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Integrator Awards Illustrate URC’s Universal Commercial Appeal

Deploying URC’s Total Control system, touchscreens, user interfaces and app helped these dealers deliver ‘Unsurpassed’ performance to their bar & restaurant, TV control room and smart building customer applications.

Arlen Schweiger · October 04, 2019

Integrator: Control4 OS 3 ‘Allows Us to Get Back into the Home’

Control4’s Smart Home OS 3 release is driving new business to Boston-area integrator Sounds Good Corp.

CE Pro Editors · September 28, 2019

URC Assists D.C.-Area Dealer in Creating Happy Commercial Customers

Nard’s Entertainment Services specs URC to anchor AV and automation systems into corporate offices, bars, fitness centers and more.

Arlen Schweiger · September 24, 2019

Home-Automation High Jinks: Cast Your Own Interface to a Google/Nest Hub Display

Home Assistant works open-source magic to cast smart-home dashboards to Google/Nest Hub displays for two-way monitoring and touch control.

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2019

Control4, SnapAV & OvrC at CEDIA: In Pursuit of Smart-Home Scale

Newly merged Control4, SnapAV plan to scale the fragmented home-automation and professional-installation market. Execs John Heyman, Charlie Kindel discuss at CEDIA Expo 2019.

Julie Jacobson · September 18, 2019

Vivint Smart Home to Go Public via Reverse Merger Valuing Co. at $5.6 Billion

Vivint Smart Home to be merged into SoftBank-backed Mosaic (NYSE: MOSC), a specialty acquisition corp. that will take on Vivint name.

Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2019

Why the Nortek Booth Has No Nortek Products

Elan is THE Nortek brand for the channel going forward, while 2GIG will be focused brand for security channel.

Jason Knott · September 14, 2019

Bursting with Biophilia: CE Pro Names 6 ‘WellScapes Masters’ at CEDIA 2019

CEDIA Expo 2019 is the one where biophilia burst into the smart-home channel – not just circadian lighting and indoor air quality, but layers of stimuli that mimic patterns of nature. Meet our first 6 ‘WellScapes Masters.’

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2019

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These Three Home Automation Sleepers Could Steal CEDIA Expo 2019

Popular with smart-home makers, Tuya, Home Assistant and CIWare will show home automation platforms, development tools, and interoperable devices to lure new adopters.

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2019

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RoomMe Adds Person/Location Tracking for True Home Automation; First Custom Integrations at CEDIA

New RoomMe API helps RTI, Control4, Elan and URC trigger home automation scenes based on who is in which room and when — simply, securely, and uniquely without complicated indoor positioning systems.

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2019