Interfaces/Devices

Remote Control Pioneer, RTI Founder John Demskie Dies Unexpectedly

A pioneer in high-performance handheld remote controls, John Demskie founded Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) in 1992 and ushered the company into home automation.

Sep 20, 2016

Who is Chang K. Park and Why did CEDIA Pick Him for its Highest Honor?

URC founder and chairman Chang K. Park came to the U.S. from Korea as a kid, all alone, speaking no English. How has he come to be CEDIA's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient?

Aug 01, 2016

URC Founder Chang Park, Pioneer of the Universal Remote Control, Nabs CEDIA’s Highest Honor

Besides building a remote-control empire, the URC chief chairs the Chang K. Park Foundation, a human rights organization; Chang will be honored in September with CEDIA's Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jul 28, 2016

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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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?

Jun 29, 2016