March 21, 2019 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.
March 21, 2019 Dish's Network Custom Integration program has been enhanced to include paying integrators a set monthly revenue-share fee.
March 19, 2019 2019 CEDIA Awards to be presented at new Leadership Conference in Chicago July 24-25, with winners awarded a CEDIA Expo travel package.
March 18, 2019 New ADT Command and Control launches nationwide this month, ending long rein of ADT Pulse security and home automation platform. Company plots DIY course with LifeShield acquisition, but not with Alexa Guard quite yet.
March 18, 2019 Access Networks conducted an information security analysis on Shelley's Stereo's corporate office and helped set up additional procedures to keep the business's network running securely.
March 18, 2019 Submissions for the CE Pro 100 list of the largest custom electronics integrators in the United States are due this Friday, March 22, 2019.
March 14, 2019 NSI says its merger with Platinum Tools will help expand its market reach and add more category depth to its electrical and control products.
March 14, 2019 Gross margin and markup on equipment are not the same thing. Many integrators are losing money on every project by not calculating it correctly.
March 13, 2019 In addition to financial information, ADT reported that 40 percent of its residential customers now use ADT Pulse, which combines security with lighting and climate control.
March 12, 2019 Unbeatable marketing services, 3-day showroom makeovers, exclusive deals on digital price tags, and group health insurance for dealers -- all at affordable prices -- wow home-tech pros at ProSource Summit.
March 11, 2019 Get your product in front of over 140,000 buyers. Enter now to secure your listing in the 2019 CE Pro distribution guide.
November 15, 2018 With the release of QuickBooks Desktop Integration, users can now see clients, products, proposals, and more all in one place.
October 12, 2018 Crestron’s new Flex products are designed to keep business conversations flowing, and includes products such as VoIP desk phones, soundbars, and a tabletop video-conferencing phone.
Bob Dolph · October 10, 2018 Smart-home pros stymied by a home-automation challenge should check with the security industry for problem-solving adapters, sensors, communicators, and other useful thingamajigs.
September 06, 2018 Celebrating the most noteworthy new products and technologies of 2018, the CE Pro BEST Award winners are honored this week at CEDIA Expo 2018.
August 22, 2018 SnapAV dealers will get 90-day free trial on new D-Tools Cloud platform, with access to their own pricing imported into the system. See it at CEDIA Expo 2018.
August 14, 2018 ProjX360's new inventory management system includes barcode scanning and product tracking by serial number, creating a 'virtual warehouse.'
July 11, 2018 CEDIA Expo 2018 includes 5 new exhibitors showing services and software for home-technology businesses -- everything from new-construction leads to field-service management software.
June 22, 2018 Ideal for integrator demos, the newly released 'Jurassic Park' $50 box set features UltraHD and Blu-ray disc versions of the first four Jurassic Park movies in 4K HDR with DTS:X immersive audio.
June 11, 2018 More of the CE Pro 100 smart-home installation firms offer Sonos soundbars and subwoofers than any other audio brand, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis ... but be careful drawing conclusions.
March 06, 2019 Integration firms come in many shapes and sizes. They don’t all offer the same services or have the same growth expectations. This is why, we took a second look at our 2019 State of the Industry report to add a layer of analysis based on company size.
January 15, 2019 The custom electronics industry saw a healthy 8 percent growth rate in 2018, down slightly from the blazing 11 percent growth in 2017 but still admiringly strong. Our 2019 State of the Industry indicates that readers expect to see even more growth in 2019.
2018 CE Pro Wage & Salary Study reveals average annual wages by region and size of company for installation and service technicians, sales managers, administrative personnel, project managers and more.
August 15, 2018 Improved web portals, regular training events, self-pick warehouses with information kiosks, and broader product lines are among the abundant initiatives from distributors of audio, video, home automation and other home-tech products.
It's not so much that Millennials and other modern-day consumers want cheap; it's more that they want simple, convenient and immediate.
July 12, 2018 First-ever CE Pro Multiroom Audio Deep Dive Study reveals benchmarks for margins, man-hours, wireless vs. hardwired and more key data.
The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.
June 04, 2018 CE Pro 100 dealers, the largest smart-home pros in North America, reveal their top brands in home-tech categories such as audio, video, networking, home automation, HDMI cables and lighting controls.
CE Pro's 19th annual ranking of the highest revenue custom installation companies reports $3.5 billion in custom revenues; 13% growth predicted for 2018.
How to capitalize on this small but profitable market for ongoing business success.