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Bursting with Biophilia: CE Pro Names 6 ‘WellScapes Masters’ at CEDIA 2019

CEDIA Expo 2019 is the one where biophilia burst into the smart-home channel – not just circadian lighting and indoor air quality, but layers of stimuli that mimic patterns of nature. Meet our first 6 ‘WellScapes Masters.’

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 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

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

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

New wellness-related categories are entering the smart-home channel via CEDIA Expo, showcasing IAQ, water purification, hydrotherapy, HVAC zoning and more.

Julie Jacobson · July 10, 2019

Biophilia and the Reason Smart-Home Pros Can Own the Wellness Category

Humans are hardwired to relish nature and thrive in a 24-hour circadian cycle. Smart-home pros can fake-believe nature through smart lighting, indoor air quality, beneficial sounds, visuals and other wellness-related stimuli.

Julie Jacobson · March 15, 2019

Crestron’s New DIN-Rail HVAC Controls: Way Better than Thermostats Slapped on Plywood

ISE 2019: Crestron DIN-THSTAT DIN-rail modules install cleanly in a cabinet, exposing the controls but concealing the electronics.

Julie Jacobson · March 11, 2019

8 New Control4 Home Automation Apps, Drivers Debut at ISE 2019

Third-party home-automation developer Chowmain to showcase new Control4 IP drivers and T3 touchscreen applications at ISE 2019 for channel browsing, HVAC control and consumer-friendly personalization tools.

Julie Jacobson · January 23, 2019

Elan Adds Remote Temperature Sensors to Smart-Thermostat Line

Elan ships new remote temperature and humidity sensors to complement smart-thermostat and home control systems.

Robert Archer · December 26, 2018

From Wellness to Workforce: CE Pro Names Top 5 Home-Tech Trends for 2019

PREVIEW: CE Pro’s Top 5 Home Technology Trends for 2019 address opportunities and challenges for smart-home pros in wellness, low-voltage lighting, cord-cutting, architectural design and the labor crisis.

Julie Jacobson · November 20, 2018

CEDIA Find: Airthinx is First Pure-Play IAQ System to Target Smart-Home Channel

Measuring nine environmental conditions, IoT-enabled Airthinx integrates with home automation to optimize indoor air quality (IAQ) for wellness, productivity and energy savings.

Julie Jacobson · August 08, 2018