CEDIA 2019 – SnapAV to Distribute Sonos Wireless Music Systems Nationally

SnapAV announced today that it will begin distributing Sonos wireless music systems beginning next month in October. The company says it will offer the entire line – including the Sonos Port, Sonos Move, and Sonos One SL – as part … Continue reading

CTA: Tariffs Mean Consumer Pain, Business Uncertainty

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is pulling no punches when it comes to the latest revised tariff schedule being implemented by the Trump administration. The recently revised tariff schedule, which started a new round of tariffs just days ago on … Continue reading

Bravas Group Sold to Private Equity Firm in $75 Million Deal

Group Says Deal is Just the Beginning Bravas Group, a cooperative of integrators aggregated by Paul Starkey and Steve Firszt of VITAL MGMT, was first put together as part of VITAL MGMT’s consulting practice helping member companies better organize their … Continue reading

Sex and the CES Attendee

Only six months to go and word has emerged that the Consumer Technology Association – the trade group behind the annual Consumer Electronics show – has proactively taken steps to avoid repeating the mistakes that caused them to endure a … Continue reading

Against Stunning Backdrop, CE Week Comes to Town

CE Week, a production of the folks from CT Labs (publishers of Dealerscope, Technology Integrator, Connected Design), launched their latest iteration of of the event last week again at the Jacob Javits Center in midtown Manhattan. The gods were smiling … Continue reading

AudioControl CEO on Fox Biz Network Says Tariffs are Trouble

Alex Camara, CEO of Seattle-based specialty electronics manufacturer AudioControl, was featured Friday on a segment on the Fox Business Network (FBN) talking the real impact of tariffs on American manufacturers. In the wake of the move by the Trump administration … Continue reading

SnapAV Snaps Up Control4 in Deal Valued at $680M

The world exploded this morning with the news that SnapAV and Control4 are merging their operations in a transaction that no one saw coming. Although publicized as a merger, actually SnapAV is acquiring Control4, agreeing to pay $23.91/share in a … Continue reading

Control4 Issues Advisory on ‘Works With Nest’ Shutdown

Control4 has issued an advisory this week to reassure integrators and their clients that the company will support the ‘Works With Google Assistant’ program and is working on new Nest drivers consistent with Google’s Certification standards to avoid issues related … Continue reading

The Ticket is $3,000 to See a Cinema at This Most Exclusive Theater

Are you a one percenter who loves movies, but doesn’t love sharing a theater experience of dirty seats and sticky floors with the unwashed masses? Then Red Carpet Home Cinema is for you! You can see first-run, genuine (non-bootleg) blockbuster … Continue reading

Tech Hit Hard in Latest Reputation Index Survey

Privacy Backlash Hits Google, Amazon & Facebook; What About LG, Samsung, Sony? In a new survey by Reputation Institute on corporate reputation, known as the 2019 RepTrak 100, we see wild swings in tech brands’ reputation with consumer privacy concerns finally appearing to take … Continue reading