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CE Pro People & Places: Visual Solutions Hires Fife; Artison Names Neumann; Emotiva Adds Schofield

CE Pro People & Places: Visual Solutions Hires Fife; Artison Names Neumann; Emotiva Adds Schofield

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

Cybersecurity Checklist Tool for Integrators Unveiled by CTA

Cybersecurity Checklist Tool for Integrators Unveiled by CTA

March 23, 2017 New Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Connected Home Security Checklist Tool details proper cybersecurity protocols for installing Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Advice from Expert: Builders Don’t Want DIY Home Automation

Advice from Expert: Builders Don’t Want DIY Home Automation

March 22, 2017 Tim Costello of the home-builder marketing firm BDX warns that homebuilders want built-in smart-home technologies to encourage consumers to buy new homes.

Walt Zerbe Joins CEDIA as Senior Director of Technology & Standards

Walt Zerbe Joins CEDIA as Senior Director of Technology & Standards

March 22, 2017 Long-time industry veteran Walt Zerbe to leave the manufacturer sector to become CEDIA's senior director of technology and standards.

Free Amazon Echo Dot with Paid Monitoring? How to Offer Cheap RMR Incentives

Free Amazon Echo Dot with Paid Monitoring? How to Offer Cheap RMR Incentives

March 22, 2017 Use equipment incentives to sell paid monitoring/service plans and collect RMR the right way. And here's a thought: why not market the service your clients already expect?

CEDIA Chairman Shames Us Into Being Better Mentors

CEDIA Chairman Shames Us Into Being Better Mentors

March 21, 2017 Dennis Erskine at CEDIA Business Xchange: ‘I was a trunk-slammer once.’

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)

6 Real Problems Remote Management Is Solving for Integrators

6 Real Problems Remote Management Is Solving for Integrators

Domenico Crapanzano · March 20, 2017 Remote management is much bigger than earning RMR. It solves six giant pain points for CE pros, including reducing client dissatisfaction and reliance on highly skilled service techs for troubleshooting.

LAST DAY to Enter CE Pro 100: Final Deadline March 24

LAST DAY to Enter CE Pro 100: Final Deadline March 24

March 20, 2017 The CE Pro 100 is an annual list of the largest custom electronics integrators in the United States. The CE Pro 100 is accepting submissions until March 24, 2017.


Vivint Gets Clever with Bear Themed Smart Doorbell YouTube Videos

March 16, 2017 Vivint Smart Home's 'Life Happens at the Front Door' campaign got clever with several YouTube commercials depicting a costumed 'bear' utilizing the Vivint doorbell camera.

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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)

Samsung to Acquire Harman for Connected Car; What About AMX for Smart Home?

Samsung to Acquire Harman for Connected Car; What About AMX for Smart Home?

November 14, 2016 Samsung Electronics is acquiring Harman International for $112 per share, or $8 billion, largely for Harman’s leadership in automotive technology and consumer audio; IoT shows up in PR, but no mention of AMX, once a giant in home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Dish Crunches Data on TV Viewing, Predicts Next President

Dish Crunches Data on TV Viewing, Predicts Next President

November 07, 2016 Under its new 'Wisdom of Crowds' initiative, Dish gathered data from connected DVRs to predict a Clinton victory, based on viewing preferences for genres such as sports and TV series. Plus … how to watch 2016 elections on Dish. (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.

Which Technologies Look Promising for Smart Home Integrators in 2017?

Which Technologies Look Promising for Smart Home Integrators in 2017?

November 03, 2016 Voice control, object-based audio, HDR TV, and DIY-assist business models are all viable options for integrators to pursue in 2017... and here's how to do it.

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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.

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

September 15, 2016 Adding to your service offering is challenging. We get it. ConnectWise has helped countless technology solution providers reconfigure their business for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue.

Want to Build a Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

Want to Build a Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

June 27, 2016 Integrators have now become the primary product advisor on fewer than 40 percent of projects. What can you do about that? Let's take a closer look at social media for its low overhead, minimal time investment and powerful reach.

iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program Benefits

iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program Benefits

Become part of the iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program, and take advantage of this rapidly growing, RMR-building category of services and all these benefits, many exclusive to Authorized Dealers.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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