San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Petaluma, Calif. — Core Brands, a division of the Nortek technology solutions segment, announced the implementation of a focused management structure comprised of eight individual brand managers.
The brand management team will report directly to Paul Starkey, Core Brands marketing senior VP. The brands that make up Core Brands include Aton, BlueBolt, Elan, Furman, Niles, Panamax, Proficient, SpeakerCraft, Sunfire and Xantech.
Belmont, Calif. — Grom Audio said it has launched a new web-based ordering system for its dealers.
The Dealer Ordering System, also known as Grom-DOS, is designed to make it easier for company retailers and resellers to access the online catalog and place a new order.
Dealers can also purchase products at the wholesale pricing, track orders, receive shipping updates and request return authorization.
Armonk, N.Y. – Autonomic, the supplier of multi-room media servers, will go to the CEDIA Expo with its first multi-room amplifiers/matrix-audio switchers and its first in-wall keypad controller to target consumers seeking basic multi-room-audio installs, the company said.
Stamford, Conn. – Harman International is rolling out a dozen new Harman Kardon and JBL home audio products, including HK’s first A/V receiver with Apple AirPlay, new opening price points on HK AVRs, and an expanded selection of JBL active soundbars and iPad-docking speaker systems.
All ship in October along with a new series of Infinity Kappa car speakers.
Melville, N.Y. - ADI invites dealers to visit booth 4624 during CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis next week learn about the latest technology and discover new opportunities to grow in the custom electronics market.
Visitors will also have a chance to participate in the ADI Skills Challenge competition, attend a special customer appreciation event and enter for a chance to win two Chevy Camaros.
Berlin – Nokia and Harman will develop a co-branded Nokia/JBL line of audio products, the companies announced here at the IFA consumer electronics show.
In the U.S., the products would be sold exclusively through carrier stores, a Harman spokeperson told TWICE.
Atlanta – Funai Electric entered into a distribution agreement with Royal Philips Electronics to take over sales and marketing of Philips home audio, accessories, and portable audio and video in the United States and Canada.
On September 1, Steren Electronics International, a San Diego-based manufacturer of voice, video, and data electronic solutions, is launching Sequence by Steren, its first product line designed specifically for the custom install industry.
New York – Startup luxury brand AudioXperts revealed more details about its positioning and marketing strategy yesterday at a press conference where founder Eli Harary called the luxury market for home audio products “vastly underserved.”
Harary, a 40-year audio-industry veteran, described the selection of home audio products for luxury consumers as “very limited,” and said most of the available products “pay little to no attention to design or simplicity of operation.”