25th Year Anniversary

This year marks the 25th Anniversary for CE labs®. Headquartered in Garland, Texas, an innovator in customized electronics manufacturing, CE labs specializes in engineering research and development of state-of-the-art technology for the audio/video signal distribution and management field. CE labs' systems provide major retail outlets simple ways to ensure competitive advantage through diverse means of marketing message distribution. These include: signal amplification and distribution systems for high definition video displays, customer facing digital signage solutions, and message-centric interactive kiosk systems.

All of these solutions are backed by CE labs' proven expertise in planning, engineering, and seamless installation, along with an unsurpassed emphasis on customer service.

Celebrate this significant milestone with us and take a look at our timeline of accomplishments, that would not have been possible without our customers. Here's to another 25 years of innovation!

Click on the arrows or dates to scroll through the CE labs Timeline.





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    1989

    Cable Electronics was founded by two brothers, Ken and Bob Kaylor, as a service business, refurbishing cable equipment.

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    1994

    CE labs develops the Rack Saver, reducing rack space in cable head ends by half.

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    1998

    In 1998 CE labs® shipped their first product using the CE labs® name brand, an RF modulator for use by consumers.

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    1999

    CE labs became a CEDIA certified professional member.

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    1999

    First patent granted on September 14, 1999 for CE labs Multichannel Television Sound Stereo and Surround Sound Encoder.

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    2001

    Patent granted on September 11, 2001 for CE labs Multichannel Television Sound Stereo and Surround Sound Encoder, suitable for use with video signals encoded in plural formats.

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    2002

    CE labs® signed licensing agreements with Motorola and RadioShack for an integrated circuit to encode surround stereo.

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    2003

    Began selling audio-video distribution amplifiers and cabling for TV displays to major retailers such as Rent-A-Center, Costco, Wal-Mart, and others. Making CE labs the largest supplier of TV Wall distribution equipment in the world.

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    2007

    CE labs entered the digital signage market with the sale of their first digital media player to Target.

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    2007

    The cable repair services division, from where the company was founded, was sold to Alpha Technology.

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    2007

    With CE labs entering the digital signage market, they refreshed and redesigned company branding.

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    2007

    CE labs introduces their first digital media player to the product line – The HD300ZX.

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    2007

    Late in 2007, CE labs created Simple Set Digital Signage Packages. Containing everything you needed to jump-start your digital signage campaign, the Simple Set was an all-in-one digital signage package that provided: a digital media player, starter content templates and content management software. CE labs also provided "How To" videos to help with content creation and management.

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    2008

    The beginning of full service digital signage packages. Offering complete line of digital signage services, content management & creation, digital signage hardware and software.

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    2009

    Developed the creative division of CE labs – The Weird Box. Established to meet content creation needs for digital signage applications.

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    2009

    CE labs introduces Private Programming Services. Providing a central hub for managing and acquiring assets for selected programming content, as well as ensuring quality playback for all video content that is placed into program rotations.

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    2009

    CE labs now offers High Definition 1080p PowerPoint Templates. Professionally designed PPT templates for digital signage applications. Easy to customize for unique situations and approaches, without the cost of hiring a designer.

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    2013

    CE labs® springboards into the next generation with a new generation of fully dedicated network digital signage appliances – The Series 7 Player Line.

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    2013

    CE labs® developed a powerful HTML5 layout toolset for Digital Menu Boards and Signs, that allows users to easily layout a menu board, both in landscape and portrait mode, through the use of QuickSign Pro Designer FREE!

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    TODAY

    Cable Electronics products fit into two primary business categories: Commercial Audio Video Distribution Products & Digital Signage and Interactive Retail Display Products. CE labs dominates the market for electronics products that drive retail TV displays, with large retails customers like Fred Meyer, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target and Costco.

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