Month: September 2017

Crestron, SONOS and SoundMachine Partner Up

SONOS and Crestron have teamed up with SoundMachine to legally stream music in commercial installations, such as restaurants, retail stores, and doctor’s offices, which provides recurring revenue for dealers. Thanks to this partner program, audio system installers, AV integrators, and contractors who work directly with Crestron will now be able to equip their customers with a full commercial music solution – covering all their needs while benefitting from the SoundMachine incentive program. Crestron partners can now join SoundMachine’s program directly from their webpage at this link, which is accessible from Crestron’s integrated partners section. This partnership initiative positions SoundMachine as the number one service for commercial installers to completely cover the needs of their customers, both at a service quality level and also from a legal perspective. SoundMachine has been available in Crestron through SONOS since 2015, covering more complex installations that require a control system to be properly managed. Our team has been trained to assist all Crestron dealers and help them address any issue they may encounter, maximizing their customers’ satisfaction. Additionally, partners receive …

The CEDIA Expo 2017 – San Diego, CA

Just last week, the CEDIA Expo was held in San Diego, California. CEDIA, which stands for Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, is an international trade association. Representing over 3,700 technology-market member companies, the CEDIA website states that they provide “development pathways that move [members] to the next level by providing education, community, resources and vision”. Year by year, the CEDIA Expo has become a meeting point for every big player and savvy startup in the home integration industry. SoundMachine was in attendance this year to get a grasp of all the new advances in this exciting field. There were numerous speakers, plenty of home theater-related products, and several overall trends that are worth mentioning: the connections between automation and voice recognition. Keys to Home Automation Home automation is no longer about automation itself, but about the relationship between the parts of the system. At SoundMachine, we have almost entirely conquered that milestone of making things work on their own. While automation can be improved in individual objects, this improvement does not leave adequate margin, …