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This Integrator Made Some of the Best CES 2018 Videos … But Why?!

Creating and sharing some pretty awesome videos from CES 2018 helps TYM Smart Homes demonstrate thought leadership in audio/video and IoT, and expand…

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This Integrator Made Some of the Best CES 2018 Videos … But Why?!

Creating and sharing some pretty awesome videos from CES 2018 helps TYM Smart Homes demonstrate thought leadership in…


This Integrator Made Some of the Best CES 2018 Videos … But Why?!

January 19, 2018 Creating and sharing some pretty awesome videos from CES 2018 helps TYM Smart Homes demonstrate thought leadership in audio/video and IoT, and expand its market beyond the Salt Lake City area.

People & Places: TDG’s New HQ; Rocha CEO, Philips; StormAudio Hires Paulsen; Como Names Skiera

People & Places: TDG’s New HQ; Rocha CEO, Philips; StormAudio Hires Paulsen; Como Names Skiera

January 19, 2018 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

Efficiently Generate Scope & Budget and more with D-Tools’ Mobile Quote 2.0 iPad® App

Efficiently Generate Scope & Budget and more with D-Tools’ Mobile Quote 2.0 iPad® App

Advertorial · January 19, 2018 D-Tools System Integrator (SI) users can now generate project scope and budget in real-time and gain customer approval right in the initial client meeting

iPoint Software Boosts Integrator’s Bottom Line by 38%

iPoint Software Boosts Integrator’s Bottom Line by 38%

Advertorial · January 17, 2018 BlueSpeed AV in Tulsa replaces 7 pieces of software with iPoint end-to-end solution to increase efficiency and cash flow by 38%.

Sound United Acquires Classé Audio

Sound United Acquires Classé Audio

January 07, 2018 Sound United adds former B&W brand Classé Audio to its portfolio that includes Denon, Marantz, Polk, Definitive Technology and Boston Acoustics.

OneVision Adds Domotz to Service Platform

OneVision Adds Domotz to Service Platform

January 05, 2018 Domotz users can now leverage OneVision platform to enhance service offering.

Smart Home Stocks Rise 40% in 2017

Smart Home Stocks Rise 40% in 2017

January 05, 2018 46 public stocks tracked by CE Pro rise 40.53%, led by Sharp, Control4, LG, Samsung and Sony.

Control4 Acquires Ihiji, Will Drop Recurring Fees for Remote Network Management

Control4 Acquires Ihiji, Will Drop Recurring Fees for Remote Network Management

January 03, 2018 In acquiring Ihiji’s remote monitoring and management system, home automation leader Control4 will eliminate monthly fees for smart-home pros.

Why Integrator Maxsystems Keeps $250k Cash on Hand

Why Integrator Maxsystems Keeps $250k Cash on Hand

December 29, 2017 $2.4M integrator Maxsystems builds recurring revenue (RMR) through security and service contracts, hires newbies with a 'sparkle' on the spot, doles out random amounts of cash to deserving employees.

Parks Associates: Security and Smart Home Research for 2017

Parks Associates: Security and Smart Home Research for 2017

December 27, 2017 Parks Associates and CE Pro sister publication Security Sales & Integration reveal statistics on security and smart-home adoption and consumer preferences.

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OneVision Adds Domotz to Service Platform

OneVision Adds Domotz to Service Platform

January 05, 2018 Domotz users can now leverage OneVision platform to enhance service offering.

Control4 Acquires Ihiji, Will Drop Recurring Fees for Remote Network Management

Control4 Acquires Ihiji, Will Drop Recurring Fees for Remote Network Management

January 03, 2018 In acquiring Ihiji’s remote monitoring and management system, home automation leader Control4 will eliminate monthly fees for smart-home pros.

Simply Reliable Rolls E-Commerce Engine for Clients into SmartOffice Software for Integrators

Simply Reliable Rolls E-Commerce Engine for Clients into SmartOffice Software for Integrators

December 18, 2017 Simply Reliable, a leading design, proposal and project management system for technology integrators, now offers an e-commerce engine for clients to pay for projects.


CE Pro Video Q&A: Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 Discusses Software Efficiency

December 01, 2017 Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 outlines the real-time reporting functionality, proposal writing and other efficiency gained from end-to-end cloud-based software solution.

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)

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New Research: 2017 CE Pro Labor Rates Study

New Research: 2017 CE Pro Labor Rates Study

Setting pricing for your custom installation projects can make or break your proposal. Data from the CE Pro 2017 Labor Rate Study reveals that labor rates have increased over the past two years and the nationwide average installation/integration rate is nearly $96 per hour!

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

Millennials, Amazon Prime Members to Drive CE/Smart-Home Purchases this Holiday

November 17, 2017 Parks Associates research indicates video doorbells will be more popular than voice-control products this 2017 holiday, and that millennials and Amazon Prime members will be key purchasers of CE and smart-home devices.

Stamm Media Eliminates Chaos with Help from ConnectWise Platform

Stamm Media Eliminates Chaos with Help from ConnectWise Platform

October 27, 2017 The ConnectWise platform helped Stamm Media and Stamm Technologies go from a company in crisis to one that bids on--and regularly wins--large projects.

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.

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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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