists search for specialty products, build proposals and purchase gear wholesale from a single site. New ‘Select’ service, to be demonstrated at CEDIA 2017, elevates service to Amazonian levels. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Savant Home Automation Now Works with Ihiji for Remote Monitoring, Management

Savant Home Automation Now Works with Ihiji for Remote Monitoring, Management

July 05, 2017 Savant dealers can monitor their clients’ networks and home automation systems remotely with Ihiji Network Appliance and Invision software.

ConnectWise CloudConsole Remotely Manages Microsoft Software

ConnectWise CloudConsole Remotely Manages Microsoft Software

June 21, 2017 ConnectWise CloudConsole tool enables integrators to manage, monitor and bill remote Microsoft cloud services.

Observables Launches IOBOT Configurable Router with RMR Potential for Dealers

Observables Launches IOBOT Configurable Router with RMR Potential for Dealers

June 15, 2017 With Observables' patent-pending IOBOT software as a service (SaaS) and AlwaysON platform, dealers have a cross-market offering that brings in subscription-based recurring revenue.

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

May 26, 2017 Survey of CE Pro 100 top smart-home integrators reveals the most-specified brands in the connected home with Control4, SnapAV, Sonance, Sony, Lutron, Sonos, Middle Atlantic and others topping the list for 2017.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

DIY Smart-Home System ‘Hive Welcome Home’ Brings Tiered Subscription Plans to U.S.

DIY Smart-Home System ‘Hive Welcome Home’ Brings Tiered Subscription Plans to U.S.

May 11, 2017 Hive Welcome Home combines a thermostat, lighting, plugs and sensors with a mobile app to offer a straight-to-consumer DIY smart-home system. The U.K. company is launching three tiered subscription plans in the U.S. in June.

The Art Of Smart

The Art Of Smart

Advertorial · April 26, 2017 Get more business by teaming up with some unlikely allies.

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.

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How You Can Increase Your RMR by 18.7% Without Adding a Single Customer

How You Can Increase Your RMR by 18.7% Without Adding a Single Customer

Join us for a free 1 hour webcast on August 23rd to learn how if you apply just one of the stealthy strategies you will learn in the webinar, you can increase your RMR TODAY. 

Struggling to Recruit Qualified CE Technicians?

2017 Consumer Technology Association/CE Pro Workforce Study

Jason Knott · First-ever joint CTA/CE Pro Workforce Study identifies key skillsets, budgets and resources for hiring, training, and retaining technicians. Key data on company size and geographic region also presented.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

May 20, 2017 CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study shows which custom electronics brands the industry's highest-revenue integrators prefer.

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

April 25, 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

View the recording of this previously live 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)

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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
ConnectWise

ConnectWise
ConnectWise transforms how technology solution providers successfully build, manage, and grow their businesses. Our award-winning set of software solutions provide a fully integrated, seamless experience to companies in more...
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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