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Awesome — acaps on Jun 20
This might be one of my all-time favorite quotes: “We don’t believe the future is in warranties, but in service and support,” says Conor O’Sullivan, senior vice president, AmTrust Innovation Labs. Integrators should take note of this.  Entire... — Joseph Kolchinsky on Jun 19
I agree with almost everything in the article, almost. In the 20 years I have been in this business, I have NEVER been asked about certification, not once. 99% of my customers have never heard of CEDIA, or HTA, much less any certification. The only thing most... — Adroit1 on Jun 16
While I agree with most of the points in the article,  I’d love to know what the value of a CEDIA certification is?  Nobody other than industry insiders even knows what it is.  CEDIA has done a piss poor job of marketing the value of... — PaulRyanDesign on Jun 14
Wow.  Not one word about the most significant upgrade this unit has over the NR1608…but the picture at the top tells the tale.  Marantz is now including phono inputs on ALL of it’s AVRs now!  No longer is the feature restricted to... — John Nemesh on Jun 14
If you use a group that’s as small as the CE Pro Top 100, you have no choice but to think that the good ones are a small percentage of the industry. How many integrators are working in the US? If the number of distributors is any indication, a lot more... — highfigh on Jun 14
Kevin—I take full blame for writing the commentary. I disagree with your assessment that it is “incorrect.” We state that Ring products “do not integrate well with traditional home-automation systems.” It’s very nice that... — Julie Jacobson on Jun 07

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