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Integrator on Sonos: We Push Customers to Manufacturers that Support CEDIA Channel

Home-technology integrator writes, "It is now time for our industry to demand that manufacturers who want our support ... support us in return."

Jan 23, 2017

Crestron Sonos Integration from LODE Audio

A quick demonstration of the Lode Control4 driver.

Jan 20, 2017

How Dish is Winning by Cannibalizing Itself: AirTV, Dish-on-a-Stick, Native Alexa Voice

Demonstrated at CES 2017, Dish Networks's new AirTV box and Dish-on-a-Fire-TV-Stick could cut into its traditional satellite service; First native Alexa Voice control for TV demo'd.

Jan 20, 2017

Sonos Doesn’t Hate Home-Automation Channel; They Just Don’t Communicate Well

(UPDATE: new Sonos CEO responds) When Sonos surprised home-automation dealers with an auto-update that crippled some functionality, they should have communicated better. It’s not always about the technology.

Jan 20, 2017

New Sonos API Disrupts Home Automation Integration, But Lays Solid Foundation

Integrators were peeved when Sonos implemented its new API for smart-home integration, stripping certain functionality from unsanctioned drivers, which will all be blocked soon. Control4, Sonos and dealers respond.

Jan 18, 2017

Listen Up! Josh.ai Is Not Just Voice Control; Changes Its Pricing Structure

Josh.ai alters pricing structure for its whole-house control system to permit 25% down with 5-year monthly software license fee. Plug-and-play system is not just add-on voice control.

Jan 17, 2017