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CE Pro 100 Names Top Rack Cooling System Brands

SnapAV’s Strong brand closes the gap to share second place with Active Thermal Management (ATM), right behind Middle Atlantic.


Middle Atlantic is the No. 1 brand in the 2017 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for rack cooling systems.
Robert Archer · June 14, 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.


After pulling into a near tie with Active Thermal Management in 2016, SnapAV’s Strong brand closed the gap to share second with Active Thermal Management (ATM), right behind Middle Atlantic.

Popping into the top five, Cool Components has nearly a quarter of CE Pro 100 backing. Sanus adds five dealers from last year’s tally.

See the full report here.

Top 5

Middle Atlantic: 48

Active Thermal Management: 34

Strong (SnapAV): 34

Cool Components: 24

Sanus: 9

Other Brands

Control4: 4

BoraGear: 3

Cab-Cool: 2

Chief: 2

OmniMount: 2

Amazon: 1

Cool Vent: 1

Crestron: 1

Fantech: 1

Milestone: 1

Niles: 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 robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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Networking & Cables · AV Racks · Business · CEPro 100 · News · Active Thermal Management · CE Pro 100 Brands · Middle Atlantic · Sanus · SnapAV · All Topics
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