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Amazon Echo Adds Support for Ceiling Fans; Big Ass Fans Brings Voice Control to Haiku

Ceiling fans added to roster of products that can be controlled natively through Amazon Alexa platform. Voice control now available for lights, thermostats and smart fans, including Haiku from Big Ass Fans. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Julie Jacobson · March 23, 2016

21st Century Distributing Kicks Off Second-Annual Innovation Integration Roadshow

PowerHouse Alliance member 21st Century Distributing launches its annual road show with grand opening of its new Nashville branch. Roadshow includes stops in seven Southeast cities in early May.

Jason Knott · March 23, 2016

URC to Launch HomeSet at ISC 2016, Targeting Security Dealers with Home Automation

Popular provider of custom-oriented audio, video and smart home technology, URC will launch new system at ISC West 2016 ‘specifically for the home security channel.’ Is Vera by MiOS the new partner?

Julie Jacobson · March 23, 2016

Nortek Launches IP Video Surveillance Line Under 2GIG Brand

2GIG unveils a POE mini-dome security camera with nightvision capability, along with an indoor Wi-Fi camera and NVR with mobile app interface control targeted at integrators.

Jason Knott · March 23, 2016

Vizio P-Series TVs with SmartCast are First 4K HDR-Enabled Displays with Google Cast Built in

Google Cast built into all new P-Series 4K HDR-enabled displays, allowing users to navigate different apps via dedicated Android tablet remote, and then cast the content to the big screen.

CE Pro Editors · March 23, 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

Wi-Fi Thermostats: Integration-Friendly Solution to Healthier Home Environment

From an indoor air quality standpoint, Wi-Fi thermostats like those from Aprilaire offer air purification, temperature, and humidity can all be managed from one app … or from a variety of third-party control systems.

Lisa Montgomery · March 22, 2016

CEDIA Business Xchange to Focus on Hiring, Onboarding New Employees

CEDIA Business Xchange from May 11-13 in San Diego to focus on building team via workshops and networking.

Jason Knott · March 21, 2016

Will superMHL Replace HDMI?

Integrators prepare for superMHL cable with reversible 32-pin connectors capable of carrying 8K @120fps supporting HDR, advanced color, Dolby and DTS. Technology developed by Sony, Samsung and Toshiba.

CE Pro Editors · March 21, 2016

Sony & Univision Team up to Broadcast Soccer Matches in 4K

Stepping up its content efforts, Sony already a leader in the UltraHD hardware and software markets has just completed a broadcast of a soccer game with Univision.

Robert Archer · March 18, 2016