Rating the Prospects: After Acquisition of SnapAV, What Major Home-Tech Co. Will H&F Buy Next?

Opinion: After acquiring SnapAV, private equity giant Hellman & Friedman likely will follow up with 'transformational transaction' that disrupts home-technology landscape: Control4? Savant? Core Brands? Interlogix? PlumChoice?

Jun 26, 2017

CE Pro 100 Names Top Remote/Interface/Smart Device Brands

Apple now leads the category as Control4 pulls into a near dead heat with longtime commanding category leader URC for second place.

Jun 13, 2017

CE Pro 100 Names Top IR Distribution System Brands

Binary, SnapAV’s brand, maintains its position in the lead as Control4 triples the amount of CE Pro 100 dealers using its products from last year. Crestron also jumps into the top five.

Jun 13, 2017

ISC West 2017: Few ‘CEDIA’ Smart-Home Brands Chasing Security Dealers

At ISC 2017, Core Brands touted Proficient Audio and Gefen; URC and RTI (Pro Control) showed security-friendly home-automation; Luxul and other CEDIA-oriented companies also chased high-volume security dealers.

May 09, 2017

Denon HEOS, Epson, URC and KEF Come to Essential Install Live!

Get a sneak peek of the AWE Village, an annual highlight of Essential Install Live! (EI Live!), the smart building tradeshow coming up in May in Surrey, England.

Apr 28, 2017

SnapAV Drops Recurring Fees for OvrC Remote Management Service: Whither Smart Home RMR?

SnapAV kills recurring fees for OvrC Pro, as smart-home specialists struggle to monetize remote monitoring systems.

Apr 20, 2017