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.
Binary (SnapAV): 43
Just Add Power: 16
Key Digital: 13
Transformative Engineering: 2
Hall Research: 1
IC Realtime: 1
RGB Spectrum: 1
Sierra Video: 1