October 27, 2021
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Win a Kaleidescape System. Really.
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By John Sciacca What if I told you that you could win a Kaleidescape system of your own? Not for your dealership, but for yourself and your home. (Well, I guess you could donate it to your dealership; that’s really up to you. I’m just not that altruistic…) And what if I told you that all you have to do to get entered to win is take about 2.5 hours of training — training that will also help you sell luxury products and systems, not just Kaleidescape.
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Luxury Smart Shades Bring New Revenue
Tampa-based integration firm Hive has a leg up in the luxury home market, leveraging Hunter Douglas PowerView window treatments to complement design, seamlessly integrate into the overall home system, and increase profits. Read more.
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The subwoofer is available individually or packaged with four 4-inch satellite speakers.
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More than 20 popular Crestron products have been added to the Modus VR product library.
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New Bluetooth adapter means less cables, greater audio connectivity freedom, and more stable operation.
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Has responsibility for the Security, Control, Power/AV, and Health & Wellness Business Lines in the Central U.S. Region.
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Will enable local stock of TAD Professional audio products, speaker components, and replacement parts for improved delivery in the U.S. and Canada.
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Come home to smart style with Draper@Home!
Draper@Home motorized window shades are powered by Somfy to provide comfort, environmental and light control and protect precious décor from fading. Indoor and outdoor shades integrate into the smart home of tomorrow through Somfy TaHoma® for voice, app, and third party control. Learn more.
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Best of Show Program Guide for CEDIA Expo 2021
We are pleased to honor exceptional products that were exhibited (or intended to be exhibited) at CEDIA Expo 2021. This digital Program Guide features all of the nominees in the 2021 awards program, and highlights the winners.
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The Integration Guide to Distributed Audio
New product entries into the distributed audio category have energized AV in the smart home. In this supplement, we look at some of the latest technology and how dealers can use it to enhance their clients’ homes no matter how they like to listen.
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Read All 4 Editions of the CEDIA Expo 2021 Show Daily
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