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URC to Launch HomeSet at ISC 2016, Targeting Security Dealers with Home Automation

Popular provider of custom-oriented audio, video and smart home technology, URC will launch new system at ISC West 2016 ‘specifically for the home security channel.’ Is Vera by MiOS the new partner?

Julie Jacobson · March 23, 2016

Vizio P-Series TVs with SmartCast are First 4K HDR-Enabled Displays with Google Cast Built in

Google Cast built into all new P-Series 4K HDR-enabled displays, allowing users to navigate different apps via dedicated Android tablet remote, and then cast the content to the big screen.

CE Pro Editors · March 23, 2016

Look Inside Marine Corps Veteran’s Integrated Smart Home

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nick Kimmel gains independence back with a custom smart home built by Gary Sinise Foundation, eHome Lifestyle and Core Brands.

CE Pro Editors · March 22, 2016

Wi-Fi Thermostats: Integration-Friendly Solution to Healthier Home Environment

From an indoor air quality standpoint, Wi-Fi thermostats like those from Aprilaire offer air purification, temperature, and humidity can all be managed from one app … or from a variety of third-party control systems.

Lisa Montgomery · March 22, 2016

Control4 Acquisition of Pakedge: a Follow-Up

Pakedge will benefit from new e-commerce and education portal modeled after Control4’s own offering; CEOs to hold live Web chat discussing future plans.

Julie Jacobson · March 18, 2016

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

UK-based Ultamation is releasing an Apple TV driver (through Gen 4) for Crestron home automation systems. Managing Director explains the magic of SIMPL# programming language.

CE Pro Editors · March 16, 2016

CE Pro Video Weekly News: Why Bad Home Automation Is Good News for Integrators

The recent Support.com study that concluded home automation systems to be a bust is great evidence for integrators to use to differentiate their services against cheap DIY smart home solutions.

CE Pro Editors · March 15, 2016

Ray Super Remote Gets IR, Relay Control Via Global Cache

Gaining traction as a dedicated touchscreen remote for IP control, Ray Super Remote ($249) from Ray Enterprises adds IR and relay control through Global Cache.

CE Pro Editors · March 15, 2016

Consumer Study Labels Smart Home Technology as ‘Broken Promise’

New study of 3,000 consumers by Support.com rails on home automation systems for having poor user experience and low value. In all, 79% of buyers label cost, setup, and maintenance as a ‘turn-off.’

Jason Knott · March 11, 2016

CoeLux: The $40,000 Artificial Skylight Everyone Will Want

Dallas integration firm HomeTronics is first in the U.S. to install CoeLux optical panels, which simulate sun and sky for ambience, hospitality and health benefits.

Julie Jacobson · March 11, 2016