Behind the Biz

Q&A With Thiel Audio's New CEO John Wittman Addresses Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   September 04, 2014
In July, Thiel Audio announced that it would be making big changes to its organization, as part of an effort to revitalize the legendary brand. More..

New Owners of Richard Gray's Power Company Blend New and Existing Technologies
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   February 10, 2014
AV systems have changed dramatically over the last several years, and because of their robust functionality and advanced technologies, they are far more sensitive to their electrical environment. More..

Atlona CEO Ilya Khayn Reflects on 10-Year Anniversary
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   August 29, 2013
Atlona offers a portfolio of audio-video connectivity products that serve a range of residential and commercial applications, from multi-room AV distribution and custom home theaters to digital signage, education, hospitality, healthcare, and broadcast. More..

Baldwin, Kwikset Wireless Locks Offer Personalized Luxury
By Lindsey Adler,   January 09, 2013
In light of a recent John Sciacca blog metaphor that automated door locks represent “the tip of the automation iceberg” that is going to “save…custom installation,” we thought it would be fitting to check in with another manufacturer in this category. More..

RTI's Two Decades in Control
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   November 30, 2012
Control systems manufacturer RTI celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, in part, by hosting the 2012 RTI Global Partner Summit, which welcomed some of its most valued international partners from 14 different countries and six different continents. More..

Tech Tools of the Trade
   October 03, 2012
Platinum Tools launched its new VDV MapMaster 2.0 voice, data, and video tester to the CEDIA market during the 2012 CEDIA EXPO, held last month in Indianapolis. More..

Boosting Your Signal
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   July 09, 2012
Consider this scenario: your high-net-worth client, for whom no expense is ever spared, hears his cell phone ring and immediately runs outside to answer it in the only place where he can get a decent signal. More..

Some Light on the Subject
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   May 07, 2012
CYRON, a Chatsworth, CA, company with more than 20 years of experience in semiconductors, design, manufacturing, and distribution, now manufactures and distributes solid-state lighting products for use in consumer, industrial, commercial, residential, and OEM applications. More..

Bob Carver LLC Startup Has a Blast While Braving the Economy
By Lindsey Adler,   March 26, 2012
“Life is too short to not do exactly what you want to do,” Bob Farinelli, president of Bob Carver LLC told me. Farinelli, a veteran of the ELAN and Sunfire brands, epitomizes that motto having come out of retirement to partner up with legendary audio engineer Bob Carver in this latest venture. One reason the Bobs ma More..

Expanding Resources
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   February 03, 2012
As the story goes, SnapAV is the vision of Jay Faison, a former custom AV integrator and owner in Charlotte, NC, who in 2005 formed an idea for a different kind of supplier that was built from the ground up to serve businesses like his. More..

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