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

Introduced at CEDIA 2017, new FlexPower outdoor camera from Netgear looks like Arlo but provides rechargeable battery and ONVIF support for home…

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How Texadia Systems Grew to $6.2M in Sales in Just 3 Years

Texadia Systems focuses on several niche markets, including commercial relocation projects, design/build A/V projects,…

Vivint Could Soon Be for Sale or IPO from Blackstone Group

Vivint Could Soon Be for Sale or IPO from Blackstone Group

September 13, 2017 Asset management firm Blackstone Group eyes $3 million jackpot with the possible sale or IPO of CE Pro 100 integration firm Vivint.

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

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)

Why Extra Features Are the Silent Service-Plan Profit Killer

Why Extra Features Are the Silent Service-Plan Profit Killer

August 24, 2017 Thinking of adding extra features or offerings to your service plans? Don't! Selling over-complicated service plans pits you against a silent profitability killer: operational overhead.

Transformative Engineering Names Jeannette Howe VP of Sales

Transformative Engineering Names Jeannette Howe VP of Sales

August 03, 2017 Howe joins Transformative Engineering with an impressive background in the consumer electronics industry. Most recently, Howe served as director of membership at BrandSource.

Under the Surface of Lennar’s Move to Wireless & Amazon Smart-Home Services

Under the Surface of Lennar’s Move to Wireless & Amazon Smart-Home Services

August 02, 2017 When paired with Lennar’s decision to utilize Amazon Home Services for installation, the builder’s sharp reduction in low voltage cabling reinforces the notion that it sees a traditional path to the smart home, the CEDIA channel, as outdated.

Use This Equation to Simplify Your Hourly Billing

Use This Equation to Simplify Your Hourly Billing

July 31, 2017 A complex pricing model is difficult to explain, harder for clients to understand and almost impossible for your team to accurately track. Move to a one-size-fits-all hourly billing rate with one simple equation.

Did You Notice This One Line in Amazon’s Smart Home Service Message?

Did You Notice This One Line in Amazon’s Smart Home Service Message?

July 30, 2017 One sentence tucked into Amazon's smart-home service offering is evidence that Amazon intends to get involved on every part of the home technology installation value chain, including exceptional customer service.


Electro-Harmonix Cuts Ties with Amazon, Will CE Manufacturers Follow Suit?

July 18, 2017 Musical Instrument brand Electro-Harmonix (EHX) has announced it has severed its relationship with the retail giant Amazon.

3 Reasons Summer Is the Best Time to Sell Service

3 Reasons Summer Is the Best Time to Sell Service

June 21, 2017 Waiting for the right time to pitch your clients on service plans? Here's why summer is the perfect time to make the leap.


Azione Unlimited Launches Virtual Reality Showroom

June 16, 2017 The showroom software, developed by BDX, allows users to experience how technology will look and function in a home while moving virtually through each room.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

Presenting the CE Pro 100 of 2017

April 25, 2017 CE Pro presents the CE Pro 100, our annual list of the highest revenue custom installation companies, led by led by Vivint Smart Home, Best Buy and ADT in 2017.

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.

Five Three-Minute Reads on Sales and Marketing

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.

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

September 15, 2016 Adding to your service offering is challenging. We get it. ConnectWise has helped countless technology solution providers reconfigure their business for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue.

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

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

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

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

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.

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

Tips, advice, and long-term solutions on how to transition your business to an as-a-service model, and why it’s beneficial to do so.

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

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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