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Home-Tech Mergers, Acquisitions, IPOs, Investments, Shakeups, Deals of 2015

Flextronics picks up Wink, Legrand invests in Netatmo, Alarm.com goes public, Sears acquires WallyHome, Nortek acquires Numera … and other IoT and A/V mergers, acquisitions and equity events of 2015.

Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2015

Lutron Embraces ZigBee with Remote Control for Smart Bulbs & Hubs

Famous for its proprietary ClearConnect RF technology, Lutron is entering the ZigBee home automation fray with the Connected Bulb Remote Control for smart bulbs. Is there a connection to Philips Hue?

Julie Jacobson · December 28, 2015

Editor’s Picks: Bob Archer’s Products of 2015

Some of the year’s best video products include solutions from Digital Projection, Dish Network, and Optoma also make Bob Archer’s list of 12 best products of the year.

Robert Archer · December 23, 2015

A Qualcomm Snapdragon Success Story: IC Real Tech’s 720-Degree Cameras

IC Real Tech, sister company of IC Realtime, is now shipping its ALLie Home immersive video camera and Cardboard VR headset; introducing portable ‘Go’ camera at CES 2016, featured in a Qualcomm case study.

CE Pro Editors · December 22, 2015

Control4 Offers Smart-Home Financing through Home Tech Integrators

Home automation leader Control4 has teamed with GreenSky to provide consumer financing for smart-home products and installation, including Control4’s own products and services, as well as third-party solutions.

Julie Jacobson · December 22, 2015

Leviton Extends Omni Home Automation to Apple Watch, Windows 10

Snap-Link Mobile, the application for Leviton’s Omni security and home automation system, now supports Apple Watch and Windows 10 PCs.

CE Pro Editors · December 22, 2015

Tagliani Smart Home: Alex Selects Epson Projector, Sl Slate Screen, AudioQuest Cables

IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani has made his first round of product selections for his new smart home, including the Epson LS10000 4K projector, Screen Innovations Slate 1.2 screen, and several types of AudioQuest cables.

Jason Knott · December 20, 2015

Darth Vader Comes to Life in Star Wars ‘Secret’ Room

A simultated retina scan from a Dr. Doom mask is the first step inside a Star Wars-themed room complete with an audio, light and laser show.

Jessica Camerato · December 17, 2015

Surveillance Cameras Bring Outdoor Wildlife Snapshots Inside

Innerspace Electronics installed 29 IC Realtime security cameras to display outdoor wildlife images on the TVs inside this 14,000-square-foot home.

Lisa Montgomery · December 15, 2015

Julie Jacobson’s CEDIA 2015 Post Mortem: Trends, Opportunities & Standouts

CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson recaps CEDIA Expo 2015, highlighting technology trends and a few “winners.”

Julie Jacobson · December 10, 2015