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CE Pro Lighting & Shade Deep Dive: Motorized Shade Business Keeps on Rolling

The median price for a motorized shade installation (equipment + labor) is $13,152 with an average of 7 shades per project.

Jason Knott · October 08, 2021

The Business of Wellness in the Home Tech Market: The Next Big Play for Integrators

Despite the AV industry’s penchant for adopting the latest tech trends, integrators haven’t shown as much interest in wellness technology as the category deserves.

CE Pro Editors · October 05, 2021

Sound Concepts Elan Nortek yacht

Sound Concepts Uses Extensive Elan System to Enhance Luxury Yacht

CE Pro 100 dealer Sound Concepts outfits 70’ boat in Taiwan with Elan-controlled AV, security, shades & more; Paradigm, Klipsch, Samsung, Hunter Douglas among installed brands.

CE Pro Editors · September 30, 2021

Lighting & Shade Special Report: Exclusive Research

CE Pro asked integrators what specific assistance they would like to receive from manufacturers of lighting controls, fixtures and shades. Come check out our download for all things lighting and shades!

David Brigandi · September 28, 2021

Draper CEDIA Expo headquarters visit

CEDIA Expo 2021: Score One for the Smaller Guys

Exhibitors at the Indiana Convention Center represented the custom industry’s roots, exemplified by local manufacturer Draper’s 119-year success story.

Arlen Schweiger · September 23, 2021

Level Up Automation Control4 touch panel

Level Up Automation Relies upon Control4 to Educate Customers

Working with Control4 and Snap One, Level Up, a Northborough, Mass., integration firm offers clients an interactive look at today’s smart-home technologies through its new showroom.

Robert Archer · September 23, 2021

Somfy Clever DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit

Somfy Clever DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit

The new Somfy Clever DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit offers dealers and technically inclined homeowners the ability to motorize a home’s existing horizontal blinds. Somfy, a manufacturer of motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protection products, states that its latest product provides homeowners with an affordable way to automate their shades for control […]

Robert Archer · September 20, 2021

Screen Innovations Lives up to its Name at CEDIA Expo 2021

Meeting the needs of its dealer base, SI displayed a new range of electronics, as well as its new Zen 2 motorized shade cassette and Maestro outdoor screen material.

Robert Archer · September 15, 2021

CE Pro Podcast #73: Live from Indianapolis, It’s CEDIA Expo 2021!

CE Pro Podcast features roundtable discussion from the CE Pro booth at CEDIA Expo 2021, covering exhibitors, technologies, show themes, education sessions and more.

Arlen Schweiger · September 10, 2021

Somfy Launches ‘Somfy U’ Training Platform

Somfy has announced an all-new learning platform called Somfy U designed to offer on-demand training programs as well as live training events for the professional installation of motorized interior window coverings, awnings, exterior solar screens and rolling shutters. The platform will also house exclusive training for Somfy’s new smart home shading solution, TaHoma Gateway.   Aimed […]

CE Pro Editors · September 07, 2021