By Julie Jacobson · October 17, 2018 • Mark Fukuda, CEO of the newly merged home-technology distributors AVAD + WAVE Electronics, discusses new corporate name, house brands, security channel, pro AV sector, and what used to keep him up at night.
By Julie Jacobson · September 25, 2018 • CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: Reps from the SDVoE Alliance, Netgear and Savant home automation proclaim the death of traditional A/V switchers with the rise of 10Gbps networks and video-over-IP technology.
By Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2018 • Adopted as the motorized shading line for Savant home automation, J Geiger filed for a preliminary injunction against Lutron for alleged patent and trade-dress infringements, but judge rules Geiger presented 'not a scintilla of evidence' on certain claims.
By Lisa Montgomery · September 17, 2018 • Just in time delivery, tech support, design services offered for AVAD’s new exclusive vendor partnership with Savant.
By CE Pro Editors · September 7, 2018 • The Savant Micro Aperture loudspeakers and Savant IP Soundbar are jointly developed by Artison, its first collaboration with Artison since acquiring the company in 2017.
By Julie Jacobson · August 28, 2018 • Latest in voice control for the smart home will be revealed at CEDIA Expo 2018, including new technologies from Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung Bixby and Josh.ai.
By Lisa Montgomery · August 17, 2018 • After a leaky pipe ruined their home theater, these owners undertook a massive 4K upgrade including a Kaleidescape movie server and Apple TV.
By Julie Jacobson · August 7, 2018 • Crestron demos 360-degree SolarSync photosensor that delivers solar information from the outdoors to tunable white lighting controls indoors for healthy daylighting.
By Robert Archer · August 6, 2018 • Today’s whole-house audio systems like industry leader Sonos offer a better selection of technologies, price points and control options, which are helping to drive mass-market adoption.
By Lisa Montgomery · July 25, 2018 • University of Texas super-fan hits the "Hook-em" button on a Savant home-automation remote to tune all five Sony TVs to his favorite sports stations and trigger Philips Hue smart bulbs to glow burnt orange.
By Julie Jacobson · July 9, 2018 • For Utah-based Tym Smart Homes & Home Theaters, social media engagement is the digital equivalent of door-to-door sales, according to the former Vivint sales reps.
By Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2018 • New Savant Central Management and Savant Studio let dealers ditch the computer for programming and manage all their home-automation projects and clients in one cloud-based portal.
By Lisa Montgomery · June 15, 2018 • Integrator BlueSpeed AV outfits 7,000-square-foot garage with a Savant smart home control, as well as Lutron lighting and shades, to help client display rare cars.
By CE Pro Editors · June 7, 2018 • 2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.
By CE Pro Editors · June 6, 2018 • Amazon Alexa, not surprisingly, is the top voice-control brand among CE Pro 100 high-revenue integrators, but Google Assistant is starting to register, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.