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Jason Knott

Jason Knott

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.

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Jason's Latest Posts

Austere Emphasizes Aesthetics in Accessories

Austere targets CI channel with highly designed HDMI and audio cables, as well as power strips designed to be seen, not hidden.

Jason Knott · January 22, 2021

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2021: Wi-Fi 6 Aims to Boost Network Upgrade Market

Among its enhancements, the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol brings more stability and enables more IoT devices to join home networks.

Jason Knott · January 22, 2021

U.S. Single-Family Housing Starts End 2020 Up 12%; 2021 Outlook Muddled

Single-family housing starts hits 1.34 million, highest since 2006. Rising lumber prices and new regs could slow market in 2021.

Jason Knott · January 21, 2021

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Sony GTZ-380 Projector Continues Flagship Heritage

Sony Electronics’ new flagship $88,000 VPL-GTZ380 is industry-changing with 10,000-lumen output in native 4K.

Jason Knott · January 21, 2021

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CEDIA In-Person Training Returns in March

CEDIA training will begin again in-person in mid-March, marking the first hands-on classes since the pandemic.

Jason Knott · January 20, 2021

Quest for Quality Award

CE Pro 2021 Quest for Quality Awards Open for Voting

CE Pro 2021 Quest for Quality Awards recognize best suppliers in customer service, shipping, warranty, tech support and more.

Jason Knott · January 20, 2021

Be Wary of Requests for Additional Insurance

GCs and clients are more frequently requesting integrators to add them as ‘additional insured’ to their own insurance policy.

Jason Knott · January 19, 2021

Harrison Home Systems Named 2021 CTA Integrator of the Year

Harrison Home Systems, one of the nation’s leading custom residential integration companies, receives CTA’s most prestigious award.

Jason Knott · January 19, 2021

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Homegrown Software Solution Boosts Profits, Average Sale by 20%

MaxaWare end-to-end software enables integrator to increase its average project size by 20%, plus expand upgrade jobs during COVID-19.

Jason Knott · January 15, 2021

Harman Goes High-Tech Retro for JBL’s 75th Anniversary

Keith Urban serenades JBL with ‘Happy Birthday’ during digital Harman Explore event that debuts retro L100 speakers, SA750 integrated amp, and a 330-lb subwoofer.

Jason Knott · January 14, 2021