By CE Pro Editors · August 28, 2018 • The Soundbar 500, Soundbar 700, and Home Speaker 500 feature built-in Alexa compatibility, Bluetooth, and will add Apple AirPlay 2 in early 2019.
By Arlen Schweiger · August 28, 2018 • Theory Audio Design, the new sister company to PRO will debut in Sound Room 14 at CEDIA Expo 2018 in San Diego, with a range of in-wall/on-wall loudspeakers, soundbars, subwoofers and amplified loudspeaker controllers (ALC).
By Julie Jacobson · August 28, 2018 • Latest in voice control for the smart home will be revealed at CEDIA Expo 2018, including new technologies from Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung Bixby and Josh.ai.
By Robert Archer · August 23, 2018 • The 1U-high Yamaha $2,700 XDA-QS5400RK MusicCast Amplifier easily fits into racks and furniture, and its dual LAN ports enable integrators to daisy chain the product to address up to 32 zones of multiroom audio.
By Robert Archer · August 20, 2018 • Priced at $999, the new Denon AVR-X3500X AV receiver is compatible with 4K video signals at 60Hz and 4:4:4 chroma subsampling rates.
By CE Pro Editors · August 16, 2018 • Voice control via an Amazon Alexa skill gives the myLink the ability to accept control commands like, 'Alexa, turn the shades on.'
By CE Pro Editors · August 8, 2018 • The 2,300-square-foot store features security demos and smart home automation technology, like the company's own Amazon Alexa skills used to control smart locks, IoT lighting, and HVAC.
By Robert Archer · August 6, 2018 • Today’s whole-house audio systems like industry leader Sonos offer a better selection of technologies, price points and control options, which are helping to drive mass-market adoption.
By Julie Jacobson · August 2, 2018 • Charlie Kindel, architect of Amazon Alexa in the smart home, has joined home-automation leader Control4 as senior vice president, Products & Services.
By Joe Palenchar · August 1, 2018 • Sony's new Master Series A9F OLED and Z9F LCD TVs offer exclusive Netflix Calibrated Mode for rendering as content creators intended, plus three HDR options, first eARC implementation, improved 'Acoustic Surface' localized sound.
By Andrew Nichols · July 30, 2018 • Lenovo Smart Display ($199) is first Google Assistant with a screen -- ideal for consumers married to the Google ecosystem, including Maps, Calendar, Nest, Android phones, Duo video calling, Android Things and more.
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.
By Julie Jacobson · July 17, 2018 • New smart microwave from GE Appliances offered at $125 with free Amazon Echo Dot - just scan the box for automatic cooking, or 'add 30 seconds' with voice controls. And the GE guy in charge? Last name: Stover.
By CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018 • Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.
By Andrew Nichols · June 25, 2018 • 'Jurassic World Revealed' game with Amazon Alexa voice interface is another reason for integrators to incorporate voice control in whole-house solutions.