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What Integrators Can Learn From Best Buy

The big-box retailer’s turnaround is rooted in retooling the customer experience. Companies serving higher-end clientele can take cues from how Best…

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CEDIA Fights Restrictive Legislation in Multiple States

CEDIA government affairs monitoring and tracking potentially detrimental laws in Texas, New Jersey, Oklahoma and other…

What Integrators Can Learn From Best Buy

What Integrators Can Learn From Best Buy

May 21, 2019 The big-box retailer’s turnaround is rooted in retooling the customer experience. Companies serving higher-end clientele can take cues from how Best Buy created 15x multiple on tech support recurring revenue.

Alloy Software Brings Inventory Management Into Modern Age

Alloy Software Brings Inventory Management Into Modern Age

May 10, 2019 Through its proprietary automation features, Alloy's inventory management software help manufacturers track their product numbers.

People & Places: TechBites Return; TiVo Plans Split Into Two Companies; ESPA’s Gardner Retires

People & Places: TechBites Return; TiVo Plans Split Into Two Companies; ESPA’s Gardner Retires

May 09, 2019 The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news.

Software Yields 35% Boost in Employee Productivity

Software Yields 35% Boost in Employee Productivity

May 07, 2019 iPoint helps Stereo Planet in Bend, Ore., cut inventory by $100K, write proposals 10-times faster, and increase per-employee output by nearly $100K.

Four Great Ideas on Human Resources from Top Home-Tech Pros

Four Great Ideas on Human Resources from Top Home-Tech Pros

May 06, 2019 Surveying the spouses of your employees?! ProSource members share a few offbeat but highly effective workforce initiatives.


CEDIA Fights Restrictive Legislation in Multiple States

April 30, 2019 CEDIA government affairs monitoring and tracking potentially detrimental laws in Texas, New Jersey, Oklahoma and other states.

‘Disruptive’ Keynote at CEDIA Expo 2019: Adios Tech-Talking Futurists

‘Disruptive’ Keynote at CEDIA Expo 2019: Adios Tech-Talking Futurists

April 23, 2019 Just when we swore off the “D” word, here comes CEDIA 2019 keynoter Luke Williams hailing “disruptive thinking” and how it “has the power to transform your business ….”

HTSA Aims to Reduce ‘Techno-centric’ Sales Pitches via Training Program

HTSA Aims to Reduce ‘Techno-centric’ Sales Pitches via Training Program

April 19, 2019 Despite 23% growth rate in 2018, HTSA buying group to focus on sales relationship training for 2019, along with lighting, energy and wellness.

JJ Opines: What if Local Integrators Collaborate, Not Just Compete?

JJ Opines: What if Local Integrators Collaborate, Not Just Compete?

April 19, 2019 Julie Jacobson: Car-rental companies share passenger vans, parking lots, rental facilities, signage and often personnel. Why couldn't local home-tech integrators do the same?


simPRO Enters US Market with End-to-End Cloud Software Solution

April 15, 2019 Software as a Service (SaaS) provider simPRO brings 17 years of success in verticals such as electrical, security and HVAC to the custom integration market.

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Alloy Software Brings Inventory Management Into Modern Age

Alloy Software Brings Inventory Management Into Modern Age

May 10, 2019 Through its proprietary automation features, Alloy's inventory management software help manufacturers track their product numbers.


simPRO Enters US Market with End-to-End Cloud Software Solution

April 15, 2019 Software as a Service (SaaS) provider simPRO brings 17 years of success in verticals such as electrical, security and HVAC to the custom integration market.

D-Tools to Offer SnapAV Product Library Pre-loaded with Dealer-Specific Pricing

D-Tools to Offer SnapAV Product Library Pre-loaded with Dealer-Specific Pricing

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.

ProjX360 to Unveil Updated Inventory Management Software at CEDIA Expo 2018

ProjX360 to Unveil Updated Inventory Management Software 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.'

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.

Jetbuilt Unveils Multi-Currency Quoting at ISE

Jetbuilt Unveils Multi-Currency Quoting at ISE

February 08, 2018 Jetbuilt sales and project management software's new multi-currency capability allows integrators to more easily quote and manage overseas projects.

ProjX360 Releases Version 2.0 Dealer Software Management Tool

ProjX360 Releases Version 2.0 Dealer Software Management Tool

January 22, 2018 ProjX360 v2.0 end-to-end software solution features new user interface, advanced notification system.

Simply Reliable Rolls E-Commerce Engine for Clients into SmartOffice Software for Integrators

December 18, 2017 Simply Reliable, a leading design, proposal and project management system for technology integrators, now offers an e-commerce engine for clients to pay for projects.


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.

Comparing Control4 BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji and SnapAV OvrC Pro

August 30, 2017 OneVision Resources' new 'Insider's Guide to Remote Systems Management' provides in-depth comparison of Control4’s BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji, and SnapAV’s OvrC Pro.

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2019 Business Outlook for Integrators by Company Size

2019 Business Outlook for Integrators by Company Size

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.

2019 State of the Industry Report

2019 State of the Industry Report

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.

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.

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.

2017 Consumer Technology Association/CE Pro Workforce Study

Jason Knott · First-ever joint CTA/CE Pro Workforce Study identifies key skillsets, budgets and resources for hiring, training, and retaining technicians. Key data on company size and geographic region also presented.

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.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

January 13, 2017 After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

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

Advertorial · November 04, 2016 We sit two integration companies in front of a camera and ask them to share their experiences with this newly free service.

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.

A Tech Owner’s Guide to Profitability

May 25, 2016 Profitability. It makes the difference between loving your technology business and struggling through sleepless nights.

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Bedrock Learning, Inc.

Bedrock Learning, Inc.
Understanding the industry and having technical skills increases sales, improves productivity, lowers costs and builds the bottom line. That’s why companies rely on Bedrock Learning for training and materials that produce...
www.bedrocklearning.com
Christie

Christie
Christie Digital is a global visual, audio and collaboration solutions company offering diverse solutions for business, entertainment and industry.Going to CEDIA? Reserve a seat in the Christie Digital theater presentation or...
www.christiedigital.com
Coleman Cable Inc.

Coleman Cable
CCI is a leading manufacturer and innovator of wire and cable and other electrical products, serving a multitude of channels and industries. With extensive design and production capabilities and a long-standing dedication...
www.colemancable.com
ConnectWise

ConnectWise
ConnectWise transforms how technology solution providers successfully build, manage, and grow their businesses. Our award-winning set of software solutions provide a fully integrated, seamless experience to companies in more...
www.connectwise.com
Cooper Lighting

Eaton
Eaton’s Lighting Division delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting and controls solutions, specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings.  The...
www.cooperlighting.com
Custom Display Solutions (CDS), Inc.

Custom Display Solutions (CDS), Inc.
Established in 2000, Custom Display Solutions, Inc. (CDS) has flourished into a premier custom design manufacturer for the AV industry.  Our foundation is our commitment to quality, integrity and responsiveness to our...
www.cds4av.com
D-Tools

D-Tools
Leader in system design softwareD-Tools has forged relationships with key Custom Electronics manufacturers such as Crestron, Middle Atlantic, Sony, GE Security, Lutron, Runco, SpeakerCraft and many others to provide product...
www.d-tools.com
Dorrance Supply Company

Dorrance Supply Company
Located in Youngstown, Ohio, Dorrance Supply Company is a third generation family owned and operated business. Founded in 1947, Dorrance Supply has grown from a small localized distribution center to a leading provider of...
www.dorrancesupply.com
IQeye eStore

IQeye
IQinVision network cameras and video management software with attractive reseller discounts. Featuring IQeye BASIC LINE, from VGA to 2.0MP, H.264 or MJPEG, these IP video cameras easily integrate with NVRs. For smaller...
www.IQeStore.com
MSR Acoustics

MSR Acoustics
MSR Acoustics supplies the finest acoustical treatments for home theaters and listening rooms. Anthony Grimani and six Grammy Award-winner Keith Olsen founded MSR in 2003. MSR also supplies sound isolation and noise control...
www.msr-inc.com
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