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Coldwell Banker Turns Smart Home Retailer; Sells Lutron, August, Nest and $59 Installs

Real Estate giant Coldwell Banker steps up smart home agenda, marketing home automation devices and $59+ installs through Pro.com to help properties…

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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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CEDIA Q&A: Simple Control Adds Remote Management, Multihome Features

CEDIA Q&A: Simple Control Adds Remote Management, Multihome Features

August 26, 2016 Simple Control is an iOS-based control system for AV and smart devices that uses Wi-Fi to control devices like TVs, cable/satellite boxes, receivers, Blu-ray players, lights, cameras, window shades, thermostats and more.

Coldwell Banker Turns Smart Home Retailer; Sells Lutron, August, Nest and $59 Installs

Coldwell Banker Turns Smart Home Retailer; Sells Lutron, August, Nest and $59 Installs

August 26, 2016 Real Estate giant Coldwell Banker steps up smart home agenda, marketing home automation devices and $59+ installs through Pro.com to help properties sell faster. Only three devices makes a “smart home?” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Clare Controls: The Most Disruptive Business Model in Home Automation?

Clare Controls: The Most Disruptive Business Model in Home Automation?

August 25, 2016 With more than 5,000 production homes under contract, Clare Controls offers integrators a chance to earn recurring revenue on home automation without lifting a finger. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CEDIA Q&A: Basalte Announces Deseo HVAC Control Panel for Lutron HomeWorks QS, Crestron Systems

CEDIA Q&A: Basalte Announces Deseo HVAC Control Panel for Lutron HomeWorks QS, Crestron Systems

August 24, 2016 Basalte's new Deseo is a touch-sensitive HVAC control panel that works with Lutron HomeWorks QS and Crestron home automation systems. See it at booth #5349 at CEDIA 2016.

Inside a Luxury Yacht Complete with Lighting Control and a 3D Cinema

Inside a Luxury Yacht Complete with Lighting Control and a 3D Cinema

August 24, 2016 This 130-foot yacht features all the creature comforts of a smart home, plus a home theater and a disco room. It's no wonder it won Lutron's Excellence Award for Best Nautical Installation.

CEDIA Q&A: Colorbeam Brings Tunable LED Architectural Lighting to CEDIA 2016

CEDIA Q&A: Colorbeam Brings Tunable LED Architectural Lighting to CEDIA 2016

August 22, 2016 Exhibiting for the first time at CEDIA 2016, Colorbeam North America offers a unique LED lighting control solution made by integrators for integrators.

Overcoming MDU Restrictions to Turn Modest Condo Into Luxury High-Tech Home

Overcoming MDU Restrictions to Turn Modest Condo Into Luxury High-Tech Home

August 21, 2016 Home of the Year Gold Winner for Before & After. Ordinary condo turns to twice-the-size luxury vacation home, made possible by distributed A/V, Savant whole-house control and teamwork by the integration firm, builder and interior designer.

1800s Barn Provides High-Tech, Energy Efficient Escape

1800s Barn Provides High-Tech, Energy Efficient Escape

August 21, 2016 Home of the Year Gold Winner for Unique Space. From Savant control to LED lighting, every piece of technology in this renovated barn was chosen for its low energy consumption. The goal was to use technology ... to get away from it.

Unruly Hillside Turns Backyard Amphitheater with 220-Inch Disappearing Screen

Unruly Hillside Turns Backyard Amphitheater with 220-Inch Disappearing Screen

August 21, 2016 Home of the Year Gold Winner for Outdoor Space. Impressive combination of Niles Audio speakers, Elan g! app control, Optoma projection and a Vutec motorized projection screen set the stage of big-time backyard entertainment.

Mine Shaft Themed Home Theater Pays Homage to Homeowner’s Industrial Roots

Mine Shaft Themed Home Theater Pays Homage to Homeowner’s Industrial Roots

August 21, 2016 Home of the Year Gold Winner for Home Theater ($25,000 - $75,000). Rustic home theater blends 4K projection, Savant control and Paradigm speakers to become a coal miner's dream space.

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CEDIA Q&A: Simple Control Adds Remote Management, Multihome Features

CEDIA Q&A: Simple Control Adds Remote Management, Multihome Features

August 26, 2016 Simple Control is an iOS-based control system for AV and smart devices that uses Wi-Fi to control devices like TVs, cable/satellite boxes, receivers, Blu-ray players, lights, cameras, window shades, thermostats and more.

Coldwell Banker Turns Smart Home Retailer; Sells Lutron, August, Nest and $59 Installs

Coldwell Banker Turns Smart Home Retailer; Sells Lutron, August, Nest and $59 Installs

August 26, 2016 Real Estate giant Coldwell Banker steps up smart home agenda, marketing home automation devices and $59+ installs through Pro.com to help properties sell faster. Only three devices makes a “smart home?” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Clare Controls: The Most Disruptive Business Model in Home Automation?

Clare Controls: The Most Disruptive Business Model in Home Automation?

August 25, 2016 With more than 5,000 production homes under contract, Clare Controls offers integrators a chance to earn recurring revenue on home automation without lifting a finger. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CEDIA Q&A: Basalte Announces Deseo HVAC Control Panel for Lutron HomeWorks QS, Crestron Systems

CEDIA Q&A: Basalte Announces Deseo HVAC Control Panel for Lutron HomeWorks QS, Crestron Systems

August 24, 2016 Basalte's new Deseo is a touch-sensitive HVAC control panel that works with Lutron HomeWorks QS and Crestron home automation systems. See it at booth #5349 at CEDIA 2016.

CEDIA Q&A: Colorbeam Brings Tunable LED Architectural Lighting to CEDIA 2016

CEDIA Q&A: Colorbeam Brings Tunable LED Architectural Lighting to CEDIA 2016

August 22, 2016 Exhibiting for the first time at CEDIA 2016, Colorbeam North America offers a unique LED lighting control solution made by integrators for integrators.

Z-Wave Home Automation Leader Nortek Gets into ZigBee Biz to Court Utilities, MSOs

Z-Wave Home Automation Leader Nortek Gets into ZigBee Biz to Court Utilities, MSOs

July 29, 2016 One of the largest worldwide providers of Z-Wave devices, Nortek Security & Control plans to launch ZigBee products for the first time to grab MSO and utility business. (Julie Jacobson)

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.

Solving LED Lighting Issues with a Simple Cat 5 Cable

Solving LED Lighting Issues with a Simple Cat 5 Cable

July 20, 2016 Colorbeam offers lighting fixtures with different wattages that work off of a Cat 5 cable and go to a remote driver. The lighting system makes dimming and color temperature easy to manuever.

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)

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Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

August 17, 2016 Join us for this FREE 1-hour Webcast on August 31st to 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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