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Who is Chang K. Park and Why did CEDIA Pick Him for its Highest Honor?

URC founder and chairman Chang K. Park came to the U.S. from Korea as a kid, all alone, speaking no English. How has he come to be CEDIA's Lifetime…

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Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

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Who is Chang K. Park and Why did CEDIA Pick Him for its Highest Honor?

Who is Chang K. Park and Why did CEDIA Pick Him for its Highest Honor?

August 01, 2016 URC founder and chairman Chang K. Park came to the U.S. from Korea as a kid, all alone, speaking no English. How has he come to be CEDIA's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

URC Founder Chang Park, Pioneer of the Universal Remote Control, Nabs CEDIA’s Highest Honor

URC Founder Chang Park, Pioneer of the Universal Remote Control, Nabs CEDIA’s Highest Honor

July 28, 2016 Besides building a remote-control empire, the URC chief chairs the Chang K. Park Foundation, a human rights organization; Chang will be honored in September with CEDIA's Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

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)

Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

July 14, 2016 New Hopper Voice Remote from Dish recognizes voice commands most of the time if you speak deliberately and close to the mic, but the button layout is flawed and Dish's response to commands can be unhelpful. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation

The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation

June 29, 2016 Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?

8 Chart Topping Brands Receive Accolades from CE Pro 100 Year After Year

8 Chart Topping Brands Receive Accolades from CE Pro 100 Year After Year

June 23, 2016 A decade of data collected by the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis reveals the most well-respected brands in their fields, including Lutron, D-Tools and IC Realtime.

Custom is the Key to a Happy Customer

Custom is the Key to a Happy Customer

Advertorial · June 10, 2016 The flexibility offered by the RTI Control System enables integrators to fulfill clients' dreams.

CE Pro Top 100 Control & Automation Brands: Lighting, Shading, Remote Controls, HVAC and More

CE Pro Top 100 Control & Automation Brands: Lighting, Shading, Remote Controls, HVAC and More

June 09, 2016 Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these home control and automation categories as part of our annual Brand Analysis.

Logitech to Sell New $400 Harmony Pro Remote Only Through Pro Installers, not DIY

Logitech to Sell New $400 Harmony Pro Remote Only Through Pro Installers, not DIY

June 08, 2016 Available through ADI and Dow Electronics, new Harmony Pro remote control and home automation system mimics Harmony Elite, but not available to DIYs. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Marguerita Kiser, Long-time Xantech and URC Veteran, Passes Away

Marguerita Kiser, Long-time Xantech and URC Veteran, Passes Away

May 17, 2016 The custom electronics industry lost a good friend, Margarita Kiser, who passed away after a brief illness. She was a 25-year-veteran in the channel working for Xantech and most recently URC.

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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)

Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

July 14, 2016 New Hopper Voice Remote from Dish recognizes voice commands most of the time if you speak deliberately and close to the mic, but the button layout is flawed and Dish's response to commands can be unhelpful. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro Top 100 Control & Automation Brands: Lighting, Shading, Remote Controls, HVAC and More

CE Pro Top 100 Control & Automation Brands: Lighting, Shading, Remote Controls, HVAC and More

June 09, 2016 Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these home control and automation categories as part of our annual Brand Analysis.

Logitech to Sell New $400 Harmony Pro Remote Only Through Pro Installers, not DIY

Logitech to Sell New $400 Harmony Pro Remote Only Through Pro Installers, not DIY

June 08, 2016 Available through ADI and Dow Electronics, new Harmony Pro remote control and home automation system mimics Harmony Elite, but not available to DIYs. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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.

Can High Resolution Audio be Trojan Horse for Home Automation?

Can High Resolution Audio be Trojan Horse for Home Automation?

April 25, 2016 Control4 breaks new ground by including HRA streaming services in $600 EA-1 smart-home controller. Will the bet pay off? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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)

URC Details New $600 HomeSet with Cloud-Based Home Automation Architecture at ISC 2016

URC Details New $600 HomeSet with Cloud-Based Home Automation Architecture at ISC 2016

April 06, 2016 New HomeSet home automation system from URC features IP hub with IR outputs, along with new cloud-based architecture for integrating with Nest, Sonos and other smart devices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Savant Announces 8.0 Home Automation Software, Pro Remote, Improved UI, Autonomic Inside

Savant Announces 8.0 Home Automation Software, Pro Remote, Improved UI, Autonomic Inside

March 30, 2016 With 8.0 release, home automation leader Savant integrates with Sonos, improves UI, builds in Autonomic streaming media software, launches Pro Remote for dealers. See them at ISC West 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

February 01, 2016 100+ pages of home automation, IoT, security and the smart home right here, with full text of the presentation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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

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