2013 BLOG Articles

A teaser list of new articles are presented below in reverse chronological order.

Rough-In Wiring Guidelines

All Wiring Needs to be Run Before the Drywall Goes Up
December 11, 2013

rough-in wiringFor those of you who are building new homes now or planning a new home construction in 2014, you'll need to develop a guideline plan for running cables in the rough-in phase of construction.


The New BIT ICS One Irrigation System Coming in 2014

New Residential Control System Will Integrate with Control4 Systems.
September 17, 2013

At the 2013 CEDIA show last month, Brilliant Integrated Technologies demonstrated their new ICS One system in the Control4 booth.


Control4 Announces New Media Distribution Products

New 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch Fills a Gap in Product Line.
September 17, 2013

Recently Control4 announced four new A/V Distribution products plugging a gap and improving on existing products.


WiSA Publishes a White Paper Defining Its Charter

WiSA White Paper on Interference-Free Uncompromised Audio.
Updated November 4, 2013

The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association has developed WiSA standards for wireless surround sound.


IP Surveillance Cameras Gaining Market Share

By 2014, Revenues from IP-based Surveillance Cameras/ NVRs are Expected to Outpace Analog-based CCTV equipment
August 9, 2013

InstallationBeing an ICRealtime Dealer since 2007 we've lived through the migration from analog CCTV systems to network based systems.


Control4 Offer Emulates Kohl's Cash

Upgrade Your Control4 Automation System Today and Receive FREE Control4 Cash to Apply to Your Order.
July 16, 2013

Last week Control4 announced its new promotion featuring Control4 Cash.


Logitech Not Dumping the Harmony Remote?

After Just 5 Months Logitech Is Now Banking on the Harmony Hub.
June 25, 2013

Almost 5 months ago to the day, we wrote "Logitech Selling Harmony Division".


Crestron and Control4 Lead in Whole House Automation

Savant, AMX and Elan Round Out the Top Five.
June 3, 2013

house picture

The June, 2013 edition of CEPro Magazine includes the results of the annual survey of the top 100 custom Installation companies by annual revenue.


Control4 Announces New Wireless Lighting Products

New Family of Wireless Lighting Control Products Delivers Features Attractive for Both Commercial and Residential Systems.
May 13, 2013

Last week Control4 announced its new wireless lighting product line.


Control4 Delivers Remote Access Support

Control4's New OS 2.4 for its HC-800 and HC-250 Controllers Enables Remote 3G/4G connectivity.
April 29, 2013

Control4 has released a new update to its Operating System, version 2.4, along with enhancements to its HC-800 and HC-250 Controllers.


Sony 4K Home Theater Has It All

by Joe Whitaker
March 4, 2013

With its Sony movies and music artists, a wide range of high-performance video projectors and displays, and some rocking new speakers and receivers, Sony is the one company that can give us the entire home entertainment experience.


Honeywell Is Offering A New DIY Alarm System

SAFE Security with Operations in 44 States Launches SAFE@home.
February 28, 2013

SAFE Security, one of the nation’s largest security alarm companies with operations in 44 states, has launched a new division, SAFE@home.


Control4 Intros $300 Media Streamer and TuneIn Support

Control4 Announces Music Player that streams anything from Bluetooth, DLNA or AirPlay sources.
February 5, 2013

Control4's recent press release announced an enhanced “Listen” experience, offering homeowners new ways to enjoy their favorite music and podcasts through their Control4 systems.


Logitech Selling Harmony Division

Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell says the Company will Discontinue "non-strategic products" by the End of 2013.
January 28, 2013

Logitech, which acquired startup remote company Harmony several years ago, announced it wants to sell off that business along with its surveillance camera business.


NuVo Wireless Audio System

Retailers will Resell Nuvo's New Wireless Audio System for Self-Installation by Do-It-Yourselfers.
January 24, 2013

Earlier this month NuVo Technologies issued a press release introducing the NuVo Wireless Audio System.