Home Technology Specialists of America Expands National Reach with New Members, Additional Locations

National buying group adds ACT Technologies and Sound Xperience, further growing its network of home technology pros.

Barrington, IL - October 10, 2014 - The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) are pleased to welcome new members, ACT Technologies and Sound Xperience. With a commitment to delivering an unparalleled experience to clients, both companies boast a wealth of experience in designing and installing scalable electronics systems including: audio/video and home theater, lighting control, security, IT as well as a broad range of home automation solutions.


Built from an elite team of experts, focused on networking, A/V, automation and control systems, is the Nashville, Tennessee-based, ACT Technologies. ACT Technologies is the latest division created by ACT Security, a leader in concierge-level security, surveillance and fire safety solutions, and was designed to help magnify the offerings of its parent company, while better serving the custom technology needs of the residential and commercial markets. With a rich history in security and surveillance verticals as well as the unique technical expertise granted by former Apple employees, ACT Technologies utilizes its extensive knowledge to bring clients the most sought-after automation features and functionality including secure, remote access to their homes and businesses. Enabling customers with the ability to view security cameras from their phones or control their lights, shades and climate from anywhere in the world is just the start for ACT Technologies; the team of home tech pros handles it all from advanced Wi-Fi networks to whole-house audio, integrating streaming services and more.

"For us it's more than just installing product; it's about customer empowerment." Said Matt Grant, Director of Technologies for ACT Technologies. "From helping our clients get more out of their iPhones and iPads to designing some of the most complex and technically sound home theater and automation systems, ACT Technologies has become a trusted resource for guiding individuals through today's high-tech maze."

Joining the HTSA family alongside ACT Technologies, is the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Sound Xperience. Lead by longtime industry vet, Paul Sandquist, Sound Xperience provides the region with a skilled resource for premium A/V systems. Complete with the finest installers and systems designers, the team delivers affordable home technology solutions combined with the friendly, personable service one can only get with an independently owned A/V company. Sound Xperience covers the gamut, offering best in class home theater installation, surround sound and whole-home audio solutions, outdoor entertainment systems, networking, smart home control, automated lighting, shades and more. With a team whose experience extends over 25+ years in the A/V industry, Sound Xperience brings an intense passion and appreciation for all things high-tech.

"We believe that you don't have to spend big to go big," said Paul Sandquist, owner of Sound Xperience. "We pride ourselves on providing customers with truly premium audio, video and home automation solutions, available at any budget. With longstanding manufacturer relationships, a keen eye for design and detail as well as top-shelf customer service, Sound Xperience is turning home tech dreams into a reality."

Forging a bond within the HTSA network, both ACT Technologies and Sound Xperience are intimately aligned with a variety of core HTSA Vendors including Sony, Savant, Control4 and Bowers & Wilkins, among others.

"Connected home, smart home, 'Internet of Things' - these phrases are here to stay. The benefits and convenience of a fully-integrated space are what today's consumers crave, making it critical that we align ourselves with the professionals who excel in the CE space," said Bob Hana, Managing Director of HTSA. "We are thrilled to join forces with ACT Technologies and Sound Xperience, both have a proven track record for success, including a multitude of experience selling and servicing technologies that matter most; from IT and security to multi-room A/V and control systems. We welcome their fresh perspectives, ideas and contributions to organization-wide initiatives; their enthusiasm will be a valued addition to our network.

In addition to the new members, HTSA is excited to announce that Electronic Integration of Colorado is extending its reach to serve the technology needs of the greater Minneapolis region. Roger Koehler, president of EIC, has launched a strategic partnership withAlex Lelchuk ofLelch AV, transforming their St. Louis Park, MN venue into EIC's second business location. Operating as Lelch AV, Koehler, Lelchuk and the integration team will bring specialized knowledge and experience designing custom engineered home theater and whole home automation systems to a new market of consumers.

To learn more about ACT Technologies, please visit www.acttech.net.

To learn more about Sound Xperience, please visit www.soundxperience.com.

To learn more about Electronic Integration of Colorado, please visit www.eiexperts.com.

To learn more about The Home Technology Specialists of America and member benefits, please visit www.htsa.com.

About Home Technology Specialists of America

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is a national association of specialty retailers and custom integrators, who design, specify and install premier residential and commercial electronic systems. Ranging from home automation and media rooms to lighting control systems and multi-room audio, today's digital living environments demand a specialist who helps connect the products in the home, at work or on the go, simply and correctly, while maximizing their performance. Join the conversation on Twitter or becoming a fan on Facebook.

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