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$100 Voice Control Driver Integrates RTI with Amazon Echo

$100 Voice Control Driver Integrates RTI with Amazon Echo

New driver from My Device offers hands-free voice control of RTI home automation systems using Amazon Echo. It also enables the Echo's commands to be…

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Custom Control for Every Wall

Custom Control for Every Wall

Advertorial · July 21, 2016 RTI provides simplicity and convenience with expansive lineup of in-wall touchpanel and keypad control options.

$100 Voice Control Driver Integrates RTI with Amazon Echo

$100 Voice Control Driver Integrates RTI with Amazon Echo

July 18, 2016 New driver from My Device offers hands-free voice control of RTI home automation systems using Amazon Echo. It also enables the Echo's commands to be totally customizable by the integrator.

British A/V Pros React to Brexit: Losing a 6-Figure Job

British A/V Pros React to Brexit: Losing a 6-Figure Job

July 11, 2016 Essential Install South: UK dealers and distributors see rising prices, stalled jobs and general uncertainty with Britain’s vote to exit the European Union; a 6-figure job is canceled.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: I’ll Build a Simple AI to Run My Home

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: I’ll Build a Simple AI to Run My Home

July 01, 2016 Zuckerberg wants his home to be run by artificial intelligence (AI). His R&D could aid mainstream automation awareness, but also spell trouble in the long run for the custom integration business.

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?

Meritage Homes Install Clare Controls Smart Home Systems Across California

Meritage Homes Install Clare Controls Smart Home Systems Across California

June 22, 2016 Home builder brings Clare Controls home automation system, Aprilaire thermostat and six-month ClareHome Premium Service to 24 communities in Northern and Southern California.

How to Make MDU Developers Love Lighting Control

How to Make MDU Developers Love Lighting Control

Advertorial · June 21, 2016 Creating packages for MDU builders is among the keys to success in this market. Integrators must rethink their approach and manage MDU projects as commercial jobs.

The Magic of QMotion’s Power-Efficient Shades; Control4 ZigBee Coming Soon

The Magic of QMotion’s Power-Efficient Shades; Control4 ZigBee Coming Soon

June 20, 2016 QMotion window treatments offer long battery life and sleek aesthetics because of a patented counterbalancing system that doesn't strain the motor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

June 17, 2016 If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we'll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the 'next Icontrol'. (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.

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Custom Control for Every Wall

Custom Control for Every Wall

Advertorial · July 21, 2016 RTI provides simplicity and convenience with expansive lineup of in-wall touchpanel and keypad control options.

$100 Voice Control Driver Integrates RTI with Amazon Echo

$100 Voice Control Driver Integrates RTI with Amazon Echo

July 18, 2016 New driver from My Device offers hands-free voice control of RTI home automation systems using Amazon Echo. It also enables the Echo's commands to be totally customizable by the integrator.

British A/V Pros React to Brexit: Losing a 6-Figure Job

British A/V Pros React to Brexit: Losing a 6-Figure Job

July 11, 2016 Essential Install South: UK dealers and distributors see rising prices, stalled jobs and general uncertainty with Britain’s vote to exit the European Union; a 6-figure job is canceled.

The Magic of QMotion’s Power-Efficient Shades; Control4 ZigBee Coming Soon

The Magic of QMotion’s Power-Efficient Shades; Control4 ZigBee Coming Soon

June 20, 2016 QMotion window treatments offer long battery life and sleek aesthetics because of a patented counterbalancing system that doesn't strain the motor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

June 17, 2016 If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we'll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the 'next Icontrol'. (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)

5 Interesting Things about Sigma (SIGM) Earnings: Z-Wave, Mobile IoT, Dolby Vision, More

5 Interesting Things about Sigma (SIGM) Earnings: Z-Wave, Mobile IoT, Dolby Vision, More

June 07, 2016 In Q1 2017 earnings call, Sigma Designs (SIGM) explains fluctuations and opportunities for Z-Wave home automation, major growth in smart TV technology, and prospects for Mobile IoT from Bretelon Acquisition. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Whole-House Control & Home Automation

CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Whole-House Control & Home Automation

June 01, 2016 Control4 maintains its hold as the most frequently used brand in the Control and Automation category in the 2016 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey. It's followed by Crestron, Savant, RTI and Elan.

CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Whole-House Audio and Video

CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Whole-House Audio and Video

May 31, 2016 CE Pro looks at the top whole-house audio and whole-house video manufacturers in this 2016 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis. Control4, Crestron, Savant and Sonos take the lead in this brand new category.

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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.

2D2C

2D2C
SafePlug® Products are developed and sold by 2D2C, Inc. (d/b/a SafePlug). SafePlug uses patented technologies that can significantly reduce or eliminate household electrical fires and electrocutions. These technologies...
www.safeplug.com
Aprilaire

Aprilaire
At Aprilaire, we know how important comfort and health are to you and your family. That’s why we’re committed to helping you control indoor air quality (IAQ). Our mission is to provide superior whole-home indoor...
www.AprilairePartners.com
Autonomic

Autonomic
Autonomic is recognized as a leading manufacturer of complete whole-house music systems.  As innovators with a core competency for audio and control, Autonomic offers the ultimate standalone entertainment solution that...
www.autonomic-controls.com
Basalte
Basalte develops and commercializes design products for smart home systems. The company was founded in 2008 in Ghent, Belgium. In only a few years, Basalte has built a product range which is now distributed in more than 55...
www.basalte.us
Benolli smart systems

Benolli smart systems
Benolli has quickly established itself as a leader in advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial use. Combining design, detailed engineering, software planning and technical advancements to...
www.benolli.com
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
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
Cool Automation

Cool Automation
Meet us at CEDIA Expo in Denver: Sept 11 – 13, 2014 (Booth# 1241). CoolAutomation will exhibit its innovative gateways and control solutions that have become most popular among home automation integrators and HVAC...
www.coolautomation.com
Core Brands

Core Brands
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...
www.corebrands.com
ELK Products

ELK Products
ELK is a leading designer and provider of personalized home and business security, energy conservation management and convenience solutions. ELK has a long history of creating simple, yet innovative products that have now...
www.elkproducts.com
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