There are many reasons dealers are so dependent on their distributor partners. Their knowledge, service and support are the backbone of dealers’ businesses all over the country. So, who better to ask than these distributors about what categories and brands are hot right now? From security to home audio, from the connected home to wireless accessories, distributors have it all.
Stephanie M. Adamow
In the consumer electronics industry, the word “innovation” bounces around quite often. We use it to describe new products, trends and professionals. Its overuse, however, should not detract from the power it holds behind it. True innovation is backed by business intelligence, passion and market savvy, which many have, but only few have mastered. When you think of CE retailer and integrator MODIA, the term mastery certainly applies. For this and more reasons, Dealerscope honors MODIA with a 2014 Retail Excellence Award.
It was the third annual Women in CE Forum held Tuesday, June 24, during CE Week in Manhattan. The energy was high, as is customary when powerful, female leaders gather around eager ears and untapped potential.
Kids these days. Our priorities, and clothes, differ drastically; and our “responsibilities” fall into varying categories. But there’s one thing people of all ages enjoy: entertainment. It may take a bit of education and diligence, but enticing the 20-something to shop with you for electronics need not be a hair-raising experience.
Staying ahead in the consumer electronics business means having one eye open at all times for the latest trends and business opportunities. There are several ways to do this, but one very important element is establishing a strong relationship with your distributor.
Philly Tech Week kicked off on April 20, featuring the first-ever Women in Tech Summit on Sat., April 21.
Vendors add octane to new lineup.
A Bluetooth hands-free system with a 3.2'' color screen, Parrot Asteroid CK installs on the vehicle's dashboard and comes with a wireless remote control. Connected to the Internet via a 3G key or a tethering phone connected by Bluetooth or USB, the unit accesses Internet services for geo-location, driving assistance
At CES 2012, Australian headphone company Audiofly debuted a lineup of products intended to be the "musician's headphones," bringing professional sound quality to consumers.
Parrot has unveiled the ZIK Parrot by Starck: Bluetooth touch-activated headset, designed by Philippe Starck.
A new online installer tool from Rockford Fosgate lets installers gauge how a subwoofer will sound in a specific car before embarking on the project. With the Rockford Amplified Tuning System (RATS), installers can look up a vehicle, pick a subwoofer, and let RATS do the rest.
Coinciding with CES 2012, Digital Experience highlighted a variety of featured-packed innovations at its rodeo-themed event in Las Vegas.
At CES 2012, Pioneer reaffirmed its commitment to deliver music and information to the in-vehicle experience. Although these have changed a lot, says Ted Cardenas, director of marketing, it is still all about accessing entertainment and information.
Before anyone saw the cool products that will grace the International CES showfloor, journalists were primed with the annual state of the industry by CEA's chief economist, Shawn DuBravac.
We saw lots of nice screens, TVs, projectors and more at CEDIA EXPO 2011. But all of these innovations are nothing without the lifts, mounts, furniture and power protection the following companies provide. Read on to find out more about BDI, Chief, Crimson, CWD, Future Automation, OmniMount, Peerless AV, Sanus and SurgeX
Deb Boelkes of Business Women Rising keynoted Women in CE's third annual breakfast reception at CEDIA EXPO 2011.