Most Significant Product Launches of 2012
Several outstanding products debuted in the CE pro channel in 2012; here we highlight not the best products, but some of the most significant launches of the year.
Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2012
CE Pro can’t claim to know the “best” products of 2012, but we can certainly highlight some of the most significant product stories of the year.
For example, Crestron’s entering the motorized shade business was a pretty big deal.
Autonomic and Kaleidescape employing UltraViolet streaming and download technology was also substantial for our market.
These product launches portend new things to come in the CE channel, such as wireless audio, affordable control systems and high-quality digital content.
Here we highlight several of the important product launches of 2012. They include:
Crestron motorized shades
Stewart Filmscreen Cima line
Autonomic MMS-5AV with UltraViolet
Kaleidescape download store with UltraViolet
Control4 HC-800 controller
URC Total Control
Savant integrated keypads
Prima Cinema digital media server
NuVo wireless audio
Cleerline NSF fiber optics
Lutron Sivoia cellular shades
Sony 4K Ultra HD with 4K content
What are we missing?
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at [email protected]
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