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Home-Automation High Jinks: Cast Your Own Interface to a Google/Nest Hub Display

Home Assistant works open-source magic to cast smart-home dashboards to Google/Nest Hub displays for two-way monitoring and touch control.

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2019

Control4, SnapAV & OvrC at CEDIA: In Pursuit of Smart-Home Scale

Newly merged Control4, SnapAV plan to scale the fragmented home-automation and professional-installation market. Execs John Heyman, Charlie Kindel discuss at CEDIA Expo 2019.

Julie Jacobson · September 18, 2019

Vivint Smart Home to Go Public via Reverse Merger Valuing Co. at $5.6 Billion

Vivint Smart Home to be merged into SoftBank-backed Mosaic (NYSE: MOSC), a specialty acquisition corp. that will take on Vivint name.

Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2019

Why the Nortek Booth Has No Nortek Products

Elan is THE Nortek brand for the channel going forward, while 2GIG will be focused brand for security channel.

Jason Knott · September 14, 2019

Bursting with Biophilia: CE Pro Names 6 ‘WellScapes Masters’ at CEDIA 2019

CEDIA Expo 2019 is the one where biophilia burst into the smart-home channel – not just circadian lighting and indoor air quality, but layers of stimuli that mimic patterns of nature. Meet our first 6 ‘WellScapes Masters.’

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2019

home assistant

These Three Home Automation Sleepers Could Steal CEDIA Expo 2019

Popular with smart-home makers, Tuya, Home Assistant and CIWare will show home automation platforms, development tools, and interoperable devices to lure new adopters.

Julie Jacobson ·

RoomMe

RoomMe Adds Person/Location Tracking for True Home Automation; First Custom Integrations at CEDIA

New RoomMe API helps RTI, Control4, Elan and URC trigger home automation scenes based on who is in which room and when — simply, securely, and uniquely without complicated indoor positioning systems.

Julie Jacobson ·

Control4 OS 3

Smart Home OS 3

The new Control4 Smart Home OS 3 puts more capabilities, features, and benefits at your client’s fingertips, and empowers you to build the perfect smart home for each homeowner—every time. With an enhanced touch screen, keypad, voice, and mobile app access, every interaction with OS 3 is more meaningful. 

August 29, 2019

‘Gamechanger’ Crestron Home OS 3 Officially Launches

Debuting September 2, the new Crestron Home OS 3 operating system brings faster, smoother UI to highlight ‘Resurgence in Residential’ theme.

Jason Knott · August 28, 2019

CEDIA Expo Preview: Control4 Excited to Share SnapAV Deal Impact, Show OS 3

Integrators can expect lots of discussion at the CEDIA Expo booths of both Control4 and SnapAV how their recent merger will help their businesses be more successful, and at C4 get a closer look at OS 3 and other new wares.

Arlen Schweiger · August 27, 2019

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