Industry

Webinar to Explore Effective 5G Use Cases

On Tuesday, June 30, Huawei Technologies USA, in partnership with RCR Wireless News, will bring together experts on big data and technology for a webinar titled: “5G Business Use Cases.” The webinar, which will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET and can be registered for here, will discuss industry efforts to identify, develop and promote effective 5G business cases, drawing upon real…

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Salamander Announces Unifi Line of Conference Tables

Residential and commercial A/V integration furniture maker Salamander Designs has introduced its line of Unifi Conference Tables, a new series of six-to-16-foot tables built on an aluminum C-frame design and equipped with an innovative pedestal that allows virtually all wiring, power supplies, A/V components and cables to be hidden yet easily accessible in liftoff panels for servicing. The tables are…

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Azione Introduces DISH Custom Integration Program to Members

Azione Unlimited has announced that DISH is joining The Smart Home Association as its newest vendor member. Azione Unlimited members now have access to DISH’s best-in-class luxury residential and commercial video offerings, including the company’s flagship satellite television, and its live streaming and over-the-air solutions, SLING TV and AirTV. “The beauty of DISH joining Azione Unlimited is its ability to expand…

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NPD Reports Smart Home, PC Monitors, Inkjet Printers Among Categories Showing Revenue Increases

NPD recently shared some industry insights regarding U.S. consumer technology sales, accounting for trends that have emerged as Americans continue to face the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The NPD Group, as it relates to The NPD Group’s Consumer Tech Tracking (U.S. only) posted its sixth consecutive week of year-over-year 20%+ revenue growth for the week ending May 23. That particular week…

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CEDIA STRONG Scholarship BLACKOUT

CEDIASTRONG Scholarship Fund Established by CEDIA

CEDIA has announced the establishment of the CEDIASTRONG Scholarship Fund. The aim, CEDIA says, is to attract new talent to the CI industry and to eliminate financial barriers to arm tomorrow’s workforce with tech and business skills. CEDIA will begin accepting donations with the intent to award education grants in 2021 to up-and-coming home technology talent: high school graduates, community…

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Stampede Parent Exertis International Announces Key Management Appointments

Reflecting the evolution of its increasingly global business presence and expanding focus on North American growth through acquisition, Stampede parent Exertis International, has announced several key executive appointments that will help the company to achieve its long-term growth objectives across all of its business units. In announcing the appointment, Tim Griffin, DCC Technology and Exertis Group Managing Director, said “I…

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Savant is Set to Acquire GE Lighting

Smart home products maker Savant Systems, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase GE Lighting, a division of GE (NYSE: GE). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal will serve to combine Savant’s smart home know-how and pro-installer-channel distribution capabilities with the legacy of the GE Lighting brand, along with GE Lighting’s own expertise and retailer…

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Stampede Launches XtraCare Program to Meet Covid-19 Challenges

Extending the spirit of the CARES Act enacted last month by Congress, Stampede, the global leader of value added distribution, today announced the ProAV industry-specific Stampede XtraCare Program to provide employees with much-needed extra protection and resellers with business relief and facilitation tools, as well as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to enable them to complete projects in a safe and…

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Connected Design Kicks off Insider Talk Series with Austere’s Ghazarian and Brandsmart’s Bryan

Connected Design, partnering with MEPO, recently kicked off their Insider Talk series on Facebook Live, and Publisher MaryEllen Oswald, along with Dealerscope Publisher Tony Montleone, welcomed their guests, Deena Ghazarian, Austere founder and CEO, and Angus Bryan, VP of Merchandising at retail chain BrandsMart. Among the many topics the four discussed were business in the current COVID-19 climate, products that…

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