Dallas – Edge Distributors Group reported its fifth annual
Consumer Electronics Expo (CEE) drew 550 dealers and 95 suppliers.
CEE, which was held May 30-31 in Frisco, Texas, was hosted
by Edge Distributors Group member Electronic
Lane, along with Electronic Lane Mobile,
Sunbelt Associates & Distributing and Southwest
Electronix, and co-sponsors ERA Marketing, Lesco Distributing, PCI,
Elite Marketing and McKinney Sales.
The event’s 95 CE suppliers included 44
residential product brands and 51 automotive audio/accessory brands and
According to Katye McGregor, manager of
the CEE 2009 and director of The Edge Group, attendance was very strong, citing
that decision makers and principal owners made up the bulk of the attendance,
with many attending the show both days to maximize their time spent with each
“I’m hopeful that together we are
laying groundwork for the re-growth of our industry, and am energized by the
fact that attendees and exhibitors alike reported that they left feeling
optimistic about the upcoming season,” added McGregor.
The residential product lines
represented were APX, Aspire RF (Cooper Wiring Devices), Boston Acoustics,
Chief Manufacturing, Current Audio, Chrysalis, Dali, Denon, DNP, Envive, Epson,
Esoteric, Ethereal, FatCat, Furman, GrandTech / Panphonics, ICMcorp, Innovolt,
Jamo, KEF, KTV, LG, Marantz, Nexus, NuVo Technologies, Parasound, Pantel,
Planet Waves, Severtson, Sherbourn, SIM2, Russound, Sanus Systems, Sonance,
TEAC, Triad Speakers, Tripp Lite, TruAudio, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne,
Xantech, Yamaha and Zektor.
Founded in 1999, Edge Distributors
Group consists of 15 independently owned regional distributors that primarily
serve the premium U.S. custom-installation
market and select retailers.