By Julie Jacobson · July 2, 2019 • Can a merger of Control4 and SnapAV, with industry-leading Ihiji and OvrC remote-monitoring platforms, yield a 'central monitoring station' model for smart-home pros?
By Julie Jacobson · June 19, 2019 • Top 10 most-read stories for the first half of 2019 relate to SnapAV and Control4 merger, Atmos demos, Sonos prices, Tuya (who?), Crestron Pyng, Wi-Fi as a home-automation standard and other IoT and A/V themes.
By Jason Knott · June 12, 2019 • Former CytexOne exec Martin Roseman is 'shocked' at how integrators are still reticent to offer, sell and price service agreements. New RMR Marketing Kit aims to help.
By Julie Jacobson · June 3, 2019 • Julie Jacobson analyzes data from CE Pro 100 Brand Surveys in the home-automation category, from 2014 to 2019.
By Joe Whitaker · May 30, 2019 • Integrator calls Control4 Smart Home OS 3 ‘the best home OS overall to date' with the death of the long-time 'circle of power' interface.
By CE Pro Editors · May 23, 2019 • Smart Home OS 3 is now available and can be experienced at any Control4 Certified Showroom during #C4Yourself day on June 13.
By Lisa Montgomery · May 22, 2019 • Range of 14 models of Triad speakers in Distributed Audio Series offer options for multi-room audio setups.
By Joseph Kolchinsky · May 21, 2019 • The big-box retailer’s turnaround is rooted in retooling the customer experience. Companies serving higher-end clientele can take cues from how Best Buy created 15x multiple on tech support recurring revenue.
By Julie Jacobson · May 17, 2019 • SnapAV's acquisition of Control4 will create a one-stop shop for professionally installed home automation, A/V, networking, other home technologies: CEOs John Heyman, Martin Plaehn
Yamaha VINYL 500 Turntable Bridges Traditional Functionality With CI-Friendly Smart Home Convenience
By Robert Archer · May 10, 2019 • With features such as the proprietary MusicCast whole-house audio platform from Yamaha, as well as Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth, built-in Wi-Fi and a built-in Ethernet port, the MusicCast VINYL 500 is the most versatile turntable in consumer electronics.
By Julie Jacobson · May 9, 2019 • Just prior to interviewing SnapAV and Control4 CEOs, CE Pro's Julie Jacobson offers up 16 questions about the merger/acquisition of two home-tech giants.
By Arlen Schweiger · May 9, 2019 • Two of the custom electronics industry's biggest players will join forces under private equity firm and SnapAV parent company Hellman & Friedman, which will become the majority owner of the combined company. SnapAV to buy Control4 in all-cash transaction for $23.91 per share.
By Lisa Montgomery · May 8, 2019 • Combined with BakPak Lite, new Pakedge Wave 2 Access Point helps streamline deployment of multiple access points in network-heavy smart homes.
By CE Pro Editors · May 6, 2019 • Amazon Alexa and Google Home are driving the smart home business growth. Use that to your advantage, advises Control4's Brad Hintze.
By Jason Knott · May 2, 2019 • CE Pro’s Smart Home Deep Dive Study reveals number and types of interfaces, room placement, pricing, margin, manhours, and brand preference for smart home installations