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A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE – No Network Needed*

If you guessed Google's first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave ... you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.

Oct 09, 2018

New OS from Control4 Lets Users Add Music, Create Scenes; Minimizes Dealer Distractions

Relieving some of the programming burden from time-strapped integrators, Control4 lets users pick their own streaming services and create their own smart home scenes.

Oct 09, 2018

That Giant Sucking Sound is Your Profit, Sinking One Balun at a Time: CEDIA Expo Tech Talk

CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: It took 1.5 years for this CE Pro 100 integrator to select a vendor and implement an end-to-end software platform to run his business. It was grueling. It was expensive. But it was well worth it.

Oct 09, 2018

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Residential Tech Market Up $600M Since 2015, CEDIA Reports

In its latest "Size and Scope of the Residential Technology Systems Industry" survey, CEDIA reports significant gains in the home networking and security channels.

Oct 08, 2018

Coastal Source Scales Up High-End Outdoor Audio, Lighting Lines

Coastal Source debuts high-performance $7,500 12.0 Line Source bollard speakers, light-changing Ellipse bollard lights and elegant Hinge lighting, among others, at CEDIA Expo 2018.

Oct 08, 2018

Mark Levinson 5000 Series Amplifiers Pair Modern Features With Class A/B Amplification

The new Mark Levinson 5000 Series Integrated Amplifiers offer a choice of the No.5802 and No. 5805 products, which cost $7,000 and $8,500 each respectively.

Oct 08, 2018