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Nortek to Acquire 2Gig for $135M, Fold into Linear Security

Five months after 2Gig and Vivint were acquired for $2B, Nortek Inc. acquires leading home automation and home security provider 2Gig for $135M. Company will be folded into subsidiary Linear.

Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2013

10 ‘Go To’ Tools Every Technician Needs (and Why)

Whether it’s a multifunction tool or one for an individual special need, there are certain often-overlooked ‘A-level’ tools for measurement and termination that every datacomm technician must have.

Jason Knott · January 21, 2013

MiOS: The Biggest Home Automation Platform You Never Heard of

At CES 2013, ask MiOS about some of its big wins including Orange Telecom, URC, Actiontec and others. Move over Motorola/Arris 4Home and iControl?

Julie Jacobson · January 10, 2013

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2013

Our annual prediction of five technologies for integrators to watch (and make money from).

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2013

Vivint, 2Gig Acquired by Blackstone Capital for $2B

Blackstone Capital has entered into an agreement to purchase CE Pro 100 company Vivint, along with 2Gig Technologies and Vivint Solar, for more than $2 billion.

Jason Knott · September 19, 2012

Somfy Systems

CE Pro Editors · August 05, 2012

LumenCache Launches End-to-End Low-Voltage LED Lighting

Everything from bulbs to switches are wired with Cat 5 instead of Romex with LumenCache’s new LED lighting system, debuting at CEDIA Expo 2012.

Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2012

Beam

CE Pro Editors · May 10, 2012

Aprilaire

CE Pro Editors · May 09, 2012

Top 5 Home Technology Opportunities for 2012

Self-contained security/home automation, LED lighting, computer audio, alternative controls and the cloud provide key opportunities for home systems integrators in 2012.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2012