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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

LumenCache at CEDIA: End-to-End Low-Voltage Lighting, DC Power

Lumencache returns to CEDIA Expo 2019 with novel end-to-end low-voltage lighting system and plans for DC-powered homes.

Julie Jacobson ·

Roku Ultra

New Streamers and OS

Just in time for fall and winter TV watching, the latest Roku streamers and OS have been announced. Roku, one of the most popular streaming companies in the AV market, has introduced a new version of its Express ($30) and Ultra ($100) streamers. The company’s latest streamers incorporate fast channel launch, remote controls with personal […]

Kevin Voecks

TechTalk: Harman Explains Proper Speaker and Subwoofer Placement

Harman engineers Kevin Voecks and Kevin Kent offers some best practices on how to maximize speakers installations in stereo and home theater environments.

Robert Archer ·

Savant Family of Entertainment Products

Smart Family of Entertainment Products

The new Savant Smart Family of Entertainment Products features a powered 55-inch, three-channel LCR soundbar, Smart Audio Wireless Powered Surround Speakers and the Smart Nano 1X Subwoofer. Savant explains the speakers provide homeowners with a choice of solutions that incorporate smart features such as Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn, TIDAL and more. “The Savant Smart Audio […]

Branded Switches Powered by Ruckus

Access Networks has introduced its own line of network switches. The company’s new powered by Ruckus switches represent Access Networks’ growing relationship with Ruckus. Access Networks says the network switches were specifically developed for the residential custom installation industry through a range of features that deliver enterprise-grade performance. Access Networks Branded Switches Supported by Wireless […]

September 18, 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 ·

JC Murphy, Savant

TechTalk: Savant Says Better Sleep Starts with Personalized Circadian Lighting

Want happier customers? Savant says adding circadian lighting products into your line up can help connect the dots between home control and wellness.

Andrew Nichols ·

MaryStewart

Stewart Filmscreen Gets Edgy with New Balón Model

At CEDIA Expo 2019, Stewart Filmscreen’s Mary Stewart had good reason to be excited to show integrators the Balón Edge featuring a thin frame, plus a redesigned Luxus screen housing.

Arlen Schweiger ·

TechTalk: How Google Nest is Getting Integrators Involved in ‘Connected Home’ Sales

Smart home technology isn’t just for trendy Millennials, as Google Nest looks to expand interest in its connected home products through integrator expertise.

Andrew Nichols · September 17, 2019

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