A group of integrators, including Premier Group in Carmel, Indiana and Integration Controls in St. Louis, MO have come together to launch a fund-raising effort on YouCaring.com to benefit CEDIA integrators impacted by Harvey, the storm that has battered Houston and surrounding area over the last few days. Noting the “the flooding in Houston is nothing short of catastrophic,” the group are hoping to raise at least $20,000 to help affected integrators rebuild their businesses.
For those of you familiar with AVNation’s AVWeek netcast or podcast, you are used to witty repartee as guests discuss various topical issues that are meaningful to the AV industry. And this week’s Episode 99 It’s a Fun LinkedIn, was no exception.
But one thing was different about this week’s issue – it featured an AVWeek newbie…Strata-gee.com’s very own Ted Green.
See more on the interesting topics they discussed where you can hear the podcast for yourself…
We learned today that the upcoming CE Exchange event scheduled to be held at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT May 6-8, 2013 will be formally postponed today by its promoters EH Events and CEPro. The event, a more intimate and interactive alternative to typical industry trade shows, took a completely new and fresh approach by making the show regional with education, training, market data, etc. becoming more meaningful as it’s tailored for the local area.
See more on this surprising decision… [Read more…] about CE Exchange Integrator Event Postponed
Start-up Ube, the new company founded by former CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin and partners, offers an all-new mobile device-optimized, cloud-based home control technology bringing new power – and new simplicity – to the masses. This new technology could be a highly disruptive game changer with a re-conceived business model that just might gut the heart of the highly lucrative residential systems installer market. Or not…
Today, Ube [pronounced YOU-bee] announced their first major step forward in the wake of their stunning technology show win at last fall’s DEMO 2012 in which the company received the People’s Choice Award earning them $1 million in media from the show’s promoter. Ube has begun a campaign on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo to raise funds so that the company can manufacturer their first 10,000 Wi-Fi smart dimmers. The company also announced a BETA test program open to residential A/V electronics installers and integrators.