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Smart Home Owners Want Smarter In-Garage Delivery Option

Results of Strategy Analytics’ survey of France, Germany, the UK and US indicates in-garage delivery of packages is an attractive option for smart home consumers with garages. More than half of consumers in smart homes with garages find the idea of in-garage delivery extremely or very appealing according to Smart Home Survey – Package Delivery – April 2020. In 2019 smart…

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ProSource Accelerates Launch of ProSource University

Audio, video, and integration buying group ProSource has moved up the launch of the ProSource University Learning Management System from early summer to May 4, 2020 and is offering free access for all ProSource members through Sept. 30. ProSource University is the industry’s first platform to offer exclusive ProSource training, a comprehensive repository of vendor trainings, as well as access to CEDIA…

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Atlona Welcomes Back Roger Takacs as Strategic Account Manager

Atlona, a Panduit company, has announced the return of Roger Takacs as Strategic Account Manager, a newly developed position that crosses several key business areas. Reporting to Jamey Swigert, Director of AV Sales and Business Development, Roger will focus on sales, management and customer engagement initiatives designed to bring Atlona closer to its partners and end users. Roger’s previous employment…

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AkitaBox Cloud-Based Software App Enables America’s Safe Return to Work

AkitaBox, a building management software solutions company, has announced that it will release AkitaBox DeepClean Assurance, a cloud-based software application that drives cleanliness best practices in buildings and enables a safe return to work. The application will be driven by disinfection guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the wake of…

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Lance Dean Joins the Clare Controls Team

In a move certain to underscore the importance of the new ClareOne smart security/smart home panel and the business strategy behind it, Clare Controls has announced that Lance Dean is joining the company’s Board of Advisors. In this new role, Dean is consulting with the Clare leadership team on product and category initiatives, including the company’s new ClareOne™ Wireless Security…

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CEDIA Survey Will Gauge COVID-19 Business Impacts

CEDIA is calling on professionals in the residential technology integration industry to respond to a new survey concerning the business impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic. The survey, conducted in collaboration with The Farnsworth Group, covers topics including project bidding, ongoing jobs, impact on current operations, and near-term outlook. The survey is seeking participation from integrators in the United States, United…

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HTSA Launches Package of Aid & Information to Assist Members

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), an international trade consortium of residential technology retail and custom integration specialists, has taken the unprecedented step of launching a series of special initiatives designed to provide multiple levels of assistance to consortium members. These initiatives represent a valuable mix of extraordinary aid and information dissemination, helping members to safely navigate the rapidly contracting…

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Azione Virtual Vendor Cocktail Party Creates Open Dialogue, Calming Effect

Challenging the shifting circumstances of a disrupted industry, Azione Unlimited President Richard Glikes hosted its first Virtual Vendor Cocktail Party. The virtual webinar allowed vendor members to connect with Glikes, reflecting on recent business-focused webinars, a candid discussion about the future of the industry, insight into everyone’s ‘new normal’, and a silver-lining outlook in maintaining strong business during a crippling world pandemic.…

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Diversity & Commonality Revealed in CEDIA Integrator Survey

CEDIA, as part of its initiative of presenting research in the service of its members, hosted a webinar on April 9 entitled, “The Voice of the Integrator: Differences in Needs by End-Customer Market Served.” Conducted in partnership with Indianapolis’s Lacy School of Business at Butler University, and illuminated during the webinar by consultant Krista Roseberry, the global survey – taken…

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