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G2i Brings Solar Energy Services to the Custom Install Channel
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   October 15, 2014
Last month at CEDIA EXPO, premium smart home service provider G2i announced its strategic partnership with SunEdison, a leading global solar technology manufacturer and service provider, presenting a solar energy system “Path to Partnership,” a commission-based sales and installation platform for the custom integration channel. More..

Teaching Clients that a High-End Private Theater Requires the Expertise of Many Trades
By Sam Cavitt,   October 06, 2014
Our industry is wrought with buzzwords and acronyms, and “turnkey” is a term that has been thrown about for a long time. More..

Reinvigorating High-End Rooms with 4K, 3D Audio, and First-Run Content
By Anthony Grimani,   October 06, 2014
Folks around CEDIA EXPO have been talking about the end of dedicated home theaters. More..

CEDIA 2014 Was a Relief
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   October 06, 2014
CEDIA celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, not by dwelling on the good-ol’ days with a lot of weepy sentimentality or overly rhapsodized reminiscing of what once was, but by hosting a convention where actual product innovation was on display from manufacturers new and old that were clearly re-invigorated and re-energized by their once-again busy dealer partners. More..

Origin Acoustics is the New Story for Jeremy Burkhardt
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   September 04, 2014
Call me crazy, but I honestly thought the days of writing columns about Jeremy Burkhardt were over. More..

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..

How to Integrate Dolby Atmos in a Home
By Anthony Grimani,   September 04, 2014
You’ve probably heard all about Dolby Atmos, the new immersive audio format hitting the consumer market. More..

Improving Your Revenue Without Increasing Costs
By Mike Detmer,   September 04, 2014
Have you ever been lined up somewhere and wondered, “Why can’t this go faster?” More..

CEDIA Chairman Says 'Hyper-Change' is More Than a Slogan for 2014 CEDIA Expo in Denver
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   September 03, 2014
For CEDIA EXPO planners, the motto “Hyper-Change” is much more than just a metaphor for the way products and technologies are evolving at a rapid rate in the custom integration channel. More..

Move Beyond a One-to-One Client Model to Improve Your Labor Costs
By Ira Friedman,   August 20, 2014
Certainly the greatest challenge in the CI business is a healthy labor return on investment (ROI). I maintain that manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) and its attendant product margin is this industry’s red herring. More..


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