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Epson Updates Product Line, Introduces 4K Pro Cinema 4050

By Robert Archer · September 6, 2018 • The new Epson Pro Cinema 4050 Pro-UHD with HDR projector is engineered to produce a 4K UHD image with balanced colors and vivid detail.

Yamaha $650 Slimline Receiver Gets Skinny with Amazon Alexa

By Robert Archer · July 23, 2018 • The new $650 Yamaha RX-S602 Slimline A/V Receiver provides a choice of home theater processing modes, Amazon Alexa voice control, and Dolby Vision.

Verizon Drops DIY Security/Home Automation Initiative

By Julie Jacobson · February 10, 2014 • Verizon Home Monitoring and Control, a $10/month home automation and security offering for DIYs, has has been discontinued; platform partner 4Home by Motorola is gone.

Motorola Sells Home Automation Group: What Will Verizon Do?

By Julie Jacobson · December 21, 2012 • Google sells Motorola Home, the cable settop box division of Motorola Mobility, to Arris. What will become of the 4Home home automation platform that powers Verizon Home Monitoring and Control?

Motorola Brings ‘Smart Actions’ to Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · January 11, 2012 • The 4Home home automation platform now tightly integrates with Motorola Mobility, including new Smart Actions rules engine.

Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Starts at $9.99/month

By Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2011 • Basic home automation package enables remote monitoring and control of cameras, Z-Wave lights and door locks; energy management costs extra.

Motorola, Honeywell Developing Turnkey ‘Connected Home’ System

By Julie Jacobson · June 16, 2011 • Security and home automation system uses Honeywell alarm panels and Motorola's 4Home automation platform; Offered to MSOs and telcos, service will compete with iControl and Alarm.com.

Who Are These ‘Strategic Partners’ Funding Control4?

By Julie Jacobson · February 9, 2011 • Some $25M is coming from new, strategic investors that presumably will embed the Control4 OS into their CE devices. And by the way, Motorola did not buy Control4 in December as reported elsewhere.

Will Verizon Win the Home Automation Wars?

By Julie Jacobson · January 25, 2011 • Exclusive details of Verizon's home monitoring system, and how it will compete with Comcast, AT&T, ADT and others; 4G LTE ultimately will give Verizon an edge.

How 4G LTE Will Change Home Control

By Julie Jacobson · January 25, 2011 • Verizon shows how 4G-enabled automotive systems, surveillance cameras and tele-health technology offer compelling new applications for traditional home automation.

Eureka! Home Control a Reality ‘Thanks to Verizon’

By Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2010 • Verizon’s ad features every platitude in the home control book, from tired graphics to all those overused terms we’ve grown to despise.

What did Motorola Buy? Demo of 4Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · December 21, 2010 • 4Home founder James Hunter demonstrates the home automation, energy management, remote diagnostics and related features of the 4Home system recently acquired by Motorola.

4Home and Verizon Wireless Collaborate on Home Control Services for a 4G LTE Network

By CE Pro Editors · January 6, 2010 • During CES 2010, Verizon Wireless' LTE Innovation Center showcases energy management, home monitoring and other 4G home control solutions from 4Home