By Jason Knott · August 1, 2019 • SnapAV's $680M acquisition of Control4 is finalized with 99% shareholder approval. New mega-company remains focused on professional install channel only.
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.
By CE Pro Editors · July 16, 2019 • In addition to supporting more manufacturers, Clare has also added a new Amazon Alexa security skill that gives homeowners the ability to arm and disarm their security system via voice commands.
By Robert Archer · July 15, 2019 • Da-Lite, Draper, Dragonfly from SnapAV, Elite Screens, Screen Innovations (SI), Severtson, Seymour, Stewart Filmscreen and Vutec offer a range of screen products that deliver a big screen in a range of home environments.
By Julie Jacobson · July 2, 2019 • Can a merger of Control4 and SnapAV, with industry-leading Ihiji and OvrC remote-monitoring platforms, yield a 'central monitoring station' model for smart-home pros?
By Arlen Schweiger · June 27, 2019 • As Klipsch's exclusive national distributor for custom installation (CI) speakers and subwoofers, SnapAV will offer iconic brand through 22 local distribution branches and online portal for the home-tech channel.
By Lisa Montgomery · June 25, 2019 • Araknis Networks 510 and 810-Series WAPs are designed to handle the growing number of IoT devices on the market.
By Julie Jacobson · June 19, 2019 • Top 10 most-read stories for the first half of 2019 relate to SnapAV and Control4 merger, Atmos demos, Sonos prices, Tuya (who?), Crestron Pyng, Wi-Fi as a home-automation standard and other IoT and A/V themes.
By Jason Knott · June 12, 2019 • Former CytexOne exec Martin Roseman is 'shocked' at how integrators are still reticent to offer, sell and price service agreements. New RMR Marketing Kit aims to help.
By Julie Jacobson · June 4, 2019 • SnapAV to distribute and integrate Yamaha A/V receivers, amps, wireless speakers, soundbar, CD player and MusicCast networking platform.
By Julie Jacobson · June 3, 2019 • Julie Jacobson analyzes data from CE Pro 100 Brand Surveys in the home-automation category, from 2014 to 2019.
By Joseph Kolchinsky · May 21, 2019 • The big-box retailer’s turnaround is rooted in retooling the customer experience. Companies serving higher-end clientele can take cues from how Best Buy created 15x multiple on tech support recurring revenue.
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
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.
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.