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Clare Controls: The Most Disruptive Business Model in Home Automation?

Clare Controls: The Most Disruptive Business Model in Home Automation?

With more than 5,000 production homes under contract, Clare Controls offers integrators a chance to earn recurring revenue on home automation without lifting a finger.



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Coldwell Banker Turns Smart Home Retailer; Sells Lutron, August, Nest and $59 Installs

Real Estate giant Coldwell Banker steps up smart home agenda, marketing home automation devices and $59+ installs through Pro.com to help properties sell faster. Only three devices…

L.A. Integrator Hosts 300 Lighting Specifiers at Space Shuttle Networking Event

L.A. Integrator Hosts 300 Lighting Specifiers at Space Shuttle Networking Event

Powerfull Systems in Los Angeles holds unique Lutron lighting control demo illuminating tables at California Science Center for 300 interior designers, architects, builders,…
Nortek’s Core Brands: ‘Business As Usual’ Following Buyout

Nortek’s Core Brands: ‘Business As Usual’ Following Buyout

Nortek's Core Brands’ president Joe Roberts expects strong investment by new owners Melrose Industries. Company portal now accounts for 60% of purchases. Big CEDIA plans in…

Product Briefs: Future Ready to Distribute TechLogix; Hisense & Sharp; TRXio, VITAL MGMT Partner

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Auro CEO to Dolby, DTS: ‘Let’s All Work Together’

Auro CEO to Dolby, DTS: ‘Let’s All Work Together’

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Goodbye Kaleidescape, Thank You for Your Service

Goodbye Kaleidescape, Thank You for Your Service

Kaleidescape took big risks fighting Hollywood, and then embraced the establishment that tried to destroy it, creating a one-and-only movie download service, always focused on a…

Integrator Seeks Good Home for Souped-Up AR3s: Free with Heart-Tugging Essay

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Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Join us for this FREE 1-hour Webcast on August 31st to learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business
Go Beyond the Basic Audio Applications

Go Beyond the Basic Audio Applications

Today's custom integrators and audio specialists have myriad ways in which to make sweet music for their customers. Sure, there are always the conventional two-channel stereo…

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Video Weekly: Valens’ Roadmap for 4K; AudioControl Partners with Loudspeaker Brands

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Whose agents? Pro.com? They’re the one doing the installs and I assume they’re licensed to do what they’re doing. — Julie Jacobson on Aug 29
Hope all their agents are licensed contractors.  They are not allowed to touch any wiring in our state without it.  We caught one of their professionals installing light fixtures in a home within the last month and thought it was fine as long as no... — hfb1970 on Aug 29
I agree with Julie. kscape took on a huge challenge and laid the groundwork for the high-end video experience. It was a tall mountain to climb. There is still a place for escape in the video ecosystem and I hope to see a larger player scoop them up. Such a... — hagai.feiner accessca.com on Aug 23
I have always had a feeling throughout the many years of dealing with Kaleidescape as a dealer that the company is full of arrogant people - as far as the sales and management people go. Support staff are very helpful and do not give me this impression.... — kscapedealer on Aug 22
Having been jettisoned through the eternally revolving door of the Kaleidescape sales team,  I’m pretty sure I know how Jack Johnson felt upon hearing the news about the sinking of the Titanic. — rick htwatlanta.com on Aug 22
it’s always sad when a great company fails due to market conditions and climate, but this could be end of a great culture.  Over the years besides having the pleasure of interacting with this product, have heard some very positive feedback from... — TotalControlRemotes on Aug 22
apparently it is back online…the Web Site and the Store are functioning now.  However, there remains a vacuum of information as to all questions.  Hopefully they are working on preparing a FAQ for Dealers, New Customers and Customers that have... — Tom Doherty on Aug 22

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