By Jason Knott · June 11, 2019 • CE Pro 100 company Audio Video Systems finds solid profitable niche with Coastal Source outdoor lighting.
By Andrew Nichols · April 5, 2019 • When working on outdoor projects, integrators have fewer obstacles to worry about and can alter a set up more easily than when working on indoor projects.
By Jason Knott · April 1, 2019 • CE Pro's Outdoor Technology Study reveals integrators' product feature wishes. Dealers averaged 12 outdoor projects for $5,575 each in 2018.
By Jason Knott · October 25, 2018 • HTSA will soon have 55 members as ALA certified Lighting Specialists and specified nearly $1M in fixtures since program began.
By CE Pro Editors · October 11, 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.
By Jason Knott · October 8, 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.
By Jason Knott · September 10, 2018 • Florida-based integrator Luxury Illumination sells 60 percent of clients into service contracts around specialty exterior lighting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.