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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

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

Neat-O: Wireless System Rebuilt for ‘This Old House’ in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

Integrator uses Gefen wireless solution to reconstruct New Jersey home’s IT network destroyed by Hurricane Sandy for TV show ‘This Old House.’

Jason Knott · April 03, 2014

Devialet Demos Striking Industrial Design Amps, Remotes at CES

Devialet’s pricey aluminum polished amps with built-in DACs and square remotes aim to bring high-resolution audio quality to a wireless generation.

Jason Knott · January 08, 2014

Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi Players to Rival Sonos Whole-House Streaming

Bose introduces three SoundTouch Wi-Fi self-contained combination Internet radio/streaming audio devices that will eventually connect wirelessly to Bose Jewel Cube speakers and VideoWave TVs.

Jason Knott · October 09, 2013