DSI Systems announced plans for an open house in Columbus, Ohio next month. The event is scheduled for Courtyard Columbus West 2350 Westbelt Dr.July 15 and 16.
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Sales to dealers of multi-room systems have ballooned in dollar value to more than double what they were in 2011 ($274 million), with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimating they will reach $580 million when 2013 is said and done.
Shading and drapery—and the light control benefits of both—have not traditionally been at the top of the agenda when integrators and clients discuss a home automation project. They’ve long been seen as functional necessities that interior designers and architects must work into décor planning in the least obtrusive way. But the popularity of smartphones and tablets as automation controllers, along with the advent of more sophisticated shading and drapery materials and motorization solutions, are rapidly changing that view.
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DEI Holdings, parent of the Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Directed Electronics operating divisions, announced that Jim Minarik has been named chairman of its board of directors while retaining his position as CEO, and that Kevin Duffy has been named as DEI Holdings president.
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