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Google Nest Hub Max Not Really ‘Interoperable’ with other Thread Home Automation Devices

As first consumer device ‘Built on Thread’, new Google/Nest smart display will be “compatible” with other compliant products, but that doesn’t mean they’ll interoperate in one smart-home ecosystem.

Julie Jacobson · October 09, 2019

Julie Jacobson’s Picks: The Other ‘Best Booths’ of CEDIA Expo 2019

A committee picked the official Best Booths of CEDIA Expo 2019, but CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson had a few picks of her own.

Julie Jacobson · September 26, 2019

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

TechTalk: How Google Nest is Getting Integrators Involved in ‘Connected Home’ Sales

Smart home technology isn’t just for trendy Millennials, as Google Nest looks to expand interest in its connected home products through integrator expertise.

Andrew Nichols · September 17, 2019

Ring Joins Z-Wave Alliance, Looks to Advance Cybersecurity

Ring now has a seat on the Z-Wave Alliance’s board of directors and will look to improve cybersecurity, interoperability, and innovation within the security ecosystem.

CE Pro Editors · August 23, 2019

CEDIA Expo 2019 Sound Rooms Deliver Entertainment and Education

The CEDIA Expo show floor demonstration area is bigger than ever before. Here is a look at the 19 brands showcasing their latest products and technologies in the Sound Room portion of the event.

Robert Archer · August 23, 2019

11 Can’t-Miss Video Companies to Visit During CEDIA Expo 2019

Historically, CEDIA Expo has served as the vehicle for manufacturers to demonstrate the latest in consumer video technologies and 2019 will not be any different, so be sure to check out these manufacturers.

Robert Archer · August 19, 2019

Dish Rolls Out New Direct-to-Consumer Smart Home Service

Dish’s OnTech Smart Services poised to compete with Geek Squad, Amazon Smart Home Services.

Lisa Montgomery · June 17, 2019

Yamaha VINYL 500 Turntable Bridges Traditional Functionality With CI-Friendly Smart Home Convenience

Integrators can utilize the Yamaha VINYL 500 Turntable as a traditional analog audio source or as a digital wireless whole-house audio MusicCast-enabled device.

Robert Archer · May 10, 2019

Bosch Drill/Drivers Supported With Companion App

The Bosch GSB18V-535C 18-volt EC Brushless Compact 1/2-inch hammer drill/driver and GSR18V-535C 18-volt EC Brush Compact Tough 1/2-inch Drill/Driver feature Bluetooth and companion app.

Robert Archer · May 08, 2019