President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has granted fully vaccinated Americans the ability to visit the European Union this summer.
In September, IFA Berlin plans the first, full-scale, “real-life” consumer electronics and home appliance show.
Connected Design recently chatted with Kerrie Kelly, FASID, NKBA, CAPS. With more than 25 years experience, Kelly is the creative director for Kerrie Kelly Design Lab; an award-winning California interior designer, author and contributor; product designer and multi-media consultant for the interior design market.
SnapAV has acquired HCA Distributing in Denver and Salt Lake City. Immediately following the acquisition, Volutone expanded the Salt Lake City location by moving operations to a 10,000-square-foot store that is more than double the size of the original.
Ring is further cementing its position into the custom install industry. Manufacturer and distributor SnapAV is now carrying Ring’s pro-focused “X Line.” Additionally, Blackwire, residential and commercial distributor to the custom installation industry, has introduced the Ring Events Driver for Elan home automation systems, which is an addition to their existing drivers for Control4 and URC systems.
CEDIA, long known for its strength in training the residential integration industry, and Nationwide Marketing Group, reportedly the largest buying group in the industry, which provides marketing and business support for retailers, are joining together. This partnership will provide Home Technology Specialists Nationwide (HTSN) dealers access to a well-rounded education platform.
DMF Lighting, modular downlighting manufacturer for the custom home integration channel, has opened its 2021 DMF Design Awards. Submissions will be accepted through April 17. The grand prize winner will be awarded $5,000 cash. Four runners-up will earn DMF products worth $1,000. The entry categories include: Best Residential Application; Best Commercial Application; Best Installation Incorporating DCC Cylinder; Best Use of DMF Lighting for Accent or Task Lighting Application; and Best Use of Multiple DMF Lighting Products.
The company has also welcomed Chris Carboni, formerly of CET & Associates, as Sales Manager, Residential Systems, Central.
Positioned as an industry-wide fundraiser, the Access Networks’ Nike Kicks for Kids Shoe Drive invites fellow vendors, integrators, and friends to contribute from Nov. 2 until the end of the year; Access Networks will match each pair of shoes donated.
Distributor network Catalyst AV has announced that it has added LM Electronics, Fort Worth, Texas, to its membership roster.
NuTech Group, the Pennsylvania-based Mid-Atlantic manufacturers’ representatives for premium A/V manufacturers and custom installers in residential and light commercial applications, announces the addition of Vijita U.G. as Dealer Support and Marketing Coordinator.