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How They Did It: Retrofit Masterpiece

CEDIA
Mar 17, 2015

IH L1 Silver 2014 Media RoomThis client requested a comprehensive system that would streamline control of the home’s many subsystems.

FX Pros integrated a total of 67 controlled devices across 5,000 square feet and nine acres in this award-winning installation.

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Wireless Audio is Here: Are you Prepared?

Andrea Miller
Mar 16, 2015

Wireless audio is here and consumers are quickly making the switch to start using wireless audio systems in their homes. CEA reports that “one in ten consumers own a wireless Multi-Room Audio product, but nearly half of non-owners (44 percent) indicate interest in owning one.”
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Are You On the Bubble?

CEDIA
Mar 16, 2015

March Madness is here and as of this past weekend, many bubble teams are either breathing a sigh of relief as they head into the big dance or begrudgingly lacing up for the NIT (National Invitation Tournament).

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3 Steps to a Great Facebook Advertising System

CEDIA
Mar 09, 2015

facebook advertisingAdvertising with Facebook is a great way to reach out, but you have to spend time thinking of the right strategy before creating advertisements.

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If It Ain’t Broke…

Olivia Sellke
Mar 09, 2015

There is a well-known idiom that cautions against messing with something that is working: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

But just because something is working does not mean there is not room for perfecting and developing.

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How They Did It: Entertainer’s Paradise

CEDIA
Mar 02, 2015

HT L2 Bronze 2014 ScreenThe objective for this home theater was to create a room to entertain friends and family while reflecting the overall architecture of the home. Audio Input delivered a room that provided a true cinematic experience without contrasting with the rest of the house.

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New CEDIA Workshop Series Coming to West Coast

CEDIA
Mar 02, 2015

CEDIA ClassroomThanks to a new partnership with Powerhouse Alliance, CEDIA will offer a series of networking training workshops at west-coast locations throughout 2015.

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The One Cure to Your Business Woes

CEDIA
Mar 02, 2015

Habitual night owls are all too familiar with late night lullabies of promises and guarantees. Guarantees we all take with a grain of salt. We all know losing weight takes time and hard work. The fountain of youth? That one has yet to be found. However, what if there was one solution to your business challenges?

(But wait, there’s more…)
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Learn From the Best: Anthony Grimani to Instruct March Boot Camp

CEDIA
Feb 23, 2015

Anthony GrimaniOne of the most-recognized names in home theater design, Anthony Grimani, will instruct at CEDIA’s Home Theater Boot Camp March 12-14.

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5 Actions for Defusing Angry Customers

CEDIA
Feb 23, 2015

customer service gaugeWhen your customer service processes are put to the test, you see what they’re really made of. Learn how to keep a level head when a customer interaction goes south, and take the opportunity to turn the experience around.

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How They Did It: The Ferrari of Home Theaters

CEDIA
Feb 23, 2015

HT L5 Silver 2014 TheaterAs this homeowner embarked on the design of their new 22,000-sq.-ft. home, they not only set aside space for a 15-seat home theater, they asked the architect to design the rest of the home around it.

The result was a Ferrari-inspired home theater by Future Home that gives viewers the thrill of a high-octane ride.

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Registration Now Open for CEDIA’s Inaugural Business Xchange

CEDIA
Feb 16, 2015

CEDIA’s Business Xchange will bring essential business content for home tech pros to Houston April 29 – May 1. Designed exclusively for company owners and senior management in the CEDIA channel, this first-of-its-kind event will offer solutions to your biggest business challenges in a cooperative environment of your peers.

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How They Did It: Mid-Century to 21st Century

CEDIA
Feb 16, 2015

IH L2 Bronze 2014 Media RoomThe client wanted a simple, intuitive system that would give him control of his entire house. San Antonio Digital Homes designed and installed a powerful system in a way that preserved the home’s mid-century modern, minimalist appeal. Their work earned them the Level II Bronze Technical Design award for Integrated Home in CEDIA’s 2014 Electronic Lifestyles® Awards competition.

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Strengthen Your Cash Flow With Better Invoicing Practices

CEDIA
Feb 16, 2015

invoicingYou may not put much thought into your invoicing practices other than making sure an accurate bill is eventually sent to a client.

But by contemplating your invoicing practices further, you can improve the cash flow of your business. Strong invoicing and collection practices mean your business gets money sooner and holds onto it longer.

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4 Steps for Hiring the Best Employees

CEDIA
Feb 16, 2015

Hiring TipsHiring the right employee will save you a lot of hassle down the road. There are several ways to do a better job of hiring, and all of them involve giving the applicant a chance to reveal their real personality.

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How They Did It: Integration on a Large Scale

CEDIA
Feb 09, 2015

IH L5 Silver 2014 Living RoomThese clients wanted distributed AV, a theater room, lighting and shade control, and integration of all subsystems as well as a large backup generator.

Station Earth executed this large-scale project without a hitch, all while paying close attention to the minute cosmetic details that put the polish on the final integration.

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February 19 Emerging Trends Webinar: Connected Luminaires

CEDIA
Feb 09, 2015

LEDAfter more than 100 years of the same-old incandescent bulbs, new network-connected light sources are presenting new opportunities – and challenges – in the home tech market. What do integrators need to know to capitalize on this trend?

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CEDIA Research Report Details Size & Scope of Residential Market

CEDIA
Feb 09, 2015

size and scopeYou know the tale of the blind men trying to describe the elephant? Each one can describe what he perceives – a tusk, a foot – but none of them can quite get the whole picture of what’s in front of them.

Working in the home tech industry can be a bit like that. It’s challenging to understand or describe the full picture of the industry or the market when your perspective is mostly focused on your corner of the world - your day-to-day work.

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Marketing Basics for Home Tech Professionals

CEDIA
Feb 09, 2015

Marketing and brandingThe best way to gain new customers for your home technology businesses is to create a strong and cost-efficient marketing plan. This means you have to put as much thought and effort into your marketing as you do the superior services you provide your clients.

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How They Did It: Luxury Getaway

CEDIA
Feb 02, 2015

IH L1 Gold 2014 Great RoomThis home, which serves as both a vacation getaway and luxury rental property, called for video distribution throughout as well as audio distribution, lighting control, HVAC, and pool control. Ontario-based Pure Custom Integrations overcame the challenges of managing a project more than a thousand miles away to deliver this award-winning integration.


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