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CEDIA Q&A: Simple Control Adds Remote Management, Multihome Features By CE Pro Editors, August 26 2016 CEDIA 2016 is coming to Dallas on September 13-17. CE Pro spoke to Keith Pribyl, vice president of sales, Simple Control, about the company's plans for the show and what to expect in booth #7024. For those looking to become a dealer, contact Keith at [email protected] or call 651-34...
Coldwell Banker Turns Smart Home Retailer; Sells Lutron, August, Nest and $59 Installs By Julie Jacobson, August 26 2016 Two years ago, the giant real estate agency Coldwell Banker decided to get into the smart home business, convinced that connected properties sell faster and that tech-savvy agents can win more business. After launching a training program for agents and marketing the company as tech leaders, Coldwell Banker is now ratcheting up its efforts in the category by promoting smart...
Video Weekly: Check Out the Smartest Homes of the Year By Chelsea Cafiero, August 26 2016 Admittedly, the biggest news of the past week was that Kaleidescape is shutting down. We offered a farewell to an industry icon and CE Pro readers joined the discussion in the comments. But before the news broke, CE Pro released something a little more upbeat and hopeful: the gold winners of the Home of the Year awards. Winners were chosen...

CEDIA Tease: Future Ready Solutions Recruits Connectivity ‘Dream Team’ By Jason Knott, August 26 2016 This Dream Team doesn't have Larry Bird, Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson, but it's pretty close. Industry veteran Eric Bodley of Future Ready Solutions has organized for CEDIA 2016 what he calls the Future Ready Solutions Dream Team to provide expertise and expanded distribution in the wire, cable and fiber space for CE pros. The members of the...
The Talk of CEDIA 2016 By Advertorial, August 26 2016 The lineup of experts, panelists and moderators for CEDIA 2016 is ever expanding. One important recent addition is Friday keynote speaker Charlie Kindel of Amazon. If you’re familiar with Amazon’s voice-controlled cloud service, you know Kindel’s work: His official title is Director of Alexa Smart Home. Kindel — whose background includes stints at Microsoft and...
CEDIA Q&A: SureCall Displays Force7 Cellular and Wi-Fi Combo Signal Booster By CE Pro Editors, August 26 2016 CEDIA 2016 is coming to Dallas on September 13-17. CE Pro spoke to Frankie Smith, director of sales, consumer division, at SureCall, about the company's plans for the show and what to expect in booth #6808. For those looking to become a dealer, call (888) 365-6283, email [email protected] or visit www...
Somfy Digital Network 2.0 Products Redefine Installation and Reliability of Automated Shading By CE Pro Editors, August 26 2016 Somfy Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior and exterior window coverings, is proud to unveil the Somfy Digital Network (SDN) 2.0 family of support products, a powerful solution for building management. SDN 2.0 products solve common design challenges by simplifying system troubleshooting, enhancing connectivity options, reducing common installation headaches and delivering more efficient ways to distribute...
Access Networks Now Offering eero Home Wi-Fi System to Custom Installation Professionals By CE Pro Editors, August 25 2016 With the release of Access Networks’ eero Wi-Fi system, a DIY-centric product, we discussed the possibility that consumers would be buying eero and other simple networking products on their own, or requesting them by brand when hiring integrators to install them, and networking solutions providers would have to respond fast. Now consumers can request eero...
CEDIA Giveaway: Win a Pair of KEF Speakers from TiO By Robert Archer, August 25 2016 Striking a deal with KEF, TiO (Turn it On) plans to give away one pair of KEF Q100 Bookshelf Speakers with a StealthStream (SS-1) each day during the 2016 CEDIA in Dallas this September. Emphasizing more than just control at the the upcoming CEDIA Expo, TiO says that its newly refreshed StealthStream is designed for stand-alone audio applications...
Clare Controls: The Most Disruptive Business Model in Home Automation? By Julie Jacobson, August 25 2016 As I’ve written earlier, we don’t need disruptive technologies in home automation right now. What we need is disruptive business models and Clare Controls is giving us just that, with a DIY component and a recurring revenue (RMR) opportunity for dealers – really a first for the home-technology integrator channel. Let’s just take as...
CEDIA Q&A: Barco Residential Demos Updated 4K 6P Laser Projector, Complete Media Solution By CE Pro Editors, August 25 2016 CEDIA 2016 is coming to Dallas on September 13-17. CE Pro spoke to Tim Sinnaeve, director, Barco Residential, about the company's plans for the show and what to expect in booth #1310. For those looking to become a dealer, contact [email protected] What would you say to dealers who are already familiar with...
Would You or Wouldn’t You? Consider Mono Sound for Outdoor Audio Applications By CE Pro Editors, August 25 2016 A few weeks ago I found myself at a live music festival standing in front of the left speaker stack, adult beverage in hand, grooving to the music. And then it hit me — I could hear all the members of the band including the ones on the opposite side of the stage, even though I was standing in...
CE Pro People & Places: SSE Appoints Sage; World Wide Stereo Names Keough; Triad Appoints ByDesign By CE Pro Editors, August 25 2016 CE Pro People & Places is a daily feature on CEPro.com. If you are looking for a job, or an employer searching to fill a vacant position, in the custom electronics industry please visit the CE Pro Job Board.   August 25, 2016 The acoustically transparent and ambient light-rejecting film screen technologies brand Seymour-Screen Excellence has appointed Sage...
Get the Training to Move Your Skills and Business Forward at CEDIA 2016 By Advertorial, August 25 2016 We are less than a month away from CEDIA, your best chance each year to see new products and learn what’s new in custom installation. If you haven’t scheduled time in manufacturer-sponsored trainings, now is the time before space fills up. Core Brands is delivering a comprehensive set of training seminars designed specifically to help custom...
Rotel’s New 14 Series Incorporates Choice of Inputs, New Designs and Control Capabilities By Robert Archer, August 25 2016 Ever since its inception Rotel products have delivered some of the best values in home audio. Reinforcing its reputation as a company that combines value and performance, Rotel has just announced its new 14 series of products.  Rotel says that its latest products, which will be available in early October, incorporate a choice of inputs, as well as its...