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Top Integrators Launch HAUS, a Franchise-Like Program for Mainstream Home Automation

Founders of the high-end integration firm Xssentials are launching HAUS, a smart-home training and support program to help integrators run high-volume security and home automation businesses utilizing leading brands such as Savant and Sonos.

Julie Jacobson · December 07, 2015

7 Big Mistakes Every Integrator Makes (updated with comments)

From hiring relatives to overpaying employees, two veteran integrators offer sage advice of what to avoid.

Jason Knott · December 07, 2015

Just Add Power Goes ‘Back to the Future with 4K

Just Add Power’s Ultra HDIP and 2G+4+ video tiling processor reveal wide flexibility, ease of configuration for video distribution and video wall systems … no Flux Capacitor required.

Jason Knott · December 06, 2015

Alex Tagliani Smart Home: Why Am I Doing This?

Famous Indycar driver Alex Tagliani talks about why he chose to be involved ‘from the ground up’ on constructing his new 4,500-square-foot smart home.

CE Pro Editors · December 03, 2015

Streaming Service VUDU Offers Dolby Atmos Options

VUDU to offer a selection of Warner Brothers movies mixed in Dolby Atmos and remastered for Dolby Vision. Vizio to offer free digital copy of “Mad Max: Fury Road” in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision to those who purchase Reference Series TV.

Rachel Cericola · November 29, 2015

Axis Outdoor Thermal Network Camera Stabilizes Images, Storage Space

One of the features on the newly announced Q1941-E Thermal Network Camera from Axis Communications is its Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) option that helps the camera to deliver smooth images in unstable mounting environments.

Robert Archer · November 29, 2015

CE Pro Announces Winners of the 2015 Great Looking Racks Contest

All the way from the Mediterranean, Cyprus-based Elytronic was named the winner of the 2015 Great Looking Racks contest presented by CE Pro and Middle Atlantic.

Arlen Schweiger · November 24, 2015

Time to Ditch 120V AC? How a Low-Voltage, DC-Powered Home Might Work

Has the 240/120V AC residential infrastructure outlived its usefulness? Inspired by Tesla Powerwall, an industry veteran explains how we could get to the the old ‘Smart House’ vision of a low voltage, DC-powered home.

CE Pro Editors · November 23, 2015

Florida Integrator Converts Bank Vault into Home Theater Showroom

Boca Theater and Automation and CDGi convert old 8,600-square-foot Wells Fargo Bank into new Technology Experience Center showroom, complete with an acoustical masterpiece ‘Vault Theater’ with 36 speakers inside 18-inch concrete walls and facial recognition entry.

Jason Knott · November 22, 2015

Famed Racecar Driver Alex Tagliani to Share His Smart Home Design, Construction Process

Exclusively with CE Pro, champion Indy racecar driver Alex Tagliani shares a video blog on the planning and construction of his new Canadian smart home and unique home theater.

Jason Knott · November 19, 2015