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ISE 2016: Using Lutron RadioRa Keypads to Control Autonomic’s Mirage Audio Systems

Popular Lutron RadioRa keypads can be used to play music, adjust volume, create presets and otherwise control Mirage audio systems from Autonomic.

Julie Jacobson · February 17, 2016

Leviton Launches ZigBee Control System for Hospitality, New Home Automation Products

Leviton had several big announcements at ISE 2016, including a new guest-room control system embedded in a thermostat, EN50131-compliant security system, better integration between BitWise and Omni.

Julie Jacobson · February 16, 2016

ISE 2016: RealKNX Brings ‘Virtual Reality’ to KNX Home Automation

Simply point a smartphone camera at a Sonos speaker, automated light or other smart device for two-way control and feedback via Bleu Comm Azur’s RealKNX.

Julie Jacobson · February 16, 2016

Inside Minecraft Creator’s $2.6M High-Tech Luxury Penthouse Apartment

Integration Design outfits Minecraft founder Markus ‘Notch’ Persson’s new luxury penthouse apartment with Lutron lighting control, distributed audio and a Control4 control and automation system.

Alice Gustafson · February 08, 2016

Preview of Lutron’s ISE 2016 Booth: Sivoia QS, Quantum Vue, myRoom on Display

Lutron unveils new features of its Quantum Vue facility management software, including remote monitoring and commercial lighting control from a tablet, PC or a smartphone.

Jordan O'Brien · February 04, 2016

BeON Home Secures $2.9M in Additional Funding

BeON Home has secured $2.9 million in additional capital for its Bluetooth smart-enabled home protection system. The funding brings BeON’s total investment to date to nearly $5 million.

Jason Knott · February 04, 2016

Beyond Immersive Audio and Video: Synchronized Lighting, Motion and Smell

Syfy channel synchronizes Philips Hue lighting effects with on-screen action via clever Syfy Sync technology. IoT could push immersive entertainment into so many more dimensions.

Julie Jacobson · January 29, 2016

‘Hello Julie, This is John. I Have Some Questions about Home Automation’

Email from a do-it-yourselfer illustrates everything wrong with home automation today: ‘Will Lutron Caseta work with Z-Wave, ADT, Honeywell, Vera? Do I need a bridge?’

Julie Jacobson · January 29, 2016

Control4 Launches Three Home Automation Controllers with Hi-Res Audio, Starting at $600

Control4 announces EA Series of smart-home controllers with more powerful processors, high-resolution audio (HRA), built-in Ethernet switches, more I/Os; goes another year without an IoT solution for DIYs.

Julie Jacobson · January 27, 2016

Post-CES 2016 Report: Emerging Trends in Home Automation

Mobile IoT, network security and IoT device discovery, energy harvesting and professional security monitoring emerged as key emerging trends in the smart home at CES 2016.

Julie Jacobson · January 26, 2016