By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018 • 2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.
By Robert Archer · September 17, 2018 • The newly announced $2,199 Marantz AV7705 Surround Pre-Processor is among the first of a new wave of IMAX Enhanced products, and it supports immersive audio, along with state-of-the-art 4K video.
By Jason Knott · May 4, 2018 • Control4's Q1 revenues reach $59.1 million and are tracking to hit $275M for the year, CEO Martin Plaehn hints at more acquisitions to come.
By Julie Jacobson · February 21, 2018 • After selling Ihiji to Control4 in 2017, co-founder Mike Maniscalco launches Pytheas, a consulting firm.
By Julie Jacobson · January 3, 2018 • In acquiring Ihiji’s remote monitoring and management system, home automation leader Control4 will eliminate monthly fees for smart-home pros.
By Michael Maniscalco · October 27, 2017 • Networking and smart-home veteran Michael Maniscalco shares insights from American Diabetes Association conference, bemoaning the lack of progress in integrating medical devices with home-automation, which could be a potential life saver.
By Michael Maniscalco · October 3, 2017 • Type 1 diabetes (T1D) dad outlines DIY project utilizing NightScout, IFTTT, SmartThings and other IoT devices to enable a Dexcom constant glucose monitor to turn on lights when blood glucose reaches critical levels. #singfornicole
By Jason Knott · August 30, 2017 • OneVision Resources' new 'Insider's Guide to Remote Systems Management' provides in-depth comparison of Control4’s BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji, and SnapAV’s OvrC Pro.
By Julie Jacobson · August 18, 2017 • Debuting at CEDIA 2017, new ProVue platform melds Ihiji's Invision remote systems management (RSM) platform with Service Manager operational software; adds consumer-facing app for basic monitoring, diagnostics and reboots.
By Julie Jacobson · August 4, 2017 • Smart-home integrator Axius signed more than 500 customers to Domotz-based remote IoT management service in just four months; launching wholesale monitoring and end-user support for other home-tech pros at CEDIA 2017. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Michael Maniscalco · August 3, 2017 • Mike Maniscalco of Ihiji, which makes remote monitoring systems for smart homes, uses home automation to help manage son's Type 1 diabetes. He sees big implications for IoT in disease management and health monitoring.
By CE Pro Editors · July 5, 2017 • Savant dealers can monitor their clients’ networks and home automation systems remotely with Ihiji Network Appliance and Invision software.
By Robert Archer · June 14, 2017 • Fueled by its OvrC platform, SnapAV is the new Remote Managed Services category leader. Ihiji, Pakedge, BlueBolt and Alarm.com also saw significant additions. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Michael Maniscalco · May 22, 2017 • A true lack of commitment is the primary reason most integrators struggle to earn recurring monthly revenue (RMR) for smart home projects.
By Julie Jacobson · May 19, 2017 • If traditional home-automation integrators don't get into the network-security business, it will be grabbed by companies like ADT, Comcast/Xfinity, Best Buy/Magnolia and a host of other competitors eager to own the smart home. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)