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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

Why Payment by Credit Card Is Now Better Than by Check

Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum argues that payment by credit card is well worth the extra fees vs. risk of ‘bouncing’ checks or waiting for funds to be available.

Jason Knott · August 04, 2016

Really? Millson CinemaFrame Home Theater System Has No Price

The ‘invisible’ CinemaFrame system from Millson Custom Solutions offers integrators unique design, installation and pricing.

Jason Knott · August 03, 2016

Protecting Clients’ Home Artwork with Museum-Level Sensors

New Magnetic Asset Protection (MAP) sensor from Art Guard allows integrators to add a layer of security detection to clients’ valued items. Sensor integrates with multiple security control panels.

Jason Knott · August 03, 2016

CEDIA Rookie: ZVOX AccuVoice Soundbar Uses Hearing-Aid Algorithms to Enhance TV Dialog

ZVOX’s $249 AccuVoice TV Speaker soundbar uses patented computer algorithms to enhance TV dialog for those who have hearing loss.

Jason Knott · August 02, 2016

Legal Advice on Phone Support: What if a Customer is Injured?

CE pros need to stay ‘on script’ when conducting an over-the-phone service call to protect clients from an electrical shock or fall while repairing their own system. Where does liability start and end?

Jason Knott · July 28, 2016

Optimizing Rooms Acoustically for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X

Adding more speakers to a room can confuse the human brain, so manufacturers discuss the best way to acoustically treat a home theater for object-based surround sound.

Jason Knott · July 27, 2016

Integrator Designs, Builds His Own Replacement Cable TV Set-Top Box

FCC’s ‘Unlock the Box’ initiative enables CE pro to create 4K-capable cable set-top box replacement with DVR integration, Apple TV compatibility and access to OTT and locally shared file content.

Jason Knott · July 27, 2016

Lutron Rebrands High-End LED Drivers; Debuts $250 Premier Hi-lume 0.1%

Lutron’s $250 Hi-lume Premier 0.1% constant voltage driver for commercial LED lighting is part of rebranded three-tiered high-end family under the Hi-lume name.

Jason Knott · July 26, 2016

Smart HVAC Pioneer Ecovent Targets Custom Installation Channel

Ecovent sees world with no thermostats at all, instead supplanted by smart HVAC registers sold via custom integrators.

Jason Knott · July 20, 2016

Dolby, DTS and Auro: Is Another Format War on the Way?

Manufacturers debate how healthy or unhealthy it is for the market to have multiple competing object-based technologies on the market, from Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D.

Jason Knott · July 20, 2016