InfoComm Sets New Standards for Cable Labeling in AV Systems

InfoComm International, the trade group representing commercial integrators, announced this week that they have created and set a new standard for integrators called Cable Labeling for Audiovisual Systems (CLAS). This new standard puts forth new requirements for the labeling of … Continue reading

Control4’s New EA Controller Series Reaches for a Broader Audience

Control4 launched their new EA (for Entertainment & Automation) Series of controllers which looks to broaden the appeal of the brand to potentially a whole new class of users. The EA series offers simple but competent control of your music … Continue reading

Apple Bruised by Worst iPhone Sales Growth Ever

Apple, Inc. is starting to look brown, bruised, and past its prime in wake of the surprising quarterly results that showed growth in sales of their bellwether iPhone product to be the slowest since the company launched the product category in 2007. … Continue reading

Foxconn’s Full Court Press to Win Sharp

CEO Gou Goes All Out – Meets Face-to-Face with Japanese Gov’t Officials Although the odds appear stacked against Taiwan’s Foxconn in its bid to acquire Sharp Corp., new reports suggest that CEO Terry Gou has intensified his efforts to win … Continue reading

Federal Criminal Charges Brought Against Former Vann’s CEO Manlove

Prosecutor’s Plea Deal with Co-Conspirator Appears to Have Fallen Through George Leslie Manlove, former CEO of Missoula, Montana-based Vann’s, Inc. has been arraigned on federal criminal charges brought against him by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Labor. The charges, … Continue reading

TiO Drops Prices & Launches Home Starter Kit

TiO, the home automation division of Anuva Automation, announced this week several interesting moves, including a price drop, a new Home Starter Kit, and program changes for both distributors and dealers. The combination of these moves makes the innovative wired … Continue reading

Foxconn Goes All In – Ups Offer to $5.3 Billion to Bag Sharp

But Will They Lose Out to a Bid Only Half as Much? Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the largest Apple, Inc. supplier that is better known as Foxconn, has upped the ante according to a report in the Wall Street … Continue reading

Employees Treated Well by Their Companies are More Innovative

In an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review, author Walter Frick cites several studies whose results suggest that where companies treat workers better, there is more innovation. Sound crazy? Not a connection you’d usually make? Actually, the article notes … Continue reading

AudioControl Launches New Mobile A/V Products & Show Car at CES 2016

See AudioControl’s Latest Innovations at CES in Booth #2112, North Hall AudioControl, a specialty designer and manufacturer of mobile and home electronic products, launched several new models in its mobile A/V line at CES 2016 – including innovative DSP matrix-processors … Continue reading