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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

VOXX, Sharp Acquire Onkyo and Integra for $30.8M

VOXX and its subsidiary will own approximately 75% of the joint venture while Sharp will own the remaining 25%. In addition, VOXX now gains the ability to market and sell Pioneer products.

Andrew Nichols · June 28, 2021

Polycab India to Acquire Home Automation Company Silvan Innovation Labs

As Polycab India looks to expand its research and development capabilities, the company has decided to acquire Silvan Innovation Labs for approximately $2.5M.

Andrew Nichols · June 21, 2021

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Where Are 8K TV Prices Heading?

Global semiconductor shortages caused TV prices to go haywire in 2020, but now display panel pricing fluctuation is narrowing the gap between 4K and 8K TV costs.

Andrew Nichols · June 14, 2021

These 20 Gaming-Centric Cities Offer Major Opportunities for Residential Integrators

As gaming surges closer to becoming the preferred entertainment medium for Millennial and Gen Z consumers, integrators would be wise to take note of the most gaming-centric cities in America and look for install opportunities.

Andrew Nichols · June 11, 2021

New Home Sales Sink in April as Builders Deal with Lumber Price Increases

Due in part to recent Canadian lumber tariffs and general scarcity of building materials have caused new home sales to dip in April.

Andrew Nichols · June 03, 2021

Hands-On: Konftel Cam10 is an Ideal Add-On to WFH, Resimercial Installs

Thanks to its easy to set up design and wide-angle 1080p camera, the Konftel Cam10 is a great add-on to any home office install or meeting space refresh.

Andrew Nichols · May 21, 2021

Vivint Smart Home Grows Subscriber Base By 20% In Q1 2021

Thanks to a strong end of 2020, Vivint has begun 2021 on a hot streak, increasing its revenue by 13% in Q1 2021 when compared to the same time last year.

Andrew Nichols · May 14, 2021

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ISE 2021 Cancels Events in Amsterdam and Munich Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Despite receiving plenty of support from integrators and manufacturers, new COVID-19 event regulations have cause ISE 2021 to cancel events in both Amsterdam and Munich.

Andrew Nichols · April 30, 2021

ADT Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Amazon’s Ring Security Brand

ADT asserts that Amazon Ring willfully infringed on the company’s blue octagon design for stickers and yard signs, creating brand recognition and customer confusion issues.

Andrew Nichols · April 27, 2021

UL Issues Fire Hazard Warning on Cat 5E Cable Brand

UL has issued a warning related to a specific Cat 5E cable made by Claritronix after discovering the product fails to meet the flammability requirements of UL testing in the United States and Canada.

Andrew Nichols · April 01, 2021