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Some of the Best High-End A/V Reps Now Carry … Vivint Smart Home & Security?!

Vivint Smart Home, purveyor of mass-market security and home automation, enlists 10 top custom-install reps for new Authorized Pro program. Here's why…

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PAA Optimistic Despite ‘Serious Price Hikes’ From Trump Tariffs

Massachusetts-based distributor Professional Audio Associates (PAA) is receiving 'serious price hikes' from…

Azione Unlimited Expands Into Canada

Azione Unlimited Expands Into Canada

June 25, 2019 Azione Unlimited looks to become the first U.S-based buying group to expand into the Canadian market, citing a desire to connect Canadian and American dealers.

Considering RMR-Rich Security Services? Let ESA Be Your Guide

Considering RMR-Rich Security Services? Let ESA Be Your Guide

Advertorial · June 25, 2019 As more and more solutions are tied together and consumers continue to demand convenience and control from the palm of their hand, this makes it the perfect time for you to add security to your overall offering and the Electronic Security Association is here to help.

Jobs of the Week: Systems Integration Tech, A/V Systems Designer, More

Jobs of the Week: Systems Integration Tech, A/V Systems Designer, More

June 24, 2019 Looking for work in A/V? Check out the latest listings for audio visual jobs for the week of June 18: Audiovisual Systems Designer, Control4 Programmer, and more.

Some of the Best High-End A/V Reps Now Carry … Vivint Smart Home & Security?!

Some of the Best High-End A/V Reps Now Carry … Vivint Smart Home & Security?!

June 21, 2019 Vivint Smart Home, purveyor of mass-market security and home automation, enlists 10 top custom-install reps for new Authorized Pro program. Here's why CEDIA-oriented reps are going gaga over Vivint.

People & Places: WiCT Host CEDIA Expo Luncheon; Parasound Adds Rep; JL Audio Hires Sinclair

People & Places: WiCT Host CEDIA Expo Luncheon; Parasound Adds Rep; JL Audio Hires Sinclair

June 21, 2019 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

PAA Optimistic Despite ‘Serious Price Hikes’ From Trump Tariffs

PAA Optimistic Despite ‘Serious Price Hikes’ From Trump Tariffs

June 21, 2019 Massachusetts-based distributor Professional Audio Associates (PAA) is receiving 'serious price hikes' from manufacturers in anticipation of the July 1 bump in Chinese tariff percentage.


Crestron Proves Internships in A/V Can Be Successful

June 19, 2019 Career opportunities in A/V can start with an internship, and Crestron's internship program has shown signs of success with 65 young professionals working in various roles.

Jobs of the Week: A/V Technician, Lead Installer, Senior Tech, More

Jobs of the Week: A/V Technician, Lead Installer, Senior Tech, More

June 19, 2019 Looking for work in A/V? Check out the latest listings for audio visual jobs for the week of June 18: Audiovisual Systems Designer, Control4 Programmer, and more.

Legal Marijuana, Prescription Opioids, and Employee Drug Testing in the CE Workplace

Legal Marijuana, Prescription Opioids, and Employee Drug Testing in the CE Workplace

June 18, 2019 Do you have a drug testing policy in place at your business? Are you familiar with the law as it relates to the "Drug-Free Workplace" and medical or recreational marijuana? We've sifted through the legalese to give you the brass tacks.

Wipliance’s Steps to Success: Happy Hour, Tech Evenings, YouTube Videos

Wipliance’s Steps to Success: Happy Hour, Tech Evenings, YouTube Videos

June 17, 2019 With more than 30 special events under its belt cultivating relationships and sales; a YouTube channel stocked with pro-quality videos to fuel marketing; and a recently opened second location 1,400 miles away, integrator of the year Wipliance stays very busy.

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iPoint Adds 149 Features to its Business Management Platform

iPoint Adds 149 Features to its Business Management Platform

June 03, 2019 Business managers can set up, assign and track sales staff commissions. The system also calculates and tracks commission payments.

Alloy Software Brings Inventory Management Into Modern Age

Alloy Software Brings Inventory Management Into Modern Age

May 10, 2019 Through its proprietary automation features, Alloy's inventory management software help manufacturers track their product numbers.

2019 CE Pro Distribution Guide Entry Deadline Extended

2019 CE Pro Distribution Guide Entry Deadline Extended

May 07, 2019 Get your product in front of over 140,000 buyers. Enter by May 10 to secure your listing in the 2019 CE Pro distribution guide.

One Day Left to Get Listed in 2019 CE Pro Distribution Guide

One Day Left to Get Listed in 2019 CE Pro Distribution Guide

May 02, 2019 Get your product in front of over 140,000 buyers. Enter now to secure your listing in the 2019 CE Pro distribution guide.

ProjX360 to Launch New Inventory Management Solution in June

ProjX360 to Launch New Inventory Management Solution in June

April 22, 2019 ProjX360's Inventory Management Solution features support for barcode scanning, product tracking by serial number, and several new product ordering options.


simPRO Enters US Market with End-to-End Cloud Software Solution

April 15, 2019 Software as a Service (SaaS) provider simPRO brings 17 years of success in verticals such as electrical, security and HVAC to the custom integration market.

2019 CE Pro Distribution Guide - Get Listed

2019 CE Pro Distribution Guide - Get Listed

March 26, 2019 Get your product in front of over 140,000 buyers. Enter now to secure your listing in the 2019 CE Pro distribution guide.

ProjX360 Releases QuickBooks Integration, Previews Inventory Management Software

ProjX360 Releases QuickBooks Integration, Previews Inventory Management Software

November 15, 2018 With the release of QuickBooks Desktop Integration, users can now see clients, products, proposals, and more all in one place.

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.

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CEPro 2019 Brand Analysis Special Report

CEPro 2019 Brand Analysis Special Report

May 30, 2019 The 2019 CEPro Brand Analysis Special Report reflects the current market, including the influx of smart-home aware products such as voice-control platforms, smart speakers, smart locks and other common devices. While some of our annual standards continue to top the list, we also have some interesting new contenders.

2019 CE Pro 100: Download the Full Report

2019 CE Pro 100: Download the Full Report

April 29, 2019 2019 mark’s the 20th anniversary of our CE Pro 100 list of top revenue-generating home-technology installation firms. Download the complete report here for the list of firms and statistical breakdowns of performance.

2019 Business Outlook for Integrators by Company Size

2019 Business Outlook for Integrators by Company Size

March 06, 2019 Integration firms come in many shapes and sizes. They don’t all offer the same services or have the same growth expectations. This is why, we took a second look at our 2019 State of the Industry report to add a layer of analysis based on company size.

2019 State of the Industry Report

2019 State of the Industry Report

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: 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.

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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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