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How Dish is Winning by Cannibalizing Itself: AirTV, Dish-on-a-Stick, Native Alexa Voice

Demonstrated at CES 2017, Dish Networks's new AirTV box and Dish-on-a-Fire-TV-Stick could cut into its traditional satellite service; First native…

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How Dish is Winning by Cannibalizing Itself: AirTV, Dish-on-a-Stick, Native Alexa Voice

How Dish is Winning by Cannibalizing Itself: AirTV, Dish-on-a-Stick, Native Alexa Voice

January 20, 2017 Demonstrated at CES 2017, Dish Networks's new AirTV box and Dish-on-a-Fire-TV-Stick could cut into its traditional satellite service; First native Alexa Voice control for TV demo'd. (Julie Jacobson, CE Pro)

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.

Leviton Decora Lighting Control Compatible with Apple HomeKit

Leviton Decora Lighting Control Compatible with Apple HomeKit

January 16, 2017 Announced at CES 2017, Leviton Decora smart lighting control dimmers and switchers are Apple Homekit enabled.

Builders Show 2017 in Tweets: @CEDIA #JJTakeover

Builders Show 2017 in Tweets: @CEDIA #JJTakeover

January 13, 2017 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson takes over the @CEDIA Twitter account during IBS 2017. Here's the show in Tweets, including gems from Panasonic, Legrand. Rayva, OneLink and the home-builder community. #JJTakeover

IoT Candles, Vacuum Laundry Chute and Other Super-Cool ‘Technologies’ at IBS 2017

IoT Candles, Vacuum Laundry Chute and Other Super-Cool ‘Technologies’ at IBS 2017

January 12, 2017 Beyond traditional smart-home products, we spied some other interesting home technologies at the 2017 Builders Show – magnetic laundry vents, interchangeable electrical outlets, IoT candles ….

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How Dish is Winning by Cannibalizing Itself: AirTV, Dish-on-a-Stick, Native Alexa Voice

How Dish is Winning by Cannibalizing Itself: AirTV, Dish-on-a-Stick, Native Alexa Voice

January 20, 2017 Demonstrated at CES 2017, Dish Networks's new AirTV box and Dish-on-a-Fire-TV-Stick could cut into its traditional satellite service; First native Alexa Voice control for TV demo'd. (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.

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.

Leviton Decora Lighting Control Compatible with Apple HomeKit

Leviton Decora Lighting Control Compatible with Apple HomeKit

January 16, 2017 Announced at CES 2017, Leviton Decora smart lighting control dimmers and switchers are Apple Homekit enabled.

Builders Show 2017 in Tweets: @CEDIA #JJTakeover

Builders Show 2017 in Tweets: @CEDIA #JJTakeover

January 13, 2017 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson takes over the @CEDIA Twitter account during IBS 2017. Here's the show in Tweets, including gems from Panasonic, Legrand. Rayva, OneLink and the home-builder community. #JJTakeover

IoT Candles, Vacuum Laundry Chute and Other Super-Cool ‘Technologies’ at IBS 2017

IoT Candles, Vacuum Laundry Chute and Other Super-Cool ‘Technologies’ at IBS 2017

January 12, 2017 Beyond traditional smart-home products, we spied some other interesting home technologies at the 2017 Builders Show – magnetic laundry vents, interchangeable electrical outlets, IoT candles ….


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)

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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.

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.

Why Central Vac Is Key Add-on Technology

Why Central Vac Is Key Add-on Technology

August 01, 2016 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.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Isn’t Boring if it Means More Business! Learn How to Sell it

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Isn’t Boring if it Means More Business! Learn How to Sell it

Watch this FREE 1 hour CEPro webcast, originally live on August 17th and sponsored by Aprilaire, to learn how to increase business opportunities by offering complete climate control solutions to your customers.

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

Review the recorded archive of this 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.

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.

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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...
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...
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...
www.autonomic-controls.com
Basalte

Basalte
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...
www.basalte.us
Beam

Beam
BEAM is the global leading manufacturer and marketer of central vacuum systems. A division of Electrolux Small Appliances, BEAM produces approximately one-third of all central vacuum systems and markets systems in nearly 60...
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...
www.benolli.com
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...
www.clarecontrols.com
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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