Prosource Wholesale Ranked Among Top Franchises

ProSource Wholesale has been recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, the world’s most comprehensive franchise ranking. The 43rd annual Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry and ranks ProSource Wholesale as #194 among all franchise systems for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and…

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KYOCERA SLD Laser Achieves World Record LiFi Communications

KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc., a world leader in commercialization of laser light sources, has announced the achievement of the world’s fastest LiFi system that delivers greater than 90 gigabit per second (90 Gbps), 100 times faster data rate than 5G. The company will demonstrate its award winning DataLight innovation for automotive and consumer applications at the Consumer Electronics Show January 5 – 7, 2022.…

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Z-Wave Alliance Releases 2022 State of the Ecosystem Report

The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave technology, has released its third-annual Z-Wave State of the Ecosystem Report. The newly available report – fielded in cooperation with Interpret – offers a mix of syndicated data to create a baseline of the overall smart home market landscape, as well as data collected from…

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What’s Next for Sustainability in Home Building

New homes are being built every day with new technologies and new initiatives to cut down on waste and promote environmentalism. Connected Design spoke with Dan Bridleman, senior vice president of sustainability, technology, and strategic sourcing at KB Home, one of the nation’s largest home builders, to find out what’s next for this market. Are consumers showing more interest in sustainable homes?…

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Modus VR Unveils Modus Match Partner Program

15+ Major Companies Onboard at Launch Including Crestron, Lenovo, Salamander and Logitech Modus VR, recognized leader in the practical application of advanced Virtual Reality software for technology integrators, designers and architects, today announced the Modus Match Partner Program that facilitates and expedites the addition of leading partners’ products into Modus VR software and projects. At the time of launch, 19…

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Exertis Acquires Almo Corporation in DCC Technology’s Biggest Transaction Ever

DCC Technology, which trades as Exertis and is one of the world’s leading technology distribution and services businesses, has announced its acquisition of Almo Corporation in North America. The acquisition is the biggest yet in the history of parent company DCC plc. In an interview with Connected Design, Warren Chaiken, Almo Corporation president & CEO, explained that the move also works…

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Cleer Audio, an industry-leading headphone and smart speaker manufacturer, is honored to announce it has been awarded two 2022 CES Innovations Honoree Awards for their new ALPHA, Intelligent Adaptive Active Noise Cancelling (A-ANC) Bluetooth Headphones, and GOAL II, Active True Wireless Earbuds models.  The ALPHA wireless intelligent noise-cancelling headphone revolutionizes music pleasure with Dirac VirtuoTM Spatial Audio Immersive Sound, and industry-leading Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation. With Cleer’s patented…

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