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URC Opens Call for Dealer Awards
By RS Staff,   August 19, 2014
URC has opened its call for entries for the URC Unsurpassed Dealer Awards program. The awards program exists to recognize and honor the best work of URC dealers. More..

Study Finds 64% of Devices Linked to Home Automation
By RS Staff,   August 19, 2014
Parks Associates has released new research showing 64% of all smart devices currently in households operate as part of a security or home controls system. Nearly 4% of U.S. households will have a smart home controller by the end of 2014, with an estimated increase to nearly 6% by 2015. More..

Clare Controls Hires New Director of Sales
By RS Staff,   August 19, 2014
Clare Controls has hired a new director to lead distribution sales from the company. Hank Alexander will join Clare Controls from his most recent position as national sales manager in the Western U.S. for ACTP Inc. More..



CEDIA Offers More Education Opportunities this Spring
By RS Staff,   May 09, 2011
This spring, CEDIA will offer additional opportunities for electronic systems contractors seeking professional growth and ways to improve their business opportunities through new technology and management initiatives. CEDIA’s Registered Outreach Instructor program enables CEDIA members to offer education to local More..

CEDIA Helps ESCs Train Industry Partners
By RS Staff,   November 05, 2010
Most electronic systems contractors agree that connecting with architects, builders, and interior designers can be a great way to open the doors to new business. One way to reach this market, according to CEDIA at least, is to offer an opportunity for these trade partners to learn about home technology while they simu More..

EPA Extends Compliance Deadline
By RS Staff,   July 12, 2010
The EPA has extended the compliance deadline for the Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule to October 1. CEDIA is encouraging its members to avoid fines by getting certified. A company could receive fines of up to $37,500 if not certified. A business is affected by this rule if it performs certain types of work i More..



Accell Spotlights New UltraCat HD Extenders
By RS Staff,   September 07, 2011
Accell is showcasing its UltraCat HD Extenders featuring HDMI over single Cat5e/6 based with HDBaseT technology at booth 3204 at CEDIA EXPO. Accell's UltraCat HD Extenders support long cable runs of up to 328 feet (100m). Accell's UltraCat HD, a transmitter and receiver set featuring HDBaseT technology, can deliv More..

Lutron Releases Sivoia QS Cellular Shades
By RS Staff,   September 07, 2011
Lutron has released the Sivoia QS battery-powered cellular shades, which feature using hybrid drive design and efficient standby power dubbed Triathlon battery life technology to extend battery life to three years. Standard D batteries power the shades. Three versions are available: a non-system version, controlle More..

ihiji Reveals Remote Network Monitoring Appliance
By RS Staff,   September 06, 2011
Since unveiling their flagship product two years ago at CEDIA EXPO 2009, ihiji has developed and deployed significant advancements for the company’s evolving invision solution, as well as for the remote network monitoring category. Celebrating an anniversary of sorts, the company looks back at the milestone events a More..


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