Dish Network has made heavy investments in resi-custom install market, and as a result of this, more and more dealers are making use of their satellite based entertainment services.
The goal of Dish at the CEDIA Expo was to demonstrate their diversity as they offer varied programming and packages. In their booth at CEDIA, Dish had set up many “zones” that highlights several elements of their product line. Dish Network also announced new integration capabilities for URC, Control4, Elan, and AMX control systems.
Frank DeFilippis, who is the national sales manager for custom installation at Dish, said that the new Custom Install Buyer Program from Dish is designed in a way to improve the business of the dealer. “When it comes to integrating subsystems in a home, we understand that time is precious and reliability is key,” he said.
DeFilippis also added that their “new dealer program simplifies the account set up process by utilizing a cash-and-carry business model and it provides access to a white-glove service unmatched by any other pay TV provider in the business.”
Dish Network is also making provisions to make sure that the dealers are able to integrate Dish’s systems with after-sales support. To make this possible, Dish is working with manufacturers like AMX, Crestron, Control4, Key Digital, Elan, Logitech, RTI, Pro Control, URC, and Savant, and other infrastructure providers and backend services.
Reports say that Core Brands has designed a two-way driver system that allows for Dish integration into the control systems of Elan. Commenting on that, Dish Network representatives said that the driver would be available after the fall launch of ELAN v8.0.
Partnership of Dish with URC supports Total Control system access that helps users to control Joey client devices and Hopper set top boxes. URC driver is two-way and features standard controls. In addition, the new two-way driver from AMX increases integration of Dish into the AMX systems.
Dish representatives said that the new driver improve the original module from 2014 and enable home owners to access, navigate, and search the same program data from traditional displays or smart products that are based on apps.