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Jason Knott

Jason Knott

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.

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Jason's Latest Posts

Torus Power Spins Off from Plitron Manufacturing

Transformer-based power product maker Torus Power has incorporated as a standalone business and is now operating as an autonomous entity, independent from parent company Plitron Manufacturing, Inc. Kevin Main named president and COO.

Jason Knott · February 23, 2016

SEC Charges Harman Executive with Insider Trading

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleges executive at Harman International Industries earned more than $130,000 in one day due to insider trading in 2013.

Jason Knott · February 08, 2016

Adelyte Unveils Crescendo 2.0 Open-Source Crestron Programming Software

Adelyte’s new Crescendo 2.0 is a free open-source programming framework for Crestron systems in SIMPL that includes a full scope-of-work demo that offers a complete working system with rooms, areas and features.

Jason Knott · February 05, 2016

Hillary Clinton Blasts Tyco/JCI Inversion Merger as ‘Perversion’

Saying the merger ‘should be stopped,’ Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attacks the proposed merger between giants Johnson Controls Inc. and Tyco Int’l due to the tax-avoidance consequences.

Jason Knott · February 05, 2016

BeON Home Secures $2.9M in Additional Funding

BeON Home has secured $2.9 million in additional capital for its Bluetooth smart-enabled home protection system. The funding brings BeON’s total investment to date to nearly $5 million.

Jason Knott · February 04, 2016

$39K, 302lb B&O BeoLab 90 Loudspeaker Is Mind-Blowing in Every Way

Bang & Olufsen (B&O) BeoLab 90 loudspeaker stands 4-feet tall, weighs 302 pounds and might be one of the most unique speaker designs ever. The 360-degree speaker has no visual ‘front’ and can change its audio dispersion.

Jason Knott · February 02, 2016

From Best Buy to VIA: How AudioVisions JV with D-Tools Went Down

In a tale worthy of Six Degrees of Separation, the principals at AudioVisions and D-Tools have intertwined experiences ranging from Best Buy to VIA International that eventually led to new joint venture software development agreement.

Jason Knott · January 28, 2016

No More Sony 4K Home Theater Projector Monopoly: TI 4K UHD Chipset Finally Hits Market

Texas Instruments 4K DLP UHD chipset debuts to enable companies like Digital Projection, Christie, Barco, SIM2, Panasonic, Optoma and other manufacturers to deliver affordable 4K projectors.

Jason Knott · January 27, 2016

Study Reveals Consumers Hate Home Automation Apps

Argus Insights study shows that consumers are frustrated with the user experience of many entry-level home automation apps. ADT, Philips, Comcast and AT&T systems in particular are dissed, while Vivint and Honeywell gain better marks.

Jason Knott · January 27, 2016

Alex Tagliani Smart Home: Getting Schooled on Wiring

IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani learns why even in today’s wireless world, his smart home must have a giant mass of physical networking cable.

Jason Knott · January 20, 2016