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How to Feed Cable Through Insulated Walls

It’s not as hard as you think. Here are a few handy techniques.

CE Pro Editors · October 28, 2008

Crestron’s DigitalMedia Switchers Offer Ultimate HDMI/IP Distribution & Control

DM-MD8X8 and DM-MD16X16 switchers fix HDMI problems related to distance, switching lags, HDCP authentication and more. Gig Ethernet switch built in for IP.

Julie Jacobson · August 31, 2008

Planar Reaffirms Satisfaction With Runco Acquisition

Planar has no regrets about last year’s acquisition of Runco International for $37 million, says Scott Hix, VP and GM of the company’s home theater business unit.

Robert Archer · April 28, 2008

Nortek Companies Embrace Digi5 Home-Grown Cat5 Audio Technology

Elan, Linear, Niles, SpeakerCraft and Xantech to develop multiroom-audio products around their own Cat 5-based Digi5 technology.

Julie Jacobson · October 14, 2007

Planar’s Acquisition of Runco: No End to the Party

Runco is known as much for creating “the world’s finest home theater products” as throwing the world’s greatest parties. The company announced yesterday it would be acquired by Planar Systems, a publicly traded company with considerably less sex appeal.

Julie Jacobson · May 24, 2007

Planar Acquires Runco International

Acquisition advances Planar into a leading position in the high-end, custom home theater display marketplace.

CE Pro Editors · May 23, 2007

High Definition Doesn’t Scare Porn Stars

Tidbits from the Adult Entertainment Expo, which took place next door to CES 2007.

Julie Jacobson · February 22, 2007

Sculley, Metcalfe Debate Growth of Home Automation

3Com founder Bob Metcalfe thinks energy management might spur automation; former Apple CEO John Sculley says custom installers are the ticket.

Julie Jacobson · February 15, 2007

Lennar Embraces Best Buy, Exceptional Innovation, ConnectedLife.Home

Best Buy is going to sell a packaged solution of Media Center plus home automation by Lifeware. Literally, it’s a package — a box that is shipped to the customer and later installed by Best Buy. We have all the details and plenty of opinions on the matter.

Julie Jacobson · December 25, 2006

Emerging from Chapter 11, Home Director Buys Destiny Networks

Just days after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Home Director, Inc. has agreed in principle to acquire Destiny Networks, Inc. The company plans to pursue a strategy targeting homebuilders, using a national installation company to perform the jobs.

Julie Jacobson · November 03, 2006