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Digging Deeper Into the CEDIA Member of Excellence Program

CEDIA SVP of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton lays out the details of the new two-tiered CEDIA Member of Excellence…

People & Places: Dynamic Mounting Reps; MSE Audio Rep; Audio Gear Group National Brand Manager

People & Places: Dynamic Mounting Reps; MSE Audio Rep; Audio Gear Group National Brand Manager

March 18, 2019 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

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.


Digging Deeper Into the CEDIA Member of Excellence Program

March 06, 2019 CEDIA SVP of Industry Engagement Giles Sutton lays out the details of the new two-tiered CEDIA Member of Excellence program.

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.

ConnectWise to be Acquired by Private Equity Firm

ConnectWise to be Acquired by Private Equity Firm

February 26, 2019 End-to-end business management software company ConnectWise to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, owners of SonicWall and other Software as a Service platforms for an estimated $1.5B.

Exploring Integrators’ ‘Love/Hate Relationship’ with InstallerNet

Exploring Integrators’ ‘Love/Hate Relationship’ with InstallerNet

February 25, 2019 Custom-integration-oriented manufacturers like Noon Home and Brilliant sign deals with InstallerNet’s 4,000-strong national integrator network, which is much different from online lead referral services.

HTA Marks 1st Year Anniversary with 135 Members

HTA Marks 1st Year Anniversary with 135 Members

February 21, 2019 Home Technology Association finishes its first year with 135 certified members in 64 markets. Cites moving $15M in project funds to HTA members.

It’s Time to Get an Electrical License… Now!

It’s Time to Get an Electrical License… Now!

February 19, 2019 Smart switches, energy storage, electrical vehicles, clean energy management are all intersecting in the smart home. Integrators can no longer ignore the inevitable need for a line voltage component to their business. Am I wrong?

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D-Tools to Offer SnapAV Product Library Pre-loaded with Dealer-Specific Pricing

D-Tools to Offer SnapAV Product Library Pre-loaded with Dealer-Specific Pricing

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.

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.'

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.

Jetbuilt Unveils Multi-Currency Quoting at ISE

Jetbuilt Unveils Multi-Currency Quoting at ISE

February 08, 2018 Jetbuilt sales and project management software's new multi-currency capability allows integrators to more easily quote and manage overseas projects.

ProjX360 Releases Version 2.0 Dealer Software Management Tool

ProjX360 Releases Version 2.0 Dealer Software Management Tool

January 22, 2018 ProjX360 v2.0 end-to-end software solution features new user interface, advanced notification system.

Simply Reliable Rolls E-Commerce Engine for Clients into SmartOffice Software for Integrators

December 18, 2017 Simply Reliable, a leading design, proposal and project management system for technology integrators, now offers an e-commerce engine for clients to pay for projects.


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.

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

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

The State of the Smart

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

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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.

2019 State of the Industry Report

2019 State of the Industry Report

January 15, 2019 The custom electronics industry saw a healthy 8 percent growth rate in 2018, down slightly from the blazing 11 percent growth in 2017 but still admiringly strong. Our 2019 State of the Industry indicates that readers expect to see even more growth in 2019.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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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