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Integrator Impressed by New Nest Thermostat E ROI, Design Elements

Southern California integrator raves about features, ROI elements of new $169 Nest Thermostat E.

Jason Knott · October 25, 2017

Congress Aims to Exempt Security from No-Load Power Requirements

Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act is moving through U.S. Congress to exempt no-load power energy use restrictions for security equipment.

Jason Knott · October 17, 2017

Elon Musk’s Puerto Rico Power Grid Plan Could Affect U.S. Homes

Tesla’s Elon Musk wants to supply the island of Puerto Rico with an entirely new power grid following the devastating Hurricane Irma. What are the implications for mainland U.S. homes?

CE Pro Editors · October 12, 2017

Is Tesla Powerwall a Good Investment?

Total costs for Elon Musk’s Tesla Powerwall with solar panels can run between $14K and $23K fully installed. Is it worth it for your clients?

CE Pro Editors · October 09, 2017

Panamax BlueBOLT-CV2 Provides Local IP Control, Recurring Revenue Opportunity

Shown at CEDIA 2017, Core Brands’ power protection and management company Panamax adds local IP control to many of its products via the BlueBOLT-CV2 interface card.

Robert Archer · September 22, 2017

Bob Archer’s ‘Best of CEDIA’ Product Picks for 2017

Senior editor Bob Archer highlights 12 products from companies like Sony, Origin Acoustics, Triad, Dish and Just Add Power that stood out on the CEDIA 2017 show floor.

Robert Archer · September 12, 2017

SurgeX Introduces 30-amp enVision Power Tool Ahead of CEDIA

New 30-amp version of SurgeX enVision diagnoses power problems in large installations in real time. See it at CEDIA 2017.

Robert Archer · September 05, 2017

Earth Networks to Spin Off Whisker Labs as Independent Company

Whisker Labs’ sensing and software analytics platform taps the electrical network to connect all appliances in a home, delivering real-time power usage data to consumers.

CE Pro Editors · August 17, 2017

CEDIA Find: HiberSense Uses Sensors, Predictive Analytics for Smart Vents, Motorized Dampers

Unlike earlier “smart vents,” HiberSense uses a series of sensors and predictive analytics to control temperatures in individual rooms; launches in-room motorized dampers for climate control at CEDIA 2017.

Julie Jacobson · August 17, 2017

In Depth: Why Legrand is Acquiring Milestone AV for Nearly $1 Billion

Legrand and Milestone to blend major home-tech brands Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite, OnQ, NuVo, Qmotion, Middle Atlantic and Vantage, but big play is in commercial AV, with synergies between Mid Atlantic, Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite and Vaddio.

Julie Jacobson · June 30, 2017