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RoomMe Adds Person/Location Tracking for True Home Automation; First Custom Integrations at CEDIA

New RoomMe API helps RTI, Control4, Elan and URC trigger home automation scenes based on who is in which room and when — simply, securely, and uniquely without complicated indoor positioning systems.

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2019

CEDIA Expo Preview: URC Expands Control Options, Unveils ‘Truly Tool-less’ Speakers

Profitability and value to customers are at the core of URC’s CEDIA Expo 2019 messaging and new products, which include a new TRC-1480 touchscreen remote with voice capabilities as well as an architectural loudspeaker lineup.

Arlen Schweiger · August 23, 2019

Takeover Talent: How N.J. Integrator Cleaned Up 3 Messy Rack Closets

Integrator frayednot has a motto of “Never left stranded!” The company made sure these customers could once again enjoy home automation and A/V systems, and the work even earned some repeat business.

Arlen Schweiger · August 6, 2019

CEDIA Names Mitch Klein as Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Long-time industry veteran Mitch Klein has been named a 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Award recipient.

Robert Archer · July 15, 2019

Control4, Crestron, Savant Top Home-Automation Charts – CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis 2019

Julie Jacobson analyzes data from CE Pro 100 Brand Surveys in the home-automation category, from 2014 to 2019.

Julie Jacobson · June 3, 2019

Yamaha VINYL 500 Turntable Bridges Traditional Functionality With CI-Friendly Smart Home Convenience

Integrators can utilize the Yamaha VINYL 500 Turntable as a traditional analog audio source or as a digital wireless whole-house audio MusicCast-enabled device.

Robert Archer · May 10, 2019

Deviating from Cookie-Cutter Interfaces Pays Dividends

Personalized user interfaces like URC Total Control 2.0 help integrators differentiate from competitors and strengthen client interaction with smart home controls.

Jason Knott · May 1, 2019

SnapAV’s Distributor Acquisitions: The Amazon of Home Tech Channel?

SnapAV CEO John Heyman on acquiring regional distributors: ‘Literally’ no other place where dealers can get all the best home-technology products, plus stellar back-end support.

Julie Jacobson · April 3, 2019

The Secret Behind Seamless Product Integration: Control Integration

Compatibility of a product line is key for supporting professional integrators in the field. Here’s what Yamaha is doing.

Robert Archer · April 2, 2019

CE Pro’s 2019 Quest for Quality Awards: Best Suppliers in the Home-Tech Channel

Manufacturers and distributors serving the custom channel must stay on top of communications, lead generation, technology services, website resources, social media matters and more to help integrators profit. Here’s how the industry’s best stay at it and earn CE Pro’s Quest for Quality Awards.

Jason Knott · March 25, 2019

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