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Google Joins Azione, Pushing DIY Voice Control to Smart-Home Pros

Azione Unlimited, a buying group for home-technology pros, adds another DIY vendor to the roster — Google Home — shortly after Sonos joins the group.

Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018

Sonos Joins First Home-Technology Buying Group Ever – Azione

Sonos, an iconic brand that is both loved and loathed by home-technology pros, has joined its first industry buying group, Azione Unlimited, claiming it is “committed to building stronger relationships with the channel.”

Julie Jacobson · March 13, 2018

Move over 4K, ProSource is All About RMR and Dealer Productivity in 2018

ProSource added 13 new vendors in 2017, of which eight specialize in managed services and business productivity — a huge focus for the home-technology buying group in 2018. Here’s the latest in techs-for-hire, social-media management and productivity software from Summit 2018.

Julie Jacobson · March 08, 2018

Azione Welcomes 7 New Integrator Members to Home-Tech Buying & Networking Group

Industry vets from cyberManor, Stereo Exchange and System 7, along with other leading integration firms, join newer, eager firms as dealer members of Azione.

CE Pro Editors · December 19, 2017

9 Tips for Getting the Most out of a Home-Tech Buying Group

Whether you’re a member of HTSA, Azione, ProSource, HTSN, PSA or some other home-technology buying group, these tips all apply for getting the most out of your investment.

CE Pro Editors · November 22, 2017

ProSource Expert Warehouse Partners with Portal

ProSource inks deal to partner with distributor Portal to bring its product research tool and proposal software to the buying group’s Expert Warehouse distribution arm.

Jason Knott · November 21, 2017

Home Technology Buying Groups: Comparing HTSA, HTSN, ProSource, Azione

HTSA, HTSN, ProSource and Azione are considered the leading buying groups and networking organizations for home-technology and consumer-electronics professionals. Should you join one of them?

CE Pro Editors · November 20, 2017

Catalyst AV Distributor Group Revenues Up 20% in 2017

11-member Catalyst AV Group of distributors reports revenue growth of more than 20 percent for the first half of 2017.

Jason Knott · August 24, 2017

Q&A: HTSA’s Jon Robbins on New Member Benefits, Education Programs

Hear from Jon Robbins, executive director, HTSA about the buying group’s evolution, new benefits and the No. 1 problem facing integrators right now.

CE Pro Editors · August 21, 2017

HTSA Names Tom Doherty Special Projects Coordinator

Longtime industry leader Tom Doherty to develop new strategic initiatives and assist in member education for Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) buying group.

Jason Knott · August 08, 2017