Are You Prepared for the Coming Recession?

Five Steps to Take Now to Protect Your Business Occasionally, I’ll chat with an integrator or other industry colleague about that ugly shared nightmare experience, otherwise known as the recession of 2007-2009. This recession, unlike others in the past, zeroed … Continue reading

Monoprice: King of Cut-Rate Cables, Expands

Intros ‘Carbon Collection’ of Home Décor Items Monoprice, the company most successful at pursuing a low-price, cut-rate strategy in regards to cables, adapters, and accessories, and the bane of many upscale cable companies in the consumer electronics space, has continued … Continue reading

Amazon Horror: Alexa Users Not Using Voice to Shop

A new report by The Information has roiled Amazon, punching a hole in the concept that users of their Alexa-powered smart speaker devices will use them to buy billions of dollars of goods through voice ordering. According to sources from … Continue reading

SEC Rejects Monster Cryptocurrency Filing, Notes ‘Serious Deficiencies’

Monster Changes: Prez/COO & Auditor are Terminated, Three-Man Board is Now Only One In June, after significant outreach by many Strata-gee readers, we posted our take on the Monster Products, Inc. (Monster) S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission … Continue reading

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

EU Hits Pioneer, D&M, Philips & Asus with Fines for Price Fixing

The European Commission, the EU’s antitrust regulatory unit, after a 17-month investigation of online price fixing and other illegal anti-competitive practices has levied a fine of €111.2 million ($130 million) against four prominent consumer electronics brands, including Pioneer Corp., D&M Holdings … 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

ISE Formally Announces Show Move to Barcelona

‘Welcome to Barcelona’ Press Conference Reveals Motives Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) held a formal press conference today at 7:00AM Eastern to present more details on their plans to move ISE – the show, that is – to a new facility … Continue reading

SnapAV Launches Scalable Media over IP Solution

SnapAV, the unique national manufacturer/distributor of custom integration products based in North Carolina, announced on Tuesday that it has launched a media over IP solution designed to offer a uncommon combination of tremendous flexibility along with simplicity. Part of their … Continue reading

Senators Call for Govt. Investigation of Smart TV Industry

With all that’s going on in the world of politics – or perhaps because of what’s going on in the world of politics – two senators are calling for an investigation of the Smart TV industry, citing concerns about a potential … Continue reading