CustomRetailer January 2011 issue


Depth Perception Part 2

3D PROJECTORS CustomRetailer: What elements or perceptions about consumers' desires have helped to shape your approach toward developing and marketing 3D projection systems? Alberto Fabiano, executive vice president, SIM2: The principle behind the development of our dual-projector system was that this system was the most efficient system, and one that required the least amount of…

Financial Planning Guide for 2011

Do you ever feel like Alice from Alice in Wonderland? These last few years remind me of Alice running on the chess board, taking two steps forward and one step back. But I continue to be optimistic about 2011.

Financial Planning, Resolutions & 
the Real Meaning of Young Turks

I hope you are looking forward to 2011 as much as I am. I was speaking with an electronic systems contractor recently and he said things were finally starting to shake loose, and while he had acted quickly and changed his business model, he could see good times ahead.

New Year, New (Social Media) Resolutions

It's the time of year where we make resolutions to address bad personal habits and focus on improving ourselves. While we're doing it personally, we should do it professionally. So as we make our resolutions to eat healthier and get more sleep, we should consider making resolutions on how our businesses can best embrace social media this New Year. Here are some simple places to start.

New Year’s Resolutions to Stick With!

It is hard to believe that just 10 years ago, all of us were just beginning to realize the potential of DVD and home theater systems; and the proliferation of automation throughout the industry had yet to fully take hold. With the widespread adoption of DVD spreading throughout the country, our businesses became hot spots for a revitalized consumer base looking for better picture, better sound and increased ease-of-use from their home entertainment systems.

On the Up & Up

SnapAV ended 2010 the same way it started—growing at a rapid pace and finding new ways to better serve its dealers with new products and categories. In recognition of this growth, SnapAV was named to the prestigious Inc 500 earlier this fall, a list of the 500 fastest growing privately owned companies in America.

The Savant Experience

CustomRetailer: Your New York City-based Savant Commercial Experience Center has been open a little more than six months. Talk about how dealers have been using the space.

Time to Enlist

CEDIA offers a variety of training opportunities throughout the year. Some of the most popular CEDIA University training events are CEDIA Boot Camps. These intensive three-day training events will help you prepare for the next level of your career. This year CEDIA has booked a variety of dates for both EST Basic Residential Boot Camp and Home Theater Boot Camp. Kick the year off right with back-to-back Boot Camps offered in February at CEDIA's Indianapolis training facility.