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Study: Unresolved Technical Problems with Smart Home Devices Rise 240% in 3 Years

Parks Associates study reveals 79% of consumers have self-installed a smart home device, and most do not turn to integrators for assistance when there…

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Study: Unresolved Technical Problems with Smart Home Devices Rise 240% in 3 Years

Study: Unresolved Technical Problems with Smart Home Devices Rise 240% in 3 Years

October 18, 2018 Parks Associates study reveals 79% of consumers have self-installed a smart home device, and most do not turn to integrators for assistance when there is a technical problem.

People & Places: NSC Promotes Morales; DVIGear Appoints Pulsipher; RTI Names Vergely; SurgeX

People & Places: NSC Promotes Morales; DVIGear Appoints Pulsipher; RTI Names Vergely; SurgeX

October 18, 2018 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

CTA Announces 2019 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders

CTA Announces 2019 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders

October 17, 2018 The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has appointed its 2019 board members, including Michael Fasulo of Sony and Bridget Karlin of IBM.

CEO Interview: The Scoop on AVAD, WAVE Electronics Merger

CEO Interview: The Scoop on AVAD, WAVE Electronics Merger

October 17, 2018 Mark Fukuda, CEO of the newly merged home-technology distributors AVAD + WAVE Electronics, discusses new corporate name, house brands, security channel, pro AV sector, and what used to keep him up at night.

ESA is the Voice of the Electronic Security and Life Safety Industry

ESA is the Voice of the Electronic Security and Life Safety Industry

Advertorial · October 16, 2018 If you haven’t noticed, the largest and longest standing association for installers, integrators and monitoring companies in the electronic security and life safety industry, is looking a little different. While ESA’s brand has evolved its look, its membership is still the powerful group you remember.

Best 238-Word Linkedin Post by Integrator: Plan for Failure

Best 238-Word Linkedin Post by Integrator: Plan for Failure

October 12, 2018 In an awesome Linkedin post, integrator Kyle Griffith of KG Theaters explains how his company plans for smart-home failures -- like urging customers to purchase spare parts before they're discontinued.

Crestron and Microsoft Develop New Business Collaboration and Communication Solution

Crestron and Microsoft Develop New Business Collaboration and Communication Solution

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.

9 Universal Devices from the Alarm Industry to Enhance Home Automation Installs

9 Universal Devices from the Alarm Industry to Enhance Home Automation Installs

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.

That Giant Sucking Sound is Your Profit, Sinking One Balun at a Time: CEDIA Expo Tech Talk

That Giant Sucking Sound is Your Profit, Sinking One Balun at a Time: CEDIA Expo Tech Talk

October 09, 2018 CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: It took 1.5 years for this CE Pro 100 integrator to select a vendor and implement an end-to-end software platform to run his business. It was grueling. It was expensive. But it was well worth it.

CE Pro Research: Comparing Multiroom Audio System Installation Prices, Profits

CE Pro Research: Comparing Multiroom Audio System Installation Prices, Profits

October 05, 2018 EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: Integrators report earning solid profit margin for distributed audio systems, even though low-price expectations by clients is biggest challenge.

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Crestron and Microsoft Develop New Business Collaboration and Communication Solution

Crestron and Microsoft Develop New Business Collaboration and Communication Solution

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.

9 Universal Devices from the Alarm Industry to Enhance Home Automation Installs

9 Universal Devices from the Alarm Industry to Enhance Home Automation Installs

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.

CE Pro Names 2018 BEST Award Winners at CEDIA Expo

CE Pro Names 2018 BEST Award Winners at CEDIA Expo

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.

D-Tools to Offer SnapAV Product Library Pre-loaded with Dealer-Specific Pricing

D-Tools to Offer SnapAV Product Library Pre-loaded with Dealer-Specific Pricing

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.

ProjX360 to Unveil Updated Inventory Management Software at CEDIA Expo 2018

ProjX360 to Unveil Updated Inventory Management Software 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.'

Dave Pedigo Resigns from CEDIA after 14 Years, Citing Leadership

Dave Pedigo Resigns from CEDIA after 14 Years, Citing Leadership

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.'

CEDIA Finds: 5 New Business Tools including Leads, Field Service Software, Web Content

CEDIA Finds: 5 New Business Tools including Leads, Field Service Software, Web Content

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.


Review: ‘Jurassic Park’ 4K, DTS:X Box Set Is Ideal Demo Material

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.

Sonos Tops Subwoofer, Soundbar Categories - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Sonos Tops Subwoofer, Soundbar Categories - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

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.

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 07, 2018 2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.

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2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study: How Do Your Wages & Benefits Compare?

2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study: How Do Your Wages & Benefits Compare?

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.

Distributors Guide 2018: How A/V and Home-Automation Wholesalers Serve Home-Technology Dealers

Distributors Guide 2018: How A/V and Home-Automation Wholesalers Serve Home-Technology Dealers

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.

6 New (And Successful) CE Business Models to Reach Millennials

6 New (And Successful) CE Business Models to Reach Millennials

It's not so much that Millennials and other modern-day consumers want cheap; it's more that they want simple, convenient and immediate.

Multiroom Audio Installations Special Report: Exclusive Research

Multiroom Audio Installations Special Report: Exclusive Research

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.

Lighting Control Special Report: Exclusive Research

Lighting Control Special Report: Exclusive Research

The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

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 100 of 2018: Revenues Grow 8%

CE Pro 100: Revenues Grow 8% in 2017

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.

Growing Your Business in the Luxury Market

Growing Your Business in the Luxury Market

How to capitalize on this small but profitable market for ongoing business success.

What Does 5G Mean for Your Cellphone Signal Booster Business?

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.

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

Scott Goldfine with Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2018 Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20 per month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

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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...
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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...
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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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