Interfaces/Devices

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.

Jun 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.

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.

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?

Apr 25, 2016

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)

Apr 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.

Apr 20, 2016