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MRI Expo Touts New Look for 2016; Draws 400 Attendees

MRI Premium Distribution Services gathered 400 integrators for its 15th annual Expo, which had training sessions on the exhibit floor.

Jason Knott · November 01, 2016

How One SoCal Rep Turned Around a Sagging Territory

AV Partners in Southern California proves that independent manufacturer’s reps are not outdated and still valuable to integrators’ businesses.

Joseph Perfito · September 30, 2016

Who Knew Philips Made a 4K HDR Blu-ray Player? And Other Goodies from Capitol Sales

Denon’s DN-300Z is a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of audio, Philips makes a 4K HDR Blu-ray player, every dealer should carry doorbell cameras in their vans … and more from distributor Capitol Sales at CEDIA 2016.

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2016

SupplyStream Changes Name to ‘Portal,’ Eliminates Dealer Fees, Launches iPhone App

New for CEDIA 2016: Online product catalog, distributor and proposal software company SupplyStream announces corporate rebranding to Portal. The company has also eliminated its $29/month membership fees and created an iPhone app.

Jason Knott · August 31, 2016

New CEO Discusses Vision for AVAD as Independent Co.; a Return to CEDIA

CE Pro interviews new AVAD CEO Tom Jacoby after the distributor was acquired by private equity firm Kingswood Capital: “We don’t see this as a broken company that needs to be fixed.”

Julie Jacobson · July 28, 2016

Another Record Breaking Summer Show for PAA

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.

Chuck Schneider · July 06, 2016

AVAD Acquired by Private Equity Firm; Former Klipsch/Harman Execs to Lead the Co.

Kingswood Capital Management acquires AVAD, leading distributor of home automation and A/V gear for home-technology integrators, following the sale of parent company Ingram Micro to a Chinese conglomerate.

Julie Jacobson · July 05, 2016

Distributors Expand House Brands to Pump Up Integrator Margins

Distributors invest in house brands and add products from Apple, Bose and others to stem the growing retail/etail buying trend.

Jason Knott · July 05, 2016

CE Pro 100 Top Dealer Support Brands: Distributors, Design & Proposal Software, Tools and Testers

Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these dealer support categories as part of our annual Brand Analysis.

Robert Archer · June 14, 2016

Stampede Europe Acquires Global Distributor Just Lamps

The deal expands Stampede’s global reach and provides Just Lamps with new product categories to sell through its reseller network.

CE Pro Editors · June 06, 2016