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CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Outdoor TVs

Dealers who made this year’s CE Pro 100 list are firm in their go-to outdoor video providers. SunBriteTV and Séura lead by a landslide in the 2016 Brand Analysis.

Robert Archer · May 31, 2016

Amazon Echo Controls Home Sprinkler Systems Via GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub

Alexa listens for commands to turn on and off the lawn irrigation system through GreenIQ’s smart irrigation controller.

Lisa Montgomery · May 18, 2016

Historic Wentworth Estate Home Gets Modern Day AV Upgrade

U.K.-based integration firm South Anston Ltd installs ELAN entertainment and control, multiroom audio and Lutron lighting control in this majestic 1920’s residence.

CE Pro Editors · May 09, 2016

LEDs Light Up Pool, Waterfall and Firepits in Luxury Backyard Space

Crestron control and Lutron HomeWorks combine to create a multicolor, multilayer lighting system in this dreamy backyard installation that won four CTA Mark of Excellence Awards in 2016.

CE Pro Editors · May 05, 2016

Hands On: Elura By Sonance Speakers Make a Loud Statement

WAVE Electronics makes its debut into the architectural loudspeaker category with its Elura by Sonance brand of performance loudspeakers.

Robert Archer · April 20, 2016

Designing a DJ’s Dream Theater with Commercial Venue Grade Lighting and Sound

California integrator Movietime outfits this former DJ’s home with commercial grade lighting, sound and automation as well as a luxury home theater and outdoor space.

Alice Gustafson · April 06, 2016

Blossom IoT Water Controller Manages Lawncare Water Usage

Internet of Things solution provides wireless connectivity and a low-profile design to integrate into a variety of residential environments.

Robert Archer · March 28, 2016

Houzz Study: Automated Outdoor Lighting Is Hot for 2016

Houzz study reveals nearly two thirds of U.S. homeowners (57%) who are planning outdoor renovations in 2016 are looking to upgrade their exterior lighting. Also, 11% plan to add outdoor security features, 10% outdoor A/V, and 8% smart irrigation.

Jason Knott · March 25, 2016

XT-Spyke Loudspeaker from SoundTube Adds Audio to Outdoor Venues

SoundTube’s XT-Spyke outdoor loudspeaker was developed to service installations such as theme parks, small stadiums and other outdoor events.

Robert Archer · March 23, 2016

Denon Envoi Battery-Powered Speaker with Class D Amp is Perfect for Outdoor Parties

Fred Harding of Capitol Sales tries out battery-powered Denon Envoi Pro speaker, featuring Class D amp and PA capabilities — built for commercial applications but perfect for outdoor entertainment at home.

Fred Harding · March 18, 2016