High-end custom integrator Todd Anthony Puma talks about the challenges and opportunities of servicing the New York luxury market. After working amid the hustle and bustle of New York for as many as 20 high-profile clients a year on projects ranging from about $250,000 to $600,000, Todd Anthony Puma, president of The Source Home Theater, knows this all too well. He says working in the five boroughs comes with unique challenges but he embraces those as opportunities for growth.
AVNation brings together manufacturers and leaders for networking and education together on April 7 and 8.
Three veteran integrators found moving from traditional Crestron systems to Crestron Home OS 3 to be a breeze and significantly improved the simplicity of running their businesses.
This industry has gone back and forth on the value and benefit of having a dedicated showroom for ages. It used to be that you had to have a showroom to allow clients to hear different speakers, see the TV in person, and experience the awe of the home theater. Then e-commerce happened and the […]
It happened again last week as I was meeting with a client to go over the usage of his new system in a just-completed apartment renovation. And it happens on at least 50 percent of our projects — more likely 75 percent+ (I just haven’t tracked it) — at some point near the end of […]
Just like most of you, we are constantly re-evaluating the products we sell and support. We’ll go for a long time with a solution and then things change either with the product, the company, or with our product mix and clientele. Just the other day, I was on the phone with my friend Mark Feinberg, […]
Looks like this is the week of talking about client referrals and rewards. I had come up with my blog idea over the holidays and then was so surprised to see that our good friend Henry Clifford had a very similar idea last Thursday! The great news is that I think our pieces go hand in […]
Usually the hook on installing in-wall loudspeakers is that they are hardly noticeable, unobtrusive and interior design-friendly because of their ability to blend in so well with the surrounding wall.
2016 was undoubtedly a big year for all things voice command, the star of the show being Amazon Alexa, which is now compatible with a plethora of home automation devices, many of which launched at CEDIA 2016. In fact, with Alexa voice activation integration announcements being announced left, right and centre, Amazon became one of the show’s main talking points.
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