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CE Pro 100 Names Top Phone System/Intercom Brands

Panasonic still paces the phone system/intercom category, but its margin is shrinking as Control4 gains traction.

Panasonic is once again the No. 1 brand in the 2017 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for phone systems/intercoms, but Control4 is gaining marketshare.
Robert Archer · June 8, 2017

CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study surveys the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms, otherwise known as the CE Pro 100, to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting control, security and more.

In this category-by-category breakdown, senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in 55 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.

For years Panasonic has dominated the Phone Systems/Intercom category, but its dominance is now being challenged.

Panasonic still paces the category, but its margin is shrinking through Control4’s addition of 14 dealers from its 2016 figures and Panasonic’s drop of 17.

See the full report here.

Top 5

Panasonic: 35

Control4: 22

Holovision: 8

Legrand: 6

Seidle: 6

Other Brands

Aiphone: 5

NEC: 5

Savant: 5

Crestron: 4

Elan: 3

Viking: 3

AT&T: 2

Cisco: 2

ClearOne: 2

M&S: 2

Polycom: 2

Ubiquity: 2

Avaya: 1

C3X: 1

Digium: 1

Mitel: 1

Ring: 1

See the full report. 

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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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  Article Topics

Networking & Cables · Business · CEPro 100 · News · CE Pro 100 Brands · Control4 · Holovision · Intercom · Legrand · Panasonic · All Topics
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