Well, another CEDIA Expo is in the books and we return to our daily duties and launch into a new Fall season full of promise…and concerns. What were the big stories of this year’s edition of Emerald’s (a public, for-profit company that owns the show) CEDIA Expo? Well, I’ve scanned several summations from others in the media and it almost seems like we attended different Expos. Here’s what I think they are…
OneVision, one of the original remote 24/7 service support providers for integrators, is now offering a new set of service options called Flex Support Packages designed to make it easier than ever for integrators of any size to get started with the company’s remote support service and recurring monthly revenue (RMR) options. A company started (and still run) BY integrators FOR integrators, OneVision continues to offer integrators smart support options that make it simple and profitable for them to get started.
Learn More about the new OneVision Flex Support Packages[Read more…] about OneVision Launches New Flex Support Packages Opening Entry-Level Options
It’s September again and that means the approach of Fall, kids are back in school, and it’s time for CEDIA Expo. So like many of you, I packed my bags and headed to Denver, which almost feels like coming home again. But will the show this year be [musical reference] a Rocky Mountain High? Or will it be a Low Rider?
See more on the kickoff of CEDIA Expo 23[Read more…] about Will CEDIA Expo 23 Be a Rocky Mountain High? Or Will It Be a Low Rider?
Historic Hi-Fi brand Marantz has been gracing the homes of appreciative audiophiles for many, many years. Actually, for seven decades after its founding by Saul Marantz in 1953…for those of you who are counting. To celebrate – the company is offering a unique opportunity for audio lovers everywhere to step up their audio gear game with a special, limited-time trade-in program for the latest Marantz gear.
Learn all about the Marantz 70th anniversary trade-in offer[Read more…] about Marantz Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Consumer Trade-in Program
Emerald Expositions, owner of the CEDIA Expo taking place this year in Denver from September 6-9, 2023, announced it is bringing back the Launchpad (formerly known as Innovation Alley) to the Expo floor. The Launchpad highlights several new and emerging companies that take advantage of the event to launch new technologies to the industry.
Learn who will be on the CEDIA Expo Launchpad this year[Read more…] about CEDIA Expo Brings Back the Launchpad to Highlight Emerging Tech Companies
For the first time since the category has been independently tracked, new data from market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that global shipments of smart home devices actually declined in 2022. Not only that but while the market researcher predicts that 2023 will see a bit of a rebound overall, its largest segment – Smart TVs – will likely decline again this year.
See the latest data on smart home device shipments[Read more…] about A First – Data Shows Shipments of Smart Home Devices Dropped in 2022
Owner of CEDIA Expo & CE Pro Sees Revenue and Income Gains
Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE: EEX) (Emerald), also known as Emerald Expositions (Emerald Expo), reported their fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full-year results on Tuesday. Their results, with strong revenue and income growth, clearly establish that the organization is rebounding from the years of COVID with exhibitors and attendees coming back to their events in force.
Learn more about the Emerald Expo fiscal 2022 results[Read more…] about With COVID Behind Them, Emerald Expo Reports Improved Results in Fiscal ’22
Sonance announced this week that it has appointed well-known manufacturer sales representative firm Strateres as its representative for the New England region. This agreement includes the representation of all of the company’s brands, including Sonance, James Loudspeaker, and IPORT.
Learn more about the Sonance appointment of Strateres[Read more…] about Sonance Names New Northeast Rep
In a dramatic move that represents a tremendous investment in consumer marketing, Savant Systems, Inc. (Savant) is piloting a second New York City showroom concept in Manhattan’s trendy SOHO district called, appropriately enough, Savant SOHO Smart Home Gallery. This new space joins the company’s long-running Flagship Experience Center, which is also in SOHO.
Why a second experience center in the same part of New York City? Read on…[Read more…] about Savant Tests a 2nd NYC Experience Center, The Savant SOHO Smart Home Gallery
Company Finally Gives a Glimpse of Its Sound United Strategy
In what may turn out to be the best test yet of Masimo’s long-term plans for Sound United, the company announced today that it is launching an expansion of HEOS, the wireless home system initially developed by the company’s Denon division as part of a whole-home wireless music system. When Masimo acquired Sound United back in February of this year, Denon’s “cloud-connected home ecosystem” was one of the items it specifically mentioned as what attracted them to make the acquisition.
With today’s announcement, the company says that the launch of this “…expansion of the HEOS platform [will] provide a robust and always-on connection to the Masimo Health secure cloud.”