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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

Rep Outfits $90K Van for Coastal Source Audio Demos

New England manufacturers’ rep Jarmac Group equips Nissan NV Sprinter van with Coastal Source gear to yield 90% sales closing ratio.

Andrew Nichols · July 29, 2019

Weighing Ultra Short Throw (UST) Projection Versus Flat-Panels

Longer life, larger screens and the ability to overcome challenging lighting conditions make UST projectors from companies like Hisense a viable solution versus flat-panel TV displays.

Andrew Nichols · July 02, 2019

Boston Integrator Updates Local Cancer Nonprofit’s Apartments and Rec Center

Integration company Inspired Technology and Communications helped the Christopher’s Haven non-profit by installing new Samsung TVs, Xbox consoles and more into 9 apartments used to provide free housing for families with children undergoing cancer treatment.

Andrew Nichols · June 24, 2019

PAA Optimistic Despite ‘Serious Price Hikes’ From Trump Tariffs

Massachusetts-based distributor Professional Audio Associates (PAA) is receiving ‘serious price hikes’ from manufacturers in anticipation of the July 1 bump in Chinese tariff percentage.

Andrew Nichols · June 21, 2019

Xbox Project Scarlett Promises an 8K, 120fps Gaming Experience

The newly announced Xbox Project Scarlett comes with goodies like 8K support, ray-tracing, solid state drives, and a next-gen AMD processor.

Andrew Nichols · June 10, 2019

3 Gaming Headsets Integrators Should Consider Stocking

The video game industry is growing rapidly, and with that comes the desire for high-end peripherals like gaming headsets. Here are a few well-made gaming headsets integrators should consider stocking for gaming room installations.

Andrew Nichols · May 10, 2019

Save Time on Installations With Wi-Fi-Enabled Smart Timer

Thanks to its use of three pre-programmed templates, Intermatic’s Ascend Smart In-Wall Timer can help save integrators significant time when installing smart lighting systems.

Andrew Nichols · May 08, 2019

Make Personalization Your Smart Home Mantra

Paying attention to device integration, intelligent automation, and the user experience are key factors to creating a properly personalized smart home, advises URC.

Andrew Nichols · May 03, 2019

These 10 Messy A/V Racks Are Not for the Faint of Heart

These 10 wiring jobs might leave you without much of an appetite. Click through the slideshow at your own risk!

Andrew Nichols · April 22, 2019

Self-Contained Outdoor Home Theaters Ease Installation Woes

While many integrators opt to create outdoor home theaters from scratch, products like Stealth Acoustics’ self-contained LED-based Stealth Patio Theater offer a viable option.

Andrew Nichols · April 08, 2019