CE Pro 100 Names Top Video Distribution Switcher/Extender Brands

2017 marks the first year for a Video Distribution Switcher/Extender category. Control companies like Control4, Crestron and Savant dominate the top of the list, plus Binary (SnapAV) and Atlona.


CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study surveys the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms, otherwise known as the CE Pro 100, to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting control, security and more.

In this category-by-category breakdown, senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in 55 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.

2017 marks the first year for a Video Distribution Switcher/Extender category. Control companies dominate the top of the list.

Because of the evolution of this category and new technologies from HDBaseT and the explosion of A/V over IP, it could be the beginning of several years of growth for switchers/extenders providers.

See the full report here.

Top 5

Control4: 48

Binary (SnapAV): 43

Atlona: 42

Crestron: 35

Savant: 28

Other Brands

Just Add Power: 16

Key Digital: 13

WyreStorm: 8

Elan: 4

Extron: 4

Gefen: 3

AMX: 2

Liberty: 2

Transformative Engineering: 2

Vanco: 2

ZeeVee: 2

Avocation: 1

Hall Research: 1

HydraConnect: 1

IC Realtime: 1

Intelix: 1

Kramer: 1

Neopro: 1

RGB Spectrum: 1

Sierra Video: 1

Zektor: 1

Zigen: 1

See the full report. 

About the Author

Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; both schools are located in Haverhill, Mass.


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