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Arizona Integrator Creates ‘Best Practice’ Home Networking Solutions

By Advertorial · February 1, 2017 • Former VIA member Cyber Technology Group in Scottsdale, Ariz., uses Access Networks as its networking foundation for 100 projects per year to establish fast turnaround time for deployment, reduce service calls and sell preventive maintenance agreements.

Audio Visual Design Group Steps Into Void Left by VIA’s Collapse

By Jason Knott · November 9, 2016 • The closing of high-end home technology group VIA International left a void in the Bay Area market. AVDG, expanding from commercial to residential projects, steps in.

From Best Buy to VIA: How AudioVisions JV with D-Tools Went Down

By Jason Knott · January 28, 2016 • CE Pro 100 integrator AudioVisions took on 13 employees from VIA International after its demise, hastening the need for an end-to-end cloud-based software solution to run the larger company. A joint venture with D-Tools was born and new software created for design/engineering, proposals, job costing, inventory control, labor tracking and more.

30 Most Popular Web Stories of 2015: Home Automation Wins Again

By Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2015 • Home automation standards, low-voltage DC power distribution, IoT at retail and the demise of VIA International grabbed CE Pro page views in 2015. 5

The Biggest Home-Technology Stories of 2015

By Julie Jacobson · December 24, 2015 • From the demise of VIA International to the launch of Amazon Echo, CE Pro highlights some of the most important home-tech happenings of 2015. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Looks Like Unpaid Vendors Will Get Nothing from Via International

By Julie Jacobson · November 17, 2015 • Not a big surprise, but court-appointed receivers for the Via International bankruptcy probably won't be distributing any funds to unpaid vendors.

VIA International 2.0: Contact Info for Receiver, Update on Operations

By Julie Jacobson · November 2, 2015 • Court-appointed receivers identified for VIA International; filings from lender NBH Capital Finance show $600,000 credit facility issued three weeks before VIA closure.

Via International Ceases Operations: High-End Home Technology Group in Receivership

By Julie Jacobson · October 15, 2015 • On the eve of CEDIA Expo 2015, employees of Via International have been terminated and the merger of six high-end, high-profile home technology integrators has come to an end. Company is in receivership.

What’s That Smell? Retrofit Home Features Automated Scent Machines

By Arlen Schweiger · June 3, 2015 • VIA Scottsdale completed a retrofit project which includes solutions from Savant, Lutron, IC Realtime, Samsung, Marantz, Sharp, Sonance and Leon Speakers. Its automated features even include scent machines.

Retrofit Project is Vintage Music to L.A. Condo Owner’s Ears

By Arlen Schweiger · May 19, 2015 • VIA Los Angeles completed a retrofit project on a 1,500-square-foot condo with a 84-inch 4K TV, Crestron keypads, Lutron shading, and more.

Via International Seeks Funding; Founder Randy Stearns Moves On

By Julie Jacobson · January 20, 2015 • Randy Stearns, founder and former CEO of the six-company merger known as Via International, has left the organization; business is strong but capital is needed to fund growth.

HTSA Announces Winners of 2014 Vendor Awards

By CE Pro Editors · October 24, 2014 • Sony named Vendor of the Year in 2014 HTSA Awards, Keith Haas of Integra honored as Person of the Year.

Integrating the Integrators: So Far, So Good for VIA International

By Jason Knott · June 13, 2014 • After successfully melding company cultures and establishing best practices, VIA International touts 22 locations in 8 states with $69.8 million in revenue for 2013.

Dude, Where’s My Big Screen?

By Lisa Montgomery · June 3, 2014 • Discover how VIA International hid a 12-foot screen in this swanky California lounge-turned-hangout, and that's not the only surprise.

10 Biggest CE Stories of 2013: Control4, IoT, iControl, Alarm.com, Plasma, More

By Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2013 • In 2013, Lutron launched RF products for DIY, Internet of Things for the smart home took off, Control4 went public, 6 top dealers formed Via, Plasma died, 4K Ultra HD thrived, hacker bots disrupted home automation.

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