PE Firm General Atlantic Sells Its Stake in SnapAV

BREAKING NEWS SnapAV announced today that General Atlantic, its private equity partner, has sold its ownership interest in the company to San Francisco-based Hellman and Friedman, another private equity group. The move, while unexpected, is not unusual in the world … Continue reading

Strata-gee Talks to New AVAD President Fred Farrar

AVAD, one of the custom integration industry’s leading distributors, is in the process of going through a major transformation, out from under the – some would say – clueless shadows of its previous owner, monster I.T. distributor Ingram Micro…to a … Continue reading

In International Expansion, James Loudspeaker Appoints UK Dist.

James Loudspeaker announced today that it has appointed Pulse Cinemas as its distributor for both the U.K. and Ireland. A custom installation and home cinema specialist, Pulse’s team of twelve professionals spread out to service the region’s A/V dealers and … Continue reading

Integra Moves Into Distribution, Eliminating a Key Selling Point

This week we learned that Onkyo and Integra products would now be sold through AVAD, a distributor of custom integration products in the U.S. that is in the middle of changing its business model. Interestingly, this announcement came from AVAD, … Continue reading

New UPS from SnapAV’s WattBox Line with OvrC-Capability

SnapAV announced today that it has launched a new line of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) under its WattBox brand that offers OvrC-capability. Combining the UPS with a WattBox IP power conditioner, you gain cloud based remote management capability with both … Continue reading

Startup TRXio Joins HTSA to Drive Growth

Startup software provider TRXio announced this week that it has joined Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) and fully participated in the organization’s Fall Conference last month in Chicago. The move is seen as another step on the road to … 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