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Joe Whitaker

With over 20 years of experience in home systems installation and design as well as being an award winning product designer, Joe Whitaker currently is principal of the integration firm thethoughtfulhome.com. He is a current member of the CEDIA board of directors first elected in 2013 and is a frequent contributor to CE Pro magazine.

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Joe's Latest Posts

Hands-On: Control4 Smart Home OS 3 Kills ‘Circle of Power’ GUI

Integrator calls Control4 Smart Home OS 3 ‘the best home OS overall to date’ with the death of the long-time ‘circle of power’ interface.

Joe Whitaker · May 30, 2019

Very First Review of Pakedge BakPak 4.0 Remote Monitoring System from Control4: WOW!

Integrator Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home offers the first hands-on review of the new BakPak 4.0 remote network monitoring platform from home-automation provider Control4.

Joe Whitaker · October 7, 2016

Hands-On: Just Add Power 3G Ultra HDIP Includes Down-Conversion, Down-Mixing

Just Add Power’s third generation HD-over-IP switch, the 3G Ultra HDIP, distributes 4K video with down-conversion for 1080 displays and down-mixing for stereo audio. Packaging with Luxul switches creates seamless experience for integrators.

Joe Whitaker · January 20, 2016

Hands On: Sonance SonArray SR1 Outdoor Speaker System

Reviewer Joe Whitaker says Sonance SonArray outdoor-audio-in-a-box rivals his most expensive, customized outdoor speaker installations.

Joe Whitaker · June 4, 2013

Review: ‘Awesome’; New HDMI/Audio Switcher for Control4

Built for Control4 home automation systems, HydraConnect has high-end HDMI switching features offered by the “other guys” but provides unique twist with audio and CEC control.

Joe Whitaker · December 1, 2011

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