Crestron this week announced that it has hired ten new employees at its headquarters in Rockleigh, N.J. The hirings were announced in conjunction with Crestron's participation in the fifth annual AV Week along with InfoComm International.
The iPad not only changed the computing game, it also changed the accessories game.
Despite the devices self-contained design, the iPad accessory business has blossomed with highly styled cases, sleeves, shells, screen protectors, docks, wireless keyboards, finger pads/styli, chargers, speakers and docking stations. It has created new product subcategories: stands and cases with built-in stands that support typing emails and viewing movies and presentations.
But with the success comes some drawbacks: market saturation (cases), increased vendor competition, limted iPad distribution, and the frequent failure to expertly display, demo and sell the accessories.
This year's CEDIA Expo in Atlanta drew more than 20,700 attendees, which represented "modest growth" from last year's total. About 20 percent of the attendees were at CEDIA Expo for the first time, the organization reported. Expo also saw a 6% increase in exhibitors from 2009, to 453.
TV and projector manufacturers used CEDIA Expo to launch or showcase their latest 3DTVs and projectors. Make sure to go to the video section of Dealerscope.com for in-depth interviews with Sharp, Sony and JVC executives. Here are some highlights from the show: Sharp's Bob Scaglione, Kozo Takahashi and John Herrington get ready to don their…
Walk the halls of this year’s CEDIA Expo in Atlanta, and you’d swear that Apple is single-handedly sponsoring the event, given that just about every exhibitor is boasting avshiny new iPad doodad or app.
The CEDIA Electronics Lifestyles Awards annual dinner took place Saturday night at CEDIA Expo in Atlanta, with ten products winning Best New Product as part of the Manufacturers' Excellence Awards
Crestron has touted its iPhone/iPad interface as the best of its kind, with Apple in June naming it the top application in the industry. Now a similar product is headed beyond Apple- to Android.
Savant Systems LLC is suing Crestron Electronics, Inc., claiming Crestron has violated antitrust laws. Savant, which develops home automation solutions, filed a lawsuit against Crestron, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleging that the large supplier has violated antitrust laws including the Sherman and Clayton Acts, the Lanham Act, and state unfair competition laws.
Lawsuit claims Crestron threatened and financially penalized dealers for using Savant, and wrote 'outright lies' in its documents about the company.
The complaint charges Crestron with violations of antitrust laws, including the Sherman and Clayton Acts, as well as violations of the Lanham Act and state unfair competition laws.
Savant’s complaint alleges that Crestron has unlawfully sought to exclude Savant from the network of dealers who purchase programmable controllers for residential and commercial automation, particularly high-end home automation