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CEO: Despite New Remote, Savant is not About the DIY Mass-Market

Savant CEO William Lynch says the company’s new $499 DIY remote, now available at BestBuy.com, is not part of a bigger strategy to sell mass-market home automation.

Julie Jacobson · July 26, 2016

CEDIA’s Best New Product Finalists for 2016, with Commentary from CE Pro

The official winners will be revealed at a press conference on Thursday, September 15 as well as recognized that evening at the CEDIA Celebration, hosted at Gilley’s Club in Dallas.

CE Pro Editors · July 26, 2016

3 Reasons to Use Virtual Reality to Promote Your Business

Integrators can use immersive virtual reality (VR) cameras to enhance their website and create VR ‘tours’ of their projects.

CE Pro Editors · July 26, 2016

Lutron Rebrands High-End LED Drivers; Debuts $250 Premier Hi-lume 0.1%

Lutron’s $250 Hi-lume Premier 0.1% constant voltage driver for commercial LED lighting is part of rebranded three-tiered high-end family under the Hi-lume name.

Jason Knott · July 26, 2016

Home Networking in the Custom Channel: Are We Asleep at the Router?

Eero makes home networking sexy. The custom channel could learn some lessons from a DIY-centric approach to home technology.

Julie Jacobson · July 25, 2016

HTSA Teams with Maverick Technical Institute to Provide Training

HTSA is working with the newly launched technical training school to teach members a specially developed curriculum.

Robert Archer · July 25, 2016

Smart Building Awards Winners Announced At Essential Install Live!

Judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the Smart Building Awards were created to recognize innovative products, projects and initiatives across the industry.

CE Pro Editors · July 22, 2016

Samsung’s Amazing World Anthem for Rio Olympics (and Galaxy S7 Edge)

It’s an ad for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but “The Anthem” demonstrates the company’s ambition to “unite the world through technology and borderless communication.”

Julie Jacobson · July 22, 2016

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective (Smart Home!) Partnership Teams

August Home Inc.’s Nate Williams advises smart home developers to chop their target partner list in half, treat partnerships as ‘products’ and always keep the end user in mind.

Nate Williams · July 21, 2016

Sony: Our HDR Technology Outperforms OLED, LCD Competition

Sony targets custom installation market with new 65-, 75- and 100-inch 4K LCD Z Series TVs with Backlight Master Drive HDR technology and greater color accuracy.

Joe Palenchar · July 21, 2016