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The Ultimate Guide to Freestanding Speakers

Stepping up to fill the void left by an uninspiring video category is the audio community. Led by a new generation of web-enabled, downloadable and streaming technologies, as well as electronics that can serve the needs of analog or digital enthusiasts, the audio market is experiencing a surge in popularity that rivals its golden-era heyday […]

CE Pro Editors · August 31, 2013

Cell Phone Boosters Providing New Revenue Opportunities

It costs five times more to find a new client than to retain an existing customer. Savvy integrators know that old business adage well, but the challenge is finding new solutions that add value to existing clients’ homes. Cellular boosters may be just the thing to re-open existing and new clients’ doors and offer integrators […]

CE Pro Editors · August 21, 2013

Business Operations: Profiles of 3 Successful Integrators

Exchanging ideas with others in the custom integrator business can provide insight into how similar businesses tackle situations and problems that you may have faced. This Advantage Series White Paper is the next best thing to a person-to-person chat. You’ll find out what other integrators say are some of the keys to running a successful […]

CE Pro Editors · August 12, 2013

Core Brands

CE Pro Editors · July 31, 2013

HDBaseT: Everything You Need to Know

Like most technologies, HDBaseT was developed to address a problem. Digital evolution of content has dramatically increased the complexity of connecting to displays. The problem is newer displays require a myriad of connections to work — video, audio, control (IR and serial), Internet and power. HDBaseT is optimized for video applications and can connect all […]

CE Pro Editors · July 17, 2013

3 Award- Winning Whole-Home Installations

Sometimes clients need to be sold on the limitless levels of convenience, pleasure and security that custom installers can provide. This Advantage Series White Paper rounds up the best whole-home solutions of the Electronic House 2013 Home of the Year Awards, including a 42,000-squarefoot, fully automated estate and a home with 24 audio zones and […]

CE Pro Editors · July 11, 2013

Music and More: The Evolution of Controls

Multiroom audio has undergone sweeping changes in the past few years, with first the development of iDevice control and now wireless. No longer a stand-alone subsystem, multiroom audio is fully integrated with whole-home controls to make a seamless experience for the homeowner. In this Advantage Series White Paper, we examine how the iPad and other […]

CE Pro Editors · July 02, 2013

2013 Ultimate Guide to Distribution

As the economy grappled with recession over the past four years, it drove consumers toward more value-oriented products. At the same time, integrators pared down their inventories and staff. This perfect storm led to the increasing reliance upon distributors in the industry. And now that the U.S. has emerged from the economic malaise, distributors aren’t […]

CE Pro Editors · June 23, 2013

Aquavision Makes the Smart Home Even Smarter with its Ground-breaking ConnectTV

World’s first from Aquavision

CE Pro Editors · June 10, 2013

CE Pro 100 2013

There’s been a definite change of tune amongst members of the CE Pro 100. While some might still be singing Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” song, longing for the heady years of 2006-07, others are humming the old 1929 standby “Happy Days are Here Again.” Either way, the results of CE Pro’s 15th annual list of […]

CE Pro Editors · April 30, 2013