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Google Assistant Outsells Amazon Alexa as Smart Speaker Sales Slow Dramatically

Smart speaker sales slow in Q2, as Google (37%) overtakes Amazon (21%) in market share. Apple HomePod sales register 245% growth vs. 2020.

Jason Knott · July 29, 2021

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‘Brilliant’ Tactic Helps Texas Dealer Secure Production Builder Business

Industry veteran David Berman of ESD Technologies details why Brilliant’s smart home solutions & interface resonate with home builders in the hot Dallas-area market.

CE Pro Editors · June 30, 2021

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Josh.ai now Integrates with Crestron Home

Josh.ai has expanded its artificial intelligence (A.I.) voice control platform home through an update that supports its integration into Crestron. Thanks to a close engineering relationship between the companies, Josh.ai was given exclusive development access to expand its audio and video distribution capabilities to Crestron Home systems. Crestron Home clients are now able to enjoy […]

Robert Archer · June 29, 2021

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Somfy Smart Shades Now Controllable by Brilliant

Somfy-powered shades, blinds, draperies, screens, awnings, and pergolas can now be controlled using Brilliant smart home system.

Jason Knott · June 22, 2021

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Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’ Attacked in Congress

Senate judiciary subcommittee anti-trust hearing warns Amazon and Google of their growing potential monopoly on the smart home space.

Jason Knott · June 18, 2021

iRoom iO Crestron Home and Elan Drivers now Available

iRoom, a global Apple-certified manufacturer of iPad docking and smart control solutions, has announced that the company has recently added drivers for Crestron Home and Elan that allow clients’ Crestron Home and Elan system with a wired control keypad next to the iPad.  The iPad does not have to be present in the docking station to […]

Robert Archer · June 08, 2021

Google Unveils New Nest Pro Awards Program

Nest Pro Virtual Summit stresses Google’s commitment to professional installation channel with exclusive product and loyalty program.

Jason Knott · May 21, 2021

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URC Total Control Now Integrates with Yamaha MusicCast

New module connects URC Total Control Accelerator 3 OS with Yamaha devices featuring MusicCast wireless streaming audio ecosystem.

Arlen Schweiger · May 21, 2021

Leviton Revives Recognition Program, Targets Wellness

My Leviton Pro Support and Rewards Program picks up where HAI 5-Star program left off with elevated status for tech support and products.

Jason Knott · May 18, 2021

Why RTI Stands for ‘Resimercial Technology Integration’

RTI’s Integration Designer APEX open platform allows specific customization for control of both residential and commercial applications.

CE Pro Editors · May 04, 2021