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Great News for Pros: Home Automation is More Confusing than Ever

Home automation, networking and security have never been more confusing, thanks to an onslaught of DIY products like Ring Protect, Nest Secure, Amazon…

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People & Places: Vandersteen Hires O’Toole; AVAD Promotes Hildebrandt; Catalyst & Sony

People & Places: Vandersteen Hires O’Toole; AVAD Promotes Hildebrandt; Catalyst & Sony

October 23, 2017 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

Great News for Pros: Home Automation is More Confusing than Ever

Great News for Pros: Home Automation is More Confusing than Ever

October 20, 2017 Home automation, networking and security have never been more confusing, thanks to an onslaught of DIY products like Ring Protect, Nest Secure, Amazon Echo Plus and Google Home. That's great news for smart-home pros.


The most important award in home and building control is open for registration

Advertorial · October 20, 2017 Take your chance to apply in less than 10 minutes, win the KNX Award and 1,000€

Need New Technicians? Look at Robotics Industry

Need New Technicians? Look at Robotics Industry

October 19, 2017 CTA Hall of Famer and inventor Dean Kamen’s FIRST robotics program inspires two long-time industry professionals to engage with workforce of tomorrow.

Assurant to Acquire The Warranty Group for $2.5B

Assurant to Acquire The Warranty Group for $2.5B

October 19, 2017 Assurant Inc. and The Warranty Group -- two giants in warranty administration business for consumer electronics -- announce merger.

Azione Dealers on Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Home-Tech Employees

Azione Dealers on Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Home-Tech Employees

October 18, 2017 Leading home-technology integrators at Azione conference discuss successes and shortcomings in human resources, including hiring and developing employees.

Congress Aims to Exempt Security from No-Load Power Requirements

Congress Aims to Exempt Security from No-Load Power Requirements

October 17, 2017 Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act is moving through U.S. Congress to exempt no-load power energy use restrictions for security equipment.

How to Analyze Service Data to Improve Your Business

How to Analyze Service Data to Improve Your Business

October 17, 2017 Call cadence, service demand spikes and remote solve rates are key metrics to help you modernize your client service operations, enhance your perceived value and increase RMR potential.

Steps You Should Take to Add Service-Based Revenue Streams

Steps You Should Take to Add Service-Based Revenue Streams

October 16, 2017 Adding service- based revenue streams to your A/V or home automation business can help you develop predictable revenue to make your company more profitable.

Amazon’s New Custom Smart-Home Service: Who Cares if They’re ‘Sincere’?

Amazon’s New Custom Smart-Home Service: Who Cares if They’re ‘Sincere’?

October 16, 2017 Countering the Amazon-bashing, Julie Jacobson says new CEDIA program may or may not work, but don't dismiss it just because Amazon might change its smart-home strategy in the future.

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Amazon’s New Custom Smart-Home Service: Who Cares if They’re ‘Sincere’?

Amazon’s New Custom Smart-Home Service: Who Cares if They’re ‘Sincere’?

October 16, 2017 Countering the Amazon-bashing, Julie Jacobson says new CEDIA program may or may not work, but don't dismiss it just because Amazon might change its smart-home strategy in the future.

Netgear’s New FlexPower Wireless Outdoor Camera with ONVIF is Integrator’s Dream

Netgear’s New FlexPower Wireless Outdoor Camera with ONVIF is Integrator’s Dream

September 11, 2017 Introduced at CEDIA 2017, new FlexPower outdoor camera from Netgear looks like Arlo but provides rechargeable battery and ONVIF support for home automation integration. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro Names 2017 BEST Award Winners at CEDIA

CE Pro Names 2017 BEST Award Winners at CEDIA

September 09, 2017 Recognizing the most noteworthy new products and technologies of 2017, the CE Pro BEST Award winners are honored this week at CEDIA 2017 in San Diego.

CEDIA 2017 Ultimate Preview Slides: 49 Pages of New Products, Tech Trends

CEDIA 2017 Ultimate Preview Slides: 49 Pages of New Products, Tech Trends

September 05, 2017 From CE Pro's Ultimate CEDIA 2017 Preview Webinar, we have 49 pages of slides, with hundreds o f new products, themes and trends in home automation, audio, video, networking, and more.

Comparing Control4 BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji and SnapAV OvrC Pro

Comparing Control4 BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji and SnapAV OvrC Pro

August 30, 2017 OneVision Resources' new 'Insider's Guide to Remote Systems Management' provides in-depth comparison of Control4’s BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji, and SnapAV’s OvrC Pro.

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

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

July 25, 2017 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 / CE Pro)

Savant Home Automation Now Works with Ihiji for Remote Monitoring, Management

Savant Home Automation Now Works with Ihiji for Remote Monitoring, Management

July 05, 2017 Savant dealers can monitor their clients’ networks and home automation systems remotely with Ihiji Network Appliance and Invision software.

ConnectWise CloudConsole Remotely Manages Microsoft Software

ConnectWise CloudConsole Remotely Manages Microsoft Software

June 21, 2017 ConnectWise CloudConsole tool enables integrators to manage, monitor and bill remote Microsoft cloud services.

Observables Launches IOBOT Configurable Router with RMR Potential for Dealers

Observables Launches IOBOT Configurable Router with RMR Potential for Dealers

June 15, 2017 With Observables' patent-pending IOBOT software as a service (SaaS) and AlwaysON platform, dealers have a cross-market offering that brings in subscription-based recurring revenue.

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

May 26, 2017 Survey of CE Pro 100 top smart-home integrators reveals the most-specified brands in the connected home with Control4, SnapAV, Sonance, Sony, Lutron, Sonos, Middle Atlantic and others topping the list for 2017.

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Steps You Should Take to Add Service-Based Revenue Streams

Steps You Should Take to Add Service-Based Revenue Streams

October 16, 2017 Adding service- based revenue streams to your A/V or home automation business can help you develop predictable revenue to make your company more profitable.

Booked Up & Busy: 5 Steps to Maximize Your Techs’ Time

Booked Up & Busy: 5 Steps to Maximize Your Techs' Time

September 11, 2017 You know the old saying: time is money. Things have always been this way. What more can you do to make better use of the time in the day, and make more money?

Bring Your Proposal Process into the 21st Century

Bring Your Proposal Process into the 21st Century

Bring your quoting and proposal process into the 21st century with easy-to-use, branded templates, live pricing feeds, integration to your CRM, guided selling for your sales reps, and total visibility into your sales pipeline.

Broaden Your Horizons - Learn How to Make Money in the Cloud

Broaden Your Horizons - Learn How to Make Money in the Cloud

At some point you’re going to HAVE to offer cloud services to stay viable. Time is running out. Are you ready?

How You Can Increase Your RMR by 18.7% Without Adding a Single Customer

How You Can Increase Your RMR by 18.7% Without Adding a Single Customer

Free CEPro webcast, originally recorded live on August 23rd - learn how if you apply just one of the stealthy strategies you will learn in the webinar, you can increase your RMR TODAY. 

Struggling to Recruit Qualified CE Technicians?

2017 Consumer Technology Association/CE Pro Workforce Study

Jason Knott · First-ever joint CTA/CE Pro Workforce Study identifies key skillsets, budgets and resources for hiring, training, and retaining technicians. Key data on company size and geographic region also presented.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

May 20, 2017 CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study shows which custom electronics brands the industry's highest-revenue integrators prefer.

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

April 25, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

How To Get $79,486 In Recurring IT Service Revenue Without Installing Any Equipment

How To Get $79,486 In Recurring IT Service Revenue Without Installing Any Equipment

View the recording of this previously live webcast if you're serious about wanting to generate recurring revenue without investing a lot of money up front, and we'll show you the exact package of cloud services that SMB clients are buying right now.

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Bedrock Learning, Inc.

Bedrock Learning, Inc.
Understanding the industry and having technical skills increases sales, improves productivity, lowers costs and builds the bottom line. That’s why companies rely on Bedrock Learning for training and materials that produce...
www.bedrocklearning.com
Christie

Christie
Christie Digital is a global visual, audio and collaboration solutions company offering diverse solutions for business, entertainment and industry.Going to CEDIA? Reserve a seat in the Christie Digital theater presentation or...
www.christiedigital.com
Coleman Cable Inc.

Coleman Cable
CCI is a leading manufacturer and innovator of wire and cable and other electrical products, serving a multitude of channels and industries. With extensive design and production capabilities and a long-standing dedication...
www.colemancable.com
ConnectWise

ConnectWise
ConnectWise transforms how technology solution providers successfully build, manage, and grow their businesses. Our award-winning set of software solutions provide a fully integrated, seamless experience to companies in more...
www.connectwise.com
Cooper Lighting

Eaton
Eaton’s Lighting Division delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting and controls solutions, specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings.  The...
www.cooperlighting.com
Custom Display Solutions (CDS), Inc.

Custom Display Solutions (CDS), Inc.
Established in 2000, Custom Display Solutions, Inc. (CDS) has flourished into a premier custom design manufacturer for the AV industry.  Our foundation is our commitment to quality, integrity and responsiveness to our...
www.cds4av.com
D-Tools

D-Tools
Leader in system design softwareD-Tools has forged relationships with key Custom Electronics manufacturers such as Crestron, Middle Atlantic, Sony, GE Security, Lutron, Runco, SpeakerCraft and many others to provide product...
www.d-tools.com
Dorrance Supply Company

Dorrance Supply Company
Located in Youngstown, Ohio, Dorrance Supply Company is a third generation family owned and operated business. Founded in 1947, Dorrance Supply has grown from a small localized distribution center to a leading provider of...
www.dorrancesupply.com
iBridge

iBridge
iBridge Connected Home by Napco, professional HAaas suite affordably delivers smart home and security, controls alarm, video, climate, lighting, locking and small appliances with iBridge App on any smart device or with...
www.connectedhome.net/sign-up
Ihiji

ihiji
Ihiji is the foundation of your service operations center. Your technicians can remotely monitor the status of all of your clients’ networks and IP devices.  The customized dashboard shows all Ihiji connected...
www.ihiji.com
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