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Julie Jacobson

Julie Jacobson

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson

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Julie's Latest Posts

Harman at CEDIA: First 9.1.6 AVR, One Brand New Category, One ‘Super-Exciting’ In-Ceiling Speaker

At CEDIA Expo 2019, Harman Luxury Audio will announce over two dozen new audio products across Arcam, JBL, Mark Levinson, Lexicon and Revel brands. Which one is Jim Garrett “super-excited” about?

Julie Jacobson · August 20, 2019

Escape CEDIA Expo! First-Ever Delos Wellness Pavilion Offers Biophilic Refuge

You’ve read about biophilia and embraced the wellness movement, now experience it for yourself in the first ever Delos Wellness Pavilion at CEDIA Expo 2019, featuring fresh air, pure water, circadian lighting, and soothing meditations guided by Deepak Chopra.

Julie Jacobson · August 16, 2019

CEDIA Find: Cellgate’s Cell-Based Access Control with Streaming Video; Control4 Integration

Cellgate, maker of cellular-based gate-entry and surveillance systems, will demo Control4 integration at CEDIA Expo 2019.

Julie Jacobson · August 16, 2019

How Vantage Does Human-Centric Lighting: Sun as a ‘Phantom Load’

To incorporate circadian lighting into a Vantage control system, simply add the “sun” object as a phantom load into the Design Center programming, and lighting will sync to the sun’s natural intensity and color temperature for any given geography and time.

Julie Jacobson · August 14, 2019

First Ever Biophilia & Wellness Meet-Up Slated for CEDIA Expo 2019

CE Pro hosts biophilia and wellness presentation and networking session at CEDIA Expo, Thursday 10-11:30 am.

Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2019

Hero Labs Leak Detection & Water Shutoff System Made by and for CEDIA Pros

CEDIA Expo 2019 Find: Hero Labs is not just another leak detection and flood-mitigation system. It was founded by CEDIA industry veterans and offers integration-friendly APIs.

Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2019

Savant Demos Circadian Lighting, Wellness Apps in New Lighting & Energy Education Center

Savant opens new Lighting & Energy space within its NYC Experience Center to showcase new opportunities in human-centric lighting and energy management.

Julie Jacobson · August 12, 2019

Human-Centric Lighting: Show Us the Circadian Algorithms!

Circadian lighting has been all the rage in the smart-home universe for a few years, but until recently no one really had the algorithms or ability to implement an automated human-centric lighting system … until now.

Julie Jacobson · August 06, 2019

Deep Dive: Biophilia and Wellness in the Smart-Home Channel

CE Pro Deep Dive into the nascent biophilia category expands on the channel’s push into circadian lighting, indoor air quality, and other elements with which integrators should become familiar.

Julie Jacobson · August 01, 2019

Biophilia: Smart-Home Pro Does it Backwards, Starts with IAQ, Adds IoT

CE Pro 100 integrator Refresh Smart Home launched into home automation after specializing in indoor air quality; now embraces biophilia for health and wellness in built environments.

Julie Jacobson · July 23, 2019