A Letter from the President of CTPG
March 17, 2015 at 7:01 pm

"Good customer service starts with listening. It's key to getting to know your customers better, as well as better understanding their needs an getting to the core of their problems. 


A Correction
March 4, 2015

In the January issue of Dealerscope and the January/February issue of Technology Integrator, a paragraph about the 2015 CE Week in the Letter from the President published in both issues referenced, in error, the Consumer Electronics Association CEA ® Line Shows and a CEA ® state-of-the-industry analyst briefing as part of the CE Week mid-year conference and technology showcase. CEA ® is no longer associated with or affiliated with the production of CE Week, which in 2015 is being produced solely by NAPCO Media & MPA.

FCC Approves Net Neutrality; CEA Assails Vote
February 26, 2015

Nearly a decade into the debate about net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve a plan to regulate the Internet as a public utility. 

CEA to Honor Steve Case as Digital Patriot
February 24, 2015

The Consumer Electronics Association has announced that it will honor AOL cofounder Steve Case with a Digital Patriot award at its awards dinner in April.

Wearables: Wellness, Fitness & Accessibility Products at CES
February 18, 2015

Based on what we saw on the CES 2015 floor, the wellness and fitness category is on the verge of taking off in a big way. Some of these devices are ‘true’ wearables in that they attach onto a body in some way, like a smartwatch, fitness band, eyewear, or a growing array of health and fitness sensor-based devices packaged in a variety of form factors including clothes.  There are also other products that are at the edge of wearables, like various types of earphones and sensor-based basketballs and other equipment – and then there were also products that fall into the accessibility category. This related area, with a growing array of products, is also expected to become big business as baby boomers decide to age in their homes rather than being warehoused.

CEA Critical of Net Neutrality Proposal
February 6, 2015

The Consumer Electronics Association's president and CEO, Gary Shapiro, has issued a statement criticizing the recent action by the FCC to move towards regulating the Internet as a public utility.