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Lessons from Roomie Remote: Moving from DIY Home Automation App to Big-League IoT

What Roomie Remote needed to take a brilliant home automation app to a larger IoT market: hardware, radios, higher prices, grown-up branding and more. Plus: further recommendations for Simple Control. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2016

Formerly Roomie Remote, Simple Control Has Big Potential in Home Automation Market, Both Pro & DIY

Roomie Remote, which has more than 60,000 users, used to be a nice universal remote control app for DIYs. As Simple Control, the company is a real contender for IoT supremacy in both DIY and pro channels.

Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2016

Video Weekly News: Home Automation and Residential Security at ISC West

Whether you made it down to Las Vegas for ISC West last week or not, you’ll want to check out our news, photos and product reviews from the show floor.

CE Pro Editors · April 14, 2016

URC Details New $600 HomeSet with Cloud-Based Home Automation Architecture at ISC 2016

New HomeSet home automation system from URC features IP hub with IR outputs, along with new cloud-based architecture for integrating with Nest, Sonos and other smart devices.

Julie Jacobson · April 06, 2016

Savant Announces 8.0 Home Automation Software, Pro Remote, Improved UI, Autonomic Inside

With 8.0 release, home automation leader Savant integrates with Sonos, improves UI, builds in Autonomic streaming media software, launches Pro Remote for dealers. See them at ISC West 2016.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016

URC Releases Elegant In-Wall Touchscreen for Total Home Control

The new TKP-5500 in-wall touchpanel from URC installs in either a landscape or portrait mode to complement a home’s interior design.

Robert Archer · March 24, 2016

Vizio P-Series TVs with SmartCast are First 4K HDR-Enabled Displays with Google Cast Built in

Google Cast built into all new P-Series 4K HDR-enabled displays, allowing users to navigate different apps via dedicated Android tablet remote, and then cast the content to the big screen.

CE Pro Editors · March 23, 2016

Ray Super Remote Gets IR, Relay Control Via Global Cache

Gaining traction as a dedicated touchscreen remote for IP control, Ray Super Remote ($249) from Ray Enterprises adds IR and relay control through Global Cache.

CE Pro Editors · March 15, 2016

Inside IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon’s Automated Indianapolis Home

Quadruple IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon taps Triphase Technologies to install an ELAN Entertainment and Control System in his new 7,000-square foot home in Indianapolis.

CE Pro Editors · March 09, 2016

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

100+ pages of home automation, IoT, security and the smart home right here, with full text of the presentation.

Julie Jacobson · February 01, 2016