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Your Clients Can Now Trash You Online… And You Cannot Contractually Stop Them

New law called the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 enacted in the waning days of the Obama Administration prevents integrators from including a…

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CE Pro Executive Q&A: Dave Pedigo Outlines CEDIA’s Educational Plans

CEDIA plans to expand its educational offerings for integrators with a focus on the CEDIA Boot Camps going on the road,…

Your Clients Can Now Trash You Online… And You Cannot Contractually Stop Them

Your Clients Can Now Trash You Online… And You Cannot Contractually Stop Them

February 22, 2017 New law called the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 enacted in the waning days of the Obama Administration prevents integrators from including a non-disparagement clause in their contract, specifically protecting consumers' right to post negative reviews. Law takes effect March 14, 2017.

CE Pro People & Places: Trinnov Appoints Sutherland; MantelMount Names Bean & Boyer; BTX

CE Pro People & Places: Trinnov Appoints Sutherland; MantelMount Names Bean & Boyer; BTX

February 21, 2017 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

CEDIA Integrators Talk Sales Commissions, Millennial Slackers, Service Contracts

CEDIA Integrators Talk Sales Commissions, Millennial Slackers, Service Contracts

February 20, 2017 Leslie Shiner led CEDIA's marathon "Work Smarter, Not Harder" workshop at ISE 2017, where she and top integrators shared tips on human resources, operations, sales and service.


CE Pro Executive Q&A: Dave Pedigo Outlines CEDIA’s Educational Plans

February 03, 2017 CEDIA plans to expand its educational offerings for integrators with a focus on the CEDIA Boot Camps going on the road, and a special technology overview kicking off the upcoming CEDIA Business Xchange in San Antonio March 1-3.

CEDIA to Sponsor CE Pro Summit

CEDIA to Sponsor CE Pro Summit

February 02, 2017 CEDIA will sponsor CE Pro Summit set for November 1-3 in Orlando, bringing educational content to the event.

ESPA Reports 35% Increase in Trained Technicians

ESPA Reports 35% Increase in Trained Technicians

February 01, 2017 Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) training cooperative conducts 35% more exams in 2016 and sells 130% more training guidebooks for entry-level technicians.

One Firefly Debuts 3D Renderings for Dealer Websites

One Firefly Debuts 3D Renderings for Dealer Websites

February 01, 2017 One Firefly introduces Smart Layout, interactive 3D renderings that showcase how technology works in a home. Dealers can embed the imagery on their websites for $30/month.

Law Prohibits Asking Potential Employees About Previous Wage Earnings

Law Prohibits Asking Potential Employees About Previous Wage Earnings

January 27, 2017 Following Massachusetts, Philadelphia makes it illegal for employers to ask prospective employees about their salary history. Violators will be fined $2,000 plus damages.

What ConnectWise’s Rebranded Business Suite Means for Integrators

What ConnectWise’s Rebranded Business Suite Means for Integrators

Advertorial · January 25, 2017 ConnectWise has unified its products under one business suite and updated its user interface (UI) across its core products to continue the trend of updates, improvements and simplification.

3 Business Models That Will Keep CE Pro Firms Afloat in 2017

3 Business Models That Will Keep CE Pro Firms Afloat in 2017

January 18, 2017 Rapid changes in the custom installation industry are a product of DIY, decreasing equipment margins, consumer-branded manufacturers and Millennial preference.

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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.

5 BEST Business Software Services of 2016

5 BEST Business Software Services of 2016

October 27, 2016 Check out the 2016 BEST Award winners in the business operations category: D-Tools, One Firefly, iPoint, OneVision Resources and SnapAV.

What Dealers Say about CEDIA 2016: Bose Surprises, Sony Wows, Denver Wanted

What Dealers Say about CEDIA 2016: Bose Surprises, Sony Wows, Denver Wanted

September 21, 2016 Dealers universally embraced Sony, Bose and Riva surprised with strong home theater demos from little speakers, and Crestron gets mixed reviews on Sonos implementation at CEDIA 2016.

ConnectWise Announces New Business Intelligence Capabilities for Quosal Software

ConnectWise Announces New Business Intelligence Capabilities for Quosal Software

September 20, 2016 New quote and proposal automation software Quosal BI provides ConnectWise partners a robust set of customizable reports and dashboards designed to analyze and share data collected by Microsoft Power BI.

Vital Mgmt. Bi4Ci Dashboard Rates Integrators’ Financials, Metrics

Vital Mgmt. Bi4Ci Dashboard Rates Integrators’ Financials, Metrics

September 19, 2016 Vital Management unveils a cloud-based dashboard that uses QuickBooks with business metrics for custom installation companies for $299/month. Also, new marketing service for Bravas members aims to help them reach high-end clients.

CEDIA Tease: ProjX360 Launches Sales CRM, Proposal Generation Tool

CEDIA Tease: ProjX360 Launches Sales CRM, Proposal Generation Tool

September 07, 2016 ProjX360 software will unveil its sales CRM, proposal-generation tool and purchase order systems at CEDIA 2016.

SupplyStream Changes Name to ‘Portal,’ Eliminates Dealer Fees, Launches iPhone App

SupplyStream Changes Name to ‘Portal,’ Eliminates Dealer Fees, Launches iPhone App

August 31, 2016 New for CEDIA 2016: Online product catalog, distributor and proposal software company SupplyStream announces corporate rebranding to Portal. The company has also eliminated its $29/month membership fees and created an iPhone app.

CEDIA Rookie: iPoint Software Does it all, Including Proposals, Invoicing, Change Orders, More

CEDIA Rookie: iPoint Software Does it all, Including Proposals, Invoicing, Change Orders, More

August 12, 2016 New at CEDIA 2016: Developed by integrators, iPoint is a multi-function business management software suite that combines a traditional license/seat-based system with a cloud-based solution.

The Perfect Vendor Portal?

The Perfect Vendor Portal?

Advertorial · August 11, 2016 Manufacturers are flocking to an impressive new portal platform launched by Portal.

CEDIA Business Exchange: 8 Tips for Hiring People with the Right Attitude

CEDIA Business Exchange: 8 Tips for Hiring People with the Right Attitude

May 12, 2016 The surest way to get the honest answer from a candidate, how to ensure a reference returns your call ... and more

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Tech Owner’s Guide to Profitability

A Tech Owner’s Guide to Profitability

May 25, 2016 Profitability. It makes the difference between loving your technology business and struggling through sleepless nights.

Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van

Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van

Experience the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, the commercial vehicle that helps accelerate your business, raise productivity, and lower the total cost of ownership. Download this free brochure to learn more about the Sprinter line.

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

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.

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.

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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...
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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
IQeye eStore

IQeye
IQinVision network cameras and video management software with attractive reseller discounts. Featuring IQeye BASIC LINE, from VGA to 2.0MP, H.264 or MJPEG, these IP video cameras easily integrate with NVRs. For smaller...
www.IQeStore.com
MSR Acoustics

MSR Acoustics
MSR Acoustics supplies the finest acoustical treatments for home theaters and listening rooms. Anthony Grimani and six Grammy Award-winner Keith Olsen founded MSR in 2003. MSR also supplies sound isolation and noise control...
www.msr-inc.com
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