By Lisa Johnston
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CEDIA has released key findings from its 2013 Benchmarking Surveys, which evaluate the performance and the state of home technology professional companies for calendar year 2012 and reports on 2013 expectations.
Results find home technology professional companies are continuing to experience moderate growth, focusing on operational efficiencies (historically one of the largest prohibitors of profitability) again, and ready to bring in additional staff to accommodate a growing workload.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has released a new report, “Ultra High-Definition: State of the Industry,” which provides a snapshot of the emerging Ultra High-Definition market, with overviews of key industry segments including content development, production and delivery, as well as overall product status.
Ultra HD is the next generation of display technology for the home, with more than 8 million pixels of resolution, four times the resolution of today’s HDTVs.
Arlington, Va. - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is sponsoring the new “Trolling Effects” website to fight against patent trolls.
The website allows patent troll demand letter recipients to post the documents online, find letters received by others, and research exactly who is really behind these threats, CEA said.
Phoenix — ProSource, the merchandising group for independent CE specialty retailers, custom installers and system integrators, held its annual Power Dealer Meeting here last week.
The event brought together the group’s largest integrators and select vendors for three days of education, idea exchange, networking and entertainment.
Both newcomers and veteran attendees lauded the gathering, which included members of ProSource’s two sister groups: Home Entertainment Source (HES) and the Progressive Retailers Organization (PRO Group).
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released research Tuesday showing just 7 percent of American TV households rely solely on an antenna to receive their television programming.
The trade association said the findings of the “U.S. Household Television Usage Update” study are consistent with CEA’s 2010 research, which found 8 percent of TV households reported using an antenna only for television programming.
Arlington, VA - The CEA Foundation, a charitable foundation affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), announced its support of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) with a grant towards a study of small visual displays.
This study will build on previous AFB work to assist the consumer electronics industry in improving the accessibility of mobile communications technology for people with vision loss.
Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ranks first in use of social media among Washington-based trade associations, according to a recently released APCO Worldwide study.
The TradeMarks Study named CEA as one of nine high-performing associations based on 15 characteristics of public policy effectiveness. The rankings were based on a survey of 450 Washington policy leaders.
Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) in its semi-annual The U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts (July 2013) projects that industry sales will reach $202.6 billion this year, stable compared to 2012 sales, with 0.2 percent growth, 3 points lower than previously projected by CEA in January.
Looking ahead to 2014, industry sales growth is forecasted to grow by 4.5 percent, with industry revenues reaching $211.7 billion.
Arlington, Va. — Consumer confidence in the overall economy improved slightly, while sentiment towards technology spending remained flat in July, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
The CEA Index of Consumer Expectations (ICE), which measures consumer expectations about the broader economy, increased 2.3 points in July to reach 167.8. The ICE remains 5.1 points lower than in July 2012.