Jeremy J. Glowacki is a CEDIA Fellow and editorial director of Residential Systems and Systems Contractor News.
Most integrators and their manufacturer partners still make the case that the custom and semi-custom touchpanel of today is needed as a central hub to a home’s system, since they can incorporate additional elements that prefab solutions often lack.
During its HTSA 2017 Fall Members Conference this week in Chicago, Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), the hybrid-retail and custom integration buying group, said that it is working aggressively to grow its residential lighting business, and has begun offering new design capabilities, an expanded assortment of high-performance LED lighting fixtures, and other associated services.
This year’s Azione Unlimited fall meeting in Austin was another upbeat affair, but there were moments in the short time that I was there that made me feel a kid at the dinner table, being forced to eat his vegetables.
ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire U.S. smart lock manufacturer August Home.
The annual Crestron Technology Professional Regional Summit events, scheduled for Florida, Los Angeles, and New York in October and November, will feature PanTech Design’s ADAPT programming software in a new product and partner showcase.
The Home Technology Association, the third-party home integrator certification company, presented the benefits of HTA during a special session of Azione Unlimited’s Amalgamating Assembly in Austin, TX, this week. Josh Christian, HTA director of certification, joined other guest speakers that include representatives from IBM Watson, Google, and Morgan Stanley.
Trends included a continued focus on integrated voice control, and more focus on video wall technology, affordable 4K video projection, and loudspeaker evolution. Here are some of the highlights.
CEDIA 2017 felt busier and more crowded than prior years. It wasn’t the crowds, however, that stood out the most for me. It was the renewed embrace of the channel by exhibiting manufacturers.
RTI’s now-shipping new programming platform combines time-saving automation with the complete freedom to design custom control experiences that RTI hopes will set dealers apart from the competition.
The Mexico City home's master bedroom
The exterior of the Mexico City residence
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