Technology Integrator July 2013 issue

 

CEA’s Mentoring Program Brings Value For Small Businesses

A free coaching and mentoring program that pairs CE industry veterans with small business owners and entrepreneurs ready to run with a new business idea? It’s CEA’s mentor program, and it almost sounds too good to be true.


Energy Management and Automation Integrators Speak Out

Energy management and automation systems have changed dramatically within recent memory, but that’s not all that’s driving innovation in the category. Consumer perception of their utility and value has moved just as smartly along the same developmental curve. That’s what integrators who specialize in installing these products are telling Technology Integrator.


Five things you should know about being a registered outreach instructor

When you sign up for CEDIA’s Registered Outreach Instructor “Train the Trainer” course, you tap into a powerful relationship-building tool that can pay dividends for your business.


IC Realtime, Part II

Last month we discovered IC Realtime’s history, its products and what the company brings to the table with dealer assistance. This month we delve even further.


Lighting the Future

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Control4 dealer in possession of an upscale client list must be in want of a more advanced lighting control solution.
For those of you in the audience who aren’t Jane Austen fans, that is of course a joke. But there’s an element of truth in it as well.


Professional Installer’s Guide to IP Networking Ethernet Switches

In the previous three installments of this series, we discussed the basic components of an IP network, the functions of those components, and then took a closer look at routers. In this issue we will focus on Ethernet switches—the backbone of your local network. When selecting a switch or a combination of switches for your network, there are several issues to consider: