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Best Buy to Acquire Emergency Response Company GreatCall for $800M

Best Buy may be looking to expand its RMR after acquiring personal emergy response company GreatCall, which currently has over 900,000 paying…

OneVision
OneVision Resources partners with home technology professionals to provide a high-quality support experience to their clients with a 30-minute response, 24/7. In addition, the company drives growth in recurring revenue by marketing,…
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ConnectWise Peer Collaboration Differentiates Its Turnkey Software Solutions at CEDIA Expo

August 20, 2018 ConnectWise leverages its huge user base for collaboration with integrators in user groups. Plus, its ConnectWise University offers self-paced online learning.

eZLO Acquires Smart Home Platform MiOS

eZLO Acquires Smart Home Platform MiOS

August 17, 2018 eZLO, an OEM of wireless automation products, acquires smart home provider MiOS and its Vera controls for undisclosed amount.

Peerless-AV and Saylee Greer to Present Education Session on ‘Integrating the Outdoors with A/V’

Peerless-AV and Saylee Greer to Present Education Session on ‘Integrating the Outdoors with A/V’

August 17, 2018 Todd Mares and Christopher Greer will be hosting an educational session at CEDIA Expo 2018 on how best to avoid the common pitfalls of outdoor A/V installations.

Best Buy to Acquire Emergency Response Company GreatCall for $800M

Best Buy to Acquire Emergency Response Company GreatCall for $800M

August 17, 2018 Best Buy may be looking to expand its RMR after acquiring personal emergy response company GreatCall, which currently has over 900,000 paying subscribers.

People & Places: Trinnov Opens U.S. Office; Vanco Hires Blanchard; Future Ready

People & Places: Trinnov Opens U.S. Office; Vanco Hires Blanchard; Future Ready

August 17, 2018 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

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.

ProjX360 to Unveil Updated Inventory Management Software at CEDIA Expo 2018

ProjX360 to Unveil Updated Inventory Management Software at CEDIA Expo 2018

August 14, 2018 ProjX360's new inventory management system includes barcode scanning and product tracking by serial number, creating a 'virtual warehouse.'

Careful on 1099 vs Employee: Wrong Contract Can Bite You in the ... Achilles

Careful on 1099 vs Employee: Wrong Contract Can Bite You in the ... Achilles

August 13, 2018 Security dealer hires full-time 'independent' 1099 salesman who gets bit by a dog during a sales call. Who is liable for medical expenses and lost wages?

40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

August 10, 2018 ADT reports 6% revenue boost and 73% of all new customers opt for ADT Pulse smart home automation. Pigeonholes Google, Amazon DIY security offerings as suitable for ‘renters.'

Alarm.com Q2 Earnings Beat Previous Record

Alarm.com Q2 Earnings Beat Previous Record

August 09, 2018 Thanks in part to an increase of security camera and thermostat sales, Alarm.com was able to exceed $100 million in total revenue for the first time in company history.

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ProjX360 to Unveil Updated Inventory Management Software at CEDIA Expo 2018

ProjX360 to Unveil Updated Inventory Management Software at CEDIA Expo 2018

August 14, 2018 ProjX360's new inventory management system includes barcode scanning and product tracking by serial number, creating a 'virtual warehouse.'

Dave Pedigo Resigns from CEDIA after 14 Years, Citing Leadership

Dave Pedigo Resigns from CEDIA after 14 Years, Citing Leadership

July 30, 2018 Dave Pedigo, long-time CEDIA executive in the areas of training, education and technology, leaves 'dream job' because 'somebody had to take a stand.'

CEDIA Finds: 5 New Business Tools including Leads, Field Service Software, Web Content

CEDIA Finds: 5 New Business Tools including Leads, Field Service Software, Web Content

July 11, 2018 CEDIA Expo 2018 includes 5 new exhibitors showing services and software for home-technology businesses -- everything from new-construction leads to field-service management software.


Review: ‘Jurassic Park’ 4K, DTS:X Box Set Is Ideal Demo Material

June 22, 2018 Ideal for integrator demos, the newly released 'Jurassic Park' $50 box set features UltraHD and Blu-ray disc versions of the first four Jurassic Park movies in 4K HDR with DTS:X immersive audio.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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