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Rent Kevin Durant’s Former Miami Penthouse for $20K

NBA superstar Kevin Durant sold his Miami penthouse in May. Now the new owner is renting the Biscayne Bay luxury residence for $20,000 per month.

Jessica Camerato · August 04, 2015

Replacing Savant’s LiteTouch Lighting Control System: How Much Will it Cost?

Since home automation vendor Savant its killing LiteTouch hardwired lighting-control, we look to Vantage, Crestron, Lutron and others for replacements. Customer wants to know: how much it will cost?

Julie Jacobson · July 23, 2015

#TBT: Creating a Dazzling Dome Display Using 4 Projectors

In this edition of Throwback Thursday, see how with home used projectors, lights and control, DSI created a 35-foot-wide ceiling dome that displays images from abstract color patterns to clouds to blazing sunsets.

Lisa Montgomery · July 22, 2015

Savant Kills LiteTouch; Lutron to the Rescue; Debating Hardwired Lighting Control

Three years after acquiring lighting control manufacturer LiteTouch from Nortek, home automation leader Savant kills the platform, leaving long-time dealers in a quandary, and hopeful for a Lutron or Vantage replacement. (Julie Jacobson, CE Pro)

Julie Jacobson · July 14, 2015

Boatload of Home Automation in Three-Acre Oceanfront Property

With a 22,000 square-foot main house, two guest houses and a 10-car garage, Creative Media Designs was tasked with automating this Florida property. The company selected several Crestron solutions to get the job done.

Arlen Schweiger · June 11, 2015

What’s That Smell? Retrofit Home Features Automated Scent Machines

VIA Scottsdale completed a retrofit project which includes solutions from Savant, Lutron, IC Realtime, Samsung, Marantz, Sharp, Sonance and Leon Speakers. Its automated features even include scent machines.

Arlen Schweiger · June 02, 2015

CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time

Evaluating the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for home automation: For the first time ever, Control4 barely beats Crestron; Nortek’s Elan makes comeback; Savant dips.

Julie Jacobson · June 01, 2015

Retrofit Project is Vintage Music to L.A. Condo Owner’s Ears

VIA Los Angeles completed a retrofit project on a 1,500-square-foot condo with a 84-inch 4K TV, Crestron keypads, Lutron shading, and more.

Arlen Schweiger · May 18, 2015

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CE Pro Editors · May 13, 2015

#TBT: Inside BB King’s High-Tech Tour Bus

Legendary guitarist doesn’t get the blues inside his tour bus, which is complete with audio/video servers, touchpanels, security, lighting and shade control, surround sound, distributed A/V, iPod docks and more.

Jason Knott · April 15, 2015