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Lutron Announces 2017 Residential Opportunities Tour Dates

Lutron will visit 12 cities over the next 3 months bringing full-day hands-on training for RadioRA 2 Level I, two-day RadioRA 2 Level 2 training, and full-day Shades Essential training.

CE Pro Editors · February 03, 2017

Legrand’s Vantage, QMotion Integration on Display at ISE 2017

Legrand shows new products from Vantage Controls and QMotion as well as lighting and shading integration via DesignCenter 3.7 software at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam.

CE Pro Editors · February 02, 2017

King of Home Automation: Crestron Revenues Revealed

Crestron Electronics, a giant in building automation and smart-home technology, has tripled its revenues since 2012; CTO Fred Bargetzi discusses Mark Zuckerberg’s Jarvis AI home automation system.

Julie Jacobson · January 30, 2017

New England Integrator System 7 Merges with Large Lighting Retailer

CE Pro 100 integrator System 7, owners of The Boston Shade Company, has merged with venerable Boston-area lighting retailer Wolfers Lighting forming full-service lighting, shade and integration company.

Jason Knott · January 06, 2017

Making Dumb Things Smart: 8 Very Interesting Non-Invasive Problem Solvers at CES 2017

CES 2017: Devices that automate your dumb shades, tiny robots that press buttons, motors that turn knobs … and other non-invasive solutions for making dumb things smart.

Julie Jacobson · January 05, 2017

Somfy Acquires MyFox and Okidokeys; Launches Three Smart Home Hubs for DIY

Somfy recommits to home-automation business with acquisition of MyFox (New Somfy Protect at CES 2017) and Okidokeys, plus the launch of three new smart-home hubs, including Tahoma remake.

Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2016

Rich AV Brings Invisible Automation to Manhattan Townhouse with Savant, Lutron

What can you do with zero budget restrictions? Rich AV Design says the sky’s the limit on this New York smart home automation project that included Lutron lighting, Savant control, Access Networks and remote monitoring.

CE Pro Editors · December 29, 2016

Intel, Amazon to Demo Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 Powered by … MiOS?

MiOS, one of our favorite sleepers in the smart-home-as-a-service (SHaaS) space, is powering a Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 featuring Intel IoT solutions, Amazon Alexa, Nest, Philips Hue and other home-automation devices.

Julie Jacobson · December 25, 2016

Famed Designer of Maximillian Chair to Launch Super-Smart IoT Shading System at CES 2017

Industrial designer Armen Sevada Gharabegian to launch ShadeCraft Sunflower at CES 2017; Patent application reveals automated, motorized outdoor shading systems that can move with the sun, play music, even perform facial recognition for security and personalized comfort.

Julie Jacobson · December 23, 2016

Economical, Elegant Home Control Fits Perfectly in NYC Tribeca Loft

Mattera Design creates RTiPanel app user interface, controllable via iPad, that represents Lutron RadioRA 2 lighting controls, Somfy shading, Nest and Sonos.

CE Pro Editors · December 12, 2016