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Amazon’s Decision on ZigBee vs. Z-Wave Makes No Sense

Julie Jacobson and Avi Rosenthal wonder why Amazon chose ZigBee for Echo Plus home-automation hub, when Z-Wave is more interoperable, secure,…

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Amazon’s Decision on ZigBee vs. Z-Wave Makes No Sense

Amazon’s Decision on ZigBee vs. Z-Wave Makes No Sense

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.

CEDIA Dealers Shouldn’t Trust Amazon as Smart-Home Partner, Says Industry Veteran

CEDIA Dealers Shouldn’t Trust Amazon as Smart-Home Partner, Says Industry Veteran

October 13, 2017 Smart-home pros would be 'foolhardy' to trust Amazon's intentions in launching 'Custom Home Services' for CEDIA-certified installers.

Amazon Details ‘Custom Home Service’ Featuring CEDIA Smart Home Pros

Amazon Details ‘Custom Home Service’ Featuring CEDIA Smart Home Pros

October 12, 2017 Amazon brings vast consumer awareness to smart home automation, along with a lead referral program and open API.

Why So Many 24/7 Support and Service Initiatives Fail

Why So Many 24/7 Support and Service Initiatives Fail

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.

4 IoT Prophecies That Could Kill Your Custom Installation Business

4 IoT Prophecies That Could Kill Your Custom Installation Business

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.

23 Big (and Small) Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Sell Service Plans

23 Big (and Small) Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Sell Service Plans

September 21, 2017 Too few integrators in the industry understand what's involved in implementing service plans ... until it's too late.

5 Ways to Keep Your Project Budget in Line

5 Ways to Keep Your Project Budget in Line

Advertorial · Don’t let poor project planning blow your company profits and client satisfaction.

Why Extra Features Are the Silent Service-Plan Profit Killer

Why Extra Features Are the Silent Service-Plan Profit Killer

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.

3 Ways to Step Up Your Customer Service Game

3 Ways to Step Up Your Customer Service Game

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.

Sound Off: Can Object-Based and Channel-Based Encoding Coexist?

Sound Off: Can Object-Based and Channel-Based Encoding Coexist?

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.

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