The Greatest Barrier to ‘Smart Home’ Adoption is Complexity, New Study Shows

Lots of studies have shown that consumer adoption of various smart home technologies and devices is growing…and that is undoubtedly true. But a new study shows that adoption is not as strong as it could be but for the complexity … Continue reading

No Josh-ing, AudioControl & Josh.ai Partner for a Better User and Integrator Experience

AudioControl and Josh.ai announced last week that they were partnering with an integration that will allow integrators to offer their clients a better voice-enabled home entertainment control experience. A perfect blend of the high-quality electronics from AudioControl, coupled with the … Continue reading

Toshiba Launches Consortium of 100 Companies to Drive ‘Internet of Things’ Market

The Toshiba Corp. headquarters stands in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg Toshiba Corp. announced this week that it has launched a large consortium of more than 100 companies in Japan for the purpose of creating … Continue reading

Giving No Ground, Lenbrook Launches Robust Retaliation to Sonos Lawsuit

After receiving a stipulation allowing them more time to respond, Lenbrook Industries Ltd, and Lenbrook America, last week filed their response to the Sonos patent litigation they were hit with in June. It was a robust and smart response that … Continue reading

CEDIA19: Origin Acoustics in Big Entry into Commercial Market

Origin’s Aaron Cattoir showing me a new and very big in-room subwoofer [Click to enlarge] Always an entertaining stop at CEDIA, Origin Acoustics didn’t disappoint again this year with a significant number of new models, some other updated models, and … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: Lenbrook Launches Array of New Models from Multiple Specialty Brands

Lenbrook Senior Director of Sales Stephen Baker showing CEDIA Best New Product award [Click to enlarge] At the the CEDIA Expo earlier this month, Lenbrook had a substantial launch of multiple new models from their collection of brands. Firmly positioned … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: AudioControl Flexes Its Muscles – Many New Models, All with a Dramatic New Design

AudioControl’s 2019 CEDIA Expo booth [Click to enlarge] AudioControl flexed its muscles this year at the 2019 CEDIA Expo – launching the greatest number of new products ever in the company’s history. But not only that, the company surprised us … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: Savant Surprises with User Experience Upgrades

The 2019 CEDIA Expo is in full swing and one of the busiest booths on the floor is Savant’s. The company has a large roster of new products, but perhaps most impressive were a couple of user experience upgrades that … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: Popular Pro Technology Migrates to Residential, Can You Speak ‘Dante’?

A new AV-over-IP solution popular in the pro channel is launching at CEDIA Expo – Dante by Audinate. According to the company’s announcement, Dante “dominates the world of professional audio.” The company also claims that it is rapidly being adopted … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019: Soundbars Here…Soundbars There…Soundbars Everywhere

The assimilation of the custom integration industry by the once-reviled, now embraced soundbar is almost complete. And on the advent of another CEDIA Expo, yet another round of announcements of new soundbar products came rolling out. While this fact is … Continue reading