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CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

Savant CEO William Lynch says the company’s new $499 DIY remote, now available at BestBuy.com, is not part of a bigger strategy to sell mass-market home automation.

Julie Jacobson · July 26, 2016

Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

New Hopper Voice Remote from Dish recognizes voice commands most of the time if you speak deliberately and close to the mic, but the button layout is flawed and Dish’s response to commands can be unhelpful.

Julie Jacobson · July 14, 2016

The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation

Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?

Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2016

8 Chart Topping Brands Receive Accolades from CE Pro 100 Year After Year

A decade of data collected by the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis reveals the most well-respected brands in their fields, including Lutron, D-Tools and IC Realtime.

Robert Archer · June 23, 2016

Custom is the Key to a Happy Customer

The flexibility offered by the RTI Control System enables integrators to fulfill clients’ dreams.

Advertorial · June 10, 2016

CE Pro Top 100 Control & Automation Brands: Lighting, Shading, Remote Controls, HVAC and More

Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these home control and automation categories as part of our annual Brand Analysis.

Robert Archer · June 09, 2016

Logitech to Sell New $400 Harmony Pro Remote Only Through Pro Installers, not DIY

Available through ADI and Dow Electronics, new Harmony Pro remote control and home automation system mimics Harmony Elite, but not available to DIYs.

Julie Jacobson · June 08, 2016

Marguerita Kiser, Long-time Xantech and URC Veteran, Passes Away

The custom electronics industry lost a good friend, Margarita Kiser, who passed away after a brief illness. She was a 25-year-veteran in the channel working for Xantech and most recently URC.

Julie Jacobson · May 17, 2016

Hands On: Savant Pro Remote as Universal Remote and Home Automation Controller

Jason Griffing, host of HomeTech.fm, offers first impressions of Savant Pro Remote: Nice form factor, simple configuration, iffy voice control and caveats on home automation.

Jason Griffing · May 17, 2016

Can High Resolution Audio be Trojan Horse for Home Automation?

Control4 breaks new ground by including HRA streaming services in $600 EA-1 smart-home controller. Will the bet pay off?

Julie Jacobson · April 25, 2016