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Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.

Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018

Pulse-Eight Acquires Zektor, Bolstering A/V Distribution Product Line

UK-based Pulse-Eight, known for intelligent video-distribution products, acquires high-performance audio-switching company Zektor to bolster A/V line in the custom channel.

Julie Jacobson · December 21, 2018

Analysis: What Those New Amazon Echo Products Mean for the Smart-Home Channel

Amazon’s new Alexa lineup, including Gen 3 Echo Dot, speakerless Input, first subwoofer, and Link amp, could affect the smart-home installation channel and Sonos position in unexpected ways.

Julie Jacobson · September 28, 2018

Simple Fix to Make HDBaseT Work (Again) on Samsung TVs

This “permanent workaround” should restore HDBaseT to working order for Samsung TVs affected by an auto-update earlier this year.

Julie Jacobson · February 21, 2017

HDBaseT Snafu? Don’t Update Samsung TVs!

Some dealers and manufacturers are claiming the latest Samsung TV update disables HDBaseT, advising users to shut off auto-updates for now.

Julie Jacobson · February 1, 2017

16 BEST Home Theater & Multiroom AV Products of 2016

Check out the 2016 BEST Award winners in the home theater and multiroom audio/video category: DISH, Barco, NEAR, TiVo, Denon, NAD and more.

CE Pro Editors · October 25, 2016

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