Stephanie M. Adamow

Stephanie M. Adamow
Distributors Speak Out

What are your top five brands and/or product categories, and why are they more accessible to dealers/integrators through distribution?

20 Reasons Not To Miss the Next “Women in CE” Forum

It was the third annual Women in CE Forum held Tuesday, June 24, during CE Week in Manhattan. The energy was high, as is customary when powerful, female leaders gather around eager ears and untapped potential.

A Golden Opportunity

“You really don’t know the impact of the work being done unless you see it.” John Shalam, founder and chair of Voxx International, is referring to the impact of the newly formed CEA Foundation.

Distributors Provide the Missing Pieces to Your Business Puzzle

Staying ahead in the consumer electronics business means having one eye open at all times for the latest trends and business opportunities. There are several ways to do this, but one very important element is establishing a strong relationship with your distributor.

Safe & Sound

If you’re looking to broaden your business services and establish a recurring-revenue stream (and who isn’t?), you may want to set your sights on a segment of the market that holds more potential than ever before: residential security.
Sure, the security market isn’t a new idea for a service supplement, but the opportunities are evolving.

A Mounting Offensive

We saw lots of nice screens, TVs, projectors and more at CEDIA EXPO 2011. But all of these innovations are nothing without the lifts, mounts, furniture and power protection the following companies provide. Read on to find out more about BDI, Chief, Crimson, CWD, Future Automation, OmniMount, Peerless AV, Sanus and SurgeX

Tech to Watch

The inaugural CEA Demo Suites, partner of CEA Line Shows and included in the first-ever CE Week, kicked off in Manhattan last Friday at the Affinia Hotel.

Monster Reinforces Commitment to Custom Install Specialists

Monster Cable is never short on announcements. The company certainly did not disappoint at CEA Line Shows in New York City on June 22. First, Head Monster, Noel Lee, reinforced the company's commitment to the custom integration channel with a partnership with the Home Entertainment Source buying group, which will officially kick off at CEDIA EXPO 2011 with a wide range of exciting planned activities during the convention.

Vizio at Line Shows: Easy as 1, 2, VIA

Vizio is growing its portfolio of TVs with direct array LED backlight, a technology that allows certain cells or zones to be controlled independently, producing truer black levels.

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing...

Klipsch proposes that when you can't be at the concert, you might as well have one at home with its new Palladium series speakers. The company's new Palladium speakers “represent the highest expression of our technical development,” says Mark Casavant, the company's VP of product development.

Niles Audio ZR-6 Multizone Audio Receiver

For some, there's no better way to relieve stress than to simulate a spa day in your own bathroom, or float in your pool's water lounge (clutching a cocktail of your choice, perhaps). But without a personal playlist for “thank god I am home from the workweek from hell”, what good are these luxuries?

Jamo Introduces 600 & 400 Series Custom Loudspeakers

Custom integrators welcome a challenge like anyone else, but when it comes to installation, easier is always better. The easier the manufacturer makes a product for installation, the faster custom integrators can get to their next job. It also helps them to be better prepared to please clients and secure additional projects. At Jamo, veteran loudspeaker artisans have not only accepted this challenge, but surpassed even their own expectations with the new custom in-ceiling and in-wall loudspeakers—the 600 and 400 series.