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CTA Names 2017 Mark of Excellence Award Winners at CES

Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and CE Pro recognize the top projects and products in consumer electronics for custom installation. Elite Media Solutions wins Integrator of the Year.

CE Pro Editors · January 06, 2017

Last Chance: Enter the CTA Mark of Excellence Before December 1

Winners of the Consumer Technology Association TechHome Division’s Mark of Excellence Awards will be announced at 2017 CES. All entrants are featured online at www.cepro.com and in the March 2017 print edition of CE Pro.

CE Pro Editors · November 28, 2016

Federal Judge Blocks $47,476 Overtime Exemption Law

A federal judge has blocked the Department of Labor ruling set to take effect December 1 that raised the threshold for exemption from paying overtime from $23,660 to $47,476.

Jason Knott · November 28, 2016

Digital Entertainment Group, Major Music Companies to Promote High Res Audio at CES 2017

The CES exhibit will showcase studio quality music and advanced features for premium streaming services.

Robert Archer · November 11, 2016

US House of Reps Aims to Delay Overtime Law; Lawsuit Filed by NAHB

Starting Dec. 1, 2016, integrators must pay overtime to any worker earning less than $47,476 annually, more than double the previous threshold. NAHB lawsuit aims to stop the law from being enacted while pushing for a gradual increase in the limit.

Jason Knott · October 03, 2016

Independent Audit Shows 177,393 CES 2016 Attendees

CES 2016 has record audited attendance with 177,393 professionals, a 1% growth over the previous year despite CTA’s efforts to curb overall attendance with registration fees for the first time.

Jason Knott · June 30, 2016

Lutron’s Joel Spira Among Inductees to CTA 2016 CT Hall of Fame

2016 Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame pays tribute to the leaders who have advanced innovation and developed a foundation for consumer electronics.

Jason Knott · May 04, 2016

Percentage of New Homes with Lighting Control Doubles Over 2 Years

New data from joint CTA/NAHB study reveals the percentage of builders offering lighting control (68%) continues to rise, while the penetration rate for lighting control hits an all-time high at 11% of new homes, twice the rate of two years ago.

Jason Knott · May 03, 2016

ESPA Names Jeff Gardner as Executive Director

The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) has named Jeff Gardner as its first executive director. Gardner has been director of technical training and industry certification at CEDIA for nine years.

CE Pro Editors · January 21, 2016

System 7 Named 2016 CTA Integrator of the Year

Boston custom integrator System 7 headed by Gerry Lynch is named the 2016 Consumer Technology Association TechHome Division Mark of Excellence Integrator of the Year at CES 2016.

Jason Knott · January 11, 2016