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Lisa Montgomery

Lisa Montgomery has been a member of the CE Pro and Electronic House editorial teams for nearly 20 years; most of that time as the Editor of Electronic House. With a knack for explaining complex high-tech topics in terms that average consumers can understand, her style of writing resonates with people who are interested in adding electronic systems to their homes, but are unsure of the steps involved and the solutions available. From basic lighting control systems to full-blown automation systems, Lisa understands the home electronics market well, and is able to point consumers in the right direction on their quest for a smarter, more convenient, efficient and enjoyable home. Over the years, she has developed close relationships with key manufacturers and seasoned custom electronics professionals, giving her a keen sense of what home technologies are hot now and what is on the horizon. She shares this wisdom regularly through feature stories, product roundups, case studies technology spotlights and comprehensive guides and books.

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Lisa's Latest Posts

Peerless-AV Takes It Outside: New Weatherproof TVs, Speakers Announced at CEDIA

At CEDIA 2016, Peerless-AV is showing a line of newly redesigned weatherproof TVs designed specifically for the residential market, which includes the debut of a 65-incher.

Lisa Montgomery · September 15, 2016

RTI Enhances Integration Designer APEX Software; Announces New Touchscreen

The new Integration Designer APEX software offers time-saving design features that provide RTI dealers greater profit potential. See it at booth 3400 at CEDIA 2016.

Lisa Montgomery · September 13, 2016

ELAN Returns to Video Distribution Market with 4K Matrix Switcher; Demos Amazon Echo Integration

This year at CEDIA, ELAN gets back to its roots by showcasing its next generation UltraMatrix line of HDMI/Audio switchers, a new 4K-compliant matrix switcher.

Lisa Montgomery · September 09, 2016

SpeakerCraft Champions First In-Wall Dolby Atmos Enabled Height Speaker

The $349 AIM Series 2 ATX100 made an appearance at CEDIA 2015, but SpeakerCraft will be taking orders this year for its first-to-market, in-wall Atmos height speaker, which can also handle other forms of object-based surround-sound systems, such as DTS:X.

Lisa Montgomery · September 07, 2016

Installing Central Vac in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs)

Semi Integrated Condo Vac from Electrolux offers integrators an entrée for central vacuum systems into apartments, condos, and other multi-family dwellings.

Lisa Montgomery · August 25, 2016

Inside a Luxury Yacht Complete with Lighting Control and a 3D Cinema

This 130-foot yacht features all the creature comforts of a smart home, plus a home theater and a disco room. It’s no wonder it won Lutron’s Excellence Award for Best Nautical Installation.

Lisa Montgomery · August 24, 2016

Clare Controls Straddles Custom and DIY Markets; Offers Dealers New Revenue Streams

Consumer purchasing portal, HEOS integration, expansion of builder program on Clare’s CEDIA 2016 to-do list.

Lisa Montgomery · August 22, 2016

9 Most Spectacular High-Tech Homes of the Year

Winners of the Home of the Year Awards represent the ingenuity of integrators to solve clients’ high-tech hopes, in spectacular and sophisticated fashion.

Lisa Montgomery · August 22, 2016

Overcoming MDU Restrictions to Turn Modest Condo Into Luxury High-Tech Home

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Before & After. Ordinary condo turns to twice-the-size luxury vacation home, made possible by distributed A/V, Savant whole-house control and teamwork by the integration firm, builder and interior designer.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016

1800s Barn Provides High-Tech, Energy Efficient Escape

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Unique Space. From Savant control to LED lighting, every piece of technology in this renovated barn was chosen for its low energy consumption. The goal was to use technology … to get away from it.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016