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The Ultimate CE Profile

We wanted to get a better idea of “who are you,” so we asked about your background, education, politics, stresses and more. We’ll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of CE Pro in 2013, and with the industry and technology as volatile as ever, we thought this would be a good time to find out the […]

CE Pro Editors · October 03, 2012

Cleerline Technology Group

CE Pro Editors · May 13, 2012

CE Pro 100 2012

Would this year’s CE Pro 100 list of highest-revenue integrators be more aptly named the CE Pro 97+3? Last year’s No. 1, ADT, is near the top again and another mass-market security company, Vivint, made a major move in 2011. But for the first time, Best Buy entered and the big-box retailer and its Geek […]

CE Pro Editors · April 29, 2012

2011 Ultimate Guide to Distribution

Back in the heyday, integrators didn’t blink an eye about inventory collecting dust in their back rooms. They might need it for a replacement unit or to cannibalize it for service parts. No more. The days of carrying any inventory beyond basic needs are over, according to distributors. In this economy, custom installation companies are […]

CE Pro Editors · May 31, 2011

2011 CE Pro Special Report on Security

CE pros are salivating over security — what with all of the publicity from ADT, Verizon and Comcast, as well as newer product categories that mesh with an integrator’s existing skill set. In a recent CE Pro poll, 60 percent of dealers said they spec burglar alarms for residential/light commercial clients; 55 percent indicated they […]

CE Pro Editors · May 15, 2011

CE Pro 100 2011

The largest integration companies in North America rebounded nicely in 2010 across the board. From traditional custom installation firms to retailers to security companies doing multi-subsystem installations, many companies had revenue increases. It is welcome news for the industry’s largest integration firms, who just like the rest of the industry, had a rough year in […]

CE Pro Editors · May 01, 2011

Audio Plus Brings Devialet Brand to North America

The distributor is introducing the unique French audio brand to audiences in the U.S. and Canada.

Rachel Cericola · December 15, 2010

2010 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

The CE Pro 100 profiles the industry’s highest-grossing dealers. The profiles include the brands each integrator offered the most for 38 custom electronics categories. This whitepaper includes those brands most cited in each category by the CE Pro 100. If a CE Pro 100 integrator listed the brand as being offered for a particular category, […]

CE Pro Editors · August 04, 2010

CE Pro 100 2010

The data from the 12th annual CE Pro 100 show a downturn of 17 percent in 2009 with the average company on the list reporting $5.43 million in residential custom installation revenues. That figure is down from $6.59 million last year and down 27 percent from the peak of $7.4 million reported in 2007. Correspondingly, […]

CE Pro Editors · August 03, 2010

Wow! Ingram Micro Acquires AVAD

Giant IT distributor Ingram Micro to pay up to $200 million for audio, video and home automation distributor AVAD.

Julie Jacobson · April 06, 2005