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HTSA Adds Prominent Integrators and Partners with Rosewater

Inaray and Audio Command Systems Expands the Group’s Membership Base; Residential Power Management Hub is New Category

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) has added two prominent integration companies to the organization and has partnered with Plantation, FL-based RoseWater Energy Group (RoseWater) to offer its members a special program on the company’s residential power management hub solutions.

The addition of Richmond, VA-based Inaray and Westbury, NY-based Audio Command Systems not only adds to the group’s base of business, but each also possesses unique expertise and a wealth of experience that will serve to enrich the collective group brain trust for best business practice sharing at the HTSA’s regular meetings, according to HTSA.

“We are tremendously enthused that these two distinguished integration companies have chosen to join HTSA and couldn’t be happier to welcome them both to the group,” said Jon Robbins, executive director of the group. “They each possess uniquely impactful backgrounds and vast experience that will make a strong contribution to our group’s shared educational sessions, as well as a significant sales contribution to our vendor partners. While on the other hand, each of them will benefit from HTSA’s unique programs with our powerful assortment of vendors, our many marketing and team educational programs, and most importantly, joining our national group of equally powerful members who themselves have much to contribute.”

Inaray founder Todd Peace worked for years in a family-owned nursery and landscape company, ultimately going on to become a landscape horticulture designer. Fascinated by the lighting component of landscape design, Peace went on to found INARAY in Richmond, VA, back in 2002. With a unique mixture of lighting system knowledge combined with his background in landscape horticulture design, Peace was able to create optimized outdoor spaces that come alive at night thanks to creative lighting design. Turns out his launch timing for Inaray was perfect, as the industry began to see a huge growth in client demand for high-quality outdoor lighting and AV entertainment systems.

Working with Peace is Greg Margeson, whose expertise in lighting control systems and audio design allows Inaray to complete the circle with the ability to offer both dramatic and compelling lighting, and exciting and intuitive home automation solutions.

Audio Command Systems (ACS) is a prominent New York-based integration company with a strong market presence. Founded in 1976 by Robert Kaufman and Jonathan Flamm, ACS was one of the main forces behind the early days of CEDIA, and has been instrumental in driving the national growth of the custom integration industry. With this rich history, ACS has a nuanced and multifaceted view of the business that goes well beyond that of the typical integrator.

The company offers a wide range of solutions, including full home integration, lighting control, motorized shades, and networking technology for both residential and commercial installations.

Rosewater Partnership

HTSA members, all of whom are involved in power quality, conditioning, and energy management, will now have Rosewater’s original Residential Energy Storage Hub and its new HUB SB-20 solutions available within the group.

RoseWater’s hubs are designed to bring the residential consumer a higher level of power quality, multi-source energy connection and control, and system safety and security. RoseWater’s hubs allow residential users to take in energy from both their local utilities and their favorite renewable resource (wind, solar, geo-thermal), store this energy in battery stacks, deliver a rock-solid and stable 115volts of pure sine-wave power to every device in their home – and fully control all of this via a simple app interface. If hit with a power outage, RoseWater hub users have hours to safely shut down their systems, which are fully protected from both energy spikes and voltage drop-offs.

“RoseWater’s Power Management Hubs are impressive solutions that provide intelligent energy storage and management, as well as deliver the pure power that high performance AV, lighting and home automation systems – like those that are installed every day by HTSA members—require for peak performance,” Robbins said. “RoseWater’s solutions are the platinum standard in residential energy management and all of us at HTSA are excited to partner with a company that is as committed to maximum performance and client satisfaction as we are.”

Joe Piccirilli, managing director and chief executive officer of RoseWater Energy Group, added, “Rosewater builds and markets a very high-performance product in what is essentially a new product category for custom integrators. HTSA provides us with intimate access to around 80 of the most influential dealers in the country. As a group, they are committed not only to promoting high performance products, but also are enthusiastic about introducing new categories that will enhance their client’s lifestyle.

“I cannot think of a more mutually beneficial arrangement than this, and we at RoseWater are thrilled about our new relationship with Jon and the HTSA membership.”