When it comes to electronics, Dave Lane is someone who has seen it all. The namesake of the eponymous Digital Audio Visual Environments (D.A.V.E.), he remembers the time when compact disc players were the trendy, must-have item in the electronics technology space. Now, the bulky, 300-disc players that customers lined up by the dozens to have installed in their vehicles are as anachronistic as the horse and buggy. It was the precursor to a revolution not only in entertainment, but the capacity of electronics to offer consumers unprecedented customization and control to virtually anything with Wi-Fi connectivity. “We’ve been there through the entire birth of the custom installation industry and have been a part of it,” says Lane. Now D.A.V.E., the trusted authority in commercial, residential and home electronics, has joined the VP Supply family to expand on the range of services both organizations can offer to their customers. “It’s really creating new opportunities for us and new ways to expand. I think we’re also helping other people at VP to understand our part of it and how it fits in,” Lane discussed, referencing the kitchen and bath products predominate in VP showrooms that can now be controlled remotely through smartphones. A couple quick taps on a keypad can regulate features like the amount and temperature of water coming out of a shower or faucet head or the temperature of a room.