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Interview: Savant Founder Bob Madonna Returns as CEO

William Lynch, CEO of Savant for the last 2.5 years, will stay on as advisor while Madonna takes the helm of the home automation company, continuing…

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The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

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Interview: Savant Founder Bob Madonna Returns as CEO

Interview: Savant Founder Bob Madonna Returns as CEO

September 27, 2016 William Lynch, CEO of Savant for the last 2.5 years, will stay on as advisor while Madonna takes the helm of the home automation company, continuing the new retail strategy, while bolstering custom. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro People & Places: Madonna Returns to Savant; C.E.D. Events, Azione Event Change of Venue

CE Pro People & Places: Madonna Returns to Savant; C.E.D. Events, Azione Event Change of Venue

September 27, 2016 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

Product Briefs: Cirrus Logic Audio Chip; D-Tools & TRXio Collaborate; THX Updates Dealer Portal

Product Briefs: Cirrus Logic Audio Chip; D-Tools & TRXio Collaborate; THX Updates Dealer Portal

September 27, 2016 Keep checking back for CE Pro's brief product and company news in custom electronics.

Elan ‘Completely Reimagines’  Long-Lived Home Automation System with v. 8.0

Elan ‘Completely Reimagines’  Long-Lived Home Automation System with v. 8.0

Tom Walker, The CI Guys · September 27, 2016 Former integrator and rep Tom Walker explains the significant and nuanced changes to the Elan v. 8.0 home automation platform introduced at CEDIA 2016.

Savant Home Automation Works with Nest and iPort, Integrates Deeper with Sonos, PureLink

Savant Home Automation Works with Nest and iPort, Integrates Deeper with Sonos, PureLink

September 27, 2016 CEDIA 2016: Buttons on an iPort wall mount can activate Savant home automation scenes; homeowners can use Nest’s ‘Away’ mode to trigger a Savant scene automatically.

When Two Integrators Merge: Who Knew Central Vac Could be so Profitable?

When Two Integrators Merge: Who Knew Central Vac Could be so Profitable?

Advertorial · September 27, 2016 When Minnesota integrators JJ Vanderson and Orion Home Systems merged in 2014 to form JJ Orion, they created a profitable powerhouse doing residential central-vac jobs up to $50,000.

Made for Pros, RIVA Audio Is Not Just Another Sonos Wannabe

Made for Pros, RIVA Audio Is Not Just Another Sonos Wannabe

September 27, 2016 Comparing today’s audio systems to an ‘elephant’s fart’ in terms of quality, RIVA Audio comes out swinging at CEDIA 2016 with sleek, high-quality wireless networked audio system that promises strong margin for integrators.

26 Great Business Management Tips to Enact Today

26 Great Business Management Tips to Enact Today

September 26, 2016 Charging higher prices to referral clients, sharing only 50% of a project’s profit windfall, and putting a ceiling on wages for every position in your company are just some tangible business tips from other CE pros.

Apple Goes All in for Sonos: Sales & Demos at 468 Stores

Apple Goes All in for Sonos: Sales & Demos at 468 Stores

September 26, 2016 Sonos speakers are now selling on Apple.com, and soon Apple stores will offer the products for demos and sales.

The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

September 26, 2016 REAL Audio Video’s Virtual Reality (VR) pre-visualization technology lets clients see and interact with their home theater design before construction.

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