All In Control

Who’da Thunk? Indoor Air Quality as a Category is Actually Kind of Interesting

It’s not exactly 4K or RGB lighting, but IAQ gives dealers something interesting to talk about: wrecked hardwood floors, asthma, mold, nose bleeds, home warranties … and profit.

Julie Jacobson · July 27, 2016

Integrator Designs, Builds His Own Replacement Cable TV Set-Top Box

FCC’s ‘Unlock the Box’ initiative enables CE pro to create 4K-capable cable set-top box replacement with DVR integration, Apple TV compatibility and access to OTT and locally shared file content.

Jason Knott · July 27, 2016

Niles Auriel Audio Platform Expands to Home Control

The multi-room audio platform now features climate, lighting, remote access and more.

Advertorial · July 26, 2016

John Clancy’s Mission to Stir the ‘Sleeping Giant’ that is Crestron Home Automation

When big-time home-technology integrator John Clancy questioned Crestron’s commitment to the residential channel, he was hired to further the manufacturer’s home-automation agenda.

Julie Jacobson · July 26, 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.

Julie Jacobson · July 26, 2016

Lutron Rebrands High-End LED Drivers; Debuts $250 Premier Hi-lume 0.1%

Lutron’s $250 Hi-lume Premier 0.1% constant voltage driver for commercial LED lighting is part of rebranded three-tiered high-end family under the Hi-lume name.

Jason Knott · July 26, 2016

Smart Building Awards Winners Announced At Essential Install Live!

Judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the Smart Building Awards were created to recognize innovative products, projects and initiatives across the industry.

CE Pro Editors · July 22, 2016

Custom Control for Every Wall

RTI provides simplicity and convenience with expansive lineup of in-wall touchpanel and keypad control options.

Advertorial · July 21, 2016

Smart HVAC Pioneer Ecovent Targets Custom Installation Channel

Ecovent sees world with no thermostats at all, instead supplanted by smart HVAC registers sold via custom integrators.

Jason Knott · July 20, 2016

Solving LED Lighting Issues with a Simple Cat 5 Cable

Colorbeam offers lighting fixtures with different wattages that work off of a Cat 5 cable and go to a remote driver. The lighting system makes dimming and color temperature easy to manuever.

Chelsea Cafiero · July 20, 2016