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Azione Preps Members for ‘Tough’ Year Ahead with Bold Marketing Plans

Richard Glikes of the Azione Unlimited buying group reflects on an astounding 2015 with 45% overall revenue growth among members, while preparing members for slower 2016 with new marketing initiatives.

Jason Knott · January 18, 2016

AudioQuest Upgrades DragonFly, Beetle USB Stick DACs

Upgraded USB stick-style DACs from AudioQuest play back any audio files from MP3 to high-res while reducing jitter and gaining compatibility with mobile devices.

CE Pro Editors · January 18, 2016

CE Pro Weekly Video News: Q&A with CTA Integrator of the Year

Consumer Technology Association Integrator of the Year award winner Gerry Lynch of System 7 in Boston says taking risks in his business has paid off.

CE Pro Editors · January 13, 2016

Legal: Licensing for DIY-Installed Monitored Security Systems Across County Lines

As traditional security dealers and new entrepreneurs follow the model of factory-configured, self-installed monitored security systems, what are the licensing requirements for nationwide coverage?

CE Pro Editors · January 12, 2016

2015 CE Stocks Fall Double Digits

Cumulative stock prices for 46 publicly traded companies involved in custom electronics fell by 11.8% in 2015. Google/Alphabet, Broadcom, Home Depot among biggest gainers; Ascent Capital, Sharp, Control4, HHGregg biggest losers.

Jason Knott · January 04, 2016

South African Integrator Tackles Growing Wealthy Class

Integrator BNC Technology in Johannesburg handles rapidly growing wealthy class in South Africa with fiber optic deployments pushing the market forward. What can U.S. integrators learn from this?

Jason Knott · December 30, 2015

Editor’s Picks: Bob Archer’s Products of 2015

Some of the year’s best video products include solutions from Digital Projection, Dish Network, and Optoma also make Bob Archer’s list of 12 best products of the year.

Robert Archer · December 23, 2015

CEDIA’s Ambitious 2016 Goals: Consumer Events, 5K Members, New HQ?

CEDIA lays out its 2016 plans for members, including consumer-facing events, bundled education for newly hired technicians, global certification, plans to reach 5,000 members, potential partnership with Coldwell Banker, and possibly a new headquarters.

Jason Knott · December 22, 2015

Control4 Offers Smart-Home Financing through Home Tech Integrators

Home automation leader Control4 has teamed with GreenSky to provide consumer financing for smart-home products and installation, including Control4’s own products and services, as well as third-party solutions.

Julie Jacobson · December 22, 2015

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Explaining Liens vs. Lawsuits for Non-Payment by General Contractor

Integrators who sign a contract with a general contractor and not directly with the client cannot sue the homeowner if you are not paid, but you may be able to file a mechanics lien against the property.

Jason Knott · December 22, 2015