CE Pro 100

Best Buy Learns ‘Ton of Surprises’ from Total Tech Support Clients

By Jason Knott · May 24, 2019 • Best Buy’s Q1 revenues for fiscal year 2020 rise 1.1% despite effect of tariffs. Total Tech Support program offers better understanding of customer behavior.

CE Pro 100 Integrators Remain Optimistic in 2019 Despite Market Plateau

By Jason Knott · May 8, 2019 • CE Pro 100 integrators are reacting to the current economic state with measured enthusiasm, anticipating 12.7% percent revenue growth in 2019.

2019 CE Pro 100: Top Home-Tech Installation Firms Up RMR, Predict 13% Growth

By Jason Knott · May 1, 2019 • The 20th annual CE Pro 100 list of the highest-revenue custom installation companies reports $2.02 billion in custom revenues, plus 13% growth predicted for 2019.

How Companies Verify Their CE Pro 100 Data

By Jason Knott · May 1, 2019 • The CE Pro 100 list is ranked by the volume of billed, not booked, business from custom installation systems that incorporate a number of possible subsystems.

Deviating from Cookie-Cutter Interfaces Pays Dividends

By Jason Knott · May 1, 2019 • Personalized user interfaces like URC Total Control 2.0 help integrators differentiate from competitors and strengthen client interaction with smart home controls.

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

By Jason Knott · 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.

SnapAV’s Distributor Acquisitions: The Amazon of Home Tech Channel?

By Julie Jacobson · April 3, 2019 • SnapAV CEO John Heyman on acquiring regional distributors: 'Literally' no other place where dealers can get all the best home-technology products, plus stellar back-end support.

ADT Ends Pulse, Adds Command & Control, Pauses Alexa Guard, Plots DIY

By Jason Knott · March 18, 2019 • New ADT Command and Control launches nationwide this month, ending long reign of ADT Pulse security and home automation platform. Company plots DIY course with LifeShield acquisition, but not with Alexa Guard quite yet.

2019 CE Pro 100 Entry Deadline Nears

By CE Pro Editors · March 18, 2019 • Submissions for the CE Pro 100 list of the largest custom electronics integrators in the United States are due this Friday, March 22, 2019.

ADT Reports Total Revenue Up 7% in Q4 2018

By CE Pro Editors · March 13, 2019 • In addition to financial information, ADT reported that 40 percent of its residential customers now use ADT Pulse, which combines security with lighting and climate control.

Creating the ‘Perfect’ Scripted Demo, Showroom Tour

By Lisa Montgomery · February 20, 2019 • Omaha, Neb.-based Echo Systems has turned its sales pitch into an ‘art form,’ leveraging a design-heavy showroom and converting skeptical clients into customers.

Guitar Center Acquires Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. (TVTI) Business Solutions Group

By CE Pro Editors · January 23, 2019 • Guitar Center has added another pro A/V company to its roster, further expanding the retailer's reach and diversity of integration services.

Wipliance Named CTA Integrator of the Year for 2019

By Jason Knott · January 10, 2019 • Bellevue, Wash.-based Wipliance receives 2019 Consumer Technology Association TechHome Division Integrator of the Year Award at CES 2019.

How One L.A. Integrator Spiked Its Black Friday Sales by 37%

By Jason Knott · November 28, 2018 • Just One Touch / Video & Audio Center focuses on upper-tier products combined with $500 custom installation credit to have record-breaking Black Friday weekend sales.

ADT Optimistic About Amazon Alexa; Reports Q3 Revenues Up 6%

By Jason Knott · November 13, 2018 • ADT reports quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion, up 6 percent, primarily due to ADT Pulse smart home growth. Amazon Company looks to bring alarm voice response directly to law enforcement vehicles.

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