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CONTENTS

April 2021
Volume 29 ◆ No. 4
VIEWPOINTS
FROM THE EDITOR

4 Energy automation helps avert
real-world crisis. BY ARLEN SCHWEIGER

FIELD TEST

76 Vanco Beale Street Audio BPS-80 subwoofer.
BY ROBERT ARCHER

DEPARTMENTS
NEAT-O!

8 Circadian lighting project captures home's
natural and artificial light balance.

INDUSTRY PULSE

10 LG Conquers KBIS Design Bites ▲ CE Pro's
Brinks Drops 'Security' from Name ▲ Retailer
Fry's Shuts Down ▲ Dish to Sell & Install ADT
Products ▲ GHT Extends Reach in Florida ▲
CEDIA Welcomes Geitgey

WELLSCAPES

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COVER STORY

30 Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center in Southern California uses marketing
and instinctual ingenuity to master the elusive formula of combining CE retail with
custom installation. BY JASON KNOTT, COVER AND INSIDE PHOTOGRAPHY
BY RANDALL MICHELSON

FEATURES

24 KONKA Targets U.S. Smart Homes ▲ Savant

2021

: Where Is the Outdoor Market Heading?

56 In annual CE Pro Outdoor Technology Deep Dive, 47% of integrators report

TOPIC HERE

COVID-19 helped boost their outdoor tech installation business in 2020. The average number of installations stays at 10, with the median outdoor project price
point rising to $7,024. BY JASON KNOTT

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Conditioning, Remote Monitoring ▲ Sony VPLGTZ380 Continues Flagship Projection Heritage ▲
Metra Refreshes Name to MetraAV ▲ VP Tanner, Colquhoun Audio Buy Bryston ▲ GamberJohnson Acquires Premier Mounts ▲ Q&A: Zee
Hakimoglu, ClearOne

NETWORKING+HOME CONTROL

Quest for Quality Awards:
Rising to the Challenge

TOPIC HERE

AUDIO+VIDEO

18 Save Time, Money & Reputation with Power

CE Profile: Hybrid Hero

36 Manufacturers and distributors come through with
flying colors during the pandemic to meet the service
needs of integrators in 11th annual CE Pro Quest for
Quality Awards. BY CE PRO EDITORS

16 4 Digital CES 2021 Wellness Solutions
to Watch

Embraces WFH with Zoom Rooms Integration ▲
SECURITY CORNER: Is 2GIG's EDGE the Smartest
Security Panel?

CHANNEL

74 Sales of Home Networking Gear Rise 200%
▲ Azione Strikes Deal with Canadian Distributor
▲ DOW Changes to 'Technologies' New SnapAV
AllNet, Volutone Locations Open ▲ AudioControl
Honors Rep

BY THE NUMBERS

80 Whole-House Control Interfaces

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