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Jason Knott

Jason Knott

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions 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

Why the Nortek Booth Has No Nortek Products

Elan is THE Nortek brand for the channel going forward, while 2GIG will be focused brand for security channel.

Jason Knott · September 14, 2019

Channel Vision Instinctive Noise-Masking Amp Mimics Waves, Birds, Water

Channel Vision A0357 Instinctive Noise Masking Audio Amplifier builds in white and pink noise solutions to mask apartment noise, traffic noise of loud office environments.

Jason Knott · September 13, 2019

Mike Pessina

Lutron Co-CEO Mike Pessina Announces Retirement

Lutron Co-CEO Mike Pessina set to retire in March 2020 after 43 years at the company.

Jason Knott ·

Patrick Warburton (left) and Barry Sonnenfeld

Hollywood Director Barry Sonnenfeld Bashes ‘Problematic’ HDR, ‘Stupid’ 8K

Hollywood director Barry Sonnenfeld calls HDR a ‘disaster’ for home theater viewing, and says 8K is ‘a waste’ and ‘stupid’.

Jason Knott ·

Lutron Unveils New HomeWorks, LED+ Dimming Technology

Lutron releases the first update to HomeWorks in 8 years, and debuts next-gen LED+ dimming technology in its ‘Luxury Sanctuary’ booth at CEDIA Expo.

Jason Knott · September 12, 2019

Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins Adds 8 Independent Reps

Bowers & Wilkins is moving to a hybrid sales network with both factory sales reps and 8 independent reps for the custom installation channel.

Jason Knott · September 11, 2019

Bravas

Why Bravas’ National Ambitions Just Might Work

CE pros might have been too quick to judge the recent Bravas news harshly, as the company seems unlikely to repeat the mistakes of VIA and Tweeter.

Jason Knott · September 10, 2019

STX Solution at CEDIA Expo 2019

CEDIA Expo Preview: STX Solution Software Targets Critical Needs

STX Solution will debut its new centralized control screen gives integrators CRM, Schedule, Work Orders, Purchasing, Service Tickets, Cases, and full integration to QuickBooks.

Jason Knott · September 9, 2019

Ruth Spira

Lutron Co-founder Ruth Spira Dies at 90

Driving force of Lutron, Ruth Rodale Spira, co-founder along with her husband Joel Spira, passes away.

Jason Knott · September 5, 2019

CEDIA Expo Preview: Platinum Tools Solves ‘Big Fat Conductor’ Termination Woes

Category cable sizes are varying so widely that technicians find themselves in the field without the proper termination tools or connectors.

Jason Knott · September 3, 2019

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