One-Wire Technology is the Next Great Retrofit Opportunity
January 11, 2011

New technologies bring life to old Cat 5 and coax cables, creating exceptional opportunities for retrofit. Along with Cat 5 extension, Gefen can extend HDMI and 100BaseT Ethernet with Power Over Line (POL) technology. One-wire solutions is one of CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Opportunities for 2011. Check out the complete list below. Remember those millions of production homes built with "structured wiring" over the past decade? We chastised homebuilders for installing the bare minimum - maybe a structured wiring can with coaxial cable to a few TV locations and Cat 5 to a couple of computer desks.

Snapshots from Audtek’s First NYC A/V Show
April 22, 2010

At Audtek Sales & Marketing’s first-ever high-end luxury A/V gear exhibition at the Shelburne Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, brand sponsors had the opportunity to demonstrate their latest products to attending dealers.

Innovate to Survive
June 1, 2009

3-D is a decades-old idea that started as a theatrical gimmick and has oft been attempted as entertainment since the first—and found wanting.

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.

URC Adds Complete Control Partners
March 9, 2009

Universal Remote Control announced Thursday that it has welcomed 23 new members to its Complete Control Partner Program (CCPP), joining the 18 charter members who signed on when the program was launched last June.

ISE: Positive Vibes at a Growing Show
March 1, 2009

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the professional/residential trade show aimed at electronic systems integrators, attracted record attendance this February, the challenging economic climate notwithstanding. Nearly 25,000 were drawn to Amsterdam for the exhibition—a 12-percent increase over the body count last year—as were 564 exhibitors, up 16 percent from the 2008 show.

CR People at OmniMount, Netstreams
October 6, 2008

Netstreams Names New GM For Commercial Sales Nestreams announced that it has named Rusty Wagner as its new general manager of commercial sales. Wagner will supervise the company’s commercial sales efforts in the South Central and Western U.S., and will report to vice president of worldwide sales Linda Gladden. A 13-year industry veteran, Wagner previously worked for AMX. OmniMount Promotes Carrier OmniMount announced Wednesday that it has promoted Annette Carrier to the position of director of brand marketing. Carrier, who has been with the division since 2006, had previously been the company’s general manager of brand marketing. She previously worked for Epson.

New Netstreams Products at CEDIA
September 15, 2008

NetStreams introduced a new amplified touchpad, the TouchLinX TLA250, at CEDIA Expo earlier this month. NetStreams’ new touchpad features a built-in 50-watt per channel amplifier and designer friendly glass finish faceplate that can be tailored to compliment virtually any home décor (pictured here is the faceplate with a map of the world). Homeowners, designers, and architects are faced with the task of trying to blend home control and A/V distribution systems into the home’s décor. This choice can be one of the most frustrating aspects of choosing a system, and is something that almost always disrupts the experience an architect or