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.
By CE Pro Editors · April 19, 2019 • Matthew Kamp sat down with CE Pro to discuss how SnapAV's Episode brand is evolving, and how it is updating its Autonomic brand.
By Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2019 • New Clare One UL-listed security and home automation system will integrate with third-party home controllers, incorporate SnapAV services including OvrC.
By Jason Knott · April 8, 2019 • Service Tech Audio Visual in Austin, Texas, shuns 'indentured servant' label with clients and sets policy that requires customers to sign a service agreement.
By Robert Archer · April 5, 2019 • Experts from the home A/V industry chose their favorite episodes of 'Game of Thrones' to showcase the finer points of home theater.
By Julie Jacobson · April 3, 2019 • SnapAV CEO John Heyman on acquiring regional distributors: 'Literally' no other place where dealers can get all the best home-technology products, plus stellar back-end support.
By Jason Knott · March 25, 2019 • Manufacturers and distributors serving the custom channel must stay on top of communications, lead generation, technology services, website resources, social media matters and more to help integrators profit. Here’s how the industry’s best stay at it and earn CE Pro’s Quest for Quality Awards.
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.
By CE Pro Editors · March 11, 2019 • Volutone is opening a new West Coast warehouse on March 28 that will carry over 150 product lines and feature live demonstrations.