With New Funding & New CEO…TiO is Finally Ready for Takeoff

“I have a very high regard and respect for the product,” Vinu Patel, CEO of Anuva Automation told us he said to Mike Anderson earlier this year as they discussed a possible buyout. Patel was sharing the story of how … Continue reading

CEDIA on Latest Market Data, ‘Installers are Having a Good Year’

The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) released new preliminary  market data at their Expo held earlier this month – in a decidedly more optimistic presentation than in past years. Erica Shonkwiler, CEDIA’s Market Research Manager, was obviously pleased … Continue reading

With Pyng, Crestron Zings the Integration Community

At the CEDIA Expo earlier this month, Crestron surprised many in the integration community by offering a new, friendly, easy-to-program and easy-to-use, app-driven home automation system they call Pyng. In fact, at a presentation to the press during CEDIA Expo … Continue reading

Pioneer Says Merger Talks with Onkyo Continue; But Equity Partner Appears Sidelined

Pioneer Corporation released an interesting document on September 12th – while much of the tech media was in Denver for CEDIA – titled Notice with Respect to Basic Agreement for the Integration of Pioneer’s Home AV Business and Onkyo. This … Continue reading

How Secure Would You Feel if You Could Remotely See 720-Degrees?

IC Realtime, a manufacturer of  video surveillance gear, showed their new IC720 remote viewing platform that can “see” a fully seamless 720º with no blind spots. It is a remarkable capability which basically opens up the whole world to be … Continue reading

Pioneer Fire Sale Continues – Dumps DJ Biz to KKR

Pioneer surprised everyone back in June of this year when word came that it had decided to sell its AV business to Onkyo Corp. and a private equity company. But actually, the gears for this and other deals were set … Continue reading

CEDIA Releases Expo Attendance – Getting Better, But a Long Way to Go

This week the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) announced the attendance figures and other pertinent data from last week’s Expo trade show in Denver, CO. The association justifiably crowed about attendance growth as it apparently continues to move … Continue reading