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CEO Interview: The Scoop on AVAD, WAVE Electronics Merger

Mark Fukuda, CEO of the newly merged home-technology distributors AVAD + WAVE Electronics, discusses new corporate name, house brands, security channel, pro AV sector, and what used to keep him up at night.

Julie Jacobson · October 17, 2018

A/V Switchers are ‘Dying Because of Cost and Scale’ as IP Video Thrives: CEDIA Tech Talk

CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: Reps from the SDVoE Alliance, Netgear and Savant home automation proclaim the death of traditional A/V switchers with the rise of 10Gbps networks and video-over-IP technology.

Julie Jacobson · September 25, 2018

J. Geiger ‘Utterly Failed’ on Infringement Claims Against Lutron’s Palladiom Motorized Shades

J Geiger denied request for preliminary injunction against the sale of Lutron’s new motorized shading line

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2018

AVAD Carries S2 Line of Savant Products; Exclusive Distribution Deal

Just in time delivery, tech support, design services offered for AVAD’s new exclusive vendor partnership with Savant.

Lisa Montgomery · September 17, 2018

Voice Control at CEDIA 2018 – Latest on Alexa, Google, Bixby, Sonos, Josh

Latest in voice control for the smart home will be revealed at CEDIA Expo 2018, including new technologies from Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung Bixby and Josh.ai.

Julie Jacobson · August 28, 2018

Savant and Dolby Atmos Turn Flooded Basement into Stunning Home Theater

After a leaky pipe ruined their home theater, these owners undertook a massive 4K upgrade including a Kaleidescape movie server and Apple TV.

Lisa Montgomery · August 17, 2018

Demo: Crestron’s New SolarSync Daylight Sensor Automates Lighting to Simulate the Outdoors

Crestron demos 360-degree SolarSync photosensor that delivers solar information from the outdoors to tunable white lighting controls indoors for healthy daylighting.

Julie Jacobson · August 07, 2018

The State of Whole-House Audio in the Smart-Home Channel

Wireless connectivity, high-resolution audio and voice-control integration technologies are fueling a new era of whole-house audio.

Robert Archer · August 06, 2018

Texas Longhorn Super-Fan Gets 5-Screen Home Theater with Burnt-Orange Smart Lights

University of Texas super-fan hits the “Hook-em” button on a Savant home-automation remote to tune all five Sony TVs to his favorite sports stations and trigger Philips Hue smart bulbs to glow burnt orange.

Lisa Montgomery · July 25, 2018

Tym: Former Vivint Sales Reps go ‘Digital Door to Door’ with Smart Home Services

For Utah-based Tym Smart Homes & Home Theaters, social media engagement is the digital equivalent of door-to-door sales, according to the former Vivint sales reps.

Julie Jacobson · July 09, 2018