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Legrand Sales Up 9% for First Half of 2017

Legrand reports 2.4% organic sales growth in U.S. after spending $950 million for acquisition of Milestone AV Technologies to bolster its brand positions.

Jason Knott · August 02, 2017

New ‘Portal Select’ is Like Amazon Prime B2B for Smart-Home Pros

Portal.io already lets smart-home technologists search for specialty products, build proposals and purchase gear wholesale from a single site. New ‘Select’ service, to be demonstrated at CEDIA 2017, elevates service to Amazonian levels.

Julie Jacobson · July 24, 2017

Integrators Debate Wired vs. Wireless Audio Systems

Integrators prefer hardwired audio systems for performance and reliability, but wireless is king due to flexibility, lower cost and reduced disruption during installation process.

CE Pro Editors · July 17, 2017

Legrand to Acquire Milestone, Including Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite

Legrand has signed an agreement to acquire Milestone AV for an enterprise value of $950 million. Legrand brands like Middle Atlantic will join forces with Milestone brands like Chief, Sanus and Da-Lite.

Adam Forziati · June 28, 2017

Rating the Prospects: After Acquisition of SnapAV, What Major Home-Tech Co. Will H&F Buy Next?

Opinion: After acquiring SnapAV, private equity giant Hellman & Friedman likely will follow up with ‘transformational transaction’ that disrupts home-technology landscape: Control4? Savant? Core Brands? Interlogix? PlumChoice?

Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2017

CE Pro 100 Names Top Phone System/Intercom Brands

Panasonic still paces the phone system/intercom category, but its margin is shrinking as Control4 gains traction.

Robert Archer · June 08, 2017

CE Pro 100 Names Top Home Network Brands

The Pakedge brand continues to lead the home networks category, but Luxul keeps pace. Araknis leapfrogs Ruckus to slide into third.

Robert Archer · June 08, 2017

CE Pro 100 Names Top Structured Wiring Brands

The structured wiring category sees Wirepath (SnapAV) and Legrand coming in at the front. Leviton picks up some dealer share to come in third.

Robert Archer · June 08, 2017

ISC West 2017: Few ‘CEDIA’ Smart-Home Brands Chasing Security Dealers

At ISC 2017, Core Brands touted Proficient Audio and Gefen; URC and RTI (Pro Control) showed security-friendly home-automation; Luxul and other CEDIA-oriented companies also chased high-volume security dealers.

Julie Jacobson · May 09, 2017

Surprising New Trend in Security and Home Automation: Adding Multiroom Audio

Alarm.com, Honeywell and start-up Huny show whole-house audio integrated with security and home automation – a first for the alarm industry with potential to lure in traditional A/V dealers.

Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2017