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Portal Starts Charging ‘Power Users’ who Don’t Buy Stuff

By Julie Jacobson · July 11, 2018 • Portal.io didn't realize how many home-technology integrators would use its free proposal software without placing orders through its online purchasing platform. Now those dealers must pay to play.

Portal.io Gets Exclusive Distribution Rights for Origin Acoustics’ Show-Stopping Valet Amp

By Julie Jacobson · December 14, 2017 • Origin Acoustics' crowd-pleasing, CEDIA-winning Valet Amp, powered by Amazon Echo Dot, can only be purchased by direct dealers through Origin ... or now any qualified dealer through Portal.io.

New ‘Portal Select’ is Like Amazon Prime B2B for Smart-Home Pros

By Julie Jacobson · July 25, 2017 • Portal.io already lets smart-home technologists search for specialty products, build proposals and purchase gear wholesale from a single site. New ‘Select’ service, to be demonstrated at CEDIA 2017, elevates service to Amazonian levels. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Dealers on Portal.io: How The Productivity Software Makes a Huge Impact on their Businesses

By Advertorial · November 4, 2016 • We sit two integration companies in front of a camera and ask them to share their experiences with this newly free service.

SupplyStream Changes Name to ‘Portal,’ Eliminates Dealer Fees, Launches iPhone App

By Jason Knott · August 31, 2016 • New for CEDIA 2016: Online product catalog, distributor and proposal software company SupplyStream announces corporate rebranding to Portal. The company has also eliminated its $29/month membership fees and created an iPhone app.

The Perfect Vendor Portal?

By Advertorial · August 11, 2016 • Manufacturers are flocking to an impressive new portal platform launched by Portal.

Former VIA CEO Randy Stearns Named CEO of D-Tools

By Julie Jacobson · September 14, 2015 • D-Tools founder Adam Stone stays involved, while CEDIA veteran Randy Stearns becomes CEO of the custom installation software company, just in time for CEDIA Expo 2015. ‘I’m not only a customer ….”

SupplyStream Redesigns Website, Unveils Plans for API for Partners

By Jason Knott · March 31, 2015 • Digital product search platform SupplyStream has a new uncluttered website design with better search functionality, and the company plans to unveil an Application Programming Interface (API) for software partners.

SupplyStream Launches Catalog, Purchasing Platform, Proposal Tool; Azione Named Partner

By CE Pro Editors · December 9, 2014 • Launch follows two years of development and a year of Beta testing for SupplyStream.

Why 2014 Was Most Significant CEDIA Expo Yet

By Julie Jacobson · November 13, 2014 • Home automation that is cheaper and more DIY-friendly, formal dealer programs from the likes of Comcast and Dish, business-oriented software, and other themes that made CEDIA Expo 2014 the most important show yet

SupplyStream, D-Tools to Establish Standards for Product Data

By Julie Jacobson · September 9, 2014 • Some day, we might have one platform for entering and gathering product specs -- no more tedious data entry, dups and goofs.