twice connect

Independent A/V Installers: Past, Present And Future

1/06/2005 02:00:00 AM Eastern

For all its growth, the custom-install business is fraught with challenges for independent installers.

Independents have been hammered by competition from sometimes-undercapitalized start-ups, from lighting and security installers who have encroached onto custom-A/V territory, and large A/V and CE chains that have begun to encroach on their territory. If that wasn't enough, new technologies, including Internet-protocol based music and video distribution, could force a departure from comfortable tried-and-true methods of installation.

TWICE assembled a panel of key industry players to discuss independent installers' current status in the market and how installers must evolve to retain their footing. Questions were e-mailed to the respondents, who offered these replies:

Nationwide PrimeTime 2014

Scenes from Nationwide PrimeTime buy fair held in

ProSource Meeting Filled With Optimism

San Antonio — Optimism reigned at ProSource’s

Ingram Draws 500 To Spring Vendor Expo

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro Consumer

CEA Holds ’14 Digital Patriots Dinner

Washington — CEA held its annual Digital Patriots’

8 Technology Accessories For a Greener Earth

An Earth Day review of Earth-friendly products, by

BrandSource Shows Diverse Product Selection

BrandSource’s Summit show at the Marriott World

Scenes From Toy Fair

By Lisa Johnston