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Platinum Tools at ISE 2020: Booth Giveaways, Insulated Tools, More

Platinum Tools is showcasing its new cable stripper, insulated screwdriver, and giving away its ezEX mini termination and test kits each day during ISE 2020.

CE Pro Editors · February 12, 2020

Dealer Profile: Brian Cox, AV Simplified, Russellville, AR

Brian started Convergence Technologies in 2000 to serve the IT needs of people throughout Russellville, AR and the surrounding area.  Several clients asked about solutions for AV system problems and Brian soon was installing more and more AV equipment for clients in the Russellville area.  Realizing an unfulfilled need for high quality AV system solutions, […]

CE Pro Editors · February 03, 2020

Dealer Installation Profile: Smarter Living by Design, Dallas TX

When Greg Margolus of Hometronics in Dallas TX (http://hometronics.com/) was approached by his former client the Dallas World Trade Center, he was asked to consult and ultimately design and oversee the execution of an “Experience Center” inside their Design Center – representing the best of class manufacturers in the luxury home technology category.  Greg reached […]

CE Pro Editors · February 03, 2020

Google & DISH Collaborate; Offer Real Time Front Door Monitoring

Late last year, DISH launched an integration of the Google Nest Hello Doorbell with its Hopper set top box.  Dealers can now offer Hopper customers a powerful yet low cost solution for monitoring a front entrance while watching TV.  After a simple pairing step, customers will get notifications when a doorbell press event occurs. This […]

CE Pro Editors · February 03, 2020

DISH Provides 4K Content

DISH provides both live and on demand 4K content.  Currently over twenty-five 4K titles are available in the DISH OnDemand library (Channel 300). This complements live 4K content on channel 540 as well as hundreds of 4K and 4K HDR titles available through the integrated Amazon Prime Video and Netflix Apps on Hopper 3. Amazon […]

CE Pro Editors · February 03, 2020

DISH to Launch Nation’s First Virtualized 5G Broadband Network: Learn More at Team Summit in May

On February 11th, U.S. district judge Victor Marrero ruled in favor of the proposed $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, paving the way for DISH to enter the US Wireless market. What does this mean for DISH Custom Integrators and their clients? A unique opportunity to learn more, directly from DISH Chairman Charlie Ergen, […]

CE Pro Editors · February 02, 2020

Maximizing Wi-Fi Connectivity for your Wireless Joey

As you configure your system design within your client’s residence, it may make sense to integrate a Wireless Joey into the video layout to reduce the need for running cable at the site of your remote TV, or to locate video service in areas where cabling does not make sense.  Popular use cases for Wireless […]

CE Pro Editors · February 02, 2020

Crestron Integration Enables DISH Hopper Control

As DISH launched its Custom Integration program, it reached out to the major manufacturers of control platforms, including Crestron, to build drivers that would integrate with the DISH Hopper. The current DISH integration is with the Crestron Pyng platform.  Work is underway to launch the Crestron Home platform in 2020. Click here to view the […]

CE Pro Editors · November 27, 2019

Dealer Profile: Sound Concepts, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Sound Concepts began as a vision for Owner and President, Ryan Heringer, while completing his business degree at the University of Arkansas. Installing the latest stereo equipment for friends kept him on the cutting edge of the technology he loved while forming a stable business model for the future. Formed in 2002, Sound Concepts began […]

CE Pro Editors · November 19, 2019

Product Profile: AirTV2

DISH Network has launched its latest entry in the streaming video category: the AirTV 2. AirTV 2 is a device that allows users to watch their local channels for free on their favorite devices even outside the home. Its two tuners allow users to stream to 2 devices*, and its USB port allows users to […]

CE Pro Editors · November 13, 2019