Operations

Custom Installers Say Business is Up
July 27, 2012

Despite slow economic growth and weak consumer spending in U.S., Azione's custom electronics installers said their businesses were up between 5 and 25 percent.

Vantage Details New Equinox Interface
April 3, 2012

Luxury residential lighting control brand Vantage has announced it will release the first product in its new Equinox line later this year that will permit room control via a single-layer programmable interface.

Samsung’s 5th-Gen Smart TVs Launch
March 6, 2012

Samsung Electronics America heralded its 2012 fifth-generation Smart TV LED and plasma lineups today at a New York-held line showing as offering consumers the first truly “future-proof” TVs.

A Sneak Peek at Crestron’s NYC Design Showroom
November 30, 2011

Crestron this week pulled back the curtain early to show off its first dedicated Design Showroom outside of its Rockleigh, N.J. headquarters – a 3,500-square-foot fourth-floor corner of the high-profile D&D (Decoration & Design) Building on New York City’s Upper East Side.

Legrand Takes Its Solutions to NY’s Tribeca
October 15, 2011

Legrand’s Home Systems Division, parent of the Legrand, Vantage and Bticino brands, used the venue of a renovated 6,000-square-foot luxury duplex in New York City’s Tribeca district to show off its latest home control and automation systems and products.

Russound to Show 11 New SKUs at CEDIA Expo
August 3, 2011

Russound will be at CEDIA Expo next month in a redesigned, single-level booth that will house the latest SKUs under both the Russound and Colorado vNet brands, said Charlie Porritt, CEO.

Sonos Adds All-in-One Compact Speaker
July 20, 2011

Wireless multi-room music system maker Sonos has introduced a compact, all-in-one speaker – the PLAY:3 – that at $299 provides consumers a new entry-level starting point from which they can build a Sonos hi-fi system.

Tech to Watch
June 27, 2011

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.

‘Connected Lifestyle’ Panel Probes App Revolution
June 26, 2011

Companies catering to the custom segment have had to react quickly since cracks in the economy changed the game for their dealers and integrators beginning in late 2008. And last year, just when survivors on the supply and integration sides began to feel they’d started to get a handle on how to evolve their business models going forward, along came tablets, the app revolution and bigger bandwidth demand – and in their wake, another layer of challenges and opportunities.  What’s next? What do consumers want?  What directions will the market take? What do dealers need? Those hot-button issues and others were addressed at the June 24 CE Week Lifestyle Technology Summit panel entitled, “The Connected Lifestyle: 2011 and Beyond,” on June 24 during CE Week in New York City.