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2010 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

The CE Pro 100 profiles the industry’s highest-grossing dealers. The profiles include the brands each integrator offered the most for 38 custom electronics categories. This whitepaper includes those brands most cited in each category by the CE Pro 100. If a CE Pro 100 integrator listed the brand as being offered for a particular category, […]

CE Pro Editors · August 04, 2010

CE Pro 100 2010

The data from the 12th annual CE Pro 100 show a downturn of 17 percent in 2009 with the average company on the list reporting $5.43 million in residential custom installation revenues. That figure is down from $6.59 million last year and down 27 percent from the peak of $7.4 million reported in 2007. Correspondingly, […]

CE Pro Editors · August 03, 2010

Ultimate Guide to Lighting Control 2009

As homeowners become more keenly aware of the tremendous energy savings of lighting control (in addition to ambiance-enhancement benefits), integrators are poised to reap a harvest of revenue from the category. In that vein, CE Pro has compiled this Ultimate Guide to Lighting Control, a quick reference guide aimed at giving you an at-a-glance look […]

CE Pro Editors · February 14, 2010

CE Pro CEDIA Guide

We are pleased to offer the CE Pro CEDIA Guide, packed with new products and other useful news about CEDIA Expo 2009. It is a companion piece to our special section, CEDIANews2009.com. CE Pro has always provided more CEDIA Expo coverage than any other publication. At CEDIANews2009.com, you get updates on the show, in-depth product […]

CE Pro Editors · August 25, 2009

Ultimate Guide to In-wall/In-ceiling Speakers 2009

Although it may not seem like it, the economy has shown signs of recovery. Some of the most important indicators, such as housing and oil prices, have begun to stabilize (at least at press time) and some economists are predicting a turnaround later this year and early next year. In the world of custom installation […]

CE Pro Editors · July 30, 2009

Ultimate Guide to Distribution 2009

Download the Ultimate Guide to Distribution 2009 for a comprehensive list of 206 distributors, including 39 that upgraded to share shipping policies, credit terms, products mixes and even their Twitter accounts. The distributors in this guide are categorized by geographical region for CE pros’ convenience. There’s a map that shows the breakdown.

CE Pro Editors · June 29, 2009

Ultimate Guide to Front Projectors 2009

The heart of the home theater—the front projector category—is doing its part to build the custom installation industry’s client base. This year’s “Ultimate Guide to Front Projectors” includes a $185,000 model from Meridian as well as a $1,295 model from Sanyo. That’s a broad range. An influx of quality front projectors with sub-$5,000 MSRPs can […]

CE Pro Editors · June 08, 2009

2009 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

This year’s CE Pro 100 profiled the industry’s highest-grossing dealers. The profiles included the brands each integrator offered the most for 34 custom electronics categories. This whitepaper includes those brands most cited in each category by the CE Pro 100. If a CE Pro 100 integrator listed the brand as being offered for a particular […]

CE Pro Editors · June 04, 2009

CE Pro 100 2009

The recession is finally hitting the industry’s highest-revenue integrators. Data for the 11th annual list shows installations down 5 percent, but revenue-per-employee is up. The largest custom installation companies in the industry are not coated in Teflon after all. After being insulated from the initial housing cycle downturn in 2007, the CE Pro 100 integration […]

CE Pro Editors · May 04, 2009

Central Vacuum – Sweep in the Profits

No one’s going to say that central vacuum is the sexiest technology you can offer your clients. It isn’t – not by a longshot. But in a world of declining margins on A/V products, central vac provides a breath of fresh air to your revenue stream. Consumers like it because it cleans up their homes, […]

CE Pro Editors · February 16, 2009