Technology Integrator June 2013 issue


A CE Week Sneak Peek

A look at what to expect at CE Week in New York

CE Week Keeps NYC Cool in Summer

Welcome to the CE Week issue of Technology Integrator! This is an event that has gone from strength to strength over the last several years.

Don’t Forget to K.I.S.S. Your Company

When my wife and I purchased a home in the Old North East neighborhood of St. Petersburg, Fla., we had the feeling that we were buying at the bottom of the market. Thank goodness we were right! In less than two years the property has appreciated over one percent per month, growing in value by 30 percent. Since areas, not specific homes, tend to appreciate in sync, most of the homes around us have appreciated greatly as well.

Going Go All in With AV Control

Located in the Miracle Mile Shops of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Blondies Sports Bar & Grill has been voted one of the best sports bars in the country by MSN CityGuides and Its nearby sister establishment, DB’s Pong and Pool, has the distinction of being the only billiards hall on the Las Vegas Strip. A common element to both hot spots is the televised sports that play a central role in the guest experience.

Hagai Gefen

At the recent InfoComm show, Gefen was directly focused on the professional audio/video market, while president Hagai Gefen shed light on some of the major technologies in the connectivity space. 

IC Realtime

IC Realtime was founded in 2005 by CEO Matt Sailor, CFO Bob Odierna, and CTO Le Kang. Together the principals bring 35 years of experience in the development, marketing, sales, installation and support of security and alarm equipment to the company.

Installing Wireless Audio

If you’ve been in this business for any length of time, you’re sure to have fielded the question, “What about wireless speakers?” According to CEDIA’s annual market research report, “Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Market in the US,” 93 percent of home technology professionals are installing audio.

It’s Getting Hot in Here, So Let’s All Take Control

The summer months are upon us, and for most of North America, that means it’s time to fire up barbecues, serve cold beverages, and listen to our neighbors complain about the cost of cooling their homes.

Making a Mark with Multi-Room Audio

Sales to dealers of multi-room systems have ballooned in dollar value to more than double what they were in 2011 ($274 million), with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimating they will reach $580 million when 2013 is said and done.

Manufacturers rep company End Result packs ’em in for 2013 show

Consumer electronics rep firm End Result, of Pittsburgh, Pa., reports that its 12th annual electronics expo for home AV and 12 volt retailers was a great success. Held March 6 at the Fort Rapids Resort and Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, “Get Better” was the theme of this year’s show.

Six Reasons to Love CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles

CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles  is such a hard working book!

The Art of Design and Appealing to the Luxury Client

Technology Integrator recently sat down with designer Shadi Shahrokhi; we wanted to learn how he started his unique company, and how his products suit the needs of luxury clients and others.