CE Pro 100 Names Top Tool and Tester Brands
Fluke Networks jumps to the top of the tools and testers category, followed by Klein, SnapAV, Platinum Tools and Labor Saving Devices.
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.
The second-year Tools & Testers category has undergone quite a bit of upheaval from its debut in 2016.
Fluke Networks jumped to the top after much less representation last year.
The co-leaders from 2016 are well represented with 24 dealers using Klein products and 18 enlisting Platinum Tools’ products.
Labor Saving Devices surged into the top five.
Platinum Tools: 18
Labor Saving Devices: 17
Channel Lock: 5
Liberty AV Solutions: 5
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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