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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.

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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)

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.

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.

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.

Control4 Launches 42-City Worldwide Dealer Training Tour

Control4 Launches 42-City Worldwide Dealer Training Tour

May 12, 2016 Dubbed the Smart Essentials tour, Control4 will visits 42 cities around the world with training courses for dealers on lighting and control.

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.

Historic Wentworth Estate Home Gets Modern Day AV Upgrade

Historic Wentworth Estate Home Gets Modern Day AV Upgrade

May 09, 2016 U.K.-based integration firm South Anston Ltd installs ELAN entertainment and control, multiroom audio and Lutron lighting control in this majestic 1920's residence.

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)

5 Reasons to Add Lighting to Your Video Surveillance Projects

5 Reasons to Add Lighting to Your Video Surveillance Projects

Eddie Reynolds · May 06, 2016 Independent lighting can help resolve surveillance camera obstacles in producing higher quality images and deterring nighttime intruders.

Control4 Q1 Revenues Up 34%

Control4 Q1 Revenues Up 34%

May 05, 2016 Control4 cites its acquisition of Pakedge and debut of its new EA Controllers as key contributors to strong revenue growth for Q1 2016.

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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.

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.

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)

Savant Pro 8 Home Automation Software, Handheld Remote Now Shipping

Savant Pro 8 Home Automation Software, Handheld Remote Now Shipping

May 03, 2016 Savant hits "record pre-order numbers within days" for new home automation software and handheld remote with voice control.

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

April 20, 2016 What Roomie Remote needed to take a brilliant home automation app to a larger IoT market: hardware, radios, higher prices, grown-up branding and more. Plus: further recommendations for Simple Control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Formerly Roomie Remote, Simple Control Has Big Potential in Home Automation Market, Both Pro & DIY

Formerly Roomie Remote, Simple Control Has Big Potential in Home Automation Market

April 20, 2016 Roomie Remote, which has more than 60,000 users, used to be a nice universal remote control app for DIYs. As Simple Control, the company is a real contender for IoT supremacy in both DIY and pro channels. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

April 15, 2016 Nest finally bricks ill-fated Revolv home automation hub. World damns Tony Fadell, IoT, Google, Alphabet, the cloud, greed and the inability to control landscape lighting, but there are bigger lessons to be learned. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

April 07, 2016 Super-thin Z-Wave strip from Sensative, clever front-door camera solution from Toucan, Nortek’s cheap way to make dumb smoke detectors smart … and other little security and smart-home novelties from ISC 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Caséta Wireless Integrates with Amazon Echo

Lutron Caséta Wireless Integrates with Amazon Echo

April 07, 2016 Lutron creates a $99 Caséta Wireless kit that enables voice control of lights (not shades) using Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or Amazon Fire TV.

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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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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, Home...
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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

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 networks...
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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...
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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. Visit Lucis Technologies at CEDIA booth #7609.
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...
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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