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Power Management Provider SurgeX Acquired by Ametek for $130M

ESP/SurgeX, the No. 5 power-protection brand among CE Pro 100 dealers, is acquired by $4 billion electronics manufacturer.

Julie Jacobson · February 05, 2016

Control4 Acquires Pakedge: A Perfect Merger of Home Automation and Networking

Control4 and Pakedge, leading home automation and networking providers in the home technology integrator channel, merge to provide complete infrastructure for high-performance smart homes.

Julie Jacobson · February 04, 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

Why Crestron Withdrew from CEDIA Expo 2016, Plus Photos from CEDIAs Past

Crestron isn’t exhibiting at CEDIA 2016, but the high-end home automation giant swears it is still committed to residential. Has CEDIA strayed from the luxury market?

Julie Jacobson · February 03, 2016

8 Football Themed Home Theaters Where You Wish You Could Watch Super Bowl 50

Our favorite football-themed home theaters are outfitted with LED TVs, 1080p projectors and Crestron touchpanels, not to mention framed memorabilia of homeowners’ favorite teams.

CE Pro Editors · February 03, 2016

How Managed Services Allow for a Successful Business and a Personal Life

The ‘as-a-service’ business model can reel in frantic business paces and result in better profitability for home technology integrators.

Tom LeBlanc · February 03, 2016

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

100+ pages of home automation, IoT, security and the smart home right here, with full text of the presentation.

Julie Jacobson · February 01, 2016

Legal: Surveillance Cameras Inside the Home

Home technology integrator wants to know: What are the laws on installing secret nanny-cams in a customer’s home? Security and home-automation attorney Ken Kirschenbaum responds.

Julie Jacobson · January 29, 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