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SnapAV Acquires West Coast Distributor Custom Plus, Adds 12V to Portfolio

By Julie Jacobson · July 17, 2019 • Leading home-technology provider SnapAV acquires Custom Plus Distributing, adding five branches in Pacific Northwest and California, plus a specialty in car electronics.

Ezlo Acquires Centralite Systems, Adding ZigBee to Z-Wave Home-Automation Portfolio

By CE Pro Editors · July 15, 2019 • Centralite is Ezlo's third smart-home acquisition in a year, after smart-home platform developer MiOS (Vera) and Z-Wave device manufacturer Fortrezz.

Guitar Center Continues to Expand Its Custom Installation Footprint

By Jason Knott · July 8, 2019 • Guitar Center’s acquisition of CE Pro 100 Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. (TVTI) expands its Business Solutions Group to Illinois and beyond.

Resideo Buys IoT Startup LifeWhere to Expand Its Remote Monitoring Solutions

By Rodney Bosch · June 28, 2019 • By acquiring LifeWhere's remote monitoring and diagnostics solutions, Resideo looks to more effectively bridge the gap between homeowners and service experts

RBH Sound Acquired; Names New President/CEO

By Jason Knott · June 26, 2019 • Utah-based loudspeaker manufacturer RBH Sound has been sold by owner Roger Hassing after 43 years to the company's longtime woodworking vendor Todd A. Stewart, who becomes new president/CEO.

CE Pro 100 Integrator Echo Systems Acquires Integrated Electronics

By Jason Knott · June 3, 2019 • Echo Systems in Omaha, Nebraska, the number 30 company on the CE Pro 100, expands into the Kansas City market with the acquisition of 15-employee Integrated Electronics.

Resideo Acquires Whisker Labs’ Responsive Energy Efficiency Technology

By CE Pro Editors · May 22, 2019 • According to Resideo, Whisker Labs' thermodynamic mapping technology will help the company with its line of connected thermostats like the Honeywell Home T-Series.

Control4, SnapAV CEO Interviews: Analyzing the Home Automation Merger

By Julie Jacobson · May 17, 2019 • SnapAV's acquisition of Control4 will create a one-stop shop for professionally installed home automation, A/V, networking, other home technologies: CEOs John Heyman, Martin Plaehn

Sound United to Pick Up Integra, Onkyo, Pioneer Brands

By CE Pro Editors · May 15, 2019 • Already owner of several leading audio brands such as Denon, Marantz, Polk and Definitive Technology, Sound United announced it will acquire Onkyo's consumer audio division also includes Integra and Pioneer.

Paradigm, Anthem, MartinLogan Brands Sold to Original Owner

By Jason Knott · May 14, 2019 • Original owner Scott Bagby, along with John Bagby, have secured 100% ownership interest in 3 audio brands.

Big SnapAV, Control4 Merger-Acquisition: 16 Questions from JJ

By Julie Jacobson · May 9, 2019 • Just prior to interviewing SnapAV and Control4 CEOs, CE Pro's Julie Jacobson offers up 16 questions about the merger/acquisition of two home-tech giants.

Blockbuster Merger: SnapAV to Acquire Control4 in $680M Deal

By Arlen Schweiger · May 9, 2019 • Two of the custom electronics industry's biggest players will join forces under private equity firm and SnapAV parent company Hellman & Friedman, which will become the majority owner of the combined company. SnapAV to buy Control4 in all-cash transaction for $23.91 per share.

IFTTT Competitor and CEDIA Keynoter Stringify Kills Home Automation App

By Julie Jacobson · April 9, 2019 • After acquisition, Comcast kills Stringify app, which is 'much better' than IFTTT as an if/then home-automation engine; company recommends IFTTT and Yonomi IoT platforms instead. [grumpy baby]

Resideo Acquires Buoy Labs, Adds Smart Leak Detection to Portfolio

By CE Pro Editors · March 28, 2019 • Resideo's acquisition of Buoy Labs gives the company access to Buoy Labs' smart home software that can send alerts about potential leaks and shut off the water automatically.

SnapAV Acquires MRI, Adding 4 NE Locations to Growing Distribution Empire

By Julie Jacobson · March 15, 2019 • SnapAV acquires its third home-tech distributor after Allnet and Volutone: Powerhouse Alliance member MRI Distribution, with four branch locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and upstate New York.

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