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Crestron Home Automation Integrates with Amazon Alexa, No Monthly Fee

Crestron Technology Professionals can now leverage Alexa Voice Service to build fully-customized, voice-controlled scenes and settings in clients’ homes.

CE Pro Editors · September 21, 2016

New Lutron Software Simplifies Design, Installation of Lighting Control Systems

CEDIA 2016: New software updates and products will simplify design and installation of Lutron lighting and shading control systems like Sivoia QS and Caséta Wireless, as well as provide customers with expanded choices.

CE Pro Editors · September 15, 2016

RTI Enhances Integration Designer APEX Software; Announces New Touchscreen

The new Integration Designer APEX software offers time-saving design features that provide RTI dealers greater profit potential. See it at booth 3400 at CEDIA 2016.

Lisa Montgomery · September 13, 2016

Josh.ai Voice-Controlled Home Automation Begins Shipping During CEDIA 2016

JStar LLC says it will accept only 100 customers this year for Josh.ai, a premium-priced speech-recognition and “whole home artificial intelligence platform” that supports Crestron, Lutron, Meridian, Sonos and Amazon Echo.

CE Pro Editors · September 07, 2016

Lutron Asks: Share Your Favorite CEDIA, Lutron Product, Experience

To celebrate its 25th year in CEDIA and its 55th year in business, lighting control manufacturer Lutron asks technologists to share their favorite experiences and products as part of its #Lutron5525 campaign.

CE Pro Editors · September 07, 2016

CEDIA Q&A: Lutron Helps Dealers Grow Their Business on Every Project

CE Pro spoke to David Weinstein, Vice President, Residential Sales, for Lutron about the company’s plans for CEDIA 2016 and what dealers can expect from booth #5100.

CE Pro Editors · September 02, 2016

Video Weekly: Sonos Creates Official API for Integration; What Integrators Need to Know

What does the news of Sonos’ official integration with third-party home control systems mean for integrators currently installing Crestron, Control4 or Lutron … or an unsanctioned, reverse-engineered third-party system?

Chelsea Cafiero · September 02, 2016

Sigma Designs Opens up Z-Wave Interoperability with Public Spec, No Licenses or Fees Required

Z-Wave technology owner Sigma Designs (SIGM) opens up the interoperability layer of the home automation spec, allowing third parties to integrate with Z-Wave without signing NDAs and paying fees.

Julie Jacobson · August 31, 2016

CEDIA Tease: Legrand Highlights Vantage, QMotion Synergies

Lighting control provider Vantage will yield system design, programming and installation benefits for inclusion of QMotion motorized shade within automation projects as one of the perks from last year’s acquisition.

CE Pro Editors · August 31, 2016

Sonos Now Integrates for Real; iPort, Lutron, Crestron Launch New Controls

After years of shunning integration with third-party home automation systems, Sonos has created an API for integration and named its first partners: Control4, Crestron, Deutsche Telekom’s QIVICON, iPort, Lutron, and Savant. Plus: How Crestron does it differently.

Julie Jacobson · August 30, 2016