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Friday, May 22, 2015

image Smart home platform provider files Form S-1 with SEC for $75M public offering, potentially making the company only the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4 (CTRL). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

image The latest in hirings and other notable movement within the custom electronics industry. Check back daily for updated news. View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 05/22 at 09:38 AM
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image Protection by Design in Williamsburg, Va., says the speed and interactivity of new Salez Toolz APEX software enabled the company to close 1,200 projects so far in 2015. CE Pro spoke with the two principals of Abacus Prime, Mark and Susan Sipe, who explained some of the upgrades to the new Salez Toolz APEX software. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/22 at 08:24 AM
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image ADI launched its first Connected Home display in Bohemia, N.Y., which they developed to introduce dealers to Z-Wave enabled smart home technologies before presenting them to customers. The display includes over 50 products including security, video surveillance, lighting controls, locks, thermostats, garage doors, water sensors and valve controls, and window shade controls. Using a store-within-a-store model, dealers can interact with technologies and participate in training. ADI will also use the Connected Home display to host training events. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/22 at 07:56 AM
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image There is a good and surprising reason why Dish Network’s Hopper DVR with AutoHop works so well. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/22 at 07:46 AM
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image One of the biggest objections to professionally monitored home security is that the homeowner has a dog for that. How do you respond?View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/22 at 06:43 AM
News, Blogs, Home Automation and Control, Security, (0) Comments, Permalink

image Current dates for important industry exhibitions, conferences, presentations and training sessions.View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 05/22 at 05:23 AM
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

image Kevin Meagher has left Lowe’s and Mick Koster joins as VP and GM of Iris smart home division.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/21 at 12:07 PM
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image Abt Electronics, Nebraska Furniture Mart, other leading A/V retailers join ProSource buying group as associate members, while remaining in the competitive group NATM.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/21 at 11:15 AM
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image In this week's Throwback Thursday, go back to 2011 when a Crestron automation system managed misters, fans and dispensing of fly repellent at a horse stable in Arizona.View this story
Posted by Lisa Montgomery on 05/21 at 09:19 AM
News, Slideshow, Home Automation and Control, Control Systems, Permalink

image Conjuring the demise of SOAP, the home automation router, Ninja Blocks raises $800,000 in two rounds of Kickstarter, then goes bust and kills Sphere smart home hub.View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 05/21 at 09:07 AM
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image A study analyzing tweets about Apple Watch reveal a near-even divide between love and hate. Women are more positive than men. Bugs, design and performance are cited as common problems. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/21 at 08:40 AM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Universal Remotes, (3) Comments, Permalink

image Adding to its selection of in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers, Meridian has announced its new DSP320 speaker, which can be installed into walls and ceilings. View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 05/21 at 08:18 AM
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image Keep checking back for CE Pro's brief product and company news in custom electronics.View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 05/21 at 02:00 AM
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Surprise, surprise, TV manufacturers and video platform providers say you may as well buy 4K Ultra HD now, even if content is lacking or HDR isn't supported. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro) View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/20 at 12:27 PM
News, Product News, Displays, TVs, (10) Comments, Permalink

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