Russound announced this week that it is partnering with Jetbuilt, a project management software tool that is popular with custom integrators. Separately, the company announced the new products it will be focusing on during the upcoming CEDIA Expo 2022 event.
Lithe Audio, a London, U.K.-based designer and manufacturer of unique, all-in-one, wireless streaming music solutions announced on Wednesday that it is entering the U.S. market for the first time at CEDIA Expo 2022. The company is experienced in supplying products to European commercial and residential channels since its founding in 2014 and is now expanding its distribution here in America. With a unique line of products, such as all-in-one powered in-ceiling/in-wall, surface mount, and outdoor speaker solutions, the company offers a new approach to system configurations.
See more on Lithe Audio solutions now available in the U.S.[Read more…] about U.K.-Based Lithe Audio to Enter U.S. with Wireless AiO Speaker Systems
Emerald Exposition, one of the largest exposition companies in the U.S. and the owner of the CEDIA Expo (and CE Pro), announced this week that they will be offering “reinvigorated educational programming” at this year’s CEDIA Expo 2022. This initiative will include a range of more than 150 sessions, including seminars, panels, workshops, and manufacturer product training.
See more on education at CEDIA Expo 2022[Read more…] about Emerald Expo Offers ‘Reinvigorated’ Education for CEDIA Expo 2022
Crestron Electronics, Inc. (Crestron) announced today a firmware update that adds Spotify Connect to its growing selection of streaming music services available through its recently-launched DM NAX 8-Zone Network Streaming Amplifier. With Spotify Connect in the DM NAX’s firmware, users get “an elevated music experience” the company says, with control available directly through the Spotify music service or via any Crestron interface.
Learn more about Spotify Connect on Crestron DM NAX[Read more…] about Crestron Announces Spotify Connect Upgrade for DM NAX 8-Zone Amplifier
Snap One, the entity originally founded as SnapAV, and a company whose motto is “Founded by integrators for integrators,” recently demonstrated how they strive to be a better partner by providing their dealers with some really solid and helpful advice. One of their appreciative dealers forwarded me an email he had received from the company containing useful information on how to protect his business from fraud.
See how Snap One sought to protect dealers from fraud[Read more…] about Snap One Offers ‘Partners’ Advice to Protect Them from Fraud
Company’s Power Division Expands National Distribution
You may have seen the recent announcement from Savant that they have broadened the distribution of their new energy management solutions to a pair of new, strategically significant distribution partners. You may have ignored this news, perhaps not recognizing the distributors who are both better known in the electrical/renewable contracting communities.
But if you are an integrator who specifies Savant products in your proposals, you should be really paying attention to what this company is doing with its powerful (pun intended) energy management strategy. It’s big!
What I would do if I were an integrator selling Savant products…[Read more…] about If I Was an Integrator Specifying Savant, I’d Do This Immediately
RoseWater Energy Group, a manufacturer of residential energy solutions, announced on Wednesday that it has expanded its salesforce footprint, adding four new manufacturer sales representative groups to its network. Not only does this increase the company’s sales touch points, but it expands its presence into four key regions of the country.
See more on the RoseWater Energy sales expansion[Read more…] about RoseWater Energy Expands Sales Presence; Adds 4 New Rep Groups
Highlander Partners, L.P., a Dallas-based private equity company, announced today that it has acquired McIntosh Group, a manufacturing and distribution company that offers several high-performance, high-end audio brands such as McIntosh, Sonus Faber, and Sumiko. It also operates under Fine Sounds U.K. and Fine Sounds Benelux.
Read more on the latest change of hands for McIntosh Group[Read more…] about Like a Cat with 9-Lives, McIntosh is Once Again Acquired by a Private Equity Company
In what is likely another sign of the housing market downturn, and perhaps a cooling of the overall economy, sales of luxury homes in the U.S. plummeted in the three-month period that ended in April, according to an analysis by Redfin Corp. as reported by Bloomberg News. The Redfin analysis covered the top 50 metropolitan areas and revealed the largest drop in sales of luxury properties since the onset of the pandemic.
See more on the decline of luxury home sales[Read more…] about U.S. Luxury Home Sales Plummet in Biggest Drop Since Onset of Pandemic
Allterco Robotics Shelly line of smart devices for residential and commercial applications appears to be gaining momentum as more and more integrators discover the line’s unique problem-solving capabilities. At least part of what is driving additional pickup by integrators is the collaboration between Allterco Robotics and URC for deep integration of Shelly devices as part of its Total Control line of home automation solutions.