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N.M. Security Company Upsets Police Dept. with Inflated Crime Stats

New Mexico police department says Alpha Alarm billboard exaggerates property crimes, makes the P.D. look bad.

CE Pro Editors · March 16, 2016

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

UK-based Ultamation is releasing an Apple TV driver (through Gen 4) for Crestron home automation systems. Managing Director explains the magic of SIMPL# programming language.

CE Pro Editors · March 16, 2016

HDMI Corner: Can Fiber Really Go the Distance?

As the interface demands more bandwidth, integrators need to invest in robust and reliable transmission lines. Fiber-optic cable, an active cable product, is slowly becoming a bigger player for long-distance applications.

Jeff Boccaccio · March 16, 2016

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Four easy steps to transitioning your clients — the good and the bad — to your new managed services business model.

Advertorial · March 16, 2016

Ray Super Remote Gets IR, Relay Control Via Global Cache

Gaining traction as a dedicated touchscreen remote for IP control, Ray Super Remote ($249) from Ray Enterprises adds IR and relay control through Global Cache.

CE Pro Editors · March 15, 2016

Custom Home Theater Was Johnny Depp’s Parting Gift to Winona Ryder

Being a child star really opens doors, even as a custom installer. Kung Fu’s “young grasshopper” goes on to work on projects for Winona Ryder, Sharon Stone and Chuck Norris.

Jason Knott · March 15, 2016

Bower & Wilkins (B&W) & Mandarin Hotels Team to Deliver Quality Audio to Travelers

B&W has entered into an agreement with the chain of hotels to provide its properties with Bowers & Wilkins audio systems.

Robert Archer · March 15, 2016

‘Kung Fu’ TV Star Celebrates 25 Years as a One-Man Home-Tech Integrator

‘Kung Fu’’s Radames Pera, aka the Grasshopper, adheres to personal service mantra for star clients like Johnny Depp as he takes his customer integration company to four cities over 25 years.

Jason Knott · March 15, 2016

Selling Your Business: Avoiding the Double-Tax Ding on C Corp. After the Fact

Alarm dealer wants to sell his C Corp. business but doesn’t want to get double-dinged on taxes. Should he convert to an S Corp. before selling? Industry experts Ken Kirschenbaum and Mitch Reitman respond.

CE Pro Editors · March 15, 2016

Jeannette Howe Joins BrandSource as Director of Membership

As the director of membership for BrandSource, Howe will use her many years of industry experience to help the company hit its membership goals.

Robert Archer · March 14, 2016