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CE Pro 2016 State of the Industry: Home Technology Integrators See Measured Growth

For 2015, integrators report solid 9.1% revenue growth, with a strong increase in the number of projects and revenue per job.

CE Pro Editors · January 21, 2016

Residential and Commercial Building Control with Open Technologies

Comfort and energy efficiency realization by the usage of open technologies for residential and commercial building control.

Advertorial · January 15, 2016

2015 CE Pro State of the Industry Research Report

The average custom integration company experienced a whopping 27% median revenue jump.

October 11, 2015

Custom Installation Services: Are My Prices Right?

How you set prices for your custom installation services can make or break your proposal. It is extremely challenging to find the sweet spot between too high and too low. It’s also very difficult to gain insight into how others set their rates. Pricing is right up there with politics and religion in terms of […]

September 29, 2015

CE Pro 100 2015

The custom electronics industry is still not exactly national in scale, but revenues earned by the largest companies in this longtime mom-and-pop shop business are definitely swelling to proportions never seen before. Last year, the 100 highest-earning custom installation companies reached an estimated $1.843 billion in residential revenues (up from $1.74 billion in 2013), which […]

April 30, 2015

#TBT: Inside BB King’s High-Tech Tour Bus

Legendary guitarist doesn’t get the blues inside his tour bus, which is complete with audio/video servers, touchpanels, security, lighting and shade control, surround sound, distributed A/V, iPod docks and more.

Jason Knott · April 15, 2015

#TBT: 50K Feet of Cable Inside Log Cabin

Throwback Thursday goes back to 2011 when Amenitek redesigned an A/V system in an 18,000-square-foot log cabin that featured two 7.1-channel surround-sound rooms, three 5.1 surround rooms and 12 zones of audio.

Arlen Schweiger · February 18, 2015

‘Great Looking Racks’ Winner Manages 3.8 Miles of Install Wiring

Electronic Lifestyle Associates very neatly integrated the gear and cabling to cover 23 rooms and 7,500 square feet and earn accolades as winner of this year’s ‘Great Looking Racks’ contest, sponsored by Middle Atlantic Products.

CE Pro Editors · November 02, 2014

Customizable Multi-Zone Wireless Audio

Homeowners looking to integrate the latest entertainment technology into their home, without sacrificing the clean look or design of their house, are increasingly turning to AV integrators to provide a solution. Often limited by entertainment systems’ wiring and how it must be integrated, wire concealment has become a fine art among pros. Multi-room, multi-device installations […]

August 31, 2014

CEDIA Scoop 2013

Showing signs the industry has regained steam from the recession, overall attendance rose slightly and educational session participation skyrocketed at CEDIA Expo 2013 in Denver. More than 470 exhibitors and 17,900 attendees from 84 countries participated in the 2013 event. Overall attendance grew 6 percent from the 2012 show in Indianapolis, while the number of […]

CE Pro Editors · September 25, 2013