CES 2019 – How Media is Reacting

As usual, 2019 kicks off in January with CES 2019 as the first event of the year. CES is the largest show in technology, showing a wide array of new technology products both real and unreal. An event that has … Continue reading

James Loudspeaker: Go Big AND Go Home

Creating & Stocking New Soundbars for Larger 75-Inch TVs James Loudspeaker, the innovative specialty manufacturer of custom-created loudspeakers targeted at the residential and commercial custom integration channel, announced that they will create, build, and stock a new soundbar product designed to … Continue reading

Research: DIY Gains Momentum in Smart Home Market

New Data Sure to Send Shivers Down Integrators’ Spines In what some might view as a startling result, new research from GfK reveals that a majority of consumers (52%) said that they prefer to install their own smart home products. … Continue reading

Fake News…Anchors? China Unveils AI News Anchors

The Chinese government has targeted artificial intelligence (AI) as a technology they want to dominate globally. They are pouring billions of dollars annually into AI development and directing universities to focus on the technology in all of their fundamental research. … Continue reading

Legrand and Lumileds Partner to Drive Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

Legrand and Lumileds announced today that they have signed a partnership agreement that is designed to combine forces and help drive industry adoption of tunable white LED lighting. The two will create and sell what they say is a “simple … Continue reading

New Study Says Voice-Controlled Assistants Aren’t Used Daily

As more research continues to emerge on consumer utilization of voice-controlled devices, it becomes clear that there are still impediments to end-users utilizing their voice-control capabilities regularly, according to research by Social Lens. A separate study by Nielsen reaffirms what … Continue reading

Expo18: Savant Launches Microgrid for Macro Impact

A Significant New Revenue & Profit Opportunity for Integrators As I mentioned in my CEDIA wrap-up post recently, Savant surprised me with an entirely new category they call microgrid. Created in partnership with sister company Racepoint Energy, a microgrid is … Continue reading

CEDIA Expo18: Vanco in Major Audio Expansion

Vanco has always seemed to be that reliable supplier in the background providing a steady stream of solutions like cables, connectors, and other accessories – not particularly glitzy or exciting, but steady and there. Well all that is about to … Continue reading