Crestron’s Partnership Universe Expands Creating New Experiences for Users

Launches HomeTime Integrated Home Conferencing WFH Solution No doubt about it, Crestron is on a roll. They have recently had a series of announcements – not of the ho-hum type, but of the more meaningful, perhaps industry-changing type. Now we … Continue reading

Stuck in COVID-19 Isolation? Country Music Star Says ‘Thank Goodness for Technology’

An astonishing 283 million Americans are stuck in some form of self-isolation or self-quarantine due to the fact that most states and cities have imposed a “Stay-at-Home” rule in the fight to snuff out the COVID-19 pandemic. This new reality … Continue reading

AudioControl Launches 3 New 70-Volt Commercial Amps with Dante Inside at ISE

AudioControl, a specialty electronics supplier with growing influence in the residential custom integration channel, has recently expanded into the commercial space with their CM Series of products. At ISE last week, the company announced a significant expansion of that lineup … Continue reading

Savant 2020 Integrator Summit Shows Strength of Strategic Products & Partnerships

Jamie Siminoff, Ring founder Savant Systems LLC held their 2020 Integrator Summit this year in conjunction with the International Builder Show in Las Vegas, NV on January 20-23. At that event, the company unveiled a large array of new products … Continue reading

U.S. Trade Commission Opens Formal Investigation of Google on Sonos Complaint

[Photo: REUTERS/Stringer] The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced that it is launching a patent investigation into various speaker and controller products offered by Alphabet Inc.’s Google brand. This investigation initiation is the result of a formal complaint made by … Continue reading

CES 2020 – Just What Exactly is CES Anymore?

Buyer/seller negotiations on the CES floor are getting pretty tough! Image is from the WWE, a new exhibitor at CES this year For many, many years the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – an exposition hosted by the Consumer Technology Association … Continue reading

‘The Smart Home is Dead,’ Says a Key Industry Expert

As many integrators seek to pitch their clients on the many wonders of converting their dumb homes into “smart” homes, there are growing indicators that the promise of the smart home is not being reliably delivered up to this point…and … 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

CEDIA 2019: Vanco Hits the Audio Accelerator as It Cruises Down Beale Street

Vanco’s Randy Blanchard (l) and Mark Corbin (r) were excited to show me new Beale Street Models [Click to enlarge] Don’t let those smiling faces fool you…these guys are deadly serious about taking more than their fair share of the … 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