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Integrator Pumps Up 14-Zone Sonos with Custom Amps, Network, Power, Control, Faceplates

On this messy takeover job, Harry Blanchard of Creative Systems in Collegeville, Pa., boosted Sonos sound with high-performance gear from AudioControl, Ruckus, WattBox and custom Middle Atlantic faceplates.

CE Pro Editors · June 23, 2016

Tell CEDIA About Your Biz, Get $999 Reward

CEDIA, the trade organization for home technology integrators, is asking dealers to participate in the annual industry size and scope survey.

CE Pro Editors · June 23, 2016

Meritage Homes Install Clare Controls Smart Home Systems Across California

Home builder brings Clare Controls home automation system, Aprilaire thermostat and six-month ClareHome Premium Service to 24 communities in Northern and Southern California.

Chelsea Cafiero · June 22, 2016

Study: Electricians Swarm to High-Tech Commercial Jobs, Smart Homes Amid Unrest

Study by Klein Tools shows strong uptick in electricians working on ‘high-tech’ commercial projects and ‘home technology’ installations in 2016, as growing unrest from the recession still lingers in the field with 42% looking to move into related fields, including IT.

Jason Knott · June 22, 2016

Legrand Unveils New Two-Button Wireless Vantage Keypad

Vantage RadioLink EasyTouch II keypad is meant for transition areas such as corridors and hallways in modern luxury homes, hotels, and offices. Its wireless two-way communication protocol synchronizes on/off and ramp up/down of lighting loads, and it has farther keypad-to-controller communication distance.

CE Pro Editors · June 22, 2016

Houzz Study: 33% of House Buyers Plan ‘Home Automation’ Upgrades

Massive study by home remodeling website Houzz reveals home automation is third most planned system upgrade, but still less than 1% of homeowners plan to hire a ‘media’ contractor; however, 4% are seeking ‘window treatment’ professionals.

Jason Knott · June 22, 2016

Russound Announces 70v Audio System for Commercial Market, Outdoor Resi Spaces

Russound enters the commercial market with a new line of 70-volt audio products designed for bars, restaurants and other similar applications.

Robert Archer · June 21, 2016

Integrator Spices Up Anniversary Event with Jaguar, Land Rover Vehicles

Spire Integrated Systems in Troy, Mich., holds a two-day invitation-only open house that includes live demos and even luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles for guests to check out.

Jason Knott · June 21, 2016

How to Make MDU Developers Love Lighting Control

Creating packages for MDU builders is among the keys to success in this market. Integrators must rethink their approach and manage MDU projects as commercial jobs.

Lisa Montgomery · June 21, 2016

Russound Names BIG Corp EMEA, APAC Sales Manager

Whole-house audio manufacturer Russound has named Pete Baker of The BIG Corp as its international sales manager for both the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and the Asia-Pacific region.

CE Pro Editors · June 20, 2016