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New Home Technology Association (HTA) to Push Dealer Certification, Elevate Industry

Home Technology Association launches with tiered certification system for integrators with goal to create better consumer experiences.

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ConnectWise Video Q&A: How Software Boosts Profit

ConnectWise's Johnathan Cox discusses the integration between ConnectWise MANAGE and ConnectWise SELL software, and how…

People & Places: Soundcast Adds Reps; CEDIA Expands Certification; Matrix Labs Joins Z-WAVE Alliance

People & Places: Soundcast Adds Reps; CEDIA Expands Certification; Matrix Labs Joins Z-WAVE Alliance

September 21, 2017 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.


ConnectWise Video Q&A: How Software Boosts Profit

September 20, 2017 ConnectWise's Johnathan Cox discusses the integration between ConnectWise MANAGE and ConnectWise SELL software, and how they boost efficiency and profit for dealers.

5 Ways to Keep Your Project Budget in Line

5 Ways to Keep Your Project Budget in Line

Advertorial · Don’t let poor project planning blow your company profits and client satisfaction.

New Home Technology Association (HTA) to Push Dealer Certification, Elevate Industry

New Home Technology Association (HTA) to Push Dealer Certification, Elevate Industry

August 30, 2017 Home Technology Association launches with tiered certification system for integrators with goal to create better consumer experiences.

Comparing Control4 BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji and SnapAV OvrC Pro

Comparing Control4 BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji and SnapAV OvrC Pro

August 30, 2017 OneVision Resources' new 'Insider's Guide to Remote Systems Management' provides in-depth comparison of Control4’s BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji, and SnapAV’s OvrC Pro.

How Integrators Can Reap Rewards of IoT

How Integrators Can Reap Rewards of IoT

August 25, 2017 Anixter execs offer integrators advice on how to capitalize from IoT trend through maintenance contracts and understanding product life cycles.

Brand-Centric Business Model Boosts Integrator’s Profits by 50%

Brand-Centric Business Model Boosts Integrator’s Profits by 50%

Advertorial · August 11, 2017 Houston integrator Digital Delight leaves traditional business model based on equipment margin for a high-volume operation using Logitech for control.

CEDIA Find: New Full-Service Recruitment & Staffing Agency for Home-Tech Industry

CEDIA Find: New Full-Service Recruitment & Staffing Agency for Home-Tech Industry

August 01, 2017 Debuting at CEDIA 2017, two former integrators launch High Demand Manpower for Integrators (HDMI Staffing), providing recruitment and other employment services for home technology integrators -- from entry-level techs to experienced execs.

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.

D-Tools Launches New Customer Portal As Part of SI 2017 Update

D-Tools Launches New Customer Portal As Part of SI 2017 Update

Advertorial · July 26, 2017 D-Tools Customer Portal enables users to share client-facing documentation via the web to for more interactive communications any time, and from anywhere.

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Comparing Control4 BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji and SnapAV OvrC Pro

Comparing Control4 BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji and SnapAV OvrC Pro

August 30, 2017 OneVision Resources' new 'Insider's Guide to Remote Systems Management' provides in-depth comparison of Control4’s BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji, and SnapAV’s OvrC Pro.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

The Art Of Smart

The Art Of Smart

Advertorial · April 26, 2017 Get more business by teaming up with some unlikely allies.

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

Advertorial · November 04, 2016 We sit two integration companies in front of a camera and ask them to share their experiences with this newly free service.

5 BEST Business Software Services of 2016

5 BEST Business Software Services of 2016

October 27, 2016 Check out the 2016 BEST Award winners in the business operations category: D-Tools, One Firefly, iPoint, OneVision Resources and SnapAV.

What Dealers Say about CEDIA 2016: Bose Surprises, Sony Wows, Denver Wanted

What Dealers Say about CEDIA 2016: Bose Surprises, Sony Wows, Denver Wanted

September 21, 2016 Dealers universally embraced Sony, Bose and Riva surprised with strong home theater demos from little speakers, and Crestron gets mixed reviews on Sonos implementation at CEDIA 2016.

ConnectWise Announces New Business Intelligence Capabilities for Quosal Software

ConnectWise Announces New Business Intelligence Capabilities for Quosal Software

September 20, 2016 New quote and proposal automation software Quosal BI provides ConnectWise partners a robust set of customizable reports and dashboards designed to analyze and share data collected by Microsoft Power BI.

Vital Mgmt. Bi4Ci Dashboard Rates Integrators’ Financials, Metrics

Vital Mgmt. Bi4Ci Dashboard Rates Integrators’ Financials, Metrics

September 19, 2016 Vital Management unveils a cloud-based dashboard that uses QuickBooks with business metrics for custom installation companies for $299/month. Also, new marketing service for Bravas members aims to help them reach high-end clients.

CEDIA Tease: ProjX360 Launches Sales CRM, Proposal Generation Tool

CEDIA Tease: ProjX360 Launches Sales CRM, Proposal Generation Tool

September 07, 2016 ProjX360 software will unveil its sales CRM, proposal-generation tool and purchase order systems at CEDIA 2016.

SupplyStream Changes Name to ‘Portal,’ Eliminates Dealer Fees, Launches iPhone App

SupplyStream Changes Name to ‘Portal,’ Eliminates Dealer Fees, Launches iPhone App

August 31, 2016 New for CEDIA 2016: Online product catalog, distributor and proposal software company SupplyStream announces corporate rebranding to Portal. The company has also eliminated its $29/month membership fees and created an iPhone app.

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Struggling to Recruit Qualified CE Technicians?

2017 Consumer Technology Association/CE Pro Workforce Study

Jason Knott · First-ever joint CTA/CE Pro Workforce Study identifies key skillsets, budgets and resources for hiring, training, and retaining technicians. Key data on company size and geographic region also presented.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

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.

How ConnectWise is Revolutionizing Customer Service

How ConnectWise is Revolutionizing Customer Service

Advertorial · April 03, 2017 Connectwise can help you strengthen client relationships with outstanding support.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

January 13, 2017 After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

Advertorial · November 04, 2016 We sit two integration companies in front of a camera and ask them to share their experiences with this newly free service.

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.

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.

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.

A Tech Owner’s Guide to Profitability

A Tech Owner’s Guide to Profitability

May 25, 2016 Profitability. It makes the difference between loving your technology business and struggling through sleepless nights.

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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
IQeye eStore

IQeye
IQinVision network cameras and video management software with attractive reseller discounts. Featuring IQeye BASIC LINE, from VGA to 2.0MP, H.264 or MJPEG, these IP video cameras easily integrate with NVRs. For smaller...
www.IQeStore.com
MSR Acoustics

MSR Acoustics
MSR Acoustics supplies the finest acoustical treatments for home theaters and listening rooms. Anthony Grimani and six Grammy Award-winner Keith Olsen founded MSR in 2003. MSR also supplies sound isolation and noise control...
www.msr-inc.com
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