Going Forward


A Faster Smart Host
   April 30, 2015
Savant went to its annual integrators conference Austin, TX, last month to unveil a smaller, single-chassis version of its Smart Host home-automation controller and replace wires for Wi-Fi in an expanded Metropolitan line of in-wall light controls. More..

Beyond the Apple Watch
   March 27, 2015
There has been a lot written about the Apple Watch, but not as much on other announcements made last month by Apple. More..

Control4 Adds Products, Upgrades OS and App
By Joseph Palenchar,   March 03, 2015
Control 4 has unveiled its 2.7 smart-home OS and multiple products compatible with it, including a new wireless thermostat, new in-wall and tabletop touchscreens with HD video intercom, and a handheld remote. More..

Dish Network Continues CI Channel Partnership Roll-out
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   February 02, 2015
During International CES last month, Dish Network made headlines with news of its first 4K Ultra HD programming plans and an “over-thetop” (OTT) streaming service targeting so-called cord cutters. More..

Legrand Taps User Research to Design More Intuitive Products
   January 08, 2015
Legrand has been working to enhance the user experience for its dealers’ clients with new product advancements across its portfolio of products. More..

Relidy Adds Custom Websites, Branding, and Strategic Services for Integrators
   November 25, 2014
It is a rare custom integration company that doesn’t need a least a little help with its website design, branding, and strategic marketing efforts. More..

CyberManor Open House Demos Latest Multi-App Home Technology
By Lindsey Adler,   October 28, 2014
About 150 guests mingled outside in the back yard, sipping cocktails while—like magic—an unmanned piano accompanied a Michael Buble concert displayed on a rear-projection screen. More..

G2i Brings Solar Energy Services to the Custom Install Channel
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   October 15, 2014
Last month at CEDIA EXPO, premium smart home service provider G2i announced its strategic partnership with SunEdison, a leading global solar technology manufacturer and service provider, presenting a solar energy system “Path to Partnership,” a commission-based sales and installation platform for the custom integration channel. More..

CEDIA Chairman Says 'Hyper-Change' is More Than a Slogan for 2014 CEDIA Expo in Denver
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   September 03, 2014
For CEDIA EXPO planners, the motto “Hyper-Change” is much more than just a metaphor for the way products and technologies are evolving at a rapid rate in the custom integration channel. More..

How One Integrator's Persistence Led to a New Surround Sound Option for Home Theaters
By Jeremy J. Glowacki,   June 23, 2014
Two years ago at an international cinema convention, Greg Margolis witnessed what he believed to be the future of home theater audio. More..


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