Fueling the Hot Audio Market
October 16, 2012

CEDIA Expo provided audio suppliers with a stage to showcase highly featured components that mesh easily within home control ecosystems. Loudspeaker introductions were attuned to making TVs sound better, as was the case last year. Many of those speakers now included Bluetooth and AirPlay to give consumers easier access to audio stored on their mobile devices. Here are highlights:

Core Brands Unveils Sales, Training Structure
September 5, 2012

Core Brands, ahead of CEDIA Expo, announced Wednesday that its management structure will have eight individual brand managers, reporting to senior vice president of marketing Paul Starkey. In addition, the company will retain its four current U.S. sales rep networks. 

Nortek Launches "Core Brands" Group
August 27, 2012

Nortek Monday announced the formation of a new "Core Brands" group, which will bring together ten technology solutions brands under the company's umbrella.

SpeakerCraft to Show Protege Speaker at Line Shows
June 26, 2012

SpeakerCraft at CEA Line Shows this week will show its new Protege TV Speaker. The speaker, a small box that goes under the TV, is also equipped with Bluetooth capability, to enable wireless streaming.

AVC to Integrate Brands, Terry Leaving
May 24, 2012

The AVC Group Thursday announced a restructuring under which The AVC Group, SpeakerCraft, Proficient and Panamax/Furman brands "will align under one centralized division."

SpeakerCraft's Burkhardt Retires
May 22, 2012

SpeakerCraft announced Tuesday that Jeremy Burkhardt, its president, has retired from his duties with the company. Burkhardt is stepping down effective May 25, and Keith Marshall has been named interim president.