Bill Ablondi

Adoption of Wireless and Powerline Controls

Factors Affecting Adoption Electronic control systems represent a new technological approach for performing familiar functions. Turning on a light with an electromechanical toggle switch is currently the most common method; pressing a button on a keychain fob to...

Home Controls: Trends and Opportunities

1.0 Home Controls: Trends and Opportunities To best understand the current state of the home controls market and how it is evolving, it should be assessed in the overall context of home systems – multiple systems in the home interacting with each other as needed....

Home Builders: Key Channel for CE

Builders occupy a unique position in the value chain of products and services from manufacturers and service providers to consumers. In many cases they have direct contact with buyers, but more often they build homes speculatively – even “custom” homes, which...

Dealers Revenue to Reach $5.7B

The Installing Dealer channel has grown dramatically over the years – witness the double-digit growth in attendance at trade shows such as CEDIA, EHExpo and NSCA and the recently established TechHome Division of CEA. However, trade show attendance or growth in...