Echo

All In Echo

Selling Voice Control? Integrators Express 10 Concerns at HTSA Conference

Panelists and HSTA members discuss the implications of voice control to the home systems industry.

Lisa Montgomery · October 27, 2016

Julie Jacobson’s 9 Themes from CEDIA 2016

Video doorbells, Amazon Alexa, 4K projectors, productivity software, virtual reality, up-and-coming wireless audio formats and other key themes from CEDIA 2016.

Julie Jacobson · October 14, 2016

Simple Control Q&A: When an Expert Cryptographer Makes a Smart-Home System

Simple Control, a rich yet affordable home automation system developed by an expert cryptographer, launches remote monitoring platform to help integrators manage their clients’ smart homes.

Julie Jacobson · October 14, 2016

Inside Control4’s CEDIA 2016 Booth: OS 2.9 Integrates with Sonos, Alexa

Take a virtual tour through the Control4 booth at CEDIA 2016 and the company’s new home automation software, OS 2.9, straight from the show floor.

CE Pro Editors · September 22, 2016

Inside Lutron’s CEDIA 2016 Booth: Alexa, Sonos, LED Lighting and More

CEDIA 2016: Lutron expanded its integration capabilities in a big way this year. Also on display was Lutron’s Ivalo high-performance LED lighting fixture line, including its Finire LED recessed lighting. Check out the booth tour.

CE Pro Editors · September 21, 2016

Crestron Home Automation Integrates with Amazon Alexa, No Monthly Fee

Crestron Technology Professionals can now leverage Alexa Voice Service to build fully-customized, voice-controlled scenes and settings in clients’ homes.

CE Pro Editors · September 21, 2016

Michael Papish at CEDIA: How Sonos is Developing Music VUI with Amazon Alexa

CEDIA 2016: Sonos platform director Michael Papish discusses the nuances of building a voice user interface (VUI) for whole-house audio with Amazon Alexa.

Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2016

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

CEDIA 2016: What the Heck is Amazon Alexa Doing in the Professional Install Channel?

Amazon Alexa exec Charlie Kindel is keynoting and the company has a booth at CEDIA 2016. What does this mass-market voice-recognition success story want with the professional installation channel?

Julie Jacobson · September 13, 2016

VoicePod Shuts Down Amazon Alexa Voice Engine for Control4

VoicePod had a promising voice-control solution for Control4 home-automation systems using Amazon Echo (Alexa), but the company knew the ‘big boys’ were coming.

Julie Jacobson · September 01, 2016