Legrand & Samsung Partner on IoT Light Switch

IoT Product Launches are Increasing, From Samsung & Others Several announcements emerged this week from the Samsung Developer Conference being held in San Francisco – an event that has largely represented the launch of the first wave of Samsung’s assault … Continue reading

Former Lutron Exec Rick Schuett Joins Echelon as SVP of Sales

Helped Popularize Lighting in the Residential Custom Integration Channel Former Lutron executive Rick Schuett has joined Echelon Corporation as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, the company announced on Wednesday. Echelon describes themselves as a “control networking company for the … Continue reading

Sharp Considering Cutting Another 1,000 Jobs

Company Says Idea is Their Own, Not A Foxconn Requirement Sharp Corp., the embattled Japanese manufacturer best known for LCD flat-panel televisions and soon to be division of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., (a Taiwanese company better known as Foxconn) … Continue reading

Chaos in Cupertino: Apple’s First Quarterly Sales & Profit Decline in 13 Years

iPhone Sales Fall for the First Time in Its History Cupertino, CA-based Apple, Inc. announced its fiscal first quarter results yesterday and it wasn’t a pretty picture. And although Wall Street acted with shock, no one should have been surprised … Continue reading

Dirac Cuts Interesting Deal with Pioneer

Dirac Research, a provider of high-quality room and loudspeaker optimization technologies, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Pioneer Corporation to distribute their digital technologies in the OEM market in Japan. The deal, their first with a relatively … Continue reading

Hitachi Spending Nearly $1B to Launch IoT Research Center in U.S.

Hitachi announced this week that it will invest ¥100 billion ($915 million) building a state-of-the-art research center in the United States to develop Internet of Things (IoT) products and technologies. A significant commitment by the company, with the project expected … Continue reading

It Was A Typical System Installation, Until the Client Asked for This…

It was a fairly typical, if slightly larger than normal, system installation for Matt Durbahn of CDI Services in Denver, Colorado. The client was building a home in the countryside outside of Denver and the project called for a whole … Continue reading

McIntosh Program to Supply Celebrities Cut Dealers Out

Company Says No Such Program Exists Today We’ve recently learned about a program at McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., in which the company approached select prominent individuals, such as famous musicians or other celebrities, and provided them with McIntosh products directly, without the involvement … Continue reading