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Vanco Outlines Spot for Dot Engineering Origins

Vanco’s product development is rooted in a constant feedback loop with integrators. Its Spot for Dot multiroom audio product for Amazon Echo is a prime example.

CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2018

Amazon Announces New Echo Devices Including Amp, Subwoofer, Dot and Auto [PR]

New Echo devices let you add a subwoofer to your Echo devices, amplify or stream high-fidelity music to your existing home audio system (Echo Link), and add Alexa to your own speaker (Echo Input).

CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2018

Vanco Hits the ‘Spot’ at CEDIA Expo

Vanco to demo new Spot for Dot amplification system for Amazon Echo Dot at CEDIA Expo 2018. Evolution HDMI-over-IP, Beale Street Audio and Pulse amplifiers also showcased.

CE Pro Editors · September 04, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Home Smart Speaker Unveiled; Powered by Harman

Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker will support Bixby voice control and is power by Harman AKG with six drivers, eight microphones and a subwoofer.

Jason Knott · August 10, 2018

Control4 Hires Charlie Kindel, Amazon Alexa Smart Home Mastermind

Charlie Kindel, architect of Amazon Alexa in the smart home, has joined home-automation leader Control4 as senior vice president, Products & Services.

Julie Jacobson · August 02, 2018

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

Lenovo Smart Display ($199) is first Google Assistant with a screen — ideal for consumers married to the Google ecosystem, including Maps, Calendar, Nest, Android phones, Duo video calling, Android Things and more.

Andrew Nichols · July 30, 2018

Former Sonos Reps Weigh In on IPO

Former Sonos reps dumped by the company mostly say they would buy stock in the wireless smart speaker company when it goes public at $17 to $19 per share.

Chuck Schneider · July 25, 2018

Sonos IPO Sets Share Price at $17 to $19

Sonos will offer 13.9 million shares at $17 to $19 per share to raise $263M when it goes public.

Jason Knott · July 23, 2018

Smart Speakers, Outdoor Zones Are Future of Multiroom Audio

Nortek Security & Control’s Alex Zaliauskas outlines growing distributed audio opportunities for integrators due to smart speakers and new form factors for outdoor speakers.

Jason Knott · July 19, 2018

Nest Folds into Google’s Home Division; CEO Steps Down

Google realigns Nest into its home and living room products division to leverage AI and machine learning. CEO Farwan Marwaz steps down.

Jason Knott · July 18, 2018