Russound announced today that it is partnering with D-Tools, a leading software provider of system design tools, to offer a new productivity solution to its dealers. The company says this new program will turbocharger their dealers’ productivity.
Respected high-performance speaker maker ELAC announced this week that they are branching into the equipment protection product category by launching a series of surge protectors and power conditioners under the Protek name. But this new line is not just any ordinary equipment protection devices, the company applies its clever engineering capabilities to deliver an upgraded, higher-performing protection solution.
See the new ELAC line of surge protectors and power conditioners[Read more…] about Speaker Maker ELAC Branches Into Surge Protectors & Power Conditioners
Here we go again! Yet another major blow has been dealt to the supply chain, this time from another round of COVID-19 hitting China, forcing lockdowns in many critical areas of the country – including Shenzhen. You may or may not know that much of the electronics goods manufactured in China come out of the Shenzhen region – so we all have a direct connection to the impact of this development. Add to this, new reports of container costs rising again and transportation disruptions from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. What’s next?
See more on the latest supply chain disruption[Read more…] about Sputtering Supply Chain Takes Another Hit as China Forces Factories to Close
New Introductions for Control4, OvrC, Episode and Triad
Last Friday, Snap One held a Virtual Partner Summit in which they unveiled a whole roster of new products to dealers participating in the online event. It was an impressive launch in key product areas for the company including OvrC, audio, new controllers, new soundbar and wireless sub, new architectural speakers, a major new operating system upgrade called OS 3.3.0, and more.
See more on these new products from Snap One[Read more…] about Snap One Unleashes an Array of New Products at Virtual Partner Summit
Certainly, the biggest news story of the year has been the dramatic and horrific invasion of Ukraine by Russia. This invasion was undertaken for illegitimate reasons and has resulted in an almost unbearable amount of pain for Ukrainian soldiers and citizens. The dismal news coming out of the region has forced countries, alliances, and even businesses to reassess their relationship with the clear aggressor in the war, Russia. Now, this reckoning has come to the Tech industry as well.
See who in Tech has taken a stand on the Russian invasion of Ukraine[Read more…] about Tech Takes a Stand on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Elmo Company, a 101-year old global technology company predominantly in the education, professional, and enterprise channels, is now entering the residential space with a unique dedicated room control solution that features ease of installation and an intuitive user experience. This new system, called the CVAS Room Control System, is just the first of what will be an expanding line of bullet-proof, daily use products that offer an optimal blend of performance and value.
Learn more about Elmo and CVAS[Read more…] about ELMO, Leading Pro & Enterprise Brand, Enters Resi Space w/Control Solution
On Monday we learned of the launch of a new brand of wireless streaming music systems called AVA. Targeted towards the higher-end of the market, AVA features a more European design aesthetic, is targeted for distribution through the custom integration channel, and comes from a triumvirate of co-founders of respectable pedigree.
But does this pedigree guarantee their success?
See more on AVA[Read more…] about New Brand AVA Appears with Solid Founder Pedigree; But is Success Guaranteed?
Well-known industry executive Bob Weissburg has joined Fidelity Imports, distributor of fine high-end audio gear, as its Director of Business Development. With a long career in top management with companies like Sony and D&M, Weissburg is well-respected by the dealer community.
See more on this new role for Bob Weissburg[Read more…] about Bob Weissburg Joins Fidelity Imports as Director of Business Development
Company Exiting Bookstores, 4-Star Stores, and Pop-Up Stores
Yesterday Amazon announced it will close all of its non-grocery bricks and mortar locations, ending its foray into physical store locations. The company had previously entered the physical bookstore business – a business that many feel its online business destroyed – as well as pop-up stores and its 4-star shops that carried a selection of its best-selling online products. However, the company will keep its grocery stores and a department store concept.
See more on Amazon exiting bricks & mortar retail stores[Read more…] about Amazon Retreats: Will Close 68 Brick & Mortar Stores in U.S. and U.K.
An analysis of our still-fragile supply chain by various experts in the field concludes that the Russian invasion of Ukraine will impact the global supply chain in many damaging ways. We are likely to face more shipment delays and cost increases for both the immediate future, and for a period of time that will extend until well after the invasion concludes.