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Bluetooth Takes Next Big Step in Becoming a Home-Automation ‘Standard’

Bluetooth Mesh vies to become next big home-automation standard with new Smart Home SIG and application-layer development, backed by Xiaomi, Alibaba and 60 other IoT companies.

Julie Jacobson · January 08, 2019

Where are all the Home Automation Standards at CES 2019?

The IoT and home-automation standards have been pretty quiet around CES 2019, but Z-Wave, ZigBee, OCF (Iotivity), Thread, DECT ULE and others will be there — some more conspicuous than others.

Julie Jacobson · January 06, 2019

Universal Electronics to Debut Nevo Butler Smart Home Hub at CES

UEI Nevo Butler voice control device combined with ‘Works with QuickSet’ program aimed at enabling broad third-party interoperability.

CE Pro Editors · January 03, 2019

Alexa, Meet Bose: In-Depth Review of Bose’s New Smart Speaker System

The new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars has built-in voice control from Amazon Alexa that puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue.

Robert Archer · December 12, 2018

Mark Levinson 5000 Series Amplifiers Pair Modern Features With Class A/B Amplification

The new Mark Levinson 5000 Series Integrated Amplifiers offer a choice of the No.5802 and No. 5805 products, which cost $7,000 and $8,500 each respectively.

Robert Archer · October 08, 2018

Bluesound Gen 2i Wireless Whole-House Products Feature Apple AirPlay2

The newly announced Bluesound Gen 2i line of products will use the latest BluOS 3.0 operating system, which will feature streaming service integration and Amazon Alexa support.

Robert Archer · October 01, 2018

Apple Joins Mesh Networking Group Thread as HomeKit Rumors Swirl

The rumor mill is reaching peak production this week, as Apple bolsters its mesh networking by joining Thread Group.

Andrew Nichols · August 10, 2018

Shinola, Barefoot Sound Team Up to Create $1,500 Bluetooth Loudspeaker Pair

Working with one of the top manufacturers in pro audio, Shinola has teamed up with Barefoot Sound to relaunch its loudspeaker line.

Robert Archer · July 12, 2018

How Has A-BUS Multiroom Audio Platform Remained Viable?

In era of Sonos wireless, A-BUS low-power Cat 5 distributed audio system reaches 450,000 installations milestone after 15 years… and it just keeps on going.

Jason Knott · June 06, 2018

$400 Onkyo TX-SR383 Is an Affordable 4K HDR A/V Receiver

Providing consumers with a reasonably priced A/V receiver with secondary zone options, the Onkyo TX-SR383 features 4K compatibility and surround sound decoding.

Robert Archer · April 04, 2018