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January 2022 | Volume 30 | No. 1
CONTENTS
DEPARTMENTS
28
COVER STORY
State of the Industry: Unfinished Business
28 Integrators sustain 7.6% revenue growth in 2021 despite being unable to
complete 13% of their projects due to labor and product shortages.
by Jason Knott
36 STATE OF THE INDUSTRY:
VIEW POINTS
Top 5 Technology Opportunities
36 Ultra-Short-Throw Projection
Technologies Mature Video experts now enthusiastically
embrace these versatile solutions. By Robert Archer
38 Using Cybersecurity as a Differentiator The hacking
threat to the home will only grow. By CE Pro Editors
42 New Technologies Tackle Invisible Sound Latest
transducers, unique speakers generate enticing ways to
conceal audio. By Robert Archer
44 Virtual Reality Offers Exciting New Avenue Dealers
are in prime position to enter a market waiting for a
breakthrough beyond gaming. By Andrew Nichols
46 Energy Management Potential Comes into
Focus As consumers and builders demand increased
energy savings and reduced grid reliance, residential
tech pros are armed with more power and tools to
deliver. By Arlen Schweiger
48
Use Immersive Audio to
Compete in Gaming Market
Sonic enhancements can benefi t gamers and integrators
alike in exploding market sector. By Andrew Nichols
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EDITOR'S NOTE
4 Start preparing for
2030 now. By Jason
Knott
HDMI CORNER
26 Asia factory steps up
its testing. By DPL Labs
FIELD TEST
56 Sonos Beam Gen 2
soundbar.
By Robert Archer
8
8 NEAT-O!
N.C. dealer collaborates
with Auton on motorized
lift for big outdoor display.
10 INDUSTRY PULSE
Total Tech Summit highlights
Nebraska Furniture
Mart's Jim Lind Garners
CTA Honor Leviton
Names New CEO In-Person
InfoComm staged
16 WELLSCAPES
Spatial, Made Music Studio
Collaborate Ariz. Dealer
Upgrades Showroom
Delos, Hospitality Group
Debut Accreditation
18 AUDIO+VIDEO
Meridian Intros Flagship
Speaker Sonus faber
Acquires Woodworking
Factory Bowers & Wilkins
Adds Signature Speakers
Klipsch 75th Anniversary
Klipschorn Bluesound
Soundbar Upgrades Kaleidescape,
Stewart Deliver
Discount Sonos Updates
22 NETWORKING+
HOME CONTROL
Crestron Battery-Powered
Shades Lutron Next-Gen
Radio RA 3 Platinum
Tools Parent Purchases
Fiber Provider URC,
Allterco Integrate Products
DMF Dealer Website
New Hunter Douglas Fabrics
Q&A: Dan Feldstein,
Crestron Security Corner
52 CHANNEL
Fla. Integrator Maximizes
Modus VR Bluesalve
Brings Adds Mike Fidler
Snap One Opens Allnet
Branch TTS SPOTLIGHT
PEOPLE & PLACES
58 PRODUCTS
64 BY THE NUMBERS
Large-Format/Venue Video
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