By CE Pro Editors · October 16, 2015 • Adding further strength to its award-winning architectural speakers line, SpeakerCraft, the premier audio brand from Core Brands, today announced eight new speakers to its product mix.
By Jason Knott · October 16, 2015 • After a few years of various missteps, Core Brands posted double-digit growth in Q2. It cites new software, new sales structure that is 50 percent larger, and 'humble and hungry' attitude in place to earn integrators' business back. Gordon Isaac, the new director of sales at Core Brands, spoke to CE Pro about the company in this exclusive interview.
By Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2015 • Dealers can order and earn rewards on purchases of A/V, security, home automation and central vac from Nortek's Core Brands, NuTone, Omnimount and GoControl. Portal debuts at CEDIA Expo 2015.
By CE Pro Editors · September 1, 2015 • CE Pro web editor Jessica Camerato discusses what surprises are in store at CEDIA Expo, from Sonos, Core Brands, HydraConnect, Sony, Clare Controls and newbies like Locqus and Bocci. She also reminds dealers that the Great Looking Racks contest deadline is September 8.
By Jason Knott · August 21, 2015 • This 90-second video wrap-up from the just-concluded CE Pro Summit in Washington, D.C. offers a glimpse into the festivities where nearly 400 attendees discussed key topics for the custom installation industry.
By Julie Jacobson · August 14, 2015 • Nortek’s (NTK) AVC group that includes Core Brands shrinks losses for Q2, while growth for 2Gig security and home automation slows. Gefen re-joins former cohorts at Core Brands, while management buys out TVOne.
By CE Pro Editors · June 17, 2015 • Commercial Integrator magazine today announced that Panamax, the leader in electronic and electrical protection, filtration and control products, has been awarded a 2015 Commercial Integrator BEST Award for its SM3-PRO System Manager
By Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2015 • Core Brands’ Proficient Audio continues to own the speaker category for the security channel. The only home-audio exhibitor at ISC West 2015, the company introduced Protégé FS Series subs with Class D amps.
By Jessica Camerato · March 12, 2015 • Building for America’s Bravest, a partner of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, built a smart home for wounded veteran featuring lighting, security, whole-house audio and more with nearly $130,000 worth of donated equipment.
By Julie Jacobson · March 6, 2015 • Core Brands president Joe Roberts discusses revitalization of SpeakerCraft, Niles, Elan; stresses return to heritage as a ‘service company.’
By Jason Knott · February 27, 2015 • Integrator Home Tech Theater & Automation wasn't horsing around when it outfitted the five riding arenas, 16 tack rooms and luxury guest cabins at the new 1,400-acre Tryon International Equestrian Center in Asheville, N.C., with Elan g! controls.
By CE Pro Editors · January 26, 2015 • Using Elan g!, The Copper Fox art gallery in Franklin, Tenn. sits inside an 1860's era home with full management of music, lighting, security and video surveillance.
By Robert Archer · December 2, 2014 • The California-based audio manufacturer SpeakerCraft is now shipping its MRA-664 whole-house audio controller.
By Jason Knott · November 19, 2014 • More than 200 residential and commercial integrators gather in Orlando to share ideas on hiring, training, revenue, operations and network (and shoot some arrows) at the seventh annual CE Pro Summit in Orlando.
By Julie Jacobson · November 12, 2014 • Twenty-three year leader of Nortek’s Linear subsidiary, including what would become Core Brands’ audio, video and home automation group, exhausts his bucket list.