Vantage Point

D-Tools Adds Future Automation to MVP Program
January 28, 2014

Future Automation is the newest member of D-Tools' Manufacturers' Vantage Point (MVP) program. That means information about Future Automation's products will be available in the database accessed by D-Tools System Integrator users.

2012 Distributor Directory
April 19, 2012

CustomRetailer provides an extensive directory of distributors serving the custom installation and consumer electronics markets.

2009 Distributor Directory
April 1, 2009

In these challenging economic times, when a choice must be made about who a custom integrator will do business with, service is the differentiator—just as it is at the client level.

Distribution Special: Distributor Directory
April 1, 2008

CustomRetailer presents a directory of companies ready to provide you with everything you need to run your business... ADI Tom Polson, President About the Company: As a leading global wholesale distributor of security and low-voltage products, ADI offers the support, service and confidence you need to stay up to date with the evolving custom electronics market. ADI’s superior product offerings, convenient locations, friendly and knowledgeable staff and extensive training opportunities can be relied on to help you win business throughout the marketplace. For the past 20 years, ADI has been distributing the latest technologies and value-added services to residential and commercial A/V

Brace Yourself!
March 1, 2008

It was Friday afternoon, tantalizingly close to quittin’ time, and only one job stood between a team of installers and their hard-earned weekend. They arrived at the last client’s home at 4 p.m., with a work order for a couple of mounts and a whole-house audio system, only to learn that the client had planned a dinner party and fully expected to have her home and her caché of new electronics in company condition by cocktail hour. Jim Wolford, vice president and general manager of Sanus Systems, was out with the team that day as part of “Project Install,” a program to get

Vantage Point Evo System
February 26, 2008

Vantage Point’s evo system is a complete mounting solution designed to support flat panel TVs, rear projection TVs and all electronic components. The modular design expands to support unlimited equipment configurations and extends just 4” from the wall creating a hollow space to hide unsightly wires, so there’s no need to cut through the wall. Removable real wood veneer panels come in standard finishes as well as unfinished panels to allow for endless design options. Shelving and mounting accessories can be added for component support.

Spotlight: Don Burns, CEO, Vantage Point
March 1, 2007

We gathered seven leading manufacturers of mounts and asked them some quick questions that produced some revealing answers. Think of this as a quickie trade show, where you can kick some tires and see which manufacturers strike a chord with you! And the best part is, it won’t impact your travel budget at all… What’s the biggest challenge facing installers when it comes to mounts? Selecting mounts that have universal compatibility between the hole patterns on the manufacturer’s flat panel and the environment of the actual install site. In a retrofit situation, installers deal with stud placement, electrical layout, a customer’s particular need for articulation or

Edge Group Member to Co-Sponsor Third Annual Consumer Electronics Expo in Dallas
January 22, 2007

A member of The Edge Distributors Group, which consists of 14 independently-owned regional distributors catering primarily to custom install and residential systems integrators, will host a regional trade show for custom installation and electronics dealers. Dallas-area Edge member Electronic Lane will do the honors at Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, to be held March 31 and April 1 at the Marriott Quorum Hotel in Dallas. Two other area distributors, Sunbelt Associates & Distributing and Southwest Electronix, will also sponsor the event. The show, said Edge, offers seminars and training sessions, access to factory representatives, special show prices and a 90-manufacturer expo. The group expects 400 dealers and

EXC!TE Awards: Accessories
October 10, 2006

Mounts: K2 Mounts X-Arm This fully motorized mount for large flat panels brings the category into the home control ecosystem. www.k2mounts.com Peerless One Mount It doesn’t get much simpler than this incredibly versatile mount, which can handle flat panels as small as 23 inches and as large as 84 inches. www.peerlessmounts.com OmniMount WorldMount 4N1-M and EAR-S The 4N1-M provides medium-sized flat panels with smooth tilt, pan and swivel adjustments; the EAR-S mounts flat panel speakers flush to a screen, so sound follows if the screen pivots. www.omnimount.com Chief CM1-W18 This product, designed for flat panels up to 61 inches, provides three programmable pre-set