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CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

July 26, 2016 Savant CEO William Lynch says the company's new $499 DIY remote, now available at BestBuy.com, is not part of a bigger strategy to sell mass-market home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Lutron Rebrands High-End LED Drivers; Debuts $250 Premier Hi-lume 0.1%

July 26, 2016 Lutron's $250 Hi-lume Premier 0.1% constant voltage driver for commercial LED lighting is part of rebranded three-tiered high-end family under the Hi-lume name.

Control4 Gets Two-Way Driver for Haiku Fans and Lights from Big Ass Fans

Control4 Gets Two-Way Driver for Haiku Fans and Lights from Big Ass Fans

July 19, 2016 Chowmain Haiku Driver allows two-way integration of Big Ass Fans and Big Ass Lights with Control4 home automation, allowing multispeed fan and dimmable lighting control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Study: ‘Smart Lighting’ Gains Rapid Consumer Awareness

Study: ‘Smart Lighting’ Gains Rapid Consumer Awareness

July 15, 2016 The Sylvania Socket Study shows 65% of U.S. households are familiar with Wi-Fi controllable light bulbs, a 40% increase in one year. Plus, eight out of 10 Americans say there is an area in their home where they can use lights that change color, dim or set scenes.

Autonomic 5.3 Offers Richer Integration with Control4, Support for iHeartRadio & RadioRA

Autonomic 5.3 Offers Richer Integration with Control4, Support for iHeartRadio & RadioRA

July 14, 2016 Latest Mirage OS firmware and Control4 driver improves user experience for media management and whole-whose music. Also: Autonomic adds iHeartRadio, Radio Ra 2 support. View screen shots of new Control4 UI.

Lutron Opens Entries for Excellence Awards

Lutron Opens Entries for Excellence Awards

July 13, 2016 Lutron Electronics is calling for entries for its 14th annual Excellence Awards recognizing the best use of lighting, shade and temperature controls. Deadline for entries is August 12. Winners named at CEDIA 2016.

Crestron Opens New Design Showroom in South Florida

Crestron Opens New Design Showroom in South Florida

July 01, 2016 Located in the Design Center of the Americas, latest Crestron Design Showroom provides real-life environment in which visitors can interact with home automation technology.

Contemporary Santa Barbara Home Brings Indoor & Outdoor Automation Together

Contemporary Santa Barbara Home Brings Indoor & Outdoor Automation Together

June 30, 2016 In order to bring two home automation zones together without compromising space, integration firm Mission Audio Video worked closely with the home’s interior designer to selectively hide the technology at play.

Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Parts of Icontrol

Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Parts of Icontrol

June 23, 2016 Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol will be acquired by Comcast/Xfinity and longtime competitor Alarm.com.

Legrand Unveils New Two-Button Wireless Vantage Keypad

Legrand Unveils New Two-Button Wireless Vantage Keypad

June 22, 2016 Vantage RadioLink EasyTouch II keypad is meant for transition areas such as corridors and hallways in modern luxury homes, hotels, and offices. Its wireless two-way communication protocol synchronizes on/off and ramp up/down of lighting loads, and it has farther keypad-to-controller communication distance.

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CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

July 26, 2016 Savant CEO William Lynch says the company's new $499 DIY remote, now available at BestBuy.com, is not part of a bigger strategy to sell mass-market home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Lutron Rebrands High-End LED Drivers; Debuts $250 Premier Hi-lume 0.1%

July 26, 2016 Lutron's $250 Hi-lume Premier 0.1% constant voltage driver for commercial LED lighting is part of rebranded three-tiered high-end family under the Hi-lume name.

Control4 Gets Two-Way Driver for Haiku Fans and Lights from Big Ass Fans

Control4 Gets Two-Way Driver for Haiku Fans and Lights from Big Ass Fans

July 19, 2016 Chowmain Haiku Driver allows two-way integration of Big Ass Fans and Big Ass Lights with Control4 home automation, allowing multispeed fan and dimmable lighting control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Autonomic 5.3 Offers Richer Integration with Control4, Support for iHeartRadio & RadioRA

Autonomic 5.3 Offers Richer Integration with Control4, Support for iHeartRadio & RadioRA

July 14, 2016 Latest Mirage OS firmware and Control4 driver improves user experience for media management and whole-whose music. Also: Autonomic adds iHeartRadio, Radio Ra 2 support. View screen shots of new Control4 UI.

Legrand Unveils New Two-Button Wireless Vantage Keypad

Legrand Unveils New Two-Button Wireless Vantage Keypad

June 22, 2016 Vantage RadioLink EasyTouch II keypad is meant for transition areas such as corridors and hallways in modern luxury homes, hotels, and offices. Its wireless two-way communication protocol synchronizes on/off and ramp up/down of lighting loads, and it has farther keypad-to-controller communication distance.

The Magic of QMotion’s Power-Efficient Shades; Control4 ZigBee Coming Soon

The Magic of QMotion’s Power-Efficient Shades; Control4 ZigBee Coming Soon

June 20, 2016 QMotion window treatments offer long battery life and sleek aesthetics because of a patented counterbalancing system that doesn't strain the motor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

June 17, 2016 If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we'll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the 'next Icontrol'. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

In-Depth: If Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Icontrol as Rumored

In-Depth: If Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Icontrol as Rumored

June 16, 2016 Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol is reportedly being sold to Comcast/Xfinity and erstwhile rival Alarm.com. What does this mean for the security and home automation market? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Target’s New Minn. ‘Connected Living’ Space Features Smart Devices, Not Home Automation

Target’s New Minn. ‘Connected Living’ Space Features Smart Devices, Not Home Automation

June 14, 2016 IP cameras, smart thermostats, IoT basketballs line shelves of Target’s Connected Living Experience in Minneapolis area, but ‘experience’ is a misnomer and home automation is mostly absent. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Apple Announces Dedicated Home App for iOS 10

Apple Announces Dedicated Home App for iOS 10

June 14, 2016 With Apple's new Home app for iOS 10, all smart home devices supporting HomeKit will be one swipe away. The app also includes new categories of gadgets such as surveillance cameras.

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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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