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Rich AV Brings Invisible Automation to Manhattan Townhouse with Savant, Lutron

What can you do with zero budget restrictions? Rich AV Design says the sky’s the limit on this New York smart home automation project that included Lutron lighting, Savant control, Access Networks and remote monitoring.

CE Pro Editors · December 29, 2016

Dealers’ Top Picks for Product of the Year Include KEF, Paradigm, URC

Dealers cite home control products from Savant and URC, speakers from KEF and Paradigm, and Sony’s Z Series 4K televisions, among others, as top products of the year.

Robert Archer · December 13, 2016

Savant Reorganizes Sales Team, Integrators May Have New Contact

Savant merges disparate sales teams for custom integration, specialty retail, builders and influencers (architects and designers) into a single regional team.

Jason Knott · November 11, 2016

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.”

Julie Jacobson · October 27, 2016

Sad Day for the Home Automation Channel: HAUS Closes, Liquidates Assets

Three principals of the high-end Colorado integration firm Xssentials launched an ambitious franchise-like business one year ago called HAUS (Home Automation University), but the group couldn’t attract members quickly enough to sustain the costly venture.

Julie Jacobson · October 18, 2016

How CE Pro 100 Firm Innerspace Electronics Keeps a Competitive Edge

Guided by husband-and-wife principals Barry and Andrea Reiner, Port Chester, N.Y.-based Innerspace Electronics is a perennial CE Pro 100 and award-winning integration firm that’s figured out how to stay one step ahead of the competition.

CE Pro Editors · October 11, 2016

Bjorn Jensen: After the Fire, A Brand New Outdoor Audio System

Networking expert Bjorn Jensen replaced his outdoor audio system with Origin Acoustics’ AcoustaScape speakers after a fire. Now he’s looking to enhance his multizone audio system by ‘shopping’ at CEDIA 2016.

Bjorn Jensen · September 06, 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

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

Overcoming MDU Restrictions to Turn Modest Condo Into Luxury High-Tech Home

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Before & After. Ordinary condo turns to twice-the-size luxury vacation home, made possible by distributed A/V, Savant whole-house control and teamwork by the integration firm, builder and interior designer.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016