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Former Pakedge Founders Take Aim at Cloud-based Lighting, UPS with PoEWit

PoEWit is new venture from Victor Pak, Dusan Jankov and Steve Latham bringing cloud-based lighting, switches, UPS, motion sensors and more.

Jason Knott · February 19, 2021

Google Nest Reopens API to Brilliant

Google turned off Nest’s API in August, 2019, shutting out certain other third-party devices from integrating with its thermostats.

Jason Knott · February 19, 2021

LG Studio WashTower KBIS Design Bites

LG Smart Washer/Dryer Combo Wins KBIS Design Bites

The single-unit Studio WashTower featuring LG’s Center Control intelligence & AI ThinQ technologies won over leading designers during Kitchen & Bath Industry Show’s competition.

Arlen Schweiger · February 16, 2021

Ring Inks Big Deal with National Homebuilder Lennar

Lennar Communities Connected by Ring will include Ring doorbells, eero routers, Moen leak detection, Honeywell/Resideo thermostat, and more.

Jason Knott · February 02, 2021

Amazon Adds $4.99/Month Alexa Guard Plus Security Monitoring Service

Amazon Alexa Guard Plus is $49 per year alarm monitoring service. Amazon also adds free Energy Dashboard service.

Jason Knott · January 26, 2021

Amber Solutions Closes $8.5M in New Funding

Amber Solutions raises $8.5M in new funds to support its solid-state technology for electrical circuit breakers, light switches and outlets.

Jason Knott · January 25, 2021

RTI VIP video over IP

RTI Rolls Out New Video over IP (VIP) Platform

Control provider RTI says VIP offers integrators flexible, simple-to-install 4K UHD distribution and robust user interface for residential and resimercial clients.

CE Pro Editors · January 14, 2021

Leviton Launches 2nd-Generation B2B Portal

Leviton has announced the availability of its second generation eBusiness platform: the Leviton B2B portal. The new online ordering system is designed with several enhanced features to simplify the critical needs of distributor procurement and sales professionals around the world.  “We are proud to introduce the next-generation eBusiness platform that further enables the productivity of Leviton […]

Robert Archer · January 13, 2021

Crestron Fred Bargetzi

Crestron CTO Fred Bargetzi Dies at 53

Crestron CTO Fred Bargetzi recently celebrated 30 years with Crestron and is remembered by company officials for pushing boundaries.

D. Craig MacCormack · January 05, 2021

FBI Issues Warning on Increased ‘Swatting’ Attacks Using Smart Home Devices

The FBI has released a public service announcement detailing the the harms of ‘swatting’ and its impact on smart home owners.

Jason Knott · January 04, 2021