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Control4 OS 2.9 is all About Integration: Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Z-Wave, Motorized Shades

Home automation leader Control4 (CTRL) is releasing OS 2.9 at CEDIA 2016, featuring voice control through Amazon Alexa, support for Z-Wave, deep integration with motorized shades. Plus, more personalization for the customer.

Julie Jacobson · September 15, 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

CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Whole-House Audio and Video

CE Pro looks at the top whole-house audio and whole-house video manufacturers in this 2016 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis. Control4, Crestron, Savant and Sonos take the lead in this brand new category.

Robert Archer · May 31, 2016

PowerHouse Alliance to Host 25+ Training Events in May

Distributor members of the PowerHouse Alliance, namely Volutone, 21st Century Distributing, CED and EDI, will conduct multiple dealer trainings and shows, along with celebrations for new and expanded locations.

CE Pro Editors · May 03, 2016

CE Pro Announces 2016 Quest for Quality Winners

Our 6th annual Quest for Quality Awards puts vendors and distributors in the industry spotlight, thanks to nearly 7,200 readership votes in recognition of their outstanding services.

CE Pro Editors · April 01, 2016

Savant Announces 8.0 Home Automation Software, Pro Remote, Improved UI, Autonomic Inside

With 8.0 release, home automation leader Savant integrates with Sonos, improves UI, builds in Autonomic streaming media software, launches Pro Remote for dealers. See them at ISC West 2016.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016

URC to Launch HomeSet at ISC 2016, Targeting Security Dealers with Home Automation

Popular provider of custom-oriented audio, video and smart home technology, URC will launch new system at ISC West 2016 ‘specifically for the home security channel.’ Is Vera by MiOS the new partner?

Julie Jacobson · March 23, 2016

Wake up, Sonos! Gold Dealer Schools CEO John MacFarlane on ‘Staying Relevant’

Mat Lindstedt of Silicon Valley Installation Co. sells a ton of Sonos, but urges CEO MacFarlane to stay relevant vis-a-vis Amazon Echo and other innovations. Where are outdoor audio systems, $99 speakers, and better streaming solutions?

Julie Jacobson · March 17, 2016

Sonos Sheds Staff, Regroups to Take on Amazon Echo

Amid wide-ranging layoffs, Sonos CEO John MacFarlane admits Amazon Echo is hurting Sonos’s wireless audio business.

Jordan O'Brien · March 16, 2016

Study Finds Whole-House Audio Is Not Meeting Sales Potential

Research from Futuresource indicates that despite the 30 percent growth of wireless speaker products in 2015 market expectations were not exactly met.

Robert Archer · February 18, 2016