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Copper vs. Fiber: Don’t be a Scaredy Cat

Fiber optic cabling beats copper (Cat x) when it comes to long distances, high bandwidth, reliability and future-proofing, but smart-home integrators…

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ISE 2018: 12 Commercial Technologies that Belong in the Smart Home

Motorized furniture, projection mapping, DIN rails, industrial TV mounts, retractable technology, POS kiosks and…

Product Briefs: Dish Offers BBC’s ‘Blue Planet II’ in 4K; ProSource Adds Centricity

Product Briefs: Dish Offers BBC’s ‘Blue Planet II’ in 4K; ProSource Adds Centricity

February 23, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Copper vs. Fiber: Don’t be a Scaredy Cat

Copper vs. Fiber: Don’t be a Scaredy Cat

February 23, 2018 Fiber optic cabling beats copper (Cat x) when it comes to long distances, high bandwidth, reliability and future-proofing, but smart-home integrators are hung up on fiber myths and high prices.

Ihiji co-founder Mike Maniscalco Launches Consulting Firm

Ihiji co-founder Mike Maniscalco Launches Consulting Firm

February 21, 2018 After selling Ihiji to Control4 in 2017, co-founder Mike Maniscalco launches Pytheas, a consulting firm.

Celerity Fiber Optic Cables are Simple to Terminate with Detachable HDMI Connectors

Celerity Fiber Optic Cables are Simple to Terminate with Detachable HDMI Connectors

February 20, 2018 The Celerity 18Gbps Fiber Optic HDMI cables are available in lengths up to 1,000 feet, and come with matched pairs of detachable transmitter and receiver connectors.

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

ISE 2018: 12 Commercial Technologies that Belong in the Smart Home

ISE 2018: 12 Commercial Technologies that Belong in the Smart Home

February 19, 2018 Motorized furniture, projection mapping, DIN rails, industrial TV mounts, retractable technology, POS kiosks and gorgeous acoustical treatments shown at ISE 2018 belong in smart-home installations, not just commercial spaces.


Video: Access Networks Opens East Coast Office in Historic Building

February 15, 2018 Access Networks opens facility in historic structure in Easton, Pa., for configuring and shipping home networks to East Coast integrators.

Torus POWERBLOCK Transformers Target Lower Cost Applications

Torus POWERBLOCK Transformers Target Lower Cost Applications

February 08, 2018 At ISE 2018 Torus is introducing its POWERBLOCK line of mid-level isolation transformers that use toroidal-based technology to provide isolation for home theater and networks.


Monster Super Bowl Ad: What Did You Think?

February 05, 2018 Monster Super Bowl ad depicting the life of Noel Lee and debuting new speakers and headphones ranks #45 out of 65 ads during the game. What did you think?

Monster to pay $10M+ for Super Bowl Ad Depicting Life of Noel Lee

Monster to pay $10M+ for Super Bowl Ad Depicting Life of Noel Lee

February 02, 2018 Monster is paying millions for a 60-second Super Bowl commercial featuring the life of founder Noel Lee to launch a new line of headphones and speakers. Rock, pop, country and hip hop artists are featured.

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Product Briefs: Dish Offers BBC’s ‘Blue Planet II’ in 4K; ProSource Adds Centricity

Product Briefs: Dish Offers BBC’s ‘Blue Planet II’ in 4K; ProSource Adds Centricity

February 23, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Copper vs. Fiber: Don’t be a Scaredy Cat

Copper vs. Fiber: Don’t be a Scaredy Cat

February 23, 2018 Fiber optic cabling beats copper (Cat x) when it comes to long distances, high bandwidth, reliability and future-proofing, but smart-home integrators are hung up on fiber myths and high prices.

Celerity Fiber Optic Cables are Simple to Terminate with Detachable HDMI Connectors

Celerity Fiber Optic Cables are Simple to Terminate with Detachable HDMI Connectors

February 20, 2018 The Celerity 18Gbps Fiber Optic HDMI cables are available in lengths up to 1,000 feet, and come with matched pairs of detachable transmitter and receiver connectors.

ISE 2018: 12 Commercial Technologies that Belong in the Smart Home

ISE 2018: 12 Commercial Technologies that Belong in the Smart Home

February 19, 2018 Motorized furniture, projection mapping, DIN rails, industrial TV mounts, retractable technology, POS kiosks and gorgeous acoustical treatments shown at ISE 2018 belong in smart-home installations, not just commercial spaces.

Torus POWERBLOCK Transformers Target Lower Cost Applications

Torus POWERBLOCK Transformers Target Lower Cost Applications

February 08, 2018 At ISE 2018 Torus is introducing its POWERBLOCK line of mid-level isolation transformers that use toroidal-based technology to provide isolation for home theater and networks.

Don’t Get Too Psyched for 48Gbps - HDMI 2.1 Rollout Could be Painfully Slow

Don’t Get Too Psyched for 48Gbps - HDMI 2.1 Rollout Could be Painfully Slow

January 26, 2018 It will take time to get to certified 48Gbps, especially as HDMI 2.1 testing and certification tools get developed.

FIBBR Ultra 8K Fiber Optic HDMI Cable Claims 56Gbps 8K HDR

FIBBR Ultra 8K Fiber Optic HDMI Cable Claims 56Gbps 8K HDR

January 17, 2018 At CES 2018, FIBBR unveils Ultra 8K, an ISF-certified fiber optic HDMI cable, claiming 56Gbps bandwidth up to 50 meters.

Are Your Clients’ Homes Ready for 5G? (Probably Not)

Are Your Clients’ Homes Ready for 5G? (Probably Not)

January 16, 2018 The physical properties of 5G cell signals means it will be harder for your clients to get strong cellphone coverage ... unless you sell them a signal booster.

Syncbox Wiring Accessory Hides Connections, Installs Quickly

Syncbox Wiring Accessory Hides Connections, Installs Quickly

January 11, 2018 The British electronics company Syncbox wiring accessory is designed to keep cabling connections hidden from sight for a more seamless appearance.

Metra Helios Active Fiber Cables Deliver 18Gbps Long Distances

Metra Helios Active Fiber Cables Deliver 18Gbps Long Distances

January 05, 2018 Metra's newly announced Helios Active Fiber HDMI cables provide 18Gbps of throughput to fully support the HDMI 2.0 format and technologies like 4K, HDR and object-based surround sound.

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Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

Now You See Tech; Now You Don’t

Now you See Tech; Now You Don’t

November 30, 2017 When a home owner wants to hide the technology required for a smart home installation — including those giant TVs — that’s where custom integrators shine.

In with Fiber, Out with Copper: A Case for Rethinking AV System Design

In with Fiber, Out with Copper: A Case for Rethinking AV System Design

October 01, 2017 Free webcast argues that in most cases copper cabling is insufficient and fiber cabling delivers more reliable, forward-compatible results for AV systems. Experts tackle outdated misconceptions of fiber challenges.

Networking: What are your Core Beliefs?

Networking: What are your Core Beliefs?

Join us as Nathan Holmes, Access Networks’ technical trainer, will discuss the importance of streamlining the network and how this will greatly impact your business for the better.

Cable to Connector Compatibility Is a Challenge

Cable to Connector Compatibility Is a Challenge

Advertorial · July 19, 2017 A new system for terminating larger CAT6/6A cables now shipping.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

Have a Plan for your LAN!

Have a Plan for your LAN!

View this previously live CEPro Partner Series Webcast, sponsored by Access Networks to learn what questions you should ask when designing your LAN.

Answering Your Questions about HDMI 2.1

Answering Your Questions about HDMI 2.1

Originally recorded live on Wednesday, March 1st: Everything you wanted to know about HDMI 2.1 and more....

Navigating the World of Wi-Fi

Navigating the World of Wi-Fi

Review a recorded archive of this 1-hour webcast, presented by Access Networks, to learn how different Wi-Fi technologies, including patented technologies by Ruckus Wireless, can improve your client’s wireless network performance.

Rock-Solid Networks: The Benefits of Wire-Speed Routing with Layer 3 Switches

Rock-Solid Networks: The Benefits of Wire-Speed Routing with Layer 3 Switches

Originally recorded LIVE on 06/15/16: A CE Pro Partner Series Webcast, sponsored by Access Networks discussed how the use of layer 3 switches to establish, manage and direct inter-VLAN traffic is the key to providing a robust and scalable residential network.

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A/Vaux Electronics

A/Vaux Electronics
Vaux provides HDMI matrix-switching, high-fidelity audio switchers with volume/eq, and hidef component. Vaux AV switchers—preferred by installers since 1992. See how our systems will simplify your audio/video...
www.vauxelectronics.com
Actiontec Electronics, Inc

ActionTec
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products, including Gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, whole-home wireless networking, high...
www.actiontec.com
Active Thermal Management

Active Thermal Management
The combination of more components in a typical home theater or commercial A/V installation, more channels and more power per channel in amplifiers, more components that are always on, and more systems located in enclosures...
www.activethermal.com
Arlington Industries

Arlington Industries
Arlington is a leading manufacturer of traditional metallic and non-metallic fittings and connectors — And an industry leader in the development of unique and innovative electrical and communications products. Follow...
www.aifittings.com
Atlona

Atlona
Since 2003, Atlona has been an industry leader and expert in distributing and managing virtually every AV signal type.  The result…. Smarter solutions partners can depend on from every connection point. With Atlona...
www.atlona.com
AUDIO VIDEO METALS INC.

AUDIO VIDEO METALS INC.
AVM is a designer and manufacturer of high quality metal racks and rack equipment for the audio and video production and distribution industry. Automated CNC machinery allows for close manufacturing tolerances, ensuring that...
www.audiovideometals.com
AV LV

AV LV
Originally an integration company, Lifestyle Automation LLC, started on January 2, 2002. We installed Residential Home Automation Systems, Audio Distribution Systems and Home Theaters. We also began representing Manufacturers...
www.av-lv.com
AVAD

AVAD
AVAD is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in-depth technology offering of the most trusted brands and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary...
www.avad.com
Broadata & Crystal Screens

Broadata & Crystal Screens
Broadata Communications, Inc (BCI), a privately held, California-based corporation, that has quickly developed a reputation as a leading and innovative company specializing in the development of market-driven products for the...
www.broadatacom.com
CableWholesale

CableWholesale
CableWholesale is committed to developing, producing, and marketing products that exceed the performance, quality, value and safety requirements of our customers. We reflect this commitment by providing: A large local...
www.cablewholesale.com
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