Coastal Source

Coastal Source Scales Up High-End Outdoor Audio, Lighting Lines

By Jason Knott · September 11, 2018 • Coastal Source debuts high-performance $7,500 12.0 Line Source bollard speakers, light-changing Ellipse bollard lights and elegant Hinge lighting, among others, at CEDIA Expo 2018.

Building a Business Model Around Landscape Lighting

By Jason Knott · September 10, 2018 • Florida-based integrator Luxury Illumination sells 60 percent of clients into service contracts around specialty exterior lighting.

Sound Advice on Outdoor Installs from Coastal Source President Franco D’Ascanio

By CE Pro Editors · July 3, 2018 • Coastal Source president Franco D'Ascanio believes outdoor A/V could be one key to increasing integrator revenue, citing increased design budgets for outdoor living.

8 Quick Business Tips to Boost Profitability

By Jason Knott · May 1, 2018 • Azione integrators share advice on charging for engineering and project management, hiring and firing, GPS tracking for vehicles and other profit-building tips.

10 High-Performance Outdoor Audio Solutions

By CE Pro Editors · April 19, 2018 • Not all outdoor A/V components are inferior to their indoor counterparts, and these 10 products are worth considering.

Coastal Source Fills Need for Expanding Outdoor Budgets

By Jason Knott · April 16, 2018 • Outdoor living can now approach 40% of total project costs. Coastal Source advises CE pros to create ‘special features’ to help landscape architects’ plans stand out.

ProSource: ‘We’re Two Years Ahead of Everyone Else’ in Remote Managed Services

By Julie Jacobson · March 19, 2018 • The ProSource buying group is pushing lighting control and remote managed services as new opportunities for home-technology integrators, adding OneVision, Parasol, OvrC, Coastal Source and Colorbeam to its roster of providers.

Integrator at CEDIA 2017: The Year When Design Triumphed

By David Haddad · September 14, 2017 • At CEDIA 2017, the home-technology industry's big show, exhibitors showcased fresh audio/video designs that blend with the environment ... or stand out as works of art.

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

By Julie Jacobson · 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.

Next Big Thing in Lighting: 4 New Low-Voltage, PoE Lighting Co.‘s at CEDIA Expo 2015

By Wayne Ortner · October 14, 2015 • Lighting veteran Wayne Ortner takes a look at new low-voltage/PoE lighting vendors at CEDIA Expo 2015, including Innovative Lighting, Rimikon, Illumadrive and Coastal Source.