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
By Robert Archer · April 17, 2019 • The newly announced Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated Amplifier features a bi-directional RS-232 port that comes equipped with Control4 drivers, a rear-panel IR repeater input, and a 12-volt trigger.
By CE Pro Editors · April 16, 2019 • Thanks in part to its dedication to customer service and tech support, Control4 took home 10 Quest for Quality Awards this year, beating its previous record from 2018.
By Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2019 • New Clare One UL-listed security and home automation system will integrate with third-party home controllers, incorporate SnapAV services including OvrC.
By CE Pro Editors · April 11, 2019 • After installing a state-of-the-art home theater in its Mesa, Ariz. showroom, integration company Sound Effects had an integrator fly to Arizona from the Dominican Republic in order to demo the theater for a client.
By Julie Jacobson · April 3, 2019 • SnapAV CEO John Heyman on acquiring regional distributors: 'Literally' no other place where dealers can get all the best home-technology products, plus stellar back-end support.
By Advertorial · April 2, 2019 • Yamaha works closely with control and automation manufacturers, including Control4, Crestron, ELAN, RTI and URC, to make product integration a breeze.
By Jason Knott · March 25, 2019 • Manufacturers and distributors serving the custom channel must stay on top of communications, lead generation, technology services, website resources, social media matters and more to help integrators profit. Here’s how the industry’s best stay at it and earn CE Pro’s Quest for Quality Awards.
By Jason Knott · March 22, 2019 • Study reveals Wyoming, Vermont and California are the worst states per capita for amazon package theft. Mississippi is the safest. December and November months have highest theft rates.