Growth of Smart Speakers & IoT a ‘Frenzy,’ Says New Reports

Two new research reports from two different research groups came to basically the same conclusion – smart speakers (and IoT devices) show no signs of slowing down with eye-popping growth rates in just the last two years. One of the … Continue reading

RMR – Want Recurring Monthly Revenue But Don’t Know Where to Begin?

By now, most integrators have heard the siren call that they should launch a recurring monthly revenue program (RMR) to add profits and deepen their relationships with their clients. But to many of them, this is an idea that is … Continue reading

MSE Audio to Launch SoundTube’s STNet Soundbar at ISE 2020

MSE Audio will launch the SoundTube STNet Soundbar at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam next month, running from February 11-14. This innovative soundbar solution is enabled for IP-based PoE for really convenient hookup. Learn more about the MSE Audio, Dante-enabled soundbar… … Continue reading

Savant Sister Company Racepoint Energy Acquires NOON Home

Racepoint Energy, sister company of Savant Systems LLC, announced this week that it has acquired innovative residential lighting control provider NOON Home. Based in Campbell, CA, NOON offers an impressive array of intuitive lighting and intelligent control solutions. Learn more … Continue reading

Once Again, Melrose Considers Disposing of Nortek; This Time It’s Serious

Melrose Industries plc, the British turnaround specialist who acquires underperforming companies to improve their operations and management for resale, is now actively considering selling off the bulk of Nortek in a deal that could be worth $3 billion, according to … Continue reading

In Sonos’ Claim That It’s a Victim, Some Skeptics See a Rich Irony

This Friday, Sonos CEO Patrick Spence will testify before a Congressional committee (the House antitrust subcommittee) that is investigating the issue of competition in digital markets. Or, I should say, they are investigating whether the tech giants – Google, Amazon, … Continue reading