CEA Names 2014 Mark of Excellence Winners
The winners of the 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the CEA's TechHome Division, were announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here's a look at the winning products, installations, and top integrator of the year.
Best Education or Support Program: URC Education and Dealer Support and Services URC’s completely new consumer-focused website, launched in September, is tailored to be the visual, go-to resource for customers interested in exploring the inspiring world of control and automation. Enhanced navigation, valuable easy-to-understand content including case studies, videos, product photos, installation galleries and dealer locator with map features combine to provide positive, high impact on every visitor. Homeowners can also rest assured that URC dealers and partners alike not only suggest this tool but also look to our site for all things URC. Future enhancements include automatic platform detection to suit smart phones and tablets and other unprecedented surprises. Automated Living by URC, the new consumer oriented ePub launched by URC in November, targets customers who want to know more about control and learn “how URC is transforming lives in this wonderful world of home automation.” One highlight from the first issue is an up-close, personal look at an installation completed on the Costello home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by WeeBee Audio Video. Titled “Rustic Revival,” the case study details this successful effort to merge new technology with traditional elements.Back to article
Review: SnapAV Demos Exclusive BenQ LED Projector with Dragonfly Screens
CE Pro heads down to SnapAV headquarters to check out how BenQ's HT9050 LED projector plus the latest Dragonfly screens can create a turnkey multimedia system.
Review: SnapAV’s Araknis with OvrC Pro Takes Networking to Next Level
New from SnapAV's networking brand Araknis are new access points, switchers and other components along with remote networking management via OvrC Pro.
LG OLED Is All the Rage at PAA Open House
LG Electronics' new OLED wallpaper smart TVs drew most of the attention at Boston-area distributor Professional Audio Associates 10th annual open house.
10 Best Projectors for Video Games
Gamers should look for short-throw projectors with low input lag, ample light and color, color, color. Here are 10 of the best projectors for video games on the big screen.
4 Star Wars-Inspired Portable Speakers to Offer Clients
Portable Star Wars Bluetooth loudspeakers shaped like Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, R2D2 and Death Star range from $10 to $192 can be great icebreakers.
View all slideshows
This Enormous Calgary Smart Home Features Glowing Home Theater, Luxury Car Collection
We cover a lot of big, beautiful smart homes on CE Pro, but this 22,000-square-foot residence is a winner with Elan entertainment and control, home theater, Lutron lighting, Elk security and luxury car collection.
Barco Residential Loki 4K Laser Projector Makes Its Home Theater Debut
The first home theater install with Barco's residential Loki Cinemascope 4K laser projector took four years to complete and tripled in budget along the way. Savant control, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X complete the project.
Look Inside a Dark Knight Home Theater with JBL Audio and 4K Video
JBL Synthesis, AudioQuest cabling and Sony projection make this Dark Knight-themed home theater one of a kind for the ultimate Batman fan.
Designing World Champion Golfer Lee Westwood’s Smart Home
Indigo Distribution and Hidden Home Cinema team up to design a whole-home control and entertainment system, anchored by Elan, for well-known golfer Lee Westwood.
Dolby Atmos Home Theater Gains Finishing Touch, a Starlit Ceiling
With one touch of an Elan remote, this Dolby Atmos home theater's lights dim, the starlight ceiling turns on, the JVC projector revs up and the 13-speaker, four-subwoofer sound system boots up.
View all slideshows