Industry Must Lead With New Technologies
Over the years, there have been many innovations in power management products and solutions. Today—thanks to a taxed and unstable electrical grid and greater end-user awareness of the overall benefits of power management products—consumer demand for those solutions is at an all-time high.
There is no shortage of new power products that claim to deliver darker black levels, more realistic sound reproduction and heavier bass. It’s important to tune out all of that marketing noise and focus on what really matters to dealers and consumers: developing power management products that simplify the installation and maintenance of a home theater.
Our extensive research has found that today’s specialty retailers and installers are looking for two major things when it comes to power management products: IP connectivity and whole-house solutions.
Specialty dealers and installers embrace IP connectivity because it saves significant time and money by allowing them to go online to remotely monitor or adjust the settings of outlets on a power management device in a client’s home. If you have ever driven 45 minutes to a job site just to find that all that was needed was a simple reboot, you should know how powerful IP-based remote diagnostic tools are for your business. IP addressable products enable reboots, along with the option of setting up automatic “pings” that perform periodic diagnostic tests of connected gear and alert a dealer when action is necessary.