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CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

Savant CEO William Lynch says the company's new $499 DIY remote, now available at BestBuy.com, is not part of a bigger strategy to sell mass-market…

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CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

July 26, 2016 Savant CEO William Lynch says the company's new $499 DIY remote, now available at BestBuy.com, is not part of a bigger strategy to sell mass-market home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Lutron Rebrands High-End LED Drivers; Debuts $250 Premier Hi-lume 0.1%

July 26, 2016 Lutron's $250 Hi-lume Premier 0.1% constant voltage driver for commercial LED lighting is part of rebranded three-tiered high-end family under the Hi-lume name.


Smart Building Awards Winners Announced At Essential Install Live!

Daniel J. Sait · July 22, 2016 Judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the Smart Building Awards were created to recognize innovative products, projects and initiatives across the industry.

Installing Central Vac in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs)

Installing Central Vac in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs)

Advertorial · July 22, 2016 Semi Integrated Condo Vac from Electrolux offers integrators an entrée for central vacuum systems into apartments, condos, and other multi-family dwellings.

Custom Control for Every Wall

Custom Control for Every Wall

Advertorial · July 21, 2016 RTI provides simplicity and convenience with expansive lineup of in-wall touchpanel and keypad control options.

Smart HVAC Pioneer Ecovent Targets Custom Installation Channel

Smart HVAC Pioneer Ecovent Targets Custom Installation Channel

July 20, 2016 Ecovent sees world with no thermostats at all, instead supplanted by smart HVAC registers sold via custom integrators.

Amazon to Present Friday Morning Keynote at CEDIA 2016

Amazon to Present Friday Morning Keynote at CEDIA 2016

July 20, 2016 CEDIA has tapped Amazon director of Alexa Smart Home, Charlie Kindel, as the Friday morning keynote speaker at CEDIA 2016 this September.

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

July 19, 2016 Motorized window treatments have a lot going for them right now. The energy-saving as­pects of the prod­ucts are probably only matched by the aesthetic “cool factor” associated with this hip category. For dealers, these positive trends are bolstered by the profit potential and the ability of the products to foster stronger relationships with interior designers, a key trade partner.

Control4 Gets Two-Way Driver for Haiku Fans and Lights from Big Ass Fans

Control4 Gets Two-Way Driver for Haiku Fans and Lights from Big Ass Fans

July 19, 2016 Chowmain Haiku Driver allows two-way integration of Big Ass Fans and Big Ass Lights with Control4 home automation, allowing multispeed fan and dimmable lighting control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

July 19, 2016 CTA Report: Shipments of 4K displays will double; smart-home devices will jump 29% in units sold; and the really young category of virtual reality (VR) will quintuple.

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CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

July 26, 2016 Savant CEO William Lynch says the company's new $499 DIY remote, now available at BestBuy.com, is not part of a bigger strategy to sell mass-market home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Lutron Rebrands High-End LED Drivers; Debuts $250 Premier Hi-lume 0.1%

July 26, 2016 Lutron's $250 Hi-lume Premier 0.1% constant voltage driver for commercial LED lighting is part of rebranded three-tiered high-end family under the Hi-lume name.


Smart Building Awards Winners Announced At Essential Install Live!

Daniel J. Sait · July 22, 2016 Judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the Smart Building Awards were created to recognize innovative products, projects and initiatives across the industry.

Custom Control for Every Wall

Custom Control for Every Wall

Advertorial · July 21, 2016 RTI provides simplicity and convenience with expansive lineup of in-wall touchpanel and keypad control options.

Control4 Gets Two-Way Driver for Haiku Fans and Lights from Big Ass Fans

Control4 Gets Two-Way Driver for Haiku Fans and Lights from Big Ass Fans

July 19, 2016 Chowmain Haiku Driver allows two-way integration of Big Ass Fans and Big Ass Lights with Control4 home automation, allowing multispeed fan and dimmable lighting control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

July 19, 2016 CTA Report: Shipments of 4K displays will double; smart-home devices will jump 29% in units sold; and the really young category of virtual reality (VR) will quintuple.

$100 Voice Control Driver Integrates RTI with Amazon Echo

$100 Voice Control Driver Integrates RTI with Amazon Echo

July 18, 2016 New driver from My Device offers hands-free voice control of RTI home automation systems using Amazon Echo. It also enables the Echo's commands to be totally customizable by the integrator.


Sears’ Kenmore-Branded 4K TV Just Might Work

July 18, 2016 Sears has unleashed a line of 4K UHD TVs, as well as IoT devices under the Kenmore Elite brand. Will the brand work for the living room and the smart home?

Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

July 14, 2016 New Hopper Voice Remote from Dish recognizes voice commands most of the time if you speak deliberately and close to the mic, but the button layout is flawed and Dish's response to commands can be unhelpful. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Autonomic 5.3 Offers Richer Integration with Control4, Support for iHeartRadio & RadioRA

Autonomic 5.3 Offers Richer Integration with Control4, Support for iHeartRadio & RadioRA

July 14, 2016 Latest Mirage OS firmware and Control4 driver improves user experience for media management and whole-whose music. Also: Autonomic adds iHeartRadio, Radio Ra 2 support. View screen shots of new Control4 UI.

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Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

July 19, 2016 Motorized window treatments have a lot going for them right now. The energy-saving as­pects of the prod­ucts are probably only matched by the aesthetic “cool factor” associated with this hip category. For dealers, these positive trends are bolstered by the profit potential and the ability of the products to foster stronger relationships with interior designers, a key trade partner.

Selling the Connected Home: How to Grow Your Business

Selling the Connected Home: How to Grow Your Business

Join us on July 27th, for a FREE 1-hour webcast, presented by Nest, to discover how custom integrators can open up more opportunities with Nest's connected thermostats, smoke and CO alarms, and security cameras.

IAQ Isn’t Boring if it Means More Business! Learn How to Sell It

IAQ Isn’t Boring if it Means More Business! Learn How to Sell It

Join CE Pro for a FREE webcast on August 17th, sponsored by Aprilaire, and learn how to increase business opportunities by offering complete climate control solutions to your customers.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

Control4 Head-to-Head: How the Right One-Room System Can Transform Your Smart-Home Business

Control4 Head-to-Head: How the Right One-Room System Can Transform Your Smart-Home Business

Download this FREE Webcast from April 26 which focuses on Control4’s new EA-1 controller and handheld remote, how it stacks up with similar solutions, and why a good one-room solution can make the difference between a customer for life and a missed opportunity.

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.

Why Central Vac Is Key Add-on Technology

Why Central Vac Is Key Add-on Technology

November 17, 2015 In this CE Pro Advantage Series White Paper, you will learn how to easily add CVAC to a security installation offering, and even how to earn recurring monthly revenue (RMR) from it.

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

You’ve Got to Hide Your Tech Away

October 28, 2015 What can you do about the big-ticket items that need to be seen, like televisions, projectors and projection screens? Download this paper and read about some of the pros and cons of hiding technology, and some how-to’s for doing the hiding. In custom integration there are specs and there are special requests… how you deal with the latter can separate your firm from the pack.

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