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Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

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.

Pulse-Eight Acquires Zektor, Bolstering A/V Distribution Product Line

By Julie Jacobson · December 21, 2018 • UK-based Pulse-Eight, known for intelligent video-distribution products, acquires high-performance audio-switching company Zektor to bolster A/V line in the custom channel.

Analysis: What Those New Amazon Echo Products Mean for the Smart-Home Channel

By Julie Jacobson · September 28, 2018 • Amazon's new Alexa lineup, including Gen 3 Echo Dot, speakerless Input, first subwoofer, and Link amp, could affect the smart-home installation channel and Sonos position in unexpected ways.

Pulse-Eight at ISE 2018: Multiroom Audio Powered by Amazon Alexa, First ‘18 Gbps’ HDBaseT Extender

By Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2018 • At ISE 2018, the HDMI-CEC geniuses at Pulse-Eight showed new Amazon Alexa audio matrix, NFC-enabled TV remote control, and first shipping 18 Gbps HDBaseT extender that supports 4K/60, HDR10, HDCP 2.2 and DSC compression scheme.

Simple Fix to Make HDBaseT Work (Again) on Samsung TVs

By Julie Jacobson · February 21, 2017 • This "permanent workaround" should restore HDBaseT to working order for Samsung TVs affected by an auto-update earlier this year.

HDBaseT Snafu? Don’t Update Samsung TVs!

By Julie Jacobson · February 1, 2017 • Some dealers and manufacturers are claiming the latest Samsung TV update disables HDBaseT, advising users to shut off auto-updates for now. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

16 BEST Home Theater & Multiroom AV Products of 2016

By CE Pro Editors · October 25, 2016 • Check out the 2016 BEST Award winners in the home theater and multiroom audio/video category: DISH, Barco, NEAR, TiVo, Denon, NAD and more.

CEDIA Tease: Pulse Eight, HDMI CEC Magic Maker, Adds Power Cycling to Reboot Video Gear

By Julie Jacobson · August 1, 2016 • CEDIA 2016: Pulse Eight's Neo switchers, which enable source control via HDMI CEC, will soon be able to integrate with power distribution units (PDUs) to auto-reboot video sources when they crash. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Miracle of HDMI CEC 2.0 Brought to Life by Pulse Eight at ISE 2016

By Julie Jacobson · February 11, 2016 • At ISE 2016, multiple sources and displays are controlled through a Pulse Eight HDMI/HDBaseT switcher using only HDMI 2.0 connections and CEC control. No fancy remotes, programming or IR blasters. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)