IBS

Leviton’s New Wi-Fi Load Center: ‘No One Else’ Integrates Breakers, Lighting, Energy, Automation

By Julie Jacobson · March 25, 2019 • Leviton's new IoT Load Center is a circuit box with snap-in breakers (no rewiring necessary) and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote monitoring, diagnostics and control via Leviton smart-home app.

Bosch, Thermador Open Smart-Appliance APIs for Home Automation Integration

By Julie Jacobson · March 19, 2019 • BSH opens Home Connect APIs for integrating Bosch, Thermador and Siemens smart appliances with third-party home-automation systems and culinary service providers.

Coolest Smart Kitchen Technology From CES, KBIS, IBS

By Andrew Nichols · March 5, 2019 • Now that CES 2019, KBIS, and IBS are all wrapped up, there are some innovative smart kitchen gadgets integrators should keep an eye on.

‘Cordless Kitchen’ Gets Real this Year with 2.2kw Qi for Appliances

By Julie Jacobson · February 26, 2019 • KBIS/IBS 2019: The Qi wireless power standard for cellphones gets a wattage upgrade to power kitchen appliances with no cords, but prices could be steep.

SnapAV Dives into Security and Z-Wave, Teams with Clare and Alula

By Julie Jacobson · February 21, 2019 • IBS 2019: SnapAV becomes sole distributor of Clare Controls affordable Z-Wave home-automation system, distributes Alula security products, incorporates into OvrC.

Control4 Tiny Home Packs Smart Controls Into 250 Square-Feet

By Andrew Nichols · February 20, 2019 • During the International Builders Show 2019, Control4 unveiled its version of a tiny home packed with smart lighting, intelligent appliances, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Turnkey Home Theaters from $69,000: Can Rayva Save the Category?

By Julie Jacobson · January 24, 2017 • Recently launched by several A/V industry luminaries, Rayva showed an impressive home theater at IBS 2017, pitching turnkey rooms that start at $69k and go well into six figures. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Brink’s Launches $249 Smart Lock to Complement Hands-Free Door Knobs

By Jason Knott · January 20, 2017 • Hampton Products debuts the $249 Brink's ARRAY smart deadbolt lock which will be sold direct, via retail and through professional installation. Lock is Wi-Fi-based with advanced features to extend battery life.

Builders Show 2017 in Tweets: @CEDIA #JJTakeover

By Julie Jacobson · January 13, 2017 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson takes over the @CEDIA Twitter account during IBS 2017. Here's the show in Tweets, including gems from Panasonic, Legrand. Rayva, OneLink and the home-builder community. #JJTakeover

IoT Candles, Vacuum Laundry Chute and Other Super-Cool ‘Technologies’ at IBS 2017

By Julie Jacobson · January 12, 2017 • Beyond traditional smart-home products, we spied some other interesting home technologies at the 2017 Builders Show – magnetic laundry vents, interchangeable electrical outlets, IoT candles ….