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SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

SnapAV kills recurring fees for OvrC Pro, as smart-home specialists struggle to monetize remote monitoring systems.

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Control4’s Smart Home on Wheels Comes to Boston Design Center

Control4 brings its fully automated 'Smart Design, Smart Living' Airstream to Boston's Seaport district, with voice…

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

April 20, 2017 SnapAV kills recurring fees for OvrC Pro, as smart-home specialists struggle to monetize remote monitoring systems. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

No Better Way Than This to Become a Professional Installer

No Better Way Than This to Become a Professional Installer

Advertorial · April 20, 2017 Webinar invitation: “Electrical and Installation Considerations for Installers”.

CEDIA 2017: Early Look at New Security and Home Automation Players

CEDIA 2017: Early Look at New Security and Home Automation Players

April 14, 2017 New home automation controllers, motorized shades, security systems coming to CEDIA 2017, the tradeshow for the smart-home pros. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Control4’s Smart Home on Wheels Comes to Boston Design Center

April 10, 2017 Control4 brings its fully automated 'Smart Design, Smart Living' Airstream to Boston's Seaport district, with voice control from Amazon Echo as well as lighting, audio, video, HVAC and security smart-home control.

ADT Pulse Smart Home Automation Reaches 2 Million Customers

ADT Pulse Smart Home Automation Reaches 2 Million Customers

April 06, 2017 ADT Pulse smart home automation system surpasses its 2 millionth customer. Pulse 8.0 revamped design due out this spring.

April Fools Fell for Hub, a Fake Startup Whose Smart-Home Device Doesn’t Do Anything

April Fools Fell for Hub, a Fake Startup Whose Smart-Home Device Doesn’t Do Anything

April 05, 2017 A former Microsoft intern got his Yale classmates to apply for jobs at Hub, a fake startup with well-produced marketing video for a smart-home device.


Josh.ai Voice Control AI Rebrands as SHIT

March 31, 2017 Josh.ai unveils new Smart Home Integrated Technologes (SHIT) voice control/artificial intelligence (AI) system built for tiny homes under 100 square feet.

Here Comes the Smart-Home Robot Invasion

Here Comes the Smart-Home Robot Invasion

March 29, 2017 All signs point to the custom installation channel rolling out the inevitable smart home robot that's been on the horizon since the 1950s. Are you ready?

NASCAR’s Mark Martin Shifts Into Home Automation Overdrive

NASCAR’s Mark Martin Shifts Into Home Automation Overdrive

March 28, 2017 Mark Martin Powersports store becomes the seventh Martin-owned site in four years to be controlled and automated by an Elan control system.

Quick Tips to Effectively Integrate Sonos with RTI

Quick Tips to Effectively Integrate Sonos with RTI

Mike Pote · March 27, 2017 Step-by-step tips (and 26 cool capabilities) of Sonos RTI integration for third-party control, including driver installation, device feedback and multiroom control options.

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SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

April 20, 2017 SnapAV kills recurring fees for OvrC Pro, as smart-home specialists struggle to monetize remote monitoring systems. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CEDIA 2017: Early Look at New Security and Home Automation Players

CEDIA 2017: Early Look at New Security and Home Automation Players

April 14, 2017 New home automation controllers, motorized shades, security systems coming to CEDIA 2017, the tradeshow for the smart-home pros. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

March 17, 2017 Leviton launches ‘Decora Smart’ Wi-Fi lighting products, plus app and SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform to kick off new DIY initiative that could compete with Lutron's Caseta IoT ecosystem. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

March 16, 2017 Capitalizing on its large female customer base, JCPenney is the latest big-box brand to get into home automation with new “Home Services,” featuring Samsung SmartThings and and other smart-home systems. [UPDATE: JCP is not installing the smart-home equipment, just the other five Home Services categories.] (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vaux Wireless Speaker Connects the (Amazon Echo) Dots

Vaux Wireless Speaker Connects the (Amazon Echo) Dots

March 13, 2017 Make the Amazon Echo Dot a portable device with Ninety7's Vaux wireless speaker.


Now You Can Test Crestron Systems with PanTech Tools for Free

March 13, 2017 PanTech Design helps dealers test the IR, serial and IP control of Crestron home control and automation systems with its PD Device Tools Suite.


ISE Q&A: Vitrea Presents VTouch Pro Wireless Control System Upgrade

February 06, 2017 Integrators can check out Vitrea's wireless control system, the VTouch Pro, at ISE 2017 in stand 5-R92.

Now This is Disruptive: I Just Set Up a Free Smart Home Consultation with Amazon

Now This is Disruptive: I Just Set Up a Free Smart Home Consultation with Amazon

February 02, 2017 Through Amazon Home Services, smart-home consultants will spend an hour at your pad explaining home automation and networking, pushing products like Ecobee, Amazon Echo, Bose, Philips Hue and Fire TV, and promoting services like Prime Fresh. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

RTI Picks Harvard MBA as CEO of the Remote Control and Home Automation Co.

RTI Picks Harvard MBA as CEO of the Remote Control and Home Automation Co.

February 01, 2017 Edward (Ed) McConaghay, West Point grad and Harvard MBA, comes to RTI with vast experience in finance, operations and technology; plans to meet dealers and distributors at ISE 2017. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Listen Up! Josh.ai Is Not Just Voice Control; Changes Its Pricing Structure

January 17, 2017 Josh.ai alters pricing structure for its whole-house control system to permit 25% down with 5-year monthly software license fee. Plug-and-play system is not just add-on voice control.

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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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Core Brands combines innovative connected technology platforms with iconic brands to deliver a portfolio of control, audio, power management and video distribution solutions to its channel partners and end users. The...
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