Onkyo Internally Announces Major Sales Structure Reorganization

BREAKING NEWS Four Major Brands to be Consolidated into Two Divisions In a national conference call with sales reps yesterday, Onkyo announced a major restructuring of their sales organization. This overhaul involves consolidating their four major brands – Onkyo, Integra, … Continue reading

With New ‘Skill’ Logitech Offers Voice Control of Your Entire System

Company Develops Alexa Voice ‘Skill’ Enabling Spoken Control of AV Entertainment System Logitech announced this week that it has developed an Amazon Alexa skill that will allow users to control their entire AV home entertainment system with simple spoken commands. … Continue reading

Leviton & Samsung SmartThings Partner on Automation Package

Leviton announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with Samsung’s SmartThings division to offer a simple home automation starter package that will be made broadly available through distributors and the “professional dealer” market. Designed to be an affordable, … Continue reading

GoldenEar Earns Patent for Innovative SuperSub Technology

GoldenEar Technology announced last week that it has earned a patent for its innovative dual-plane, inertially-balanced subwoofer technology used in its SuperSub™ line. The U.S. Patent Office awarded GoldenEar patent #9,462,39 on its technology, protecting the company from anyone copying … Continue reading

Jetbuilt – Not Just a Name, But a Description

At CEDIA 2016, Jetbuilt CEO Paul Dexter’s voice was holding out…but just barely. Between the loud environment and the constant talking, it’s amazing anyone can talk by the end of day 2. Yet when an intrepid journalist showed up to … Continue reading

Access Networks Offers Access to Live Monitoring

In our wrap-up of the top stories from CEDIA 2016, #3 was “Managed Services are Growing.” One such service was OneVision Resources, which will partner with integrators to offer remote system monitoring and customer support. At CEDIA 2016, residential networking … Continue reading

Millson Custom Solutions Goes From Crawl to Jog in Just One Year

Millson Custom Solutions Celebrates Its First Birthday Most new start-up companies like Millson Custom Solutions (MCS) choose to develop a new product concept and spend their first year setting up distribution, making sure internal systems operate smoothly as sales begin … Continue reading

CEDIA 2016 – Hot Stuff We Saw

CEDIA 2016, like every trade show, for us is like trying to get a sip of water from a fire hose. There is just so much going on. And since all stories interest us – we have to go into … Continue reading

Houzz Smart Home Study Results Offer Some Surprises

Security & Thermostats are Top Smart Home Priorities Being the marketers that we are, when we heard that Houzz was going to present the results of their first ever Smart Home Trends Study at CEDIA 2016, well we put that … Continue reading

Gibson Brands Hires New COO, Hit With Another Credit Downgrade

Gibson Brands announced Tuesday that it has hired Lee Cheng as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and executive vice president. This appointment takes effect immediately and follows a recent additional credit downgrade by the Moody’s Investor Service. See more … Continue reading