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CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? - UPDATE

Although they don’t have booths on the show floor, Google (Assistant), Amazon (Alexa) and Apple (Siri) will dominate IoT voice control at CES 2017.…

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CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? - UPDATE

CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? - UPDATE

December 02, 2016 Although they don’t have booths on the show floor, Google (Assistant), Amazon (Alexa) and Apple (Siri) will dominate IoT voice control at CES 2017. Plus: Thread and Weave home automation in the Google Home hub? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Integrator Works with DIY Homeowner to Install RTI Control, Sonos

Integrator Works with DIY Homeowner to Install RTI Control, Sonos

December 01, 2016 Canadian homeowner who had already constructed and pre-wired his house on his own enlisted integration firm Onyx Audio to install RTI control and Sonos sound.

New Generation of Crestron Touchscreens Deliver Blazing Performance

New Generation of Crestron Touchscreens Deliver Blazing Performance

November 23, 2016 Crestron's announces its TSW-560, TSW760 and TSW-1060 touchpanels, which employ a state of the art processor for use in home and enterprise applications.


Lutron Showcases Evolving Connected Home Integration

November 22, 2016 Lutron enables multiple interface options for its lighting and shade controls via Amazon Echo voice control and Pico remotes, and adds music distribution control with Sonos.

Ninja Warriors Need Home Control, Too

Ninja Warriors Need Home Control, Too

November 22, 2016 Adventure park designer Zane Hansen brings the excitement home with an indoor aerial sport obstacle gym, complete with ninja course, rock climbing wall, aerial silks and basketball court controlled by an ELAN entertainment and control system.

Crestron, Autonomic Control Brings Simplicity to Integrated Concepts Showroom

Crestron, Autonomic Control Brings Simplicity to Integrated Concepts Showroom

November 21, 2016 Less is more in the Integrated Concepts showroom, where Autonomic MMS-5A and Crestron SmartObject Technology bring A/V, security and the connected home together.

Nest Brand Name Opens Doors for HVAC-based Integrator

Nest Brand Name Opens Doors for HVAC-based Integrator

Advertorial · November 21, 2016 Simply Comfort in Toronto uses the power of the Nest brand to its advantage -- even in the clothes they wear -- to achieve 100 installations per week.

Cliffside Costa Rica Villa Renovation Relies on Elan Home Control System

Cliffside Costa Rica Villa Renovation Relies on Elan Home Control System

November 18, 2016 After a thunderstorm badly damaged this Costa Rica home's control and automation system, integrator AudioCinema installed an Elan system for the 12,000-square foot residence. Check out the photos.

SnapAV Acquires Visualint, Rising Star in Video Analytics for Surveillance & Smart Home

SnapAV Acquires Visualint, Rising Star in Video Analytics for Surveillance & Smart Home

November 18, 2016 SnapAV adds video analytics to CCTV/surveillance cameras and NVRs through acquisition of Visualint, up-and-coming player in the home automation and security channels. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Pakedge Drives Control4 to Record Revenues for Q3 2016

Pakedge Drives Control4 to Record Revenues for Q3 2016

November 16, 2016 The combo of home automation and Pakedge networking helped Control4 (CTRL) generate record revenues in Q3 2016; Amazon Alexa and Z-Wave could be key drivers going forward. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? - UPDATE

CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? - UPDATE

December 02, 2016 Although they don’t have booths on the show floor, Google (Assistant), Amazon (Alexa) and Apple (Siri) will dominate IoT voice control at CES 2017. Plus: Thread and Weave home automation in the Google Home hub? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

New Generation of Crestron Touchscreens Deliver Blazing Performance

New Generation of Crestron Touchscreens Deliver Blazing Performance

November 23, 2016 Crestron's announces its TSW-560, TSW760 and TSW-1060 touchpanels, which employ a state of the art processor for use in home and enterprise applications.

Pakedge Drives Control4 to Record Revenues for Q3 2016

Pakedge Drives Control4 to Record Revenues for Q3 2016

November 16, 2016 The combo of home automation and Pakedge networking helped Control4 (CTRL) generate record revenues in Q3 2016; Amazon Alexa and Z-Wave could be key drivers going forward. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Samsung to Acquire Harman for Connected Car; What About AMX for Smart Home?

Samsung to Acquire Harman for Connected Car; What About AMX for Smart Home?

November 14, 2016 Samsung Electronics is acquiring Harman International for $112 per share, or $8 billion, largely for Harman’s leadership in automotive technology and consumer audio; IoT shows up in PR, but no mention of AMX, once a giant in home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Which Technologies Look Promising for Smart Home Integrators in 2017?

Which Technologies Look Promising for Smart Home Integrators in 2017?

November 03, 2016 Voice control, object-based audio, HDR TV, and DIY-assist business models are all viable options for integrators to pursue in 2017... and here's how to do it.

Control4 Works with Google Home, Google Assistant for IoT Voice Control via IFTTT

Control4 Works with Google Home, Google Assistant for IoT Voice Control via IFTTT

October 28, 2016 Developer Chowmain updates IFTTT driver for Control4 home automation, adding support for Google Home IoT hub and Google Assistant voice control. CEO compares Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration platforms. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Google Home, Assistant, Nest and Cast Present One Unified Smart Home Ecosystem

Google Home, Assistant, Nest and Cast Present One Unified Smart Home Ecosystem

October 28, 2016 With the new Google Home hub and Google Assistant speech-recognition engine, plus integration with Nest IoT devices and audio/video via Cast, Google will rival Apple (Homekit) and Amazon (Alexa) in voice-controlled home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

October 27, 2016 IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

7 BEST Control & Automation Products of 2016

7 BEST Control & Automation Products of 2016

October 20, 2016 Check out the 2016 BEST Award winners in the Control and Automation category: IC Real Tech, ELK, iRoom, Logitech, QMotion, Crestron and Basalte.

Julie Jacobson’s 9 Themes from CEDIA 2016

Julie Jacobson’s 9 Themes from CEDIA 2016

October 14, 2016 Video doorbells, Amazon Alexa, 4K projectors, productivity software, virtual reality, up-and-coming wireless audio formats and other key themes from CEDIA 2016.

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The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

Advertorial · October 04, 2016 How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

August 15, 2016 Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Oliver Hall, Ultamation · March 16, 2016 UK-based Ultamation is releasing an Apple TV driver (through Gen 4) for Crestron home automation systems. Managing Director explains the magic of SIMPL# programming language.

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

February 01, 2016 100+ pages of home automation, IoT, security and the smart home right here, with full text of the presentation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

10 Big Home Automation Trends at CES 2016

10 Big Home Automation Trends at CES 2016

If your goal at CES 2016 is to conquer the smart home, you won't want to miss this Webcast recording.

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Control4 offers the ultimate home automation solution by making the products and systems you already have and use everyday, work together. By integrating everything from lighting control, music, home theater, climate control,...
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