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Andrew Nichols

Andrew Nichols

Andrew is a journalist and educator living in the Providence area. He was previously the Editor-in-Chief of a gaming and tech website, and the Managing Editor of his university newspaper, The Torch. He received his Bachelors in Writing and Masters in Teaching from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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Andrew's Latest Posts

13 Nasty Wiring Disasters Sure to Spook Unsuspecting Integrators

These 13 wiring jobs could scare the most hardened integrator. Click through the slideshow at your own risk!

Andrew Nichols · October 22, 2019

Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Release Date, New Features

Today, Sony officially announced the name of its next-generation console: The PlayStation 5. Prior to today, Sony had not confirmed the name or release date of its newest flagship console despite rumors swirling around the video game industry for well over a year. The console does not have a concrete release date yet, but Sony […]

Andrew Nichols · October 08, 2019

Top 10 CE Pro Stories of September 2019: BEST Awards, Barry Sonnenfeld, More

Need to catch up on the latest industry news after a hectic CEDIA Expo? We’ve selected our top 10 most popular stories of the month you should definitely check out.

Andrew Nichols · October 01, 2019

TechTalk: Nortek Explains How AI and the Cloud Can Help Integrators Fix Problems Before They Happen

Want to solve a bunch of your customer’s smart home issues without having to lift a finger? Nortek says it’s time to embrace the power and possibilities that IP networking, the cloud, and AI can provide integrators.

Andrew Nichols · September 30, 2019

TechTalk: Vivint Says Pro Program Can Help Grow Integration Businesses

Thanks to Vivint’s Smart Home Authorized Pro program, integrators can spend less time installing cameras and more time growing their businesses.

Andrew Nichols · September 30, 2019

TechTalk: simPRO Dispels the Common Myths of Cloud-Based Software

Integrators can use cloud-based business management software to their advantage if they look past the myths and find out why more than 100,000 people have adopted simPRO.

Andrew Nichols · September 28, 2019

TechTalk: LumaStream Allows Integrators to ‘Own the Ceiling’ via DC Power Conversion

Thanks in part to LumaStream’s products and services, now is the perfect time for integrators to gain ground in the lighting industry.

Andrew Nichols · September 27, 2019

TechTalk: Sonnen Enables Integrators to Profit From Energy Management

At its TechTalk, Sonnen’s Jessica Weiss went into detail on how integrators can take advantage of energy management systems as a value-added proposition during installs.

Andrew Nichols · September 26, 2019

TechTalk: Brilliant Discusses How Integrators and Builders Can Work Together

It is often hard for integrators to establish a working relationship with builders, but Brilliant believes there are ways to break down those barriers.

Andrew Nichols · September 24, 2019

CEDIA Expo 2019 Brings in Nearly 20,000 Attendees and 500 Exhibitors

CEDIA Expo returned to Denver this year, hosting several important industry events like Innovation Alley, the CEDIA Expo Pavilions, and the CE Pro BEST Awards.

Andrew Nichols · September 24, 2019