By Julie Jacobson · June 30, 2017 • Legrand and Milestone to blend major home-tech brands Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite, OnQ, NuVo, Qmotion, Middle Atlantic and Vantage, but big play is in commercial AV, with synergies between Mid Atlantic, Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite and Vaddio.
By Adam Forziati · June 28, 2017 • Legrand has signed an agreement to acquire Milestone AV for an enterprise value of $950 million. Legrand brands like Middle Atlantic will join forces with Milestone brands like Chief, Sanus and Da-Lite.
By Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2017 • Opinion: After acquiring SnapAV, private equity giant Hellman & Friedman likely will follow up with 'transformational transaction' that disrupts home-technology landscape: Control4? Savant? Core Brands? Interlogix? PlumChoice? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Robert Archer · June 8, 2017 • Panasonic still paces the phone system/intercom category, but its margin is shrinking as Control4 gains traction. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Robert Archer · June 8, 2017 • The Pakedge brand continues to lead the home networks category, but Luxul keeps pace. Araknis leapfrogs Ruckus to slide into third. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Robert Archer · June 8, 2017 • The structured wiring category sees Wirepath (SnapAV) and Legrand coming in at the front. Leviton picks up some dealer share to come in third. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Julie Jacobson · May 9, 2017 • At ISC 2017, Core Brands touted Proficient Audio and Gefen; URC and RTI (Pro Control) showed security-friendly home-automation; Luxul and other CEDIA-oriented companies also chased high-volume security dealers.
By Robert Archer · May 4, 2017 • Legrand's WP-9000 Power Supply In-Wall Extension Kit allows integrators to power wall-mounted devices like touchscreens, soundbars, IP cameras and others without a cable mess hanging from the wall.
By Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2017 • Alarm.com, Honeywell and start-up Huny show whole-house audio integrated with security and home automation – a first for the alarm industry with potential to lure in traditional A/V dealers.
By Julie Jacobson · February 17, 2017 • At ISE 2017, Legrand’s NuVo bolstered its Player Portfolio ecosystem with a slew of audio products including its first soundbar and powered shelf speaker, plus multizone amp with DSP settings for each zone.
By CE Pro Editors · February 3, 2017 • Visit Nuvo at ISE 2017 to see its new P500 Soundbar and Subwoofer Package, P400 Desktop Speaker, Player Portfolio P4300, P30 Touch Screen and KNX integration.
By CE Pro Editors · February 2, 2017 • Legrand shows new products from Vantage Controls and QMotion as well as lighting and shading integration via DesignCenter 3.7 software at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam.
By CE Pro Editors · February 2, 2017 • Check out Middle Atlantic Products' Vision Display Mounts (VDM) Series, UTB Series Universal TechBox and LT Series Rackmount LED Work Light at ISE 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 ….
By Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2016 • Samsung, Nortek, Honeywell, Harman, SnapAV, Control4, AVAD, Somfy, Alarm.com, TiVo, B&W, Alarm.com and Icontrol were just some of the home-technology companies involved in mergers, acquisitions and investments in 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)