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Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

Lennar is reportedly shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services.

Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2017

Cable to Connector Compatibility Is a Challenge

A new system for terminating larger CAT6/6A cables now shipping.

Advertorial · July 19, 2017

In Defense of Lennar’s Wi-Fi Smart Home Strategy: ‘Wireless is the Future’

Most home-tech experts applaud Lennar’s ‘Wi-Fi Certified’ program, but not the builder’s mostly-wireless approach to the smart home. Still, some pros defend the homebuilder for being ‘progressive thinkers.’

Julie Jacobson · July 10, 2017

Lennar’s ‘Wi-Fi Certified’ Homes: Going All-Wireless is ‘Big Disservice’

Lennar’s commitment to ‘Wi-Fi Certified’ homes is a ‘great start’, but tech industry criticizes #2 builder for nixing future-ready wiring in 25,000+ new homes per year.

Julie Jacobson · July 07, 2017

MoCA Access Spec Debuts as Fiber Extension Alternative

MoCA Access specification leverages existing apartment/condo coaxial cable and offers 2.5Gbps data rates with low latency.

Jason Knott · June 14, 2017

CE Pro 100 Names Top Structured Wiring Brands

The structured wiring category sees Wirepath (SnapAV) and Legrand coming in at the front. Leviton picks up some dealer share to come in third.

Robert Archer · June 08, 2017

D-Tools Helps Millennium Systems Design Save Time and Money on Multi-Room Installation

When a high-profile athlete needs a whole-home distributed AV and control system, MSD scores a touchdown.

Advertorial · May 31, 2017

Legrand Hides Unsightly Wires with WP-9000 In-Wall Extension Kit

Legrand’s WP-9000 Power Supply In-Wall Extension Kit hides the mess of cables from wall-mounted devices.

Robert Archer · May 04, 2017

D-Tools Now Offering Bundled Wire Packages in SI 2017 V2

Version 2 touches on wire pulls and how it can greatly simplify your drawings while making estimating more accurate.

Advertorial · April 26, 2017

Beware the Latest HDMI Claims Surrounding Rev 2.1

Do all sheep lie? That is the question as integrators are once again installing lower quality 4K/60 products incapable of handling 18Gbps, after the announcement of HDMI 2.1.

Jeff Boccaccio · April 25, 2017