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Zappiti Appoints Industry Veteran Pete Baker’s The BIG Corp — Baker International Group — as North American Business Manager for the Zappiti Brand
Zappiti, an award-winning manufacturer of 4K media players, continues to strengthen its presence in the marketplace with the recent appointment of industry veteran Pete Baker’s The BIG Corp as North American Business Manager for the Zappiti brand. As a leading executive with more than three decades of industry knowledge, vast experience in sales and marketing, and a deep understanding of the needs of home systems integrators, Baker draws from his strong business-building skills and passion for smart home technologies to develop and nurture mutually beneficial partnerships with dealers and distributors throughout the country.
The HTA had its first dealer webinar last August in lieu of the planned in-person dealer event that was canceled due to the pandemic. “The feedback we received from both our certified integrators and supporting brands was extremely positive, with many asking for the HTA to create more leadership webinars. This led to two more in the last quarter of 2020, and our March 3rd, 2021 webinar “Pay Yourself What You’re Worth” was another hit,” says Josh Christian, CEO of HTA. “We are excited to help our members prosper with the topics we will consider this year. These are all topics of interest to our members and reflect the HTA’s push for integrators to work more cohesively with the architect, builder, and interior design trades.”
Houses of worship are no different from showrooms in terms of their AV production needs, according to Michael Brown-Cestero, president of Embassy Holdings, a design firm specializing in advanced live and virtual communications systems.
Large areas like sports stadiums require several strategically mounted speakers to deliver intelligible broadcasts and impactful music to every seat, Peyton explains, so he removed the three large, heavy, ill-performing speakers from the roof of the press box, replacing them with seven smaller yet more powerful AtlasIED speakers.
ARCC, a cloud-based wireless controller solution by Access Networks, provides integrators streamlined and fully customizable deployments, remote access and control of clients’ networking systems, and an opportunity to leverage recurring revenue.
AtlasIED Launches Tech for Safer Schools Microsite to Provide School Administrators with Educational Resources, Checklists, and Tips to Deploy More Effective Communications Systems
New AtlasIED microsite provides a wealth of information to help technology decision-makers understand and implement improved audio and communications solutions in K-12 educational settings.
“I’m excited and honored to take on the role of Vice President of Sales where I can use my talents to develop strong working relationships with new and existing dealers, increase sales, and explore new business opportunities,” says Jurow. “I understand that networking can be a complex system to configure and install for some integrators, and as part of Access Networks’ mission will strive to smooth out and simplify the process, leading success for our integrator partners.”
Home builders, architects, designers, integrators, and consumers will appreciate Wall-Smart’s new lineup of flush mounts that seamlessly & stylishly recess devices into walls and ceilings.
Designed to recess voice assistants, tablets, touchscreens, light switches, security cameras, networking gear, and other devices flush with wall and ceiling surfaces, Wall-Smart mounts deliver aesthetically-friendly smart home tech-concealment solutions.
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