Monte Wood, Behind-the-Scenes Hero, Dies

Sad news to report this holiday season – Monte Spencer Wood, a behind-the-scenes hero at Tampa, Florida-based Perpetual Marketing Associates and PGW Distributing, died peacefully in his sleep in the early evening of December 26, the day after Christmas. Monte, … Continue reading


My Wish for You…

It has been an amazing year for, the SYNCH, and The Stratecon Group. With the holidays upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for continuing to visit, read my posts, and for adding comments to stories on the site – or to me personally at shows or via phone/email. You have no idea how much your ideas, thoughts and comments mean to me.

I feel a strong sense of responsibility to make your time here worthwhile by offering interesting, thoughtful, and useful stories. When I miss the mark, it only motivates me to work harder…I never want to let you down.

So with that, I’d like to share My Wish for You [click image below to enlarge]… Continue reading

On Its 10th Anniversary, Technology & Business Summit Adds Event

Separate CASTLE Event Directly Addresses Convergence A couple of months ago, I visited the first New York Metro area Technology & Business Summit at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and reported to Strata-gee readers about my experience. These events, smaller … Continue reading

Sonos to Seek Injunction to Stop HEOS Sales of ‘Infringing Technology’

BREAKING NEWS Case May Have Major Impact on Wireless Speaker Business As we recently reported, a federal jury gave Sonos a sweeping victory in the first “bellwether trial” in Sonos Inc. v. D&M Holdings Inc. et al, siding with Sonos … Continue reading

Strata-SERIES: RMR – Reducing Truck Rolls by 82%

[NOTE: This post is part of a series of articles on recurring monthly revenue programs we call Strata-SERIES: RMR Programs. It will likely make more sense to you if you start by reading our Series Introduction here… and then our Topic Introduction … Continue reading

Verdict: ‘Denon Directly Infringed’ on Sonos Patents

BREAKING NEWS Jury Finds for Sonos on All Counts; Denon Claims of Invalidity Vanquished Last Friday, after a full week of testimony, evidence, deposition playbacks, and attorney posturing, members of the jury listened closely as Judge William C. Bryson delivered … Continue reading

Surprise! Sound United Makes Bid to Acquire Classé

BREAKING NEWS Will High-End Classé Represent Sound United’s Crown Jewel? Just when you thought it was all over, Strata-gee has learned that a new suitor – Vista, CA-based Sound United – has emerged to make a bid to acquire Classé … Continue reading