By Jeremy J. Glowacki February 03, 2014
Watching the Super Bowl last night was an odd experience for me. For the
first time, I watched the big game in someone else’s home theater, and
that inspired conversations about shows people had seen about the home
theaters of the stars, and articles they’d read about houses with big
home theaters. Never before had our business been so front and center in
the conversations among friends and neighbors who didn’t at first
realize what I wrote about for a living.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki January 09, 2014
HomeTronics is always looking for a competitive advantage. Right on the heels of having its services listed in the prestigious Neiman Marcus Christmas Book for 2013
the veteran custom integration company run by Greg Margolis in Dallas,
is putting the finishing touches on what it says is the first
residential cinema installation in the U.S to utilize the Auro 3D 13.1
By Jeremy J. Glowacki December 19, 2013
Last year, one of CEDIA’s big investments was building a consumer-facing
website (CEDIA.org) to help drive business to its integrator members
through strong SEO and consumer technology education. This week, the
trade association re-launched its other CEDIA.net website to better
support the trade (primarily CEDIA members) with improved online
training resources, research, and business tools.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki December 05, 2013
When I talk to someone from an in-wall loudspeaker company about the quality of their products, I generally have to take their word for it that what they’re saying is true about the quality of their products.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki October 08, 2013
I recently learned about another amazingly ambitious concept from industry friend Greg Margolis, president of HomeTronics, in Dallas, who told me that he’d inked a deal with Neiman Marcus to have a HomeTronics-designed outdoor entertainment package features as one of eight “fantasy gifts” in the high-end retailer’s legendary Christmas Book for 2013.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki October 03, 2013
For current CEDIA members who would like a say in the direction of their association, there’s an easy way to influence its focus: by voting for right now in the 2014-15 CEDIA Board of Directors election.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki September 26, 2013
When CEDIA announced that Tony Fadell, co-founder of Nest Labs, would
serve as its 2013 keynote speaker, the custom installation channel
flipped out. “Why,” came the comments, “would CEDIA embrace a brand that
would not play nice with others?” The problem was Nest’s unwillingness
(it seemed) to introduce an API (Application Programming Interface) to
enable developers to create products, apps, or services that work with
By Jeremy J. Glowacki September 20, 2013
There are over 100 first-time exhibitors at CEDIA EXPO this year and
one of the most intriguing is a Z-Wave-based automation systems with a
recurring revenue opportunity from a company called energG.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki September 18, 2013
From its inception about five years ago, it has been the mission of
ihiji founders Stuart Rench and Michael Maniscalco to provide a way for
custom integrators to reduce truck rolls to client homes through a
remote-monitoring technology for IP-based AV systems.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki September 11, 2013
Clare Controls, the custom integrator-led control company that exhibited
at its first CEDIA EXPO only a few short years ago, is arriving at this
year’s show with an impressive array of 24 new products.