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Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

Kasita combines the tiny house and smart home with RTI control, Lutron lighting, Sonos, Origin Acoustics, DoorBird, Amazon Dot and more at SXSW.

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Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

March 17, 2017 Kasita combines the tiny house and smart home with RTI control, Lutron lighting, Sonos, Origin Acoustics, DoorBird, Amazon Dot and more at SXSW.

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

March 17, 2017 Leviton launches ‘Decora Smart’ Wi-Fi lighting products, plus app and SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform to kick off new DIY initiative that could compete with Lutron's Caseta IoT ecosystem. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

March 16, 2017 Capitalizing on its large female customer base, JCPenney is the latest big-box brand to get into home automation with new “Home Services,” featuring Samsung SmartThings and and other smart-home systems. [UPDATE: JCP is not installing the smart-home equipment, just the other five Home Services categories.] (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Why Crestron’s New Fee for Lutron and Vantage Integration Makes Sense

Why Crestron’s New Fee for Lutron and Vantage Integration Makes Sense

March 03, 2017 Here's how hard Crestron works to fix building- and home-automation problems with third-party subsystems.

Crestron Imposes $500 ‘Lutron Tax’ on Integration

Crestron Imposes $500 ‘Lutron Tax’ on Integration

March 03, 2017 In the interest of 'user experience,' if Crestron dealers want to integrate with Lutron or Vantage lighting controls, they must pay $500 for a license. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Honors Six Showrooms for Best Lighting Displays

Lutron Honors Six Showrooms for Best Lighting Displays

February 21, 2017 Lutron's 5-Star Awards recognize showrooms for their display of lighting solutions.

Look Inside Part DIY, Part HelloTech Media Room Project

Look Inside Part DIY, Part HelloTech Media Room Project

February 15, 2017 Avid DIY-er enlists 'Do It For Me' website HelloTech.com to help renovate her 1930s media room with Sonos, Amazon Echo, Lutron and Samsung SmartThings.

Savant CEO Bob Madonna Sets the Record Straight

Savant CEO Bob Madonna Sets the Record Straight

February 13, 2017 Savant CEO Bob Madonna says company is refocused purely on professional integration channel, addresses lingering rumors in the market, and lays out a product roadmap including a new touchpanel, thermostat, switcher and voice control.

Control4 Announces Record 2016 Revenues of $208.8M

Control4 Announces Record 2016 Revenues of $208.8M

February 10, 2017 Control4 hits $208.8M in annual revenue, up 28% over 2015. Q4 revenues are $57.4M, 34% higher than previous year.

Leedarson’s Arrival Sensor: The Most Interesting Little Z-Wave Device at ISE 2017

Leedarson’s Arrival Sensor: The Most Interesting Little Z-Wave Device at ISE 2017

February 09, 2017 New "Arrival Sensor" from Leedarson lets a home automation system know if you're coming or going -- like an iBeacon but with Z-Wave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

March 17, 2017 Leviton launches ‘Decora Smart’ Wi-Fi lighting products, plus app and SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform to kick off new DIY initiative that could compete with Lutron's Caseta IoT ecosystem. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

March 16, 2017 Capitalizing on its large female customer base, JCPenney is the latest big-box brand to get into home automation with new “Home Services,” featuring Samsung SmartThings and and other smart-home systems. [UPDATE: JCP is not installing the smart-home equipment, just the other five Home Services categories.] (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Crestron Imposes $500 ‘Lutron Tax’ on Integration

Crestron Imposes $500 ‘Lutron Tax’ on Integration

March 03, 2017 In the interest of 'user experience,' if Crestron dealers want to integrate with Lutron or Vantage lighting controls, they must pay $500 for a license. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Leedarson’s Arrival Sensor: The Most Interesting Little Z-Wave Device at ISE 2017

Leedarson’s Arrival Sensor: The Most Interesting Little Z-Wave Device at ISE 2017

February 09, 2017 New "Arrival Sensor" from Leedarson lets a home automation system know if you're coming or going -- like an iBeacon but with Z-Wave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Legrand’s Vantage, QMotion Integration on Display at ISE 2017

Legrand’s Vantage, QMotion Integration on Display at ISE 2017

February 02, 2017 Legrand shows new products from Vantage Controls and QMotion as well as lighting and shading integration via DesignCenter 3.7 software at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam.

Leviton Decora Digital Controls Provide Dimming, Fan Control via Bluetooth

Leviton Decora Digital Controls Provide Dimming, Fan Control via Bluetooth

January 31, 2017 New Leviton Electronic Low Voltage Dimmer, LED/Mark 7 Fluorescent Dimmer and Quiet Fan Speed Control pair with Decora Dimmer & Timer app over Bluetooth.

King of Home Automation: Crestron Revenues Revealed

King of Home Automation: Crestron Revenues Revealed

January 30, 2017 Crestron Electronics, a giant in building automation and smart-home technology, has tripled its revenues since 2012; CTO Fred Bargetzi discusses Mark Zuckerberg's Jarvis AI home automation system. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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)

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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...
www.clarecontrols.com
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...
www.colorbeamnorthamerica.com
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,...
www.control4.com
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,...
www.draperinc.com
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,...
www.homeseer.com
Ihiji

ihiji
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...
www.ihiji.com
LiteTouch

LiteTouch
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...
www.litetouch.com
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.
www.lucis-tech.com
Lutron

Lutron
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...
www.lutron.com
TiO Home Control

TiO Home Control
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...
www.tiohome.com
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