Don’t Miss Your Chance to Enter the 2019 CE Pro BEST Product Awards


Integrator Kris Hogg Reviews Neeo Remote: It’s Great if you Understand Limitations

By Julie Jacobson · November 20, 2017 • Longtime CEDIA integrator Kris Hogg dives into Neeo remote and home-control system, saying it's a fine product with lots of promise if you temper expectations. Bugs with Sonos, Philips Hue, Fire TV sure to be addressed.

BlackWire Presents Control4 Drivers for HomeKit, Freshdesk, Roku, Notifications, More

By Julie Jacobson · August 3, 2017 • BlackWire Designs launches home-automation driver store, starting with Control4, then URC, RTI, Elan and Crestron. First up: two-way integration with HomeKit (and Siri), Freshdesk, Roku, push notifications, more.

Control4 Gets Emojis for Home Automation Activities: ‘Kiss-Kiss’ for Romance Mode?

By Julie Jacobson · March 31, 2017 • BlackWire launches emoji driver for Control4 home automation systems, wooing Millennials with icons they know and love.

At Last, Just-Add-Power HD-over-IP Integrates with Savant Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · March 10, 2017 • Just-Add-Power's popular HDMI-over-IP systems now work with Savant smart-home systems without complex programming, thanks to free online tool from BlackWire Designs.

Control4 Finally Integrates Directly with Ring Video Doorbell … Sort Of

By Julie Jacobson · January 1, 2017 • BlackWire introduces Ring Events Driver for Contro4 home automation systems, integrating motion sensing and doorbell presses directly (no cloud required), but not yet video. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Blackwire Writes Control4 Software, Sells Cool Integration Products

By Julie Jacobson · August 30, 2013 • Blackwire creates software that makes Control4 more flexible, especially for commercial installs. Now the company is distributing products including interesting finds for ZigBee and IP networking.

CEDIA Find: BlackWire Targets Commercial Installs with New Control4 App

By Julie Jacobson · August 7, 2012 • Ideal for bars and restaurants, new Quick Control apps from Blackwire offer easy access to favorites, zone status and metadata without having to toggle from screen to screen.