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Why Smart Home Energy Data Is Key to Hooking Consumers

Unlocking the full potential of the smart home will come down to providing consumers with meaningful home intelligence insights like energy management…

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Why Smart Home Energy Data Is Key to Hooking Consumers

Why Smart Home Energy Data Is Key to Hooking Consumers

June 23, 2017 Unlocking the full potential of the smart home will come down to providing consumers with meaningful home intelligence insights like energy management data.

Designing World Champion Golfer Lee Westwood’s Smart Home

Designing World Champion Golfer Lee Westwood’s Smart Home

June 22, 2017 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.

Amazon Echo Show Gets Smarter, Adds IC Realtime, Other Smart Home Camera Skills

Amazon Echo Show Gets Smarter, Adds IC Realtime, Other Smart Home Camera Skills

June 22, 2017 Amazon's smart home 'device with a screen' gains IC Realtime compatibility through ICMyCloud, along with other smart home security/surveillance camera feeds like August Home and Netgear.

ZigBee PRO 2017 Spec Operates in Simultaneous Multi-Band Mesh Networks

ZigBee PRO 2017 Spec Operates in Simultaneous Multi-Band Mesh Networks

June 21, 2017 ZigBee PRO 2017 mesh IoT network spec operates in 800-900MHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands simultaneously, enabling signals to penetrate concrete walls more easily.

Lennar Begins Construction on Wi-Fi Certified Smart Homes Powered by Ruckus, Amazon

Lennar Begins Construction on Wi-Fi Certified Smart Homes Powered by Ruckus, Amazon

June 21, 2017 Lennar's Wi-Fi Certified Home Designs will include Ruckus Wi-Fi, Amazon Echo, Samsung SmartThings and other smart home products like Ring doorbells, Honeywell thermostats, Lutron lighting and Sonos wireless audio.

Vivint Launches Smart Home Platform for Rental Properties

Vivint Launches Smart Home Platform for Rental Properties

June 20, 2017 Through Vivint Smart Properties, rental property developers can take advantage of Vivint's professionally-installed smart home products including smart locks, lights, doorbell cameras, indoor cameras and thermostats.


Harman Embeds Far-Field Voice Control Technology

June 20, 2017 Harman collaborates with Conexant System to add voice technology solutions to its consumer electronics and automotive products.

Insteon, SmartLabs Acquired; New CEO Wants to Make Powerline Great Again for Home Automation

Insteon, SmartLabs Acquired; New CEO Wants to Make Powerline Great Again for Home Automation

June 19, 2017 Richmond Capital acquires SmartLabs, owner of Insteon mesh-networking home-automation technology, and Smarthome, leading home-technology retailer; plans serious investment in IoT hardware and software.

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

June 16, 2017 Crestron patent application describes a smart bulb with an integrated on/off mechanism, so users can turn the lamp "off" locally but still control via app or home automation. Is it practical? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro 100 Names Top Voice Control Brands

CE Pro 100 Names Top Voice Control Brands

June 15, 2017 Not surprisingly, Amazon’s Alexa dominates the voice control market, followed by Apple's Siri, Savant, Google and Comcast. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

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Insteon, SmartLabs Acquired; New CEO Wants to Make Powerline Great Again for Home Automation

Insteon, SmartLabs Acquired; New CEO Wants to Make Powerline Great Again for Home Automation

June 19, 2017 Richmond Capital acquires SmartLabs, owner of Insteon mesh-networking home-automation technology, and Smarthome, leading home-technology retailer; plans serious investment in IoT hardware and software.

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

June 16, 2017 Crestron patent application describes a smart bulb with an integrated on/off mechanism, so users can turn the lamp "off" locally but still control via app or home automation. Is it practical? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

New Global Cache ‘Connect’ Platform Brings Smarts, Modularity to A/V and Home Automation

New Global Cache ‘Connect’ Platform Brings Smarts, Modularity to A/V and Home Automation

June 14, 2017 At Infocomm 2017, Global Cache intros ‘Global Connect’ modular A/V and home automation controllers, for the first time adding intelligence (Raspberry Pi, cloud services) and HDMI switching to its popular connectivity hardware. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Revamps Gallery Collection Motorized Shades

Lutron Revamps Gallery Collection Motorized Shades

June 13, 2017 Lutron refreshes Gallery Collection motorized shades with high-style fabric, wood, specialty and decorative options.

Bang & Olufsen Pro: The Most Exciting Channel Program You Never Heard Of

Bang & Olufsen Pro: The Most Exciting Channel Program You Never Heard Of

June 13, 2017 After decades of selling solely through retailers, Bang & Olufsen launched B&O Professional in 2014 to serve U.S. home-technology integrators with audio, video and home-automation solutions backed by a dedicated staff and formal channel program. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Savant Brings Back Dedicated Smart Home Touchscreens

Savant Brings Back Dedicated Smart Home Touchscreens

June 08, 2017 Savant Wally is new line of dedicated smart home control touchscreens in three different sizes with presence sensor technology.

Apple HomePod Speaker Debuts, But Is It Too Late?

Apple HomePod Speaker Debuts, But Is It Too Late?

June 05, 2017 Targeting Sonos and Amazon Alexa, Apple HomePod aims to reinvent home music with $349 quality voice-controlled home audio speaker that also controls all HomeKit-connected devices.

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

May 26, 2017 Survey of CE Pro 100 top smart-home integrators reveals the most-specified brands in the connected home with Control4, SnapAV, Sonance, Sony, Lutron, Sonos, Middle Atlantic and others topping the list for 2017.

Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum

Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum

May 25, 2017 It's complicated: New SmartHub from Verizon Wireless is an LTE cellular router with Z-Wave home automation capabilities – completely different from the FiOS Quantum gateway powered by Greenwave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

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Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Advertorial · May 01, 2017 Boston-area integrator System 7 and 5-Star Lutron Showroom lighting fixture retailer Wolfers combine forces due to solve the massive incompatibility problems between lighting fixtures, bulbs and controls.

Designing an Audio System: From the Home Theater to the Whole House

Designing an Audio System: From the Home Theater to the Whole House

This free webcast which was originally recorded live on April 26th covers the decisions dealers need to make in designing and specifying home audio systems.

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Advertorial · April 05, 2017 Somfy, the leading manufacturer of motors for shading is helping to usher in a modern era of residential utility management that combines the benefits of natural sunlight and traditional lighting, heating and cooling systems.

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Advertorial · March 20, 2017 Interactive webinars explain the simplicity of smart home integration.

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Advertorial · February 22, 2017 The simple answer to a question, which is bothering a whole industry.

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

November 23, 2016 Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro Ultimate Product Guide

CE Pro Ultimate Product Guide

Following is just a sampling of products including freestanding speakers, architectural products, soundbars, wireless speakers, home theater, multiroom a/v, displays, projection, automation, lighting, shading, security enhancements, networking and tools and software for the CE Pro.

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?

5 Profit-Boosting Trends Every Custom Installer Needs to Know

5 Profit-Boosting Trends Every Custom Installer Needs to Know

Download this previously recorded live webcast from CE Pro and Savant from October 19th, for a discussion of the 5 industry-changing trends, and learn how you can use them in order to boost your business revenue.

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Basalte

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Basalte develops and commercializes design products for smart home systems. The company was founded in 2008 in Ghent, Belgium. In only a few years, Basalte has built a product range which is now distributed in more than 55...
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Beam

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For 60 Years, BEAM has been a leading manufacturer of central vacuum systems.  Best-in-class products now available in over 50 countries! BEAM buyers do so with confidence. When you simply want the best in your home,...
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Benolli smart systems

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Benolli has quickly established itself as a leader in advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial use. Combining design, detailed engineering, software planning and technical advancements to...
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Clare Controls

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Who are we? Clare Controls is a manufacturer of intelligent automation solutions. With a team of some of the brightest and most experienced leaders and engineers in the business, we bring an educated, skilled, creative, and...
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CMI Interiors Inc.

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CMI was established in 1993 as a premiere source for both motorized and manual window covering products serving the interior designer, architectural and home automation community. CMI offers a complete line of interior and...
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