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Elan 8.2 Software with 3D Floorplans Debuts at ISE

Elan 8.2 software auto discovers devices on the network and offers new 2D/3D floorplan view of the home.


Google Assistant Gets ‘Help’ Command for ‘Smart Senior Living’

February 13, 2018 KNX home automation system with Google Assistant allows seniors and other residents to summon help by voice or automatically through IoT events; caregivers can respond remotely with realKNX system demonstrated at ISE 2018.


Elan 8.2 Software with 3D Floorplans Debuts at ISE

February 07, 2018 Elan 8.2 software auto discovers devices on the network and offers new 2D/3D floorplan view of the home.

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

February 06, 2018 At ISE 2018, Control4 introduces most affordable smart-home controller yet: CA-1 with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, optional Z-Wave targets production-home builders. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Fibaro Expands IoT Partnerships, Adds Alexa, Google, Siri

Fibaro Expands IoT Partnerships, Adds Alexa, Google, Siri

January 26, 2018 Fibaro launches 'Works with Fibaro' IoT integration program for its Home Center 2 smart home control system for integrators only. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice control also added

How to Test a Home-Automation System (the Professional Way)

How to Test a Home-Automation System (the Professional Way)

Jay Basen · January 25, 2018 Tips from a veteran integrator on testing an audio, video and control system to make happier customers and stronger bottom lines. Hint: It's not about looking for system bugs.

URC Total Control Gets Two-Way IP Integration with Kaleidescape

URC Total Control Gets Two-Way IP Integration with Kaleidescape

January 25, 2018 Debuting at ISE 2018, URC Total Control 2.0 gets first two-way Kaleidescape driver from Chowmain, featuring full feedback, elegant GUI and rich metadata to trigger home-automation events.

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

January 25, 2018 Interlogix stays focused on integration channel at CES 2018 with UltraSync SmartHome system, adding Amazon Alexa, 1080p camera, cellular module and doorbell camera.

Cheeky Vivint Smart Home Video: How Automation Eliminates ‘Crappy Jobs’

Cheeky Vivint Smart Home Video: How Automation Eliminates ‘Crappy Jobs’

January 24, 2018 Just like the elimination of the (hypothetical) human toilet-seat warmer, Vivint smart-home systems can replace the homeowner's "series of crappy jobs you do for free" with a wide range of IoT security and home-automation devices.

Yawn: ‘Pundits’ Blame ADT’s Poor IPO on the Demise of Full-Service Security and Home Automation

Yawn: ‘Pundits’ Blame ADT’s Poor IPO on the Demise of Full-Service Security and Home Automation

January 19, 2018 CNBC interviewers and pundits-at-large try to blame ADT's lackluster IPO on a doomed market for full-service security and home automation, but they're simply wrong.

RTI’s New XP-8v Home Automation Controller Packs Most Powerful Processor Ever

RTI’s New XP-8v Home Automation Controller Packs Most Powerful Processor Ever

January 19, 2018 An 1GHz i.MX53 processor powers new XP-8v home-automation controller from RTI, built for commercial jobs and large-scale residential installations.

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Google Assistant Gets ‘Help’ Command for ‘Smart Senior Living’

February 13, 2018 KNX home automation system with Google Assistant allows seniors and other residents to summon help by voice or automatically through IoT events; caregivers can respond remotely with realKNX system demonstrated at ISE 2018.


Elan 8.2 Software with 3D Floorplans Debuts at ISE

February 07, 2018 Elan 8.2 software auto discovers devices on the network and offers new 2D/3D floorplan view of the home.

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

February 06, 2018 At ISE 2018, Control4 introduces most affordable smart-home controller yet: CA-1 with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, optional Z-Wave targets production-home builders. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Fibaro Expands IoT Partnerships, Adds Alexa, Google, Siri

Fibaro Expands IoT Partnerships, Adds Alexa, Google, Siri

January 26, 2018 Fibaro launches 'Works with Fibaro' IoT integration program for its Home Center 2 smart home control system for integrators only. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice control also added

URC Total Control Gets Two-Way IP Integration with Kaleidescape

URC Total Control Gets Two-Way IP Integration with Kaleidescape

January 25, 2018 Debuting at ISE 2018, URC Total Control 2.0 gets first two-way Kaleidescape driver from Chowmain, featuring full feedback, elegant GUI and rich metadata to trigger home-automation events.

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

January 25, 2018 Interlogix stays focused on integration channel at CES 2018 with UltraSync SmartHome system, adding Amazon Alexa, 1080p camera, cellular module and doorbell camera.

RTI’s New XP-8v Home Automation Controller Packs Most Powerful Processor Ever

RTI’s New XP-8v Home Automation Controller Packs Most Powerful Processor Ever

January 19, 2018 An 1GHz i.MX53 processor powers new XP-8v home-automation controller from RTI, built for commercial jobs and large-scale residential installations.

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

January 18, 2018 CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap 'Ring Alarm' security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

8 CES 2018 Surprises, From Samsung Bixby to Vivint Streety

8 CES 2018 Surprises, From Samsung Bixby to Vivint Streety

January 12, 2018 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has some advice on last-minute CES 2018 things to see and hear in IoT, audio, video, indoor air quality and home automation.

Crestron Dealers Get Google Assistant for Lighting; Full Smart-Home Voice Controls Up Next

Crestron Dealers Get Google Assistant for Lighting; Full Smart-Home Voice Controls Up Next

January 11, 2018 Crestron systems can now integrate Google Assistant to activate lighting controls, and Crestron is working with Google on the second phase of voice control for complete smart-home systems.

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Control4 Home of the Year Smart Home Project Showcase

Control4 Home of the Year Smart Home Project Showcase

Take a look at the award-winning projects in this Control4 showcase for proof of its widespread adoption. Honored by Electronic House as 2017 Home of the Year recipients, these 13 inspiring smart home projects demonstrate how a Control4 system can simplify and streamline the operation of a rack of home theater equipment, an outdoor entertainment area, or an entire house. Lights, thermostats, A/V gear, motorized shades, irrigation systems, electric door locks, surveillance cameras, and more can all be easily and conveniently monitored, managed, and controlled through Control4’s impressive range of user interfaces.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Advertorial · March 20, 2017 Interactive webinars explain the simplicity of smart home integration.

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Advertorial · February 22, 2017 The simple answer to a question, which is bothering a whole industry.

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

Advertorial · October 04, 2016 How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

August 15, 2016 Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Oliver Hall, Ultamation · March 16, 2016 UK-based Ultamation is releasing an Apple TV driver (through Gen 4) for Crestron home automation systems. Managing Director explains the magic of SIMPL# programming language.

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

February 01, 2016 100+ pages of home automation, IoT, security and the smart home right here, with full text of the presentation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

May 25, 2015 Based on numbers from the annual 2015 CE Pro Brand Analysis, culled from responses to the CE Pro 100 entry form gauging the industry’s highest-revenue integrators, it could be argued that today’s most popular trifecta among dealers would include Sony, SnapAV and Control4.

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