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Secret to Home-Tech Showroom Success: ‘We Picked Beautiful Things’

The Audiohouse in Vero Beach, Fla., treats clients and trade partners to a beautiful and functional space, rather than plunking them down in a dark…

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D-Tools Cloud Software Aims to Streamline Pre-Sales Process

Forget about seeing the sun in San Diego during CEDIA Expo 2018, D-Tools is bringing the Cloud, its new Software as a…

Secret to Home-Tech Showroom Success: ‘We Picked Beautiful Things’

Secret to Home-Tech Showroom Success: ‘We Picked Beautiful Things’

January 03, 2019 The Audiohouse in Vero Beach, Fla., treats clients and trade partners to a beautiful and functional space, rather than plunking them down in a dark home theater for a demo.

Home Tech Pros Should Get Hyperlocal With Nextdoor.com, Other Neighborhood Networks

Home Tech Pros Should Get Hyperlocal With Nextdoor.com, Other Neighborhood Networks

December 28, 2018 Security dealers and home-tech integrators should try Nextdoor.com to generate hyperlocal business, referrals and repeat customers in a very efficient manner.

How One L.A. Integrator Spiked Its Black Friday Sales by 37%

How One L.A. Integrator Spiked Its Black Friday Sales by 37%

November 28, 2018 Just One Touch / Video & Audio Center focuses on upper-tier products combined with $500 custom installation credit to have record-breaking Black Friday weekend sales.

7 Evolving Trends for Upscale Brands in 2019: Luxury Institute Report

7 Evolving Trends for Upscale Brands in 2019: Luxury Institute Report

November 14, 2018 Luxury Institute research shows luxury brands need to evolve in 2019. Smart home virtual reality technology among the 'new luxury' brands appealing to Millennials.

A/V Shop Sells Almost $280k in Samsung 8K QLEDs in 4 Hours

A/V Shop Sells Almost $280k in Samsung 8K QLEDs in 4 Hours

November 01, 2018 CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center sells $285K in Samsung 8K TVs during wine-and-cheese event to early adopter clients.

How A Luxury Manufacturer Got Interior Designers to Love Home Tech

How A Luxury Manufacturer Got Interior Designers to Love Home Tech

October 26, 2018 When smart home technology is seen by the interior design community as a "necessary evil," Barco Residential wins by painting spaces with video.

SoCal Integrator Redefines ‘Mall Kiosk’ with Strategic Space Outside Apple Store

SoCal Integrator Redefines ‘Mall Kiosk’ with Strategic Space Outside Apple Store

October 23, 2018 CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center adds creates technology showcase area directly outside Apple Store in affluent Beverly Hills-area mall.


D-Tools Cloud Software Aims to Streamline Pre-Sales Process

August 30, 2018 Forget about seeing the sun in San Diego during CEDIA Expo 2018, D-Tools is bringing the Cloud, its new Software as a Service solution.

HTA Launches ‘Best in the U.S.’ Awards Program

HTA Launches ‘Best in the U.S.’ Awards Program

August 29, 2018 Home Technology Association (HTA) aims to recognize integrators for overall performance and quality.

4 Tips for Creating Powerful Employee Referral Programs

4 Tips for Creating Powerful Employee Referral Programs

Julie Bauke · August 23, 2018 Be selective about which positions you offer incentives, and give valuable items (like cash) to your employees for referring successful new hires.

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CEDIA Finds: 5 New Business Tools including Leads, Field Service Software, Web Content

CEDIA Finds: 5 New Business Tools including Leads, Field Service Software, Web Content

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.


Review: ‘Jurassic Park’ 4K, DTS:X Box Set Is Ideal Demo Material

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.


CE Pro Video Q&A: Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 Discusses Software Efficiency

December 01, 2017 Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 outlines the real-time reporting functionality, proposal writing and other efficiency gained from end-to-end cloud-based software solution.

Netgear’s New FlexPower Wireless Outdoor Camera with ONVIF is Integrator’s Dream

September 11, 2017 Introduced at CEDIA 2017, new FlexPower outdoor camera from Netgear looks like Arlo but provides rechargeable battery and ONVIF support for home automation integration. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

October 27, 2016 IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

September 26, 2016 REAL Audio Video’s Virtual Reality (VR) pre-visualization technology lets clients see and interact with their home theater design before construction.

CEDIA Tease: One Firefly Launches Live Chat Service for Dealers’ Websites

September 10, 2016 One Firefly's new Lead Concierge is a live chat service for $149 or $249 per month for integrators' websites. Manned by industry experts, the service is designed to engage customers more quickly and generate leads.

Clare Controls Straddles Custom and DIY Markets; Offers Dealers New Revenue Streams

August 22, 2016 Consumer purchasing portal, HEOS integration, expansion of builder program on Clare’s CEDIA 2016 to-do list.

6 New (And Successful) CE Business Models to Reach Millennials

6 New (And Successful) CE Business Models to Reach Millennials

It's not so much that Millennials and other modern-day consumers want cheap; it's more that they want simple, convenient and immediate.

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

Advertorial · January 26, 2018 Guide to Navigating Smart Home Technology: DIY vs. Professional' from Lutron is free reference document integrators can use to educate customers about limited capabilities of entry-level smart home systems.

Stamm Media Eliminates Chaos with Help from ConnectWise Platform

October 27, 2017 The ConnectWise platform helped Stamm Media and Stamm Technologies go from a company in crisis to one that bids on--and regularly wins--large projects.

Five Three-Minute Reads on Sales and Marketing

October 01, 2016 This download presents basics in the realms of revenue generation and proper advertising and branding.

Want to Build a Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

June 27, 2016 Integrators have now become the primary product advisor on fewer than 40 percent of projects. What can you do about that? Let's take a closer look at social media for its low overhead, minimal time investment and powerful reach.

iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program Benefits

Become part of the iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program, and take advantage of this rapidly growing, RMR-building category of services and all these benefits, many exclusive to Authorized Dealers.

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

Tips, advice, and long-term solutions on how to transition your business to an as-a-service model, and why it’s beneficial to do so.

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.

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