July 15, 2019 Presenter Julie Jacobson, who has been the champion of biophilia in the smart-home channel for a year, believes smart-home and building-controls integrators will be the #1 channel for these technologies in the coming years.
July 12, 2019 LG Electronics took CES 2019 by storm with the debut of its Wallpaper TV and its Rollable TV designs. These new OLED technologies have the potential to transform the display TV market, and integrators are at the forefront of this re-invention. The elite clientele served by many custom installation companies will likely be the first adopters of these new displays, which are tailor-made to cater to the aesthetics of the home, satisfying interior design professionals and clients. But how should dealers best discuss and present these technologies, and which are the best applications?
May 30, 2019 The 2019 CEPro Brand Analysis Special Report reflects the current market, including the influx of smart-home aware products such as voice-control platforms, smart speakers, smart locks and other common devices. While some of our annual standards continue to top the list, we also have some interesting new contenders.
May 22, 2019 In practice HD over IP systems are like fitting a round peg in a square hole. These "off-the-shelf" switches are not all the same. Configuration is required; with some level of knowledge on how to transform a switch designed for email and web browsing into a switch for transporting extremely large files containing movies or TV shows.
May 07, 2019 Our new report delivers input from integrators like you revealing what technologies they expect to grow and what their typical smart home installation looks like. It also shows that integrators expect continued growth in this area with 61% anticipating revenue growth this year.
April 29, 2019 2019 mark’s the 20th anniversary of our CE Pro 100 list of top revenue-generating home-technology installation firms. Download the complete report here for the list of firms and statistical breakdowns of performance.
April 03, 2019 According to a recent survey, our readers are averaging twelve outdoor tech installs per year and expect that number to grow in 2019. They are also looking for a number of product enhancements such as more Bluetooth capability, different form factors, and greater durability in extreme weather conditions.
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.
January 30, 2019 Helping homeowners get a more natural, immersive listening experience, new Surround: AI from Yamaha augments home theater surround technologies.
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.