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San Francisco Hyatt Regency: How not to do ‘Energy Management’

Lights turn off when you’re in the shower … and other “energy-efficiency” fails at the San Francisco (SFO) Hyatt Regency.

Core Brands
Core Brands combines innovative connected technology platforms with iconic brands to deliver a portfolio of control, audio, power management and video distribution solutions to its channel partners and end users. The Integrators who sell…
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DSC Launches Reduced Pricing Program for Smart Home Builders, Developers & Installers

DSC Launches Reduced Pricing Program for Smart Home Builders, Developers & Installers

May 25, 2016 New program offers reduced pricing, by as much as 50%, on DSC/Tyco products to homebuilders and developers looking to demo home security and automation systems to clients.

If WyreStorm Enado Control System…Then Happy Customer

If WyreStorm Enado Control System…Then Happy Customer

Advertorial · May 25, 2016 WyreStorm Enado Version 4 Integrates with Amazon Echo IFTTT.


Nortek Acquires Next-Gen Voice Recognition Platform Nuiku

May 24, 2016 Nuiku is a natural language processing platform that facilitates sophisticated voice control across home automation and other applications.

San Francisco Hyatt Regency: How not to do ‘Energy Management’

San Francisco Hyatt Regency: How not to do ‘Energy Management’

May 23, 2016 Lights turn off when you’re in the shower … and other “energy-efficiency” fails at the San Francisco (SFO) Hyatt Regency. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Consumer Asks: Which Home Automation System is Better? Crestron or Savant?

Consumer Asks: Which Home Automation System is Better? Crestron or Savant?

May 21, 2016 CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson answers reader question about high-end smart-home systems.

Josh.ai: Yeti, Quark Founders Launch $14,000 Voice-Controlled NLP Home Automation System

Josh.ai: Yeti, Quark Founders Launch $14,000 Voice-Controlled NLP Home Automation System

May 18, 2016 Yeti founder Alex Capecelatro reveals first product coming from JStar's Josh.ai, a speech-recognition (natural language processing) startup he founded with Quark founder Tim Gill. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Complain To a Neighbor, Get a Custom Built Dolby Atmos Home Theater

Complain To a Neighbor, Get a Custom Built Dolby Atmos Home Theater

May 18, 2016 A Denver homeowner received an outrageous quote for a home theater and mentioned it to his neighbor, who happened to be a professional integrator. The final installation is a custom built, Core Brands equipped Dolby Atmos home theater in a 15,000-square-foot home.

Amazon Echo Controls Home Sprinkler Systems Via GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub

Amazon Echo Controls Home Sprinkler Systems Via GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub

May 18, 2016 Your clients can control their lawn sprinkler and watering systems with simple voice commands when Amazon Echo works together with GreenIQ's smart irrigation controller.

Marguerita Kiser, Long-time Xantech and URC Veteran, Passes Away

Marguerita Kiser, Long-time Xantech and URC Veteran, Passes Away

May 17, 2016 The custom electronics industry lost a good friend, Margarita Kiser, who passed away after a brief illness. She was a 25-year-veteran in the channel working for Xantech and most recently URC.

Retired NFL Player Builds Fully Automated Home with Theater and Gymnasium

Retired NFL Player Builds Fully Automated Home with Theater and Gymnasium

May 17, 2016 This 17,000 square-foot home includes a basement man cave for Super Bowl parties, home theater, workout room and even a casino, all connected to a Control4 home automation system.

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Josh.ai: Yeti, Quark Founders Launch $14,000 Voice-Controlled NLP Home Automation System

Josh.ai: Yeti, Quark Founders Launch $14,000 Voice-Controlled NLP Home Automation System

May 18, 2016 Yeti founder Alex Capecelatro reveals first product coming from JStar's Josh.ai, a speech-recognition (natural language processing) startup he founded with Quark founder Tim Gill. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Amazon Echo Controls Home Sprinkler Systems Via GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub

Amazon Echo Controls Home Sprinkler Systems Via GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub

May 18, 2016 Your clients can control their lawn sprinkler and watering systems with simple voice commands when Amazon Echo works together with GreenIQ's smart irrigation controller.

Hands On: Savant Pro Remote as Universal Remote and Home Automation Controller

Hands On: Savant Pro Remote as Universal Remote and Home Automation Controller

May 17, 2016 Jason Griffing, host of HomeTech.fm, offers first impressions of Savant Pro Remote: Nice form factor, simple configuration, iffy voice control and caveats on home automation.

Domotz Acquires Fing, Has Big Plans for IP Device Discovery and Small Data

Domotz Acquires Fing, Has Big Plans for IP Device Discovery and Small Data

May 17, 2016 In acquiring Fing, Domotz plans to create the most useful IP device-discovery database ever, with implications for home automation, remote network monitoring, IoT troubleshooting, insurance and more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Is Lutron Caséta/Amazon Echo Combo Ideal Introduction to Home Control?

Is Lutron Caséta/Amazon Echo Combo Ideal Introduction to Home Control?

May 13, 2016 Integrators take note: Homeowner wants more home automation after experiencing entry-level Lutron lighting control with voice control.

Doorbell Camera Maker DoorBird Makes Secure Parcel Box with Remote Access

Doorbell Camera Maker DoorBird Makes Secure Parcel Box with Remote Access

May 11, 2016 New category in the making? DoorBird, a maker of integration-friendly doorbell cameras, announces a the ‘Video Parcel Box’ that enables access from delivery services such as UPS, FedEx and Amazon Prime. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CasaTunes Boasts ‘Best Solution for Whole Home Music Control by RTI’

CasaTunes Boasts ‘Best Solution for Whole Home Music Control by RTI’

May 09, 2016 CasaTunes, maker of multiroom audio systems for the home-technology channel, adds new features for controlling through music through RTI home automation systems.

Comcast Loves Integrators: Atmos, IP Control, High-Level Support, Remote Access

Comcast Loves Integrators: Atmos, IP Control, High-Level Support, Remote Access

May 09, 2016 The brand that integrators love to hate -- Xfinity by Comcast -- is coming around with a strong commitment to the home-tech installation channel on both the product and service fronts. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Electronic Privacy Glass Finding a Niche

Electronic Privacy Glass Finding a Niche

May 09, 2016 Electronic switchable electronic glass that changes from clear to frosted with the touch of a button is finding a broader niche in luxury environments. For integrators, bathrooms and wet environments are the most common applications.

More Regulations Coming to Residential Lighting: High-Efficacy Fixtures Everywhere

More Regulations Coming to Residential Lighting: High-Efficacy Fixtures Everywhere

May 07, 2016 Lightfair 2016: California’s Title 24, Part 6 (2016), the standard-bearer for lighting regulations nationwide, adds new burdens to residential properties, both indoor and outdoor -- more high-efficacy luminaires, more dimmers, more sensors. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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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.

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

March 01, 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.

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 Fewer CVAC competitors means potentially higher margins for integrators as an add-on product to whole-house control and security installations.

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.

Build Your Profits With Central Vacuum Systems

Build Your Profits With Central Vacuum Systems

Watch this FREE 1 hr CE Pro webinar, sponsored by Beam, to learn from other integrators how to generate more installations from custom and semi-custom homebuilders simply by adding central vacuum systems to your product portfolio.

Homebuilder Business Rebounds for Integrators: Getting in on the Action

Homebuilder Business Rebounds for Integrators: Getting in on the Action

Download this previously Live CEPro Webinar which featured members of the manufacturing, home building and integrator communities who will share their stories about the new era of smart-home-building.

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2D2C

2D2C
SafePlug® Products are developed and sold by 2D2C, Inc. (d/b/a SafePlug). SafePlug uses patented technologies that can significantly reduce or eliminate household electrical fires and electrocutions. These technologies...
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Anthem

Anthem AV
For more than two decades, Anthem® has manufactured award-winning high-end audio/video equipment for music, home theater and distributed audio. Our products are used at all levels of music reproduction.
www.anthemav.com
Aprilaire

Aprilaire
At Aprilaire, we know how important comfort and health are to you and your family. That's why we're committed to helping you control indoor air quality (IAQ). Our mission is to provide superior whole-home indoor air quality...
www.AprilairePartners.com
ATON

ATON
ATON's system technologies are built on years of expertise in Audio and Video Routing, Control Systems and Loudspeaker Design. This combined knowledge has led to a comprehensive new line of Digital Signal Routing Products,...
Autonomic

Autonomic
Autonomic is recognized as a leading manufacturer of complete whole-house music systems. As innovators with a core competency for audio and control, Autonomic offers the ultimate standalone entertainment solution that is...
www.autonomic-controls.com
Basalte

Basalte
Basalte develops and commercializes design products for smart home systems. Visit basalte at CEDIA booth #6029
www.basalte.be
Beam

Beam
BEAM by Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems has become the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of central vacuum systems. Approximately one-third of all central vacuum systems are produced by them. The company also is the...
www.beamvac.com
Benolli smart systems

Benolli smart systems
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

Clare Controls
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.

CMI Interiors Inc.
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...
www.cmiinteriorsinc.com
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