Control4 Announces Appointment of Charlie Kindel, ex-Amazon

BREAKING NEWS Former Head of Amazon’s Smart Home Org. to be SVP of Products & Services for Control4   Control4 Corp. announced today that it has appointed Charlie Kindel, an ex-Amazon executive in charge of their Alexa project, to fulfill … Continue reading

Deep Dive: New Dana Innovations HQ & Training Ctr

Strata-gee Goes Through Dana Innovations 2-Day Training For some time now, I’ve been picking up a lot of buzz about the new San Clemente, CA headquarters building of Dana Innovations, said to be a major upgrade from their previous digs … Continue reading

Savant Partners with AVAD in Push for Market Expansion

New Tools & Partners Open the Door to Entry-Level Buyers Savant Systems LLC, one of the leading control and home automation brands in custom integration, has made two significant announcements recently, both sent within just a matter of three weeks … Continue reading

AudioControl: In Full Control of The Path to Success

Strata-gee’s Exclusive All-Access Tour of AudioControl When invited to visit AudioControl some time back, I was intrigued. While AudioControl is a secondary supplier, one step below the major electronics manufacturers, it has carved out a unique niche for itself with a … Continue reading

Smart Appliances are Still Looking for a Home

  New research shows that while a majority of internet users own some type of smart device, almost no one owns a smart appliance – even though many manufacturers like Samsung have been pushing the category for a couple of … Continue reading

Gibson Investment Gone, Onkyo Sells Off European Operations

In Restructuring, Company Scales Back to ‘Core Competencies’ All the way back in 2012, Onkyo Corp. and Gibson Guitar Corp. came together to partner in what both hoped would become an entity where the whole was greater than the sum … Continue reading

NY Times Tech Reporter: Cryptocurrency ‘Scams are Everywhere Online’

Just days after Strata-gee published its skeptical assessment of the new ICO (Initial Coin Offering) of Monster Money cryptocurrency contemplated in a recent S-1 filing by Monster Products, Inc. – a new article appears in today’s New York Times (originally … Continue reading

Distributor Rutherford Audio and Thorens Cut Ties

High-end audio distributor Rutherford Audio announced this week that its relationship with Thorens, a prominent European turntable manufacturer, has come to an end. As a result of this news, Rutherford is telling dealers they can no longer accept orders on … Continue reading