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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.

These 9 ‘Bullet’ Brands Saw Tremendous Growth with CE Pro 100 Integrators in 2018

These 9 ‘Bullet’ Brands Saw Tremendous Growth with CE Pro 100 Integrators in 2018

June 14, 2018 Companies should look to mirror the growth of companies like Sonos, Sonance, Chief, Screen Innovations and more in this year's CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

People & Places: WiSA and Infineon; Catalyst AV adds Mid-State; Atlantic Integrated Reps Meridian

People & Places: WiSA and Infineon; Catalyst AV adds Mid-State; Atlantic Integrated Reps Meridian

June 14, 2018 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

Pakedge and SonicWall Top Networking Brands Among Pros - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Pakedge and SonicWall Top Networking Brands Among Pros - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 14, 2018 Pakedge makes the most popular networking components and SonicWall makes the top cybersecurity products among CE Pro 100 home-technology integrators.

4 Tips to Beat the A/V Trunkslammers

4 Tips to Beat the A/V Trunkslammers

Eric Thies · June 13, 2018 Custom installation has the worst satisfaction rate of any industry that services the home, probably because the industry is infested with trunkslammers, writes integrator Eric Thies. What are you going to do about it?

No Trucks, No Showroom: How Sage AV Navigates NYC’s Integration Challenges

No Trucks, No Showroom: How Sage AV Navigates NYC’s Integration Challenges

June 12, 2018 New York integration firm Sage Audio Video Technology makes due without vehicles or a showroom, thanks to experience centers from companies like Lutron and Savant.

Study Shows Smart Home Optimism Among Consumers

Study Shows Smart Home Optimism Among Consumers

June 12, 2018 The 2018 Consumer Electronics Guide finds consumer sentiments towards smart home technology to be trending positively, with lighting and security among the most discussed topics.

$8 Million Integrator Sells ‘Sage Support’ Service to Every Smart Home Client

$8 Million Integrator Sells ‘Sage Support’ Service to Every Smart Home Client

June 11, 2018 NYC home-technology integrator Sage Audio Video stays efficient by standardizing every project from sales to design to service plans; reaps RMR through OvrC remote system management platform from SnapAV.

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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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.

Alexa is Top Voice-Control for Smart-Home Pros, but Google Gains - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Alexa is Top Voice-Control for Smart-Home Pros, but Google Gains - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 06, 2018 Amazon Alexa, not surprisingly, is the top voice-control brand among CE Pro 100 high-revenue integrators, but Google Assistant is starting to register, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

Sony, Samsung, LG Remain Top TVs in Smart-Home Channel - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Sony, Samsung, LG Remain Top TVs in Smart-Home Channel - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 04, 2018 Sony continues to be the most preferred brand among smart-home professionals, according to the annual CE Pro 100 brand survey of the largest home-technology integrators.

Sonance, SunBrite Top Outdoor A/V Brands Among Pros - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Sonance, SunBrite Top Outdoor A/V Brands Among Pros - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 03, 2018 Sonance makes the most popular outdoor speakers and SnapAV's SunBrite TV makes the top outdoor TVs among CE Pro 100 home-technology integrators.

Top Brands in TV Lifts and Mounts - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Top Brands in TV Lifts and Mounts - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

May 25, 2018 Nexus21 beats out Future Automation this year to take the motorized lift category, while Chief jumps ahead of SnapAV in A/V mounts.

OneVision Rolls Out Essentials+ Membership-based Service Program

OneVision Rolls Out Essentials+ Membership-based Service Program

May 18, 2018 OneVision Resource's Essentials+ creates a membership program CE pros can offer to clients that includes free normal-business-hours service support, and monetized after-hours support.

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.

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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.

Steps You Should Take to Add Service-Based Revenue Streams

Steps You Should Take to Add Service-Based Revenue Streams

May 09, 2018 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.

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?

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.

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.

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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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