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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

1800s Barn Provides High-Tech, Energy Efficient Escape

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Unique Space. From Savant control to LED lighting, every piece of technology in this renovated barn was chosen for its low energy consumption. The goal was to use technology … to get away from it.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016

Family-Friendly Media Room Protects High-Tech Gear by Hiding It Out of Sight

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Multipurpose Room. This room design protects Epson, Screen Innovations, Paradigm and Savant gear from rough-housing kids while transforming the room from a casual entertainment area to a high-caliber home theater.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016

Mine Shaft Themed Home Theater Pays Homage to Homeowner’s Industrial Roots

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Home Theater ($25,000 – $75,000). Rustic home theater blends 4K projection, Savant control and Paradigm speakers to become a coal miner’s dream space.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016

Cozy Smart Home Features Snow Melting System and Automated Fireplace

Home of the Year Gold Winner for Smart Home over $150,000. Multiscreen sports viewing, snow melting system and 96 window shades prep 8,000-square-foot mountain home for family retreats with a touch of a button.

Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 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

The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation

Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?

Julie Jacobson · June 29, 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 Top 100 Control & Automation Brands: Lighting, Shading, Remote Controls, HVAC and More

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

Robert Archer · June 09, 2016