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Savant Announces 8.0 Home Automation Software, Pro Remote, Improved UI, Autonomic Inside

With 8.0 release, home automation leader Savant integrates with Sonos, improves UI, builds in Autonomic streaming media software, launches Pro Remote for dealers. See them at ISC West 2016.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016

URC Releases Elegant In-Wall Touchscreen for Total Home Control

The new TKP-5500 in-wall touchpanel from URC installs in either a landscape or portrait mode to complement a home’s interior design.

Robert Archer · March 24, 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

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

Inside IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon’s Automated Indianapolis Home

Quadruple IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon taps Triphase Technologies to install an ELAN Entertainment and Control System in his new 7,000-square foot home in Indianapolis.

CE Pro Editors · March 09, 2016

I Was Wrong About Myxyty, the Impossibly Tall Home Automation Hub

I made fun of the modular Myxyty IoT hub in a CES 2016 presentation, but the smart-home system has a clever industrial design and some interesting options like ‘olfactory ambiance.’

Julie Jacobson · March 08, 2016

Survey: Amazon Echo Open Platform Gets More Buzz than Apple, Google Home Control

Argus Insights survey says consumers are attracted to interoperability between home control devices and show disfavor toward closed or propriety platforms.

CE Pro Editors · March 02, 2016

The Beatles’ Famous ‘Apple Building’ Is Decked Out with ELAN Home Automation

New home automation and control highlights the modern Apple Building apartments as well as a few special commemorative details, such as the plaque celebrating John Lennon and George Harrison on the exterior of the building.

CE Pro Editors · February 25, 2016

NuBryte Touchpoint Is All-in-One Smart Home and Security Touchscreen

This one device boasts the ability to combine several smart home and security capabilities in one, including an intercom system and smart lighting.

CE Pro Editors · February 23, 2016

Z-Wave Scores Huge UL Win for Security, a First for Mesh Technology

Latest super-secure Z-Wave technology mitigates smart-home hacking; will achieve UL 1023 compliance for intrusion, giving the home automation standard an edge in powering some 20 million security sensors and alarm panels each year.

Julie Jacobson · February 18, 2016