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Smart Digital Backsplash: The Coolest Thing I Saw at CES 2019

By Jason Knott · January 15, 2019 • OEM GHSP displayed a connected kitchen prototype in its booth that included an edge-to-edge smart digital backsplash for smart home control.

Secret to Home-Tech Showroom Success: ‘We Picked Beautiful Things’

By Lisa Montgomery · January 3, 2019 • The Audiohouse in Vero Beach, Fla., treats clients and trade partners to a beautiful and functional space, rather than plunking them down in a dark home theater for a demo.

SI and Salamander: Beautiful Furniture, Specialty Screens Make Short-Throw Projectors Sexy

By Julie Jacobson · December 7, 2018 • Long used in unattractive commercial installations, ultra-short-throw projectors paired with gorgeous Salamander credenzas and specialty SI screens make two-piece projection systems a beautiful option for the home.

TCD Software Primer: Doing the Home-Theater Math

By Julie Jacobson · November 29, 2018 • TCD software does the math and presents the visuals on speaker placement, screen size, projector lens throw, multi-tier seating, acoustic treatments and other home-theater characteristics.

TCD Case Study: Home Theater Software Wins Jobs, Engages Trade Partners

By Julie Jacobson · November 27, 2018 • For UK integrator Thinking Bricks, The CEDIA Designer (TCD) software is more than a powerful, math-based home theater-design platform. It's an exceptional marketing tool that validates pricey projects, engages interior designers, wins jobs and referrals.

From Wellness to Workforce: CE Pro Names Top 5 Home-Tech Trends for 2019

By Julie Jacobson · November 20, 2018 • PREVIEW: CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends for 2019 address opportunities and challenges for smart-home pros in wellness, low-voltage lighting, cord-cutting, architectural design and the labor crisis.

How A Luxury Manufacturer Got Interior Designers to Love Home Tech

By Julie Jacobson · October 26, 2018 • When smart home technology is seen by the interior design community as a "necessary evil," Barco Residential wins by painting spaces with video.

Millennium Systems Designs Streamlines Whole-Home AV and Control Project with D-Tools Software

By Advertorial · June 28, 2017 • When a high-profile athlete needs a whole-home distributed AV and control system, MSD scores a touchdown.

The State of the Smart

By Advertorial · April 26, 2017 • Get more business by teaming up with some unlikely allies.

Wall-Smart Flush Mounts at ISE 2013: Has TruFIG Met its Match?

By Julie Jacobson · February 4, 2013 • Wall-Smart mounting system makes iPads, iPods, and home automation keypads and touchscreens disappear in the wall; Israeli company offers solutions for Crestron, Savant, Sonance, NuVo, more.

New Website Connects Consumers, Designers and Builders

By CE Pro Editors · February 24, 2012 • In just a brief time, Cadreas has compiled and organized more than 10,000 images as an aggregation resource for common CE pro project partners.

CE Pro of the Week: Ashley Morelli, System 7

By Tom LeBlanc · October 8, 2010 • As an architect she brings a high level of CAD sophistication to her company’s system designs.

CE Pro of the Week: Sam Cavitt, Paradise Theater

By Tom LeBlanc · September 10, 2010 • "Design for fee and not for free," advises this home theater architect.

Guifx Releases Victoria UI Kit for Mobile G iPad App

By Julie Jacobson · July 30, 2010 • Elegant touchscreen design from Guifx is now available for Crestron touchscreens, including Crestron Mobile G; support for AMX and other vendors coming soon.

10 Awesome Resources & Tools for Touchscreen Design

By Aaron Craig · March 11, 2010 • GUI developer Aaron Craig of NTDesigns shares great online tools, tutorials, and tips for beginner and expert interface designers