Kramer Electronics Acquires Home Automation Provider iRule

By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2016 • Israel-based Kramer, a giant provider of audio/video distribution systems for commercial venues, has acquired iRule, developer of popular home automation software for DIYs and pros.

iRule and On Controls: One Company, Two Home Automation Brands

By CE Pro Editors · July 7, 2015 • Why DIY home automation provider iRule launched On Controls for the professional installation channel.

Kramer Wins ISE 2015 with K-Touch Commercial Control by iRule

By Julie Jacobson · February 12, 2015 • iRule, maker of IP-centric home automation systems, powers the new and complete K-Touch KT3 command/control/collaboration system from commercial A/V distribution leader Kramer.

iRule Closes $2.5 Million in New Investment

By CE Pro Editors · January 6, 2015 • Home automation manufacturer iRule has closed $2.5 million in new investment earmarked for expanded sales, marketing and product development.

National Electrical Contractor Teams with Small Local Integrator for MDU Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · October 23, 2014 • VanKirk Electric, a national electrical contractor specializing in multi-dwelling units (MDU) uses local integrator ToGoOnline to support On Controls home automation and A/V in hundreds of luxury apartments.

Remote Access Now Super-Simple for On Controls Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2014 • With super-secure networking handled in the cloud, new device simplifies remote access and control of On Controls smart-home system from iRule.

On Controls Announces New Website, Training, Product Updates

By CE Pro Editors · July 16, 2014 • Enhanced online presence and emphasis on dealer training initiatives highlight On Controls' commitment to the CEDIA channel.

Best Buy Picks iRule Home Automation for Controlling Magnolia Showrooms

By Julie Jacobson · May 28, 2014 • Affordable, software-based, cloud-enabled iRule beats out better-known home automation brands to run the demos in some 470 Magnolia stores.

iRule is Only CE Company Invited to Google Demo Day

By Julie Jacobson · March 17, 2014 • Home automation software company iRule wins Detroit, invited to pitch with nine other companies at Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day in Silicon Valley

iRule Acquires OEM Customer On Controls to Enhance Dealer Support

By Julie Jacobson · December 20, 2013 • iRule, a maker of home automation software that starts at $100, has acquired On Controls, an OEM partner that serves the professional installer market exclusively.

What if CE Products Were Free?

By Julie Jacobson · October 15, 2013 • Some really good home-automation products can be had for a few hundred dollars, but they still take work to deploy. How do integrators make a living in a world where products are practically free?

$100 iRule Could be Next Big Thing in Cloud-Based Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · September 13, 2013 • Starting at $100 for software and $100 for hardware, iRule cloud-based home automation works great as a DIY remote control or as a professionally installed system for large commercial jobs. See it at CEDIA 2013.

5 Unknown Facts About Leading Home Automation Manufacturers

By Julie Jacobson · June 17, 2013 • AMX, Control4, Crestron, Lutron and other leading home automation manufacturers enlighten integrators with obscure, fun and quirky facts about their company.

ESI Shows Integration with Motorized Shades, Some Unique Features

By Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2012 • Hunter Douglas subsidiary Electronic Solutions Inc. gets serious about integrating motorized shades with home automation systems.