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New Google Mobile-First Indexing Could Hurt 66% of Integrators’ Websites

Integrators’ websites that do not have ‘responsive’ mobile-friendly design could 'plummet' in Google ranking starting April 21.

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New Google Mobile-First Indexing Could Hurt 66% of Integrators’ Websites

New Google Mobile-First Indexing Could Hurt 66% of Integrators’ Websites

April 19, 2018 Integrators’ websites that do not have ‘responsive’ mobile-friendly design could 'plummet' in Google ranking starting April 21.

People & Places: AVAD Toronto Branch; Icron Joins SDVoE; ProSource Board

People & Places: AVAD Toronto Branch; Icron Joins SDVoE; ProSource Board

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

Houzz Landscaping Study Shows Technology Plays Growing Role

Houzz Landscaping Study Shows Technology Plays Growing Role

April 18, 2018 Houzz consumer survey reports 18% of homeowners added technology to their landscaping projects, led by TVs, audio, and solar charging stations.

Castle Summit to Feature Keynote by Julie Jacobson, 100+ Exhibitors

Castle Summit to Feature Keynote by Julie Jacobson, 100+ Exhibitors

April 17, 2018 The Castle Summit, taking place from May 1-3, will feature live demos from A/V, technology, and security professionals among others.

It’s Time to Charge for After-hours Support

It’s Time to Charge for After-hours Support

April 13, 2018 Providing free round-the-clock support is taxing your business. Here’s a step-by-step guide to converting your business to a paid support model.

7 Tips for Marketing to Homebuilders, Architects, Interior Designers

7 Tips for Marketing to Homebuilders, Architects, Interior Designers

By Angel Madrid · April 12, 2018 Send a free Amazon Echo Dot to help break the ice, and other advice such as sitting on local boards, leveraging manufacturers, and hosting events are other inventive ways to build business with trade partners.

Smart Home Pros Kill ‘em with Coddling, when Customers Just Want Convenience

Smart Home Pros Kill ‘em with Coddling, when Customers Just Want Convenience

April 10, 2018 All those rich people who purchase smart-home systems and big TVs on Amazon ... are they "not your customers anyway" or do they just want a simple buying experience, a la Uber and Amazon?

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.

Most Frustrating Vendors in the Home-Technology Channel

Most Frustrating Vendors in the Home-Technology Channel

April 06, 2018 Integrators complain about big-picture issues like margin and market saturation, but also seemingly small things like: 'They do not put all the parts in the box.'

First Female Graduate of Maverick Technical Institute Always ‘Curious about Home Automation’

First Female Graduate of Maverick Technical Institute Always ‘Curious about Home Automation’

April 06, 2018 Amy Gordon, Maverick Technical Institute’s first female graduate of its accredited low-voltage training program, cites ‘hard work’ and ‘attention to detail’ as key attributes.

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2018 CE Pro Distribution Guide - Get Listed

2018 CE Pro Distribution Guide - Get Listed

March 29, 2018 Get your product in front of over 150,000 buyers. Enter now to secure your listing in the 2018 CE Pro distribution guide. Don't miss the opportunity to be included in the ONLY comprehensive custom distribution reference guide in the industry.

ADT Reports $4.3B in 2017 Revenue, Possible Amazon Partnership

ADT Reports $4.3B in 2017 Revenue, Possible Amazon Partnership

March 16, 2018 ADT credits marketing and installation efficiencies for 4% revenue gain. Breakeven point per subsidized installation cut to 2.5 years. Possible Amazon partnership on table.

Jetbuilt Unveils Multi-Currency Quoting at ISE

Jetbuilt Unveils Multi-Currency Quoting at ISE

February 08, 2018 Jetbuilt sales and project management software's new multi-currency capability allows integrators to more easily quote and manage overseas projects.

ProjX360 Releases Version 2.0 Dealer Software Management Tool

ProjX360 Releases Version 2.0 Dealer Software Management Tool

January 22, 2018 ProjX360 v2.0 end-to-end software solution features new user interface, advanced notification system.

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)

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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?

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

April 03, 2018 Join CE Pro and SureCall Electronics on Wednesday, May 9 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.

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

CE Pro’s 2018 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro's 2018 State of the Industry Report

NEW RESEARCH: CE Pro's 2018 State of the Industry Report shows that smart-home integrators increased revenues 11.4% in 2017 and predicts even higher gains in 2018.

Improve Your Company’s Sales with These 5 Easy Steps

Improve Your Company’s Sales with These 5 Easy Steps

Sales are the backbone of any customer-centric business, and anything that makes the sales process more efficient adds to your bottom line as a residential integrator. Learn How — and Why — abandoning less efficient practices will mean more time to find new clients.

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

Advertorial · January 26, 2018 Guide to Navigating Smart Home Technology: DIY vs. Professional' from Lutron is free reference document integrators can use to educate customers about limited capabilities of entry-level smart home systems.

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.

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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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