February 21, 2019 Home Technology Association finishes its first year with 135 certified members in 64 markets. Cites moving $15M in project funds to HTA members.
February 21, 2019 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.
February 21, 2019 The CE Pro 100 is an annual list of the largest custom electronics integrators in North America. The CE Pro 100 is accepting submissions until March 8, 2019.
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.
February 20, 2019 Lutron acquires Limelight outdoor wireless lighting control from Twisthink to expand its commercial IoT solutions.
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?
February 14, 2019 Vervent Audio Group, the parent company of Focal and Naim, is looking to expand into the North American market by acquiring Audio Plus Services & Plurison and creating two new subsidiaries: Focal Naim America and Focal Naim Canada.
February 14, 2019 By securing a new round of financing, Dirac is looking to create new intelligent and adaptive audio processing solutions.
February 13, 2019 CEDIA hands-on Boot Camps cover Basic Residential, Home Theater and Advanced Networking training.
February 13, 2019 Amazon has signed an agreement to acquire eero network routers for smart home Wi-Fi.
November 15, 2018 With the release of QuickBooks Desktop Integration, users can now see clients, products, proposals, and more all in one place.
October 12, 2018 Crestron’s new Flex products are designed to keep business conversations flowing, and includes products such as VoIP desk phones, soundbars, and a tabletop video-conferencing phone.
Bob Dolph · October 10, 2018 Smart-home pros stymied by a home-automation challenge should check with the security industry for problem-solving adapters, sensors, communicators, and other useful thingamajigs.
September 06, 2018 Celebrating the most noteworthy new products and technologies of 2018, the CE Pro BEST Award winners are honored this week at CEDIA Expo 2018.
August 22, 2018 SnapAV dealers will get 90-day free trial on new D-Tools Cloud platform, with access to their own pricing imported into the system. See it at CEDIA Expo 2018.
August 14, 2018 ProjX360's new inventory management system includes barcode scanning and product tracking by serial number, creating a 'virtual warehouse.'
July 30, 2018 Dave Pedigo, long-time CEDIA executive in the areas of training, education and technology, leaves 'dream job' because 'somebody had to take a stand.'
July 11, 2018 CEDIA Expo 2018 includes 5 new exhibitors showing services and software for home-technology businesses -- everything from new-construction leads to field-service management software.
June 22, 2018 Ideal for integrator demos, the newly released 'Jurassic Park' $50 box set features UltraHD and Blu-ray disc versions of the first four Jurassic Park movies in 4K HDR with DTS:X immersive audio.
June 11, 2018 More of the CE Pro 100 smart-home installation firms offer Sonos soundbars and subwoofers than any other audio brand, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis ... but be careful drawing conclusions.
January 15, 2019 The custom electronics industry saw a healthy 8 percent growth rate in 2018, down slightly from the blazing 11 percent growth in 2017 but still admiringly strong. Our 2019 State of the Industry indicates that readers expect to see even more growth in 2019.
2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study reveals average annual wages by region and size of company for installation and service technicians, sales managers, administrative personnel, project managers and more.
August 15, 2018 Improved web portals, regular training events, self-pick warehouses with information kiosks, and broader product lines are among the abundant initiatives from distributors of audio, video, home automation and other home-tech products.
It's not so much that Millennials and other modern-day consumers want cheap; it's more that they want simple, convenient and immediate.
July 12, 2018 First-ever CE Pro Multiroom Audio Deep Dive Study reveals benchmarks for margins, man-hours, wireless vs. hardwired and more key data.
The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.
June 04, 2018 CE Pro 100 dealers, the largest smart-home pros in North America, reveal their top brands in home-tech categories such as audio, video, networking, home automation, HDMI cables and lighting controls.
CE Pro's 19th annual ranking of the highest revenue custom installation companies reports $3.5 billion in custom revenues; 13% growth predicted for 2018.
How to capitalize on this small but profitable market for ongoing business success.
April 03, 2018 Join CE Pro and SureCall Electronics to see the impact 5G could have on your business. You'll learn how to identify the best candidates for cellphone signal boosters, best practices for installing them and so much more.