The Consumer Electronics Association this week announced the 2014
class of the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. The 12 members will
join the Hall in November, when the induction will be held in New
York for the first time.
The Consumer Electronics Association inducted a group of industry pioneers into its 2012 CE Hall of Fame last night at the Industry Forum in San Francisco.
Sixty-one years ago, Zenith Radio Corporation developed the first
remote control for televisions. It was wired, but you'd recognize
its function. Three years later, Watson and Crick would discover
the double helix. Sixteen years after that, Armstrong and Aldrin
would walk on the moon. TVs would get larger.
The new members of the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame were inducted Tuesday at the CEA Industry Forum in Phoenix.
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
Distributed audio vendor NuVo Technologies promoted Rick Powers to vice president of sales, USA. Powers, a 25-year CE veteran who joined NuVo in January 2005 as western regional sales manager, has held sales management positions with Zenith/LG Electronics, including vice president of USA sales. He also served as director of North American retail and OEM sales at Advanced Digital Broadcast, and as regional sales manager at Xantech.
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