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Colorado VNet

vNet Officially Dead: Founder Pays $599k to City, Files for Bankruptcy

By Julie Jacobson · June 14, 2013 • Bill Beierwaltes, founder of now-defunct Colorado vNet, settles lawsuit with Loveland, Colo., which had paid for the home automation firm to stay in town. ‘Serial entrepreneur’ files for bankruptcy. (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)

Interview: Why Mike Anderson is Closing, Reinventing 3vNet

By Julie Jacobson · April 8, 2013 • One year after buying Colorado vNet from Russound, Anderson to close 3vNet, launch new home automation company ACTP; wireless audio coming soon.

Why on Earth Did Mike Anderson Buy vNet?

By Julie Jacobson · July 5, 2012 • Russound finally dumped Colorado vNet after the home automation company caused it so much grief. So why did Mike Anderson buy the cast-off and rename it 3vNet?

Russound, Colorado vNet headed in ‘Right Direction’

By Julie Jacobson · August 12, 2011 • Multiroom audio now ready for European power-standby rules; developments in wireless lighting, A-Bus audio.

Russound and Colorado vNet Finalize Structure, Ready New Products

By Jason Knott · April 22, 2011 • Sister companies Russound and Colorado vNet have sorted out internal structure and are readying a slate of products based on streaming content.

Colorado vNet Here to Stay

By Julie Jacobson · February 18, 2011 • Home automation firm Colorado vNet is back 'stronger than ever' with an iPad app this time; dealers willing to give the Russound-owned company another shot.

Is Colorado vNet on the Comeback Trail?

By Julie Jacobson · January 28, 2011 • Distributor tells dealers that Colorado vNet products will "transition from the vNet badge to a Russound badge over the course of the year...." Not so fast.

What Went Wrong with Colorado vNet

By Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2010 • Rep suggests "there must be a deeper, darker story here," but we don't think there's anything sinister about the (second) collapse of home automation maker Colorado vNet.

Colorado vNet Closes Again, Probably for Good

By Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2010 • Russound tried to rescue the home automation/multiroom audio vendor after its "abrupt closure," but couldn't make it viable in the short term; handful of vNet employees to continue R&D.

Russound on Cloud Computing, Colorado vNet, Smart Grids

By Robert Archer · July 26, 2010 • Outlines six maturing areas that could drive future product development.

vNet Drops Media Server: The End of an Era?

By Julie Jacobson · April 30, 2010 • Vibe Movie Server follows Sunfire, Escient and Xperinet into the server cemetery. Will Hollywood and streaming media put an end to movie servers?

Colorado vNet Goes International

By Julie Jacobson · April 5, 2010 • vNet Builder 4.6 supports multiple languages, international tuner frequency selection, and 220v and 240v installations

Colorado vNet Names Patrick Donnelly European Sales Manager

By CE Pro Editors · March 2, 2010 • Donnelly will oversee building distribution in Europe for Colorado vNet products.

Colorado vNet Shows New Touchscreens, Promises More Integration

By Julie Jacobson · February 1, 2010 • At ISE 2010, Colorado vNet is showing a 4.7-inch touchscreen that 'fills a big hole' for the company; promises more integration partners through open API

Are You Afraid of Automation Startups?

By Julie Jacobson · November 10, 2009 • Hopefully, Colorado vNet's issues won't put CE pros off automation start-ups. That would be bad.