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How to Measure Cable Length Accurately in the Field

Field-based cable length measurements using hand-held devices provide accurate billing information, reducing time required to issue invoices. Either Capacitance or TDR technology are the best measurement methods.

Sean O'Flaherty · February 05, 2014

Ocean Way Audio Montecito Loudspeaker Debuts for $48K/Pair

Ocean Way Audio’s new Montecito loudspeaker features a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter, a 10-inch midrange/bass driver and dual 12-inch woofers. At $48,000 per pair, the Montecito features a frequency response of 30Hz to 24kHz plus or minus 1.5dB and a sensitivity rating of 88dB.

Robert Archer · January 20, 2014

Editor’s Picks: 11 Favorite Audio Products from CES

Robert Archer and Arlen Schweiger, CE Pro’s two in-house audio experts, round up the audio products that most caught their attention at 2014 International CES.

CE Pro Editors · January 16, 2014

Can Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Supplant ZigBee or Z-Wave for Home Automation?

Some experts say Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, including lower-power variants, could upstage today’s dedicated home-automation protocols such as ZigBee and Z-Wave.

Julie Jacobson · January 16, 2014

18 Wireless Music Solutions

From Sonos to all of its newest slew of competitors – which type of setup best suits your clientele? Here’s a roundup of some great wireless music systems, many of which have been tested out by editors of CE Pro and sister publication Electronic House.

CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2014

Devialet Demos Striking Industrial Design Amps, Remotes at CES

Devialet’s pricey aluminum polished amps with built-in DACs and square remotes aim to bring high-resolution audio quality to a wireless generation.

Jason Knott · January 08, 2014

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2014

How will these soaring categories affect your business in 2014? We take a closer look at high-resolution audio, mass-market home automation, Cloud video surveillance, more sensor opportunities, and automated door locks.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2014

Ultimate Guide to Architectural Speakers 2013

Consumers are once again spending on multimedia and distributed A/V systems. These solutions can help fulfill the highest homeowner expectations.

Robert Archer · October 29, 2013

Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi Players to Rival Sonos Whole-House Streaming

Bose introduces three SoundTouch Wi-Fi self-contained combination Internet radio/streaming audio devices that will eventually connect wirelessly to Bose Jewel Cube speakers and VideoWave TVs.

Jason Knott · October 09, 2013

Editor’s Picks: Top Products of CEDIA Expo 2013

Robert Archer rounds up his favorite products from CEDIA Expo 2013. See what made his list.

Robert Archer · October 08, 2013