About Ted

A sales and marketing specialist - primarily in the technology industry - I've experienced a sort of "circle of life" in business. I've been a mass merchant retailer, a specialty retailer, a specialty manufacturer, a large volume manufacturer, a distributor, and even represented sales representatives. Now the owner of a marketing company that works with a variety of businesses on improving their strategic marketing and business development - I analyze issues from all angles to develop holistic solutions.

AudioControl Launches 3 New 70-Volt Commercial Amps with Dante Inside at ISE

AudioControl, a specialty electronics supplier with growing influence in the residential custom integration channel, has recently expanded into the commercial space with their CM Series of products. At ISE last week, the company announced a significant expansion of that lineup … Continue reading

New Sonance Patio Series Brings Pop to the Patio & Volksmusik to the Veranda

You have to look hard, but Sonance’s new Patio Series IS in this photo [Click to enlarge] Sonance launched a unique new small-scale outdoor system at last week’s ISE in Amsterdam that they say is the perfect solution for what … Continue reading

Savant 2020 Integrator Summit Shows Strength of Strategic Products & Partnerships

Jamie Siminoff, Ring founder Savant Systems LLC held their 2020 Integrator Summit this year in conjunction with the International Builder Show in Las Vegas, NV on January 20-23. At that event, the company unveiled a large array of new products … Continue reading

U.S. Trade Commission Opens Formal Investigation of Google on Sonos Complaint

[Photo: REUTERS/Stringer] The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced that it is launching a patent investigation into various speaker and controller products offered by Alphabet Inc.’s Google brand. This investigation initiation is the result of a formal complaint made by … Continue reading

Strata-gee Survey Shows Coronavirus Response Places Supply Chain in Jeopardy

No Need to Panic Now, But Maybe Soon I received a tip from a tech supplier here in the U.S. that the Coronavirus epidemic impacting China is a big problem getting bigger every day…and that our industry needs to think … Continue reading

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