CEDIA Announces Finalists for ‘Best New Product’

Did CEDIA Get It Right? CEDIA, the trade association for residential custom integration specialists, announced this week the finalists in the contest to find the Best New Products. The organization will announce the winner at its upcoming EXPO on September … Continue reading

Sleep Soundly, Your Personal Security Robot Riley is Protecting You

iPatrol, a provider of home-monitoring solutions for the smart home, announces the availability of your own personal security robot they call Riley. Riley is an app-controlled Wi-Fi enabled roving security that patrols your house in the evening and alerts you … Continue reading

LeEco, the Netflix/Apple/Tesla of China, Acquires Vizio

Le Holdings Co. Ltd. (LeEco), a Chinese company with unusual multi-business aspirations, announced this week that they had acquired Vizio, a U.S. manufacturer of affordable televisions, in a deal worth $2 billion. The deal will serve as LeEco’s entry into … Continue reading

Email Marketing Remains Tops For SMBs

Eye-Popping Effectiveness Stats Market researcher eMarketer reports that the latest research on marketing trends for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) – and in this case, retailers – shows that email marketing remains the top tactic for both customer acquisition … Continue reading

Remember When Crestron Said It Was Pulling Out of CEDIA Expo? Surprise!

BREAKING NEWS Even Bigger Surprise: Who Crestron Has Partnered With We have learned from multiple sources, and now confirmed with the company, that leading control systems provider Crestron will in fact have a presence at the upcoming CEDIA Expo this … Continue reading

With BluOS, is Lenbrook the Apple of High-End Distributed AV?

Company Expands BluOS into NAD Line, Expanding Its Options Back in the Fall of 2013, we told you about the birth of a new brand called Bluesound – a new networkable, high-quality wired and wireless multiroom music system. Almost simultaneously, … Continue reading

Horns Now Available from Chane Music and Cinema

A dramatic new high-end line of loudspeakers, Horns by Auto-Tech, is now available from Chane Music and Cinema, the newly appointed North American distributor/retailer for the brand. The brand offers five different systems, each of which features the use of … Continue reading