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How ADG Successfully Added Lighting Design and Electrical to its A/V

Acoustic Designs Group in Scottsdale, Ariz., reorganized into three distinct divisions: Lighting Design, Shading & Electrical, and A/V.

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How ADG Successfully Added Lighting Design and Electrical to its A/V

Acoustic Designs Group in Scottsdale, Ariz., reorganized into three distinct divisions: Lighting Design, Shading &…

People & Places: Ui Supplies Event; Azione Canadian Dealers; Atlona, ETA; Environmental Lights

People & Places: Ui Supplies Event; Azione Canadian Dealers; Atlona, ETA; Environmental Lights

August 16, 2019 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

Catalyst AV Distributors Report 15% Growth for 2019

Catalyst AV Distributors Report 15% Growth for 2019

August 15, 2019 Fiber, 8K, IoT, and resi-mercial products are cited as key contributors to 15% growth rate among 12-member Catalyst AV distributor group.

How ADG Successfully Added Lighting Design and Electrical to its A/V

How ADG Successfully Added Lighting Design and Electrical to its A/V

August 14, 2019 Acoustic Designs Group in Scottsdale, Ariz., reorganized into three distinct divisions: Lighting Design, Shading & Electrical, and A/V.

Be Sure to Limit Your Cyber Liabilities by Doing This

Be Sure to Limit Your Cyber Liabilities by Doing This

Ken Kirschenbaum · August 12, 2019 It won't be long until customers will only do business with integrators who install products that follow modern cybersecurity practices like secure encryption.

How Integrators Can Improve Sales Via Account-Based Marketing

How Integrators Can Improve Sales Via Account-Based Marketing

Coleen Sterns Leith · August 09, 2019 Twitter is a great way to engage with your audience directly, so don't be afraid to use social media as a marketing platform. Often, using social media leads to interactions that feel natural and less like a direct ad.

4 Ways to Establish Your Value to Customers

4 Ways to Establish Your Value to Customers

August 09, 2019 Pete Baker shares some lessons he learned the hard way over his integration career, like identifying your target customer and being sure to determine and defend your company's value.

Guitar Center Opens Custom House in Nashville

Guitar Center Opens Custom House in Nashville

August 07, 2019 Guitar Center has opened a new customer experience center in Nashville called Custom House to enable Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) and GC’s Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG) to showcase their design capabilities.

iPoint Reaches into the Warehouse for Better Inventory Management

iPoint Reaches into the Warehouse for Better Inventory Management

Advertorial · August 02, 2019 Audio Video Concepts tracks products from delivery to final installation through iPoint’s inventory management module.

Deep Dive: Biophilia and Wellness in the Smart-Home Channel

Deep Dive: Biophilia and Wellness in the Smart-Home Channel

August 01, 2019 CE Pro Deep Dive into the nascent biophilia category expands on the channel’s push into circadian lighting, indoor air quality, and other elements with which integrators should become familiar.

SnapAV, Control4 Merger Complete

SnapAV, Control4 Merger Complete

August 01, 2019 SnapAV's $680M acquisition of Control4 is finalized with 99% shareholder approval. New mega-company remains focused on professional install channel only.

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iPoint Reaches into the Warehouse for Better Inventory Management

iPoint Reaches into the Warehouse for Better Inventory Management

Advertorial · August 02, 2019 Audio Video Concepts tracks products from delivery to final installation through iPoint’s inventory management module.

iPoint’s ‘Morning Coffee’ Software Feature Customizes Email Reporting

iPoint’s ‘Morning Coffee’ Software Feature Customizes Email Reporting

July 30, 2019 iPoint introduces 'Morning Coffee,' a configurable reporting engine that gives integrators the ability to send email reports according to a specific schedule.

Tracknicity Aims to Solve Inventory Management Woes

Tracknicity Aims to Solve Inventory Management Woes

July 30, 2019 'Bridging the gap' between D-Tools and Quickbooks, new home-grown Tracknicity software saves Residential Systems Inc. in Littleton, Colo., $1,000/month in mismanaged inventory.


ProjX360 Launches New Inventory Management Solution

June 27, 2019 ProjX360's Inventory Management Solution is now available and features product tracking by serial number, unlimited warehouse creation, and several new product ordering options.

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.

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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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