All In Control
These little self-propelled vacuuming dynamos don’t just devour dust. They can wreak havoc on a household.
Julie Jacobson · October 16, 2009
No one’s going to say that central vacuum is the sexiest technology you can offer your clients. It isn’t – not by a longshot. But in a world of declining margins on A/V products, central vac provides a breath of fresh air to your revenue stream. Consumers like it because it cleans up their homes, […]
CE Pro Editors · February 16, 2009
3Com founder Bob Metcalfe thinks energy management might spur automation; former Apple CEO John Sculley says custom installers are the ticket.
Julie Jacobson · February 15, 2007
Best Buy is going to sell a packaged solution of Media Center plus home automation by Lifeware. Literally, it’s a package — a box that is shipped to the customer and later installed by Best Buy. We have all the details and plenty of opinions on the matter.
Julie Jacobson · December 25, 2006
Just days after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Home Director, Inc. has agreed in principle to acquire Destiny Networks, Inc. The company plans to pursue a strategy targeting homebuilders, using a national installation company to perform the jobs.
Julie Jacobson · November 03, 2006
Understanding California’s revised Title 24 lighting and energy standards — and why out-of-state dealers should care.
CE Pro Editors · September 04, 2006
CEDIA co-founder Chris Stevens is vice president, Networked Entertainment Business Unit (NEBU) for Cisco-Linksys.
Julie Jacobson · April 05, 2006
Home Director won’t let a mountain of debt keep it from rebuilding its structured wiring business.
Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2006
Home Director, one of the most icononic figures in structured wiring–indeed the home systems industry–has gone belly up. Why? The company chased crazy schemes instead of doting on its dealers.
Julie Jacobson · April 06, 2005