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

AudioControl’s Expo18 Product Launches Personify Flexibility

AudioControl, the Seattle, WA-based specialty electronics maker of innovative solutions, announced three new gems at CEDIA Expo 2018 – a new Rialto 400 zone amplifier, the Avalon G3 four-channel amplifier, and a new CM Series 70-volt line of commercial amplifiers. … Continue reading

CEDIA Market Stats Reveal Opportunities for Members

Like past years at Expo, CEDIA presented a summary of their findings from the recently completed Size and Scope survey at Expo 2018. This year, however, the presentation was made by Grant Farnsworth of The Farnsworth Group, an Indianapolis-based market … Continue reading

CEDIA Expo18: LG is All About Custom Installation

First stop on the press express at CEDIA Expo 2018 was LG – a company that offers what I have often said is my favorite core video technology, OLED. As in past years, LG did not disappoint. But their message … Continue reading

CEDIA Expo 2018: That’s a Wrap!

Cool Things I Saw at CEDIA Expo 2018 San Diego, we hardly knew ye’! CEDIA Expo 2018 wrapped up this past Saturday and after three days of running between meetings and walking the show floor, I emerge relatively unscathed.  The … Continue reading