CE Pro 100 Names Top Remote/Interface/Smart Device Brands
Apple now leads the category as Control4 pulls into a near dead heat with longtime commanding category leader URC for second place.
CE Pro's annual Brand Analysis study surveys the top 100 highest-revenue residential integration firms, otherwise known as the CE Pro 100, to determine their preferred brands in the categories of audio, video, home automation, networking, lighting control, security and more.
In this category-by-category breakdown, senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in 55 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.
Through the popularity of its iOS platform and products like the iPad and iPhone, Apple now paces Remotes/Interfaces/Smart Devices.
Control4 has pulled into a near dead heat with longtime commanding category leader URC for second place.
Jumping ahead of RTI (No. 6, 16 dealers), Crestron ranks as the number five brand. Three dealers note using commercial solution Microsoft Surface.
Pro Control: 10
Microsoft Surface: 3
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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org
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