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CEDIA Names 2016 Executive Committee

CEDIA president Vince Bruno welcomes the 2016 board members and says he looks forward to working with the well-experienced group.

Robert Archer · January 26, 2016

Post-CES 2016 Report: Emerging Trends in Home Automation

Mobile IoT, network security and IoT device discovery, energy harvesting and professional security monitoring emerged as key emerging trends in the smart home at CES 2016.

Julie Jacobson · January 26, 2016

The Day the Nest Thermostats Died: Response from Home Automation-Centric Manufacturers (Updated)

Smart home glitches happen, but it’s particularly uncomfortable when a thermostat fails in the middle of winter. Manufacturers specializing in HVAC control and home automation respond to Nest’s recent challenge.

Julie Jacobson · January 26, 2016

Johnson Controls to Merge With Tyco in $20B Inversion Deal

Security and building control industrial leaders Johnson Controls and Tyco International combine $32 billion in revenue in a controversial tax-avoiding inversion deal.

CE Pro Editors · January 25, 2016

7 Myths about Fiber & Why Category/Twisted Pair Wiring Should Be Phased Out

Guest Blog: Fiber is not difficult to terminate, it is not fragile and it is not expensive. Integrators should start phasing out their use of Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) or Category cable.

CE Pro Editors · January 25, 2016

CE Pro Weekly Video News: Highlights from State of the Industry Study

Integrators reveal revenue outlook for 2016, hottest product categories and how much influence homeowners have on product selection in the new 2016 CE Pro State of the Industry Study.

CE Pro Editors · January 25, 2016

Smart Home Control Provides Opportunity, Independence to Disabled Homeowner

Customized smart home control system by ELAN allows homeowner to control lighting, climate, door locks and home theater AV with her voice alone.

Chelsea Cafiero · January 22, 2016

Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for 2016

Audio and video analytics, home automation user empowerment, the 4K UHD ecosystem, LVDC power distribution and front-door amenities such as smart doorbells top CE Pro’s 2016 Top Home Tech Trends to watch for 2016.

Julie Jacobson · January 22, 2016

Origin Acoustics’ AcoustaScape 8-Ohm Outdoor Speaker System Supports 4, 6 or 8 Satellites

Debuting at ISE 2016, new AcoustaScape AS41 from Origin Acoustics is affordable 8-Ohm outdoor speaker system starting with four satellites and a subwoofer, expandable to eight speakers. The “building block approach is unique to Origin,” says CEO Jeremy Burkhardt.

Julie Jacobson · January 21, 2016

ESPA Names Jeff Gardner as Executive Director

The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) has named Jeff Gardner as its first executive director. Gardner has been director of technical training and industry certification at CEDIA for nine years.

CE Pro Editors · January 21, 2016