EH Publishing has announced the launch of Commercial Integrator, a family of media products that will be invaluable resources for professionals that provide commercial electronics installation.
Commercial Integrator is a “full media” offering from EH Publishing that will focus on installations, products and the business of commercial integration, says president and co-founder Ken Moyes.
The first issue of the magazine will hit in January 2011. The companion website, www.commercialintegrator.com, will launch in December 2010. A series of webinars and virtual trade shows are also planned.
The new publication is an organic move for EH Publishing, Moyes says, pointing out that its current publications already have 10,000-plus readers that integrate audio/video, IT networks and building automation in commercial facilities. “Readers have been asking us for Commercial Integrator,” he says.
The reason Commercial Integrator is needed now, says publisher Kevin McPherson, is that other publications serving the pro market aren’t providing the most valued content for these readers. “We’re offering research, analysis and real business advice — content they can use to grow their business.”
With its commitment to superior editorial, research and journalism, EH Publishing has established itself as the leading provider of valuable media for the electronics industry.
“Our goal with Commercial Integrator is to provide more in-depth news and information than what is currently available to help readers’ businesses be more successful,” Moyes says. “That is what our goal is with CE Pro, Live Sound and Channel Pro in their respective markets. We always deliver!”
Tom LeBlanc, who has covered custom electronics for seven years as managing editor and senior writer for CE Pro, has been named editor-in-chief of Commercial Integrator.
“We’ve been watching and writing about the pro market for CE Pro and we’re excited to dedicate a new, dynamic resource that will educate, support and interact with commercial integrators,” LeBlanc says.
“It’s a true business magazine for the pro market. So, in addition to stories about products and installations, we’re tackling operational topics like job-estimating, project-bidding and big-picture market forecasting — anything that can give our readers an edge.”