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Dealers Follow iPad Gold Rush
April 6, 2011

How dealers and custom integrators capitalize on the iPad market depends on their business model. Many larger retailers who don’t sell the device offer dozens of high-margin accessories that almost sell themselves. Integrators and specialty dealers who have signed on to the phenomenon, though, rely on other profit avenues that stem from the iPad. In other words, there’s something for everyone who rides on the iPad gravy train in the way of sales, profit and customer traffic.

iPads provide integrators and specialty dealers a means to piggyback on its simplicity, ubiquity and familiar interface. For some, it has led to the retail sale of accessories. For others who feared it would cannibalize sales of multi-thousand-dollar touch screens, it has opened up opportunities for step-up and multiple sales of the products that the iPad can control. And it has even smoothed the sales path to those much-pricier touchscreens.

Feeding the iPad Frenzy
April 1, 2011

How dealers and custom integrators capitalize on the iPad market depends on their business model. Many larger retailers who don’t sell the device offer dozens of high-margin accessories that almost sell themselves. Integrators and specialty dealers who have signed on to the phenomenon, though, rely on other profit avenues that stem from the iPad. In other words, there’s something for everyone who rides on the iPad gravy train in the way of sales, profit and customer traffic.

iPads provide integrators and specialty dealers a means to piggyback on its simplicity, ubiquity and familiar interface. For some, it has led to the retail sale of accessories. For others who feared it would cannibalize sales of multi-thousand-dollar touch screens, it has opened up opportunities for step-up and multiple sales of the products that the iPad can control. And it has even smoothed the sales path to those much-pricier touchscreens.

Mark of Excellence Awards Presented
March 21, 2011

The Consumer Electronics Association over the weekend named the winners of its 2011 Mark of Excellence Awards. The awards, presented by CEA's TechHome Division, were handed out at the EH Expo in Orlando.

Mark of Excellence Finalists Announced
February 28, 2011

CEA's TechHome Division Monday announced the finalists for this year's Mark of Excellence Awards. Crestron led the way with nine nominations.

ihiji Secures Funding
February 4, 2011

ihiji announced that last week that it has secured new financing, which it plans to use for further research and development.

New Touchpanel From Crestron
January 26, 2011

Crestron Tuesday announced that its newest touchpanel, the TPMC-9, has begun shipping. The 9-inch widescreen display sports both widgets and high-definition streaming video for IP/Web security cameras.

Monster Poised For Global Success
January 7, 2011

In keeping with the Monster Cable mantra of, “always lead and never follow”, Noel Lee kicked off an impressive press conference that highlighted a year of innovation and and exciting new products.

ihiji Names Reps, Partnerships
November 17, 2010

ihiji this week announced the appointment of three sales representative organizations which will handle the company's cloud-based remote in-home electronic systems monitoring product, Invision.