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NAHB Forecast: Home Starts up 5% in 2018, Bolstered by ‘Political Climate’

NAHB forecasts single-family home starts will up 5% in 2018, thanks in part to ‘pro-business sentiment in Washington’, but MDU starts will fall.

Jason Knott · January 26, 2018

Residential Remodeling Spending Expected to Grow 7.5% in 2018

Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts residential remodeling activity will hit $340 billion, up 7.5%.

Jason Knott · January 24, 2018

RTI’s New XP-8v Home Automation Controller Packs Most Powerful Processor Ever

An 1GHz i.MX53 processor powers new XP-8v home-automation controller from RTI, built for commercial jobs and large-scale residential installations.

Robert Archer · January 19, 2018

Comcast Xfinity Rolls Out MDU Smart Home Program

Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create ‘simple solution to an advanced network’ for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.

CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2018

7 Smart Home Trends at CES 2018

In studying pre-CES IoT activity, we discerned a few new trends in smart-home technology (‘the fog’) and market forces (wellness) driving home-automation. But some things never change (standards).

Julie Jacobson · December 19, 2017

Legrand Lighting Controls Selected for Major New-Home Development in Fla.

Neal Communities to install Legrand’s P&S electrical products, lighting controls and specialty outlets in 1,200 Sarasota-area homes per year, with Legrand Radiant lighting offered as upgrade.

CE Pro Editors · December 18, 2017

IoT at CES 2018: You See Gadgets, We See Serious Smart Home Trends

An alarm clock that wakes you up to the smell of coffee, a standalone device that plays back lights and sounds for security and other IoT “gadgets” illustrate major smart-home themes including audio analytics, wellness, and AI.

Julie Jacobson · December 15, 2017

New Terra Speakers are ‘Pretty Dead’ Thanks to Concrete, Recycled Materials

LEED-friendly cabinets made of concrete and recycled materials make Terra’s new Katahdin speakers “pretty dead” for audio, and pretty good for the environment.

Robert Archer · December 08, 2017

James Loudspeaker Planter Speakers Blend into Outdoor Environments

James Loudspeaker has introduced three Omni Planter Outdoor Loudspeakers in custom color configurations for commercial and residential applications.

Robert Archer · December 01, 2017

Spectacular $3.5M Laser Show Breaks Guinness World Record in Vegas

Laser specialist ER Productions Breaks Guinness World Records with $3.5M laser show in Las Vegas, featuring 314 individual lasers emitting 1,377 watts of power.

Jason Knott · November 22, 2017