RTI’s now-shipping new programming platform combines time-saving automation with the complete freedom to design custom control experiences that RTI hopes will set dealers apart from the competition.
U.S. and Canadian distributor Kevro International recently introduced Monitor Audio’s sixth-generation Silver line of speakers, featuring trickledown technology from the brand’s new Platinum II series, as well as a completely new version of its Gold Dome tweeter, all while still remaining at an affordable price.
With the BluOS-equipped NAD line, customers can opt for a professionally installed, rack-based, hardwired audio solution–but with the reassurance that they can also easily expand their system later by adding wireless Bluesound speakers in other areas of their home.
In an Omni hotel suite during CEDIA, Grimani provided a lengthy explanation of the design process and what makes his speakers unique.
When Randy Rock first contemplated moving full-time with his wife Lydia to their winter residence in Boynton Beach, FL, he faced a tech-lover’s dilemma.
During International CES last month, Dish Network made headlines with news of its first 4K Ultra HD programming plans and an “over-thetop” (OTT) streaming service targeting so-called cord cutters.
Legrand has been working to enhance the user experience for its dealers’ clients with new product advancements across its portfolio of products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two years ago at an international cinema convention, Greg Margolis witnessed what he believed to be the future of home theater audio.
You’re spending hundreds or maybe thousands every month on a litany of marketing activities to promote your custom integration business.
Some integrators report struggling to adapt a recurring revenue model to their businesses, yet new products designed for just this that are both consumer and dealer friendly have been popping up as the industry looks to new business models to adapt to the changing market.
A multitude of evolving consumer demands influence every aspect of home integration projects, right down to the way racks are designed.
Bitwise Controls, which was founded by tech industry veterans back in 2008, recently expanded its offerings with a new Dealer Store, a remote access service, and its first handheld remote.
Equinox 73, Vantage’s new glass-to-the-edge LCD touchscreen, represents the next step in the development of the Orem, UT, manufacturer’s new family of interfaces, following on the heels of the December 2012 release of its Equinox 40 keypad.
Five years ago, the very thought of cloud computing seemed ominous to a field that mostly relies on creating home-based entertainment and communication solutions that truly are anchored to the home.
Autonomic, which established its reputation in the custom electronics industry for its highperformance cloud-based media servers, has expanded its product range with a complete distributed audio solution.
Prior to CEDIA EXPO last fall, Cerritos, CA-based Elite Screens launched a subsidiary company, called Airflex 5D, to sell multiple-projector stacking systems that digitally align video images vertically and horizontally into one single picture with amplified brightness.
There’s no denying the runaway success of Sonos and the many generations of its wireless audio system, but until recently, the custom integration channel’s options in this category were somewhat lacking.
At CEDIA EXPO this month, Harman’s Luxury Audio Group making enhancement to two of its popular brands in somewhat different ways. While Revel will demonstrate its ability to offer “exceptional performance with outstanding value and easier installation,” Mark Levinson’s newest product is “making a statement” with a premium-priced, high-performance and elegant addition.
With news last month that audio industry veteran Eli Harary was launching a new luxury brand called AudioXperts, a few details of what the first products would look like trickled in, including an eco-friendly tabletop line that takes the green trend a bit beyond what other environmentally marketed products do.
In May 2011 URC director of business development Mitchell Klein said that his company’s new Total Control line of IP-based AV distribution products would require a new training program built “from the ground up,” as the company expanded beyond its core remote control business.
The Harman High Performance Audio Video (HPAV) group is building up its Lexicon line with the brand’s first home audio product incorporating proprietary QuantumLogic Surround 3D (QLS 3D) post processing, which delivers up to 12.4 channels of surround sound from mono, stereo, and multichannel sources.