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Inside an Integrator Showroom That Caters to Builders, Architects and Designers

Inside an Integrator Showroom That Caters to Builders, Architects and Designers

August 18, 2017 Chesapeake Systems Service's new CSS Experience Center uses Elan control, SpeakerCraft audio and a CinemaTech 4K HDR Dolby Atmos home theater to tell a story about tech + luxury.

Will.i.am and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

Will.i.am and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

August 06, 2017 FCC filings reveal Wink Labs, the home-automation developer recently acquired by will.i.am (i.am+), is making its own Z-Wave security peripherals for the first time -- after years of handing that business to third-party IoT device makers. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Stunning Luxembourg Smart Home Is 2017 CEDIA Finalist

Stunning Luxembourg Smart Home Is 2017 CEDIA Finalist

August 01, 2017 This enormous Luxembourg villa goes high-tech with Crestron control, Lutron lighting, Sony Bravia TVs, Sonance and Bowers & Wilkins audio, Fortress Seating and more. It's a 2017 CEDIA Award finalist for EMEA.

URC’s New Home Automation Drivers: IFTTT, Push-Notifications, Oppo, Wemo, More

URC’s New Home Automation Drivers: IFTTT, Push-Notifications, Oppo, Wemo, More

July 27, 2017 In time for CEDIA 2017, URC Total Control is one of the first pro-oriented home-automation systems to support IFTTT; Other new integrations include push notifications, Belkin Wemo, Oppo Blu-ray, and virtually anything that can issue an IP command. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Sigma Designs, Owner of Z-Wave Home Automation Tech, Ponders Sale or Spinoffs

Sigma Designs, Owner of Z-Wave Home Automation Tech, Ponders Sale or Spinoffs

July 26, 2017 Sigma Designs (SIGM) shares were up 5% pre-market on news that it's considering "strategic alternatives" that might include divesting its Z-Wave home-automation group, selling the company or otherwise restructuring.

Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

July 19, 2017 Lennar reportedly is shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

This Enormous Calgary Smart Home Features Glowing Home Theater, Luxury Car Collection

This Enormous Calgary Smart Home Features Glowing Home Theater, Luxury Car Collection

July 19, 2017 We cover a lot of big, beautiful smart homes on CE Pro, but this 22,000-square-foot residence is a winner with Elan entertainment and control, home theater, Lutron lighting, Elk security and luxury car collection.

Exclusive: URC Total Control 2.0 is Complete Overhaul of Flagship Home Automation System

Exclusive: URC Total Control 2.0 is Complete Overhaul of Flagship Home Automation System

July 17, 2017 Launching before CEDIA 2017, URC’s Total Control 2.0 isn’t just a gorgeous new user interface, but a highly-efficient home-automation machine that’s faster, more reliable and more customizable than ever. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

The first-ever CE Pro Outdoor Technology Study presents the most popular technologies for outdoor living and the frequently used brands.

Patents: Amazon’s Clever Voice-Controlled Light Switch is not Just ‘Alexa Inside’

Patents: Amazon’s Clever Voice-Controlled Light Switch is not Just ‘Alexa Inside’

June 29, 2017 Amazon’s patent application for voice-controlled light switch describes multiple mics on the faceplate and switch itself, so it can respond based on the position of the speaker (user) and whether the light is on or off. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Will.i.am and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

Will.i.am and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

August 06, 2017 FCC filings reveal Wink Labs, the home-automation developer recently acquired by will.i.am (i.am+), is making its own Z-Wave security peripherals for the first time -- after years of handing that business to third-party IoT device makers. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

URC’s New Home Automation Drivers: IFTTT, Push-Notifications, Oppo, Wemo, More

URC’s New Home Automation Drivers: IFTTT, Push-Notifications, Oppo, Wemo, More

July 27, 2017 In time for CEDIA 2017, URC Total Control is one of the first pro-oriented home-automation systems to support IFTTT; Other new integrations include push notifications, Belkin Wemo, Oppo Blu-ray, and virtually anything that can issue an IP command. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

July 19, 2017 Lennar reportedly is shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Exclusive: URC Total Control 2.0 is Complete Overhaul of Flagship Home Automation System

Exclusive: URC Total Control 2.0 is Complete Overhaul of Flagship Home Automation System

July 17, 2017 Launching before CEDIA 2017, URC’s Total Control 2.0 isn’t just a gorgeous new user interface, but a highly-efficient home-automation machine that’s faster, more reliable and more customizable than ever. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Patents: Amazon’s Clever Voice-Controlled Light Switch is not Just ‘Alexa Inside’

Patents: Amazon’s Clever Voice-Controlled Light Switch is not Just ‘Alexa Inside’

June 29, 2017 Amazon’s patent application for voice-controlled light switch describes multiple mics on the faceplate and switch itself, so it can respond based on the position of the speaker (user) and whether the light is on or off. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Insteon, SmartLabs Acquired; New CEO Wants to Make Powerline Great Again for Home Automation

Insteon, SmartLabs Acquired; New CEO Wants to Make Powerline Great Again for Home Automation

June 19, 2017 Richmond Capital acquires SmartLabs, owner of Insteon mesh-networking home-automation technology, and Smarthome, leading home-technology retailer; plans serious investment in IoT hardware and software.

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb

June 16, 2017 Crestron patent application describes a smart bulb with an integrated on/off mechanism, so users can turn the lamp "off" locally but still control via app or home automation. Is it practical? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Revamps Gallery Collection Motorized Shades

Lutron Revamps Gallery Collection Motorized Shades

June 13, 2017 Lutron refreshes Gallery Collection motorized shades with high-style fabric, wood, specialty and decorative options.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves

LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves

May 16, 2017 Introduced at Lightfair 2017 LG Electronics’ new ZigBee Connector plugs into an Android mobile device, discovers smart lights via visible light communication (VLC), and enables on-the-fly programming via LG's Sensor Connect app. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

The first-ever CE Pro Outdoor Technology Study presents the most popular technologies for outdoor living and the frequently used brands.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2017

May 20, 2017 CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study shows which custom electronics brands the industry's highest-revenue integrators prefer.

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Advertorial · May 01, 2017 Boston-area integrator System 7 and 5-Star Lutron Showroom lighting fixture retailer Wolfers combine forces due to solve the massive incompatibility problems between lighting fixtures, bulbs and controls.

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Advertorial · April 05, 2017 Somfy, the leading manufacturer of motors for shading is helping to usher in a modern era of residential utility management that combines the benefits of natural sunlight and traditional lighting, heating and cooling systems.

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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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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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...
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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...
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