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Inside Somfy’s CEDIA 2016 Booth: Somfy Synergy API

CEDIA 2016: Somfy has made its new Somfy Synergy API publicly available to dealers and also the foundation of new Somfy drivers for Control4, Crestron and Savant.

CE Pro Editors · September 30, 2016

Control4 Files Patent Application for Secure Remote Access to Home Automation Systems

Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL) went to a cloud-based model for network configuration and remote access to home automation systems a couple of years ago; now it has filed a patent application for the technology.

Julie Jacobson · September 29, 2016

URC Goes Down-Market with MX HomePro Smart Home Hub and Remote Control

CEDIA 2016: URC’s new MX HomePro is modeled after its HomeSet for the security market but made for the custom A/V channel. Retails for $600 with an option for Z-Wave.

Julie Jacobson · September 29, 2016

Battery-Operated Shading Propels Dealer into New Profitable Markets

DEL Motorized Solutions seals shading deals 99 percent of the time thanks to an interactive showroom experience.

Lisa Montgomery · September 28, 2016

Inside Beam’s CEDIA 2016 Booth: BEAM Alliance Central Vac System

The Beam Alliance System may be the ‘most technologically advanced central vacuum ever built.’ CEDIA 2016 attendees got to see it for themselves, and you can too with our virtual booth tour.

CE Pro Editors · September 28, 2016

Interview: Savant Founder Bob Madonna Returns as CEO

William Lynch, CEO of Savant for the last 2.5 years, will stay on as advisor while Madonna takes the helm of the home automation company, continuing the new retail strategy, while bolstering custom.

Julie Jacobson · September 27, 2016

Elan ‘Completely Reimagines’ Long-Lived Home Automation System with v. 8.0

Former integrator and rep Tom Walker explains the significant and nuanced changes to the Elan v. 8.0 home automation platform introduced at CEDIA 2016.

CE Pro Editors · September 27, 2016

Inside Basalte’s CEDIA 2016 Booth: Deseo HVAC Control Panel

Take the Basalte CEDIA booth tour. Deseo is a touch-sensitive HVAC control panel that works with Lutron HomeWorks QS and Crestron home automation systems.

CE Pro Editors · September 27, 2016

Savant Home Automation Works with Nest and iPort, Integrates Deeper with Sonos, PureLink

CEDIA 2016: Buttons on an iPort wall mount can activate Savant home automation scenes; homeowners can use Nest’s ‘Away’ mode to trigger a Savant scene automatically.

CE Pro Editors · September 27, 2016

Inside Dish’s CEDIA 2016 Booth: Elan, URC Control and Dealer Support

At CEDIA 2016, Dish announced integration capabilities for Elan, URC, AMX and Control4 systems as well as its custom integration sales and support program.

CE Pro Editors · September 26, 2016