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Relidy Adds Custom Websites, Branding, and Strategic Services for Integrators
   November 25, 2014
It is a rare custom integration company that doesn’t need a least a little help with its website design, branding, and strategic marketing efforts. More..

The Influence of the Internet of Things
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   November 25, 2014
For this month’s cover story on top selling products of 2014, I asked a question about a technology/product trend that was most surprising to those I interviewed. More..

Become a Luxury Merchandiser
By Ira Friedman,   November 24, 2014
In 2008 Tiffany & Co’s stock traded around $26 a share, down from a 20- year high of $57 a year earlier. More..

CyberManor Open House Demos Latest Multi-App Home Technology
By Lindsey Adler,   October 28, 2014
About 150 guests mingled outside in the back yard, sipping cocktails while—like magic—an unmanned piano accompanied a Michael Buble concert displayed on a rear-projection screen. More..

Creative New Business Solutions Shared at the HTSA Fall Meeting
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   October 28, 2014
There’s nothing better than learning about a creative new business solution or anecdote while chatting with integrators at an industry event. More..

Pros and Cons of Cloud, App URL, Google, Apple, and IFTTT Home Control
By Gordon Van Zuiden,   October 27, 2014
One of the most common objections to the use of multiple applications for controlling your home is the perceived inability of individual apps to be used for home automation. More..

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..

Three Formulas to Master Sales
By Mike Detmer,   October 08, 2014
I know that many residential systems integration professionals feel like artists from time to time, but if you want to grow your business effectively, take a stab at practicing these three proven formulas to mastering sales. 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..


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