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Integrator Sells 14 Samsung 8K TVs in 3-Hour Private Event

L.A. integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center hosts invitation-only event for more than 200 guests to showcase Samsung QLED 8K.

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Yes, ProSource Buying Group Really is ‘Game-Changing’ the Home-Tech Industry

Unbeatable marketing services, 3-day showroom makeovers, exclusive deals on digital price tags, and group health…

Integrator Sells 14 Samsung 8K TVs in 3-Hour Private Event

Integrator Sells 14 Samsung 8K TVs in 3-Hour Private Event

April 26, 2019 L.A. integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center hosts invitation-only event for more than guests to showcase Samsung QLED 8K.

‘Disruptive’ Keynote at CEDIA Expo 2019: Adios Tech-Talking Futurists

‘Disruptive’ Keynote at CEDIA Expo 2019: Adios Tech-Talking Futurists

April 23, 2019 Just when we swore off the “D” word, here comes CEDIA 2019 keynoter Luke Williams hailing “disruptive thinking” and how it “has the power to transform your business ….”

JJ Opines: What if Local Integrators Collaborate, Not Just Compete?

JJ Opines: What if Local Integrators Collaborate, Not Just Compete?

April 19, 2019 Julie Jacobson: Car-rental companies share passenger vans, parking lots, rental facilities, signage and often personnel. Why couldn't local home-tech integrators do the same?

Grading Your Reps (and 6 Other Business Tips You Probably Aren’t Doing)

Grading Your Reps (and 6 Other Business Tips You Probably Aren’t Doing)

April 15, 2019 Hiring a COO, tricks to get architects and designers to attend lunch-and-learns, grading your reps, and putting pricing at the end of the proposal are among the business advice shared at Azione Unlimited conference.

Azione Members Work to Improve Online Reviews

Azione Members Work to Improve Online Reviews

April 08, 2019 One Firefly audits of Google, Houzz and Yelp reviews reveals poor management of online reviews by Azione member websites.

Yes, ProSource Buying Group Really is ‘Game-Changing’ the Home-Tech Industry

Yes, ProSource Buying Group Really is ‘Game-Changing’ the Home-Tech Industry

March 12, 2019 Unbeatable marketing services, 3-day showroom makeovers, exclusive deals on digital price tags, and group health insurance for dealers -- all at affordable prices -- wow home-tech pros at ProSource Summit.

3 Tactics to Fight the Looming Market Correction

3 Tactics to Fight the Looming Market Correction

By Eric Thies · March 07, 2019 As the market slows, integrators need to act quickly to boost sales and marketing efforts, differentiate themselves in the market, or downsize their company payroll.

4 Ways to Improve Internal Staff Communication

4 Ways to Improve Internal Staff Communication

March 06, 2019 80% of organizational problems can be traced back to poor communication, resulting in detachment, anger, resentment, attrition and lack of dedication to the company.

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.

5 Tips to Get Your Snail Mail Ads to Work

5 Tips to Get Your Snail Mail Ads to Work

March 04, 2019 Which 10 CE product brand names work best for generating interest in your direct mail? Use these 5 tips to help create successful physical mail advertising.

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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.


CE Pro Video Q&A: Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 Discusses Software Efficiency

December 01, 2017 Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 outlines the real-time reporting functionality, proposal writing and other efficiency gained from end-to-end cloud-based software solution.

Netgear’s New FlexPower Wireless Outdoor Camera with ONVIF is Integrator’s Dream

September 11, 2017 Introduced at CEDIA 2017, new FlexPower outdoor camera from Netgear looks like Arlo but provides rechargeable battery and ONVIF support for home automation integration. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

October 27, 2016 IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

September 26, 2016 REAL Audio Video’s Virtual Reality (VR) pre-visualization technology lets clients see and interact with their home theater design before construction.

CEDIA Tease: One Firefly Launches Live Chat Service for Dealers’ Websites

September 10, 2016 One Firefly's new Lead Concierge is a live chat service for $149 or $249 per month for integrators' websites. Manned by industry experts, the service is designed to engage customers more quickly and generate leads.

Clare Controls Straddles Custom and DIY Markets; Offers Dealers New Revenue Streams

August 22, 2016 Consumer purchasing portal, HEOS integration, expansion of builder program on Clare’s CEDIA 2016 to-do list.

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.

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.

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

Advertorial · January 26, 2018 Guide to Navigating Smart Home Technology: DIY vs. Professional' from Lutron is free reference document integrators can use to educate customers about limited capabilities of entry-level smart home systems.

Stamm Media Eliminates Chaos with Help from ConnectWise Platform

October 27, 2017 The ConnectWise platform helped Stamm Media and Stamm Technologies go from a company in crisis to one that bids on--and regularly wins--large projects.

Five Three-Minute Reads on Sales and Marketing

October 01, 2016 This download presents basics in the realms of revenue generation and proper advertising and branding.

Want to Build a Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

June 27, 2016 Integrators have now become the primary product advisor on fewer than 40 percent of projects. What can you do about that? Let's take a closer look at social media for its low overhead, minimal time investment and powerful reach.

iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program Benefits

Become part of the iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program, and take advantage of this rapidly growing, RMR-building category of services and all these benefits, many exclusive to Authorized Dealers.

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.

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