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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