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Sonos Doesn’t Hate Home-Automation Channel; They Just Don’t Communicate Well

(UPDATE: new Sonos CEO responds) When Sonos surprised home-automation dealers with an auto-update that crippled some functionality, they should have…

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Listen Up! Josh.ai Is Not Just Voice Control; Changes Its Pricing Structure

Josh.ai alters pricing structure for its whole-house control system to permit 25% down with 5-year monthly software…

Sonos Doesn’t Hate Home-Automation Channel; They Just Don’t Communicate Well

Sonos Doesn’t Hate Home-Automation Channel; They Just Don’t Communicate Well

January 20, 2017 (UPDATE: new Sonos CEO responds) When Sonos surprised home-automation dealers with an auto-update that crippled some functionality, they should have communicated better. It’s not always about the technology. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

New Sonos API Disrupts Home Automation Integration, But Lays Solid Foundation

New Sonos API Disrupts Home Automation Integration, But Lays Solid Foundation

January 18, 2017 Integrators were peeved when Sonos implemented its new API for smart-home integration, stripping certain functionality from unsanctioned drivers, which will all be blocked soon. Control4, Sonos and dealers respond. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Listen Up! Josh.ai Is Not Just Voice Control; Changes Its Pricing Structure

January 17, 2017 Josh.ai alters pricing structure for its whole-house control system to permit 25% down with 5-year monthly software license fee. Plug-and-play system is not just add-on voice control.


Inside NFL Green Bay Packers Hall-of-Famer Nick Collins’ Smart Home

January 17, 2017 After retiring from the NFL's Green Bay Packers, Nick Collins turned his attention to his new 10,000-square foot Florida ranch where ELAN home control, Stewart Filmscreen and Dolby Atmos come together.

Ahead of its Time: Destiny Networks Redefines Hands-free Home Automation, Introduces AI (2002)

Ahead of its Time: Destiny Networks Redefines Hands-free Home Automation, Introduces AI (2002)

January 16, 2017 A look back at a company that pioneered hands-free home automation 15 years ago, introducing artificial intelligence to the smart home before it was a "thing."

Interlogix UltraSync SmartHome Adds New Devices, Features, Compatibility

Interlogix UltraSync SmartHome Adds New Devices, Features, Compatibility

January 16, 2017 Select devices and controllers from Aeon Labs, an in-home automation products company, are now compatible with UltraSync.

The New Smart & Connected Trade with Nest

The New Smart & Connected Trade with Nest

Advertorial · January 10, 2017 Home technology is no longer reserved just for affluent homeowners. Smart thermostats are the gateway to the connected home and the most-requested smart device.


The Most Interesting Use of a ‘Microbot Push’ Automated Button-Presser

January 09, 2017 App developer Howie Cooperstein uses Microbot Push to press the button on a Philips Hue bridge.

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

January 07, 2017 CES 2017: How ADT convinced Amazon to allow voice-based disarming for security; also, new ADT Canopy security partners revealed, including LG Smart Security, powered by Zonoff. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vivint Partners with Best Buy on Smart Home; Builds out Sky AI; Teams with Airbnb

Vivint Partners with Best Buy on Smart Home; Builds out Sky AI; Teams with Airbnb

January 06, 2017 At CES 2017, Vivint announced a partnership with Airbnb, showcased new AI features of its security and home-automation platform, and said little about smart-home trial with Best Buy. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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New Sonos API Disrupts Home Automation Integration, But Lays Solid Foundation

New Sonos API Disrupts Home Automation Integration, But Lays Solid Foundation

January 18, 2017 Integrators were peeved when Sonos implemented its new API for smart-home integration, stripping certain functionality from unsanctioned drivers, which will all be blocked soon. Control4, Sonos and dealers respond. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Listen Up! Josh.ai Is Not Just Voice Control; Changes Its Pricing Structure

January 17, 2017 Josh.ai alters pricing structure for its whole-house control system to permit 25% down with 5-year monthly software license fee. Plug-and-play system is not just add-on voice control.

Ahead of its Time: Destiny Networks Redefines Hands-free Home Automation, Introduces AI (2002)

Ahead of its Time: Destiny Networks Redefines Hands-free Home Automation, Introduces AI (2002)

January 16, 2017 A look back at a company that pioneered hands-free home automation 15 years ago, introducing artificial intelligence to the smart home before it was a "thing."

Interlogix UltraSync SmartHome Adds New Devices, Features, Compatibility

Interlogix UltraSync SmartHome Adds New Devices, Features, Compatibility

January 16, 2017 Select devices and controllers from Aeon Labs, an in-home automation products company, are now compatible with UltraSync.


The Most Interesting Use of a ‘Microbot Push’ Automated Button-Presser

January 09, 2017 App developer Howie Cooperstein uses Microbot Push to press the button on a Philips Hue bridge.

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

January 07, 2017 CES 2017: How ADT convinced Amazon to allow voice-based disarming for security; also, new ADT Canopy security partners revealed, including LG Smart Security, powered by Zonoff. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vivint Partners with Best Buy on Smart Home; Builds out Sky AI; Teams with Airbnb

Vivint Partners with Best Buy on Smart Home; Builds out Sky AI; Teams with Airbnb

January 06, 2017 At CES 2017, Vivint announced a partnership with Airbnb, showcased new AI features of its security and home-automation platform, and said little about smart-home trial with Best Buy. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

IoT at CES 2017: Battle of the Home Automation Start-Ups

IoT at CES 2017: Battle of the Home Automation Start-Ups

January 05, 2017 New home automation hubs at CES 2017 feature built-in cameras, artificial intelligence and predictive algorithms, voice control, security monitoring, plentiful sensors and more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Making Dumb Things Smart: 8 Very Interesting Non-Invasive Problem Solvers at CES 2017

Making Dumb Things Smart: 8 Very Interesting Non-Invasive Problem Solvers at CES 2017

January 05, 2017 CES 2017: Devices that automate your dumb shades, tiny robots that press buttons, motors that turn knobs … and other non-invasive solutions for making dumb things smart. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

January 04, 2017 ZigBee lends smart-home application layer to Thread Group, branding it dotdot and demoing about 10 IoT products at CES 2017, all run through Resolution Products’ Helix security and home automation hub. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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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)

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