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Brand-Centric Business Model Boosts Integrator’s Profits by 50%

Houston integrator Digital Delight leaves traditional business model based on equipment margin for a high-volume operation using Logitech for control.

Lutron

Lutron Electronics designs and manufactures energy-saving light controls, automated window treatments, temperature controls, and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications.


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Veteran Integrator Gives Aprilaire Kudos for Innovation

Veteran Integrator Gives Aprilaire Kudos for Innovation

Advertorial · August 16, 2017 ETC’s Michael Cogbill uses the Aprilaire 8800 Series for its connectivity options, integration friendliness, and solid HVAC backbone.

NYC Integrator Monitors Everything … Even Shades

NYC Integrator Monitors Everything … Even Shades

Advertorial · August 15, 2017 Business model for CytexOne in NYC revolves around remotely managing IoT solutions for all equipment, including 2,000 Somfy motorized shades in The Four Seasons Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

Brand-Centric Business Model Boosts Integrator’s Profits by 50%

Brand-Centric Business Model Boosts Integrator’s Profits by 50%

Advertorial · August 11, 2017 Houston integrator Digital Delight leaves traditional business model based on equipment margin for a high-volume operation using Logitech for control.

CEDIA 2017: Google + Nest Join Forces for First Time to Serve Smart-Home Pros

CEDIA 2017: Google + Nest Join Forces for First Time to Serve Smart-Home Pros

August 11, 2017 In a "significant move," Google and Nest unite at CEDIA 2017, the show for smart-home pros; Alphabet companies to demo IoT security, comfort, Wi-Fi networking, voice control, home automation, and channel engagement. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Pantech Creates Online Portal for Managing Crestron Projects

Pantech Creates Online Portal for Managing Crestron Projects

August 10, 2017 Pantech Design, the maker of ADAPT software for simplifying Crestron programming, introduces a portal for dealers to manage their Crestron projects.


Microsoft’s New Cortana-Powered Smart Thermostat Takes Aim at Nest

August 09, 2017 Microsoft and Johnson Controls partner to create GLAS, a classy-looking smart thermostat with Microsoft Cortana voice assistant built in. It's one of the first third-party integrations for Cortana.

CEDIA Find: Olive & Dove’s New Wi-Fi DoorCam Makes You Go ‘Why Didn’t I Think of That?’

CEDIA Find: Olive & Dove’s New Wi-Fi DoorCam Makes You Go ‘Why Didn’t I Think of That?’

August 08, 2017 Olive & Dove (formerly Remocam) is introducing a Wi-Fi camera at CEDIA 2017 that installs so simply you might smack your forehead for not thinking of it first.

Savant CEO Bob Madonna: Artison Acquisition ‘Shows the Strength’ of Home Automation Co.

Savant CEO Bob Madonna: Artison Acquisition ‘Shows the Strength’ of Home Automation Co.

August 07, 2017 Savant acquisition of Artison is driven by ability to cross-pollinate integrators and add audio engineering prowess.

10,000 Control4 Systems Use Amazon Alexa Daily

10,000 Control4 Systems Use Amazon Alexa Daily

August 07, 2017 Control4 data supports the notion that Amazon Alexa voice control does not hurt, but supports custom installation of smart home control systems.

Will.i.am and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

Will.i.am and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

August 06, 2017 FCC filings reveal Wink Labs, the home-automation developer recently acquired by will.i.am (i.am+), is making its own Z-Wave security peripherals for the first time -- after years of handing that business to third-party IoT device makers. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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CEDIA 2017: Google + Nest Join Forces for First Time to Serve Smart-Home Pros

CEDIA 2017: Google + Nest Join Forces for First Time to Serve Smart-Home Pros

August 11, 2017 In a "significant move," Google and Nest unite at CEDIA 2017, the show for smart-home pros; Alphabet companies to demo IoT security, comfort, Wi-Fi networking, voice control, home automation, and channel engagement. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Pantech Creates Online Portal for Managing Crestron Projects

Pantech Creates Online Portal for Managing Crestron Projects

August 10, 2017 Pantech Design, the maker of ADAPT software for simplifying Crestron programming, introduces a portal for dealers to manage their Crestron projects.

CEDIA Find: Olive & Dove’s New Wi-Fi DoorCam Makes You Go ‘Why Didn’t I Think of That?’

CEDIA Find: Olive & Dove’s New Wi-Fi DoorCam Makes You Go ‘Why Didn’t I Think of That?’

August 08, 2017 Olive & Dove (formerly Remocam) is introducing a Wi-Fi camera at CEDIA 2017 that installs so simply you might smack your forehead for not thinking of it first.

Will.i.am and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

Will.i.am and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

August 06, 2017 FCC filings reveal Wink Labs, the home-automation developer recently acquired by will.i.am (i.am+), is making its own Z-Wave security peripherals for the first time -- after years of handing that business to third-party IoT device makers. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

A First for MantelMount: Motorized Drop-Down TV Mount for Over-the-Fireplace Installs

A First for MantelMount: Motorized Drop-Down TV Mount for Over-the-Fireplace Installs

August 06, 2017 CEDIA 2017: MantelMount to launch its first motorized TV mount for over-the-fireplace installations. New MM850 moves up/down, in/out, left/right, and integrates with popular home-automation systems and Amazon Alexa for voice control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CEDIA Find: Axius Offers Domotz-Based Remote Monitoring, End-User Support to Other Integrators

CEDIA Find: Axius Offers Domotz-Based Remote Monitoring, End-User Support to Other Integrators

August 04, 2017 Smart-home integrator Axius signed more than 500 customers to Domotz-based remote IoT management service in just four months; launching wholesale monitoring and end-user support for other home-tech pros at CEDIA 2017. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

BlackWire Presents Control4 Drivers for HomeKit, Freshdesk, Roku, Notifications, More

BlackWire Presents Control4 Drivers for HomeKit, Freshdesk, Roku, Notifications, More

August 03, 2017 BlackWire Designs launches home-automation driver store, starting with Control4, then URC, RTI, Elan and Crestron. First up: two-way integration with HomeKit (and Siri), Freshdesk, Roku, push notifications, more.

RTI CX10 Touchpanel Fits on Countertops and Under Cabinets

RTI CX10 Touchpanel Fits on Countertops and Under Cabinets

August 03, 2017 RTI's new residential and commercial solution, the 10-inch CX10 Touchpanel, can be used from the gourmet kitchen to the executive boardroom.

Swidget Modular Outlet Turns Any Home Into a Smart Home Using Existing Wiring

Swidget Modular Outlet Turns Any Home Into a Smart Home Using Existing Wiring

July 27, 2017 A Kickstarter campaign for the modular electrical outlet called Swidget has reached 93% of its goal in two days.

URC’s New Home Automation Drivers: IFTTT, Push-Notifications, Oppo, Wemo, More

URC’s New Home Automation Drivers: IFTTT, Push-Notifications, Oppo, Wemo, More

July 27, 2017 In time for CEDIA 2017, URC Total Control is one of the first pro-oriented home-automation systems to support IFTTT; Other new integrations include push notifications, Belkin Wemo, Oppo Blu-ray, and virtually anything that can issue an IP command. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Get Your Customer’s House In Sync! Integrating Third-Party Devices with Home Automation Systems

Get Your Customer’s House In Sync! Integrating Third-Party Devices with Home Automation Systems

Informational webinar originally recorded live on August 9th looks at some best practices for creating a solid Home Automation, Entertainment, and Control platform for your customers.

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

The first-ever CE Pro Outdoor Technology Study presents the most popular technologies for outdoor living and the frequently used brands.

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.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

May 20, 2017 CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study shows which custom electronics brands the industry's highest-revenue integrators prefer.

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)

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Basalte

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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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Clare Controls

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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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