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

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…

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Stunning Luxembourg Smart Home Is 2017 CEDIA Finalist

This enormous Luxembourg villa goes high-tech with Crestron control, Lutron lighting, Sony Bravia TVs, Sonance and…

CEDIA Q&A: Vitrea VTouch Pro Wireless Automation Integrates with Control4, Savant, RTI

CEDIA Q&A: Vitrea VTouch Pro Wireless Automation Integrates with Control4, Savant, RTI

August 16, 2017 Vitrea is bringing its VTouch Pro wireless control and automation system to the U.S. this year for CEDIA 2017. See it in booth #3653.

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)

BlackWire Presents Control4 Drivers for HomeKit, Freshdesk, Roku, Notifications, More

BlackWire Presents Control4 Drivers for HomeKit, Freshdesk, Roku, Notifications, More

August 03, 2017 BlackWire Designs launches home-automation driver store, starting with Control4, then URC, RTI, Elan and Crestron. First up: two-way integration with HomeKit (and Siri), Freshdesk, Roku, push notifications, more.

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.

Wink Acquired by Black Eyed Peas Rapper will.i.am ... Yes, Really

Wink Acquired by Black Eyed Peas Rapper will.i.am ... Yes, Really

July 28, 2017 Smart-home platform Wink has a new owner: musician and tech entrepreneur will.i.am. Tech company i.am+ paid $38.7 million upfront plus a $20 million commitment towards future manufacturing.

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)

Roomba Quietly Maps Your Home, Looks to Share Data with Smart-Home Giants

Roomba Quietly Maps Your Home, Looks to Share Data with Smart-Home Giants

July 26, 2017 Roomba maker iRobot has been collecting spacial mapping technologies as it vacuums and is now looking to share the data with Google, Apple or Amazon in the next couple of years.

Insurance, the Smart Home, and the Business of Keeping Customers Engaged

Insurance, the Smart Home, and the Business of Keeping Customers Engaged

July 20, 2017 How insurance (insurtech) and other industries are keeping customers engaged through smart-home technologies, remote IoT services, product warranties and client communications. (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)

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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)

BlackWire Presents Control4 Drivers for HomeKit, Freshdesk, Roku, Notifications, More

BlackWire Presents Control4 Drivers for HomeKit, Freshdesk, Roku, Notifications, More

August 03, 2017 BlackWire Designs launches home-automation driver store, starting with Control4, then URC, RTI, Elan and Crestron. First up: two-way integration with HomeKit (and Siri), Freshdesk, Roku, push notifications, more.

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)

H&F Acquiring SnapAV Not Just to ‘Accelerate Growth’ But to Do Something Huge in Home Tech

H&F Acquiring SnapAV Not Just to ‘Accelerate Growth’ But to Do Something Huge in Home Tech

June 26, 2017 Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman might just follow SnapAV acquisition with 'transformational transaction' that disrupts the home-technology industry and puts SnapAV on a whole new trajectory. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum

Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum

May 25, 2017 It's complicated: New SmartHub from Verizon Wireless is an LTE cellular router with Z-Wave home automation capabilities – completely different from the FiOS Quantum gateway powered by Greenwave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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.

Home Technology Integrator: Elk Helped Us Get into Home Security Biz

Home Technology Integrator: Elk Helped Us Get into Home Security Biz

Advertorial · May 17, 2017 When Digital Audio Video Environments (DAVE) looked into adding security to its audio, video and home-automation business, the company selected Elk Products because “they care about custom.”

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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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.

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Advertorial · March 20, 2017 Interactive webinars explain the simplicity of smart home integration.

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Advertorial · February 22, 2017 The simple answer to a question, which is bothering a whole industry.

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

Advertorial · October 04, 2016 How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

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.

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Oliver Hall, Ultamation · March 16, 2016 UK-based Ultamation is releasing an Apple TV driver (through Gen 4) for Crestron home automation systems. Managing Director explains the magic of SIMPL# programming language.

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 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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