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Is There Growing Builder Backlash to ‘Smart Homes’?

Homebuilders are dangerously being advised they are ‘dumb’ for not constructing ‘smart homes,' and providing Wi-Fi is their only requirement.

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These 10 Messy A/V Racks Are Not for the Faint of Heart

These 10 wiring jobs might leave you without much of an appetite. Click through the slideshow at your own risk!

3 Tactics to Fight the Looming Market Correction

3 Tactics to Fight the Looming Market Correction

By Eric Thies · March 07, 2019 As the market slows, integrators need to act quickly to boost sales and marketing efforts, differentiate themselves in the market, or downsize their company payroll.

4 Ways to Improve Internal Staff Communication

4 Ways to Improve Internal Staff Communication

March 06, 2019 80% of organizational problems can be traced back to poor communication, resulting in detachment, anger, resentment, attrition and lack of dedication to the company.

Coolest Smart Kitchen Technology From CES, KBIS, IBS

Coolest Smart Kitchen Technology From CES, KBIS, IBS

March 05, 2019 Now that CES 2019, KBIS, and IBS are all wrapped up, there are some innovative smart kitchen gadgets integrators should keep an eye on.

5 Tips to Get Your Snail Mail Ads to Work

5 Tips to Get Your Snail Mail Ads to Work

March 04, 2019 Which 10 CE product brand names work best for generating interest in your direct mail? Use these 5 tips to help create successful physical mail advertising.

4 ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Scenes Perfect For Dolby Atmos Demos

4 ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Scenes Perfect For Dolby Atmos Demos

February 27, 2019 Beyond a great looking 4K image, the newly released UltraHD Blu-ray of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' features a number of scenes showcasing the immersive capabilities of Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound.

Home of the Year: This Massive Villa Features a Fully-Automated Observatory and Much More

Home of the Year: This Massive Villa Features a Fully-Automated Observatory and Much More

February 21, 2019 This 16,000-square-foot mansion is studded with over 200 Ketra architectural lights and 13 Crestron control panels to help the homeowner enjoy their favorite hobby with ease.

Creating the ‘Perfect’ Scripted Demo, Showroom Tour

Creating the ‘Perfect’ Scripted Demo, Showroom Tour

February 20, 2019 Omaha, Neb.-based Echo Systems has turned its sales pitch into an ‘art form,’ leveraging a design-heavy showroom and converting skeptical clients into customers.

Elan Controlled, Alexa Voice-Activated Game Room Helps Homeowner Enjoy Retirement

Elan Controlled, Alexa Voice-Activated Game Room Helps Homeowner Enjoy Retirement

February 19, 2019 Elan automation plus Amazon Alexa voice control gives this English homeowner the ability to set up specific commands for his game room such as 'Alexa, turn on darts' to set a special lighting scene for playing darts.

It’s Time to Get an Electrical License… Now!

It’s Time to Get an Electrical License… Now!

February 19, 2019 Smart switches, energy storage, electrical vehicles, clean energy management are all intersecting in the smart home. Integrators can no longer ignore the inevitable need for a line voltage component to their business. Am I wrong?

KLH Revives Classic Model 9 Speaker

KLH Revives Classic Model 9 Speaker

February 07, 2019 Working with the veteran, Boston-based specialty electronics dealer Natural Sound, KLH has reintroduced one of the most famous speakers in the history of the audiophile hobby: the KLH Model 9.

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