Chuck Schneider is a freelance writer with a long history in consumer electronics. He started and restarted his award-winning manufacturer’s representative firm - Value Added Marketing - and was also a vice president and general merchandise manager for a multi-regional CE chain, as well as a buyer for Lechmere's (a division of Target). Today, he is a freelance writer.
Distributor Professional Audio Associates (PAA) held its annual vendor show with brands like TiVo and United Leather highlighting along with stalwarts LG, URC, Origin Acoustics, SpeakerCraft and others.
As labor gets tighter in the custom electronics industry, the likelihood of hiring a former employee increases for integrators. Meanwhile, many ex-employees want to come back. What should you be on the lookout for?
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X aren’t as different as you might think, according to D+M Group (Denon, Marantz, Boston Acoustics, HEOS, et al), one of the first component manufacturers implementing the both the surround sound formats.
Integrators with private appointment-only showrooms should open on Black Friday with retail-style hours with about a dozen sale items like wireless multiroom speakers, soundbars, subwoofers, programmable thermostats, security cams, alarms and smart door locks. Here are 6 tips to succeed.