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The Most Interesting Use of a ‘Microbot Push’ Automated Button-Presser

App developer Howie Cooperstein uses Microbot Push to press the button on a Philips Hue bridge.

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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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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.


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.

New England Integrator System 7 Merges with Large Lighting Retailer

New England Integrator System 7 Merges with Large Lighting Retailer

January 06, 2017 CE Pro 100 integrator System 7, owners of The Boston Shade Company, has merged with venerable Boston-area lighting retailer Wolfers Lighting forming full-service lighting, shade and integration company.

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

January 04, 2017 ZigBee lends smart-home application layer to Thread Group, branding it dotdot and demoing about 10 IoT products at CES 2017, all run through Resolution Products’ Helix security and home automation hub. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Rich AV Brings Invisible Automation to Manhattan Townhouse with Savant, Lutron

Rich AV Brings Invisible Automation to Manhattan Townhouse with Savant, Lutron

Michelle de Carion · December 29, 2016 What can you do with no budget restrictions? Rich AV Design says the sky's the limit on this New York smart home automation project that included lighting, shading, AV, security, intercom, phone system and HVAC.

Florida Integrator Uses Lighting to Marry Design & Function in Art Collector’s Home

Florida Integrator Uses Lighting to Marry Design & Function in Art Collector’s Home

December 27, 2016 Modern technology meets artwork and interior design in this beautiful Sarasota, Fla., home with a little help from ELAN control and Lutron lighting.

Intel, Amazon to Demo Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 Powered by … MiOS?

Intel, Amazon to Demo Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 Powered by … MiOS?

December 25, 2016 MiOS, one of our favorite sleepers in the smart-home-as-a-service (SHaaS) space, is powering a Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 featuring Intel IoT solutions, Amazon Alexa, Nest, Philips Hue and other home-automation devices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Crestron Integrator: You Can Do Some Crazy Stuff with Powerful New TSW-X60

Crestron Integrator: You Can Do Some Crazy Stuff with Powerful New TSW-X60

Oliver Hall, Ultamation · December 21, 2016 UI developer Ultamation shows off serious home-automation graphics enabled by Crestron's powerful new TSW-X60 touchpanel, featuring front-facing camera and PinPoint beacon.

Realtors: The Forgotten Trade Partners?

Realtors: The Forgotten Trade Partners?

Advertorial · December 14, 2016 Coldwell Banker real estate wants business partnership between integrators and Realtors to evolve to same level of interaction as agents have with home inspectors and lenders. Solving which devices convey to buyers and lack of MLS criteria for smart homes are still hurdles.

Economical, Elegant Home Control Fits Perfectly in NYC Tribeca Loft

Economical, Elegant Home Control Fits Perfectly in NYC Tribeca Loft

December 12, 2016 When this New York City homeowner and his wife were expecting their first child, Mattera Design installed a home control system around RTI in time for the due date.

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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.


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.

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

January 04, 2017 ZigBee lends smart-home application layer to Thread Group, branding it dotdot and demoing about 10 IoT products at CES 2017, all run through Resolution Products’ Helix security and home automation hub. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Intel, Amazon to Demo Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 Powered by … MiOS?

Intel, Amazon to Demo Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 Powered by … MiOS?

December 25, 2016 MiOS, one of our favorite sleepers in the smart-home-as-a-service (SHaaS) space, is powering a Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 featuring Intel IoT solutions, Amazon Alexa, Nest, Philips Hue and other home-automation devices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Crestron Integrator: You Can Do Some Crazy Stuff with Powerful New TSW-X60

Crestron Integrator: You Can Do Some Crazy Stuff with Powerful New TSW-X60

Oliver Hall, Ultamation · December 21, 2016 UI developer Ultamation shows off serious home-automation graphics enabled by Crestron's powerful new TSW-X60 touchpanel, featuring front-facing camera and PinPoint beacon.

Get Ready for Voice-Enabled Lights; GE is ‘First’ with Alexa Inside

Get Ready for Voice-Enabled Lights; GE is ‘First’ with Alexa Inside

December 07, 2016 New C by GE lamp has Alexa Voice Services built in for voice-controlled home automation, but it would be cooler if it was a smart bulb instead.

CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? - UPDATE

CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? - UPDATE

December 02, 2016 Although they don’t have booths on the show floor, Google (Assistant), Amazon (Alexa) and Apple (Siri) will dominate IoT voice control at CES 2017. Plus: Thread and Weave home automation in the Google Home hub? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Top Greener’s Super-Smart Electrical Outlet Has Humidity and Motion Sensing

Top Greener’s Super-Smart Electrical Outlet Has Humidity and Motion Sensing

November 03, 2016 Top Greener's new DWHOS Humidity Sensor and Motion Detector Switch and TU21548A Dual Port USB Charger Outlet Receptacle blend into the background and augment the daily activities of homeowners.

Samsung SmartThings, Leviton Partner to Offer Lighting Control Bundle

Samsung SmartThings, Leviton Partner to Offer Lighting Control Bundle

October 28, 2016 The preassembled bundle includes a Samsung SmartThings Hub, Leviton VRMX1 Z-Wave Dimmer and Leviton VRS15 Z-Wave Switch.

Julie Jacobson’s 9 Themes from CEDIA 2016

Julie Jacobson’s 9 Themes from CEDIA 2016

October 14, 2016 Video doorbells, Amazon Alexa, 4K projectors, productivity software, virtual reality, up-and-coming wireless audio formats and other key themes from CEDIA 2016.

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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.

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.

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.

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

June 02, 2015 Evaluating the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for home automation: For the first time ever, Control4 barely beats Crestron; Nortek’s Elan makes comeback; Savant dips; AMX

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

May 25, 2015 Based on numbers from the annual 2015 CE Pro Brand Analysis, culled from responses to the CE Pro 100 entry form gauging the industry’s highest-revenue integrators, it could be argued that today’s most popular trifecta among dealers would include Sony, SnapAV and Control4.

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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Colorbeam

Colorbeam
Colorbeam NorthAmerica, a company founded by Michael Teolis and Maurizio Gaudio, with a combined 50+ years of experience in the commercial and residential audio-visual industry, has been challenging the status quo in the LED...
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Control4

Control4
Control4 offers the ultimate home automation solution by making the products and systems you already have and use everyday, work together. By integrating everything from lighting control, music, home theater, climate control,...
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Draper

Draper
Manufacturers of Audio Visual Equipment, Home Theater Screens, Front Projection Screens, Rear Projection Screens, Portable projection screens, fixed screens,  permanently tensioned projection screens, projector screens,...
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HomeSeer

HomeSeer
HomeSeer is a manufacturer and leading provider of home automation systems. Since 1999, HomeSeer has been an industry standard with thousands of systems installed worldwide. Our commitment to new and emerging technologies,...
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Ihiji

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Ihiji is the foundation of your service operations center. Your technicians can remotely monitor the status of all of your clients’ networks and IP devices.  The customized dashboard shows all Ihiji connected...
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LiteTouch

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A leading manufacturer for three decades, LiteTouch offers lighting control and automation systems for new construction, retrofit, single room, residential and commercial, including LiteTouch FIVEk most powerful CCU on the...
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Lucis

Lucis
LUCIS Technologies, founded in Silicon Valley, builds innovative technologies and products for energy management, smart home, and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
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Lutron

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Lutron Electronics designs and manufactures energy-saving light controls, automated window treatments, temperature controls, and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications throughout the world. The...
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TiO Home Control

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Committed to “Sophisticated Simplicity”, TiO is an entirely new approach to home automation driven by an “Outside-In” philosophy that focuses on the customer experience. Designed to be simple and...
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