Nest Labs announced Tuesday, ahead of CEDIA Expo, that it can now integrate with several major names in home automation, including Control4, Crestron, URC, RI and Dropcam.
CEDIA Tuesday announced the 30 finalists for its annual Manufacturers Excellence Awards. Lutron Electronics led the pack with four nominated products, with Savant Systems, SnapAV and Sony Electronics notching three each.
The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) announced Tuesday that Ohio-based Sound & Vision is its newest member. The company, formed 13 years ago, is based in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and serves the Akron, Cleveland and Columbus markets. The announcement came ahead of HTSA's upcoming Marketing Summit in Illinois.
Control4 this week announced that it is offering a new suite of Lighting Design and Fixture Compatibility Services for dealers. The services include system design services, a compatibility database, button engraving and backlighting and design, installation and sales tools.
At the 2014 Summit & Expo convention in Orlando Monday, Brand Source’s Home Entertainment Source (HES) division and ProSource, which includes members of both HES and PRO Group, announced their merger as an entity with its own corporate status as ProSource under the Brand Source umbrella.
Barrett's, the Chicago area custom technology company, will host an unveiling of its new design center next Wednesday.
Control4 announced Monday that cofounder Will West will resign his role as chairman of the board. Current CEO Martin Plaehn will add the chairman title, effective with the new year.
At its annual HTSA Awards Wednesday night at the Chicago restaurant known as Untitled, Home Technologies Specialists of America spread the hardware around, handing out its eight awards to eight different companies.
This year's CEDIA EXPO is turning out to be a huge one for Control4. Yesterday's announcement of Nest compatibility was cause enough for excitement, but at a lunchtime press conference today, Dish Network announced complete integration between Control4 and the Hopper is on its way soon.