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ISE 2018: 12 Commercial Technologies that Belong in the Smart Home

Motorized furniture, projection mapping, DIN rails, industrial TV mounts, retractable technology, POS kiosks and gorgeous acoustical treatments shown at ISE 2018 belong in smart-home installations, not just commercial spaces.

ISE 2018: 12 Commercial Technologies that Belong in the Smart Home
So many commercial A/V and control products discovered at ISE 2018 would make great sense in a smart home -- either with or without modifications. Shown: LG Transparent LED film, NuVo multiroom audio in a DIN Rail form factor, Arthur Holm retractable technology for tables, desks and countertops.

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Julie Jacobson · February 19, 2018

Why is it that some of the most beautiful and functional audio, video and control solutions are relegated to commercial buildings? Some of these products, on display at ISE 2018, would be perfect for the smart home. Motorized furniture, architecturally interesting acoustical treatments, pop-up and drop-down microphones, and projection mapping are just a few of the gems we see at ISE and Infocomm, but rarely at consumer-oriented trade shows like CEDIA.

Home-technology integrators should take a look at what's happening in commercial, and think about applying the designs to residential installations. At the same time, manufacturers should consider how to pare down their products and pricing for the home market. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Get Inspired by these Commercial Technologies

Crestron's next-gen motorized F2 Series FlipTops represent just one no-brainer for kitchen countertops, nightstands and coffee tables. In the slideshow, check out some other commercial-oriented inspirations from ISE that could easily apply to the home. Your clients, especially the upper crust, will be impressed.



  About the Author

Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at jjacobson@ehpub.com

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Home Theater · Displays · Projectors & Screens · Mounts & Lifts · Furniture · Networking & Cables · Audio/Video · Events · ISE · News · Products · Media · Slideshow · Artnovion · Commercial · commercial AV · Crestron · Digital Projection · DIN Rail · All Topics
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Comments

Posted by flowoess on February 20, 2018

Nice! DIN Rails keep coming. Our Dealers are putting lots of DIN rail panels out there into newly built homes.

Posted by flowoess on February 20, 2018

Nice! DIN Rails keep coming. Our Dealers are putting lots of DIN rail panels out there into newly built homes.