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Learn from the Best Smart Home Designers at ISE 2016

ISE attendees who enroll in CEDIA’s design track will learn sub system design, principles of project management and design thinking from Simon Buddle and Rich Green.

Alice Gustafson · January 29, 2016

Beyond Immersive Audio and Video: Synchronized Lighting, Motion and Smell

Syfy channel synchronizes Philips Hue lighting effects with on-screen action via clever Syfy Sync technology. IoT could push immersive entertainment into so many more dimensions.

Julie Jacobson · January 29, 2016

‘Hello Julie, This is John. I Have Some Questions about Home Automation’

Email from a do-it-yourselfer illustrates everything wrong with home automation today: ‘Will Lutron Caseta work with Z-Wave, ADT, Honeywell, Vera? Do I need a bridge?’

Julie Jacobson · January 29, 2016

From Best Buy to VIA: How AudioVisions JV with D-Tools Went Down

In a tale worthy of Six Degrees of Separation, the principals at AudioVisions and D-Tools have intertwined experiences ranging from Best Buy to VIA International that eventually led to new joint venture software development agreement.

Jason Knott · January 28, 2016

CEDIA Partners on Education, Marketing for CE Pro Summit

As part of a broader deal with exhibition planner AE Ventures, CEDIA will partner with CE Pro on the education and marketing for the CE Pro Summit upcoming Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta.

CE Pro Editors · January 27, 2016

Control4 Launches Three Home Automation Controllers with Hi-Res Audio, Starting at $600

Control4 announces EA Series of smart-home controllers with more powerful processors, high-resolution audio (HRA), built-in Ethernet switches, more I/Os; goes another year without an IoT solution for DIYs.

Julie Jacobson · January 27, 2016

Study Reveals Consumers Hate Home Automation Apps

Argus Insights study shows that consumers are frustrated with the user experience of many entry-level home automation apps. ADT, Philips, Comcast and AT&T systems in particular are dissed, while Vivint and Honeywell gain better marks.

Jason Knott · January 27, 2016

Like Father, Like Son: CES 2016 from the Eyes of a 13-year-old Geek

Ben Rosenthal got the Bar Mitzvah gift of his dreams: a romp through CES 2016 with his father Avi Rosenthal, 2016 CTA TechHome Leadership Award recipient.

CE Pro Editors · January 26, 2016

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