By Todd Anthony Puma April 29, 2014
Have you ever seen those Asian restaurants that serve sushi, Chinese and Thai food all from the same kitchen? Have you ever tried one? Has it been any good? Typically when a person or a company tries to be everything to everyone, they don’t do any one thing exceptionally. The same is true in the custom integration business.
By Heather L. Sidorowicz  April 24, 2014
There’s no denying that custom integration is a male-driven industry. Sure, there are some amazing women of power in the field, but our business has remained, even in 2014, male dominated. Consider adding a lady or two to your company. I’ll give you three reasons why this approach makes sense.
By John Sciacca April 22, 2014
Jeremy is one of those polarizing figures in our industry that people either got, dug and respected, or intimidated, confused and avoided at all costs. For current or ex-SpeakerCraft dealers, I think this new venture will be too enticing an opportunity to pass up to at least consider giving their captain one more chance.
By Curt Hayes April 21, 2014
Whole-house entertainment, energy management, security and more are more accessible to consumers than ever before, and that accessibility seems to grow by the hour. The trick for our industry is not to convince consumers that the old way is better, but to expose these amazing new technologies to a wider range of prospects.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki April 16, 2014
Burkhardt confirmed that he will be returning to the industry that brought him so much success and as many friends as enemies before his very premature “retirement” in 2012.
By John Sciacca April 16, 2014
In our modern connected world, most clients today take it as a given that you will freely share your email and cell phone information with them, and take it as a real affront if you don’t offer to share this information. And for the majority of them, this isn’t a problem. But when people start crossing the boundaries–or when there is a real after-hours emergency–how do you handle this?
By Todd Anthony Puma April 15, 2014
In our business, how can we expect our clients to invest $5,000-$100,000 or more in an AV or automation system with just a written proposal in front of them?
By Heather L. Sidorowicz April 10, 2014
Genie, Hopper, Joey, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, Cable, Fios, all these way’s to watch TV, and yet we are left unfilled. Americans want to come home after a long day, flop on the couch, and watch our favorite shows. This could be a sporting event, our favorite drama, or maybe we fill the evening with movies. One thing is for sure, as a society, we tend to fill our primetime with television.
By John Sciacca April 08, 2014
One of the trends at the International Consumer Electronics Show this year was a renewed push toward better-than-CD quality, high-resolution audio (HRA). In fact, there was even an entire section of the Tech Zone dedicated to “The Hi-Res Audio Experience” and several HRA panels, including one hosted by TWICE’s Joseph Palenchar.
By Lindsey Adler April 08, 2014
Prodea’s Residential Operating System (ROS) isn’t like any other control system you sell. At first glance, it’s tempting to brush this aside as another internet of things hyped wannabe home control solution, but the innovators behind Prodea designed their system to be much more and to have clear distinctions from what’s available on the market.

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