All In News
Runco is known as much for creating “the world’s finest home theater products” as throwing the world’s greatest parties. The company announced yesterday it would be acquired by Planar Systems, a publicly traded company with considerably less sex appeal.
Julie Jacobson · May 24, 2007
Acquisition advances Planar into a leading position in the high-end, custom home theater display marketplace.
CE Pro Editors · May 23, 2007
Tidbits from the Adult Entertainment Expo, which took place next door to CES 2007.
Julie Jacobson · February 22, 2007
3Com founder Bob Metcalfe thinks energy management might spur automation; former Apple CEO John Sculley says custom installers are the ticket.
Julie Jacobson · February 15, 2007
Best Buy is going to sell a packaged solution of Media Center plus home automation by Lifeware. Literally, it’s a package — a box that is shipped to the customer and later installed by Best Buy. We have all the details and plenty of opinions on the matter.
Julie Jacobson · December 25, 2006
Just days after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Home Director, Inc. has agreed in principle to acquire Destiny Networks, Inc. The company plans to pursue a strategy targeting homebuilders, using a national installation company to perform the jobs.
Julie Jacobson · November 03, 2006
Understanding California’s revised Title 24 lighting and energy standards — and why out-of-state dealers should care.
CE Pro Editors · September 04, 2006
CEDIA co-founder Chris Stevens is vice president, Networked Entertainment Business Unit (NEBU) for Cisco-Linksys.
Julie Jacobson · April 05, 2006
Home Director won’t let a mountain of debt keep it from rebuilding its structured wiring business.
Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2006
Home Director, one of the most icononic figures in structured wiring–indeed the home systems industry–has gone belly up. Why? The company chased crazy schemes instead of doting on its dealers.
Julie Jacobson · April 06, 2005