This fall, at an industry event I came across a new music service that is spreading like wildfire. It was one of things that when you see it, you just kind of know its going to be big. Brands like Apple, Sonos, and Google are starting to embrace it. It’s a new streaming based music service from France called Deezer. Well,Deezer is new in the sense that it is only now becoming available in the US, having developed a base of over 16 million users in 50 other countries to date.
If there is one thing we’ve learned as home integrators over the past 30 years, it’s that technology keeps changing and will continue to do so whether we like it or not . We want to be more than a firm that installs and maintains your entertainment or automation system, we want to be proactive in suggesting solutions that will keep you connected to the technologies that enhance your life.
So you finally get around to upgrading your TV to one of the new sexy big screens you’ve been reading about in the papers … Best Buy has a sale, you have a free Saturday, you are feeling frisky, so you pull the trigger. A couple of beers and sore muscles later … there it is, bigger than life, with your old tube clunker by the curb … just in time for the Eagles game. Life is good …
“I am not making this up”…
I got a phone call the other day from a builder friend who asked me to reach out to one of his clients.
”Tom can you help me out ? he asked. “ I have a client who wants some entertainment work completed as part of a project we are doing for her & it’s costing three times what she wants to spend. She’s confused and doesn’t really know if she has any alternatives. Can you sort through it with her ? I ‘d really appreciate it.”