Potential Money Maker for Dealers
79% of potential smart home device owners found the cost of purchase, set-up, and maintenance to be a too much of a turn off to buy. Interestingly, nearly half of potential buyers would like to buy devices from the same dealer that installs them.
Caster Communications Just Gained a New Account Manager
After 10 years at Paradigm as their Marketing and Communications Manager, Erin Phillips has moved on to Caster Communications.
Screen Innovations has ditched the distractions and installation hassles by creating what it calls “the world’s first non-masking, masking system screen.” The Transformer screen is able to shift shape by employing patent-pending telescoping screen technology. This means that it is able to transform its frame size to fit a certain aspect ratio rather than covering the screen surface with material to do so.
Jerry Bruckheimer (producer of Top Gun, Pearl Harbor, and Pirates of the Caribbean among many others) just installed a home theater with DSI Luxury Technology of Los Angeles, CA.
Julie Jacobson, of CE Pro, had a field day with her Dish installer.
We need more fun stories like this.
Pure Storage Releases Flashblade
Pure Storage released an all-flash storage system today called Flashblade. According to Signoretti, Flashblade is “highly scalable, for files and objects, aimed at serving less latency-sensitive workloads, but still with a lot of IOPS and throughput and the promise of a price tag under $1/GB.”
George Tucker, Co-Founder of AV Nation, dropped this on his Facebook wall.
CEDIA Revamps Training and Curriculum Guide
“The Training and Curriculum Guide for 2016 has been revamped to ensure it provides the industry with all the necessary information to develop an education plan” says Simon Buddle, CEDIA Director of Education. “Over the last year, we have been developing new courses to strengthen our education offering, and this is reflected in the new guide, as there really is a course for everyone. We are also extremely proud of the steps we have taken with City & Guilds.”