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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

#TBT: Inside BB King’s High-Tech Tour Bus

Legendary guitarist doesn’t get the blues inside his tour bus, which is complete with audio/video servers, touchpanels, security, lighting and shade control, surround sound, distributed A/V, iPod docks and more.

Jason Knott · April 15, 2015

Check Out Integrator’s Planned 12,000-Square-Foot Showroom

Hometronics in Dallas is set to break ground on a new 12,00-square-foot, two-story showroom with a huge Auro/Atmos theater, 2-channel, family room, game/sports bar, and outdoor entertainment area on the second-floor deck.

Jason Knott · January 18, 2015

TiVo Debuts OnePass; Updates Status of Mega DVR

TiVo unveils its multi-source binge-watching search and record function called OnePass at CES, while bringing dealers up to date on the status of the new Mega DVR.

Jason Knott · January 08, 2015

Inside TruAudio’s $11,000-Per-Night CES Suite

TruAudio hosts integrators in an $11,000-per-night, three-story bungalow at the [redacted] hotel where celebrities stay when they are in Las Vegas. The entire hotel is outfitted with TruAudio equipment.

Jason Knott · January 08, 2015

CE Pro Summit Focuses on Aggressive Growth Strategies

More than 200 residential and commercial integrators gather in Orlando to share ideas on hiring, training, revenue, operations and network (and shoot some arrows) at the seventh annual CE Pro Summit in Orlando.

Jason Knott · November 18, 2014

What Can You Do If an Employee ‘Steals’ from You?

If an employee quits, can you deduct money from, or withhold his entire final paycheck, for damage to company property or until he returns company equipment? Short answer: No. Here are your options.

Jason Knott · September 22, 2014

Changing the Way Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, LA’s Elite Watch Home Movies

New service using $10,000 Quantum Media Systems servers enables wealthy clients to watch first-run Hollywood movies in their home theaters, just like Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg and other affluent members of the Bel Air Circuit currently do.

Jason Knott · September 18, 2014

I Found the Best Pot in Colorado during CEDIA Expo

I found the best pot in Denver during the CEDIA Expo and it was not at a local marijuana dispensary. It was a Madison Fielding planter speaker blasting out tunes.

Jason Knott · September 14, 2014

Meridian Debuts Special Edition Loudspeakers Upgrade

Meridian’s new Special Edition (SE) loudspeakers include Enhanced Bass Alignment, a Beryllium-dome tweeter and extended warranties. Three units sell for $20,000/pair (DSP5200SE), $46,000/pair (DSP7200SE) and $80,000/pair (DSP8000SE).

Jason Knott · May 20, 2014

#TBT: Look Back at Totem Unveiling No-Crossover Element Speakers

Back in 2010 Stereo Exchange hosted a sneak preview of Totem’s new loudspeaker line, which was unveiled at CES 2011.

Jason Knott · April 23, 2014