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Dish Announces Custom Install Buyer Program, Integration with ELAN, URC

ELAN and URC join DISH’s lineup of integration partners while AMX and Control4 enhance Hopper integration with development of two-way drivers.

Robert Archer · September 22, 2016

SnapAV’s OvrC Pro is ‘One of the Most Important Initiatives in the Company’s History’

CEDIA 2016: OvrC Pro from SnapAV lets dealers drill into their customers’ networks remotely to monitor and fix not just routers and access points but home automation and A/V devices as well. Consumers get an app as well, so it’s sellable.

Julie Jacobson · September 15, 2016

Midwestern Retailer ‘Unlocks’ the Smart Home Market Using Kwikset

Sherman’s in central Illinois constructs large demo wall in its appliance stores to engage clients with smart home technology.

Jason Knott · September 09, 2016

Video Weekly: Sonos Creates Official API for Integration; What Integrators Need to Know

What does the news of Sonos’ official integration with third-party home control systems mean for integrators currently installing Crestron, Control4 or Lutron … or an unsanctioned, reverse-engineered third-party system?

Chelsea Cafiero · September 02, 2016

VoicePod Shuts Down Amazon Alexa Voice Engine for Control4

VoicePod had a promising voice-control solution for Control4 home-automation systems using Amazon Echo (Alexa), but the company knew the ‘big boys’ were coming.

Julie Jacobson · September 01, 2016

Sonos Now Integrates for Real; iPort, Lutron, Crestron Launch New Controls

After years of shunning integration with third-party home automation systems, Sonos has created an API for integration and named its first partners: Control4, Crestron, Deutsche Telekom’s QIVICON, iPort, Lutron, and Savant. Plus: How Crestron does it differently.

Julie Jacobson · August 30, 2016

No Brainer … Use Instructional UI Videos to Educate Clients, Reduce Service Calls

One Firefly launches UI University, a custom integrator-branded, SEO-configured video library filmed in 4K designed to help end users migrate through their Control4, Sonos and Savant user interfaces.

Jason Knott · August 16, 2016

Fusion’s Ovation Duet Music Server Integrates with Control4, RTI, URC

Fusion’s Ovation Duet server also offers streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, TIDAL, and TuneIn and even includes Apple AirPlay.

Robert Archer · July 28, 2016

Integrator Spices Up Anniversary Event with Jaguar, Land Rover Vehicles

Spire Integrated Systems in Troy, Mich., holds a two-day invitation-only open house that includes live demos and even luxury Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles for guests to check out.

Jason Knott · June 21, 2016

CE Pro 100 Top Security Brands: Surveillance, IP Cameras, Fire Systems, Access Control and More

Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these security and surveillance categories as part of our annual Brand Analysis.

Robert Archer · June 13, 2016