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Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

Home-automation leader Crestron cuts dealers while adding new products including motorized shades, Pyng video control, two new remotes, updated A/V…

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Somfy Video Q&A: ‘Agnostic’ Motorized Shade Control Is Key

In CE Pro ‘Talking with Words’ video at CEDIA 2017, Tracy Christmann explains how new SomfyConnect UAI Plus and…

Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

November 27, 2017 Home-automation leader Crestron cuts dealers while adding new products including motorized shades, Pyng video control, two new remotes, updated A/V over IP solutions, DM 4K with HDR, and a new line of keypads.

11 BEST Control and Automation Products of 2017

11 BEST Control and Automation Products of 2017

November 01, 2017 Check out the 2017 BEST Award winners in Control & Automation: ELAN, Origin Acoustics, Whisker Labs, HiberSense, Crestron, more.

Lutron Sues Legrand, QMotion over Multiple Lighting and Shade-Control Patents

Lutron Sues Legrand, QMotion over Multiple Lighting and Shade-Control Patents

October 24, 2017 In lawsuit, Lutron claims Legrand and its subsidiaries (Watt Stopper, Pass & Seymour, QMotion) infringed on patents involving wallbox dimmers, fluorescent lighting controls and remote-control form factors that resemble Lutron's Pico remote. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Somfy Q&A: Exterior Shading Presents Dealer Opportunity (Plus, Try the Integration Configurator)

Somfy Q&A: Exterior Shading Presents Dealer Opportunity (Plus, Try the Integration Configurator)

October 03, 2017 Somfy's Integration Configurator is a pretty genius tool for anyone looking at a multitude of options for control systems, integration methods and motor technologies for motorized window shading.


Somfy Video Q&A: ‘Agnostic’ Motorized Shade Control Is Key

September 15, 2017 In CE Pro ‘Talking with Words’ video, Tracy Christmann explains how new Somfy Connect UAI Plus and MyLink allow for simple third-party integration with Somfy interior and exterior motorized window coverings.

Lutron Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners, Hall of Fame Inductees

Lutron Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners, Hall of Fame Inductees

September 15, 2017 Lutron's Excellence Awards recognize the best projects using Lutron lighting, shading and temperature control, appliance modules, third-party equipment, voice control, Lutron Ivalo fixtures, and more.

Inside Lutron CEDIA 2017 Booth: RA2 Select Is ‘Total Gamechanger’

Inside Lutron CEDIA 2017 Booth: RA2 Select Is ‘Total Gamechanger’

September 11, 2017 "Amazing' Lutron RA2 Select expands integrators ability to offer affordable wireless control of lighting and shades with completely app-based installation and consumer-level control.

Multiroom Audio, Home Control Meet Luxury in Modern Lake House

Multiroom Audio, Home Control Meet Luxury in Modern Lake House

September 05, 2017 Service Tech uses technology from Crestron, Lutron, Somfy, Sonance and Screen Innovations to create a system worthy of the Gold 2017 Home of the Year award for smart home over $150k.

SI’s Launch of the Decade: Motorized Shades Like None Other

SI’s Launch of the Decade: Motorized Shades Like None Other

September 01, 2017 It took Screen Innovations seven years to launch a motorized shade business that reimagines everything from the super-slim, inductively charged battery to an unprecedented shade-specification app to be demonstrated for the first time at CEDIA 2017.

Savant’s First Motorized Shades Offer Simple Ordering, Installation, Integration

Savant’s First Motorized Shades Offer Simple Ordering, Installation, Integration

August 31, 2017 Home automation leader Savant intros first motorized shades at CEDIA 2017, featuring exposed rollers, easy ordering process, painless installation for integrators.

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Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

November 27, 2017 Home-automation leader Crestron cuts dealers while adding new products including motorized shades, Pyng video control, two new remotes, updated A/V over IP solutions, DM 4K with HDR, and a new line of keypads.

11 BEST Control and Automation Products of 2017

11 BEST Control and Automation Products of 2017

November 01, 2017 Check out the 2017 BEST Award winners in Control & Automation: ELAN, Origin Acoustics, Whisker Labs, HiberSense, Crestron, more.

SI’s Launch of the Decade: Motorized Shades Like None Other

SI’s Launch of the Decade: Motorized Shades Like None Other

September 01, 2017 It took Screen Innovations seven years to launch a motorized shade business that reimagines everything from the super-slim, inductively charged battery to an unprecedented shade-specification app to be demonstrated for the first time at CEDIA 2017.

Savant’s First Motorized Shades Offer Simple Ordering, Installation, Integration

Savant’s First Motorized Shades Offer Simple Ordering, Installation, Integration

August 31, 2017 Home automation leader Savant intros first motorized shades at CEDIA 2017, featuring exposed rollers, easy ordering process, painless installation for integrators.

CEDIA and Icontrol Co-Founder Chris Stevens is Key Exec in Jim Clark’s CommandScape

CEDIA and Icontrol Co-Founder Chris Stevens is Key Exec in Jim Clark’s CommandScape

August 23, 2017 CEDIA and Icontrol co-founder Chris Stevens is a key executive of CommandScape, the new high-end home-automation and building-control system from Netscape founder Jim Clark. Two ADT alums also involved.

CommandScape is High-End, Cybersecure Home-Automation System from Netscape Founder Jim Clark

CommandScape is High-End, Cybersecure Home-Automation System from Netscape Founder Jim Clark

August 22, 2017 Cybersecurity at core of CommandScape, a building-management and home-automation manufacturer launched by Netscape founder Jim Clark, and run by former ADT exec. Don Boerema. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lutron Revamps Gallery Collection Motorized Shades

Lutron Revamps Gallery Collection Motorized Shades

June 13, 2017 Lutron refreshes Gallery Collection motorized shades with high-style fabric, wood, specialty and decorative options.

Krohns Debuts Motorized Shades for Angled Windows

Krohns Debuts Motorized Shades for Angled Windows

May 22, 2017 Krohns Coverings launches bottom-up, full-retraction motorized shade solution for angled and arched windows using constant force spring tension.

CEDIA 2017: Early Look at New Security and Home Automation Players

CEDIA 2017: Early Look at New Security and Home Automation Players

April 14, 2017 New home automation controllers, motorized shades, security systems coming to CEDIA 2017, the tradeshow for the smart-home pros. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

March 16, 2017 Capitalizing on its large female customer base, JCPenney is the latest big-box brand to get into home automation with new “Home Services,” featuring Samsung SmartThings and and other smart-home systems. [UPDATE: JCP is not installing the smart-home equipment, just the other five Home Services categories.] (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Advertorial · April 05, 2017 Somfy, the leading manufacturer of motors for shading is helping to usher in a modern era of residential utility management that combines the benefits of natural sunlight and traditional lighting, heating and cooling systems.

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

Selling, Installing and Specifying Motorized Window Treatments

July 19, 2016 Motorized window treatments have a lot going for them right now. The energy-saving as­pects of the prod­ucts are probably only matched by the aesthetic “cool factor” associated with this hip category. For dealers, these positive trends are bolstered by the profit potential and the ability of the products to foster stronger relationships with interior designers, a key trade partner.

Clare Controls

Clare Controls
Who are we? Clare Controls is a manufacturer of intelligent automation solutions. With a team of some of the brightest and most experienced leaders and engineers in the business, we bring an educated, skilled, creative, and...
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CMI Interiors Inc.

CMI Interiors Inc.
CMI was established in 1993 as a premiere source for both motorized and manual window covering products serving the interior designer, architectural and home automation community. CMI offers a complete line of interior and...
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Cool Automation

Cool Automation
Meet us at CEDIA Expo in Denver: Sept 11 – 13, 2014 (Booth# 1241). CoolAutomation will exhibit its innovative gateways and control solutions that have become most popular among home automation integrators and HVAC...
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Draper

Draper
Manufacturers of Audio Visual Equipment, Home Theater Screens, Front Projection Screens, Rear Projection Screens, Portable projection screens, fixed screens,  permanently tensioned projection screens, projector screens,...
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HomeSeer

HomeSeer
HomeSeer is a manufacturer and leading provider of home automation systems. Since 1999, HomeSeer has been an industry standard with thousands of systems installed worldwide. Our commitment to new and emerging technologies,...
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Somfy Systems

Somfy Systems
SOMFY® is the leading global manufacturer of strong, quiet motors with electronic and app controls for interior and exterior window coverings. Over 270 million users worldwide enjoy the more than 150 million motors produced...
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