CEDIA Q&A: Channel Vision Demos New IP-Based Intercom & Touch Screens

CEDIA attendees can stop by the Channel Vision booth to demo the company’s first IP Intercom, equipped with an IP camera and compatible with the IP Touch Screen room stations.


CEDIA 2016 is coming to Dallas on September 13-17. CE Pro spoke to Darrel Hauk, president of Channel Vision Technology, about the company's plans for the show and what to expect in booth #4446.

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What would you say to dealers who are already familiar with your product line?

Thank you for your continued support over the years! We strive to further develop our products each year with the integrators perspective in mind.

Stop by our booth #4446 and demo our latest products, which include six brand new amplifiers and Bluetooth audio streaming products.

What would you say to dealers who are stumbling across your company for the first time?

It can be your first install or 1000th, we’ll walk you through the installation process each step of the way.

Becoming a Channel Vision Dealer means that our technicians are now part of your install team; whether you need a Custom Panel Design for your client or 24/7/365 technical support, our technicians are here to help. We also offer various programs such as Technology Trade-Up, the Model Home and Showroom Programs.

If an integrator stops by your booth with only 5 minutes to spare, what’s the one product he should examine or one question he should ask?

Stop by to demo the new IP Intercom and Touch Screen Room Station. It’s our first intercom that is IP-based, equipped with an IP camera and is compatible with our IP Touch Screen room stations.

The room stations allow residents to video chat with visitors at the front door and lock/unlock the door. Residents can access their Touch Screen controls from anywhere in the world using the Smartphone application.

What’s your most memorable CEDIA moment?

I just remember being at the hurricane convention in the 90’s… frightened! There was a hurricane in Louisiana that had hit the first day of the show. We were still a new company and had put the majority of our marketing budget into the show. Yet there were only a few dealers walking around… the revenue loss was what frightened me, not my first hurricane experience. Day 2 was awesome.

And Frank White lost a bet and shaved his head on the show floor! LOL.

Think of your closest competitor. What is one thing you do offer that they don’t? 

We offer a Technology Trade Up Program that allows dealers to trade in older technology for the newer models at 30 percent off. The program is designed to generate a recurring revenue stream with the latest technology platforms.

Do you have any giveaways, contests or quirky features planned for CEDIA

We will have a drawing at the end of the show with the chance to win $100 credits to their preferred distributor and $20 Starbucks gift cards. Simply leave your business card in the bowl at our Booth #4446.