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2016 Might Be Best Year to Sell Your Business

Historically low interest rates that feed private equity investment and serious amounts of money sitting on the sidelines make 2016 a potentially good year for integrators and manufacturers to sell. What 3 steps should you be taking now?

Dec 13, 2015

Unearthing New HDMI Facts, Real-World Answers

Jeff Boccaccio, president of DPL Labs, looks back on the year, including a new testing process for 4K and HDR.

Dec 09, 2015

Tackling Cellphone Signal Boosting in a 9-Story Condo Complex

This nine-story, 350,000-squarefoot multi-dwelling unit in Kirkland, Wash. is heavy concrete construction with two underground levels for parking. The six-figure cellphone signal booster installation is being done in two phases.

Dec 08, 2015

Top Integrators Launch HAUS, a Franchise-Like Program for Mainstream Home Automation

Founders of the high-end integration firm Xssentials are launching HAUS, a smart-home training and support program to help integrators run high-volume security and home automation businesses utilizing leading brands such as Savant and Sonos.

Dec 07, 2015

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7 Big Mistakes Every Integrator Makes (updated with comments)

From hiring relatives to overpaying employees, two veteran integrators offer sage advice of what to avoid.

Dec 07, 2015

Slateplan Offers Free Version, New Features for System Estimation Software for Integrators

Integrators can enjoy a minimalist version of Slateplan’s floorplan-based design and estimation software for free. Coming soon: International versions.

Nov 18, 2015