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CEDIA Helps With Market Certifications

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CEDIA presents a set of tools to help installers market their certifications to both homeowners and fellow professionals, including logos for all certification levels.

CEDIA CertifiedIn fact, part of the tool kit CEDIA has emailed to all certified professionals is a new set of CEDIA Certification logos covering all levels-- CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified (ESC), CEDIA Certified Technician (ESC-T), CEDIA Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N), and CEDIA Certified Designer (ESC-D).

Another component of the tool kit is access to digital badges through BadgeCert. The program allows installers to add digital certification badges to email signatures, LinkedIn accounts, websites and other social media platforms. Clicking the digital badge allows customers to verify the current status and expiration date of an individual certification, and check what knowledge and skills it represents.

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How to Sell More B2B-- via Amazon Business...

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Amazon Business will run a workshop at IFA Global Markets, Station Berlin, Sept. 3-6th.

Amazon BusinessNow sellers can expand their B2B sales via Amazon Business and benefit from new features that tailor offers to the needs of business customers--offers like business-specific pricing, quantity discounts and exclusive business offers.

The free workshop (registration required, limited to 40 at a time) will show you how to get new business customers using Amazon Business-- and how to tailor your business offers and increase your sales conversion.

Amazon Business wants you to benefit from higher visibility of your business offers and from lower fees on high volume transactions.

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Savant Buys Artison

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Savant acquires further audio capability as it buys Artison, a maker of whole-home audio and home theatre solutions. The financial details of the deal are not available.

Savant ArtisonAs the announcement press release puts it, the acquisition provides Savant with "key" Artison patents, as well as audio engineering expertise for the development of "future innovative entertainment technologies." Founded in 2003 by engineer Cary Christie, Artison holds a number of patents related to advanced speaker technologies.

The Artison product offering features specialty loudspeakers with customisable grilles, including soundbars, subwoofers and surrounds. It also plans to release a "unique" compact multi-channel amplifier technology later this year.

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ATI Buys Datasat

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AV and home cinema amplification product maker Amplifier Technologies Inc (ATI) buys into cinema with Datasat Digital Entertainment, manufacturer of digital audio processors for the home and pro-cinema markets.

DatasatFinancial details of the sale are not available.

The deal gives ATI a stepping stone in the pro cinema world, since Datasat has over 20 years of experience in the market. The purchase also gives ATI a boost in the home market, thanks to Datasat's reputation in new 3D audio codecs.

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ISE Cooperates With VR Days

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ISE organiser Integrated Systems Events announces an official cooperation with VR Days Europe, the "unique celebration of Virtual and Augmented content, creativity and production."

VR DaysVR Days Europe takes place in 5 different venues across the city of Amsterdam. Now in its 3rd year, the event comprises a range of keynotes, sessions, workshops and seminars all centered around the technology in the title, virtual reality. The 2017 edition takes place on 25-27 October, with a one-day conference at the prestigious DeLaMar Theatre, the Experts Tracks look at vertical markets, the VRackathan (where experts tackle challenges set by companies and organisations), a CineMart featuring a jury of VR film and technology leaders and a Church of VR showcase of finest VR content.

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Samsung's Harman Buys Arcam

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Famous British hifi maker Arcam finds a buyer-- Harman International Industries, the owner of audio brands including AKG, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levison.

Arcam demoFinancial details of the deal are not available. Breaking the news is an email to customers from Arcam director of sales and marketing Scott Campbell.

"Arcam and Harman share a like-minded passion for bringing the highest quality sound into people's lives," the email reads. "Harman recognises the value and potential of Arcam’s people, technologies, and brands, and we expect the combination will deliver growth opportunities and benefits to our customers. We believe this is an unprecedented opportunity to grow Arcam’s engineering capabilities and extend its product reach into new markets."

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Foxconn CEO Takes IFA 2017 Stage

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Foxconn CEO Terry Gou is to make a first European keynote at IFA 2017-- on 2 September 2017 Gou appears at the new IFA NEXT keynote area in Hall 26.

Terry GouThe keynote should have Gou speak about his experience at the what is one of the largest manufacturers of electronics and computer accessories worldwide. Gou founded the Hon Hai Precision Industry Company (aka Foxconn) back in 1975, and opened his first factory in China in 1998, specifically in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. The site still houses the largest Hon Hai Precision factory, and currently the company employs 1 million people, all producing electronics and components for a variety of telcos and OEMs.

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