December 07, 2018 CEDIA is introducing several new education opportunities during ISE 2019, including deep dives into acoustic calibration and acoustic design.
December 07, 2018 Writing down step-by-step processes for sales, installation, scheduling/delivery, service, remote service communication, proposal generation and more will boost profits.
December 06, 2018 IHS Markit data shows 4K TVs now represent over 70% of display sales revenue, led by 60-inch+ screen sizes.
December 05, 2018 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.
December 05, 2018 ConnectWise, a leading provider of productivity software for home-technology integrators and other service providers, will now offer cybersecurity services with the acquisition of Sienna Group.
December 05, 2018 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson: The custom home-technology sector invented "home automation" more than 30 years ago, but we haven't kept up with the technologies and business practices that define smart-home deployment today.
By Dennis Holzer · December 05, 2018 Tech support, on-hand inventory to boost dealers' cash flow, hands-on training, and access to exclusive products are solid benefits CE pros still get from their local distributor.
December 03, 2018 In 2018, many CE pros skipped a lot of important business articles in favor of lighter fare. Let's change that.
December 03, 2018 Designers are wanting to learn more about a whole host of kitchen and bath technology, so feel free to act as a teacher and make suggestions!
November 30, 2018 Greg Simmons and partner have sold their Las Vegas security and home-automation firm Eagle Sentry to long-time sales manager Cory Reif and top client Mark Lindsey, who already built "the greatest showroom on earth."
November 15, 2018 With the release of QuickBooks Desktop Integration, users can now see clients, products, proposals, and more all in one place.
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.
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.
September 06, 2018 Celebrating the most noteworthy new products and technologies of 2018, the CE Pro BEST Award winners are honored this week at CEDIA Expo 2018.
August 22, 2018 SnapAV dealers will get 90-day free trial on new D-Tools Cloud platform, with access to their own pricing imported into the system. See it 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.'
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's not so much that Millennials and other modern-day consumers want cheap; it's more that they want simple, convenient and immediate.
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.
The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.
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's 19th annual ranking of the highest revenue custom installation companies reports $3.5 billion in custom revenues; 13% growth predicted for 2018.
How to capitalize on this small but profitable market for ongoing business success.
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.
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.