October 17, 2017 Julie Jacobson and Avi Rosenthal wonder why Amazon chose ZigBee for Echo Plus home-automation hub, when Z-Wave is more interoperable, secure, supportable, and ubiquitous.
October 13, 2017 Smart-home pros would be 'foolhardy' to trust Amazon's intentions in launching 'Custom Home Services' for CEDIA-certified installers.
October 12, 2017 Amazon brings vast consumer awareness to smart home automation, along with a lead referral program and open API.
October 11, 2017 Having an efficient and scalable way to provide 24/7 is not enough. You have to transform your processes from the bottom up.
October 09, 2017 Dealers who ignore the Internet of Things and DIY trends, and cut labor rates to fit perceived new market dynamics, will likely fail.
September 21, 2017 Too few integrators in the industry understand what's involved in implementing service plans ... until it's too late.
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August 24, 2017 Thinking of adding extra features or offerings to your service plans? Don't! Selling over-complicated service plans pits you against a silent profitability killer: operational overhead.
August 16, 2017 It's hard to make the project-to-service transition, but these three pillars of a service-first approach will help get you started. For more info, attend OneVision's service workshop at CEDIA 2017.
August 14, 2017 When it comes to immersive audio, you don't have to choose between object-based or channel-based encoding. Here's how to make them work together for perfect 3D home theater surround sound.