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

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.…

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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)

Integrator Works with DIY Homeowner to Install RTI Control, Sonos

Integrator Works with DIY Homeowner to Install RTI Control, Sonos

December 01, 2016 Canadian homeowner who had already constructed and pre-wired his house on his own enlisted integration firm Onyx Audio to install RTI control and Sonos sound.

In Case You Were Wondering: Best Color Temperature for Makeup Lighting

In Case You Were Wondering: Best Color Temperature for Makeup Lighting

November 25, 2016 Tunable white lighting is all the rage these days, providing different color temperatures for different effects. Which temp is best for applying makeup?


Lutron Showcases Evolving Connected Home Integration

November 22, 2016 Lutron enables multiple interface options for its lighting and shade controls via Amazon Echo voice control and Pico remotes, and adds music distribution control with Sonos.

Ninja Warriors Need Home Control, Too

Ninja Warriors Need Home Control, Too

November 22, 2016 Adventure park designer Zane Hansen brings the excitement home with an indoor aerial sport obstacle gym, complete with ninja course, rock climbing wall, aerial silks and basketball court controlled by an ELAN entertainment and control system.

Cliffside Costa Rica Villa Renovation Relies on Elan Home Control System

Cliffside Costa Rica Villa Renovation Relies on Elan Home Control System

November 18, 2016 After a thunderstorm badly damaged this Costa Rica home's control and automation system, integrator AudioCinema installed an Elan system for the 12,000-square foot residence. Check out the photos.

Why Integrators Still Love Voice-Control for Smart Homes, Despite Flaws

Why Integrators Still Love Voice-Control for Smart Homes, Despite Flaws

November 14, 2016 Does the idea of deploying and supporting voice control with Amazon Echo or Google Home make you cringe? Set the right expectations with clients and you can avoid the headache altogether.

Chicago Integrator Runs 3.5 Miles of Wiring for Massive Lighting Control Project

Chicago Integrator Runs 3.5 Miles of Wiring for Massive Lighting Control Project

November 11, 2016 Lutron HomeWorks QS system keeps lights and window shades in sync with the rise and fall of the sun.

This Veterans Day, Look Inside a Smart Home Designed and Built for Wounded Vet

This Veterans Day, Look Inside a Smart Home Designed and Built for Wounded Vet

November 11, 2016 Gary Sinise Foundation designs and donates a specialized connected home for Gunnery Sergeant Guillermo Tejada in San Antonio, Texas. An ELAN entertainment and control system integrates the security, lighting, shading, entertainment and HVAC.

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.

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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.

Simple Control Q&A: When an Expert Cryptographer Makes a Smart-Home System

Simple Control Q&A: When an Expert Cryptographer Makes a Smart-Home System

October 14, 2016 Simple Control, a rich yet affordable home automation system developed by an expert cryptographer, launches remote monitoring platform to help integrators manage their clients' smart homes.

Patent Application: Is Lutron Reinventing X10?

Patent Application: Is Lutron Reinventing X10?

October 06, 2016 Lutron’s patent application describes lighting control and home automation over existing powerlines, no neutral wire required. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Savant Home Automation Works with Nest and iPort, Integrates Deeper with Sonos, PureLink

Savant Home Automation Works with Nest and iPort, Integrates Deeper with Sonos, PureLink

September 27, 2016 CEDIA 2016: Buttons on an iPort wall mount can activate Savant home automation scenes; homeowners can use Nest’s ‘Away’ mode to trigger a Savant scene automatically.

Lutron and Sonos are Changing the Way People Listen to Music at Home

Lutron and Sonos are Changing the Way People Listen to Music at Home

September 23, 2016 Incorporate music into any Lutron residential lighting control system with new Sonos-endorsed integration.

Lutron HomeWorks QS, RadioRA 2 Lighting Control Work with Amazon Alexa

Lutron HomeWorks QS, RadioRA 2 Lighting Control Work with Amazon Alexa

September 22, 2016 CEDIA 2016: Want the lights, shading and temperature to be just right for dinner parties or watching TV? Just ask Amazon Echo, or Alexa, to adjust them for you.


Inside Lutron’s CEDIA 2016 Booth: Alexa, Sonos, LED Lighting and More

September 21, 2016 CEDIA 2016: Lutron expanded its integration capabilities in a big way this year. Also on display was Lutron's Ivalo high-performance LED lighting fixture line, including its Finire LED recessed lighting. Check out the booth tour.

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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.

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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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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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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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